Friday, December 19, 2014

HPB Presents Zoya Gingerbread Nail Art

Hiya guys!

I hope everyone is having a good December so far!? Mine has been really hectic, and I have the flu..again...This has seriously not been my winter, I have been sick more this winter than I was the last 2 years before this, but it is the holidays so, c'est la vie! :P  I have been slowly getting into the holiday spirit lately, with cookies, and decorating, and tree trimming, and of course that has translated onto my nails! I recently got an awesome early Christmas gift in the mail from the super talented, and super awesome Lena from What's Up Nails and knew it would be perfect for today's HPB monthly link up post!

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This months theme was Holiday/Winter, and since gingerbread is one of my favourite parts of the holidays, I just knew it would be perfect for today's post!

 Fun fact about me, I LOVE gingerbread, it is probably my favourite cookie during the holidays. Not only do they taste amazing, but I also have fond cookie making memories with my grandmother. We would always bake a ridiculously huge assortment of Christmas cookies,  to not only eat, but also hang as ornaments on her tree. I always had such an amazing time doing that, and still have annual Christmas cookie baking sessions with my family as an adult. I really am in love with how these came out, and I can almost smell and taste the gingerbread when I look at my hands! 

To get this look, I started with a base of Zoya Flynn on all my fingers, once that was dry, I stamped the frosting drips with Vivid Lacquer Plate VL005 in Mundo De Unas White on my thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers. I then took the gingerbread man nail vinyls, and used the cut out portion and placed it onto my nail. As a side note, the really cool thing about these is that they can be used as stencils, like I did here, or they can be used as a decal by simply taking the centre out and placing it on your nail. Once the vinyl was securely in place, I took Zoya Louise and filled in the gingerbread man, and pulled up the vinyl, I did each nail one at a time so that they didn't dry before pulling up the tape. I then took a small dotting tool and using Rica Polish Whiteout, I framed the gingerbread men as well as adding eyes and some buttons! 

I can't even begin to tell you how pleased I am with the outcome of these nails! I am a huge fan of these, and the vinyls made it so easy! They stuck great without being to sticky, and peeled off super easy! I actually already have a couple of mani's in mind for some of the other designs that were in the holiday pack of vinyls! Let's just hope this stupid flu let's me get them done! :P

Alright guys and gals, I think that covers it for today! I really hope you found my gingerbread men as charming as I did! I am starting to get excited for the holidays, but with this flu I am not fully there yet. My favourite person in the whole world arrives on Tuesday though, so that should help get things feeling festive! Till next time Kittens! <3

P.S. Don't forget to check out all the other holiday/winter looks from all the amazingly talented HPB women! 


  1. I love it! Such cute gingerbread. Well done!

  2. These are great! I hope you're feeling better soon.

  3. Thanks!! I am finally starting to feel something that resembles a human so hopefully this means I am on the mend! lol

  4. Thank you! I think I am finally starting to get better, so hopefully I won't be sick over the holidays!

  5. The Nail Smith (Millie)December 22, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Love the dripping icing! :-)