Since Bee became a vegan, it’s not just food shopping that has become somewhat tricky. I had no idea for instance that nail varnish has fish scales in it! When we were offered a vegan pedicure then I sent Bee along to find out more…
Being a vegan is difficult because no matter how hard you try, there’s literally millions of non-vegan products you have to watch out for, from cheese (a bit of a shame) to nail varnish (also a bit of a shame).
Luckily, I got the chance to have a vegan pedicure done by Sabi. She believes in all natural beauty treatments using the least harmful ingredients possible, therefore all the products she used for my pedicure were vegan, which was amazing because I didn’t have to keep checking the labels of all the products and I could just relax.
The treatment room is light, airy and relaxing and Sabi herself is friendly and helped me feel totally comfortable and at ease, as pedicures can be a bit embarrassing if your feet aren’t very well looked after. Luckily, mine were apparently actually pretty good.
First I had my feet put in a bucket of warm water to soak with a cute little bath melt that Sabi’s friend had made, which smelled yummy. Next I had my feet scrubbed with an all natural scrub which left my feet seriously soft.
There are a few choices of moisturiser, depending on what sort of mood you are in, which I liked because it meant I got a bit more of a say in the treatment. I chose peppermint moisturiser, for waking up your feet, which was massaged into my feet and lower legs. This part was particularly relaxing and also left my feet feeling nice and tingly.
Then I got to choose a Spa Ritual vegan polish which was difficult because they were all such nice shades and I’m not a very good decision maker. The polish came out slightly lighter than it looked on the bottle, but it was a lovely colour all the same. The polish lasted about two weeks with only a couple of chips. I was surprised that a vegan polish (without fish scales) could be as good as a standard make up counter polish.
Overall the experience was very relaxing, refreshing and I felt well and truly pampered. At only £16 for the express treatment and £28 for the luxury treatment, it is definitely excellent value for money and I would definitely get it done again.
The express treatment only takes 25 minutes, so is perfect for getting done in your lunch break if you work in the centre of Bristol. I would definitely recommend Sabi if you’re looking for an ethical, vegan pedicure.
Bee was given her vegan pedicure free of charge so that she could tell you all about it.