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    beauty,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Organic- What does it all mean?

    You might hear the words Cruelty-free, vegan and organic thrown around a lot these days but what do they actually mean? They now adorn plenty of packaging, but do we as consumers really understand the labels? Today I thought I’d unpick what it all means and how to start being more environmentally conscious when buying beauty products.  What does it all mean?  So let’s start with Cruelty-Free. This means a product has not been tested on animals during it’s production. These products are often marked with a leaping bunny symbol meaning they are accredited as 100% cruelty-free.  Next, Vegan. This means a product does not contain any animal products such…

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    Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    How To Have a Plastic Free Summer

    Plastic is everywhere these days. It packages our food and beauty products and it’s used to make everyday items like straws and carrier bags. However it is also in our oceans. Plastic is destroying marine life and the problem is only getting worse, and it’s been estimated that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish. So it’s time to take action to save our oceans before it’s too late, this can involve small changes like the ones below, but if we all make them it will make a difference! WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) are pushing to make changes to save our oceans, why…

  • fashion,  Sustainability

    Spring Capsule Wardrobe Update

    I mentioned in my March To Do List post that one of my aims for the month was to sort out my Spring Capsule Wardrobe. So far I’ve done an Autumn and Winter Capsule which have both worked reasonably well. There have been some stand out pieces in both of these which have kept me cosy and warm in the harsh British weather, and I didn’t find it too difficult to transition from one to the other, as all I needed were a couple of bits of knitwear. However the change from Winter to Spring is much more apparent. Although the weather is not yet boiling, it is certainly set to…

  • Intentional Living,  Sustainability

    Sustainable Mother’s Day Gifts

    So with Mother’s Day fast approaching us this Sunday, I decided that today I would post a last minute gift guide with some thought behind it. So I’ve put together a sustainable Mother’s Day guide. Obviously we all want to treat our Mum’s to something nice for all that they do for us, but often people struggle to find that perfect gift. Working in retail I have seen the last minute panic where people will just buy anything for the sake of giving a gift, when in actual fact said present might not even be to their Mum’s taste. The suggestions I’m giving today are all sustainable and ethical and…

  • Intentional Living,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Ethical Shopping

    So today I though I’d talk about something that actually has a bit of meaning and importance behind it rather then just a random assortment of items I’ve been loving this past month. I’ve been noticing for a while that we as a society are obsessed with consumerism. We need to buy everything new, we need it and we need it now. We are addicted to buying and buying and buying more but how often do we stop and think about the impact of our purchases? Not just on our own bank balance but on our fellow human beings and our planet. Let’s face it, we don’t. We all know…