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.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Beauty Flash -

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.

1TIGER PRINT

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.

2DAISIES

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.

3CROSSES

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.

4ARROWS

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.

5POLKADOTS

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.

6OMBRÉ

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.

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