I'm happy with my first attempt! To start this off, I used an old LE Ulta polish I got in a swap from my friend Joelle, and it's called Jingle Bell Rock, one of my fave Christmas songs! I used 2 coats of this glittery polish. It had beautiful silver and rainbow shimmer to it, the red had some pink in it, but it smelled terrible. Oh those Ulta polishes. Pretty, but they are not even 3 free.
After this dried, I took out my black striper and drew a cross on my nails. Then I filled in 2 black boxes on each nail. When I was finished, I added a coat of Seche Vite to dry it, then a coat of Butter London's Matte Finish. It really looks like a checkerboard now! My only complaint is that matte top coat makes my mani chip faster. Within a day actually, but this looked pretty awesome anyway!