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Top Tools and Accessories You’ll Need to Create Perfect Swarovski Nails

April 15, 2019

Top Tools and Accessories You’ll Need to Create Perfect Swarovski Nails

Swarovski nail crystals are a popular choice for those looking to create nails to die for. However, as sparkly and beautiful as they are, the crystals do need to be applied correctly in order to produce breathtaking results. This means you’re going to need a few tools and accessories if you want to create perfect Swarovski nail designs.

Here, you’ll discover some of the main tools and accessories you’ll need to achieve the best results.

Nail files

Before you begin using Swarovski nail crystals, it’s important to make sure the nails are in pristine condition. This means you’re going to need a good nail file. At Bluestreak Crystals, we stock a selection of Glitterbels nail files, featuring numerous grit options. You’ll need the Glitterbel metal board, then simply choose which grit files suit your needs.

The files reveal a sticky backing which allows you to attach them to the metal board. They can then be used to remove an acrylic nail surface, as well as to shape the nails ready to be painted and decorated with Swaorvski crystals.


Another tool you’re going to find extremely useful is an applicator. These are designed to place the Swarovski nail crystals onto the nails quickly and easily. You’ll find a lot of different applicators on the market, but the Crystal Katana applicator is by far one of the best quality applicators you can buy.

This applicator is proven to last 10 years longer than most of its competitors, and it helps to reduce residue too.

Sorting trays

You’ll find it much easier to create stunning nail designs if you have all of your crystals sorted into categories. For example, arranging them by colour or by size will really help you to find the right crystals easily as you create your designs. For this, you’ll need a good sorting tray.

There are a lot of different styles and sizes of sorting trays available. So, think about your needs in order to choose the right one.

Acrylic brushes

Finally, if you’ll be using acrylics alongside Swarovski nail crystals, you’ll need a good quality acrylic brush. The Glitterbels Acrylic 3D brushes are perfect for this, helping you to create stunning 3D acrylic designs. The brushes are available in different sizes, so it’s worth selecting a few to ensure you can create a range of beautiful designs.

These are some of the top accessories you’ll need to create perfect Swarovski nails. Once you’ve invested in high-quality accessories, you’ll be able to create much neater, faster Swarovski nail art designs.


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