March Product ‘Empties’ with a Sustainable Twist

I have seen quite a lot of ‘empties’ posts around recently, especially by beauty bloggers showing the products they have used up in the past month. Although I wouldn’t class myself as a ‘beauty blogger’, I thought it would be fun to join in the trend! You might be thinking, ‘Hey, I thought you were …

What To Do With Those Little Ribbons You Cut Off Your Clothes

You know the ribbons I’m talking about. The ones that are sewn inside the shoulders of your tops, cardigans and jumpers, and in the waistband of skirts. They are meant to help your clothes stay on the hanger, and take the weight of the garment to save the fabric from stretching. But I’d be interested …

How to Use Up Leftover Pieces of Soap and Solid Shower Products

You are probably all familiar with using a bar of soap until it gets really small, and it sometimes breaks up into several small pieces. These little pieces are difficult and fiddly to use, but you don’t want to throw them away as they are still perfectly good soap (at least, that’s how I feel)! …

Alternative Uses for Cosmetic Products You are Not Going to Use

Do you have half-used perfumes, makeup, hair products and other cosmetic products that you are not going to use, for whatever reason? Maybe the product is years out of date, maybe you don’t like the scent, or the product doesn’t work for you. You’d love to clear some space and get these half-used products out …

Do I Keep Something, or Give It Away?

Do you have far too much stuff cluttering your surroundings? Do you sometimes have a clear out but find it hard to part with certain items?  Here are some questions you can ask yourself, to help clarify in your mind whether you should hold on to the item, or give it away (to somebody else, …

Every Small Action Makes a Difference (Recycle that Bottle!)

Here are some notes I made back in 2015 about why I believe that every small action matters and counts, taking a simple example of recycling one bottle. Some people might not bother to do something, such as recycle a bottle, because they think that one person’s action will not make a difference. They are …