With the rising awareness about one’s appearance and the innate desire to look good and presentable, people have been experimenting with their looks since forever. Till recently, hair and face took a big chunk of the taking care ritual. Not much attention was paid to hands and feet. At the max, a coat of matching nail paint was used on special occasions. Slowly but steadily, manicures and pedicures got their place in the sun. With the stress on looking groomed from ‘’tips to toes’’, various manicures like French, gel, hot wax etc. took over. The nail paints went from plain ones to gel, quick drying, matt and glitter. The nail paint shades also went from classic to modern to downright bizarre- from classic maroons and reds to bubble gum pink to neon orange.