Monday, 23 January 2012

Adorned Nails: Essence Applause, Applause


I'm taking a short break from blue nail polishes. It's Chinese New Year today and of course, no Chinese New Year is complete without the auspicious colour red.


I've got just the perfect red to welcome the Year of the Dragon. I've deliberately kept this polish for this ocassion: Applause, Applause from the Essence Circus Circus collection. You might remember the pink crème/glitter duo (stick) called Essence Cotton Candy. Well, Applause, Applause is its red counterpart.

The red crème applied beautifully, almost like jelly. I did two coats.

And then, you have the glitter half. I didn't want to do the same thing as before (with Cotton Candy) - blanketing the entire crème with the glitter polish. I gave it red glitter French tips instead. I freehanded it by pulling the brush from one side of the nail to the other.



But I'm not done yet.


I need some gold on this to complete the look. I used this Chinese-like lattice design from the Chez Delaney plate T05 and stamped it at the crème/glitter border with a gold polish from the PUPA Crackle Nail Art Kit.



To everyone ushering in the Year of the Dragon, Happy Chinese New Year!

14 comments:

BellasUnhaseCia said...

Woww...
What a beautiful glaze that!
The packaging is new to me ...
kisses

....

Uau ...
Que lindo este esmalte!!
A embalagem é novidade para mim...
beijos

Jossie said...

I love this a lot!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Girlie Blogger said...

What a great color for Chinese New Year.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a happy Chinese New Year my dear!

I love your mani, it's stunning. Another beautiful way to do french tips. Take care, Nicole x

Nikki said...

Hele mooi deze manicure. Ik heb deze ook van Essence, de rest was al uitverkocht. :(

Groetjes en een gelukkig Chinees Nieuw Jaar (ik weet niet of dat zo gezegd wordt)

Anonymous said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai

May the year of the dragon be very prosperous for you.

Stunning nail art design, very beautiful! LOVE it! "KTee"xx

rock-or-not said...

This mani is perfect!!
I really love it!!
Happy Chinese New Year!!

Witoxicity said...

@BellasUnhaseCia
It's quite a new kind of packaging for me too. I have only two of these. Beijos! :)

@Jossie
Thanks so much, Jossie! :D

@Girlie Blogger
Perfect for CNY! :)

@Nicole
Thank you very much, Nicole, for your lovely wishes! May the year of the dragon be one filled with positivity for you and your loved ones, Nicole. Yay, I'm really pleased you like this mani. :)

@Nikki
De lakken van deze collectie waren zo uitverkocht! Ik heb alleen de roze en deze rode, jammer genoeg niet de zwarte. :( Bedankt voor je wensen (ja, het is hetzelfde als bij de jaarwisseling in Nederland)! :D

@KTee
Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too, my dear! I hope the year of the dragon will be a happy, healthy and prosperous one for you and your family. Thanks so much! I'm definitely happy you like this 'auspicious' look. :)

@rock-or-not
Thank you, rock-or-not! :)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

happy chinese new year to you :) Best wishes.

Witoxicity said...

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thanks so much, Shivani! I hope your week is going well. :)

Anutka said...

So pretty! I love the glitter tips and the stamping! :)

Witoxicity said...

@Anutka
Thank you, Anutka! :D

Eli aka NC said...

Lovely nails!

Witoxicity said...

@Eli
Thanks, Eli. :)