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Cruelty-free beauty, sustainable lifestyle and environmental blogger. The creator of Green Contours blog from South Africa.
I must be honest, I used to think that Lush only sold bath bombs because of all of the videos of bath bombs I saw on Instagram. But when Plastic Free July came around I heard about their naked packaging (plastic free packaging) and then I learnt more […]
Exfoliating is my favourite step of my skincare routine. I can feel every pore being cleaned out, and my skin looks amazing afterwards. But, it wasn’t until I learnt about microbeads that made me reconsider the exfoliators I use. What are Microbeads? I was shocked when I first […]
Plastic bags are the most pointless single-use plastics on earth. They get used for one shopping trip and are either disposed immediately or stored away in a large plastic bag full of other plastic bags. Plus, they are aesthetically unappealing. Like many people I have used plastic bags […]
Basic facts about plastic pollution.
I am an optimist. I am a positive person. I like to believe that everything is all sunshine and rainbows, but being an environmentalist means being realistic. Optimism is important but we have to first know what we are dealing with and what caused certain things to occur. […]
I am really excited about this post because it is about getting rid of old cosmetics, including makeup and nail polish. I started taking makeup seriously only two years ago when I was in university. Since then I bought a bunch of makeup and nail polish, half of […]
In December I went to visit some of my family members in Perth. It was during the festive season, so I eventually got sucked into shopping sprees and bought more clothes than I needed. I came back to South Africa with twice as many clothes as I left […]
Chic and creative are two words that best describe The Grey Mustard, a blog created by my beautiful friend Vanessa Akibate. When I created Green Contours Vanessa and I decided on collaborating for a few blog posts. Indoor plants are the first of our Green & Grey collaboration. We […]
It’s the middle of winter here in South Africa, but it feels like it’s a “warm winter”. When I was younger I used to wear layers of clothing even if I stayed at home the whole day! Now I’m fine with a long-sleeved shirt, sweatpants and a thick […]