MASK UP! …but this time the protection is for your HANDS!

MASK UP! …but this time the protection is for your HANDS!

Grab the door knob – wash your hands.

Pick up the mail – wash your hands.

Sneeze, cough – wash your hands.

There’s definitely a theme attached to many of our activities these days. While EVERYONE will agree that washing your hands is ALWAYS a good idea, it can be a bit tough on those digits. Add some breezy Sping weather to the mix and you’ve got a recipe for some pretty chapped hands. Here are some things to keep in mind as you diligently scrub, scrub, scrub away the germs this Spring.

Hydrate and moisturize! Plain and simple.Your focus needs to be on moisturizing. Since we are all pros by now at our at-home manis, make sure you are including a step that all the (real) pros swear by....use a hydrating hand mask.

You’re in luck! Côte just introduced our Hand Mask with Plant Collagen to provide just the relief (and pampering) you are craving. Enriched with soy collagen and shea butter to provide intense, age-defying hydration and skin care, Côte’s Hand Mask soothes and firms while brightening and diminishing the appearance of dark spots. (And yes, as with all Côte products, this one is Vegan and Cruelty-Free as well!)

Easy to apply and dreamy to use, it just a matter of sliding these gloves on and letting them get to work. 15-20 minutes later be prepared to once again love how your hands feel. Pro tip: massage in any remaining cream to make sure you don’t miss any of the good stuff!

How To Smooth Things Over

Pandemic nails got ya down? Côte has just the trick for smoothing over those brittle, dry and ridgy nails we’ve all developed due to our super hand-washing and vigilant sanitizing. Côte’s Smoothing Base Coat has got you covered!

Specially formulated to work as a ridge filler, strengthener and primer for natural nails, our Smoothing Base produces a soft, subtle, matte finish. It is a fabulous base coat because it allows for maximum polish adhesion. Additionally, given it’s milky hue, it helps whiten the nail bed “canvas,” allowing colors to really pop! We love using Smoothing Base with our neon polishes to help make your nails cast even a brighter glow! 

Worn on it’s own – a fav look of Côte co-founder, Leah Yari – it is a chic, barely-there shade that makes nails look clean and tidy in an instant. Perfect for that moment when there’s no time to do your nails, but you need to look like you did.

And as always, making sure your base coat is as toxin free as your polish is essential. The base coat obviously has the most direct contact with your nail plate, therefore ensuring that it is free of harmful toxins and allergens is critical!

Now get back to your hand washing, your sanitizing, your wiping down of the groceries, but do it with your newly smoothed over (and much happier!) nails.

February 09, 2021 by Mary Lennon

June is DIY Pedi Season!

It’s June which means we are solidly in sandal season!  It also means that toes need to look pretty and polished, even if you can’t pop in for a pedicure. Now that we've all mastered the DIY mani, it's time to move on to the DIY pedi...and this couldn't come fast enough! A simple DIY pedi is all you need to show off those feet and skip away in your cute summer shoes.

We caught up with some of côte’s amazing nail technicians to discover their secrets for achieving the perfect polished pedi look yourself...


Using côte’s non-acetone remover, gently dissolve away any old polish and create a clean, dry nail bed with which to work.

pro-tip - If you have a few minutes, soak your feet in a bowl of warm water. Add a little body or hand soap to help cleanse and soften your skin and nails, then dry completely.


Clip your nails with a large, straight edge clipper, being careful not to cut too close to the skin. Smooth the edges with a fine grit nail file to attain your desired shape.


Feet can take a beating, especially in our hot summer months. Make sure to moisturize your feet with a rich cream or oil to keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

pro-tip côte’s organic, cold -pressed argan oil is an amazing all-natural hydrator. Put a few drops on each foot and massage into heels, soles, toes and cuticles. After applying oil, make sure to re-clean your nail beds with a quick wipe of non-acetone remover.


Start the polishing with one even layer of base coat. Don’t make the mistake of skipping this important step! A good base coat really helps colored polish stick and last.

pro-tip - côte’s smoothing base is an awesome base coat that enhances all nail types. This specially formulated treatment works as a ridge filler, strengthener and primer for natural nails, and creates a great base for polish adhesion.


Time to paint those piggies! Making sure there is a medium amount of paint on your brush, evenly apply two coats of polish to toes.

pro-tip – To really make colors POP, try playing with layering. Use one application of côte no.2 (a crisp, clean white) followed by a layer of your favorite shade. Watch the color explode on your toes!


Finish and lock in your color with a thin layer of top coat. Looking for high-shine? côte’s strengthening base & top is just the answer. Need to jet? reach for côte’s quick dry top.

pro-tip – Carefully swipe the tip of each nail to seal the edge and ensure no chips.

With your toes attended to and looking great, you’re back in the game! Grab those sandals and reach for that beach bag, you’re good to go. (Don’t forget your sunscreen!)



June 01, 2020 by Mary Lennon

Swipe Right!

The trick to washing your hands but saving your mani?


Grab the door knob – wash your hands.
Pick up the mail – wash your hands.
Sneeze, cough – wash your hands.

There’s definitely a theme attached to many of our activities these days. While
EVERYONE will agree that washing your hands is ALWAYS a good idea, it can be a bit tough on pretty polished nails. Here’s a quick “tip” that can save your polish job while you scrub, scrub, scrub away the germs!

When applying your topcoat, give the tip a quick little swipe to seal the edge. That extra bumper gives you the added bit of protection you need to weather the washing!

May 26, 2020 by Mary Lennon
Holiday Gift Guide for the Jetsetter

Holiday Gift Guide for the Jetsetter

Got a chic and savvy jetsetter in your life? Shop our gift guide that will impress any wanderlust spirit. These products are the perfect essentials for any friend or family member who is constantly on-the-go!
nail health: 101

nail health: 101

the days of fake acrylics are long behind us and our nails couldn't be happier. but years of coating & covering with chemicals have left our nails tired, cracked, thin, and sometimes yellow.   by embracing our natural nail, we allow it to breath so it can begin repairing the years of anguish we've put them through. 

there are a number of things that can cause our once beautiful, natural nails to turn a yellow hue. often times discoloration is due to the overuse of toxin laden polishes, gels and fake nails. thankfully we are more aware of these harmful effects and now have methods to turn back to the clock by strengthening, repairing, and nourishing our nails with toxin-free products!  

investing in cleaner, safer beauty will save your nails and keep them healthy!


get the most from your manicure with our strengthening base and top. it’s a great way to strengthen your nails and prevent splitting, peeling, and thinning. It also adds shine, keeping your color looking fresh longer!

if you’re on the go, grab our travel size option which fits perfectly in any sized clutch and is carry-on safe for quick spot treatments.

strengthening base + top  $21, traveler size $8 






great way to keep your cuticles supple and skin and hair radiant is our organic argan oil! this multi-functional oil is your secret weapon for combatting not only dry skin (cracked heels) and wrinkles, but for keeping cuticles soft and hair shiny as well!

to use on nails, simply apply 1 drop to each nail and gently massage in the cuticle area, but don't stop there! add some argan oil into your lotion, shampoo or conditioner for a special hydrating boost, or simply apply directly to your skin or scalp.

argan oil  $28 


nail health does not stop at topical solutions - internal health is equally important to maintaining beautiful nails. a nutritious diet is a key factor to healthy nails!

head out to your local farmers market and load up on the green goods with our aplat tote now available. a beautiful grocery tote is a great way to remind yourself that you're invested in your health as well as supporting a sustainable lifestyle with a reusable, multifunctional bag.

aplat tote $50
June 22, 2016 by jamie feldshuh
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