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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sally Hansen Pat on the Black Window

The 'window' mani is supposedly a hot, new trend in the nail world.  It consists of leaving a clear square or rectangle shape on your nail like a window (duh).  I'm not sure I like this trend and this manicure was harder than I anticipated it being.  I had difficulty trimming and placing the squares of tape.  I doubt I will wear this style again.

Here is my attempt at the 'window' mani.  i taped off squares on my nails then used Sally Hansen CSM Pat on the Black as my base color. For the border, I used a dotting tool and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep to outline the window.


14 comments:

  1. so much work AND SUCH GREAT RESULTS! Thanks for "enlightening" me! nEW STUFF ALL THE TIME, i love NAILPOLISH!

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  2. It looks like you put a lot of work into this design. I agree about not liking the trend so much, but at least you can say you did it & didn't like it!

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  3. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think you did a great job with the technique, but for some reason this is just an odd look to me. But thanks for sharing; I didn't know that this was trending in the nail world!

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  4. This is strange but kinda cool! It reminds me of a leprechaun's belt/hat buckle (like this: http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/crafts/leprechaun-hat-pit-main-photo-180-FF0309LEPR.A03.jpg) this technique could be used in a design around St Patrick's day on an accent nail possibly. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. That is why I wear nail polish: to cover my nails, lol. You did a great job but I don't think I would wear this mani... I would feel like my nails were naked.

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  6. Yeah, I'm not into it. Some of the trends these days are just CRAZY! You did a great job though!

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  7. Had no idea it had a name! I really like this! I need to try it!

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  8. I really like the window trend; yours looks great. I think I may have to put it on my "do this soon" list.

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  9. Ok, this is my opinion: that's just weird. Maybe I still have to try it, just to be sure, but still... Not my cup of tea..

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  10. hhhmmmm... I can't decide what I think about it either... love your nails though - if anybody can pull this off, you can!

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  11. It is definitely interesting.. Not sure I'm 100% sold on it, though. I think this is the first manicure I've seen in this fashion

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  12. I am a twitter follower who was asking you about the window mani, then you so kindly linked an example for me! Thanks for that, btw :)
    So how did you work out the tape for this one? Your nails are lovely! Jury's still out on the window mani for me.

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