A “Quick Côte” Shop Opens in NYC

Toxin-free nail polish and more for on-the-go New Yorkers who hate the typical salon manicure experience

Everything that ever stopped you from getting a manicure is alleviated at LA-based Côte’s first East Coast shop. First off, it doesn’t feel like a typical salon. Four small tables are tucked away far away from the window, surrounded by browsable books and fair-trade items—some coming all the way from France—from independent designers, which are all for sale. The signature $20 “quick côte,” a polish …

alfa.K + Camille Walala Nail Stickers

The London-based artist brings her colorful work to a miniature canvas in this beauty collaboration

Fresh, colorful nails are an easy way to update an everyday look into something a bit more exciting. French illustrator and graphic designer Anne-Claire Gambette’s nail sticker brand alfa.K offers plenty of unusual, fun hand decorations—like the sheer marble polish patches that make your nails look fashion shoot-worthy, or the “Fella” series that consists of comic book-style eyes, lips, bones and hands. Alfa.K was founded …