Tuesday, December 13, 2011

made in japan

gofun (2) Gofun (goh-foon) nail is something I came across while shopping in LOFT...1200 yen a bottle.

I had no idea that there were nail polishes made in Japan, Kyoto to be exact. The best part of this is that the product is natural, made of shells ground to a powder.

Apparently this form of paint has been used in Japanese artwork for hundreds of years.

This nail polish doesn't have that "stinkiness", like most all others do.

gofun Because the product is natural, it doesn't last long on your nails, especially if you wash dishes by hand.

Good part is that you can use this product until the very last drop, they boast that it doesn't harden or separate in the bottle (we'll see).

It goes on very matte and dries quite quickly. I used a top coat that wasn't "natural", so that was the only part that smelled.

They had so many colors it was hard to choose from...the one on the left is Momohanairo (peach flower) and the one on the right is sango (coral).

Hopefully I can try more colors.

15 comments:

biologie. said...

Wow that is really neat - nail polish made of shells. I've never heard of anything like that before and I'd pay $15 a bottle if it never separates.

I hope you don't mind but I have a favor to ask you, if you have a chance. If not it's okay but would you mind going to my blog and checking out the label written in Japanese on the box of my coffee set (picture of label is last pic on the post)? I was wondering what the label said if translated from Japanese to English. :) I wish I could read Japanese!

I like the color of the sango nail polish, it goes well with your skin tone. (:

K and S said...

Thanks Biologie, I've gone to your blog and left a message as to what the box says :)

Take care.
Kat

Lizzy said...

Sounds like a great product! Love the colors you picked :)

biologie. said...

Kat, thanks so much for heading over to my blog and being my translator. I was so excited to see your comment. Big Hugs from Texas!

K and S said...

Thanks Lizzy :)

very welcome Biologie :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Rowena... said...

The colors and the bottle itself are very cute, and although I am not familiar with LOFT, I guess it's a high-end type of store? Shell polish..trendy!

K and S said...

Rowena, the LOFT is 8 floors of shopping fun! cosmetics, bags, furniture, stationary (sp?!) cooking stuffs, I can spend hours in there.

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

I gotta make sure the Missus doesn't see this post Kat!

K and S said...

I hope she doesn't see this one then, Kirk :)

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Oh wow, these are neat! I'm sure the lack of stinkiness is great!

K and S said...

lack of stinkiness is definitely a plus K :)

Take care.
Kat

Kathy YL Chan said...

so pretty - love the idea of an all natural nail polish. the chemical smells of regular polishes usually give me a headache!

K and S said...

I don't know how some people stay in those nail salons, Kathy, those places would give me a headache.

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

Very fun! I love the coral shade--so bright and pretty. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb :)

Take care.
Kat