Recent Facebook post from a friend. Perfect.
“Way back when” in my high school days, one of my girl friends used old fashioned cake mascara. It was applied with a brush wand and worked wonderfully. Of course, she had beautiful eyes to begin with; but the cake mascara seemed much smoother with no clumps. Very beautiful and soft looking. Unlike my tar-based tube mascara—used back then and now.
I think I finally found an equivalent cake mascara on Etsy. Made with vegan products of soy wax, oxide and other natural ingredients. The cute little tin container can be re-used. It is unclear whether I can return the empty tin to the maker for refilling, but worth pursuing. If not, maybe I can learn to make my own?
The Zero Waste lifestyle takes some time to adopt, especially with the slow purging of previous purchases not following the guidelines. A friend of mine mistakenly thought we had finally eliminated our garbage pick-up. Although we are consistently down to one medium trash bag every two weeks, the pick-up is still required. As we use up products contained in plastic or canned goods, our dry trash fills up. Slowly plastic is being replaced with glass containers or recipes made from scratch rather than canned/packaged.
If you have elected to follow along with our commitment to zero waste, I would encourage you not to be discouraged with a full trash bin. The lifestyle change takes time. Just the adjustments we have made in the last 7 months have made a huge difference. Hang in there.
If you need encouragement, watch Bea Johnson’s YouTube video featured by Sunset Magazine.
Several years before we learned of the zero waste movement, the idea of purchasing souvenirs during a trip was abandoned. With the exception of one small painting, all the souvenirs we bought over the years were tossed at some point. T Shirts. Pens. Trinkets. These days we will either buy a consumable--local homemade jam, cheese, bread hot from the oven—or another painting by a local artist.
Another idea someone passed along—buy the T Shirt from your second store before the trip. Enjoy it and donate it again.
The month of October I will be showing some of my paintings at the Olympic Theater (in their “intermission gallery”) in Sequim. Not sure if I am ready for this, but I guess there is a first time for everything. Pondering which to hang with the following to consider…and I will probably complete a couple more in the next two months. There are a few I need to photograph and they are not included below.