8 Rhinestone Nail Designs We Really Love Right Now

When it comes to nail art, rhinestone nail designs take the cake.

Not only do rhinestones make your nails look absolutely glamorous, but there are a million and one different ways to apply them. Plus, even if you’re a beginner, they’re easy to work with (check out our 4-step rhinestone application process).

In other words, even if you’re not ready for advanced gel nail art, you can still create a stunning look with a few strategically placed rhinestones.

If you're in need of some rhinestone nail art inspo, check out some of our favorite looks.

Simple rhinestone nail designs

A simple rhinestone on each nail can be a great way to accentuate a bold color palette or a one-color look. Less really is more in this case.

Pro Tip: Use high-quality rhinestone adhesive to make sure your designs sticks around for longer

Rhinestones at the cuticle

Some of our favorite rhinestone nail art begins and ends at the cuticle. While this is definitely one of the more subtle, simpler looks you can pull off with rhinestones, it can be the perfect finishing touch to a simple nude, ombre, or french tip.

Ready to create a new look? Our Bling It On Rhinestone Bundle comes with an applicator, adhesive, and 4 rhinestone packs of your choice.

Fully blinged out

Whether you want to do every nail or one nail, there’s just something about a fully blinged out nail that gives us all the feels.

Lined with rhinestones

A simple way to accentuate a fresh set of nails is to line the sides with small stones. This design looks great up one side or both sides.

Ready for more inspo? Check out some of our favorite nude nail designs.

Giant gems ftw

Sometimes one gem is all you really need — one really, really large gem. And with the right gem, you can complete a look and effortlessly tie a theme together.

Multi-shaped stones

All of our rhinestone packs include a variety of multi-shaped stones, which can give your nails more of a three-dimensional feel. Obviously, we’re fans.

Rhinestone nail art with patterns & shapes

Rhinestones can be used to complete or enhance a pattern or shape. Use a single stone to finish off a snowflake or use a bunch of multi-shaped stones to create a butterfly.

Pro Tip: Use a rhinestone applicator to perfectly position rhinestones on nails. If you don’t have one, you can use tweezers and a toothpick.

Rhinestones down the middle

Even though this look is pretty easy to pull off, it looks stunning — which is probably why it’s one of the most popular rhinestone nail designs out there.

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