I am no stranger to nail 💅 wraps but I had never ventured into semi-cured gel (aka scg) wraps before. Will these Dashing Diva GLAZE Semi-Cured Gel Nail Strips *in flower rain* 🔸️🔹️really🔹️🔸️ last for FOURTEEN days!?!?
✔️Check out✔️ my last photo for a 1, 7 and 14 day collage comparison photo to see for yourself. 💓
👍Clean your cuticles VERY well. The better the prep, the better they will last
👍I prefer regular alcohol prep pads over the ones that come in the DD sets
👍Squish light is helpful for those with a curve to their nails. Aids in the edges and cuticle area not lifting while curing under the lamp.
👍Trim close to the tip/end of your nail with scissors, but not too close, before curing. The wrap will shrink slightly and cause your natural nail to show if trimmed right at the end/tip. File to your nail tip after curing
👍Take your time and try not to lift the wrap multiple times after placing on the nail, before curing. It can cause premature lifting
👍Use base coat, top coat and builder gel if needed. I used Dashing Diva GLOSS base seal
👍Keep an eye out for sales at ulta. They regularly have sets on sale for under $5 USD while regular price can go from around $10-$16. Sign up for Dashing Diva emails as well. They have good sales from time to time
🔍Things I Noticed🔎
👉Strips are thicker and a little more stiff than regular polish wraps
👉Pulling the plastic top piece off after placing the wrap made it more difficult sometimes, especially while applying on my dominant hand.
👉Filing after curing wasn’t as difficult as I thought. First hand was a little rough but I got the technique down by the second hand
👉They wouldn’t stick initially, so I used Dashing Diva GLOSS base seal. It’s air dry and meant for their other type of wraps but worked liked a charm
👉Wanted to try an air dry top coat and see if it would stay on or peel off. Sally hansen miracle gel sugar top coat stayed on without any issues
❤️I did have one pop off, *pointer finger on dominant hand, not pictured, on day 9* but I reapplied base coat. Waited a minute for it to be tacky and pushed the wrap down until the base was dry. It’s still on, waiting for me to take it off with the rest
❤️I absolutely LOVE the added strength of these compared to regular polish or nail wraps. As well as how they look just as beautiful on day 14 as day 1 *minus the grow out*
❤️ As you can see by my wear test comparison photos, they DEFINITELY last 14 days….I may or may not have already bought 8 more sets.
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