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Nail Polish History Quiz

Do You Know Your Nail Polish History?

When I was a freshman in college, I was so into nail polish that I painted my nails a different color each day to reflect what outfit I was wearing. Blue shirt? Blue nails — no joke.

Looking back on it, how did I find the time to actually study between my polish changes? Somehow I managed, and my love for nail polish is still going strong (although not quite as strong as my collegiate years). This trip down memory lane got me to thinking. How did nail polish come to be, anyway? Well, take this quiz to find out more about this common beauty staple.


Do You Know Your Nail Polish History?

It is believed that a form of nail polish was developed by the Chinese around _____.

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fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
Wow, that was interesting. I got 5/10...oh well.
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
My sister used to do the same thing, different color everyday.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
wow, that was very interesting - unfortunately, I only got two right. I guessed right on one, but I did know that Rita Hayworth popularized long, red nails - she was so beautiful and talented, how could you not want to copy everything she did?
NailPolishGuy NailPolishGuy 8 years
Great Nail polish quiz, I learned alot about it that i didn't know by only scoring 4 out of 10 correct.
thyjuliette thyjuliette 8 years
Yes! I scored better than 50% for the first time! Woo hoo! I deserve to WIN something, people! Whaddayasay? Pick me, please! I want to win something. I enter SO MANY contests and never win. Do ou think you can find it in your hearts to award me with a little bitty prize?!?!?!?! Thanks!!!!
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
The Chinese one has a lot of neat history behind it. Noble women would have petals crushed up, then their cuticles painted with wax. They would then have small balls of the crushed flower petals set onto their nails while they slept. When they woke, they would peel the wax off, leaving neatly tinted nails. I tried it when I was in grade school and mom wouldn't let me use nail polish. Azaleas don't work.
azucar_ame azucar_ame 8 years
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
:oops: My score was 2/10! I was only correct on 4 and 5. Sooo bad,lol.
eveday eveday 8 years
Pulp Fiction...I totally forgot about that.
soulight soulight 8 years
Great quiz! Very interesting facts.
brandi07 brandi07 8 years
I love this quiz, even though I didn't do well. Interesting info about the history of nail polish!
LisaKate LisaKate 8 years
2/10 i am a nail polish loser...these facts are totally interesting though, glad i know this now! thanks bella!
kahribar kahribar 8 years
Yeah, that was interesting.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
Ok, I officially suck. 4/10 Lol
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
BAD! I didn't get one correct but hey I'm a smarty pants now.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I did horribly on this one I must say. Better luck next time I guess.
teagirl teagirl 8 years
This was such a cool quiz!!!
Papaver Papaver 8 years
7 out of 10 - wow! :) great quiz, Bella, thanks!
Honeylicious Honeylicious 8 years
I loved this quiz, Bella! I didn't get them all right...but I found the history behind it so interesting. Thanks!
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