To make up for it, I've done a Chinese New Year special!
Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival is one of the most important festivals for the Chinese. Like New Year's Day, the Spring Festival marks the beginning of a New Year under the lunar calendar. This year, CNY falls on the 23 January. For that, we celebrate a whopping 15 days and end with the Lantern Festival. Well, at least that is the traditional way to do it. In Singapore, we only get to enjoy 2 days of public holidays before we head back to school / work. :( While it's true that we don't observe all of the traditional festivities in Singapore, wouldn't it be great if we can enjoy ourselves (and collect red packets*) for 15 days?
*red packets usually contain money and are traditionally given by the elders / married couples to youngsters during CNY*
As this year will be the Year of the Dragon, I had thought to try painting a dragon on my nails. It turned out to be quite a major flop so I gave up. Instead, I've decided to stick to simple ways of jazzing up the color red - which is considered to be an auspicious color by the Chinese.
|Nubar 2010 over Megan Miller Roja|
|OPI Excuse Moi sandwiched between Megan Miller Roja|
|Clatty 296 sponged over Megan Miller Roja|
Will you be rocking red on your nails for CNY too?