Friday, December 14, 2012

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, my nail art gave to me...Gingerbread!

"Not my gumdrop buttons!"

I can't believe it is Friday and a whole week of the nail challenge is complete! And yes, I stared the post with a quote from Gingy (of Shrek fame). I have had a lot of fun and learned a few new techniques along the way. My new brushes haven't hurt either (thanks, Jes, did I mention that you are the best ever?) Making gingerbread cookies and constructing a gingerbread house are things I do every holiday season, so I was loving today's theme. I contemplated picking up I Love NP's Ginger Spice Latte (forgot about buying until it was too late) or Lynnderella's Gingerbread Hearts ($24.00 for a seasonal polish...eek.)  I ended up using my own tried and trues in the end, but I like how it came out.

Since I warned you, you knew you were going to be seeing some kind of trigger mani again- well a trigger-french hybrid, technically. I started with a base coat of Sinful Colors Nirvana- a soft brown creme.  I then did a coat of Nicole by OPI's Rainbow in the S-Kylie (I'll be featuring one of the NOPI Kardashian Kolors Holiday collection next week.) With a dotting tool and Finger Paints Paper Mache, I created the icing drips.

With Revlon's Graceful and a nail brush, I painted a gingerbread man and house on my index finger and thumb. I added the details with Stripe Rite in White and then added Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Disco Ball. I topped the whole mani with Sephora by OPI's matte coat.

Before I forget, welcome to all my new followers and visitors! Remember share the comments and share the love! It's time for you to go check out my partner-in-nail art-crime, Kelly at Tuxarina. I am loving her fab and fancy holiday nails!

I will be resuming normal posting this weekend and then on Monday....

On the eighth day of Christmas, my nail are gave to me... winter foliage! (love me some foliage...)

Stay tuned...


  1. I love the icing drips! And your matte manicures are so awesome.

    1. thanks much... the "icing" was straight up making me wish for real I think I have killed 3/4ths of a bottle of my matte polish since October... but it makes photographing so much easier!

  2. This is adorable! The glitter reminds me of gumdrops on a gingerbread house - great idea!

    1. thank you so much... glad you saw that too! that is what I was totally going for!