Ever since 3,000 B.C., Egyptian, women used henna to dye their fingers and nails red to both signify their status in the social strata and to beautify their appearance. In China, they used a mixture of crushed or mashed flowers like orchids and roses to extract their colors. The Incas decorated their fingernails with pictures of eagles, but it is unclear how the practice of coloring nails progressed following these beginnings.
Nail art began to advance in modern society, beginning in the 19th century. In 1830, the orange wood stick was developed in Europe and this began to modernize the process for manicuring the nail.
Polishing fingernails is by far, not what it used to be. Thousands of nail styling salons have been popping up across the nation within the last decade performing stunningly glamorous artwork. Applications are available in a full range of shapes and colors and in most instances using stickers, freehand drawing or airbrushing over stencils to achieve a certain design.
There is no limit to creativity as women combine a unique look to compliment their individual fashion style. If you want an easy and affordable way to jazz up your outfit, look no further than a bottle of nail polish, glitzy colors, and some magnificent artwork. Some ideas can truly be way over the top, but the styles I've added here within this post, I've found to be truly unique and beautiful.