Channel a Y2K Aesthetic With These Rhinestone Bedazzled Nail Art Looks

May 31, 2022
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | by L'Oréal
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Y2K energy is easy to come by in the beauty world — all it takes is some bold eyeshadow, eye-catching hair styles and some blinged-out nail art. Inspired by creators on Instagram, we’re sharing the very best of the latter: rhinestone bedazzled nail art looks that will have you do a double take. Read on and prepare to add some nostalgic stick-on gems to your Amazon cart.

Y2K But Make It Starry

Miss Pop is the mastermind behind this bejeweled star-embellished manicure of our dreams. While she brought artistry to the look, you can still DIY with some affordable  nail stickers and rhinestones (we told you you’d be adding some to cart on Amazon!). Make it your own by choosing your favorite shades to complement the look.

Y2K But Make It Classy

This negative-space mani meets French tip vibe is a classy take on the Y2K beauty world. We love how delicate and elegant each gem feels — and how they’re lined up perfectly, traced along the nail bed. For a similar neutral color, we’d recommend Essie Lighten the Mood.

Y2K But Make It Astrology

We’re obviously drooling over this celestial masterpiece from Rita Remark. Using Keep Calm, a holographic purple shade from the Essie Mercury Retrograde collection, she gives a shimmery laquer to the nails. Then, using multi-colored, reflective gems, she bedazzles each nail and finger. 

Y2K But Make It Pearls

This pearl stunner is a true gem — literally and figuratively. Jessica Washick designed a black and white pattern around the edges of each nail, and we can’t stop staring. She placed smaller white pearls in a circle and then dropped larger black and white pearls along the outer edge to create a stunning look,

Photo: Rita Remark, @ritaremark

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