I thought I'd try something a little different for a manicure and I do like how it turned out! I just picked up this bottle of Sinful Colors "Dream On" and fell in love with how bright and vibrant this magenta was! What also surprised me was that it dried with a matte finish. I was expecting it to be shiny, but not so! I had to take a picture to share :-)
And this is the final product which I finished using a black striper and acrylic paint to paint in the squares. I was painting in the squares with the striper at first, but the nail polish was getting too hard to work with, so I switched to non-toxic acrylic paint midway. It's really so much easier to work with! For next time, I think I should make the squares smaller, but I'm happy with these.