Conscious Belle

Location: South Oxfordshire
Website: instagram.com/conscious_belle
Services: Nail Beauty Treatments
What I bought: Conscious Belle gel manicure: £20

Conscious Belle is a nail beauty treatment business run by qualified nail technician, Jo. Conscious Belle specialises in using ethical, vegan and cruelty-free nail products. Based in South Oxfordshire, she is available at evenings and weekends and is fully mobile to travel to her clients.

I try to support as many small businesses as I can, and booked in for a nail treatment. Traditionally, I opt for a gel manicure, as I have naturally long, healthy nails. Having selected my polish colour, (Impulsive by The Gel Bottle), Jo tidied my nails and shaped them. She added an acrylic tip to one nail which had broken off, painted and set them. My treatment was completed with a choice of Neal’s Yard Remedies hand lotion.

I was very pleased with my treatment. Jo has a great selection of colours to choose from and applied layers of polish that were not too thick, leaving my nails strong and maintaining a natural look, which is my preference. Her work space is immaculate, and all her products are great quality and carefully looked after – you can tell she takes pride in her work. She is friendly and professional, and has a keen eye for aesthetics, as shown on her growing Instagram page.