Spring 2009: Dashing Diva’s Manhattan Collection

by Bionic Beauty on 09.May.2009 · 3 comments

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!
Dashing Diva Manhattan collection nail polish in Mulberry Street

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.
Dashing Diva Manhattan collection nail polish in Show Off

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.
Dashing Diva Manhattan collection nail polish in Upper East Side

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.
Dashing Diva Manhattan collection nail polish in Wall Street

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.


1 Kim @ The HLMN May 9, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Nude nail polish is my new favorite thing in the world, so I’m in lust with “upper east side.” So cute!

2 Mo May 17, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I had some application issues too, but my color did end up lasting beautifully once I got it on and dried.
Sephora has a red that is my absolute favorite. It comes in those little tiny bottles and I buy one every time I go in.

3 Bionic Beauty May 18, 2009 at 10:09 am

Kim, Yes, it’s a perfect nude!!

Mo, Glad to hear your experience. I guess I’m going to give this polishes another shot. Maybe I’ll try them under another top coat or over another base coat. What base/top did you use?


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