Friday, 25 April 2014

Checkerboard Chick

Those of you who know me personally know that I am a massive Formula 1 fan. I was just sitting down to watch the Chinese Grand Prix when I was inspired to create some checkered nail art.  

Also, Emma and I were talking about Hairspray recently which is one of my favourite films. This design reminds me of Tracy's dress in the final scene and Penny's classic line 'I'm a checkerboard chick!'. Have you seen the film? Definitely a guilty pleasure, we know most of the words and even some of the dance moves!

I've seen a few people do similar designs and love how striking they are. I'd been putting off attempting them as they looked impossible to do. Finally I braved it and was pleasantly surprised to find it quite simple. I started with a white base, let it dry completely and then drew the squares on with a Barry M nail art pen. I drew it freehand so they're not exactly uniform, but close enough!

I really love how this design turned out, I think I'll keep it on for as long as it lasts!



  1. How cute looks this manicure :)

  2. Wow! It's so detailed and neat! X

    1. Thanks! It takes a la-hot of practise to get neat lines like these but it's so worth it in the end. E&J.xx


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