• shopping,  Style

    12 Days of ….

    I decided, quite last minute, to do an on-line “ethical advent” calendar over on my Instagram. Each day highlighting an ethical item or company that would make a great gift idea, something happening, a DIY or anything really within the festive spirit. Anyway a few days in to it my phone was stolen, and I have only just got around to ordering a new (refurbished) one, which has made keeping my advent commitment up rather tricky. I’ve been going between borrowing my partners phone and trying to use my ancient I-pad which likes to crash just as I press “post”. Anyway I thought now that we are 12 days down…

  • Beauty,  shopping,  Style

    Asos & Amazon Alternatives

    Even as someone who tries to shop as ethically as possible, sometimes I can’t resist a good old scroll through Asos and I have also pretty much cut out using Amazon completely, but sometimes I just like to browse. According to retail-weekly.com the top 15 on-line retailers in 2016 were; Amazon, Argos, Apple, Tesco, Netflix, Asda, M&S, EE, Boots, John Lewis, The trainline, Asos, Next, B&Q and O2. Looking at this list, It’s safe to say that we like our ‘department’ style stores. Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash There is something wonderfully lazy about an on-line department store, it feels like a lot less effort than having to search…