Women love to paint their nails to coordinate with their outfit. From acrylic nails to French manicures, nicely polished fingertips make a statement. Today, rhinestone nails are the latest fashion trend in nail art. Manufacturers produce an array of colors, shapes and designs to meet different tastes. Whether a single rhinestone or an abundance of light catching crystals, rhinestone nails are exceptionally chic.
A Brief History of Nail Art
Even in ancient times, people decorated their nails. As far back as 5000 B.C., women in India were dying their nails with henna. Much later on in America, Mary E. Cobb opened the first nail salon in 1878 in New York City. Although nail polishes weren’t in widespread use, a trimmed, buffed appearance was fashionable. Then in 1916, Northam Warren introduced a liquid nail polish. Although this nail polish was more of a tint and relatively transparent, it seized the attention of American women.
Admittedly, Revlon rocked the fashion world when they marketed the first nail enamel in 1932. Inspired by automobile paint, Revlon’s product coated nails with a hard enamel rather than staining it. Now women could sport new colors like delicate pinks or bold reds.
Today, adhesives provide a never-before-achieved level of intricacy to nail art and manicure designs. The use of rhinestones adds a touch of unprecedented elegance and sophistication. With products such Crystalpixie, Faerie for Nails, or V Sugar it’s easy to coat an entire nail in glittery crystals.
DIY Rhinestone Nails
If you want a nail art for that special occasion, you may want to use a professional manicurist. However, with a little practice, you can achieve brilliant sparkling nails yourself. Remember to always use high quality nail polish/gel to avoid chipping. After applying the topcoat, pour the pixie, faerie or sugar on the wet surface. Gently press the crystals to imbed into the topcoat. You may want to protect the design by applying a top coat to the edges only. Never apply a topcoat over the entire nail as this will compromise the brilliance of the crystals.
On the other hand, if you want to apply individual rhinestones to your nails, you’ll need nail glue. After applying polish and topcoat, use a toothpick to apply a small amount of nail glue to your nail. Using a wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the nail glue. Use a small detailing brush to apply a top coat around the edges of the rhinestone. Do not apply the top coat over the top of the rhinestone, as this will dull its brilliance.
Where to Buy Supplies for Nail Art
Rhinestones Etc. is now an affiliate seller for Rhinestones Unlimited. This means we have access to all the newest rhinestone products for nails. You can access all the latest crystals for nails at this link: https://rhinestonesu.com/crystalsfornails/?afmc=76 Additionally, Rhinestones Etc. continues to sell loose rhinestones in smaller quantities for nail design. Whatever your preference for rhinestone nail art, we have the product for you.
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