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Facial oils are becoming increasingly popular, but many people are still insecure about whether or not to use oil as part of their skincare and, if so, which one. There are many articles detailing which oil is most beneficial for which skin type, but I wanted to give a general overview of some of the oils I have personally used and easy ways to use oils on the face.
A lot of non-vegans claim that veganism is for a rich elite in Western countries that can afford to shop at fancy health food stores, but the reality is quite the opposite: Meat consumption, in particular, is a sign of wealth (which may be why so many people are unwilling to give up meat).
I recently wrote about my makeup favorites and posted a more general review of vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. In the interest of transparency, I think it's also worth talking about products I absolutely dislike. Not because whether or not I love or hate a product says anything about the actual quality of the product, but because I think that if I explain why I don't like a certain product it might save other people a bit of time and money.
Last week I posted about my favorite vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic makeup products by German brand lavera, but I wanted to write about more vegan and cruelty-free beauty products, including ones that I haven't been as satisfied with because I believe honest opinions are really important in blogging. That's why today I'm going to be giving you my opinion on several vegan and cruelty-free beauty products.
In my November favorites and December favorites, I mentioned some of my current favorites in makeup, such as the Black Pine concealer by Korres and the lavera loose powder. As I said in my December favorites post, I bought quite a few lavera products when I went to Hamburg last month, and, after using them all regularly, I wanted to post about my favorites.
I like lavera because all their products are organic, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. They have a lot of vegan products, but you should check the labels because there are several products that contain animal-derived ingredients.
I’m not a big fan of December despite the fact that it’s the month I was born. It marks the beginning of the winter, and I don’t care much for the cold. The only highlights of December are my birthday and New Year’s Eve. I did, however, manage to do some things and try some products that I really liked in December so here are my December favorites.
Ever since I started working to reduce the waste I produce I have realized how difficult it is, especially here in Greece, to try to live more of a zero waste lifestyle.
I’ve mentioned before how composting is not actually something that is done here and that even separating trash seems a lot more complicated than in Germany, for example, where this has become the norm.
I started experimenting with different hair colors pretty early, at around twelve years old. I initially used semi-permanent colors, mainly in red and bluish shades. Towards the end of high school, I began using demi-permanent colors sticking to shades of red and brown. When I was in university and my younger siblings started getting the first white hairs, I decided to keep my natural hair color until I, too, would get my first white hairs, as I thought I might one day look back to the days where I still could still wear my natural hair color.
It’s been a while since I last made a favorites post so I thought I’d share my November favorites.
My recent trip to Ioannina was much more focused on nature than the other trips I’ve taken this year, and whenever I spend a lot of time in nature I am reminded of how spectacular this planet is. We don’t appreciate the planet we live on nearly enough, and that’s how we end up with things like climate change. Spending time outdoors serves as a good reminder of the necessity to do something to protect the world we live in. There are so many small things we can all do to reduce global waste.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.