Daily Archives January 3, 2014

How To: Nail Art Trends of the Past…

19    Our obsession with nail art goes way (way) back. How far? The ancient Babylonians used kohl to color their nails in 3000 BCE. Today, of course, all you need is a bottle of polish (OK, maybe a sprinkle of glitter too). In honor of this month’s heritage theme, we’re taking a look at the trends of yesteryear and updating them for 2013. VICTORIAN VIRTUES Then: In the mid- to late 1800s, Victorian society prioritized purity and simplicity. A respectable young woman simply wouldn’t have dared to sport colorful nails. Manicures were popular, but rather than pigmented polish, nails were buffed,
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