Tuesday, 11 February 2014

My Little (Chinese New Year) Pony

Hello there my fine folks!! Here is my Chinese New Year nail design!! Ok mine's a bit later than everyone else's but it's still Chinese New Year so it's not like I missed it. I did have this on at the start of Chinese New Year. Since this is the year of the horse I wanted to paint something unusual and not typical, so I tried to think of cartoon horses and that. But nothing came to mind. But after talking to my friend she said I could do My Little Pony nails, which was a total stroke of genius from her. I made it Chinese New Year by using Jinx as a base (suggested by the wonderful Lacqueerisa :)).

My Little Pony is such a cute series, I don't watch it myself but it's pretty clear that the cuteness can't be avoidable with that show. So I painted Rainbow Dash (who seems to be the shizz, it's the only pony anyone seems to know) with a rainbow cloud and Apple Jack (which I had someone tell me who Apple Jack is cause lol I didn't know, I just used pictures) and had an accent of Mars Attacks! for colour and cuteness, nothing wrong with that :P I love bright colours and cuteness and I think this design does that pretty well.

Surely we all know about the obsession with this show with male viewers, "bronies". Frankly I have no issue with it, I think it's funny and I'd probably be a fan of this show too if I watched it. They're probably all just trolling too which I'm definitely onboard with. 
Painting wise I did my usual, white base and fill with nail polish and pens, I have to say the ponies were incredibly difficult to proportion, seriously I spent ages trying to get it right cause it wasn't happening. Thankfully I feel like I got it in the end cause otherwise I would not have been a happy bunny. 

Sorry about the cut :/ Couldn't hide it in this picture
Red base: OPI - Jinx (it really is the perfect Chinese New Year polish)
Mint base: The Face Shop - GR501 and Glam Polish - Mars Attacks!
I layered Mars Attacks! this time and I'm not sure if I prefer it that way, when it's not layered there's more glitter and I thought if the polish was layered that would tackle the issue of glitter being covered up but it doesn't really. I'll have to see what I do in the future of this polish. Still love it though, can't say no to bright glitter. 
White base: Lovely Me:Ex - White
Peach: w7 - Sheer Peach
Pale Yellow: Ciate - Loop The Loop
Neon Green: China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
White: Barry M - White
Pink: Barry M - Fuchsia
Red: Essie - E-Nuff Is E-Nuff
Yellow: Rimmel - Sunshine
Blue: Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Dusty blue: Revlon - Dreamer
Orange: Essie - Fear Or Desire
Green (that you can't see): Illamasqua - Nomad

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a lovely day (and had a great Chinese New Year, whether you celebrate it or not)!!! :)


  1. Hahahah yeaps! Still in time, Happy Chinese New Year to you again! XD Goshh I hadn't expect to see my name out there. I may have suggested it, but I think you totally nailed it! I love this nail art you did, the ponies you drew (which I think you really did get the proportions right!) and the right does of Mars Attacks! Seriously, so darn gorgeous! Well done on this one! ♥ ^.^

    1. And you!! Hope you had a great time celebrating, here there's not so much emphasise on the event but my friends and family all gather for a nice little evening. I remember when I posted about Jinx you told me it'd be the best CNY base and thanks for that!! Thanks SOOOO much!! ^_^ :3 Getting proportions right is everything for me and I liked the rainbow that Mars Attacks added, more colour is always a good thing :) <3

  2. Super cute manicure! The ponies are just adorable!

  3. This is brilliant! Your ponies are perfect! :) And I love this Mars attack polish layered like that!

    1. Thank you very much!! :D I like the way Mars Attacks! looks here too!! :)

  4. These are so cute, the two ponies are absolutely perfect! (Rainbow Dash!!)

    1. Thank you!! ^_^ That's so nice of you to say!! :D Yes Rainbow Dash is the shizz