NAILS | The Invasion of the Gingerbread Men #CBBxManiMonday

For the first time in awhile, I have done my nails BEFORE the actual Monday of ManiMonday! This week has been busy, but I have been surprisingly productive both at work and on the blog. I blogged a whopping 5x last week which has been unheard of since I went on staycation in September and managed to meal plan, not have to buy a single lunch or dinner outside on top of working a very hectic holiday work schedule. Mind you, I managed to acquire a two day tension headache somewhere in the midst of all this, but then I remembered that drinking water is my friend which has been quite helpful as getting sick is the LAST thing I want now that I am so close to not just surviving this month, but kicking its ass too!

Gingerbread Man Nail Art
 PR samples

When it comes to holiday manicure, there isn't TOO much variation in what I have done over the years. There are always, Christmas trees, snowflakes, Stormtroopers (sometimes) and the occasional Santa, but one thing I have yet to feature is the gingerbread man! He's the only Christmas character with a finite timeline until death or ingestion. It's quite sad really, but ever since Shrek, every time I think of gingerbread men, I hear the scream "not my gumdrop buttons!"

Using this pin as inspiration, I went on my merry, way hand-drawing the little guys and decorating them using shades from the OPI x Hello Kitty Collection. 

Gingerbread Man Nail Art

Polishes used:

(Base) OPI x HK Let Love Sparkle*
(Gingerbread Men) Brown, white, pink and blue acrylic paint, OPI x HK Many Celebrations to Go!* and All About the Bows* 
(Snow) OPI Infinite Shine Non-Stop White*
(Top Coat) OPI Infinite Shine Top Coat*

I don't know how big of a fan I am of the metallic Let Love Sparkle, but as a background for the gingerbread, it seemed to work. I've never really been a fan of this shade and metallic finishes like this in general, but it does make the collection as a whole look very appealing so I almost want to hang on to it and "keep the family together"!

Have a great day everyone and be sure to check out: Renee, Trysh and Eithne's blog and social media channels for their holiday manicures!

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