Why was nailpolish created?
Some experts believe nail polish dates back to 3200 B.C. and was actually first used by men, not women. The nail coloring, kohl, was applied to male warriors and was used as a status symbol. Black was used for important people while green was used for lower classes.
As time went on, it became more common for women to paint their nails to enhance the beauty of their hands. The first nail polish in America was introduced in 1916 and was colorless. Colored nail glosses came a few years later, likely inspired by automotive paints. Colored glosses were commonly used to cover up and hide the dirt underneath the nail.
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