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Holiday Nail Tips from Dashing Diva

Dashing Diva’s renowned nail tech Alisha Rimando shares several of her favorite holiday nail looks.

Add a sizzling affect to any party-ready manicure by applying two coats of either of chic black or winter white and then use a silver or gold polish for a festive accent in Rimando's first three designs.

Black Polish with Faded Gold French


How to apply: For this dramatic faded look, use the silver or gold polish sparingly half way down the nail to the tip.  Wait to dry, then apply another coat just to the tip of the nail.

White Polish with Gold French


How to apply: Create a shimmering French by creating a soft, thin smile line at the tip of a black or white nail with a silver or gold finish. 

Black Polish with Silver Racer Stripe


How to apply: For a subtle metallic affect, just polish one perfect stripe of gold or silver down the center of each nail to add definition and makes the nails appear longer. 


Rimando says the hottest color of the season is violet.  The Dashing Diva “Sparkling Violet” polish was selected  by Jennifer Hudson herself when she shot her "Spotlight" music video at Dashing Diva’s 3rd Avenue location in NYC on September 24th. Jennifer raved about this subtle sparkling shade and has been wearing it around town – People magazine nabbed a photo of her with the violet polish still on her nails.

What to do to Avoid Smudges or Streaks?

Rimando avoid streaks use a light hand when applying polish and let each coat dry for at least five minutes before applying another.  If you can cover the nail in three to five strokes even better.  Fewer strokes, fewer streaks!  To avoid smudges, let each coat dry for one minute before applying the next coat.  This lets the solvents from the polish evaporate creating a hard coating of color.  

Plus, apply a drop of Dashing Diva Flash Drip (or a quick dry silicone/oil solvent) after the top coat to provide a protective barrier to help prevent smudging.  

If you do smudge, apply a liberal amount of polish remover to your finger and lightly rub the top of the nail to smooth out the crease or smudge, let dry and the re-apply a top coat if needed.


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