I love glitter, blah, blah, I think you get the picture by now. HOWEVER, you haven't seen me to do a checkered pattern with matte square glitter now have you? HUH??? Yeah, that's what I thought. It's that kind of day. Not even a sparkle or rainbow in sight, too! Cos that's a good segue.
I knew I wanted to do checkers with this matte square glitter I ordered off Impulse Co on Etsy, the trick was trying to find someway of incorporating it without me having to spend a year doing it full coverage on all my nails. The obvious choice with black squares is white but I wanted to do a bit of twist, with a slight gradient on my tips. To do this, I started with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, then sponged on said white, Sally Hansen Wet Cement and Grey Area on the top third of my nails. Once dry, I used my usual technique to apply the glitter. I started by centering a piece right at the end of my nail, then made a diagonal row out to the sides, lining the glitter up corner to corner. I then just filled in the gaps.
The Verdict: I'm kinda proud of my for not only getting my square glitter to line up nicely, but that I did so without using a single rainbow or sparklie. I'd say that I'm growing up but that's not true and I kinda wanna do this again but over a neon rainbow...mmmm sparkly rainbows. This cool too though :D