Chinese New Year Year of the Rooster Nail Art

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. I am a huge astrology buff. I've studied Astrology, Numerology and Chinese Astrology since I was a teenager. It's one of the first things I became "self-taught" about. 2016 was the Year of the Monkey, which is also my Chinese astrological sign. It is considered "bad luck" to be in the year of your own sign and while I don't believe in luck, I can't disagree with that. 2016 was a dumpster fire and I think we can probably all agree with that lol. So I am extra excited to usher in this new year and leave the Year of the Monkey in the rear view mirror!

Tools used:

MoYou Zodiac Plate 22

Bundle Monster Plates BMS228 & BMS229

Ellager Lickety Split Liquid Latex

Polishes used:

Sinful Colors Go Go Girl

Zoya Ziv

Hit the Bottle Black as Knight

KBShimmer Clearly on Top


I started with two coats of Go Go Girl. I then dry-brushed on Ziv for a subtle gold shimmer effect. I applied by liquid latex around my cuticles and then stamped on my images using Black as Knight. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.


I stuck with the traditional colors for Chinese New Year which are red and gold. Red is considered good luck. I am obsessed with the Rooster image on my thumb! I really wanted to stamp it on one of my other fingers as week but my thumb was the only nail big enough for it!

Do any of you celebrate Chinese New Year and if so what are your plans?

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