A Gel Manicure Experience at the International Beauty Show, with Dashing Diva

I’ve already recounted my experience at this year’s International Beauty Show NYC (missed it? check the post out here), now allow me to tell a tale of accidental bouts with nail greatness.

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While wandering through the endless paths at the Jacob Javits center, I found myself lamenting over the run-down state of my  nails. Happily, I stumbled upon an oasis of a booth known as Dashing Diva. There, I spied the one and only Pattie Yankee, of Dashing Diva Fashion Week fame. Happily, Pattie afforded me with the opportunity to have myself a Gel Manicure, glitterfied!

Naturally, I needed a pink and purple glitter manicure in my life. My nail tech, Christine, was more than happy to oblige me in delivering one kick-butt, blinged-out, purple glitter gel manicure. Let’s walk through the steps (in pictures!), shall we?

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Ta Da!

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Have you ever had a gel manicure experience. Awesome, or not so much?

Glitter gels are available at Dashing Diva locations, throughout NYC.

6 thoughts on “A Gel Manicure Experience at the International Beauty Show, with Dashing Diva

  • March 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE! how long does the whole process take? about the same as a regular mani?

  • March 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm
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    Lesley, thank you! The process does take longer than a regular mani, anywhere from an hour to two if you are going for a more complex design. Actually thinking of doing another calgel at the end of the month.

  • March 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm
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    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Purple is my fav!! I’ll try it out next month.

  • March 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm
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    Kelly, you must. So gorgeous. 🙂

  • March 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm
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    Gorgeous!

  • March 15, 2011 at 5:58 am
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    Michelle, glad you liked it!

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