These were my first attempt at checks and have had an amazing response from some of my customers and colleagues at work. The technique is to paint the whole nails white, then using a striping brush paint the outlines and then fill using a dotting tool. These are Gellux and were cured after each step which makes for a much cleaner and quicker finish. If you use normal polish each step needs to be properly dry after each step.
After my black and white nails the other week I thought I'd have one last really summery manicure using the same technique, but I then put No. 17 Graffiti over the top and then sealed with Gellux extra shiney top coat, again, loads and loads of comments. This is hard to achieve with normal polish as it dries too quickly.
These amazing nails are from the book Nail Art by Helena Biggs and I think will be my inspiration for my next set, probably week after next, going to have polish free week next week (off work and major dental operation mean I won't be out and about very much!) and my nails could do with a week of TLC!