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lisa-johnson of LJ's Natural Solutions

Lisa’s Beauty Products are the Natural Solution

We believe strongly in beauty and skin care products made with natural ingredients. Lisa Johnson started her own business making beauty products from her home in Wilmslow, Cheshire so we wanted to share the story of her venture, LJ’s Natural Solutions.

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Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

Liz Earle, advocates for naturally active skincare, have developed this 2-step facial cleanser to promote cleaner skin. By applying the product to dry skin, this creates an exfoliating effect, which is then removed in a polishing motion using a muslin cloth.
This particular product is renowned throughout the beauty industry as being a go-to skincare essential, so I decided to put it to the test.

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Keele Sustainability Hub Big Green Swish

A Swishing Good Time

As part of Go Green Week, Keele University held The Big Green Swish. Now if you’ve never been swishing before (which I hadn’t) then you’re in for a treat.

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Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Face Mask

‘Drink Up Intensive’ Face Mask by Origins

This American skincare brand are dedicated to developing ground-breaking new products from pure, natural ingredients. Claiming to be ‘Powered by Nature. Proven by Science’, their green packaging and laboratory like shop display really hammer home their wholesome image.

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Mind Charity Shop in Llandudno

Charity Shop Finds That Might Surprise You

Heading down to your local charity shop may spring to mind when you’re clearing out your wardrobe or when giving the garage a spring clean. Charity shops however are not just somewhere to take your unwanted clothes, books and bric-a-brac. You can find some gems you might not even realise are waiting for you, whilst helping charities to raise funds and reducing the strain on your wallet at the same time.

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Pot of Yes to Carrots 'C the Difference' face mask

‘C the Difference’ Face Mask by Yes to Carrots

Yes to Carrots have developed this exfoliating mud mask by harnessing the power of carrots enriched with minerals from the Dead Sea. Designed for normal to dry skin, its mud formula is unique in that it caters for both skin types.

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Wood inlay eco wedding rings

Going Green With Wedding Rings

People who live by green and sustainable values in their everyday life will most likely extend these ideals to the biggest day of their lives – their wedding day. Brides and grooms who opt for a green wedding will therefore want to source all their wedding related services/products from suppliers with green products and services available. This will extend to the bride and groom’s wedding rings, in fact this is the one part of the wedding that you will wear every day and symbolises your marriage forever.

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Customised shirts and satchels

Reduce Your Clothing Carbon Footprint

With so many new trends coming and going, and with shops rotating their stock as often as every six weeks, it’s easy to get caught up in the buying cycle. We know this fast fashion isn’t helping the environment (or our wallets) – But how do we stay on-trend without constantly updating our wardrobes?

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Is Fast Fashion Becoming a Fast Fad?

The world of fashion is a fickle craze; no sooner has one trend gathered momentum than another disappeared into the fashion graveyard. Keeping up with the latest styles is not only an expensive hobby, it’s also apparent that this conspicuous consumption is dramatically affecting the environment.

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Greenpeace Take A Step In The Right Direction Against Climate Change

A new campaign launched by environmental campaign group Greenpeace is calling on consumers to take steps to help increase awareness about the detrimental effects that the footwear industry can have on the world’s rainforests.

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Charity Shop Chic – Greening your Wardrobe

Buying a new outfit or three is most girls’ (and a fair few men’s) idea of fun, but although throw-away fashion can satisfy most budgets, the implications of fast fashion and keeping the prices low for consumers often cost the environment a great deal more. Every single year in the UK, over 900 million items of clothing are cast aside and typically find their way straight into landfill.

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