Beauty Feature: Nail Trends Through The Ages

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Since time immemorial, ladies (and men!) have been adorning their nails. In ancient Egypt, women dyed their fingertips with henna, and on the other side of the globe, the nobility in ancient China often decorated their nails ornately – tales range from nails sprinkled with gold and silver dust, to nails kept 5 inches long as a status symbol.

Fragment of Egyptian papyrus

Nail polish, by comparison, is a relatively recent invention, making an appearance only in the 1920s. Still, it has a colourful – no pun intended – history! Let us walk you through its evolution.

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