The idea of coloring your nails is an old one; the ancient Egyptians stained their nails with henna, and the ancient Japanese and Chinese also stained their nails with various herbal extracts. Revlon first introduced modern nail varnish and lacquers in the early 1930s.
These Requa Rose Nail Polish powder boxes were discovered in a box of very old jewelry and personal objects. Each box still contains the pink pearlized powder. The boxes share the secret to using this unique old beauty product. A curiosity and collectible for anyone interested in the history and science of beauty products.