An Nfu.Oh Haul

August 5, 2010

Here is a pretty haul from Nfu.Oh. The name is an oddity but the polishes are quite a nail lover’s dream. Conceived by South Korean nail artist Enfu Oh, these eponymous lacquers are manufactured in France. Like many Korean nail polishes – Etude House and Nature Republic come to mind – the glass bottles have embossed features that give them a touch of whimsy. I’m not fond of the cheap-looking font but the bottles are Anna Sui-esque with the corset motif, no?

In the US, Nfu.Oh polishes are uniformly priced at US$12.50 at e-tailer FabuolouStreet. In Singapore however, they are priced quite differently. According to the Singapore distributor, the glitter flake polishes are S$40 and the holographic ones are S$43, while the Aqua Base (a necessity for the holos to show up) is S$39.  I appreciate that we are able to see/purchase products from this brand in person but I’m quite taken aback by the disparity in pricing.

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22 Responses to An Nfu.Oh Haul

  1. Teng Yee
    August 5, 2010 at 1:27 am

    May I know where did you purchase these in Singapore? I’ve been wanting to get them for a really long time!

    • makeupmag
      August 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

      Hi Teng Yee and Sara,

      They can be found at Ecsalonce, a local nail school (as well as the exclusive distributor of the brand), located at 171B Goldhill Centre, Thomson Road.

  2. August 5, 2010 at 3:42 am

    What colors are these? They look amazing, I own 50 and 51 myself but I now have the urge to indulge on some more colors! A shame that the shipping is a little pricey for Europe :(

    • makeupmag
      August 14, 2010 at 2:49 am

      Hi Inês,

      They are 54, 52, Holo 63 and Aqua Base (if you put your cursor on the photo, the caption listing the colours will show up :)). Aren’t they wonderful? They can be expensive out of the States though. :( I wonder how much they cost in Korea itself…probably much cheaper!

  3. August 5, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Those look gorgeous. I hope to see them on your nails.

    • makeupmag
      August 14, 2010 at 2:43 am

      Hi Mar,

      I wish I had better sunlight in my home with which to photograph my nails! I’ll try. :)

  4. sara
    August 5, 2010 at 10:58 am


    Can I ask where do you get these from?

  5. milktea
    August 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Wah.. price difference is so big. :-o In U.S., it costs roughly around MYR40. While in Singapore, after price conversion, it is near MYR100!!

    Is this a drugstore brand or mid-range?

    • makeupmag
      August 14, 2010 at 2:51 am

      Hi Milktea,

      I don’t think it’s considered a drugstore brand – it’s not readily available and the polishes are more than S$20, even going by the lower US price.

  6. facesbysarah
    August 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    whoa! I bought the EXACT SAME bottles (diff brand name) from PALZ @ fareast.
    i got them last mth cuz they bottles looked so cute!

    • makeupmag
      August 16, 2010 at 1:44 am

      Hi Sarah,

      Which brand are they from? These colours are stunning! :)

  7. August 16, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    WOW had no idea they cost so much! But I still love them enough to want to get them.

    • makeupmag
      August 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Farah,

      They are quite pricey here in SG. You could try VPost for FabulouStreet, if you’re ordering more than a few?

  8. Eleen
    August 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm


    How did you manage to ship them over to Singapore? Did you used Vpost?


    • makeupmag
      August 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Eleen,

      I didn’t use VPost. That is an option to consider if you’re ordering more than a few though!

  9. August 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    OK I will look at the site. But need my CC to breathe a lil.

    • makeupmag
      August 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      Pace yourself, Farah dear!

  10. August 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Oh yes I definitely have to. But SO just went to grab more JS & Nars for me yday. So yes all other things hv to wait for a while. :)

    • makeupmag
      August 19, 2010 at 11:49 pm

      What a sweetheart he is, Farah! Can’t wait to read about your haul. :)

  11. August 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I gave him a list & yes he is a sweetheart. :D

  12. rx
    August 29, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Wow. i came across this entry while googling nfu oh and I am seriously disgusted at how much nfu oh costs here. I mean you can get Chanel for the same amount if i’m not wrong. i was planning to go down to the nail school to get a bottle but that was before i knew how obscene the prices are; thanks for helping me save a trip.

    • makeupmag
      August 29, 2010 at 1:58 am

      Hi Rx,

      I know what you mean! The prices are undoubtedly high. I must say that the glitter flakes wear very well though! :)

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