Thursday, March 4, 2010

Momiji Kimono Nails Did

I discovered 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:

10 comments:

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

awww - those dolls are so cute- you did a fabulous job with your nails

L said...

Nails rocks. These dolls are so cute. I love the little one here at the end of your post.

ipehishere said...

soooo cuteee :)

Cah_nossovicio said...

OMG! Your dolls are so cute!! And your mani is perfect, as cute as your doll!!

gildedangel said...

Those dolls are super cute! And so is your mani!

yardsticks 4 lunatics said...

Got to get those dolls.....and that mani is just to die for! You are so creative....this is beautiful!

:B
~Tiffani

Krystle said...

super cute!

Niki* said...

Deez - Thanks! Aren't the dolls cute! That's why I cant stop buying them. I bought some similar ones when I was in Japan too...Ben had to take my cc away :(

L - I KNOW! I actually think she may be retired already *sigh* off to peruse ebay for her...

guildedangel, ipehishere, krystle and Cah_nossovicio - Thanks!!!

yardsticks 4 lunatics - Thanks so much! Trust me though, the dolls are like drugs...you take a first hit then you just keep coming back for more. BEWARE! lol

Amanda said...

I want my nails to look like "little star" since I don't have the skills - I'm just going to print out a picture of her body and glue it to them.

hapy lolly said...

hey,

there is a Momiji nail art contest right know. You should enter http://lovemomiji.com/momiji-blog/projects/nail-art-contest/

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