If you want to add a little bling to your nail art, then best way to do that is with rhinestones or gems. Rhinestone nail art looks dazzling and is great to wear to a special event. Think holidays or weddings, parties or bar hopping are the times to have rhinestone nails. They can even be worn to work if they are tastefully done. Rhinestone nail designs can be beautiful and there are many easy ideas that you can copy.
Rhinestone Covered Nails
How to apply rhinestone nail art is quite easily done and can be done quickly if you are only adding a couple of gems. However, copying a look like the one in photo above done by Amber Dunson from AmberdidIt.com will take some time to apply all those gems individually. It does take a little time to get use to wearing them on your nails as they are thicker than your natural nail and stick up. You will find yourself playing with the gems once they are applied to your nail. Try not to do this as you may knock them off your nail and spoil your nail art.
You can create different patterns with rhinestone nail art. Try creating a gradient effect of lighter to darker shaded gems on your nails. You can cover your entire nail with stones or simply create a single row of gems. You can find lots of rhinestone nail art ideas online or design your own. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
How to Apply Rhinestone Nail Art
To learn how to apply rhinestone nail art to your nails, please watch this video:
Applying Rhinestones to Your Nail Art
Items you will need:
1. Clear nail polish
2. Rhinestones (gems, pearls, stones)
3. Tweezers (optional)
Step By Step Instructions for Applying Gems:
- When your nail polish is completely dry and as the very last step in your nail art process, apply a drop of clear polish to the spot you want to place your rhinestone.
- Carefully pick up your gem using the brush of the clear polish or a pair of tweezers and lay it on top of the drop of clear polish. Press it down gently onto your nail using caution so that you do not move it out of place.
- Repeat this process for every gem you will be adding to your rhinestone nail art.
- Once your gem has dried securely in place, then be sure to add a generous amount of topcoat over your entire nail to help keep the gem stuck to your nail.
- You may need to add more than one layer of topcoat. The topcoat will smooth out the look of your rhinestone.Allow everything to dry completely and be mindful of these gems, so you don’t knock them off and destroy you rhinestone nails.
Gems for nail art often come in wheel containers which separates the stones by colour and/or shape for easy access. You can also get rhinestones in plastic bags or little tubes. How they are packaged isn’t really important, as long as you can see the stones clearly without having to open the package. This is to prevent loss of gems, which may occur if you need to open your container to see the rhinestones as they may spill out. You can purchase rhinestones for nail art at your favourite nail art supply store or find countless numbers of dealers online. Be sure to use a reputable site online if this is how you choose to buy them. Shop around to find the best deals you can. A few gems will last quite some time, so getting thousands of gems can last a life time. Look for different shapes and colours and styles when purchasing a set of gems.
Here are Different Styles and Patterns to excel this Art:
Pearls and Stones
Rhinestone nail art can include other jewels, like pearls and beads. These are attached exactly the same way as described above in the step by step process for how to apply rhinestone nail art. Pearls can look very beautiful especially for wedding nail art and can add a touch of elegance. Try mixing a variety of styles of stones like pearls and rhinestones together.
These neon stones are gorgeous and a great look in the summertime. Rhinestones come in a variety of colours and shapes, so the possibilities for rhinestone nail art designs are endless. This is an easy rhinestone nail art look to copy. Simply paint your nails with black and then apply these neon stones over top for a stunning finish.
Add rhinestones to highlight your nail art pattern. Try using multiple colour rhinestone nail art for a bright, colourful look. You can also use gems of different sizes to mix up your rhinestone nail art designs. Don’t be shy and give rhinestones a try today. They will add bling to an otherwise ordinary nail art look.
Rhinestone nail art ideas can be playful and fun or elegant and sophisticated depending on your mood, your personality or the event you plan to attend. Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle and glamour to your nails. Try using a variety of gem sizes all in the same colour for an interesting effect. Play around with your rhinestones to create multiple styles.
Rhinestone Flower Nail Art
Gems are a great item to use to enhance any flower pattern you choose to use for your nail art. They can be used as the flower centres as shown above in this photograph. This is another easy rhinestone nail art example you can recreate. Try mixing up different coloured rhinestones when copying this idea. You can add gems that are already shaped like flowers along with your painted flowers or just on their own. Gems add a special touch to make your flower nail art more noticeable.
The flowers in the picture above have been created using different shades of pink oval rhinestones for the petals and little round white gems for the centres. Remember gems come in a variety of shapes, not just circles, so use those to your advantage when creating rhinestone flower nail art. You can always use rhinestones for an accent nail when you are first starting out using them, until you get more use to them. Don’t plan to make any elaborate gem patterns when you first start out using rhinestone nail art.
Elegant Rhinestone Nail Art
Use your rhinestones of different colours, sizes and shapes to create beautiful designs. These elegant rhinestone nail art ideas would be perfect for a stylish wedding. Wedding nail art can be absolutely exquisite with the addition of rhinestones and pearls. Look for ideas online to find your favourite designs to use for your special events.
A touch of elegance is added to these nails when the gold encircled pearls are added to highlight these brilliant french tipped nails. This is another set of nails that would be perfect for a wedding day or special event, like an anniversary dinner or party. They are sophisticated enough to continue to wear to the office. You’ll look like a CEO with your nails done this immaculately.
Holiday Rhinetone Nail Art
Halloween is a great time of year to try out all kinds of nail art and what better way to enhance your style then to add gems for added fun. Black, orange, green and purple are the best colours of rhinestones to use to create your halloween nail art. Try painting your nails orange and add black stones to create jack’o lantern faced pumpkins for playful look.
Another great time of year for rhinestone nail art is during the Christmas season. Commercial Christmas is all about glitter and bling, so rhinestones add the perfect touch to your nails. The pear shaped, multi-coloured gems in the picture above were used to create a string of Christmas tree lights over all the nails. Try star shaped gems to use on top of Christmas trees for holiday nail art. Look online for other great ideas.
You can use gems for every holiday, but another wonderful time of year is Valentine’s Day. You can create many rhinestone nail art ideas, like hearts and flowers for this special day. Use heart shaped gems if you have them in any colour, not just pink or red to make nail art for this holiday.
Whatever special event or holiday you have coming up, plan to wear rhinestone nail art for the occasion. These gems are easy to apply and will last quite well with normal wear and tear. If one falls off, you can always replace it with a new one and no one will ever know. Adding rhinestones to your nail art is a great way to hide any mishaps or mistakes you may have made. No one will be wiser if you cover it over with a strategically placed gem or pearl. Be ready to be glamourous with rhinestone nail art!