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3Feb/130

Firework Fingernails

This blog post is for the gals who love fireworks, although if you’re a guy who’s into this, we’re not judging! Decorating one’s fingernails is nothing new; people have been doing it for centuries. Nail painting dates back as far as 3000 B.C. when royals used a variety of substances including flower petals, beeswax, egg whites, silver and gold to embellish to look of their nails. In Egypt, it was fashionable both men and women to tint their nails and the specific color indicated a social status (darker for royals, lighter for lower classes

In the US, painting fingernails hit the scene in the 1920s with the advent of automobile paint. Ladies would dab red or pink hues to just the center of their nails, leaving the “moon” part in a natural state. By the 1940s, nail painting was all the rage in Hollywood and not long after, this way to decorate the hands became popular with women of all ages and social statuses. Probably the heyday of nail painting was in the 1980s, when acrylic nails became the “must-have” accessory for women; the longer and more brightly painted, the better. After a slight respite, nail painting is ultra-popular again; it seems the brighter, wilder and more unique the better. Today, women get intricate designs painted on their nails, like miniature masterpieces. Whether flowers or sports insignias, you can pretty much get whatever you want painted on your nails. You can even have the paint set with Swarovski crystals. Check out these firework fingernails created by a very creative and steady-handed manicurist. We love them!  Would you wear nail art ike this? Let us know in the comments below.

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