Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday. Eco Tip. 2

I'm sure you've heard of it, right?

Thrifting is the art of going to thrift stores and "recycling" clothing that either you don't want, or someone else didn't want. What's great about thrifting is there are so many gems you can find. And rather than toss your old clothing, you can get a few rewards!

1.) You may get financial retribution or in-store credit!
2.) You get the knowledge that other's will be able to use your clothes, they won't go to waste.
3.) They won't end up not rotting away at a trash heap.
4.) Thrift stores have some gems to renovate your closet!

I have found items at thrift stores that look as good as new, and are often times better quality products than what we may find in stores today! You find unique items, that no one else you know will be wearing. (: Anyone can go to the mall and get some of the mass produced fashions you see in stores... but not everyone can wear those one of kind pieces.
It's great when they're just your size, just the right fit, the perfect colour; and even better? It's only for you!

It's like treasure hunting.

Here's a post on good thrifting techniques:

I was going to create my own, but a friend linked me to this one as we were discussing it together and these are all the things we've always done! So, it's a good article to learn from!

Hope you guys liked this post! I hope to get better at them and give truly useful information as the weeks go by!
I honestly am an avid thrifter!
Will post images of outfits my friend has thrifted if I get her permission. (:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday's Eco Tip of the Week

I'm going to be starting a new segment. I plan on posting every Monday.
I will be posting different eco-tips. Small things, that if everyone were to start implementing into their daily lives would help bring us one step closer to a better, healthier environment.

Aid yourself, aid the world. I will do them once weekly, because it is a good small step to take. If you start with one new thing a week, you get 7 days to make the change a routine. 7 days to be more aware and conscious about the way you live your life and impact this world.

If we look at change as increments, then the change is easier to make. Soon it becomes habit, and you cannot remember why you didn't implement the change sooner in the first place.

SO! Onto it then.

A makeup related tip to start with this week. For all you ladies, gents, and inbetweeners who like to enhance your features.
I assume many of us do what is typical, purchase make up remover at the store. Use the same old make up over and over. When we don't want it anymore don't really know what to do with it, but toss it or hoard it. Right?

Here's an idea! Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

Now what the olive oil will do is: 1.) Clean off all makeup!
2.) Moisturize/Condition your skin and lashes!

It's not harmful to you, or the environment. Why use chemicals when you can use something natural and organic. Also, what's great about this is for the price you can get a lot! A little goes a long way, so as a cleanser it will last you a long time! You can then use your olive oil in an organic weekly moisturizer that uses honey, and sugar. You'll exfoliate and moisturize naturally and smell deliciously!

Here is the recipe: 3 tablespoons.
2 tablespoons organic honey.
1/2 cup of organic sugar.

You only need a small amount to use all over your face! Will last you quite awhile, using it once a week is best. Do not store in fridge. Counter is okay, and will not go bad.

Now for your old and tired make up:

Return to Origins has a recycling program: return any empty cosmetic packaging (regardless of the brand) to Origins and they will help you recycle it. Are you a MAC lover? Swap six empty MAC containers to get a free MAC lipstick (colour of your choice)!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Watery Graves.

I have this habit of waking up.
Pouring myself a large glass of chilled water.
Then get back in bed.

I will never finish this large glass of water.
I cannot bring myself to get rid of it, but nor can I drink it because I'm still in a sleep state.
My body rejects all things when I'm tired it seems.

So, why?
Why does this glass feel so comforting?
What does it do for me to have this by my bedside?

I always sleep better with a cold tall glass of water by my side.

But who isn't?