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Red and Gold Chinese Pattern

The idea for this red and gold Chinese pattern manicure came to me quite randomly.

I was wearing red – Nella Milano Scarlet Heat – and wanted to extend the manicure with some stamping. Thinking it would look good with gold stamping, I was reminded of the Bundle Monster Around The World “China” plate, Shanghai Summer, BM-XL151. Red and gold in combination is typically Chinese, particularly at New Year; red symbolises good luck and joy, and gold is an imperial colour, denoting wealth and happiness.

Red and gold Chinese pattern using Nella Milano Scarlet Heat and Bundle Monster BM-XL151
Red and gold Chinese pattern using Nella Milano Scarlet Heat and Bundle Monster BM-XL151

So with my theme and colours chosen, I just needed to select the right image from the plate.  The Shanghai Summer plate has many different images to choose from: a large dragon, a pagoda scene, Chinese lanterns, origami, fireworks, the ying and yang symbol, The Great Wall, abstract images, floral pattern, and more.

Bundle Monster Around The-World Shanghai Summer BM-XL151. Image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster.
Bundle Monster Around The-World Shanghai Summer BM-XL151. Image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster.

I used the floral pattern and stamped it using Barry M Foil Effects Gold.

Red and gold Chinese pattern using Nella Milano Scarlet Heat and Bundle Monster BM-XL151
Red and gold Chinese pattern using Nella Milano Scarlet Heat and Bundle Monster BM-XL151

I was really pleased with these nails and they stayed on for quite some time for me.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Nella Milano Scarlet Heat
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Gold
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-XL151
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Scarlet Heat and Bundle Monster XL-151 were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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