Dashing Diva nail polishes have long been on my “must-try” list. This Spring, they released a brand new collection “Manhattan” with over 100 polishes (yep, you read that right). Each polish is set to envoke thoughts of the infamous New York neighborhood.
First up, my personal favorite- Mulberry Street… a deep, slightly frosted wine-purple with golden duochrome shimmer. The color is simply fabulous!
Show Off is a bubblegum pink cream. This will make a nice color for summer pedicures! I had some issues with pigmentation on this color. My photos show 4 coats and it’s still not quite bottle color.
Upper East Side is a muted neutral creme and I like the color for day wear or conservative offices. However, I had a ton of cuticle drag, chipping, and clumping with this color. I’m not sure if my bottle was a fluke, but this was not fun to apply. At. All.
Wall Street is your standard classic red cream. Nothing to off-the-wall here. If you look closely, you’ll see that I had application issues with this color as well. Cuticle drag, weight lines at my nail tips, flow issues into my cuticles, and it chipped that same night.
Overall, I have to say, the colors were nice and a 100+ collection is quite impressive. However, the application issues didn’t sell the brand for me. For eight bucks, I’d rather buy OPI or Sally Hansen Salon nail polish.
Each bottle is $8 and available at DashingDiva.com or their NYC salons.