Gelish Year of the Horse 2014
I’m a little late, but we’re now in The Year of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse started January 31, 2014 (the Lunar New Year) and runs through February 18, 2015. Last year was The Year of the Snake, and I did some nail art with the corresponding Gelish collection which you can see here.
I posted some swatches and comparisons of the new Gelish Year of the Horse collection a couple of weeks ago (click here to see those). This collection comes with two gel polishes, a red called Red-y For the Festival, and a glitter topper called Kick Off the New Year and two regular nail polishes from the Morgan Taylor line. The red isn’t really unique since it’s very similar to other reds in the Gelish line, but it’s very opaque and has better coverage than the others. Kick Off the New Year is an awesome glitter topper with holographic hex and bar glitter.
For this manicure I applied Kick Off the New Year over two coats of Night Shimmer on the accent nail to give it more of a silvery effect. I found some horse water decals on LuckyStarStyle that I thought would be perfect for a mani with this collection. Unfortunately these particular decals were very rigid and didn’t want to bend to fit the shape of my nail, so this didn’t turn out as great as I had hoped. It doesn’t look so bad in the photo because of the angle, but the horse’s nose and tail were sticking up off of the nail. I was going to stamp some patterns over the red nails, but I honestly was too frustrated after trying to get the decal to lay flat that I opted for the easy way out and just added a few gemstones instead.