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Monday, 29 July 2019

Sustainable Beauty - The Brands I Love

Sustainable beauty - the brands I love

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I'm slowly making a conscious effort to support sustainable brands in my mission to do my bit for the planet. I've got a post coming soon about how I've started to look at different areas of my life to see how I can make some small changes, and one of those areas I'm changing up is my beauty products. 

Now I'm definitely not an expert in living a sustainable life - I'm far from perfect and still slip up sometimes, but the small things I do take on will hopefully help in some way. 

I've started to take a look at the brands I use and also work with, and am trying to focus my attention on those who are doing their bit to help the planet: from those who are making small changes to those who are completely sustainable. 

Now when I take a look at my beauty cupboard, it's starting to be more built up with those sort of brands, so this post will contain a variety of both!

So if you're looking for some new brands to support, or to reaffirm your love with brands that are already long-established, then I've picked out some of my favourite sustainable brands below.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

48 Hours in Auckland

View of Auckland from Mount Eden
View of Auckland from Mount Eden

When we arrived in New Zealand two years ago, we found ourselves emerging bleary-eyed from Auckland airport at about 5am. We had 48 hours planned in this wonderful city, and so despite the long haul flight, as soon as we got to our Airbnb we had a 2-hour nap and then ventured out into the city to soak up as much as we could. 

I think our nap was so short because we were both too excited - we had just flown halfway around the world to a brand new country, and we couldn't wait to get out and explore. 

Many people fly either into Auckland and Christchurch, so if you find yourself in either of these two cities when you arrive in New Zealand then definitely put aside a couple of days to get your bearings, have an explore and get over your jetlag. 

If you need an idea of how much you'll be spending while in New Zealand then I've done a full budget break down here, but for reference £1 = just under New Zealand $2, so just be aware that things can get a bit pricey in case you're travelling on a budget. However, there is such a huge variety of things to do in Auckland for different budgets that you won't run out of things to do. 
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