Gone shopping?

Gone shopping?
Or has no new shoes changed our habits?

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

I'm melting, I'm melting...

I nearly had a Buy Less: Live more meltdown yesterday.

I had had a particularly tiring, upsetting day and to top it all had caught hubby's man flu. I desperately wanted to go home for a nice hot bath and the oblivion of sleep, but was due to be at university for the evening (not having done any of my preparation!). On my way there I went through Marks and Spencer (the quickest route through the tube station) only to discover they had a massive sale on - tops, skirts, jumpers etc from only £5!!!

I wanted to shop. I NEEDED to shop. But I resisted and restricted my spending to a £1 cup of fairtrade coffee from the uni canteen. I didn't feel much better for it though.

How long to go??


Monday, 18 February 2008

Lent crisis number 1

Well, we're a week and a half in and things seemed to be going fairly smoothly on the old Buy Less: Live More front.

Until of course I ran out of face wash and my nice shampoo. I have other face wash and other shampoo but nothing as good or as nice. Yes, I am vain. I admit it. But one thing I'm very conscious of is my bad skin and, whether or not they actually make a difference, posh toiletries make me feel better about myself. I suppose they sell me the hope that if I use them in the right way, and for long enough, they'll make me look better. I know it's a vain hope, but I'm sure I'm not the only victim of the cosmetics marketing machine.

But for the rest of Lent I'll be using my skanky cheap shampoo and rifling through my samples for decent face wash (you know those samples you get in magazines? I'm the kind of tragic person that collects them).

So, how important is looking and feeling good? Are there better ways to boost one's self esteem?

Your thoughts please...


Friday, 11 January 2008

Buy Less Live More

What are you giving up for Lent this year?

Why not join us and pledge to curb your spending and shrink your carbon footprint?

Buy Less: Live More is a Lent experiment - we want to explore different ways of living life to the full, while treading a little more lightly on the planet we call home.

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