Chinese New Year is the celebration of the lunar new year! Most notable features of this holiday are the red envelopes and dragon dancing!
Initially, I wanted to do something ram/sheep related as this is the year of the ram (it's my year!), but...I could not think of a good design.
(2) For the branches of the cherry blossom tree, I went with a gold shade, Nicole by OPI On a Gilt Trip. I used a thin striper nail art brush to create the branches. For some variety, I had some branches branch off into more branches, and there's short and long branches!
(3/4) For the cherry blossoms, I used a dotting tool to create for petals, and the used a toothpick to gently create a little line in the middle of each petal. I used Sinful Colors in Snow Me White to create the flowers, and I also dotted on a few dots here and there to fill up the sparse branches.
(Not pictured) For the center of the flowers, I used Sephora by OPI I Found a Pot of Gold and OPI Gaining Mole-mentum. I used the smaller flecks of glitter from Gaining Mole-mentum so there would be a more solid center. These two gold shades just add a bit of variety of gold and sparkle to the overall nail look. (Gotta work with what I got!) To smooth out the design, I used my trusty Seche Vite top coat.