19 Dazzling Nail Art Design Ideas with Rhinestones

With rhinestones available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, getting a mani has never been this fun. If you want your nails to shine and dazzle, we will provide you with 19 amazing nail designs with rhinestones.
NailArtMag Staff
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018
Nail Care 101
Reduce the chances of hangnails, cracked skin around the nails, and dry fingernails by following a simple step―apply cuticle cream at least twice a day to keep it moisturized and strong.
The world of nail art has seen a lot creativity and innovation in the past few years. And with the use of simple techniques such as placing rhinestones on, everyone is going gaga over how gorgeous it looks. The beautiful, glittery rhinestones can be placed as is over your natural or acrylic nails. You can paint your nails with your favorite polish and then place the stones on top to take it up a notch.

No matter what and how you decide to do your mani, one thing's for certain―you will always want it done with rhinestones. So, what are you waiting for, ladies? Grab the rhinestones and your favorite polish, and let's get going already.
Rhinestone Nail Art Designs
You can create any of the manis provided in the slideshow below on natural or acrylic nails at home. As there is an endless variety in rhinestones in terms of their colors, sizes, and shapes, pick the ones that suit your style.
If you're applying rhinestones onto the nails at home, you will need either tweezers, toothpicks, or a dotting tool to pick and place the rhinestones properly. And of course, once the design is complete and the mani has had time to dry properly, apply a coat of clear nail polish on top to secure the rhinestones.
Removing Rhinestone Nail Art
Even though this nail art is attractive, the task of removing it isn't. Stubborn to their core, in order to remove the rhinestones off your nails, you need to go over the steps mentioned below.
Step 1
Tools to Remove Rhinestones Off Nails
First and foremost, you need to ready the supplies―nail polish remover, round cotton pads, tweezers, cuticle cream, and moisturizer.
Step 2
Round Cotton Cosmetic Pad
Dab enough nail polish remover onto a cosmetic cotton pad and wrap it around your nail. Press on it so the nail gets properly soaked; keep it on for at least 5 minutes.
Step 3
Grab a pair of tweezers to gently pluck the rhinestones off your nails. This will be possible if the remover-soaked cotton pad helped loosen the stones in the first place. If the rhinestones aren't coming off, soak the finger with nail polish remover once more.
Step 4
Female Fingernails
Once all the rhinestones are off, it's time to moisturize the cuticles and hands. First, wash your hands with soap and warm water; pat them dry. Apply a small amount of cuticle cream and gently massage it in. Finally, apply a generous amount of hand cream to keep it soft.
Add a little bit of glitter with rhinestones to create fascinating manis. Choose to imitate any of the designs we've given in this article, or think outside the box to come up with your own design. Either way, the result will definitely be bling-worthy.