Healthy choices

Healthier choices – natural cosmetics

First of all I would like to start with that this is not a post about how to make healthier choices. This is just an entry about my personal journey about making my choices healthier and going from low budget to a mind set that it is okay to invest in better products and better and healthier long term decisions.

I would like to tell you about my childhood first. Almost like a therapy, but I feel that it is important to have a background to understand yourself and to each yourself to make smarter and better choices. So, I grew up with my brother and single mum, my grandma was there when my mum worked. We always had problems with money and when we had some, it was always to cover debts or basic necessities. So growing up I cannot say that I did not have everything like other children, it was just not brand names. I am very grateful for my childhood and my mother and grandmother who did the best that they could and often thought about us children before themselves. Anyway, I grew up with the philosophy that I could not afford anything that is not low budget, that is expensive, anything that is an extra. That included sports, clothes and of course cosmetics.

When I started working at age 15 i finally had some money to buy clothes that I wanted and be able to support myself through prom, through everything that a high-schooler should experience. It was all still low budget, the only thing that I bought was a pair of DM`s which were for a long time the most expensive thing that I owned. Paired with the fact that I went to art school, which are public in my country, and studied to become a photography designer which is one of the most expensive things that you can be because of all of the equipment that is needed. I did my best and still bought low budget. There is nothing wrong with that.

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Two years ago I got married and still bought low budget food and cosmetics. The age of internet and my constant pinteresting and researching and hanging out with people that make natural soaps and such, was my wake up call to the fact that I was not making healthy decisions. I was making some money, I was able to live my life the way I wanted and I still had this argument that I DO NOT HAVE MONEY for anything basically that was not at the bottom of price range. When I realized these facts and with the help of some new natural cheaper options in my local drugstore I was able to switch to natural cosmetics.

 

I started using BIOBAZA, which is a local company that makes almost 100% natural cosmetics and is affordable. I was and still am very happy with this switch and my skin is enjoying itself. And now getting to the point. I started with BIOBAZA and with Aussie which to me is still ridiculously expensive but my hair loves it, all the while walking by LUSH, going in and enjoying the wonderful aromas, and thinking someday I will be able to afford myself to switch to lush cosmetics and pamper myself and be healthy and let my skin of the hook of chemicals that are not good.

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The other day I went out with a work colleague while on a business trip. She is comfortable with going into more expensive stores, buying expensive make up while I am still not. Anyway, we were in a shopping mall and smells of lush brought us to the store and we tried out stuff with the wonderful girl that works there. She was also so kind to give us some samples for home and now I can finally say that I have a sample of a shampoo that I have been stalking in lush stores and websites at home. I will try it out and if it fits me I will just go in and buy it. It sounds crazy right. Lush is not even that expensive. But to me the thought of giving 20+ dollars for a face creme, no matter how wonderful it is is just terrifying. Making baby steps to better decisions. What is your journey like? Do you also struggle with making more expensive but healthier choices?   Do you have any recommendations?

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When reading this you would think that I am very frugal and save money but the reality is that lately most of my paychecks went to buying a new used camera, buying a new laptop and getting some work clothes. When you have one thing for years there comes a point when you realize that your laptop is out of date, your camera has less MP than a phone and that all of your clothes are bought in second hand(which is great) but they are not in prime condition for work. So I had to invest in all of this and still have a long way to go before I can switch to all natural products and be comfortable with buying more expensive products.  xx

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Reasons why

6 reasons to start writing a blog

Many people today start a blog or a YouTube channel to become famous a and gain free products and earn a ton of money. Blogs and other social media have become work and a way for companies to reach their potential clients and sell their merchandise.

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When I was in high school, blogging was a new thing and we were all connecting to the internet only when taking a computer class, in the library or at a lucky friends house whose parents got internet. Dial up internet with all of its squeaky noises, bad connections and our really fast computer of 160 mb RAM hard drives. It was popular to have a Myspace or a blog. As many did, I also ventured into the world of blogging with a really goth metal emo nickname and title, have written about my first loves and quoted favorite lyrics with pretty bad pixel graphics of bloody roses and other really cool stuff at the time.Since then, I have had many attempts at blogging and many posts about my many blogs, each time vowing that this is the blog. That this time I will continue writing and actually have a blog and just a sad little corner of web which nobody got to because I would have only two blog posts of 20 words.

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So, back at it again these are my 6 reasons to start blogging, again:

  1. In the last 5 years I have been following many YT stars which all started with just a blog, but it was not about the fame. It was about the fact that they all talked about how they have problems with anxiety and that being able to express themselves online helped them gain self-confidence, friends and new experiences. So my goal is just that.
  2. I started reading novels at a very young age and wanted to write a novel since forever. This blog will be a good exercise in writing.
  3. Since I fell in love with photography I had a lot of photos saved on my computer and Instagram helped to get them in the world, but many don’t make the cut, so this will also be a great place to share them with anybody who stumbles upon this blog.
  4. In person I often come across as a know it all, with a huge will to help people and many hours spent exploring stuff I gained a pretty great amount of knowledge abut totally random things. So with me trying to not council people to much as not to come across as I know it all, this will be a good opportunity to share some tutorials and advice to any who might need it.
  5. In the last year I started to research social media marketing and marketing in general and I really need a place where I can try all of the advice without a superior telling me that that does not fit out business needs.
  6. And for my last reason, this blog will also serve as a sort of a dairy of my everyday life.

I really hope that this blog will be THE blog for me and that this time I will be able to find enough courage, patience and inspiration to write once in awhile in an entertaining way. Hope to see someone reading this and commenting in the future. x