A ‘Greener’ Change of Pace
It’s been a while. Since August to be exact. I have been struggling with the idea of blogging and really where I want to go with things.
I have taken quite a bit of time to analyze myself and recognize the changes that I have made not only in myself, but in the way I look at the world and how I want to portray those things moving forward.
It started with recognizing the toxic products we apply on our face with makeup and topical treatments, to realizing the amount of waste that people produce daily. I needed to make a change.
From now on I want to be more real about what I really am doing. From Zero Waste practices I implement at home, reducing my carbon footprint, minimizing my trash production, and different products I have researched that not only provide support to important causes but benefit the earth and everyone in it. So consider this a ‘rebrand’ if you will. Not only will I be trying to be the same with Eleventh & Sixteenth in regards to posting about fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle. But lifestyle now will incorporate more of what I am actually doing to change my own life, but hopefully show others the small changes they can make everyday.
What exactly will this consist of?
- Clean beauty swaps
- Consignment and Second hand discoveries
- Zero waste home replacements
- Ethical/Green brand highlights
- and more
So where did this all stem from?
I have always been somewhat conscious of my choices and the earth. As mentioned earlier, I became aware when I started realizing all the chemicals I was putting on and inside my body with food and beauty products. Through further research and making a more green and healthy transition for me, I started paying closer attention to brands and packaging. I came across amazing Ted Talk videos from Lauren Singer and Bea Johnson, and also started reading Bea Johnson’s book ‘Zero Waste Home’ – Which I purchased used from eBay (continuing my more conscious movement). I recognized that not only was there so much more I can do, but each and ever action I make can have a bigger impact on society and the world.
Not only am I doing this to help myself and my family, and to also save myself money in the process, but I realized that I am a powerful consumer and that can make businesses and products change to benefit everyone as a whole.
I can assure you though that I still love shopping for clothing and fashion in general. I’ll still be ordering all the things, but with a new and improved twist. No one is 100% perfect, but the point is, I know I can do my part and I want to share the positive ways I’ve changed with all of you. Even little changes add up to a big difference overall…