Did 16th-century women color their nails?  

16th_century_french_dress_2_by_DeredereGalbraith

Dress by Deredere Galbraith

Well, sure. With vegetable dyes. They also used make-up and blush, dyed their hair, and possessed mirrors, combs, tweezers, manicure sets, and curling irons. These items were popular with royalty and nobility and also among the growing merchant middle class.

One comment on “Did 16th-century women color their nails?  

  1. alicefrench says:

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