On the day of my birthday I went to Momofuku Noodle Bar. If you are ever in Toronto, that's definitely a restaurant you should try! The pork belly buns are to die for. I would binge eat those buns if they weren't so fatty and expensive. All in all, I had an amazing birthday and the only thing I regret I didn't do is take pictures!
As you may be aware, Chinese New Year falls on a different date than actual new years. I can't keep track with what day or month it falls on. Sometimes it falls in January and sometimes it's in February. But apparently this year, it's going to be on January 31. Ever since I lived in Toronto, I haven't really done anything to celebrate it. Back in Sudbury (my hometown), our Chinese community would host an event with lots of food, performances, and games. My mother was always Master of Ceremony. I have to say though, her charisma and confidence in public speaking was never passed on to me. But luckily her friendliness did, so I guess I have that going for me!
Anyways, 2014 is the year of the Horse. Of course, I had to create a nail art to celebrate this special event. Check out the materials after the jump!
- Red Polish
- Julep "Scarlett"
- Gold Glitter Polish
- Julep "Oscar"
- Yellow Gold Polish
- Julep " Felicity"
- Black Gel Pen
- Muji "0.38 Black"
- Nail Art Brush
Like last year, I wanted to find an image where it incorporate the year and the animal together. Above was the image that inspired my creation. This is pretty similar to the Year of the Snake nail art I did last year. The "2" is the head, while 4 is the hind legs and tail. On the thumb is the Chinese symbol for horse". This nail was pretty easy to do. I simply create the base with the gold polish, allow it to dry and add in the details using my thin black gel pen. I use this technique a lot because it's the best way to create thin lines and add fine details. It's harder to do with a striper brush dipped in black polish.
If you were looking to do a Chinese New Year nail art, I hope this inspired you as well. I hope you enjoyed this one! I guess I should start thinking up Valentine's Day nail next? Stay tuned!