Rhinestones add the perfect touch of glamour to any outfit or costume. If you want to glue them onto your body, you'll have to start by selecting an appropriate adhesive. Super glue and hot glue guns work well for sticking rhinestones on fabric and other surfaces, but they should absolutely be avoided when it comes to your skin. You can choose to cover an entire section of your body or add rhinestone accents in key places to accentuate your own natural glow.
Clean off the skin in the area that you wish to apply rhinestones. Wash using soap and water so as to make sure that any dirt, lotion or oil no longer lingers on the surface.
Squeeze a dime-sized amount of eyelash glue onto a clean surface. You can come back for more later on, but start small.
Use a pair of tweezers to pick up a single rhinestone. The jeweled side should face upward while the adhesive side faces down.
Dip the rhinestone lightly into the mound of eyelash glue. Too much glue will spread out over your body and the rhinestone, so don't go overboard.
Press the rhinestone onto your skin and hold it there for ten seconds. After three minutes, do a finger test by rubbing the rhinestone to make sure the glue has dried.
Since 2006, Pilar Ethridge has had the pleasure of honing her writing skills as the assistant editor of the newsletter from a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization. Her interests include children's media, film, American pop culture, crafts, and performing arts in general. Based in Southern California, Ethridge received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from the University of California.