Swarovski crystals for nails have become extremely popular in recent years. Adding a beautiful sparkle to the nails, these crystals are fantastic for those seeking a more glamorous, long-lasting look.
When you’ve spent a lot of money creating perfect crystal nail art designs, it makes sense to ensure you’re looking after them. There are some tips you’ll want to follow to ensure your Swarovski crystals for nails last as long as possible. Here, you’ll discover some of the best aftercare advice you can follow.
Make sure they’re sealed with a topcoat
You’ll obviously want your glam new nails to last as long as possible. So, it’s important to secure the crystals perfectly. You should have already used a strong, high quality adhesive such as Glitterbels Nail Glue. However, you can seal in the crystals by applying a topcoat.
A simple clear nail varnish will do the trick, but you’ll need to make sure you’re choosing the best quality brands for best results. Apply one coat and then wait for it to dry. Once it’s fully dry, apply a second coat. This will ensure the crystals are well secured in place.
Treat them carefully
It goes without saying that you should be careful when wearing Swarovski crystals for nails. If you put them through any rough movements, there’s a chance the crystals could become loose.
While the topcoat will help protect the crystals against some level of wear and tear, it’s not going to secure them fully to the nail. This is where it becomes important that you’ve used a strong adhesive. It’s also worth noting that gel nail polish provides a much stronger base for the crystals than standard polish.
If you are going to be doing anything which could disrupt the crystals, it’s best to wear gloves. This will reduce the risk you’ll accidentally scrape them off.
Know how to remove them
Equally as important as maintaining the crystals, is knowing how to remove them. It’s important not to scratch or attempt to pry them off. Instead, simply soak the nails in some nail polish remover and this will automatically loosen the crystals. You can then use them again, or switch designs for a fresh new look.
Overall, Swarovski crystals for nails can really help to glam up your look. However, it’s important to know how to look after them, as well as remove them safely. This will ensure your new glitzy nails last the test of time.
The official Swarovski Crystal Size Chart can be found below. To download / print a PDF version of this colour chart, please click here.