Do It Yourself Rhinestones Nails
You’ve got that special occasion coming up and you want everything to be just right. Need the perfect nails to match your dress or just to add sparkle? Follow our easy steps to see how to achieve those picture perfect rhinestone salon nails for a fraction of the cost.
For this project I used:
Base coat nail polish
Top coat nail polish
Wax tipped tool
6ss, 10ss and 12ss Crystal AB flat back rhinestones
Begin with clean, unpolished nails. Use a good, chip free nail polish as a base coat. If you choose to use a cheaper nail polish, the polish may chip the rhinestone off even though the glue holds.
Apply your base coat and allow to dry completely. When the nail polish is completely dry, place a drop of nail glue on the nail. You may want to use a toothpick to apply the glue to the nail as I found the glue to be thin and watery making it difficult to apply it directly from the bottle to the nail. Using a wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue.
Continue applying glue and rhinestones until your design is finished. When you are finished applying rhinestones, allow glue to dry.
After allowing glue to dry completely, use a top coat to seal the edges. Apply the top coat around all the edges of the rhinestones to create the seal. DO NOT apply the top coat over the top of the rhinestones as this may dull them. You may want to use a small detailing brush to do this. Allow to dry.
Simple and easy to do, yet, the results are stunning. You will look like a nail pro without even trying!
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from:
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.
On your first purchase of quality embellishments from Rhinestones Etc.