If you have given up with the home manicure, because you find that you're constantly chipping your nails, fear not... Badassery has found a product that KICKS ASS! Try Taupe Coat!

I have to admit… I have a thing with nails. I love me a good mani and would get one every day it it were at all practical. Along with the love for beautiful nails, I have an equally, if not greater, hatred for chipped nail polish. UGH… seriously now! It feels like no sooner do I finish putting on the perfect coat when I dare to do something seemingly innocuous, like putting on a pair of jeans, and mess up the whole thing!

So I’ve given up on the home mani — until NOW!

Taupe Notch Lacquer

The first thing I noticed with trying Taupe Coat is it goes on super smooth and dried quickly. The color goes on vibrant and two coats was all it took to get each nail looking perfectly even and silky smooth. Plus it stayed shiny — without a clear top coat, mind you.

Within 20 minutes of applying, I was putting them to the test. My husband walked in the door with four bags full of groceries so I decided to help him put them all away. Reaching in to my reusable shopping bags, grabbing boxes and packages, and opening cupboards was no problem. Then, my kids wanted snacks! Even after a very stubborn package which forced me to use my newly-painted finger as a wedge, it didn’t even mar this lovely lacquer.

As I type this, I’m going on 48 hours of wear with not even a chip. That includes massive amounts of typing, getting the kids ready for school, and as little housework as I can get by with for today.

What Sets Taupe Coat Apart

All Taupe Coat products are 5-Free, cruelty free, and vegan. What does that mean? It means it doesn’t contain the five common toxins that most polish contains including camphor, formaldehyde, toluene, formaldehyde resin and DBP (dibutyl phythalate). It’s ingredients are sourced from vegan suppliers with no animal testing and no animal ingredients.

Taupe Coat is a female owned and Black owned business whose mission is to create luxury beauty products for boss babes, fashionistas, and girls-on-the-go. The heart of their business is to uplift others and give back, while promoting self-care and self-love.

Giving Back

Each season Taupe Coat selects a new Taupe Charity, a non-profit partner that receives a portion of proceeds as a donation. The Winter Taupe Charity is the Baltimore Hunger Project,  which works to eliminate the problem of weekend childhood hunger by providing children identified as in need with food over the weekend. Every Taupe Coat purchase made between December 21 and March 21 will go towards supporting the amazing work done at Baltimore Hunger Project.

On February 14, is Show Some Love Day and Taupe Coat is donating 50% of all sales made to Baltimore Hunger Project. You can use the promo code SHOWLOVE to get free shipping.

Meet the Woman Behind Taupe Coat

By day, Bethany Peak is an attorney practicing civil litigation. By night, she’s the owner + creative director of Taupe Coat, an independent nail polish brand that blends beauty with wellness by creating low toxin, vegan, and cruelty free nail polish. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in her early twenties, Bethany became more mindful of what she put on, and in, her body. Taupe Coat was eventually born out of her desire to support and encourage other women on their journey to live a life of wellness and self-fulfillment.


Bethany considers herself a DIY queen who loves to revamp furniture and make homemade body scrubs, cuticle oil treatments, and rosewater. As a SoCal girl – two of her favorite activities are lounging at the beach and eating tacos. In her free time, she travels, visits museums, and cheers for her California Golden Bears.

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