Hello lovelies!

Hi, my name is Rachel. I'm just your average poor college student, trying to find greener and healthier ways to live life! I'll mainly post about ethical fashion, cruelty free beauty, green living, DIY and fitness!

I’ve been waiting forever for the internet to be installed in my apartment, but they only could do it like two weeks after we moved in :( 

But now I have internet! I don’t always have to blog from work anymore!

Good morning lovelies!

So since I’ve started going on this path where I try to live as green as possible, I thought my first actual post that I make on here is what changes I already made (since this has always been an idea, but I’ve never actually done it until recently)
It was always pretty difficult to go green when I was younger, because I basically had to use whatever my parents would buy for me. But since I have my own job, and I’m living on my own for most of the time now, I can work towards that goal!

My first major change that I made was on (warning: we’re going to talk about periods and menstrual cycles really quick, but it won’t be long right now, I promise!) is reusable menstrual products. Now, I used to think the idea of reusable pads was one of the weirdest and nastiest things. If I knew about menstrual cups back then, I would have been so against it. But now that I’ve actually tried it, it’s literally one of the best switches I ever made. I’ll save my rant for other posts, because I’m going to be putting reviews on here on all the different products that I’ve tried, and will be trying. (I’ve graciously been given a ton of different samples to review and I will be putting up my thoughts here!)

The second change I’ve started to make, but haven’t gotten much use out of is reusable alternative to paper products. I’ve made my own “un-paper” towels and dish cloths, etc. and it’s so much more convenient! You never run out, and once you have the first ones, you really don’t need to buy more for a long time. Also, crocheted swifter pads are pretty much the best.

Cruelty free/ethical clothing and beauty products: even though it’s not totally because you want to be “green”, it’s nice to buy from companies who don’t cause harm to others, or force people to work in sub-par environments. But, there are a lot that are made with organic materials!

And those are the main big changes I’ve made thus far. Soon, I will be able to give you more in depth info on everything! I just moved into a new apartment and have no internet until Sunday :(

But once I get it, be prepared!

Hello all, 

 I created this blog in order to give myself motivation to be healthier in all aspects. 

Recently, I’ve decided to take the “healthier in all aspects” to a whole new, green level.  I’m going eco-friendly!

A bunch of my friends have been asking me questions about my process, what I’m changing, etc etc etc. So I’m just going to keep posting all of my new findings and changes here!

So far it’s actually a lot easier than expected, and it’s even pretty fun. Like, DIY projects have become an even bigger part of my life, and that’s saying something. I’m already a huge seamstress/knitter/crocheter (I’m convinced that I’m actually a 90 year old woman stuck in a 20 year old’s body). 

And ethical shopping itself is actually really fun and simple too! There are more and more brands of clothing and makeup that are made with organic materials, and made all ethical. 

So instead of just being a fitness/motivation blog (which is still going to be a thing), I’m going to start putting up my own experiences and reviews on all these new things that I’m going to be trying! (and I’ll post about all my really cool- at least I think they’re cool- reusable crafts that I’ve been making! Woo!)

I look forward to starting this new adventure with all of you! <3

flabofsteel:

monicagellers:

So let me tell you a little something about this new aerie/american eagle campaign. Today I went to ae to get some desperately needed jeans. I loathe trying on clothes because they normally don’t fit how I want and pants that fit right are hard to find. But today, I got into that dressing room and saw this. The mirror says “The girl in this mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy.” Seeing this before I tried on my clothes made me start crying. I have gone through some real shit with bullying and hating my image and everything about me. I used to have a lot of trouble with self-confidence and had low self-esteem. But this company has made a difference because they’re not afraid to be real and show real women. They carry all sizes and even have the best fucking bras on earth. So as it turns out, I got in there, tried on pants, and they all fit! I was so glad to see this new campaign through the store. It was so uplifting, so I had to take a picture of that moment for whenever I’m feeling down. I can look at this picture and remember the feeling I had when I walked into that dressing room. I thought “wow this place is where I fit in, this is where I can get clothes that make me feel cute AND comfortable with my body.” It reminded me to love myself. Thank you aerie and american eagle. You are the ones girls should be looking up to. 

Why doesn’t this have more notes!?

(via fit-priorities)

crystuls:

i wish i lost weight as fast as i lose motivation

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timecurry:

hellohelbig:

justindonuts:

lets-get-krunk:

"I really don’t want to shower but I want to be clean" an autobiography

"Now that I’m in the shower I really dont wanna get out" a sequel

"Now that I’m out, I don’t want to put on clothes" the spin-off

"I’m sitting here in my towel and I must have showered 2 hours ago" the self help booklet

(via makeyourlifearevolution)