February 28, 2013

Argus Panoptes (wee bit pic heavy)

I did this crazy dotty nail art inspired by this dotty post from Dressed Up Nails. I knew her's had lots of layered dots, so I went to town layering as many concentric dots as possible over at my polish table without double checking her pattern; this is 'inspired by' not 'recreate that other amazing thing exactly'. Using the tiniest dotting tool point (the one that looks a little like a needle) I went back and added little black dots on top of most of my other dot patterns, and the end result makes me think of a thousand tiny eyeballs! My boyfriend told me this design reminds him of the Greek guardian Argus Panoptes an all-seeing god with one hundred eyes, hence the title.






I can't tell you how much I LOVE having this pattern on my nails! It does take a while to do so many dots, but it is really relaxing and fun. Plus dots are an easy pattern to do on both hands! My base color is Zoya Raven, then I used Jesse's Girl Girls Night Out (blue), Color Club Almost Famous (yellow), China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic (pink crelly), and Orly Pure Porcelain (a very light pinky-white). Somehow this color combo seems sort of retro to me. I used HK Girl over my base color, but I prefer not to top coat over dotty nail art because I like the ever-so-slightly raised texture.


This is a great example of some cool nail art you can do with the giveaway prize pack that I have going on right now! The only difference is that my pink polish is more of a crelly, and the pink in the prize is more of a creme. If you haven't entered the giveaway yet, check out the post + Rafflecopter widget here!

14 comments:

  1. I am so in love with this design I must try It for myself soon!

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    1. thanks! do it do it do it! I want to see :)

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  2. Ooh this is so cool! I'll have to try a dotty mani myself sometime :)

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    1. Thanks! Also, totally try one! They're super easy and fun and I've never seen dots look bad, ya know?

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  3. I freakin' love this! Dang! Totally looks like eyes!

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    1. Ahh, me too! I hated taking it off! I wore it for like 5 days :P

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