Hanami was born out of the desire to provide a more ethical range of products. Our ethos is cosmetics with a conscience and we keep this at the heart of everything we do.
Our products are proudly Australian made, and independently owned.
This allows us to ensure ingredients and manufacturing processes live up to the principles we founded or company on, minimise waste and carbon emissions through transportation.
— Australian made & independently owned —
— Certified vegan & cruelty free, with CCF and PETA —
What the heck is a 'breathable' nail polish? How does that work?
Traditional nail polish is made up of tight molecular bonds, directly stacked on top of each other.
Hanami's breathable base is formulated to allow water and oxygen to easily move through the polish. The molecular structure is more like a bricklaying pattern (as opposed to stacked in straight lines) allowing the nails to grown & behave naturally, without the restrictions of traditional polishes.
Our breathable permeable formula helps to improve the health of your nails and nail bed, and provides you with a better quality manicure!
What do you mean by 'Wudu Friendly'?
Traditionally, Muslim women shy away from the use of nail polish because it prevents water from touching the nails during wudu, a purification ritual necessary before prayer. The hands are one of the body parts required to be purified during wudu. Hanami nail polish formula is water permeable, water can pass through the polish - making it acceptable to be worn by Muslim women.
What does 'Ten Free' mean?
Did you know that the chemicals in commercial nail polish can be really bad for your health? Ya huh, they can.
Our motto here at HANAMI is "cosmetics with a conscience" and this includes our polishes too. While nail polish cannot be made entirely with organic and natural ingredients (hopefully sometime soon though!) we have done our best - and ensure that our polishes are safer for you by using a 'Ten Free' formula. What the heck does this mean? Well, most commercial nail brands contain toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, ethyl tosylamide and xylene, parabens, phthalates and benzophenone (ugh!) - those nasty ingredients can do a bunch of harmful things to your body, from triggering allergies to causing havoc in your endocrine system. Ewwwww!
How much is postage? And where does HANAMI post to?
Shipping within Australia is via Australia Post e-parcel, or Aramex, and we charge $5.95 flat rate. Shipping is free for orders over $59 Australia wide! For our wholesale customers we charge $15 flat rate, and freight free minimums do apply (please contact us for more details on opening a wholesale account)
When will my order be dispatched from your warehouse?
We attempt to ship all customer orders within 1-2 business days, but please allow longer if there's public holidays or when we have a sale (such as Black Friday). Wholesale orders are generally dispatched within 1-5 working days. For a more accurate time quote please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer wholesale for stores and salons?
Sure do! Click here to apply for an account:
How does your water based remover work?
Main ingredient - water! Hanami nail polish remover is so much gentler on nails and skin than traditional nail polish removers, and free from acetone and ethyl acetate.
We’ve also added moisturising agents (glycerin, vitamin e and aloe vera) to minimise any drying out effects. Instead of stripping the nail, as acetone based removers do, it rehydrates and nourishes.It's also free from the toxic odour of traditional nail polish removers, instead it smells like french vanilla!
As our formulation is much lower in the toxic chemicals used in other brands, you’ll need to work a little harder to remove polish from your nails. We recommend holding a remover wipe/cotton bud soaked in Hanami remover to the nail for 5 seconds, then wipe from base to tip, and repeat.
What's the difference between cruelty free and vegan certifications?
It's important to know that there's a difference between cruelty free and vegan. For a product to be cruelty free, there needs to be no form of animal testing at any point in the products development/creation or final product.
Sadly (and frustratingly) it is quite common for a company to not test the final product on animals, but to have tested the ingredients on animals along the way (or before they started production) by a third-party.
“Required by law” animal testing is another common excuse that companies use. This means that the finished products are tested on animals by a third-party to comply with regulations/laws in particular countries (China being one of these) - no matter what the packaging states, these brands are NOT cruelty free at all.
For a product to be 'vegan' it needs to be free from ALL animal ingredients - this includes lanolin, beeswax, honey, collagen, albumen, carmine, silk, milk, gelatin, and many others.
It's easy to assume (and it would make sense) that a product listed as “vegan” would also mean that it's free from animal testing as well, but because the term is not regulated, it is often used to just note that it doesn't contain animal ingredients. So it's possible for products tested on animals to claim that they're “vegan”.
Annoying and confusing hey!!
How can you tell if your product is ACTUALLY cruelty free??
That is exactly why accreditation boards exist! Yay.
Look for official logos on the packaging: such as Choose Cruelty Free, PETA, and Leaping Bunny as well as checking the ingredients list very carefully for animal ingredients.