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On June 1st each year, National Nail Polish Day primes us with every shade under the sun. Sandals and beaches mean manicures and pedicures, too.

  • 3000 BC – From the French manicure to elaborate nail art, nail polish has come a long way since the bees’ wax and gum Arabic used by the Chinese around 3,000 B.C. The celebration recognizes these durable lacquers and gels that last longer and provide variety.
  • 18th Century – The French manicure is probably the most popular nail color scheme. It originated in 18th-century Paris, but it became popular during the 1920s to 1930s.
  • 1920 – Michelle Menard utilizes the enamel used for cars and creates a polish for nails.
  • 1930s – Black nail paint is created.
  • 1934 – dentist Maxwell Lappe created a product called Nu Nails, An artificial nail designed for nail biters.
  • 1934 – nail polish was often referred to as lacquer and cost 35 cents a bottle.
  • 1950s – Red nails are totally attractive, but if you have them in the 1950s, you would be considered promiscuous.
  • 1975 – Jeff Pink creates the French manicure.
  • 1978 – Acrylic nails were introduced in 1978 and were invented by a dentist named Fred Slack.
  • No longer the status symbol it once was, nail color now changes with the seasons, our styles and our moods. And, there is also a shade or hue for every occasion. Vibrant reds, turquoise and plum make summer nails shine during beach parties and weekend barbecues. The understated style of pale pinks and beiges or a subtle moss help us look workweek chic. For those elegant evenings or when we want to make a statement, nail polish adds gold, silver and sparkle to even the most economic wardrobe.
  • Nails are made of the same material as our hair – keratin
  • If you have abnormally pale nails, you might have anemia.
  • Dark, vertical lines on the nail bed mean you might be having melanoma.
  • Depressions and small cracks in nails are often associated with psoriasis.
  • Brittle and thin nails might mean thyroid problems.
  • Yellowing and thickening nails are signs of fungal infection.
  • Meanwhile, bluish discolorations might indicate lung disease.
  • Modern nail polish was a by-product of car paint.
  • Some churches even banned women from worshiping during Sundays if they had painted nails.
  • During the Victorian era, women with paint on their nails were considered sinful, and women who did so were usually prostitutes.
  • Unless you’re obsessed about your favorite color, your nail polish color of choice isn’t random, whether you realize it or not. According to psychological experts, color preferences are a reflection of our current mental state and the thoughts that are subconsciously stored in our memories.
  • Nail polish was used to identity class rankings in Ancient Egypt. Nude and light colors were worn by people in lower class, while high class women painted their nails red.
  • An open bottle of nail polish lasts for two years.
  • Men’s nails tend to grow faster than women’s.
  • The fastest growing nail is the one on your middle finger.
  • The slowest growing nail is your thumbnail.
  • Typing with your nails will actually stimulate their growth.
  • If you place a piece of your fingernail in Coco Cola, it will dissolve in 4 days.
  • Nitrocellulose (a main component of nail polish) is also an ingredient in fireworks.
  • Queen Nefertiti tinted her fingernails and toenails red.
  • The most expensive nail polish in the world costs $250,000, and contains 267 carats of real black diamonds.
  • Cleopatra wore nail color from the henna plant, which was a red color with an undertone of gold.
  • In Egypt, black nail color symbolized a higher class, and green nail color was for less important people.
  • You can use clear polish for everything from fixing running tights to coating inexpensive jewelry to prevent rusting.

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