Published by Melinda McKee.

It can be a relaxing treat to go to a nail salon, but it isn’t possible right now, as stay-at-home orders and social-distancing requirements have closed most storefronts. Luckily, all the products you need for a DIY manicure and pedicure can be easily found at drugstores or online. Plus, you can be sure that the products you choose are vegan and aren’t tested on animals. Animal testing wastes time, money, and the lives of animals who are used in cruel experiments. Rabbits, mice, and all other animals want to live in peace, not be made to suffer for their entire lives for the beauty products that we use.

Here are all the necessities to enjoy a vegan DIY manicure or pedicure in the comfort of your own home:

Make sure your nail polish remover doesn’t have gelatin in it! Try a 100 percent acetone polish remover to be safe—or use this Soy Nail Polish Remover from Ella + Mila.


Nail Clippers

Nail File

Try Pacifica’s Rose Revive Nourishing Cutile Oil, or just use something that you already have around the house—olive oil!

Hand Lotion

Base/Top Coat

Of course, you’ll need the perfect color. Every hand is unique, and wet n wild has an abundant selection of colors that will fit anyone’s style.

And if you don’t want to deal with waiting for your polish to dry, try these nail wraps!

Or try some press-on nails for a super-quick fix that will look like you came straight from the salon.



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