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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The History Of Nail Polish




Nail polish originated in China, its use dates back all the way to 3000BC
Around 600BC, During the ZHOU DYNASTY the royal house preferred the colors of gold and silver, read and black eventually replaced these metallic colors as royal favorites.

During the Ming Dynasty nail polish was made from a mixture that included

*Bees Wax
*Egg Whites
*Gelatin
*Vegetable dyes
*Gum Arabic



In Egypt, the lower classes wore pale colors, High society painted their nails Red.

By the turn of the 9th century, nails were tinted with scented red oils, and polished or buffed, people in the 19th century early 20th  pursued a polished look rather then a painted look by massaging tinted powders and creams into their nails. buffing them shiny, Graf's Hyglo was sold as a paste around this time.

If was after the creation of Automobile paint that Cutex produced the first modern made nail polish in 1917, In 1932 the Charles Revson Company (Revlon later) produced their first nail polish.




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32 comments:

Russ R. said...

Oooh, that's why I love red nail polish :D

Kimberly said...

I honestly had no idea that nail polish dated that far back. I learned something new!

Natosha Miller said...

That is great, and wonderful information about nail polish. Thank you for sharing:).

Cintia Tekla said...

It is always interesting to read aabout the history of beauty ingredients :)

P Bishop said...

Love this blog! Very fun and informative. I bet you if Cleopatra was poor, she would still somehow find away to wear red nail polish.

Kung Phoo said...

That is a cool lesson! i am sure my daughter would love to learn all this..

Samantha Angell said...

I knew some of the history behind nail polish, but definitely not all of it. Thanks for sharing!

Sweepster said...

Well, I learned something new today!

bxcrochet said...

It was awesome to read the history of nail polish. I haven't painted my nails in a while.

Michelle F.

Franc said...

Nice to know when nail polish started and it's been quite a long time in history.

Emilee said...

Oh wow aha! That was a fun read! I loooove nail polish... 300+ bottles and growing!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is something I don't think a lot of people know. I love finding out about the history of products. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

What Great Information Who Would Of Known Thank You For Sharing!

Hilary @ The RNY Life said...

That's so interesting. I never knew nail polish has been around for so long. It's really neat to see what they used to make it out of.

Don Purdum said...

I learned something new today. I had no idea it went that far back. I can use that in trivial history arguments now. lol...

lisamc7 said...

That's pretty cool! I never actually thought about the history but thanks for sharing!

Michele D said...

Wow! Awesome!
Who would of thought about the history in nail polish.. I'm a pink and red kinda girl but love other colors as well.

Janelle Shank said...

my collection of nail polish is vast. thanks for sharing this, i didn't know that is how it became

Leira Pagaspas said...

I am not much into Nail Polish thanks for sharing its origin.

Liz Mays said...

That's interesting about the shades signifying class status. Who knew?

Rubbie Anne Abad said...

This is so interesting!! Learned something hihi

RD Balita said...

I Know nothing about nail polish but i love to read about history, and this is an interesting post.

Mama to 5 said...

egg whites? Sounds like it used to be more natural way back then now they just fill the bottles fun of chemicals.

Patricia Woolverton said...

Thanks for sharing that information about nail polish. I never knew how they made it before.

Patranila Jefferson said...

Thanks for the history lesson. I am a polish fanatic!

Tonya Lewis said...

Wow! I never thought about the History of nail polish so many things that make you go Hmmm

Vanessa Hicks said...

that great information! I had no idea!

Danielle said...

Thank you so much for the history of nail polish. I love learning about things that I love.

Natalie Summers said...

It would of been nice if those pictures were clickable to a bigger size so you can actually read them.

Martinus Evans said...

Very interesting post thanks!

Aleshea said...

Very interesting read indeed. As I look down at my purple nails. Who would of thunk, Surely not I.

Payal Bansal said...

We all love nail paints... but it quite interesting to read about the history of Nail Polish

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