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How to: Stick on Gems! Easily!

Welcome to... How to Stick On Gems! (using a topcoat!)

You Will Need:
*The nails you are putting the gems on (of course!) ;)
*A clear, (not matte) top-coat
*A (blunt) pencil, orange stick, dotting tool or something of similar use to pick up gems

1. Prepare and paint your nails whatever colour you want, and wait for this to dry as long as you can (around an hour should be good for normal polishes)
2. Make sure your gems are colour-side up (facing you) on a flat surface so you can pick them up easily!
3. Unscrew the cap on the top coat, dab the end of the dotting tool (or whatever you are using) in some clear coat from the brush of the polish.
4. Quickly paint a layer of clear onto the nail. Using the dotting tool (etc.), pick up a gem*, and gently place it onto your nail. If you put it in the wrong place a little bit, just move it around a little bit (very gently) and you should have no problems there :)
5. Repeat on the rest of the nails on that hand, before returning to the first nail you did and covering each nail with a layer of the clear top coat! Don't forget to do your other hand too! And that's it, you're done! :D Voila!

*just 'dot' the gem with the stickiness of the clear coat and it should stay on the tool

Pretty gems for all to see! You can create some cool patterns with the gems, like flowers!

Or even make a cool french-mani tip!

Or just have some nice gems to compliment the colour of your nails :)

It's entirely up to you! :D

Removal: To remove the gems, you can either pick the gems off the nail, then use nail polish remover, though there is a chance that you may end up pulling off a bit of your natural nail (disaster!). So instead, swab some nail polish remover over the top of the nail to remove the top-top coats, and then the gems should kinda just fall off quite smoothly (maybe with a little bit of a tug) and then just remove the coloured-polish as normal :) All done, now wasn't that easy? :D

Enjoy your new sparkley gemmed up nails!


  1. I really like these, I will have to look around to invest in the gems :)

    1. You can get some super cheap from amazon as far as I know! :D


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