imPRESS Manicure Review

As a new mom, I appreciate the little things a lot more. The pleasure of getting a manicure or going out to lunch, or even eating a hot meal for that matter, is a huge treat now. With that said, these “luxuries” are far and few between when you’re a new mom. Broadway Nails sent me these imPRESS nails, which are a great alternative to an at-home manicure. I admit, I am not good at painting my own nails. I am the total opposite of ambidextrous; my right hand usually looks like a 4 year old attempted to paint my nails.impress

I grew up in the 90s so I was a little weary of these when I saw them.  I remember glue disasters and getting fingers stuck together with the old school press-on nails.  I was imPRESSed to say the least at how easy and mess-free these nails were get on.  No glue wars this time around.  The colors are also fun & include accent nails for a fun design that you can switch out to make it look like a totally different manicure.

The best part of imPRESS is the ease and no-mess application.  However, I do so much with my hands.  I am constantly cleaning bottles and pump parts (the joys of breastfeeding!) and I noticed after one day, my ring finger “accent” nail popped off.  I was able to get it back on by pressing firmly and it stayed on pretty good.  In total, the manicure lasted about 3 days.  If you are one of the lucky ones that does not do much with your hands, it will probably last a week.  All in all, I would only use imPRESS for an evening out if I wanted a quick mani without having to go out and get my nails done.  For a little over $5 and under 5 minutes, you have a whole set of nails.  They were so easy to peel off as well and left no damage to my nails.
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When I was younger, one of my favorite things about late summer was back to school shopping.  I get the shopping gene from my mom, so she would get just as excited to go shopping as I would.  I was like her Barbie doll; she would say thinks like “please try this on for me?!”  Needless to say, we still love shopping together and even though I am not going back to school, the back to school shopping tradition is still alive.  I found some new, fresh fall pieces at my last shopping trip.  I am loving this season’s chic minimalist styles.

{Amelia Drawstring Pant: Urban Outfitter| Crop top tank: Urban Outfitters| Sunglasses: Burberry| Wedges: Nordstrom Rack| Fresh water pearls c/o Laguna Pearl}

Series: It’s the Little Things

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. With temps in the 80s, we were able to hang out by the pool and grill some delicious food for family & friends. It was so cool to get my first Mother’s Day wishes as it is surreal that I will be a Mom in just a few weeks. Here are some of my favorites from this week’s It’s the Little Things series.

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{perfect pink mani with a gold accent nail, or as my friends and I like to call it- “party nail”}

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{My very first Mother’s Day card from the hubby!}

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{these Magnum Chocolate peanut butter bars were the perfect satisfaction to my chocolate craving}

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{My favorite serving dish for tacos makes taco night so easy & mess-free}

Pinkblush Maternity Giveaway!

PinkBlush Maternity has been one of my favorite places to shop throughout this pregnancy because their clothing is comfortable, affordable, and adorable! I was so excited when they wanted to collaborate and have me host a giveaway. I wore this peach maxi dress for Easter & it seriously is like wearing PJS- it is so soft & comfortable!

Now is your chance to win $25 to PinkBlush Maternity! Enter via Rafflecopter below!

$25 to PinkBlush via Rafflecopter!

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{Peach Maxi c/o PinkBlush Meternity| Bold statement necklace c/o PinkBlush Maternity| Faux leather jacket: Express}

Suit up!

Although I very rarely dress in “traditional” business attire at the office, sometimes a crisp suit speaks volume. I am usually in dresses and mix & match blazers and skirts or pants, however when I decided to collaborate with Metrostyle, their classic attire suited me!

I loved the wide-leg pant on this suit, as well as the light and fresh gray color and one of my favorite things about this suit… it’s only $49.99!  You can shop the look here.

Also, while we are on the topic, I have shared my picks for office supplies.  An adorable mug, travel perfume, and cute items to carry around your electronics add a little more sparkle to the work day! What are your office essentials?

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Office essentials

 

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