Today’s Christmas Countdown design is a tribute to one of my favorite characters in the “Shrek” movies. Gingerbread men (or women) are a quintessential holiday treat, and they make an adorable addition to any manicure. To begin, paint your nails any base color you choose. I chose this amazing polish from China Glaze called “It’s a Trap-eze”, which is a milky white base filled with different size and color glitters. This color looks like candy on the nails, and it was a perfect background for these sweet gingerbread men.
The next step is to create the gingerbread men bodies. I used a small dotting tool for this with Zoya’s “Louise”. This was kind of tricky, and as you can see, each one has it’s flaws, but I think it makes it even more fun this way.
Now for the fun part: decorating. You can decorate the “cookies” anyway you like. I just went for a basic smiley face and some gum drop buttons. Some frosting detail on the wrists or ankles would be cute, or even a bow or skirt. Make them your own and just go crazy! Then add your top coat and sit back and admire your works of art.
Have a great week and let me know if you try this out. See you tomorrow!