Are your beauty products actually organic? 

Did you know that it's Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week? The Soil Association launched this week to celebrate beauty brands that are certified organic. As it turns out, there are no legal standards for labelling beauty products as 'natural' or 'organic', so products with this label may contain few if any organic ingredients. This is misleading… Continue reading Are your beauty products actually organic? 

Non-toxic nails with Kure Bazaar

Kure Bazaar are focused on their good nail philosophy: providing nail polish that is natural but effective for smooth, strong and healthy nails with a pop of colour. Kartika Luyet, a retired Brazilian model, started on a journey to more natural beauty when pregnant with her son. She found that there were very limited options… Continue reading Non-toxic nails with Kure Bazaar

Vintage shopping & veggie dining in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Photo source: Manchester evening news  On a trip up to Derbyshire for my Granny's 90th, Ollie and I spent half a day mooching around Manchester city centre. After searching online for independent shops, we found there is a great vintage scene with lots of shops on Oldham Street. Our favourite was We are Cow, who… Continue reading Vintage shopping & veggie dining in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Maximising your outfit choices whilst minimising your wardrobe

During the sales more than ever it's important to focus on sustainable shopping practices. There may be many 'bargains' on offer, but more unnecessary clutter not only fills your home with things you don't need, but your mind too. It takes women an average of 17 minutes every day to decide what they're going to… Continue reading Maximising your outfit choices whilst minimising your wardrobe

Give a gift that gives back this Christmas

With so much on offer, how do you choose a worthy gift for a valued friend or family member? And what can you get that you know they'll love and that aligns with your ethical and environmental values? There are plenty of sustainability-conscious brands stocking great gifts that give back; be that the profits donated… Continue reading Give a gift that gives back this Christmas

Wool week: the benefits of wool

Photo source: Pinterest  Through my writing for the ethical fashion brand BIBICO's blog, I've discovered many benefits of wool I hadn't previously known; and what better time to share these with you than national wool week?! Now of course there are some issues surrounding the raising of sheep for wool, and much of the wool… Continue reading Wool week: the benefits of wool

Smart Sustainable Sale Shopping

Now I know how tempting it is to splash out in the sales, but you have to be cautious not get carried away by the marked down price tag. Think carefully before you whack out your wallet- do you really need the item? How often will you wear/use it? Is it good quality? What conditions… Continue reading Smart Sustainable Sale Shopping