There is archaeological evidence of the Ancient Babylonians painting their nails before they went into battle—with a solid gold manicure set.
The first nail polish was invented 5000 years ago by the Chinese with only two basic colors black and red.
In ancient time, Egyptian women wore nail polishes but only women with high social status were allowed to put darker shades. Nefertiti is said to have painted hers red.
During Ming Dynasty people created their nail paints using ingredients like beeswax, egg whites and vegetable dyes.
The birth place of French manicure is indeed France. During pre historic period in France, nail polishes were used by the members of royal family only. It was their status symbol and people from lower class were not allowed to color their nails.
In 1934, dentist Maxwell Lappe came up with a product he called Nu Nails — an artificial nail created specifically for nail biters.
According to psychological experts, colors that we choose tell something about our current mental state.
The first nail polish, the kind we use today was launched by Revlon, in 1920s. It was actually made of car paint.
The most expensive nail polish in the world is created by a diamond company, Azature and it costs $250,000. The nail polish is made up of 267 real black diamond carats.