A brief history of Nail Polish

There are few things more satisfying than perfectly polished nails - especially when it's Shellac and you don't have to spend 15 minutes trying not to touch anything, only to realise you need something in your bag, or the loo, or to answer your phone! But have you ever wondered where, when and how it all began - a strange practice when you think about it, painting our nails. Adorning our fingers and toes with bright colours. Often made using beeswax, egg white, gelatin and vegetable dyes nail polish originated in China as far back as 3000 BC. In 600 BC the Zhou Dynasty seemed to favour gold and silver - symbols of wealth, until red and black replaced them as royal colours of choice. While th

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