Pamper Your Feet – Vegan Style


I was walking in Monarch Bay shopping center last week and noticed a sign in the window of Paradise Nails that advertised vegan manicures. What? Nail polish isn’t vegan?

This was news to me, but I wasn’t surprised. Since starting my vegan transition I’ve learned that many products I would have thought were vegan are either tested on animals or contain animal derivatives.

Since spring has sprung and it’s time to start showing off toe cleavage, I decided to investigate cruelty-free nail polish. Here’s what I discovered.

What makes nail polish not vegan?

  • Many nail polish manufacturers test on animals.
  • Most pearl, shimmery and metallic shades contain fish scales to achieve that effect.

Where can I get vegan nail polish?

I found a great list of brands at the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog, Logical Harmony. I was glad to see that Orly, my favorite brand, is on the list.

After finishing my research, I did something that I’ve never done before – I went to Paradise Nails for a pedicure. And let me tell you, I’ve been missing out! It was an hour and a half of bliss and my big feet almost looked pretty when I left.

I appreciate anyone who takes the time to say hello! I love receiving your comments and questions, so please contact me. Email: celestedimilla(at)yahoo(dot)com (pardon this funky spelling…it helps prevent spam).

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About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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2 Responses to Pamper Your Feet – Vegan Style

  1. lunitastar says:

    WOW! I did not know this! I am a transitioning vegetarian. Thank you for the info 🙂

    • Congratulations on making the vegetarian transition! Glad you learned something from this post – I was clueless about it too! By the way, I just checked out your blog and I love it! Celeste:)

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