Jessica Loves: côte Non-Toxic Nail Polish! We are excited to announce our giveaway with côte. Simply make a comment here and four winners will be randomly chosen to win a duo set from côte. And enjoy 15% off côte nail polishes at coteshop.co with code californiacote This code will expire on Oct 14, 2016. Winners will be contacted on Oct. 17, 2016.
A note from our Founder, Jessica:
Like lots of you, I love a good manicure. But it’s been pretty well-documented that the chemicals and toxins in conventional nail polishes can pose some scary risks. Anyone who’s walked into a nail salon and has been hit with a strong chemical odor knows what I’m talking about. Now, you can take heart in the fact that there are safer new alternatives out there now.
One of the best that I’ve come across is côte. True to their campaign for cleaner safer beauty, côte’s polishes are “eleven-free!” You may have heard of “three-free” polishes. Well, just as you might expect, “eleven-free” goes a few steps further. Their polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, made in USA, and totally free of eleven major toxins associated with nail polishes: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin, triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), xylene, ethyl tosylamide/epoxy resin, parabens, gluten and the most toxic of toxins…drama!
A lot of people have gotten wise to the idea of non-toxic paint in their homes, but keep in mind: the same rules apply for the paint you put on your nails, too! According to côte:
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that can be used as a hardening agent, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which can make polish last longer, has been linked to birth defects and toluene can help paint go on smoothly but can also damage the nervous and reproductive systems. Formaldehyde resin and camphor round out these major five toxins. Formaldehyde resin, often used as a strengthener, is toxic when ingested and therefore highly concerning for use on children or those who bite their nails. Camphor, often used as a plasticizer to aid with polish flexibility, is toxic when ingested or inhaled in large amounts, and is a cause for concern for nail shop staff and regular customers who are consistently exposed.
And they have colors galore. Their 112 colors run the gamut from their signature soft coral to pink to green to everything in between. My personal favorites include No. 32, which is a vibrant red, and No. 102, a creamy light gray. You can buy all of the polishes at www.coteshop.co for $18 each. They make great gifts, and I love the idea of putting a bunch of them in a makeup bag to make a cute, stylish gift set (hint, hint to my friends!).