Gingerbread Men Nail Art

11:00:00 AM

I can't believe it's already December 10th and Christmas is fast approaching.  My OCD set in while writing this post, and I planned out the rest of my Christmas manicures.  I really hope you're going to like what I'm going to do.  My manicure I'm painting tonight is amazing in my head, so I hope it transfers well on the nail and isn't going to be a disasticure.  I'm not sure about my feelings yet on this manicure.  I kind of saw it as a disasticure but probably because it chipped rather fast.  

Almost every year, I attempt to build a gingerbread house.  Last year I did one, but it took so much time that I kind of gave up half way through and never finished it.  I don't think my mom was too happy having a half decorated gingerbread house in her kitchen for the month of December, so this year I didn't bother purchasing one because I knew it probably would end up the same way.  So, instead of building a lil house, I thought why not put the little guys on my nails?  I took to google for some ideas, and found a really video tutorial where gingerbread men were on accent nails and the other nails were a stripped design.  I was lazy and decided to just do plain glitter nails.

Let's take a look. I kind of hate the photos for it.  Stupid indoor photography is not an easy thing when you do not have a light box.  Although, my next post, the pictures look kick butt for being indoors....you'll just have to wait and see.  Please forgive my blech photo skills.





Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
  • Sinful Colors - Sugar Sugar
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Sinful Colors - Nirvana
  • China Glaze - Fairy Dust
I semi disliked how the thumb nail on the left hand turned out.  I wish that both my gingerbread men were standing straight instead of the one kind of falling underneath the other one.  It still was cute though, minus my mess up on the bow tie of the crooked one.  Maybe he's a drunk gingerbread man....we'll just go with that.  I used a dotting tool to make my lil guys and added the details with a toothpick.

Those who noticed the nails said that they were super cute.  When I look at these nails, all I can think about is my nephew.  Now my nephew is almost 4 years old, and he loves my nails.  Each time he sees me he goes "Alaina, what's on your nails today?"  He then will take a look and go "oh you have blah blah blah".  The kid is smart, he even knew what my monarch wings were.  When I showed him these, he said "Ohhhh! You have ginger ales on your nails!"  That's right, my lil buddy called them ginger ales.  I started laughing and said "yes, yes, ginger ales...but they really are gingerbread men!"  Later he said he wanted to build a ginger ale house, so I don't think he grasped the concept, but cute lil kid tried.

What do you think of my ginger ales....I mean gingerbread men?  Have you done any for Christmas?

<3



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