drum roll, please…the new elle webb style “stylish mom monday” series is here!
i’m really excited for this weekly tribute to all the moms out there, working tirelessly to care for and raise beautiful children. if anyone deserves to be chic, it’s you, and my hope is to offer some helpful tips, tricks and easy looks that can be pulled off in the middle of sleepily dressing wiggly little ones and packing them up for the day.
for the debut issue, i wanted to share a totally fabulous way to get glam in less than 20 minutes — and with no mess! let me explain: having been very tempted by an in-store display (did you know 76% of shoppers now make their purchase decisions while in the store?), then totally inspired by my fashionable friend’s successful trial — i had to give the new sally hansen salon effects polish strips a go.
i narrowed my pattern choices down to a couple, ultimately deciding on number 207 “raise a glass.” and raise a glass i will to what-i’m-now-coining “the smart mom’s manicure.”
why deal with all the near-spills and following hour of trying not to damage wet nails, when you can basically press and trim?
i’ve included some quick shots below of the surprisingly easy application process, all taken in under 20 minutes. i am loving the result so far! now to see if they do, in fact, hold up for 10 days (my friend’s did!).
kudos to sally hansen for offering a dash of style and time-savings to moms everywhere!
perusing through the package contents.
giving my cuticles a good push-back.
filing tips with one side, buffing nails with the other.
selecting the right size and slightly stretching to apply, then bending to remove excess.
et voila! what do you think? threw in a couple randoms to show the glittering gold hue in natural light.
photos created with instagram app for iPhone (“early bird” filter)