History of the Nail Colors:

Nail polish was originated in China, dating back to 3000 BC. In Egypt, the lower classes would wear pale colors and the high society red. During the Ming Dynasty, nail polish was often made from a mixture including:

  • Beeswax
  • Egg whites
  • Gelatine
  • Vegetable dyes
  • Gum Arabic

Beginning of Nail Colors:

Later the Charles Revson Company produced their first nail polish in 1932. Once nail polish was refined, it was often used in the place of gloves to cover up the grime underneath finger and toe nails.

Ingredients 0f the Nail Colors:

Trend of Nail Colors 2014 today is a refined version of the paint on vehicles. Most nail polishes are made of nitrocellulose dissolved in a solvent and either left clear or colored with various pigments. Basic components include:

  • film forming agents
  • silver halide
  • resins
  • plasticizers
  • solvents
  • coloring agents

In order to get that shimmer look in the color, mica, bismuth oxychloride, natural pearls, and aluminium powder are added into the ingredients of the nail polish. Thickening agents are added to maintain the sparkling particles in suspension while in the bottle. Now the latest trend of  nail colors are mat colors girls would like to use the mat colors on their nails. Different brands are available in the markets and they try to produce best nail colors.

Types of the Nail Colors:

  •       Gel
  •      Base Coat
  •     Top Coat


This type of polish usually last two weeks longer than normal nail polishes. It is set under Ultraviolet (UV) light to seal the polish on to the nail, a process known as “curing.” To remove the polish, one has to soak one’s nails in acetone for at least 10–15 minutes because the polish is sealed onto the nail so hard that it is difficult to remove. Gel lasts the longest and is the most preferred type of polish.

Base Coat:

This type of nail polish is a clear colored polish formula that is used specifically before applying nail polish to the nail. The purpose of it is to help strengthen nails with protein; vitamin E and calcium which can help prevent nails from breakage and peeling, as well as to restore moisture into the nail.

Top Coat:

This type of nail polish is a clear colored polish formula that is used specifically after applying nail polish to the nail. It forms a hardened barrier for the nail to prevent chipping, scratching and peeling. It strengthens the nail and forms a glossy and shiny finishing touch to the nail. It is recommended that those who enjoy nail art to apply top coat to preserve the design for a longer period of time.