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6 Ways To Declutter Your Clothes Without Harming The Environment

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Decluttering your clothing can feel really satisfying and cleansing in your wardrobe, but have you ever considered the environmental impact you might have by getting rid of your clothes? It can feel easy to just throw your old things away in the rubbish, but that isn't the most environmentally responsible way to remove unwanted clothing from your home. I know that the world of recycling and waste can be quite intimidating, which is why I partially understand that some people just throw things in the bin. So to make your decision easier, I have come up with 6 ways to get rid of your clothing, other than just throwing them in the bin! The 'easy' option is to donate them to a charity shop , but that isn't completely environmentally friendly. Yes, there is a good chance that your clothes will be sold on and worn by someone else. though there is also a chance that your clothes will be discarded-of by the charity to landfill. If your clothing is of good

Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup

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I can't remember the last time I wore a full face of makeup. My best guess would be my year 13 prom, which was nearly a year ago now. I was never really someone to 'glam up' everyday, and I haven't worn foundation ever! The most makeup I would wear at once would be: concealer, powder, highlight, blush, mascara, eyeshadow, lipstick, eyebrows and maybe liquid eyeliner if I was feeling up to it. And that would be a special occasion. If we throw it back to 13 year old Ella, who wore black winged eyeliner every day to school. I used to love it, it was my art, my known skill and something that I enjoyed doing in the mornings. So I understand why makeup is so loved by everyone! I won't deny that the feeling of getting ready and being able to approach the day with confidence was fulfilling. But it sometimes felt like I needed it for confidence in my apperance, an external support of my confidence that I was relying on. Filling in my eyebrows was always the biggest co

5 Most Worn Wardrobe Staples - Basic Tops

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This is the first post in a new series on my blog, called Most Worn Wardrobe Staples. Where I quite literally show you, the most worn staple pieces in my wardrobe for that clothing section. Once I've done all of them, I'm hoping I will be able to put together some kind of capsule wardrobe. But until then, I'm going to find out what I love and wear the most! Recently I've posed the idea of having an all-year wardrobe. You see people switching in and out of seasonal wardrobes, but I almost feel like clothes should be cross-seasonal, not restricted to one season. So for that reason, I have included winter and summer tops in this collection. I could have included the many (black) tops I have, but the reality is that I wear these 5 the most . If you are looking to try something similar, ask yourself, 'If this top was taken out of my wardrobe would I miss it?' That should help you out! Whilst trying to create a wardrobe I love, I've also been taking into

Home Workouts I'm Doing to Stay Active During Isolation

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Since the gyms closed, the place I once relied on to motivate me to workout was cut off. Suddenly my workout routine has to change FAST or I would fall back into my lazy slump of not doing anything at all. I've worked out at home before, just not as the entirety of my weekly routine. I will admit, sitting around all day can really kill my desire to workout or do any exercise, but I'm trying to keep on top of it! And here is how... {disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links, meaning I earn commissions for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you} Running Outside I had started running again whilst at uni, mostly on a treadmill to begin with, then I finally worked myself up to running a 5k Parkrun! All was well and good until I realised my trainers were too old and I'd injured my knee ( iliotibial band to be more specific). So for the few weeks following my 5k, I really had to slow down my workouts to be careful of not injuring myself further, a