Nifty Japanese nail-art

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 31 August, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 31 August, 1999, 12:00am

The craze for all things Japanese is still going strong in Hong Kong. And last week saw the launch of a product that is another example of kitsch, girlie items so favoured by fans of Japanese products.

NailMore carries on the tradition of the hugely popular photo-sticker machines that have come out of Japan - they are like a normal photo booth, with the main difference being that the photographs are printed on adhesive paper.

The new NailMore follows the same principle; stick your fingers into this state-of-the-art machine, and a precision inkjet printer will print one of 80 patterns on to your nails.

The process takes about two minutes per nail, and the results last a week or so. If you tire of the design, simply peel it off and try it again.

Atlus, a Singapore-based company distributing NailMore throughout Asia, intends for it to be in place in department stores, boutiques and shopping malls throughout Hong Kong later this year.

More Moschino Moschino opened its flagship store in Hong Kong last week, expanding their space in The Landmark. On offer will be the men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories collections. Despite the death of designer Franco Moschino a few years ago, the Milan-based company - now with a team of designers at its disposal - is enjoying rapid growth. And given fashion's flirtation with whimsical dressing, the line seems particularly appropriate.

Cool kelp cream Today sees the official Hong Kong launch of the so-called miracle cream, Creme de la Mer. The line is being sold exclusively through Lane Crawford for the next nine months. At a luncheon today in Cafe Vogue, about 30 well-known Hong Kong women who have used the product for the past few weeks will be asked to give their testimonials. The cream, made from kelp and other natural ingredients, sells out as soon as it is on shelves, and costs $1,450 for the larger-sized jar.