How-To: Chinese New Year Nail Art

Bárbara Pereira, nail artist from Heirs of Venus salon in Lisbon, Portugal, created Chinese New Year-inspired nail tips promoting happiness and health.

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Bárbara Pereira, nail artist from Heirs of Venus salon in Lisbon, Portugal, created Chinese New Year-inspired nail tips promoting happiness, harmony and health for the year ahead. “When a new year arises, we wish for better things, so I decided to include two of my wishes for 2020,” she says. Born in 1996—also the Year of the Rat—Pereira painted the Chinese character for “rat” to represent the year ahead, as well as the characters for “happiness” and “harmony.”

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Step 1. Apply two coats of sheer white gel polish.

Step 2. Use a detail brush to paint the base of a tree with black art gel.

Step 3. Apply one coat of builder gel and place dried flower petals on top. Then, encapsulate the petals with another coat of builder gel. Finish with gel top coat.

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Step 1. Apply two coats of sheer white gel polish.

Step 2. Paint a bowl shape with red gel polish. Add a yellow stripe across the bowl. Use a detail brush to paint two chopsticks coming out of the bowl with black art gel.

Step 3. Paint a mound of rice over the chopsticks with white gel paint. Write your New Year’s wish with black art gel. Finish with gel top coat.

 

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This story first appeared in the January issue of Nailpro magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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