Celebrities Can't Get Enough of Crystal Nails

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Everyone from Selena Gomez to Khloé Kardashian and Lizzo have worn crystal nails over the last year, solidifying its status as the nail trend for special occasions.

Though you may not have a red carpet event or upcoming world tour to plan for, rhinestone designs make for great birthday nails and even engagement nails if you really want to make a statement. The manicure style may seem a little over the top to some, but it's in keeping with the 3D-nails trend that's grown in popularity throughout the last few years. From full crystal-encrusted fingertips to tiny crystal accents that add just a subtle touch of sparkle, there are a variety of different ways to experiment with the trend.

For those not on Gomez's and Jennifer Lopez's level and unable to get their hands on real Swarovski crystals, you can shop for nail rhinestones on Amazon. We like the Huetfat 2400pcs Nail Gems Ab Flatback Rhinestones Gems Stones ($8) and Canvalite 1500pcs Rhinestones in 6 Sizes ($16) — both come with a range of sizes, a carrying case, and a tool to make application easier (because anyone who ever tried to bedazzle anything back in the 2000s knows how difficult rhinestones are to pick up).

Whether you plan to give yourself an at-home manicure using nail crystals or you're looking for inspiration to take with you to the salon, there are plenty of cool manicures out there to inspire you. We've rounded up some of the best crystal nails, ahead.

Selena Gomez's Crystal Nails

Gomez's nails for the 2023 Golden Globes featured tiny crystals all over the oval-shaped extensions to give the nails a next-level shine.

French Manicure With Crystal Nails

Adding crystals over a baby-pink french manicure is an easy way to really up the glam factor of your nails.

Lizzo's Crystal Nails

For the Grammys in 2020, each of Lizzo's nails had a teardrop-shaped crystal dangling from them. The manicure used the concept of pierced nails to add the rhinestone to the end of her fingers rather than on the nail itself.

Reverse-French Crystal Nails

Go for a reverse-french manicure design using crystals to line your nail bed. The color combo of white and neutral for the base keeps the manicure more understated.

Jennifer Lopez's Crystal Nails

Lopez's 2023 Grammys nails featured a row of tiny rhinestones running vertically down the center. Paired with the nude base, this manicure expertly demonstrated how to wear rhinestone nails as a minimalist.

Crystal French Manicure

To really make a statement with your crystal nails, try creating a french tip using only rhinestones. This manicure will shine like a diamond.

Minimal Crystal Nails

Incorporating just one or two crystals on your nails for a touch of sparkle is a fun way to put your own spin on the trend.

Crystal-Accent Nail

Opt for an accent finger of rhinestones to make one nail, such as your ring finger, really stand out.

Abstract Crystal Nails

You can use crystals to create abstract shapes in your nails. To keep the look from going too over the top, only use crystals on a couple of fingers.