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Discover the 3 Prettiest Nail Charms of 2020

How to Charm Everyone with Your 3D Nail Art

With this years nail fashion being ‘bold is better’, 3D nail art is increasingly popular and nail charms are coming into their own. Nail charms come in hundreds of forms, styles and colors. There really is something for everyone, from fun sequin nails to elegant rhinestone nails and dazzling diamond nails. And if glitz and glam isn’t your thing, you can find cool shapes such as bold triangles to make your nails look ultra modern.

So whether you want to fully adorn your nails or to accent them, this is one manicure trick not to be missed! What’s more, it’s really easy to create a professional look in next to no time whilst sitting at your kitchen table, and once you have had a bit of practice, there will be no stopping you (I warn you, it’s addictive!)

So, what’s the best way to apply nail charms?

There are several ways to keep your 3D art attached to your nail:

Top Coat

Apply two layers of polish and let them dry completely. Then, apply a fairly thick layer of top coat and place the charms on your nails, gently pressing them in with a cuticle stick. Follow with another layer of top coat over the whole thing – charms and nail. This is the simplest, but least permanent, option.

Nail Glue

Apply a small dot of nail glue to your polished nail and gently stick your chosen charm to it. Carefully hold it in place with tweezers, or cuticle stick, while the glue dries, before applying a top coat, or two, over the whole thing. This method has great stickability, depending on the glue used, but can be tricky, especially if you stick your fingers together (nope, not me).

Although some suggest using superglue, it can cause pretty severe damage to your nail bed, so I would always recommend choosing a good nail glue.

Have a look at our nail glue reviews here.

Gel Polish

Apply two coats of gel polish, cure and attach the charm to your nail. Brush gel top coat over the entire nail, ensuring you cover the charm completely. Cure and repeat. I’ve found this is the best way to secure your 3D nail art long term, and it also works well for larger, heavier charms.

If you don’t want to wear your 3D nails every day, you can always jazz up false nails. That way you can apply the pre-decorated nails quickly when you are going somewhere special and remove them before you fall into bed – or the next morning!

Check out some of the coolest nail designs using nail charms for the most unique looks!

Finally, have a look at my reviews of the best selling nail charms.


1) NICOLE DIARY 6 Boxes Nail Art Charms

What Makes It Great

This kit from Nicole Diary contains a vast array of charms – including vibrantly colored rhinestones, sparkling glittered studs and tiny perfectly formed charms. Every piece is flat backed for easy application, and there’s a great mix of sizes and shapes. The set comes in a durable wheel design storage box, and includes a well made pair of tweezers to make placement and application easier.

Where It Could Be Improved

The container can be a little tricky to open, especially if you’re working one handed. My advice would be to get everything ready before you start creating.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a complete kit to create stunning 3D nail art, this is the one for you. Full to the brim with gorgeous charms, you can’t go wrong!

NICOLE DIARY 6 Boxes Metal Nail Studs 3D Punk Star Moon Triangle Square Rivet Gems Punk Nail Art Jewels Decoration...

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Last update was on: April 5, 2020 2:05 pm
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$12.99 $19.99


2) GADGETS ENTREPOT Nail Charms 48pcs

What Makes It Great

Every single charm in this set is an individual – 48 completely different rhinestone and gem charms. Each one is backed with silver, giving it an iridescent, multifaceted sparkle that’s awesomely eye catching. Perfect for using as accent pieces, these charms look like they belong on rings, or as delicate, twinkling pendants. I love them – they look great on one glamorous nail, with the other nine sporting an understated diamond gem, or a gorgeous dark gloss or matte polish.

Where It Could Be Improved

The wax pencil that accompanied this kit wasn’t of the highest quality, but if, like me, you love your nail art, chances are you’ll have others in your mani kitbox.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Glamorous sparkles for your nails, these charms look like they came straight from the jewelers!

48pcs Big Mix Sizes Different Shapes Colorful AB Iridescent 3D Crystals Diamonds Large Rhinestones Bow Silver Metal Charms Gems Stones...

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Last update was on: April 5, 2020 7:06 pm
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$9.99 $14.99


3) DAODER Opal Rhinestone Charms 1440pcs

What Makes It Great

Perfectly sized, these flat backed opal gemstones will bring a sparkly uniqueness to your nail art. Unusual in the extreme, they catch the light with firey sparks. This pack contains a variety of colors, including pinks and whites, a pair of tweezers and a double head dotting pen to make application easy. But as an added bonus, these charms can also be used to decorate shoes, phone cases or your handbag, completing the perfect ensemble.

Where It Could Be Improved

After a couple of uses, one tip fell off the double ended pen. A dab of nail glue soon fixed this, no problems.

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

These charms give your 3D nail art something special - a unique sparkle that will draw admiring looks wherever you go!

DAODER 4pack Sparkly Opal Rhinestones for Nails 3D Nail Art Rhinestones Kit Crystal Diamond Rhinestones and Charms Nail Decoration Flatback...

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Last update was on: April 5, 2020 9:05 pm
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$14.99 $39.99

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