Facts and history of enamel

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HISTORY - How and when came. 5


There are many issues that sometimes make us curious, trivial matters which we do not give importance to, but when asked we do not know what to say. Women love enamel, taking care of their nails, and most do not knowthe history of this product. This work aims to remedy this curiosity about the history of enamel and its evolution.


To do this work were carried out research on the internet, on websites and blogs of curiosity and in love with enamels. After the research, the data were compiled and merged with the work presented.


Currently, many people have the habit of paintingtheir nails or strengthen it through this chemical mixture that can be colorless or multicolored. Women, mostly get lost in the multitude of colors sometimes with incomprehensible names, that promise a more flattering or more tuned nails. Many guitarists employ the material so that the nails do not break during a presentation. Although many uses in contemporary nail polish have already beenincluded in the daily royalty of ancient Egypt. Around 3500 BC, Egyptian women applied a black henna dye on the nails .The most vibrant colors were relegated to the use of the royal family and came to awaken some preferences between the queens of Egypt. Cleopatra had a clear preference for dark red hue. Nefertiti had more taste for enamel ruby tone. Women of lower classes were only allowed to paint yournails with bright colors. In the reigning of Cleopatra, for example, only she could wear red to color her fingernail. For disobeying the order a severe punishment was given - sometimes even death.

The same power of social distinction in the use of enamel observed among the Egyptians was also noticeable among the Chinese. In the mid-third century BC the usage of reds and metallic (made ​​withsolutions of silver) was meant for the ones occupying a privileged place in the social hierarchy. Among the Romans, painting gave way to treatments with abrasive materials that made the nail polish.

HISTORY - How and when came.

The first nail polish probably emerged in China around 3000 BC, colors "glaze" was related to social position of the individual - man or woman. Duringthe Chou Dynasty in the 7th century BC only members of the royal family could use a folder with gold or silver on the nail - the actual colors would change later to black and red. Around 30 BC, painting nails was also fashionable among the Egyptians women, who dipped his fingers in henna dye. Women of lower classes were only allowed to paint your their nails with bright colors.
The first enamelswere made from of a mixture of arabic gum, beeswax, egg white and gelatin. Today, enamel is a variation of the ink used in painting cars. "Before the 20s, they used to rub oil on the nails and then polish it, a habit that indicated status," said Mitsuko Shitara, professor of fashion history, from Faculdade Santa Marcelina.
In its first version, the product was a pale pink hue, and was applied inthe middle of the nail. Getting to the 1930s, we can note that "paint" on the toes and the hand was very successful among the major Hollywood movie stars like Rita Hayworth and Jean Harlow. In 1932, the brothers Charles and Joseph Revlon costed the invention of a new type of enamel, bright and with a wide range of shades. In the following decades, we have seen technology employed on enamelbecoming incredibly complex. The fake nails seemed like a good alternative to draw attention without spending hours in the manicure. A few years ago were available machines capable of printing a digital image on nails. Hard to know where the beauty industry can come go to stoke feminine vanity.


Since 3500 BC the Egyptian already dyed black nails. In the Roman Empire well-polished...
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