Momiji dolls when I was visiting Holli and Will in Winnipeg about 3 years ago. I'm pretty obsessed with anything Japanese or Asian related (my husband is just a coincidence I swear!) and when I saw these cute dolls I immediately fell in love with them...which pretty much translates into I HAD TO HAVE THEM ALL! Despite the fact that they look just like Japanese Kokeshi dolls, these are actually made in the UK.
They're pretty hard to find in Toronto, only about 2 stores in the city gets them and when they do you have to be there on the arrival date or be willing to duke it out with other collectors. So I thought that for inspiration for my next mani that I would use one of my favorite Momiji dolls - Soul.
Soul has such a pretty green kimono with trees on it I couldn't resist. On her box it says: "Your soul is a good one, I know when it shines in your eyes. I like dexy's midnight runners." Each Momiji doll also comes with a secret message that someone can write to you and put inside the doll like a little love note. Ben wrote me something...but I cant seem to get the note out so just believe me its probably smoopy. :P
I used OPI's Thrill in Brazil for the red base then put Nubar's Green Tea on top of that leaving a "v" shape at the top. Then with a clean striper brush and my dotter tool I used China Glaze Re-Freshmint for the light kimono overlap and the light trees. Nubar Forest is the darker kimono overlap and the dark green trees. Topped it off with Seche (that stuff is like sweet sweet crack).
Hope you like it! And here is my modest Momiji Doll collection - THEY'RE SO CUTE!!
This one called Little Star is currently on my I WANT IT SO BAD list: