Over the past few months, our lives have become overwhelmed with colourfully and creatively decorated nails. But the question is where has it come from? And why is it such a hit?

It is believed that nail art originated from China, therefore can be traced back to 3000 B.C. Originally nails were painted with henna or juices from the wood of trees. With the increased advances in technology and science, nail polish was created, as we know it today.

Remember the 90s when nail varnish became scented? Although scented nail varnish reined the 90s, it is clear that patterns, designs and jewels on nails have dominated 2012.

In fact celebrities have massively jumped on the bandwagon, whether it be studded, photographs, studs or marbled effects; they’re all doing it. From the extremes such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, to the more subtle nail art from Dita Von Teese and Lauren Conrad.

Can you match the celebrity with the nail?

a)     Lauren Conrad      b)    Lady Gaga      c)    Dita Von Teese      d)    Katy Perry

Although celebrities show some of the extremes to nail art, it is so easy to do it yourself especially with the help of YouTube videos. Check out Luxurious nails for a range of easy to do styles below!


Here are some of the Style Teams fave:


Words: Milly 

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