Nothing helps beat the winter blues like a fresh paint job. If you're bored to death of the standard look, but aren't quite ready to delve into Japanese nail art just yet, meet somewhere in the middle with this surprisingly ultra-modern manicure from a vintage 1936 issue of Cosmopolitan's ad for Cutex Creme Polish. The crescent-shape tip and base looks like a well behaved candy stripe on a sweet little mint, and as the magazine ad boasts, these styles "starred at society fashion shows." With cute claws like these, how could you be blue? If you want 'em, learn how to do it yourself!
Above, from top: "Robin Red", "Old Rose", and "Rust" nail polish hues from Cosmopolitan Magazine, December 1936.