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NOTD: Checkerboards!

Hi Everyone!

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 :-)

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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.

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10 comments

  1. Really really nice! I like the pattern better with pink than black and white I think!

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    1. I just adore the magenta colour. I thought it really spruced up the look!

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  2. Very awesome! Did you use a striper type brush with the acrylic paint? I always thought a small detail brush would be easier to work with, but my lines never seem that straight!

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    1. I used a small detail brush after realizing that the striper brush was just awful to fill in the squares with!

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  3. I love the pattern I could never get my squares to look like squares lol

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  4. This color is so vibrant and pretty.
    I have nominated you for some awards, check out my post on them: http://www.thepolishedmommy.com/2012/03/liebster-award-and-butterfly-award.html

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  5. That looks awesome!!!! I love pink and black together!

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