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How to Apply Swarovski Crystals That Last

by Sigourney Nuñez | October 25, 2016

Have you ever completed a blinged out set only to have your client come back with missing crystals? Consider this Swarovski-approved technique by following the steps below. 

1. Prep the nail for gel-polish application. Apply base coat and cure. Apply color of choice and cure. Apply get top coat, do not cure.

2. Pick up a Swarovski crystal using a wax stick or tweezers and place it over the uncured top coat.

3. Continue to place the pattern of choice using crystals.

4. Cure.

5. Use a detail brush to apply a small amount of gel top coat around the base of the crystals to lock and seal them on lace. Make sure you do not cover the facets of the crystals or it will dull your design. Cure.

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