Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dashing Diva Design FX Color Appliques

Have you heard about the new Dashing Diva DesignFX Color Appliques?  Maybe you have seen them!  Dashing Diva gave a sneak peek of the DesignFX Color Appliques at the IBS NY Show.  I am an Educator for Dashing Diva and I was at the IBS NY Show.  Let me tell you they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

They are the same concept as the DesignFX Bling and Pattern designs, but they are much thinner.  They have an adhesive coating on the back and can be applied to bare natural nails or any kind of gel or acrylic enhancements just like the other DesignFX products.  When applied they look exactly like polish.  The great thing is they are NOT polish!  So any left over appliques will not dry up and go to waste like some other brands.

DesignFX Color Appliques premiered at the IBS NY Show
They are so simple to apply and will last up to 2 weeks.  The only tools needed to apply the appliques are scissors, tweezers, Dashing Diva white file, Dashing Diva pink buffer, lint free wipes, 90% alcohol,  Gelife Base Gel, Gelife Top Gel and a UV or LED Lamp.  I also like to use a rubber-tipped pusher to ensure I get all of the edges down.

Watch my video below for the complete application process.  In the video I will demonstrate DesignFX Color Appliques with full color application, full color application with rockstar bling and French application.

The removal process is even easier!  No more soaking in acetone and waiting 15 minutes for it to soak off like you have to do with gel polish!  Apply a generous amount of cuticle oil or non-acetone polish remover around the cuticle to deactivate the adhesive.  Then starting at the cuticle area gently lift and push the applique off using a cuticle stick.  If it feels stuck when you get to the middle of the applique rub the cuticle oil or non-acetone polish remover into the applique or apply more.  Then continue removing the applique with cuticle stick.  Voila!  They are off!  Next just remove any residue with non-acetone polish remover and condition cuticles.

I am not sure when they will be available at your local distributor.  We were given a sneak peek at the IBS NY Show and will hopefully be available to purchase for all licensed beauty professionals soon!

Just a few of the colors available
I bit of good news for me!  I was nominated for the Detroit A-List again for Best Manicure and Pedicure!  To vote click on the badge at the upper right hand corner.



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