Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cartoon Nail Art~Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh + Hello Kitty!

Happy Sunday!  Today I wanted to share some nail art I did on one of my classmates a few weeks ago. Kind of a random mash up but first she wanted Mnnie & Pooh bear. 

Then the next day she asked me to add Mickey and Hello Kitty. :)

I had another good week at school.  This week's book lesson was on the history and origins of cosmetics and nail products.  It was an interesting lesson.

Here's a few facts I learned that I found really interesting:

~Cleopatra had the first cosmetics factory erected in 50 B.C..  It was built right by the Dead Sea.
~Cleopatra preferred a rust-red nail hue.
~Queen Nefertiti used a henna paste to stain her nails a deep red.

 ~During the Shang Dynasty around 1600 BC, the Chinese Aristocrats rubbed tinted gum arabic, gelatin, beeswax and egg whites on their nails to turn them crimson or black.
~Throughout the Chou Dynasty (1100 BC), gold and silver nails were strictly reserved for royal family members and anyone else caught wearing them was faced with a punishment of death.
~During the Golden Age of Greece, the Greek women used white lead powder on their faces and ground cinnabar (a red mineral that is a source of mercury o.O) on their lips and cheeks.  Ouch! 
~In 1908 Max Factor began manufacturing and selling make up to movie stars that wouldn't cake up or crack.
 ~1910 Flowery Manicure Products made the very first emery board that was very much like what we use today.
~In 1932 Charles Revson introduced the first mass-market nail polishes.  He was inspired by paint that was used in the auto industry.
~In the 60's actual nail clippings were used to add length to your nails using model airplane glue and thin strips of cotton.  Nail techs created "nail banks" that consisted of nail clippings donated by clients.  Thats pretty gross, I'm just sayin' lol
~In the 70's the first monomer and polymer (acrylics) nail services were offered.
~Also in the 70's, the French Manicure was invented by a man named Jeff Pink.
~In 1998 Creative Nail Design (CND) introduced the first spa pedicure system to the professional beauty industry.

I made a 104% on my test...yay me!  This was really an interesting lesson though. 

Well, thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your little history lesson lol  XOXO 


  1. Super cute! I think I like Minnie the most but they all look really great

    1. Thank you! Minnie has actually been a favorite lately, I've done her several times for my other classmates and a client. :)

  2. Glad I didn't live in the 60's and I <3 Jeff Pink! So in 1998 the first spa chair was created? I totally thought those were around longer than that!

    1. When they said "pedicure system", I took it to mean the lotions and creams but they did not elaborate on it other than to say CND created the first pedicure system. However, I was curious about it after reading your comment and did some googling (lol) and found that the first actual pedicure chair was created in 1975 by a man named John Meyerovich. I looked on the CND website and they do have a spa pedicure system that has all kinds of different bottles of product so I can only assume that's what was meant in my book. I read some different things on the CND website and I'm really interested in trying some of their different products they have now though. Thanks for your comment, it really sparked my curiosity to do some more research. :)

  3. Amazing facts and these nails are too too cute! I'm glad you've kept the blog going while you've been in school.

    1. Thank you! It's been hard to keep it going at times but I'm really trying to keep it up. :)

  4. My daughter found your post, and loves these nails especially POO Bear!!!!


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