Swarovski Crystals, Your How to guide….

Swarovski Crystals are more popular than ever, and we have seen a massive increase in their application on nails over the last 2 years or so…

We now have a great range of colours in stock in no less than 7 different sizes!!

We have SS3 in Crystal or Aurora Borealis only, but these tiny crystals are perfect for little accents, finishing off acrylic designs or filling in gaps in your Swarovski Crystal Toe’s. We also have Swarovski Kits making it cost effective to get everything you need to get started offering Swarovski Crystals in your salon/business.

Here is your quick How To Guide to application:

Step 1 – Apply building resin to the nail.

Building resin is a thicker viscosity resin that helps fill in the gaps underneath the flatback crystal when placed on the curved surface of the nail.

apply resin to the nail

Step 2 – Apply The largest Crystals of  your design

Apply the largest Crystals first using tweezers to pick up and place them. Its best to place them towards the centre of the nail/design and then then trail smaller sized crystals outwards/down the nail


Step 3 – Continue to apply building resin and crystals


Step 4 – Add smaller crystals using a brush on resin

A thinner brush on style resin is best used under SS7 or smaller to get a flush, clean finish without resin oozing out the sides of the crystals.

We love the Rhinestone Picker Upper for a quick pick up and release!!


Step 5 – Spray It!

Once you are happy with the placement of your crystals, spray the design with Spray it! activator to start the curing process and help the resin to set hard and keep those crystals in place until the clients next appointment.

secure swarovski with spray activator

You can also secure your Swarovski Crystals in a building gel or even a top coat coat gel if you with, but we get the best results from the above method, it does depend on your application or what nails you are doing and Rebecca does change it up sometimes depending on what result is to be achieved, so have a play and see how you get on.


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