Tag Archives: nail art

koi fish nail art

5 Mar

20130305-180319.jpg It just dawned on me how easy it is to create a koi fish pattern on your nails! A white background with some blobs of colour kinda resembling camo. My parents used to have koi fish so I have come to love the markings. I’m a little but in love with this design.


neon yellow and pink nail art…

22 Nov

neon nail art urbanpocketknife

When I ordered these gel nailpolishes, it wasn’t quite clear that they were neon on the website but it turns out that I love them anyway.  Inspired by my bathing suit, I made some zigzag designs and thought it came out pretty jazzy!

The instant dry of the gel polish has made nail art so much easier, almost no wait time for things to dry!

asian silk fabric nail art…

29 Dec

asian silk nail art urbanpocketknife

I didn’t really mean to make this look asian-y but it does remind me of asian silk fabric that has flowers embroidered on it.  The tiny flowers are fimo canes thinly sliced and adhered with clear polish.

asian silk nail art urbanpocketknife

Other hand is the opposite colour way, I think it turned out quite well!

nail art…lavendar floral and tie dye!

3 Aug

nail art lavendar floral urbanpocketknife

New fauxnad image plates….I like how they look kind of like textile prints!

nail art tie dye urbanpocketknifea

Whoa tie dye!  Two colour combos on each nail and accents in fimo slices!

nail art tie dye urbanpocketknifea

lime and rose nail art!

19 Jul

nail art limes urbanpocketknife

Limey lime lime lime.  I bought my first slices of fimo decorations for my nails at the Richmond Summer Night Market!  Cute little lime guys that I just stuck on with clear nail polish.  Made the other nails a little different too and I really liked this fresh summery manicure!

nail art roses urbanpocketknife

This reminded me of old 1980’s floral curtains in the country.  I don’t usually do the whole floral thing but this one wasn’t too girlie 🙂

nail art pens makes it easy…

14 Apr

It’s a little cray cray with nail art these days.  The nail art pens I got from eBay adds so much versatility to my designs with accurate tips that can draw skinny lines!

Even my cat came to check it out….this was kind of a chocolate eastery theme on my toes….

nail art design urbanpocketknife

A little 80s inspired white tiger stripe with neon pink and yellow stripes!

nail art design urbanpocketknife

mondrian inspired nail art design…

4 Apr

mondrian nails urbanpocketknife

The nail pens have arrived!  I went a bit cray cray and ordered 48 colours, it was so cheap on eBay and really, it was only a few dollars more than the set of 24.  These nail pens are great!  Precise little lines using the pen end and nice swooping lines with the brush part.  Even though I got 48 colours, I still felt I was missing two key colours: silver and turquoise.

My first design with these pens is abstract a la Mondrian-like.  Drawing straight lines is way easier now and I think they turned out pretty rad!