(Nice intro, right? I thought it’d make you more inclined to like this post. 😂)
In today’s post, I’m going to be talking about how I’m going with vegetarianism. You may (hopefully!) remember that I talked about this in an earlier post. I’d link that here, but I’m just going to hope for the best, and anyway, I’m observed in writing this now!
Look forward, not backwards! 😂😅
[Quick disclaimer: this post is my personal experience with animal products, and It’s not my intention to offend anybody. No judgement here. 🙂 Just wanted to make that clear!]
Here’s what’s happening:
So far, I feel better.
Now that I don’t eat meat, or much of any other animal product, (I’m looking to move onto veganism when I feel I’m ready, which hopefully won’t be in too long!) I’ve become more aware and compassionate, and the best part?
You might’ve noticed in the title. I said “won’t use” instead of “can’t use.”
That’s because I have a choice. I just choose not to. It’s not something I have to do, It’s something I’m doing because it’s right for me. It’s a decision I know I stand by all the way. I wake up being sure and knowing what I want, and I carry that out.
If nothing else, I want that sort of enlightenment for everybody. That awareness.
This isn’t me glorifying vegetarianism, even. It’s just how it is.
And now that I’ve done a little talking, here’s the fun part of the post!
Hint: it includes pictures!
I’ll be showing you some of the new products I now use in place of my old ones. I found that I had to chuck out a lot of makeup and buy new hair products and the like, but that’s okay. The whole package is a good one, and I do have a bit of a tendency to hold onto things that need to be chucked anyway! (hello, very old mascara. 😂)
1. My Lush basket 😍
While this isn’t very full just yet, I have a few baths bombs and other little bits and pieces. Gold toothy tabs with Papaya powder and brazilian orange oil. They sound fancy, right? haha x Seriously though, they’re not half bad. Definitely very fresh and there’s quite a few so I alternate between using coconut oil and these when I brush my teeth. That snow fairy bucket is an ethical bath/play product. I’ve just used it as a sort of grown up playdough so far, but the possibilities are endless. Next, I’ve got a Sugar plum fairy lip scrub, and a cute little lip balm. I’m going shopping next tuesday, so I’m hoping to get some makeup and maybe a new bath bomb from the Lush store!
2. Thank You Body Wash
What I love most about these products is that they aren’t too expensive, the quality is amazing and they’re so accessible! This and the rest of the products above can be bought from your local coles. 🙂 I started using this a while back, and every time I do, I always feel extra fresh and a bit minty. Not a bad sort though, good sort. *wink.*
3. Sukin Shampoo and Conditioner
I’ve seen these around but never actually tried them until I stayed with my cousin and used a bit of theirs. 😂 I have good hair, but it doesn’t always behave and these were lifesavers! As soon as I got back home, I bought my own. They weren’t exactly the same but still so good! Highly recommend.
4. Sukin Foaming facial cleanser
This is really good at keeping my face clean and dirt/oil free, but they should probably test and make sure that all the pumps on the bottles actually work 😂 frustration.
5. Natural Deodorant
My mum was pretty skeptical when she found out I wanted this because she said it wouldn’t do anything at all.. “Well mum, it must. I mean, it’s a good brand, and they can’t really sell a product that doesn’t work!” And I was right, thankfully. It’s pretty good and you smell like perfume. A nice, calm fragrance. Just don’t sweat TOO much, okay?
6. Mr Bean Coffee Scrub
This was the first item I bought and while it is a tad pricey, it’s great. It really does target problem areas and helped with a couple of stretch marks I have 😪😀 Oh, and whenever I use it, it’s like I’ve drunk a cup of coffee- instantly wakes you up. Washes off fairly easily, good good and good.