Consumption, Ethical Choices

Ikea and the Ethics of Consumption

What's a girl to do? Today on, "Buy Nothing or Buy Better" aka my constant struggle, I'm trying to figure out what it means to buy some stuff from Ikea and whether or not it's ethically sound. After a bit of digging and quite a few puff pieces from the "2016 highlights" section of Ikea's… Continue reading Ikea and the Ethics of Consumption

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Consumption, Cosmetics

I Bought the Thing : Skincare

Y'all... I actually purchased some new skincare! I told the tale of two sunscreens earlier this month, so it's not as though I've been on a skincare no-buy challenge. Still, I've been focused on using up my skincare, and I realised a few Sundays ago that I am really out of things. It's a great… Continue reading I Bought the Thing : Skincare

Consumption, Cosmetics

Yearly Use-Up : Skincare Check-In

That's a lot of hyphens for one title. Here's how my skin has reacted to my anti-consumption commitment. I still need to write my May body care post (tomorrow, perhaps?) but my skincare use-up is moving right along. I am down to the last moisturiser in the house, if you don't count coconut oil and… Continue reading Yearly Use-Up : Skincare Check-In

Consumption, Finding Abundance

Finding Abundance: Giving and Getting

In declaring to myself, before God and Capitalism, that I was done buying unethically produced clothing, I did not stop to think about what I would wear in the future. My response to the ethical and environmental nightmare that is the fast fashion industry is far from uncommon. People have always used their money as… Continue reading Finding Abundance: Giving and Getting

Consumption, Goals, Life in Paris, Money

Electricity Victory!

I got my year-end bill from our electricity provider, EDF, and I was shocked. I wrote about our LED adventure two months ago, when we spent €52 on LED bulbs for the apartment. My goal was to reduce our electricity consumption as a matter of environmental responsibility, and to reduce how much money I pay… Continue reading Electricity Victory!

Consumption, Cosmetics

Noticing “Needs”

I’m out of my face wash, and getting philosophical about it. When it comes to the things I think I “need,” I like to imagine that I’ve cut a lot of things out of my life. Rather than throwing my stuff away, I’m using it up; wearing clothes until they are irreparable, as opposed to getting rid… Continue reading Noticing “Needs”

Consumption, Cosmetics

Yearly Use-Up

I've got a product hit-list that I'm working through. In searching for organic skincare and makeup, I've come across a lot of blog posts and YouTube videos about the anti-haul, i.e. things that people are not buying, as opposed to what they have bought. My favourite of these bloggers is Renee over at Bad Outfit, Good… Continue reading Yearly Use-Up

Challenges

Recap : April 10×10 Challenge

We're at the end of the 10 days! The 10X10 Challenge was really easy. If you have a large wardrobe, then I don't think my experience is necessarily going to be terribly helpful to you, but here's how it went anyway. A very brief diary of the last 10 days : Saturday, April 8 :… Continue reading Recap : April 10×10 Challenge