After the mass gathering at Marina Bay Sands counting down to the start of 2023, Lunar New Year is just around the corner! In gleeful anticipation of our first lockdown-free festivities, here are some of the most auspicious nail art designs to usher in The Year of the Rabbit, based on your zodiac!
Rat: Jade Green
Don’t fancy the usual reds and pinks for Chinese New Year? Why not give jade green a try?
A valued stone in Chinese culture, it’s believed to treat stress, anxiety, and improve blood circulation. For a more opulent take, add gold foil to the edges of the nail to elevate your nail look.
Fuchsia is often associated with femininity, creativity, and playfulness. Its vibrant and eye-catching nature can also convey confidence and boldness. In Feng Shui, Fuchsia Pink is believed to be an auspicious color and is often recommended for use to attract money, wealth, and love.
These Abstract Fuchsia Nails are a timeless yet youthful design that can last you well into February!
Tiger: Pastel Blue
Blue is associated with change and quick communication and is believed to activate intellectual creativity in 2023. This Pastel Blue With Yellow Daisy Tips is a soft, feminine look that’s sure to charm your family and relatives.
Pay homage to your zodiac year with a full themed rabbit Chinese New Year nail art! Take inspiration from famous rabbit mascots like Miffy, topping each bunny face with a crossed-out mouth. Finish with some purple florals for an extra dose of “huat”, or take it to the next level with some 3D accents on the rabbit!
Red nails are an easy staple for Chinese New Year, but give it a fresh take with abstract shapes and wavy lines using negative space! The trick is to paint the full nail with at least 2 coats of burgundy nail polish, before dipping a clean nail brush in polish remover and drawing abstract shapes on each nail before curing!
Snake: Navy Blue
An unexpected twist, navy blue nails actually make for a really elegant look! Amp up the bling factor with a Silver Glitter Gradient, or gold glitter if you’re looking to “huat” it up!
Horse: Chili Red
Red is a powerful, vibrant colour that’s often associated with luck, prosperity and wealth. However, fengshui masters caution against too much red, as it can be associated with danger and aggression. Hence, it’s recommended to use sparingly in a balanced and harmonious way.
Take the classy approach with Red and Gold French Tips. Start with a red glitter nail polish and paint French tips, before layering gold leaf / a thin stripe of gold outlining the French tip.
It’s 2023; we should be embracing all colours for Chinese New Year! An unconventional colour as it’s seen as “inauspicious”, black can actually be a sophisticated colour choice that stands out from the sea of reds and pinks. This intricate, hand drawn set features Traditional Chinese Motifs atop a pearlescent grey and milky white base.
Rooster: Forest Green
In fengshui, green is commonly associated with growth, abundance, health, balance, harmony, and stability. Believed to have a calming & soothing effect, it’s used to create a peaceful atmosphere. However, it can sometimes be associated with jealousy and envy.
What is the most common pastime during Chinese New Year? It’s definitely gambling! Take inspiration from the shade of green often found on mahjong sets, recreate your favourite Mahjong Tiles Nails and top with some fluff for extra texture!
Dog: Light Pink
For those born in The Year of The Dog, you can’t go wrong with a sweet pink shade, along with some blossoms for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year. From a classic Pink-And-White French Mani to a Watercolour Gradient Nail and everything in-between, a pink manicure knows no limits!
Forgot to bring along mandarin oranges during your house visits? Never forget again with a cute Orange Nail Art! Fun fact, mandarin oranges or “kum” sounds like “gold”, which is synonymous with overflowing prosperity.
Ranging from subtle to over-the-top, it’s time to get your nails done ASAP before the festive surcharges kick in!
If you’ve yet to secure your nail appointment, why not give The Outcall Spa a try? Our experienced nail technician will come to your doorstep with all the equipment needed. You simply just need to find a cosy spot to relax and enjoy your pampering session!