Gingerbread Men | Nail Art

Want to know how to create this nail look? Follow our 6 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

The different nail varnishes and tools we used to paint the gingerbread men on my nails. A Christmas themed nail look.

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Mulled Wine
3. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Champagne Shimmer
4. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Latte
5. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Mocha
6.
 French Manicure Long Lasting – Collection – French White
7.
 Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Electric Yellow
8.
 Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Lux Lobster
9.
 Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
10. Dotting Pen
11. Dotting Pen

 

Now lets show you how we created this look!

Step 1 to create this Christmas themed nail look. Get your nails ready and start with the base coat!

STEP 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail varnish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail varnish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and shape them to how you want them with your file. If you want make your nails appear longer you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail varnish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

 

Step 2 to create this Christmas themed nail look. Paint your ring fingernail gold, and the rest a pretty red colour!

STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to have the ring finger as the main focus so we painted that nail with the nail varnish in the colour Champagne Shimmer (3), and the rest with the nail varnish in the colour Mulled Wine (2). We applied 2 coats as this made sure the nails were covered well. We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry!

 

Step 3 to create this Christmas themed nail look. Paint on some gingerbread men on your ring finger in a light brown.

STEP 3

Once the gold nail varnish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the gingerbread men! To make the colour of the gingerbread men, we mixed together the nail varnishes in the colour Latte (4) and Mocha (5). We then painted them on using the dotting pen (11) – we used the thicker side to create the face and the thinner side to do the body. It’s a good idea to paint on the main one first and then paint the others around it.

 

Step 4 to create this Christmas themed nail look. Paint a white outline around the gingerbread men.

STEP 4

Once we were happy with our gingerbread men, we decided to outline them using the thin dotting pen (10) with the nail varnish in the colour French White (6).

 

Step 5 to create this Christmas themed nail look. Add the gum drop buttons to the gingerbread men!

STEP 5

The next thing we decided to add was the ‘gum drop buttons’! We decided to go with the nail varnish in the colours Electric Yellow (7) and Lux Lobster (8) as we thought these would be great as they will stand out. We used the thin dotting pen (10) to put them on.

 

Step 6 to create this Christmas themed nail look. The final touch to this look is adding some eyes and a smile to the gingerbread men!

STEP 6

And lastly, the final touch – a smiley face! We used the dotting pen (10) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (9) to paint on some eyes and a smile to add that finishing touch to the gingerbread men!

And that’s it! How cute is this look?! Perfect for everyday wear with it getting closer to Christmas! So if you are getting into that Christmassy mood – why not have fun and paint this look on your nails to show everyone!

 

And that's it! Now it's time to show off these gingerbread men and your nails!

 

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

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34 Comments

  • Lizzie Bee November 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Oh my gosh I love this! I wish my hands weren’t so shaky when it comes to doing nail art, and I’m jealous of how neat your gingerbread are!

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Aww, thank you! They are pretty cute gingerbread men, right?! 🙂

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  • corinne & kirsty November 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Aww this is so cute! and so perfect for christmas! Loving this nail art! You’re so talented! xx corinne

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for this lovely comment 🙂

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  • Sophie November 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I love this! I think this is my favourite of your festive posts so far! I adore that red colour x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you – it is a super cute look for Christmas! And yes, that red colour is gorgeous!

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  • Courtney Hardy November 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I love the design, it’s so cute!
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you! It is so cute, isn’t it?! 🙂

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  • Ciara November 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    These nails are super cute! I love them! They are so festive!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Haha, thank you! They are so cute aren’t they?! 🙂

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  • Alice November 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    You are so talented and must have such a steady hand, I am in awe every time I see these posts as they’re so neat, cute and funky! Gingerbread men are adorable, I wonder how long this would take to do every nail like it!?
    Alice Xx

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Haha, aww thank you – that’s so sweet! They are so cute aren’t they. I’m not sure haha, it would probably take quite a bit of time! I’ll have to try it some time and see! 😛

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  • Sarah Sinclair November 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Oh my goodness this is so cute, and how perfect for Christmas too!! You are so talented, without this I would have no clue where to even start!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Haha, thank you! The little gingerbread men are adorable, aren’t they! Aw, that’s so nice of you! I’m glad I can help! The aim is to create these tutorials so everyone can try out the nail looks, so that’s lovely to hear 🙂

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  • Tara November 20, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Such a fab post! I’m useless at doing my own nails but love how you’ve broken this down step by step and provided the photos too, hopefully even I can give it a shot!

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    • Creative Nails November 20, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much! Aww – yes! Have a shot at it, our aim is to make tutorials that everyone can try if they want to, so have some fun and try it out – you might surprise yourself! 🙂

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  • Sophie November 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    These are the cutest! I wish I had your patience! May have to sit down and try it out in December!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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    • Creative Nails November 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Aw, thank you! They are so cute aren’t they?! Haha, yeah doing nail art can sometimes require quite a bit of patience! But it’s all worth it in the end. Ooo yes – we’d love to see it if you do try this out! 🙂

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  • Huda November 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    This is amazing, I love how festive this nail design is! Definitely gets me in the mood to do my own nail art, which I don’t do very often! Great job! xx

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    • Creative Nails November 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you! The gingerbread men are so cute aren’t they?! Aww, it’s great fun – we’d love to see your nail art, especially if you try out one of our looks! 🙂

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  • Hayley November 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I love this nail design, I’m not great at painting my nails but I definitely want to learn how to do this x – @HayleyxLunn

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    • Creative Nails November 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Aww thats great! Our aim is to make these tutorials so everyone can try it out if they want to! We’d love to see how you get on if you do try one of our looks 🙂

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  • Lea November 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    First of I want all those nail polishes. They have such nice individual colours. Your nails look so cute and makes me wanna do some more nail art with my nails too.
    Lea, xx

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    • Creative Nails November 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      The colours are so pretty aren’t they! The Champagne Shimmer is one of my favourites. Aww, thank you and yay! That’s great, nail art is so much fun 🙂

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  • Morgan (@JustMorgsx) November 21, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Can’t believe I’ve never read you blog before! Love your content and your nail pictures are stunning girl <3

    Morgan x

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    • Creative Nails November 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Haha, we are pretty new here with this page! Thank you so much 🙂 we’ll have some more Christmas themed nail art tutorials coming soon too so keep an eye out for them! 🙂

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  • Rebecca Rose November 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Another amazing nail tutorial! You are so talented! xx

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    • Creative Nails November 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Aw thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you 🙂

      Reply
  • Jazmin November 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Oh my gosh these look amazing. I wish I could do this xx

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    • Creative Nails November 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you so much! You could try, you never know – you might surprise yourself 🙂

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  • Bexa November 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Gorgeous and so detailed too! Your nail art is fantastic as always xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails November 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much! They are cute little gingerbread men aren’t they! 🙂

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  • Rebecca November 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I wish I was artistic enough to pull this off, they look great! 🙂

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    • Creative Nails November 29, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you! You could paint one on the ring finger instead of a few, which would make it a bit easier and it would look great still 🙂

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