My Sustainable Year in Review

I have been particularly quiet on the blog front lately, simply because I have been very busy living life. However, in amongst all the exciting changes going on at the moment I have continued to exercise my sustainable beliefs and am constantly learning how I can improve myself – to best practice what I preach….

Sustainable Switch: CONCHUS Shower Care Review

About Conchus: Conchus are a UK brand joining the sustainable scene to provide plastic-free shower alternatives to conscious (conchus) consumers. In addition to their mission, they have cut out any harmful ingredients such as palm oil and are a vegan-friendly company, making products that are soft on skin and kind to the environment and animals….

5 Simple Ways to Make Better Use of Your Screen Time

We all spend way too much time glued to our screens. FACT. I bet those of you reading this have spent the last half an hour scrolling mindlessly through your social networks – browsing life updates, news, photos and more. I say this with confidence because I am exactly the same.┬áChecking our phone is an…

Drowning in Plastic: too little, too late?

I recently sat down to watch a BBC Documentary reporting on the heart-breaking reality of plastic waste in our oceans. I have touched upon this subject previously in my blog, however, I was so equally inspired and disturbed by this documentary that I wanted to share this further. This is currently not available to access…

Christmas De-Clutter

Throughout December, I set myself the task of collecting an item per day of advent to donate to charity. Utilising my calendar as a guide, I was able to collect 24 pieces and bag these up ready for the next collection. I really enjoyed completing this task – which freed up my closet space and…

Rethinking the 24 Days of Advent

As a child, I never had a shop-bought advent calendar. Every December my parents would hang up a reusable fabric calendar for my brother and me, to hide 24 of our favourite sweets inside. The benefit to this was the ability to choose our own treats, however, the majority of these mini chocolates were wrapped…

I’m Dreaming of a Low Waste Christmas

Consumerist Christmas The Christmas Holidays are approaching and it seems that the festive cheer has begun even earlier this year, with boxes of celebrations and advent calendars lining store shelves. This is arguably the most consumer-driven month of the calendar, where brands put on huge sales to out-price their competitors, in order to draw in…

Ethical Wardrobe: Lara Intimates Review

I have been following Lara Intimates on Instagram for a while now and have become very fond of their beautifully handmade underwear. Some of my current garments are definitely past their best days, either torn by the washing machine or so old they have lost their colour. Therefore, I thought what a great excuse to…

Sustainable Switch: Halloween

With the end of October approaching, this means that the advent of Halloween is upon us. This is a huge holiday in the United States but is becoming especially popular in the UK with university students and even adults, using it as an excuse to dress up in a spooky disguise to hide the sins…

Sustainable Switch: KeepCup Review

Continuing with my post-university job hunt, I reasoned to myself that I needed a little incentive and also a positive omen, to help me secure a graduate position. Therefore, I decided that I would prematurely reward myself with a new sustainable switch. I have been eyeing the company KeepCup for a while and have wanted…