I've never done a checkerboard pattern so course I decided to completely freehand my first one lol. It didn't turn out too bad! You definitely need a steady hand for this. I'm a bit shaky today, so there's no way it would have worked.
I love mixing patterns and polishes so I decided to pair the checkerboard pattern with Zoya Dixie, a bright watermelon pink. That plus the heart on my index finger gives is sort of a punk rock feel, I think.