Monthly Archives: January 2012

Manicure Magic!

As a mom, I try very hard to keep it together. I had vowed that I wouldn’t become one of those moms – the ones that never change out of sweats, hardly wash their hair, have dried food constantly caked onto their coats. You know exactly well the ones I’m talking about. But lets get real for a minute. It’s just so damn hard. So much harder than I thought it would be. Why doesn’t anyone warn you about these things?! Oh wait, they probably did but I must have put it down to them being one of those moms and brushed it aside. Ugh, I guess the joke’s on me.

And seriously? The first thing to go when I had a baby was my nice manicured nails. I can usually wrangle some free time to make myself presentable but forget about waiting for any polish to dry. Someone needs to tell Tom Cruise what mission impossible really is. If I’m lucky, I might occasionally find time to make it to the manicurist but no more at-home nail jobs for me. It’s the law of the universe – as soon as you apply that polish (when baby is napping, of course), the baby wakes up. Happens every single time. Go ahead and try it if you don’t believe me. Just don’t blame me if the truth leaves you in tears.

Luckily for all mommies, nail stickers have been invented! Nope, these aren’t just for teens and tweens and such! I realize these are nothing new but I was always wary to give them a try and mistakenly believed they were sort of adolescent but honestly, these miracle manicures are being wasted on the young. It’s mothers like us that really need them! These are so easy to use and so much cheaper than going to a nail salon to get a manicure done. You simply apply the sticker directly to your nail and file it down to fit perfectly! That’s it! No waiting for it to dry and no worrying about smudged polish. This could possibly be one of the best inventions ever.

You can find these stickers everywhere – Sephora, Walmart, Shopper’s Drug Mart. They are inexpensive and actually last quite a long time on your nails (mine are good for over a week). The best part is that they look amazingly cute! You need to try these immediately. Trust me, it’s another step in the opposite direction from becoming that mom.