Thursday, 31 August 2017

| zerowaste | empties | 2017 | 08 |

So here I am again, back to collecting my rubbish...

I wrote this post a long time ago (it feels like longer) when my focus was very different. 

Back then it was to refine what I owned, minimise my beauty routine and improve my skin. 

Now, I'm viewing this from a perspective of someone who wants to stop purchasing and consuming these disposables. These chemicals - where a natural alternative would suffice. There is a balance to strike, and I will find it. 


hair::
John Frieda | sheer blonde go blonder shampoo | 500ml [£9.99, Boots]
Pro:voke | touch of silver conditioner | 200ml [£2.19, Boots]
Superdrug | Pick & Mix Rose [£3.29, Superdrug]

£15.47

makeup::
Rimmel | BB Cream Matte [£6.99, Boots]
Maybelline | Baby Skin Primer [£7.99, Boots]
Wunderbow | Brow Gel [£19.95, Boots]
Maybelline | Lash-sensational Mascara [£8.99, Boots]
Eye of Horus | Goddess Mascara [£16.50, Beauty Bay]

£60.42

misc::
Colgate | Max White One [£4.00, Boots]
The Body Shop | Hemp Face Protector [£8.50, The Body Shop]
The Body Shop | Shea Body Butter | 400ml [£15.00, The Body Shop*]

£27.50

*This is for a 200ml tub as they don't seem to do the 400ml anymore. 

total::

£103.39
That is utterly shocking.

As in.

I used up over £100 of products this month and didn't really clock it. Thankfully, none of these need replacing (I either didn't like them, don't use them, or have alternatives) and if I could go back and not buy them in the first place I would. 

I would only recommend two of those (the Pro:voke conditioner and the Wunderbrow Eyebrow gel) but otherwise, none of them were worth the spend. 

This has been eye opening...

sighs. 

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