Black Nails with Colourful Rhinestones – Nail Art

I’ve had these Rhinestones for the longest time.. So long, that I can’t even remember where I bought them… So when I say it was finally time to use them for a design on my nails, its kind of an understatement… lol


I prepped my nails with my trusty clear basecoat, and then 2 coats of Ralo Cosmetics – no 115 – matte black polish on all of my nails. (I didn’t really have a reason for using a matte polish, other than my regular black polish being a little older->thicker->taking longer to dry..)


I then used my essence dotting tool (wet it with water) to pick up the rhinestones and placed them one by one in a straight line down the middle of my nails, on top of a line of L.A. GirlNail Thickener to stick them down.


I used a different colour & shape for each nail.


I also painted on a line – just over the rhinestones – of the L.A. Girl – Nail Thickener to stick them down some more.


And sealed everything down with 2 coats of Yardley –  GEL LAC Overcoat, allowing  sufficient drying time inbetween each coat.


I paired my ‘nail gems’ with a some costume jewelry for some super bling-bling photos! 😉

I’ve now been wearing this mani for 4 days, and its still perfect, so I’m actually quite impressed with the rhinestones staying on. But now I’m wondering if that means I’m going to struggle when it comes to taking them off… LOL

Tell me about your rhinestones experiences, tips and ideas?! I’d love to hear all about it!

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5 thoughts on “Black Nails with Colourful Rhinestones – Nail Art

  1. vonimoller says:

    I like that each nail had a different colour and shape. Add something extra!
    I used stick on make up jewels once… Was a lil big for me so felt like I had snarlies on my nails all the time LOL

    • Mariaan Enslin says:

      The ‘extra texture’ did take about a day to get used to.. but I didn’t find it too uncomfortable 😉 Saw this mani once where they stuck the studs to the underside of the nail tips.. Now THAT would really freak me out.. No way to properly clean under your nails while you’re wearing a mani like that… 8P

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