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Dashing Diva gel strips 🦇 Halloween edition  | Cherie
Dashing Diva gel strips 🦇 Halloween edition  | Cherie
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Dashing Diva gel strips 🦇 Halloween edition

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Mallory
Who else is super excited for Halloween? I feel like Halloween is my season. Yes. You heard me. Season. I was super excited when the new DASHING DIVA - DASHING DIVA Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Strips
arrived at work. I’ve never used Dashing Diva before (I’ve used Incoco in the past) but it’s a brand customers are constantly coming in and asking for so I decided to give them a try. A packet of gel strips costs $7.99 and you get 34 individual strips (a pack will last you three separate wears with four left over). They claim these gel strips will not dry out, need no UV lamp, last 14 days, and give a super strong wrinkle resistant color. For the most part I’m fairly impressed with these. They come with instructions which are pretty easy to use. I’d say they are very user friendly. You prep the nail by wiping them down with alcohol, peel off the strip gently, and place is on the nail near the cuticle and smooth out. From there you cut off the excess nail strip, fold it down, and file it down with the provided mini file. It took way less time to apply then if I had been painting them. That being said my only issue is the size. All of the strips were a little too small for my nails width wise. I have this ugly gap on the sides where you can see my natural nail. From a distance you can’t really tell but I’m super nit picky so I can tell. I tried to fill it in with nail polish and that ended up making them look worse so I stopped and decided to let the natural nail show. Other than that they look great. They smooth down really easily and I barely see any wrinkles. I think next time I’m going to try a base coat of black underneath and see how that goes. It doesn’t say to do that and says to prep them with alcohol so it’s worth a shot to see if they stick. In general they stick very well to the nail bed. They aren’t going anywhere. But you can still peel them off before you smooth them all over in case the placement at the cuticle is off and you need to readjust. But once you smooth them on they are there. I think I’d use a better nail file in the future as I can still see some over hand of existing nail strip on the tips of my nails but that can easily be fixed. All in all I’m okay with the nail strips. I do think they are worth giving a try. They were super easy to apply I just wish they were a little bigger width wise. I’m going to do a follow up post in two weeks to show how they’ve worn 🖤
Sep. 1
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LynnThomasLeenow obsessed with gel strip...i love my nails..🥰🥰🥰
Sep. 14·1 like
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MalloryYay I’m glad you like yours! Mine stayed really well! I’m going to take photos for my two week update today 🖤
Sep. 14
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Are you: a.) Tired of getting manicures just to have them chip the next day b.) Impatient about waiting for your nails to dry c.) Just plain bad at painting your own nails? I'm all of the above!! Which is why I'm beyond excited to have discovered Dashing Diva nail wraps. These easy to use nail stickers come in a variety of fun colors and designs and adjust perfectly to your individual nail size. These lasted me about two weeks and I love that I never had to worry about them chipping. You can even add a clear top coat for extra gloss and shine. What do you think about my election-inspired mani?🇺🇲 I was so excited to get out there and vote with this cute design. I'm looking forward to trying many more styles. 💅❤️ DASHING DIVA - DASHING DIVA Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Strips
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So it’s officially been two weeks since I applied my DASHING DIVA - DASHING DIVA Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Strips and let’s just say I loved them so much I repurchased more. I have a post a little farther down from this one explaining the process in more detail but long story short you clean your nails, peel off the strip, smooth it down on the nail, bend over the excess, and file down. Super easy to use. You also have a lot of excess nail strip when you apply so these will fit most nail lengths (even really long ones). I work retail so usually nail polish chips within the first couple of day’s on me. This didn’t chip at all. You can see from the video that the only real issues is the regrowth and a little bit of folding around the tip of the nail (which I’m going to blame my filing job since it was my first time using these). Once applied they feel super secure on the nails. Not once did I feel like they were going to pull up or chip off. To be honest I think I could completely get away with wearing these a lot longer if it weren’t for the regrowth. The only issue I’ve come across with these nail strips is they are a little small width wise to fit across my whole nail so I do have little gaps on the side. For me it’s not a deal breaker as they are really easy to apply, stay on well, and have really crisp detailing. I got mine at Ulta (though my Ulta doesn’t have them all the time) but you can also get them off their website. Mine were $7.99 and you get 34 strips which if you only left them on for two weeks at a time (which you can do longer) it would be a six month supply with four left over. Overall, I’m really happy with these! I think they are a win. They feel secure on the nails, look good, and are really affordable. In the packs I have they also have multiple designs so you can pick and choose what you want. Plus there is no damage to my nails. I would completely recommend these!
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