The first design below is a variation of the "putty technique" that I invented for the Valentine nails in a previous post. I call this method the "gel island" technique.
Both techniques are methods used to produce different shaped holes in the nails that can either be left open or form a transparent window - without using an electric file. In this design I used transparent gel with a hint of glitter. You can click on any image to make them bigger.
The second design uses standard gel and acrylic techniques: