6 Great ways to use your GLAMOUR nail gift! GLAMOUR
Get creative with your free gift and these cool designs by nail art pro Chi Chi Xu.
Her work has appeared on the Gavin Rajah ramp, in a Jimmy Nevis music video and on the hands of celebs like Lily Allen. So we are thrilled that nail guru Chi Chi Xu is guiding you through these brilliant ways to use this month’s nail polish gift. All you need to do is follow her easy how-tos here to get these expressive looks.
Want something more challenging? Then head to GLAMOUR. co.za to find more elaborate designs, including Aztec prints and lace.
Step 1 Apply two coats of GLAMOUR blush pink polish. Leave to dry completely. Step 2 Dip your brush in the GLAMOUR magenta nail polish, then paint slightly curved stripes, beginning at the sides of your nail and moving to the middle. Start thick and end with a thin tip. Let it dry. Step 3 Apply a top coat.
Step 1 Apply two coats of blush pink nail polish, and leave to dry completely. Step 2 Using your dotting tool (or the end of a bobby pin) and the magenta nail polish, make five circles close to one another. Step 3 Dip your dotting tool in the blush pink polish and dot the middle of the five magenta circles. Let it dry. Step 4 Apply a top coat.
Step 1 Apply two coats of blush pink nail polish. Leave to dry completely. Step 2 Dip your brush in the magenta nail polish and paint a horizontal line in each corner of your nail and one in the centre of your nail. Step 3 Paint vertical lines across the horizontal lines to form crosses. Let it dry. Step 4 Apply a top coat.
Step 1 Apply two coats of GLAMOUR nude nail polish and leave to dry completely. Step 2 Paint three vertical lines in GLAMOUR red nail polish on each nail. Try to space them evenly. Step 3 Paint V-shaped lines on each side of the centre line, pointing downwards. Step 4 Paint V-shaped lines on each of the two remaining lines, facing upwards. Let them dry. Step 5 Apply a top coat.
Step 1 Paint two coats of nude nail polish and leave to dry completely. Step 2 Take a dotting tool or bobby pin, dip it in the red nail polish and dot on your nail trying not to put the dots too close to one another. Let them dry. Step 3 Apply a top coat.
Step 1 Apply two coats of nude nail polish. Leave to dry completely. Step 2 Paint two thick horizontal lines of nail polish on a makeup sponge, one nude and one red. Step 3 Dab the sponge on your nail until the two colours have blended. Step 4 Apply a top coat before the polish dries, as this smooths out the colours and ensures an even blend.