I love Lee Valley. If I need something for my home or if I want to get a gift, this is always my first stop (of course, after checking out some vintage shops first). They sell neat and useful gadgets that are eco-friendly and made to last (quality!). They also sell many plastic-free games and toys that teach problem-solving skills and non-violence (unlike most video games and toys out there today).
The holidays are just around the corner. Why not choose vintage goods? Buying second-hand is eco-friendly in that you are not using new resources and energy to produce a new item. In addition, I find that vintage items were made to last - therefore they are better quality. Finally, the items may be more unique because they are not mass-produced.
Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads. No one likes them. There are a number of causes of these breakouts: poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, hormones, hygiene, and the products that you use. Today, we'll focus on the last two.
While some people are misinformed about the relationship between oil and skin, others have tried serums but didn't use them correctly. You must apply on damp skin - that is, after you wash your face or after you apply toner. This allows for easy application and for the serum to be distributed evenly. The other reason why people are hesitant to try serums is because they seem to be expensive. If you use 4 drops a day and a 25ml container provides 500 drops, this means that one little jar will last 125 days or 4 months!
An easy and healthy vegan, gluten-free, soy-free meal with some spice.
The best fix is to not buy stuff. We all know how hard that is so if we must buy stuff, we should buy more responsibly. What does buying responsibly mean? Here is what I've been trying to do limit my consumerist tendencies over the last few years:
I’ve never really thought about my toothbrush, even though it’s made from plastic. Sure, I’ve seen those alternative toothbrushes at the store but never made the switch. According to Brush with Bamboo, over 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes end up in oceans and landfills every year.