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THEN AND NOW: The 100 Year History of Nail Art

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The next time you pull your signature hue of nail polish out of your medicine cabinet, think about how people have been engaging in that exact same ritual for over 7,000 years. That's right — the history of nail polish (or nail art, to be exact) is a long one, and full of blingy accouterments, eureka moments, and familiar spans of inspiration.

Allure trekked back 100 years through history to highlight the dear practice of digit décor that has spanned decades. Apparently, we're not the only ones who like getting our nails did! Presenting: The illustrious, history of nails...

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