Posts Tagged: Nail Polish

There Was Actually Yardley Pot o’ Gloss Nail Polish?

Once again, I went through my personal stash of vintage magazines from the late ’60s/early ’70s looking for any Yardley of London ads that I may have overlooked. Voila! I found one featuring a rather fresh and romantic-looking couple. From the the October 1972 issue of Ingenue magazine, this ad is for Yardley’s Pot o’… Read more »

Power Red Chanel Lips and Nails of the ’80s!

“New from Paris. Turbulent, seductive colours for lips and nails.”   Chanel, in the 1980s, was emerging distinctively under its fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This 1985 ad shows deep, bold RED lipstick and nail polish, as befitting the shoulder-padded-power-suit-wearing style that was so chic in in that era. Chanel Red remains a classic to this day,… Read more »

Cutex ‘Play Red’ Nail Polish, Summer of 1946

This is such a beautiful, modern-looking ad from the August 1946 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. Cutex “Play Red” Nail polish – the newest color under the sun. Brilliant, sun-sparkle color that glows in daylight – moonlight too… spice for the browned-butter shade of your skin. I love the intensity of colors used in… Read more »

There Were Colorful Nails in 1973 Too!

With all the wildly different nail polish colors of today, it’s easy to think that it is only a current thing. But this Max Factor Nail Confections ad from 1973 tells a different story; that all the nail polish colors of the rainbow were available then. Even black! Which I thought came about during the… Read more »