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Nailing the Checkered Trend: How to Achieve Chic Black and White Checkered Nails

If you're scoping out the latest nail trends, look no further than black and white checkered nails. This classic pattern is making a comeback, and it's not just for chessboards anymore. Whether you're going for a vintage look or just love the timeless look of black and white, checkered nails will add a touch of sophistication to your style.

To achieve this chic look, here's a simple guide on how to get the perfect checkered nails:

1. Start with clean nails: As with any manicure, cleanliness is key. Make sure your nails are clean, trimmed, and filed before you begin.

2. Apply a clear base coat: A base coat will help protect your nails from stains and create a smooth surface for your polish.

3. Paint your nails white: Using a white polish as your base will make your black lines pop. Apply two coats, and let dry completely.

4. Create your checkered pattern: You can achieve this look with either a nail art brush or a striping tape. For a more precise and polished look, use striping tape to create a grid pattern on each nail.

5. Fill in the squares: Once your pattern is set, it's time to fill in your checkers with black polish. Use a steady hand and a thin brush to paint the black squares. If you're using striping tape, carefully remove the tape as soon as you're finished painting.

6. Add a top coat: Once your checkered pattern is dry, finish with a clear top coat to seal your design and add shine.

Now, your checkered nails are complete, and the possibilities are endless. You can mix it up with different colors, shapes, and patterns. You can even add some glitter to give it some sparkle.

The checkered nail trend is here to stay, and it's a chic and easy way to elevate your style. So, go ahead and channel your inner Audrey Hepburn, and nail this timeless trend.
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