Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Decluttering Guide // Video

Hello everybody!
Almost a month went by without any video, sorry, but I had no idea what to talk about. Now, I have a few ideas up my sleeve so stay tuned. Today’s video is regarding the delcuttering of my work desk I did last Monday. I made a video with all the things I found helpful and now they are yours to enjoy! Some of you are properly much better minimalists than I am, I like a full room so to speak. But this is my best shot – I got rid of all the things I do not use on an everyday basis or generally stuff with no value what so ever. Have you done any decluttering lately?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

No Fabric Waste Fashion

Fedora – Vintage // Bag – Second Hand // Two-piece – Skunkfunk

Hello everybody! I love learning about new companies or brands that is starting to realise and sell zero waste products. I got in touch with this brand called Skunkfunk, they make super rad designs in amazing prints and guess what, they have a no-fabric waste policy! The designs are fashioned as such with the purpose of not wasting anything, how great is that! I am especially head over heels for this two piece set, which I just had to have! They also sent the package in 100% cardboard AND the fabrics are organic cotton. I have been wearing this set a lot recently, as you may have seen on my Instagram.

Anyway, I like to support initiatives such as this one, though it was tough, as this was my first piece of new clothing in over a year. I will continue to thrift my heart out but I hope this set will give me lots of joy for years and years to come.

This set was received as a gift, however all thought and words are honest and my own.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beauty Products You Don’t Need

Hello everybody! I thought I would talk a bit about all these products we are told that we need and what I personally think about them. A big part of zero waste is asking yourself whether or not you actually need these items, and more importantly what you actually need to buy, brand new and unused. The answer, very very few items. There are a lot of unnecessary products out there that are absolutely useless, here goes:

Primer – I never truly got the idea, I never truly saw a difference, which makes product useless and unnecessary. A primer is supposed to make your makeup stay on for a longer period of time and make the colours in your makeup pop. When it comes to makeup, keep it simple. Remember, coconut oil is your best friend and yes, it can also be used before applying makeup. So skip the unnecessary beauty products. This is also the case with setting powder, eye brow gel and all translucent powders, sprays and gels.

Disposable Q-tips – Except for q-tips being harmful to your inner ear environment, a towel or washable napkin does the same job. You can also get stainless steel tips in medical stores if you really want a product specific for ear cleaning.

Conditioner – It comes in unrecyclable plastic, and coconut oil, avocado, egg, sunflower oil and a ton of other natural alternatives to smooth and heal the hair. I would mention shampoo, but if you want to avoid plastic AND still wash your hair there are a lot of great waste-free shampoo bars out there, Lush, Isangs and what not.

Makeup remover – Who ever came up with the scam that you need a specific products to remove your makeup is seriously a genius, because it makes no sense at all. Use a towel, water and coconut oil. Guys, seriously, coconut oil is your best friend!

Scrubs and creme – both facial and all-over cremes are SO easy to make yourself – just check out this guide. Scrubs are literally the easiest thing ever, just use salt, sugar or coffee grinds and there you go. Spending unnecessary money on packaging, which is what you are actually paying for, is easy to avoid

Salt water spray – These products is so stupid that I am almost crying! The same goes for setting spray, healing water and what else is out there. With the chance for sounding old and stupid, I must say, who buys this? We are told through television, the internet and advertisements that we need all these different products to look beautiful. But the truth is, no hair style should require this much tending to, if it does, spend the precious time in other things. You can be the most beautiful person in the world with a ponytail and loose hair, if you believe in yourself and just rock it.

That is all for me today, leave a comment down below and share what products you think are unnecessary!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Outfit Of The Day // All Happy

Hello everybody! I hope you had a wonderful week! Sorry for the silence, but I have been crazy busy! Lots of cool stuff has happened this week, and I hope I have time to post all about it next week – but it includes  zero waste fashion! I took these pictures a few days ago, when I was feeling in the zone, fashion-wise! I have been head over heels since my boyfriend popped the question, so there has been a LOT of zero waste wedding talk! I would love to hear all of your ideas on how to pull off a zero waste wedding, so please, feel free to comment your best ideas! Good vibes to all of you!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Recipe // Zero Waste Crisps

Hello everybody! I realise this post has been under way for a long time, but now it is here! When going zero waste you realise that there is a lot of food that is easy to make yourself, but you never tried to do so because everything is pre-made and packaged for your ‘convenience’. However, what if I told you that you can make your very own crisps, and not the healthy boring kinds but actual crisps! I eat them with guacamole, salsa and cheese but they are also delicious with any other kind of dip, stay tuned for recipe:

You’ll need: 4 cups of white flour, you can also use corn flour if you can find it without plastic, I could not so I found that ordinary flour is great as well. A casserole and sunflower oil – be generous with the oil btw. I get my oil in glass bottles, look of glass options whenever you go shopping.

– Mix the flour with water, use only one cup of water at a time. It should be exactly like pasta dough.
– Roll out the dough, it should be a little thicker than what you would expect.
– Use a glass or ravioli cutter and cut your crisps in the desired shape.
– Warm your oil on maxium heat – test if the oil is ready by dropping a tiny bit of dough in it, if it is making small bubbles around the dough it is ready.
– Drop 3 or 4 crisps in the oil at a time, depending on the size of the casserole.
– You must be pretty quick, the crisps only need about 20 second on each side.
– Put them on a towel to cool, add a pinch of salt and you are done!

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