Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 19: Mint

Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 19: Mint

Are you guys tired of seeing this color yet? I know I’ve been wearing it a lot lately! To perk up a minty swatch of Flower Beauty Thistle or That?, I added accent nails in Julep Sasha, my favorite spring coral.
 
Can you believe the crazy amount of shine on my nails? I’m using my new Julep Freddom Polymer top coat and loving it! It really does make nails look like they’ve got a gel topcoat; the shine is outrageous and it protects them from dings and chips, so I know my manicure will stay looking fresh for my movie date with girlfriends tomorrow, even if I do tear my hands up at work tonight.

Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 16: Match OOTD

Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 16: Match OOTD

Today’s nail was supposed to match the outfit of the day. I initially thought of striped nails, but since I was already doubling up with a striped top and striped clutch, I felt like striped nails would just push the whole thing over the edge into bad matchy-matchy territory. Instead, I opted for a subtle grey polish to match the grey stripes in my shirt. This is Zoya Dove.

 

 

Belated post: Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 13: Ombre

Belated post: Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 13: Ombre

By yesterday afternoon I was much more interested in a nap than nail art, so I totally bombed on posting this on time. But I thought I would put up a belated post anyway so you can see what I did for day 13 of the challenge, which was supposed to be an “ombre” nail.

This is probably the messiest and laziest ombre ever! I used Zoya Marley and Flower Beauty Thistle or That? to create this mani. I’m really obsessed with these two shades right now!

Nail Polish of the Month April 2013; plus, Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 10: Bright

Nail Polish of the Month April 2013; plus, Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 10: Bright

I couldn’t think of a better “bright” for day 10 of this challenge than my bottle of Zoya Mitzi that I ordered this winter. It’s a matte velvet lacquer in a highlighter yellow shade.

Like all mattes, this dries super-quick: I am not lying when I say I did four coats in five minutes. The trouble with such a quick dry time is that it’s very hard to get a smooth, even application, without streaks or patchiness. Also, this shows every imperfection in my nails. So, I think it’s going to take some work to learn how to make this polish look as lovely as my other Zoyas.

That said, I do love the color, which is why I’m also naming it my Nail Polish of the Month for April 2013.

The Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 7: Braided

The Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 7: Braided


I had to find a tutorial for this manicure, and I’m not sure mine turned out all that well–but it was fun to try something new!

I chose blue polishes because April is National Autism Awareness Month and blue is the color of the movement to highlight the need for better knowledge of the autism spectrum and better care for people affected by autism.