Soap & Co Review

Soap & Co Review

Recently I went shopping with my friend and was approached by a lady who worked at a Soap&Co stall in the shopping centre. Now I don’t know about you guys but I’m one of those people who find it hard to just leave a person in the middle of a conversation, plus the stall area smelt so nice, so I carried on listening to what she was saying. After testing out the products on myself, I ended up buying from her and I was so pleased to find out that their products are all natural and cruelty free (which is not always mutually exclusive).

Finding the right nail care brand can be tricky, let alone finding a good vegan nail care brand as it takes a while to find one that suits your needs. However, I must admit that when both my friend and I we’re testing out the products that the lady was showing us, we both really loved the fact that the products worked so quickly and weren’t full of chemicals. (We also loved the smell of the passion fruit scent) 🙂

Review

The actual nail care kit itself consists of a nail file, a nail buffer, a bottle of hand and body lotion and a little bottle of cuticle oil. I’ve used the products myself quite a few times at home and I am still just as impressed with the quality of the products as I was when testing them in store. The buffer works quite quickly without having to put much effort in it, leaving a nice shine to my nails on both my fingers and toes. Although, the nail file took a while to get used to as I have a bad habit of trying to file too quickly and eventually end up getting the wrong shape for my nails. The smell of both the cuticle oil and lotion lasts quite a while and it also does not leave a weird sticky feel like some oils and lotions can do – which is perfect.

I paid £39.99 for the whole set, which may seem like quite a bit, but so far I can definitely say that it is worth the money given the amount of times that I’ve used the products. On the Soap & Co website it’s not exactly clear whether the products are cruelty free or not, so I decided to get confirmation via email to which they responded;

“I can confirm that none of our products contain any source materials from animals and all our products are cruelty free in accordance with the beauty standards as set out by the EU governing bodies.”

For now Soap&Co are only available in shopping centres across Central London and online, but hopefully they shall be branching out soon so that the rest of you can pay them a visit!

Let me know what you all thought about this quick review and whether you’d like me to do more posts on nail care 🙂

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5 Cruelty-free Salons in London

5 Cruelty-free salons in London

I haven’t been posting as much due to the fact that I am in my final year of university and I’ve been juggling many different projects in one go. Whilst I have been on my quest to find all things cruelty free there is one particular thing that stood out to me the most – it is extremely rare to find a high end cruelty free salon in London! There are many different types of salons in London that use organic products but I found out from one of my followers that the products used have misleading animal testing policies. So I decided to do some more research into the nature of different salons and present to you 5 cruelty free, and vegan, salons across London! I hope this is useful for all my Londoners, and to anyone visiting London.

Cruelty-free haircuts in London

1.THE RABBIT HOLE – Is probably the most famous vegan salon in London. The Rabbit Hole is based in Shepherds Bush, West London and all of the products used are vegan. The website looks as though it may be under construction, but you can check out the Facebook and Twitter accounts to find out more about the salon. I wonder if they like to throw Tea Parties…

2. GLASSHOUSE SALON – Is based in Hackney, near the famous Broadway Market and a bus journey away from Stratford. This salon are well known for their specialist organic colour treatments using the cruelty free Organic Colour Systems range. The Glasshouse Salon really do incorporate their value of sustainability in every aspect of their company and one thing I do admit that I love is that they have explicitly made clear that one of their hair waxes contain bee wax – so honest!

3. MUKU HAIR – Based in one of my favourite parts of London, Shoreditch; for those of you that are not familiar with Shoreditch it is the historic East End of London that is full of art pretty much everywhere you walk. The Philosophy of Muku Hair is grounded in the Japanese meaning of the word Muku, pure and natural, which they definitely live up to by using Pureology’s 100% vegan products.

4. ENA SALON – Is another salon that values both cruelty free products and sustainability. Ena Salon is based in Covent Garden, in the heart of London and literally a walk away from the Thames. They use and distribute an eco salon Italian hair care product range called Davines, which does not test on animals as per the EU ban on animal testing made in 2009.

5. ROCOCO ORGANIC SALON – Has been certified both vegan and cruelty free by PETA. Is based in Clapham and is a walk away from Battersea Rise (A3), which has plenty of places to shop and eat. They pride themselves in their use of organic products and currently have 20% off of their services for first time customers.

It’s a shame that I’ve only found 5 so far, it seems as though many of the salons that boast about using organic hair care ranges hide the fact that their seemingly eco-friendly products are not so animal friendly (*cough Redken and Aveda cough*). I hope you all enjoyed my guide on 5 Cruelty-free Salons in London.

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