in brief, nail polish originated in several places, among others in ancient egypt, in native american cultures, as well as several chinese dynasties. over its history, many different types of compounds have been used such as egg whites, alum, gold, and beeswax. in ancient egypt, women with a lower rank were only allowed to wear pale hues.
to read more about the origins of nail polish visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_polish.
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