Adorned Nails: SpaRitual Gold Digger



Warning: Strong, gaudy colours ahead, but I have good reason for it.

I love SpaRitual polishes and it's a pity that I don't feature them here often enough. I haven't got many of them. This one, Gold Digger, is the last one in my stash. Gold Digger is a beigy gold shimmer polish, but on the nails, it takes on more of a yellow tint (or perhaps that's just how it looks against my skintone).

It was opaque in two coats and as with all the other SpaRitual polishes I've tried, this one applied like a dream. That's why I love this brand!



All right, now for the gaudy part. I thought I'd do a festive-appropriate manicure for the Chinese Lunar New Year. The additional things used were:

Red polish - Alessandro Stiletto Nail Polish No. 21
Stamped design - Essence Nail Art Stampy Design Plate 01 Have Fun


Chinese New Year would not be complete without gold and red to symbolise prosperity. I've added the "fook" character to it. "Fook" is so rich in meaning that it's hard to define in just a couple of words. It encompasses god's blessings, good health, good luck, good fortune and so much more. Well, it basically refers to all things good and auspicious, and that is what I wish all of you who are ushering in the Year of the Rabbit.

Happy Chinese New Year!!






More information:
My SpaRitual nail polishes
SpaRitual website

18 comments:

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

Happy Chinese New Year :)
What can I say? You never cease to impress me with your gorgeous nail posts. Too loud? definitely not, I am Indian I have seen louder ;) But gorgeous, most definitely :)

makeup merriment said...

How stunning is that mani???!!!

I love the contrast and art work. You must have a mighty steady hand missy! x jeanie

How would you compare Sparitual polishes to say OPI or Zoya?

Anni said...

Super pretty!!!
Gong xi fa cai :)

London's-beauty said...

that looks fab!! :) Love how the red and the gold matches together :)
happy chinese new year :)

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

This manicure is so elegant and pretty. Best one I've seen for the Chinese New Year. Beautiful!
Happy New Year!

Witoxicity said...

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thank you, Shivani! You're so kind to say that. :) Oh, I love the fabulous, vibrant colours in the Indian culture. They are never dull. I always feel happy when I see the bright colours. :D

@makeup merriment
Thanks, Jeanie. And no, I certainly do not have a steady hand (I'm always complaining about how shakey my hands are!). The red, I managed to do it in two quick strokes for each nail. The Chinese character, well, I took the easy way out by stamping with the said Essence plate. :D My experience with OPI is nil (truth: my OPIs are lying neglected and untouched in the drawer!). My experience with Zoya is limited but what I've tried has been very impressive. I'd put SpaRitual somewhere there with Zoya. :)

@Anni
Hi, Anni! Thank you and Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too! :D

@London's-beauty
Thank you! I hope you'll have a great year in the year of the Rabbit. :)

@Elizabeth
Thanks so much, Elizabeth! :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous Chinese New Year nails!! I love the asymmetrical tips & the red-gold theme. Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is really really really.....Beautiful!!! Such a gorgeous mani, it makes me smile. Happy Chinese New Year. x Nicole

Madiha said...

Wow thats stunning! You did an amazing job, it looks so pretty and neat :)

Witoxicity said...

@Karen
Hi, Karen! It's so nice of you to drop me a line. Thank you! Here's wishing you a Happy New Year too! :)

@Nicole
It's lovely to know that you feel uplifted seeing this mani - my job is done here! :D I hope the Year of the Rabbit will be one of good health, prosperity and joy for you, Nicole. :)

@Madiha
Thank you for your kind words, Madiha! :)

Jennifer said...

happy chinese new year to you! the chinese character on your nail is soooo festive ;D

Witoxicity said...

@Jennifer
Thank you, Jennifer. I hope you're enjoying the New Year festivities there in HK. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Stunning, Awesome nail-ART! Happy New Year.

Me think it's sooo pletty! "KTee"xx

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
O, I so happy you like! Vely plospelous. ;D I hope the Year of the Rabbit will be very kind to you, KTee. I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! :)

Vonvon said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you, Witoxicity!

I have the same idea of doing a red and gold nails for CNY too. But somehow didn't come to do it. Just couldn't find the time. ;) May be I should do it one of these days...

And CNY away from home is just not the same. Yes, I am here again. :) But just had an open house for friends yesterday....and at least, it felt a bit like at home again....

May you have a wonderful year ahead. :)

Witoxicity said...

@Vonvon
Happy New Year, Vonvon! Oh, you're back in this neck of the woods! I understand, the CNY atmosphere just isn't the same here, but we make do with what we can, I suppose. That open house was indeed a great way to bring in the festive spirit. :)

DinaXYYan said...

Happy New Year too! I love your NY nails! So cute and pretty~

Witoxicity said...

@Dina
Thanks, Dina! I hope you and your family had a great time celebrating CNY. Happy New Year! :)