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62 Stunning Rhinestone Nail Art Designs for Bling Nails

62 rhinestone nail art designs for bling nails

The latest and greatest nail trends are always changing, but my favorite of all the nail art ideas will always be rhinestone nail art! As a lover of all things bling, I’m a huge fan of adding a little sparkle to your nails. The best part about rhinestone nail art designs is that they can be used with any type and style of nail. From classic French manicures on short nails to matte nail designs on long nails, you can always add a touch of elegance with rhinestones. In this post, we’re sharing the best rhinestone nail art designs to try out at home or at your next nail appointment. Whether you want a little sparkle for a special occasion or just want an every day elegant look, this list will take your nails to a whole new level.

What type of rhinestones are best for rhinestone nail art?

When it comes to rhinestone nail art, Swarovski crystals are often considered the best choice for adding that extra sparkle to your nails. Their quality and shine make them stand out and elevate your nail design to the next level. Silver rhinestones are the most popular color for rhinestone nail art designs, but you can use a range of colors from black rhinestones to bright colored rhinestones to create a cute glitter nail design.

What are the best ways to apply rhinestones to nails?

There are several different ways to apply rhinestones to nails. All you need are the right tools! The easiest way is to use a wax pencil or tweezers to pick up each rhinestone and carefully place it onto a wet layer of nail polish or nail glue. Alternatively, you can apply a small dot of nail glue directly to the nail and then carefully press the rhinestone into place using a toothpick or orangewood stick. Nail artists make this look easy, but it takes some practice to perfect working with such small stones. It’s important that you use nail glue instead of rhinestone adhesive so you don’t damage your nail.

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What color and shape of nail are best for rhinestone nail art?

The best color and shape of nail for rhinestone nail art depend on your personal preference and the overall look you want to achieve. Rhinestones are a great way to add sparkle to both long nails and short nail designs. You can create a work of art by adding rhinestones to color nail polish designs. Alternatively, a neutral nail design with a touch of elegance, such as French nails or matte nail designs, often provide a versatile canvas for rhinestone accents. Additionally, square nails or almond-shaped nails tend to work well for showcasing rhinestone designs, allowing the gems to complement the natural curvature of the nail.

Can you add rhinestones to natural nails?

While the most common rhinestone nails are often fake nails or acrylic nails, you can absolutely add rhinestones to natural nails! Whether you’re working with short or long natural nails, rhinestones can be applied to create stunning nail art designs. To ensure the rhinestones adhere well, it’s essential to properly prep the nail surface by cleaning it and applying a base coat. Then, simply use nail glue or a top coat to secure the rhinestones onto the nails, and seal them in with a layer of top coat for long-lasting wear. With the right techniques, rhinestone nail art can beautifully enhance natural nails, adding a touch of glamour to any manicure.

Should you add a top coat over rhinestone nail art?

Yes, adding a top coat over rhinestones is highly recommended for several reasons. First, it helps to secure the rhinestones in place, preventing them from falling off prematurely. Additionally, a top coat adds a protective layer over the rhinestones, helping to prevent them from getting scratched or dulling over time. Finally, a top coat can also give the nail a smoother, more polished appearance, ensuring that your rhinestone nail art looks flawless and lasts longer. Overall, applying a top coat over rhinestones is an essential step to ensure the longevity and durability of your nail design.

Can you use nail stickers for rhinestone nail art?

You can definitely use nail stickers as part of your rhinestone nail art design. Nail stickers can add intricate designs or patterns to your nails, providing a base for your rhinestones to complement. You can apply nail stickers first and then strategically place rhinestones around them to enhance the overall look. Additionally, nail stickers come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, and even their own rhinestones, making them versatile for creating unique nail art styles. Combining nail stickers with rhinestones can result in stunning and eye-catching nail designs that are easy to achieve at home.

Are there different styles of rhinestone nail art?

There are various styles of rhinestone nail art that cater to different preferences and occasions. You can opt for larger gems to create statement nails or cover the entire nail with rhinestones for a glamorous look. For a subtle touch of elegance, a single rhinestone placed strategically can add a chic accent. Nail techs often use chrome powder to achieve metallic finishes, while glitter gel nails offer sparkle and dimension. Some popular placements include the middle fingers for emphasis or incorporating rhinestones as the perfect way to elevate your manicure. With endless possibilities, rhinestone nail art allows you to express your style and creativity in countless ways.

Where can I find rhinestone nail art designs? 

​We’re sharing 62 of our favorite rhinestone nail art designs in this post, but another great place to look is on social media. Instagram and Pinterest have thousands of ideas. You can take a picture for inspiration right to your nail tech and watch them do your magic. Nail artists are also very creative, why not try and see what they can come up with on their own?

62 Stunning Rhinestone Nail Art Designs for Bling Nails

From a single rhinestone to intricate designs, there are countless ways to incorporate rhinestones into your nail art. Get ready to up your nail game with these cute nail art designs that sparkle with rhinestones!

Neutral Nail Design with Rhinestones

​We love a good neutral nail. These pretty nail designs are perfect for an everyday glam look!

 
 
 
 
 
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White Nails with Rhinestones

​If you’re looking for inspiration for wedding nails, you’re in the right place! These white nail designs are the most dazzling way to show off your new wedding ring!

 
 
 
 
 
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Black Nail Polish with Rhinestones

Looking for a cute black nail design to go with that little black dress? These black acrylic nail designs are to die for! Black nails are the new French tips!

 
 
 
 
 
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Silver Nail Design with Rhinestone

These silver crystal nails are perfect for your next special event. Silver nail polish plus shiny rhinestones really make those fingers sparkle!

 
 
 
 
 
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French Tips with Rhinestones

French tips have been in style for a long time, and I don’t think they’ll ever leave. From a classic pink French manicure to a more modern colored tip, the French manicure is here to stay!

 
 
 
 
 
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Gold Nails with Rhinestones

Gold is taking center stage again! Time for a new look? Try out some rose gold or classic gold nails with rhinestones!

 
 
 
 
 
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Different Colors with Rhinestone Nail Art

The best part about rhinestone nail art is that the possibilities are honestly endless. Try out some of these easy nail art designs in your favorite shades!

 
 
 
 
 
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