Born in: 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Lucky colours: Vermilion Red, Venetian Yellow
It’s the year of the pig so it’s seems only fitting for those born in that year to sport their zodiac signs on their nails. Choose your favorite piggy caricature to have painted on your nails for that extra splash of personality and charm.
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Born in: 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Lucky colours: Green, Fuschia Pink and Naples Yellow
Featuring Chinese characters, motifs and floral designs, this nail design is the perfect way to incorporate your lucky colours. Have fun with different colour combinations to achieve a truly bespoke set of manicured nails.
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Born in: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Lucky colours: Red, Pink, Green
In the spirit of the year of the pig, show some love by donning cute piggies on your nails. Like this adorable option complete with watermelons.
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Born in: 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Lucky colours: Malachite Green, Slate Gray
Jade has always held great importance in Chinese culture, therefore, these jade-inspired manicure are a double blessing; incorporating your auspicious colour and representation of the Stone of Heaven’.
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Born in: 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Lucky colours: Indigo, Pink, Indian Yellow
Associated feminine sexuality, beauty and dominance, cherry blossoms inspired nails are a great way to integrate your auspicious colour whilst looking fabulous!
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Born in: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Lucky colours: Cardinal Red, Smoke Gray
It is widely believed that a child born in the year of the Dragon is more successful than his or her peers, which explains why there’s a spike in births to Chinese parents. Whether or not you buy into that, nothing can be fiercer than wearing a dragon motif on your nails.
Take your cue from these immaculate oriental dragon-inspired nails—it’s like having your very own troupe of dragon dancers on your finger tips.
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Born in: 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Lucky colours: Leek Green, Fresh Butter Yellow, Brown
Brown can be a quite boring for a nail colour but you can spice things up with a tortoise shell design that’s totally Instagram-worthy.
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Born in: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Lucky colours: Red, White
Red and white nails can sometimes look a tad patriotic on their own. But when you add details like peach blossoms and pussy willows, it’ll look much more festive and CNY- appropriate.
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Born in: 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Lucky colours: Smoke Gray, Blue
Up the ante this Lunar New Year with porcelain inspired nails; it perfectly combines Chinese culture with contemporary nuances for a fabulous manicure!
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Born in: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Lucky colours: Mayan Blue, Orchid Pink, Indian Yellow
Incorporate elements like the crane and plum blossoms for beautiful nail art that’s sure to be a conversation starter among your family and friends.
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Born in: 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Lucky colours: Parma Pink, Cerulean Blue, Spring Green
Don’t these koi fishes look uber cute? They’re also widely regarded as symbols of strength and good luck according to Chinese culture. What’s not to love?
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Born in: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Lucky colours: Blue, Indian Yellow, Beige
Who doesn’t love puppies? Make your friends and family squeal in envy once they see your super cute nail art!
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