At last, the cold weather is leaving us for another year and the spring flowers are starting to bloom. What better way to celebrate the start of the sunshine season than with a fresh manicure, showcasing the latest colour trends for this year.
Taking inspiration from the Harper’s Bazaar top trending nail polish colours for spring, we’re taking a look at the nail art rhinestones to match. From the Preciosa range of non hotfix crystals for nail art, we’ve picked out 6 colours to compliment the new trending tones for spring: Smoked Sapphire, White Opal, Vintage Rose, Apricot, Jonquil and Indian Pink. We think this mix of bold jewel tones and pale pastel shades work really well together, creating a fresh palette of warm inviting colours. Adding crystal diamantes or nail art gems, can offer a subtle sparkle if used sparingly, but can also bring full bling to a design. Using crystal fix nail glue to apply the flatback stones, you can create bold patterns or intricate details, and these six spring colours look fabulous covering the whole nail. For tips on how to apply crystals to fingernails, check out Natalie Mugridge on YouTube for expert tutorials, and watch how she brings her manicures to life with Crystal Parade nail rhinestones.

Here's how our six favourite spring trending colours look in rhinestones!Step Into Spring Mix

Inspired by these beautiful colours, we have created the Step Into Spring mix, a bumper pack of 125 crystals. The mix includes some rare vintage Swarovski pointy back shapes in larger sizes, as well as some Preciosa flatback rhinestones in matching colours. These smaller flatback rhinestones are ideal for creating intricate details within the design; outlining the focal feature of the 3D Swarovski crystals, or gap filling to ensure a neat finish.See how the super talented Lisa Johnston has used the mix to create this wonderful set of nails. The rich pink and blue colours stand out against the more muted tones of white, yellow and gold, and the 3D pointy backs make a great focal point. Lisa has also added some of her own glass flower embellishments and has used Preciosa navette cabochons, from the Pretty Petals mix, to create some gorgeous white daisy motifs.

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