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Nail Polish and Its History

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Nail polish was invented by the Chinese around 3000 B.C. Around 600 B.C., during the Chou Dynasty, Chinese royalty often chose gold and silver to enhance their nails. In addition, a fifteenth-century Ming manuscript cites red and black as the colors chosen by royalty.

The Egyptians also used nail color to signify social ranking with shades of red at the top. Queen Nefertiti, wife of King Akhenaton, colored her nails ruby red while the more famous Cleopatra favored deep rust red. Women of lower rank were only permitted to paint their nails pale hues. Also, women were very cautious not to use any color used by the royals because they might be killed for such an act!

Since I love all of our amazing Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish colors, I sure am glad not to live back in Egyptian times. It is too much fun switching colors and trying bold nail art to be oppressed like that! Who would have thought that I could be in big trouble for painting my nails red like a Queen? I guess it’s a good thing my favorite color is pink so I can always stay out of trouble!


At Healing Steps Spa, YOU can choose any fabulous color polish you want! Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Polish is actually good for you with tea tree oil, vitamins, and garlic bulb to fortify and strengthen your nails. Come pick out whatever color you like, I promise not to tell Queen Nefertiti!

Call 309-661-9975 to schedule your pedicure and get pampered like a modern day Queen!

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