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Admirers flocked to Gina Silvestro’s Swarovski crystal-adorned nails like paparazzi to Brangelina.

Admirers flocked to Gina Silvestro’s Swarovski crystal-adorned nails like paparazzi to Brangelina. “I’ve sported every kind of nail art from long stilettos with 3-D flowers to handpainted designs…Nothing has been more eye-catching or crowd stopping than the set of Swarovski crystalized nails I wore to the Premiere Orlando show [shown],” says Silvestro, the first ever “create your style” Swarovski Elements ambassador who focuses exclusively on nails.

The bedazzling flat back embellishments are ideal for dressing digits because of Swarovski’s xilion rose-enhanced cut, the crystal giant says, which features an optimized table size that results in distinctive brilliance, outstanding reflectivity, and intense color. Silvestro says, “For nail application with a soak-off gel, this high table allows us to apply the crystals in the uncured gel and cap the edges without covering the crystal, so we don’t lose the brilliance of the facets.” Silvestro now offers convenient Crystal Nail Design Kits of prepackaged gems, which include a salon menu with suggested pricing, making it easy for techs to offer the service at a profi t.

For more information and to read Silvestro’s Swarovski crystal nail blog, visit

Visit for a crystal brooch nail art how-to.

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