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Monday, July 30, 2012

How To Get This Look

OPI Gelcolor with Dashing Diva Colorfx

Everyone loves the classic French manicure, but the typical looking "French" is not edgy enough for everyone. Dashing Diva Colorfx is the perfect way to put a twist on this classic look.

Here is how...
  1. Apply Base Gel and cure (I prefer Gelish foundation).
  2. Remove the tacky layer of the Base Gel. 
  3. Apply two coats of OPI Gelcolor in "Bubble Bath." Cure. 
  4. Apply Top Gel to seal. Cure.  (I prefer Gelish Top It Off).
  5. Cleanse the nail with 99% alcohol to remove the tacky layer. 
  6. Using Dashing Diva Colorfx in "Stark Statement," cut long, narrow, dramatic triangles with small scissors (as seen in the above photo).
  7. Use pointed tweezers to remove the Colorfx applique from the plastic backing, and place them at the base of the nail to form a triangular "moon."
  8. Apply one coat of Dashing Diva Gelife Base Gel and cure. 
  9. Apply one coat of Dashing Diva Gelife Top Gel  and cure. 
  10. Cleanse tacky inhibition layer with 99% alcohol. 

Now you are ready to rock the edgy version of the classic French manicure!

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Patricia is one of the leading nail professionals in the U.S. She has over 28 years of international experience, which include educating, salon consulting and openings, nail services, as well as fashion and press related events. Her celebrity client list includes, Rachael Ray, Allison Williams, Chrisette Michelle, Donnie McKlurkin, Giada De Laurentiis, Kim Kardashian, Kate Winslet, Katy Perry, Pink, and many others. Her work and views have appeared on several television shows and stations nationwide. She currently works as a freelance nail artist and consults for the Dashing Diva Professional line where she is lead educator and assists in product development.