tokidoki nails, nail art blog

I have a tokidoki diary for 2012 and I bought it just for the beautiful pictures.  I was flicking through it the other day and I got inspired to tokidoki nails…except it was really difficult and my poor nail art skills didn’t do it any justice.  But then I saw an easy peasy polka dot one that I could do and henceforth, this blog post was born.

tokidoki diary, nail art blog

Tokidoki makes me go gaga!  Obviously this tokidoki-inspired nail art should be renamed colourful polka dots.  It’s really easy and I had a lot of fun putting my nail dotting tools to good use.

Here’s a picture of my nails without the tokidoki background.  It’s actually really pretty with the bright colours and it somehow reminds me of Skittles.

nail art blog, tokidoki nails

The nail polishes I used were : Rimmel London I love Lasting Finish London Clouds (2 coats), Australis Nail Colour Rub-a-dub-dub*, Rimmel London I love Lasting Finish Tangerine Queen, China Glaze Salsa* (swatch), FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Nail Enamel Minty Mojito*, Ulta3 Nail Colour Bottle Green, Ulta3 Nail Colour Orchid*, Nicole by OPI I’ve Got The Power*(swatch).  {* means PR samples}

And just because I can…here’s a picture of me and one of my sisters, Y, with a tokidoki wall  which we salivated over – this was taken in Brisbane in January 2010.  Love love love.  I meant the tokidoki wall; not so much my sister!  Kekeke!

And damn…I’m wearing an uber-short dress – look at my manly muscly calves *shudders*!    But those were the days when I had skinny arms – le sigh…

So are you a mega fan of tokidoki too?  I know friends who have tokidoki handbags and keyrings and make-up.  I only have a tokidoki diary and a Hello Kitty tokidoki toy.  Gah!  But that’s because I can never find places which stock tokidoki stuff…and when I do, it’s when I have no money to buy stuff.

What’s on your nails this weekend?

23 Comments on Tokidoki-Inspired Nail Art

  1. Eden-Avalon
    24/03/2012 at 2:17 pm (6 years ago)

    I love tokidoki packaging….not so much the products. Your nails are so cute!

    • Ling
      26/03/2012 at 2:07 pm (6 years ago)

      @Eden-Avalon, Haven’t tried tokidoki products before – are you talking about make-up products?

  2. Ashlynn
    24/03/2012 at 3:11 pm (6 years ago)

    I love tokidoki!!! I only have a shirt though. I’d get more if I could find any, lol.

    • Ling
      26/03/2012 at 2:07 pm (6 years ago)

      @Ashlynn, Ah, I want the tokidoki handbag!!

  3. Laura
    24/03/2012 at 8:02 pm (6 years ago)

    Love the nail art! Hadn’t heard of Tokidoki before reading this post!

    • Ling
      26/03/2012 at 2:15 pm (6 years ago)

      @Laura, No way! But I can understand that because I had never heard or seen any tokidoki products when I lived in UK. Only noticed it in Asia and they are very popular in US too 😉

      P.S. And thanks for the compliment! Coming from you, the nail beauty guru, means a lot 🙂 yay!

  4. Vita
    24/03/2012 at 9:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Such a fun mani! I don’t have any Tokidoki products but I’d love to just for the cute packaging!

    • Ling
      26/03/2012 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)

      @Vita, Anything cute is right up our tree 🙂

  5. Margaret
    24/03/2012 at 10:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Such cutie nail art!
    I adore tokidoki, the name is cute, the packaging is totally adorable 🙂

    • Ling
      26/03/2012 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)

      @Margaret, Hehe, thanks 🙂 It’s great being a girl and being able to love cute stuff! 🙂

  6. E-von
    26/03/2012 at 12:34 am (6 years ago)

    Love the colourful nails and Tokidoki…I’m a sucker for all things kawaii (cute) too 🙂

    • Ling
      26/03/2012 at 2:09 pm (6 years ago)

      @E-von, Yay! Kawaii lovers rock 🙂

  7. Rin
    26/03/2012 at 12:42 am (6 years ago)

    I still have no idea who or what tokidoki is… Some type of art? The only tokidoki I know of is a character from the Disney Cars 2 movie. Now I kind of see why they called him that, he looks just like the picture you and your sis were standing in front of! PS – what are you talking about? Those legs are sexy!

    • Ling
      26/03/2012 at 2:11 pm (6 years ago)

      @Rin, Really? No way! Tokidoki is like the cutie characters from erm..Tokidoki. I think it’s like Disney characters and Sanrio characters (i.e. Hello Kitty. Haven’t watched the Disney Cars movies but may watch it just to check out Tokidoki LOL.
      And meh…my legs are just tree stumps!!!

  8. Madam M
    26/03/2012 at 12:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I go absolutely spastic for all things tokidoki. Yes I’m a grown woman yet i squeal like a banshee when i see anything. If i don’t get the makeup brush set stat I’m going to die. Heads up, villain in melbourne sell the tokidoki knit beanies. definitely need one or 4 for this winter. super cute.
    Your nail art is great. You need to give yourself more credit sweetheart.

  9. beetrice
    26/03/2012 at 2:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Love the spotty nails! 😀 Can’t say I like or dislike Tokidoki, but the inspiration is quite cute!

    • Ling
      27/03/2012 at 1:27 pm (6 years ago)

      @beetrice, Hehe! Thanks!

  10. Kay
    27/03/2012 at 6:19 am (6 years ago)

    Super fun nail look! I haven’t heard of tokidoki before but it looks adorable.

    • Ling
      27/03/2012 at 1:28 pm (6 years ago)

      @Kay, Aww, thanks Kay

  11. Bun Bun Makeup Tips
    27/03/2012 at 7:22 am (6 years ago)

    I love polka dot nails! They’re incredibly easy to create and end up looking so funky and can spruce up any outfit. Those crackle nails used to be my favorite type of nail art too but the trend’s died down quite a while ago.

    • Ling
      27/03/2012 at 1:28 pm (6 years ago)

      @Bun Bun Makeup Tips, I love polka dot dresses! I think I have too many!

      P.S. Yes, crackle came and gone. And I bought a few of them and now, they’re lying there unloved 🙁

  12. Samantha
    28/03/2012 at 12:05 am (6 years ago)

    Super cute nails!! I love the colorful polka dots {and anything polka dot}! And girl, lots of people would kill for muscly calves! LOL!

    xo, sam

    • Ling
      28/03/2012 at 12:28 pm (6 years ago)

      @Samantha, Thanks lovely! I wanna kill my muscly calves!! LOL