Top 5 Best Diamond Nail Designs of April, 2019 – DIY Your Own Diamond Nails

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and even though most of us can not afford diamond rings or statement necklaces, we can definitely add a few diamonds to our nail art designs! Whether you want to create something really unique for a special occasion or would like to experiment with a shiny new manicure, diamonds are here to stay.

The idea of a nail design with diamonds may seem complicated or expensive, but these days anyone can give them a try. Although the impractical option of sticking real diamonds on your nails is available, there are plenty of cheaper options too. Incredibly realistic faux diamonds, and other gemstones, can be purchased easily and cheaply. Designed specifically for nail art, they are conveniently flat backed to aid adhesion. There are also some great nail stickers that mimic the effects, but in a more practical way than the full on 3D finish.

You can opt to go all out and coat your entire nails in diamonds or go for a simpler accent look on one or two fingers. Customization options are endless, so don’t feel limited to a single color, shape or size of diamond either because variety can contribute create different looks. A dramatic look can be achieved by using a dark base polish, and applying a curling line of decreasingly sized gems from base to tip of one nail, or if you fancy cute and girly, try adding diamonds to a base of baby pink.

There are several ways to apply your sparkles. Using polish to stick your gems into works as a short term solution, but using resin or adhesive is a much better option for longevity. However, I’ve found the best way is to use gel. This method is strong enough to hold even the largest gems, and since gel doesn’t harm glass or synthetic crystal, the gems can be soaked off and saved for next time. With no special surface prep required, simply apply gel and crystals directly over the cured color or set acrylic. Couldn’t be simpler!

I couldn’t resist trying out the best selling diamond nails on the market – all in the name of research, of course!

 

1) Queenme 4600pcs Nail Flatback Rhinestones

What Makes It Great

This boxed set of flat-backed rhinestones contains so many variations in size, shape and color that you can create any nail design using it. The crystals are great quality, very clear and stick nicely.

Where It Could Be Improved

The box can be a little hard to open, so be careful not to throw them everywhere!

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For sparkle, and sheer amount of crystals, this is a really useful set if you’re a fan of 3D nail art.

Queenme 4600pcs Nail Crystals Flatback Rhinestones for Nails Mix Size 1.3mm-6mm AB Nail Art Decorations Round Glass Gems Stones for...

Last update was on: April 24, 2019 2:19 pm
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2) Micro Diamond Chips 5000pcs

What Makes It Great

Coming as a fine powder, these diamond chips can be easily brushed onto your nails, and coated with several layers of top coat for a glamorous luxury look. I love this stuff and will be using it many times.

Where It Could Be Improved

Inevitably, as they are sent out in a small sealed bag, some of the dust gets stuck in the bag. A tub would be a great solution to this.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For sheer indulgence and sparkle, this pack is well worth considering.

5000Pcs Ultra Mini 1.2mm Micro Diamond Glass Sand Rhinestone Iridescent Crystals Long Lasting AB Shine Like Swarovski for Nail Art...

Last update was on: April 24, 2019 2:19 pm
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$6.95 $14.99

 

3) Luxury Diamond Charms 60pcs

What Makes It Great

These little charms are simply gorgeous. Beautifully designed, they’d make any nails look chic and stylish. The stick well, and stay in place nicely.

Where It Could Be Improved

The bag is way too small – I must have more of these!

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If your goal is to create beautifully unique 3D nail art - you need these!

60Pcs 3D Luxury Clear Shining Diamond Rhinestone Alloy Nail Art Decorations Charming Fashionable DIY Distinctive Nail Art Work

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Last update was on: April 24, 2019 3:19 pm
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4) Crystal Teardrops/Raindrops 100pcs

What Makes It Great

These pretty multi faceted crystals are ideal to create unusual designs, especially on longer nails. The crystals are clear and colored, giving you a lovely variety to choose from, and extremely sparkly, thanks to the gold backing on the stones.

Where It Could Be Improved

Until they settle into the glue, these crystals can seem a bit unlevel, but once the adhesive has worked, they’re just fine.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Bringing ultra sparkles to any nail art, these are well worth considering for your manicure kit.

100pcs Ultra Sparkle&Shine AB Crystal Bead Teardrop/Raindrop Shapes Gold FlatBack Glass Rhinestones Diamonds Gems Pearls for 3D Nail Art Beauty...

Last update was on: April 24, 2019 3:19 pm
in stock
$8.99 $14.99

 

5) MOPRETTY Mini Diamonds 5200pcs

What Makes It Great

Looking identical to genuine diamonds, these mini chips sparkle and dance on your nails. Either dip your nails into the pot, or place each gem individually, they look amazing. I had compliments every time I wore these out, and now have to have them in my manicure kit at all times.

Where It Could Be Improved

A couple of the gems had rough edges, but with so many in the pack, I didn’t feel this was an issue.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

These could easily be mistaken for the real thing, and bring more than a touch of bling to any design.

MOPRETTY 5200Pcs Mini Diamond Shining DIY Rhinestones Iridescent Crystals Need Glue Phone & Nail Art Decoration (AB Clear)

Last update was on: April 24, 2019 3:19 pm
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