Have you ever just sat down and looked at a bottle of nail polish? No? Well if you do, and you will, a few thoughts are inevitable and are bound to pop up, such as “ Is this really my color?” Do I have time to do this right now? And of course, “ Is this thick enough to cover my previous coat?” Because you really don’t feel like removing all of it. One thought in particular is bound to gallop across your mind like a wild mustang escaping the field in which it was bound.
“How the heck did this stuff come to be?”
If you’re anything like me, you’ll understand that when there’s a question, it most definitely needs to be researched. And upon my researching “ this polish” in which we have come to love, incorporate into our outfits, and essentially need on our fingers at all times, I found some pretty, profoundly, interesting things.
1.Nail Polish was created over 5,000 years ago in China
Obviously, this isn’t the nail polish we use today, however, the invention was brought about by the means of differentiating between the statuses. Those in power would paint their nails to ensure everybody was aware of their awesomeness. The Chinese would create a mixture of egg whites, gelatin, beeswax and gum Arabic and soak their nails for a number of hours. The process, evidently, was not easy
.2.A dentist invented acrylic nails
That’s right, a dentist is who we have to thank for this marvelous invention. With aluminum foil and dental acrylic, Fred Slack, created a faux nail to correct the one he broke at work one day. I suppose it’s safe to say the Mr. Fred did all but “Slack” in making history ( ha… ). Nothing? Oh come on. That was funny.