My Review: Dashing Diva GLAZE Semi-cured Gel Nail Strips


BLOG, Nails / Tuesday, July 9th, 2024

Most of you know by now that I love is having my nails looking good. I be honest, I have tried many different nail products, but truly always looking for the most low maintenance, at home option that doesn’t wreak your nails, break the bank and actually lasts. Is that too much to ask? I recently shared my review on Dashing Diva GLOSS Gel Nail Strips, but now it’s time to share my experience using another Dashing Diva product; GLAZE Semi-cured Gel Nail Strips. I can’t wait to share with you all my experience!

What Are Dashing Diva GLAZE Semi-cured Gel Nail Strips?

According to their website: Get the pro-finish volume and sculpted effect of a salon gel manicure with this semi-cured gel innovation. Stay gel strong for up to 14 days.

Here are the key features:

Semi-cured Gel Nail Strips Featuring Trendy Designs

  • Easy Application: Fool-proof, fast-curing formula
  • Molded Shape: Made to sculpt to your nail shape; voluminous center and thin cuticle edges create a seamless fit with our proprietary DOME EFFECT™ design
  • Mega Volume: Plump volume that masks imperfections for an even, pro-finish
  • Mirror Shine: Rich, vibrant color with light-reflecting particles delivers brilliant shine
  • Even Surface: Three perfectly-layered coats of gel polish in a strip for an always-even surface

Gel Strong For Up To 14 Days: Lasting shine and durable wear that’s chip-proof and scratch-resistant. I’m intrigued 😉

This is the style I chose. I’m OBSESSED!! They have plain too, and even GLAZE pedicures!

Application

Each package contains 32 semi-cured gel manicure strips in 12 sizes, 2 prep pads, 1 nail file, 1 wooden manicure stick. You do need an LED light, but don’t worry, if you don’t have one Dashing Diva does have some sets that include the LED light that are reasonably priced. Trust me, application is easier than you think!

Check out just how easy it really is. I sped up my very own application with you!

That’s it!! You can be up and about as soon as they’re on! Just make sure you stay away from water, lotion, and oils for a few hours after application.

How Long Did They Last?

Drum roll please….how long did they last? I was able to wear them comfortable for 17 days! I could’ve tried a bit longer, but I was in-between traveling to Vegas & Myrtle Beach, and my hair did start getting caught in them. I should also add, that I had absolutely NO chipping, I didn’t have any fall off or anything. They just started listing around the edges.

How To Remove Dashing Diva Glaze

No soaking in pure acetone needed! In fact I was super surprised just how easy they were to remove.

To remove GLAZE, apply cuticle oil (such as our Red Therapy Nourishing Cuticle Oil) to the base of the nail. Using a manicure stick, gently and slowly lift the nail strip from the corner of the cuticle area. Saturate the nail with additional oil to help loosen the adhesive. After a few moments, gently and slowly lift off the Glaze from your nail by pushing from the cuticle line toward the tip of the nail with the wooden stick. Do not rush! If you feel any tension, apply more oil, and allow more time for the adhesive to dissolve.

FAQs

Do I need a base or topcoat? Because GLAZE is an all-in-one product, no additional Base Coat, Nail Strengthener or Top Coat is needed. Should you decide to wear an additional product with GLAZE, we cannot guarantee lasting results.

What if they don’t fit my nails exactly? If you’re in between sizes, size down! It’s always better to use a strip that is slightly smaller to avoid any overlap on the skin along the sides of the nail or cuticle line to prevent lifting.

How many times do I need to cure? Glaze only requires 1 cure for 45 seconds. 

To prevent lifting/chipping: Glaze should be trimmed to the exact length of your natural nail prior to curing—please make sure the strip is not extending beyond your nail length, as this can cause lifting and chipping. After curing, take care to file off any remaining excess so that the strip is completely flush to your natural nail.

How can I prevent my hair from getting caught?

Tip 1: Before use, clean the cuticle line neatly. This step is important, as dead skin is a main cause of premature lifting, and hair getting caught. Carefully push back the cuticles and optionally remove your cuticles by trimming with a cuticle nipper or gently buffing them away with the included file. Then, ensure the nails are clear from oils and residue by wiping down with the included prep pad.

Tip 2: Press down all around the cuticle area and entire nail surface using the included wooden stick. Then, press and smooth the entire nail surface with your finger, making sure there is no gap between Glaze and your nail. 

I was impatient with removal and damaged my nails. What do I do? Oh no! We recommend applying our Red Therapy Rich Nail Serum as an overnight nail mask. It is a restorative treatment that strengthens weak, dry or brittle nails. It is also a good idea to regularly moisturize your nails and cuticles with our Nourishing Cuticle Oil. Please allow any damage to grow out prior to applying your next set to prevent further weakening of the nailbed.

Should I take manicure breaks? We recommend waiting a few days in between sets to give your nails some time to breathe. Applying a new set right away without taking a break may affect adhesion.

How do I store left over GLAZE? Before curing your nails, make sure your leftover strips are placed in the black carton in order to prevent premature nail curing if exposed to LED lamp light. Glaze will stay fresh for 12 months after being opened! 

Final Thoughts

If you haven’t given Dashing Diva GLAZE a try, you should! Each set is only around $10-$14 for 32 semi-cured gel manicure strips. If that isn’t a reason right there, the fact that they are durable and last a long time is reason enough. I will say that it does help that I generally have long nails, in fact, I need to cut them all of the time. BUT if you are looking for artificial press on nails, Dashing Diva has those too. I haven’t tried them yet, but I will eventually. They also have GLOSS nail strips and PEDI strips too (I am obsessed with those).

If you are ready to give them a try, click on the ad below and receive 10% off! You will get FREE shipping when you spend over $15. And when you try them, make sure you let me know what you think!


My Review: Dashing Diva GLAZE Semi-cured Gel Nail Strips

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