16 Things You Didn’t Know About Nail Polish

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The first nail polish originated in ancient China. It was made from beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes, and gum arabic.

For starters, a dentist invented acrylic nails.

  1. Nail polish originated in China as early as 3000 BC.
    The ingredients included beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, and vegetable dyes. In Ancient Egypt, nail polish was even used to signify class rankings: The lower class often wore nude and light colors, while high society painted their nails red. (No wonder red manis are so iconic!)
  2. The invention of the car spurred the creation of the first modern-day nail polish.
    Inspired by automobile paint, a completely colorless version was introduced in 1916. Revlon became the first established nail polish brand in 1932 when they released a cream color.
  3. Essie currently sells 311 colors of nail polish, not including nail decals or specialty base and top coats.
    You can even buy them in vending machines in airports and malls around the country.
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 6 for the UPC: 041554430769 Dare to go nude with Maybelline Color Show The Blushed Nudes Nail Lacquer! Nudes get a rush of rose gold pigments for a blushing glow. No chip color nail lacquer.; Easy Flow Brush.; Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene free. Dare to Go Nude Rush of Gold Pigments Promotes a Blushing Glow No-chip color Easy-flow brush Formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene free Ingredients:; Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanediol Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Citric Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin/Colophane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain (+/-) : Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Black 2, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, Blue 1 Lake, Tin Oxide, Red 28, Chromium Oxide Greens, Red 30, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ext. Violet 2
    $25.63  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline Color Show Black Nail Polish - Patent Black - 0.23 oz ONLY 1 IN PACK Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer Black to Black, 700 Patent Black
    $11.12  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 6 for the UPC: 041554430752 Dare to go nude with Maybelline Color Show The Blushed Nudes Nail Lacquer! Nudes get a rush of rose gold pigments for a blushing glow. No chip color nail lacquer.; Easy Flow Brush.; Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene free. Dare to Go Nude Rush of Gold Pigments Promotes a Blushing Glow No-chip color Easy-flow brush Formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene free Ingredients:; Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanediol Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Citric Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin/Colophane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain (+/-) : Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Black 2, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, Blue 1 Lake, Tin Oxide, Red 28, Chromium Oxide Greens, Red 30, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ext. Violet 2
    $25.63  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 3 for the UPC: 041554430745Dare to go nude with Maybelline Color Show The Blushed Nudes Nail Lacquer! Nudes get a rush of rose gold pigments for a blushing glow. No chip color nail lacquer.; Easy Flow Brush.; Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene free. Dare to Go Nude Rush of Gold Pigments Promotes a Blushing Glow No-chip color Easy-flow brush Formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene free Ingredients:; Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanediol Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Citric Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin/Colophane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain (+/-) : Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Black 2, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, Blue 1 Lake, Tin Oxide, Red 28, Chromium Oxide Greens, Red 30, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ext. Violet 2
    $13.17  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 2 for the UPC: 041554430776 Dare to go nude with Maybelline Color Show The Blushed Nudes Nail Lacquer! Nudes get a rush of rose gold pigments for a blushing glow. No chip color nail lacquer.; Easy Flow Brush.; Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene free. Dare to Go Nude Rush of Gold Pigments Promotes a Blushing Glow No-chip color Easy-flow brush Formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene free Ingredients:; Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanediol Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Citric Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin/Colophane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain (+/-) : Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Black 2, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, Blue 1 Lake, Tin Oxide, Red 28, Chromium Oxide Greens, Red 30, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ext. Violet 2
    $9.79  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 2 for the UPC: 041554430752Dare to go nude with Maybelline Color Show The Blushed Nudes Nail Lacquer! Nudes get a rush of rose gold pigments for a blushing glow. No chip color nail lacquer.; Easy Flow Brush.; Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene free. Dare to Go Nude Rush of Gold Pigments Promotes a Blushing Glow No-chip color Easy-flow brush Formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene free Ingredients:; Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanediol Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Citric Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin/Colophane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain (+/-) : Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Black 2, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, Blue 1 Lake, Tin Oxide, Red 28, Chromium Oxide Greens, Red 30, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ext. Violet 2
    $9.18  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 6 for the UPC: 041554430769 Dare to go nude with Maybelline Color Show The Blushed Nudes Nail Lacquer! Nudes get a rush of rose gold pigments for a blushing glow. No chip color nail lacquer.; Easy Flow Brush.; Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene free. Dare to Go Nude Rush of Gold Pigments Promotes a Blushing Glow No-chip color Easy-flow brush Formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene free Ingredients:; Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanediol Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Citric Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin/Colophane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain (+/-) : Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Black 2, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, Blue 1 Lake, Tin Oxide, Red 28, Chromium Oxide Greens, Red 30, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ext. Violet 2
    $25.63  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline Intense Teal Limited Edition
    $5.24  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    DescriptionRunway Ready Colors;; Show-stopping shine;; High fashion finishesCrazy-obssesed with color?; Our chip resistant formula gives you bolder, crisper color that just won't quit*Made in USAIngredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone 1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, May Contain (+/-) : Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) , Iron Oxides (CI 77499) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) , Red 34 (CI 15880) , Black 2 (CI 77266) , Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) , Red 6 (CI 15850) . Directions: For best results, start by applying a clear base coat.; Then, apply color in 3 strokes, painting the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail, followed by one stroke on either side.; Finish with a clear top coat for added shine and longer wear.
    $4.18  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Keep Up The Flame shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Fierce N Tangy shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Pink Shock shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer: Provides no-chip nail color straight from the showsEasy-flow brushChip-free nail colorOfficial nail color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New YorkFormaldehyde, DBP and toluene free
    $4.44  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Shocking Seas shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Green With Envy shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Fuchsia Fever shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Pedal To The Metal shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    Put on a head-turning, jaw-dropping Color Show with Maybelline Nail Lacquer. The easy-flow brush delivers brilliant color from tips to toes with smooth, controlled precision. The long lasting lacquer keeps your bold Iced Queen shade fresh and shining with its anti-chip formula. Accessorize your hands with catwalk ready, brilliant nail color.Features & Benefits: Runway ready colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishes Long lasting nail polish Easy-flow brush
    $3.99  from Rite Aid
  • Maybelline
    DescriptionRunway Ready Colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishesCrazy-obssesed with color? Our chip resistant formula gives you bolder, crisper color that just won't quit.*Made in USAIngredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone 1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, May Contain (+/-) : Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) , Iron Oxides (CI 77499) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) , Red 34 (CI 15880) , Black 2 (CI 77266) , Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) , Red 6 (CI 15850) .Directions: For best results, start by applying a clear base coat. Then, apply color in 3 strokes, painting the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail, followed by one stroke on either side. Finish with a clear top coat for added shine and longer wear.
    $4.44  from Pharmapacks
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer, Deep In Violet, 0.23 Fluid Ounce Chip free nail color The official nail color of Mercedes-Benzes fashion week in new York Formaldehyde, dbp and toluene free
    $11.50  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 2 for the UPC: 041554287172 Description Runway Ready Colors; ; Show-stopping shine; ; High fashion finishes Crazy-obssesed with color?; Our chip resistant formula gives you bolder, crisper color that just won't quit. *Made in USA Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone 1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, May Contain (+/-) : Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) , Iron Oxides (CI 77499) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) , Red 34 (CI 15880) , Black 2 (CI 77266) , Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) , Red 6 (CI 15850) . Directions: For best results, start by applying a clear base coat.; Then, apply color in 3 strokes, painting the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail, followed by one stroke on either side.; Finish with a clear top coat for added shine and longer wear.
    $8.75  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    For best results, first apply a clear base coat to prevent your nails from yellowing and to help your nail color last longer. With one sweep, paint the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail starting from the base to the tip. For the cleanest look, be sure to leave a small space at the base of the nail. Then apply nail color to the rest of the nail.Provides no-chip nail color straight from the showsEasy-flow brushChip-free nail colorOfficial nail color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New YorkFormaldehyde, DBP and toluene free
    $4.32  from Pharmapacks
  • Maybelline
    Pack of 2 for the UPC: 041554409710 For best results, first apply a clear base coat to prevent your nails from yellowing and to help your nail color last longer. With one sweep, paint the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail starting from the base to the tip. For the cleanest look, be sure to leave a small space at the base of the nail. Then apply nail color to the rest of the nail. Provides no-chip nail color straight from the shows Easy-flow brush Chip-free nail color Official nail color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York Formaldehyde, DBP and toluene free
    $9.79  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer, Pretty In Peach, 0.23 Fluid Ounce Chip free nail color The official nail color of Mercedes-Benzes fashion week in new York Formaldehyde, dbp and toluene free
    $11.50  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer provides no chip nail color straight from the shows.Easy-flow brush. Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene free. The Official Nail Color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New YorkIngredients: Cream Shades: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Alumina, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Citric Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin/Colophane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide (+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir, CI 77891, Titanium Dioxide/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77120/Barium Sulfate, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15850/Red 6 Lake, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77510/Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 15850/Red 7 Lake, CI 15880/Red 34 Lake, CI 77266/Black 2, Titanium Dioxide, CI 42090/Blue 1 Lake, CI 77000/Aluminum Powder, CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, Tin Oxide, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 45410/Red 28, CI 73360/Red 30, CI 47000/Yellow 11, CI 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 60730/Ext. Violet 2) . Glitter Shades: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Nitrocellulose, Alcohol Denat., Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyurethane-11, Polyethylene, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polyurethane-33, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/VA Copolymer (+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir CI 77120/Barium Sulfate, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77510/Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 15850/Red 7 Lake, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77000/Aluminum Powder, CI 77266/Black 2, CI 77491, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 15880/Red 34 Lake, Mica CI 16035/Red 40, CI 15850/Red 7, CI 60725/Violet 2, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 15850/Red 6 Lake) . Neon Shades: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Triphenyl Phosphate, Propyl Acetate, Isophorone Diamine/Isophthalic Acid/Tromethamine Copolymer, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone (+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 45410/Red 28, CI 45370/Orange 5, CI 45350/Yellow 7, CI 47000/Yellow 11, CI 45380/Red 21, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 60730/Ext. Violet 2, CI 42090/Blue 1 Lake, CI 77510/Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide) .
    $4.32  from Pharmapacks
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer: Runway-ready colorsShow-stopping shineHigh-fashion finishes
    $2.97  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer, Pretty In Peach, 0.23 Fluid Ounce Chip free nail color The official nail color of Mercedes-Benzes fashion week in new York Formaldehyde, dbp and toluene free
    $11.50  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    For best results, first apply a clear base coat to prevent your nails from yellowing and to help your nail color last longer. With one sweep, paint the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail starting from the base to the tip. For the cleanest look, be sure to leave a small space at the base of the nail. Then apply nail color to the rest of the nail.Provides no-chip nail color straight from the showsEasy-flow brushChip-free nail colorOfficial nail color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New YorkFormaldehyde, DBP and toluene free
    $4.32  from Pharmapacks
  • MAYBELLINE COMPANY
    On trend nude nail lacquer with a hot pink touch.No chip color nail lacquer.Easy Flow Brush.Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene free. Size: 0.23 oz. Color: Mink Lust.
    $3.99  from Kmart
  • Maybelline
    DescriptionRunway Ready Colors Show-stopping shine High fashion finishesCrazy-obssesed with color? Our chip resistant formula gives you bolder, crisper color that just won't quit.*Made in USAIngredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone 1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, May Contain (+/-) : Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) , Iron Oxides (CI 77499) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) , Red 34 (CI 15880) , Black 2 (CI 77266) , Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) , Red 6 (CI 15850) .Directions: For best results, start by applying a clear base coat. Then, apply color in 3 strokes, painting the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail, followed by one stroke on either side. Finish with a clear top coat for added shine and longer wear.
    $4.44  from Pharmapacks
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline Color Show Holographic Nail Lacquer: Fashion's new dimension for nailsColor-morphing metallic pearls create Hollywood-worthy special effectsShades shift as they catch the light, depending on the angleFormaldehyde, DBP and toluene free
    $2.97  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline New York Color Show Veils Nail Lacquer Top Coat: Easy-flow brushFormaldehyde, DBP and toluene free
    $2.82  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Nail Lacquer: Polka dot prints3D nail design for your fingertipsHigh-fashion meets high-artFormaldehyde, DBP, and toluene free
    $2.97  from Walmart US
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer provides no chip nail color straight from the shows. Easy-flow brush. Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene free. The Official Nail Color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
    $2.99  from drugstore.com
  • Maybelline
    Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer provides no chip nail color straight from the shows. Easy-flow brush. Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene free. The Official Nail Color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
    $2.99  from drugstore.com
  1. Acrylic nails were introduced in 1978.
    And they were invented by a dentist.
  2. In 1934, a bottle of Cutex nail polish cost 35 cents.
    It was only available in three shades of red.
  3. The most expensive nail polish costs $250,000.
    Nope, that’s not a typo. The color, Black Diamond King, is made with 267 carats worth of black diamonds.
  4. In 2012, nail polish sales reached $768 million.
    This was a 32% increase over 2011, and was probably due to a rise in nail art mania.
  5. Actress Rita Hayworth popularized red nail polish.
    After the introduction of Technicolor, Rita’s bold nails launched a polish movement. Much later, Uma Thurman would start a new trend of vamp-colored nails, thanks to her hit role in Pulp Fiction.
  6. There are 13 types of nail polish finishes.
    And they include: shimmer, micro-shimmer, micro-glitter, glitter, frost, lustre, crème, prismatic micro-glitter or shimmer, iridescent, opalescent, matte, duo-chrome, and translucent.
  7. Opened bottles of nail polish only last about two years.
    Unopened bottles can last indefinitely. But once you twist the cap off for the first time, certain ingredients evaporate, which changes the formula and consistency of your polish.
  8. Some nail polishes have food in them.
    Well, food extract that is. Nails Inc. recently launched a brand of nail polish with kale, which they claim will smooth and brighten nails. Londontown Lakur’s formula includes garlic to strengthen and harden nails, while others have cucumber that allegedly prevents splitting.
  9. You shouldn’t throw your nails polish away.
    The EPA considers nail polish a household hazardous waste so you should technically toss your unused bottles in a hazardous waste facility. (However, even the EPA says it’s impossible to regulate every household, so there is an exemption to waste generated by normal household activities.)
  10. Storing nails polish in the bathroom is a big no-no.
    And contrary to some reports, you shouldn’t put polish in the fridge either. The chill will cause the polish to crystalize, which breaks down the formula. Instead, keep polish in a dry, room temperature space without direct contact to sunlight.
  11. Painting your nails is prohibited on airplanes.
    One woman was even arrested for painting her nails on a flight. She did also use profane language and refuse to stop, but overall, most airlines frown upon nail lacquer in the sky.
  12. Neon nails polish is technically illegal.
    Or at least the FDA hasn’t approved them yet. Certain colorants used to create neon and glow-in-the-dark polishes are not allowed, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find them on beauty shelves. Many companies like OPI use formulas with FDA-approved coloring, while your other favorite neon polishes are imported.
  13. You can use nail polish to fix a run in your tights, thread a needle, and more.
    Lacquer isn’t strictly for your fingers and toes! Check out more unconventional uses for nail polish here.
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