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Nailed It for New Year’s

December 31, 2013

Nail Art. Really? Really. Nail Art has been a “thing” since 3000 BC when the Chinese used a combination of beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes, gum arabic, and rose petals. Indians and Egyptains first used dye derived from the Henna plant, and the Incas actually painted images of eagles on their fingertips. Fast forward to the 1900s, where shortly after the introduction of automobile paint, Cutex produced the first modern nail polish in 1917, and synthetic nail polish was officially introduced in the 1920s in Paris.

Since then, nails have become a legitimate medium in the art world, and I, too, have taken a bite out of this trend with a New York state of mind. As Official Host of Times Square New Year’s Eve, I decided to create a Times Square New Year’s Eve theme complete with not one but two, Dick Clark busts, which I had custom-made for the occasion. I collaborated with Nails By Regina & ChaChaCovers to create my carefully curated (and manicured) homage to New Year’s Eve 2014. Did I nail it? I’d love to hear your thoughts! HAPPY NEW YEAR!