Eco-friendly edit-The Body Shop

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So after a somewhat extensive and definitely needed break, I’m back! I’ve got so many ideas for everydayjoyandme and where I want it to go and grow in to. This includes another topic I want to include and one I think works well with our overall theme. Eco-friendly or steps I’m taking to be better to our Planet. This will include things I and others are doing, items I’m replacing with more eco-friendly ones and companies I’ve found that are doing great things.

The first in this new topic is going to be a mini one with a few of my favourite products I use in the Bathroom which all happen to be from The Body Shop.

I was a huge fan of The Body Shop so you can imagine when I found out they were no longer owned by L’oreal* I was over the moon! They are cruelty-free, ethical traders, many of their products are vegan and they do fantastic work with various charities and companies across the world.

Now it may surprise you to see a couple of products recommended here that are in fact plastic when I’ve just stated how I want to be eco-friendly and help the planet more. That’s because these items are part of the Plastic for Change Initiative which works with people across the globe to recycle and reuse plastic (and can then be recycled again in-store or in your recycling bin). It’s a fantastic initiative, employing and empowering many people and helping clear up our planet. You can read more about it in the above link.

The Body Shop- Camomile Cleanser

This cleanser is amazing, it is so easy to use and cleanses the skin beautifully plus it’s in a tin! No plastic needed. You can reuse or recycle the tin and the cleanser itself lasts for ages. You can purchase it here. If you’re looking for a quicker cleanser that takes less energy then the camomile cleansing water is also good but not plastic free.

The Body Shop- Facial Buffer

The Body Shop Facial Buffer is fantastic and what I use with the Camomile Cleanser. It makes my skin feel so soft by removing the excess skin cells and dirt, but does so gently. It washes brilliantly and I’ve had mine for nearly a year and it’s like new. Would highly recommend it.

The Body Shop- Rose Toner

Confession time, I never really saw the point of toner before. I am nowhere near a skin expert and thought this was just another thing companies wanted us to buy for the sake of it. Until now that this, this toner is glorious. My skin feels so smooth and lovely and my pores are definitely calmer. It’s so good I’ve bought it twice. Absolutely love it.

Crocheted Makeup Pads

I use my toner (or occasionally the micellar water) with the crocheted reusable makeup pads that my very clever friend made for me. If you are a similarly crafty person you can make your own or they have similar here. They’re easy to use, will last for years and wash well, so need to buy disposable ones anymore!

I hope you enjoyed the first in my new series and if you have any recommendations of products/companies or would like to know of alternatives for ones you already use, let me know in the comments!

Lucy x

*L’Oreal are owned by Nestle a company I boycott for their human rights record, more information can be found online.


PTSD Resolution- Charity of the Month

Charity of The Month

Each month I will be focusing on a different charity and showing the work they do in making the world a better place.

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Favourite Things- Book Series

I’ve been a fan of Bee for years, if you’re following her then you must! One of her excellent series is a list of things that make her happy. So inspired by this I’m creating a new series here on everydayjoyandme called ‘My Favourite Things’.

The first of the series is my top five book series and yes I know Harry Potter isn’t there! Don’t worry I still love Hogwarts, it’s just not my favourite series!

I’m going to be expanding on why these series are my favourite and why you should read them.

Have you read any of these? Tell me what’s your favourite book series? I’m always happy for new reads!

Share the Joy- 5 Minute Challenge

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Middle row has a block of pink with 5 minutes written in navy. Next to it is a picture of hands making a heart shape with the sun shining through it. 
Last rom has blank wooden scrabble tiles with three tiles spelling out JOY. Next to it is a block of yellow with 'comment like share go!' in navy.
5 Minute Joy Challenge

Joy Challenge- what is it?

The Joy Challenge is a quick 5 minutes (or less!) way for us to spread more joy on the internet. With the steady influx of negativity we’re faced with daily, it can be hard to see through it to the good. So often when the internet and social media is talked about, only the unpleasant side is talked about. However, for so many of us, particularly those who are unwell, the internet is a lifeline. I really enjoyed highlighting accounts I love and wanted to find a way to continue. So, this challenge is a way for us all to help make the goodness of the internet shine that bit brighter.

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Etsy Shop-everydayjoyandme Now Open!

I’m really excited to announce my new Etsy shop everydayjoyandme is now open!

My shop sells digital downloads of positive, affirmative posters. From the pun-derful to the classic. These come in a variety of styles and colours and more will be added as time goes by.

I hope there’s something you like. If you have ideas for a poster you’d like me to make, just let me know in the comments below!