Are NAIL stats! See below to learn a thing or two about America’s Favorite Hobby **
**Placed after “Overspending” “Overeating” & “Oversexting”
600 BC: The approximate year the first nail polish was used (in China). Modern nail polish as we know it was invented in the 1920s by Michelle Menard. //The Chinese beat us to everything!
64%: The number of women who use nail polish once a week or more, according to a Gallup study. //That’s it?! Heathens, all of you 36% nonbelievers!
416: Number of bottles of nail polish in this nail blogger’s stash. //For real? How does this bitch eat?
59%: The increase in nail product sales in the first 10 months of this year, via Women’s Wear Daily. Compare that to lip products, which were up a measly 8%. //The 59%, y’all!
$130,000: Price of the most expensive bottle of nail polish ever. It was called Gold Rush Couture by Models Own, a gold nail polish in a bottle with a hand-crafted gold lid inlaid with 1,118 diamonds. //Does it wipe your ass too? Jesus H. Christ!
$30: The price of the most expensive consumer polish on the market now. //Fashion You Can’t AfFORD, by Tom Ford.
$0.99: The price of the cheapest nail polish on the market now. //Wet-n-Wild, naturally.
3 hours: The amount of time it takes to get a complicated nail art design applied by one of Lady Gaga’s go-to nail artists, Naomi Yasuda. //Is that how long they stay on too?
3,000: The number of Wal-marts which sold out of Justin Bieber’s Nicole by OPI nail polish collection. //American Teenagers. So strange and predictable.
3: The number of nail polishes which have the word “bitch” in the color name: Tom Ford’s “Bitter Bitch”, Deborah Lippmann’s “Bitches Brew”, and Cheeky Monkey’s “Raunchy Bitch.” //Call me when the F word starts being used in nail polish names. OPI, get on it!
1994: The year Chanel released “Vamp,” launching a zillion knock-offs and changing the face of nail trends as we know it. //Release your inner
279: The number of colors listed on Essie’s website. //278 looking exactly the same, I’m sure.
10 feet, 2 inches: The length of Chris “The Dutchess” Walton’s nails, the 2012 Gui champ in the coveted category of “Longest Nails.” //This bitch again…
On that note, stay tuned for Fun Nail Friday coming back to you tomorrow!
Nail stats via fashionista.com