Nailpolish is the finishing touch of your outfit. If your a fashionista then you probably love nailpolish. These days celebrities set a trend when it comes to nails. No wonder that big brands want to collaborate with stars like Katy Perry. But how, why and where did it all start? Let me tell you something about the history of nailpolish:
In China there where per Dynasty different colors in fashion. In the Chinese Mingperiod(1368-1644) the favorite nailcolors were red and black. Having long nails was a sign of well-being. The Ming Dynasty-people showed others that they didn't had to work to have and get a good life. In China the nailpolishes were made out of beewax, gelatine, Arabic gum and plantdyes. Nailpolish in the Minperiod was only ment for the upper class. If you didn't belong to a Dynasty and you had nailpolish on your nail they could hang you anytime.
So, early in the days they didn't liked if others imitated their fashion. This all changed in the 1930s. The substance as we know it is from 1916, when the very first transperant nailpolish came on the market. In 1932 Revlon introducted his first color nailpolish. Young woman all over the world who just discoverd the nailpolishes were setting a trend. Even in Hollywood, stars as Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis painted their nails red.
Wonder what the upcoming years will change in the 'nailpolishindustry'.