The History of Nail Polish

April 1, 2015

 

Nail beauty is not a trend that suddenly appeared in the twenty-first century.  Nail Polish examples can be found in many ancient civilizations, According to the historians and archeologist, 5000 years ago nail polish was created in China where it was used by ruling class to distinguish themselves from the general population. Popular colors of metallic nature symbolized power and wealth, such as silver and gold.  

 

One difference between China and other ancient civilizations that used nail polish was that this cosmetic product was not allowed to be used by general population. Several reports survived of public execution of common people who were caught with colored nails still survived today.   

 

From China, nail polish spread across India, Middle East and northern Africa, where it was extensively used in Egypt. 

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