Additional reporting by Emily Lim
With just two weeks to Chinese New Year, you should make that appointment to your manicurist now, to get your nails in time for the festive season. You can get an incredible discount by searching for a salon of your choice at our Salon Finder.
To usher in the Year of the Pig, we have 27 nail inspirations that are great for Chinese New Year we would love to suggest:
Chinese New Year is one of the few occasions when the Chinese don their cheongsam and pay special tribute to their Chinese roots. Show off that unique oriental style with these manicure designs:
1. Chinese Letterings
2. Fortune Cat
Psst, we know that the fortune cat is from Japan, but Chinese businesses have also adopted this icon to bring in good luck.
3. Chinese-style painting
4. Porcelain painting
5. Ancient Chinese painting
It’s the Year of the Pig and we’re excited to have these cute animals painted on our nails.
6. Pink glitter with pig motif as accent
7. Cute piggy snouts and tails
8. Cute piglets in a row
9. Polka dots with piggy designs
10. Adorable pigs in different poses
Chinese New Year is also a celebration of springtime. Usher in the new season with spring-inspired designs on your nails.
11. Cherry blossom
12. Floral accent
13. Plum blossoms
14. Bamboo and cherry blossoms
16. Floral design on negative space
Hit the (gambling) tables
We know that we indulge in some social gambling with our friends and family when we visit too. Show them you’re ready to take them on at the table with these nail designs.
If you want a classic option that still looks good after the festive season is over, go for red designs that will not go out of style.
20. Red with glitter
21. Red with black gradient
22. Red with floral accent
23. Red with paper-cutting design
24. Red with gold accent
Not a red person? Rose gold certainly works too!
25. Rose gold accents
26. Glittery rose gold with nude
Rose gold with serious embellishment
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