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Do Nail Stickers Really Work? - Dashing Diva Gel Strips Review with Discount Code!

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Since finding Dashing Diva Gel Strips 4 years ago, I have completely stopped getting nail salon manicures! I don't get much time without kids, so I don't have a ton of extra time to sit at the nail salon every other week.

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If you're looking for a great solution for a fraction of the cost, I have you covered with Dashing Diva gel strips! Seriously, they work so well and I can't believe how long they stay on.

I wanted to share a Dashing Diva gel strips review with you and share some tips that I've learned while applying them. I also have a discount code that will save you 10% off your purchase. Use code CHELSEA10 for 10% off!

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Dashing Diva Gel Strips Review

dashing diva gel strips review

The answer is YES! They work really well, but you need a few times to practice and you'll get the hang of it. I was always skeptical of the nail stickers I have seen around.

I have been getting my nails done every 2-3 weeks for years and it adds up! Not to mention the time it takes, finding childcare, etc. Dashing Diva Nails make several different colors and styles.

They also make press on nails which I haven't yet tried. I'm so glad I tried Dashing Diva and I'm not sure I'll go back to regular gel nails.


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Pros of Dashing Diva Nail Strips

When I first tried out Dashing Diva gel strips, I had a bunch of house work I needed to get done. I figured they'd for sure peel off while I pulled weeds, painted, and went through the girls clothes. Oddly enough, they didn't budge!

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Since then, I've worn them while on a trip to Palm Springs, to the beach and the pool. They held up great! See below for my tips and tricks when applying Dashing Diva nails. Here are my favorite things about these nail stickers:

  • They are budget friendly - they typically cost around $12 for a set which will give you a couple of manicures
  • You can mix and match the sets
  • They are really easy to apply (it takes me about 10 minutes from start to finish)
  • There are a lot of colors and styles to choose from
  • They can be easily removed when you're done with them
  • If a gel strip starts to peel off, you can just re-do that one nail vs. having to wait to get to the nail salon
  • I also use the small nails/leftovers on my girls!
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Cons of Dashing Diva Nail Strips

I really don't have too many cons to list. Here are a few if I'm being knit picky!

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  • Some sticky residue can stay on your nail once you peel these off. I can easily remove this with a nail buffer.
  • I don't always use all sizes in the package, so it feels wasteful. A friend suggested cutting them down and using them on their child which I am going to try!
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Nail Sticker Tips and Tricks

First, I make sure my nails are clean. Then, I cut/file and cut cuticles. Next, I buff my nails really well so they're super smooth. Last, I wipe them off with alcohol (this step is SUPER important!). You'll want to do a good job at measuring the stickers.

Pick the best fit so the edges line up with your nails. If you mess up, they come with extra stickers too! I will tug a little bit on the ends and then fold down and file. Use the white side of the file to trip the tip, then the grey to smooth everything out.

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this combo is probably my fave! I love anything leopard print! 

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this is how they look before they're trimmed

Prints and Solids

Dashing Diva nail strips are available in prints and solids. I love the prints, but sometimes I just want a simple color on every nail. I recently grabbed a plain red and a plain pink and I love mixing them in with some of the prints/glitter I already have.

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Dashing Diva nail strips also come in a kids version! They've been staying on McKinlee's nails really well!

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New Glow Formula

Dashing Diva recently came out with a new formula for their nail stickers. They're called Glow and they last quite a bit longer! They are a little thicker, but my most recent set lasted me 3 weeks! I could have actually kept them on longer too. Check them out here.

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I have been doing my nails like this for about 2 years now. It makes me feel somewhat put together while I'm at home in my leggings and casual clothes! Have you ever tried nail stickers? Did they work for you?

Have you tried Dashing Diva nails before? Thanks so much for reading, and please feel free to leave a comment below if you have a question or DM me on Instagram!

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4 comments on “Do Nail Stickers Really Work? - Dashing Diva Gel Strips Review with Discount Code!”

  1. Amazing review! I really loved it, thanks a lot fro sharing. I got some great ideas for me. Love your jewellery style too.

  2. I absolutely agree with you...these nail strips are absolutely fantastic! I have really oliy nail beds and none of the cheap stips ever stayed on...but these are going strong after almost 2 weeks of hand washing and showering. I was so surprised how they have held up. Thanx for your review of them I tried them after I read your review.and glad I did!

    1. Hi! Sorry for the delay in responding. That makes me so happy! I seriously use them all the time and I can't believe how long they stay on. I have my Valentine's Day nails on right now and it makes me happy everytime I look at them 🙂

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