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Nail Polish

The invention of nail polish.
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Alex Cassidy

on 8 October 2012

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Transcript of Nail Polish

Nail Polish Nail polish can be traced
approximately 3000 BC. The invention of nail polish It was created in China
and Egypt, but the men wore it more than the women, often when going to war. (There is no sure
inventor.) Early methods of making
nail polish were slow and tedious.
They made nail polish in factories by
mixing scraps of movie film, alcohol, and castor oil and leaving it out overnight. Nitrocellulose is a flammable
ingredient we use today in nail polish
and dynamite. To give the nail polish color, special pigments are made from plant and animal products. Some nail polishes contain mica, a reflective mineral or guanine, which is actually made of fish scales. Pearl essence gives some nail polish a metallic finish. In the 1900s, women buffed their nails with cake, paste, or powder. In the 1920s, nail polish really took off
when high-gloss car paint was invented. A make-up artist named Michelle Menard adapted the paint used on cars to work on nails, which is similar to the polish we use today. In the 50s, it was mostly shades of red.
In the 60s, it was pastels. In the 80s, it was either natural colors or neon shades. Nail Polish's Roots By Alex Cassidy
and Falon Howell! That's Michelle Menard. *hoot* THE END! The first colors of nail polish ever made were nude or beige.
In early China, in the Chou dynasty, royalty wore golds and silvers.
This later changed to reds and blacks.
If a person of lower status was caught wearing a royal color, the penalty was death. Extraordinary Uses for Nail Polish Nail polish can mend small holes in windows, screens, coolers, and other objects designed to keep things in or out.
Nail polish will also stop things from rusting, such as chipped car paint, screws, and metal containers.
It will also clear up bugbites, warts, pimples, and other blemishes.(You will probably want to use clear nail polish for this.) the "toxic trio" toluene dibutyl phthalate DBP formaldehyde These chemicals are associated with having negative health affects. They have been found in "non toxic" nail polish. Investigators found that 10 of 12 products that claimed to be free of toluene actually contained it, four of them with dangerously high levels. Formaldehyde is
very toxic, but it has
never been used
in cosmetics.
Formaldehyde is a gas, so
it has to be turned into its
liquid form, methylene glycol,to be
used in nail polish. Some brands of nail polish
haven't caught on,
so they still print
formaldehyde
on the bottles. DBP prevents nails from chipping.
However, studies show that
DBP can cause birth defects
if the woman is around the
chemical for a long period
of time. So these are the ways that nail polish works.
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