I hope this post helps to debunk one of the myths surrounding cosmetics in the 1950s. Women wore ALOT more colours than just red and pink. This is particularly true of nail polish as these amazing adverts from the 1950s prove. Look, pastels!!!
I found these quite by mistake when doing some research for my dissertation.
Nail polishes by Gala of London October 1958
This also gives me yet more reason to paint my nails any crazy colour I want whilst wearing my 1950s dresses ; )