Thrift finds : Makati Cinema Square ukay-ukay

In my many thrift shopping years, I have never heard of Makati Cinema Square and its hidden ukay-ukay gems. Although I told myself that this will be the year that I do not buy any new clothes, I had previously initiated a challenge with my partner on buying each other ukay clothes with a budget of 500 php! So off to Makati Cinema Square we went. Makati Cinema Square is one of the oldest malls in Makati, dating back to 1982. 

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No NEW clothes for a year challenge & thrift shopping

Clothing – everyone has them – is something I want to talk about in this blogpost. With minimalism and zero-waste in mind, I believe they both have a huge effect on how I purchase clothings. Fast fashion has become such an easy option for me; of course, besides the frequent thrift shopping I do. In my quest to improve the lifestyle I am living, I will be doing something a little crazy (or is it normal?). 

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Conscious living : Zero Basics haul

ACT ON IT #4: find shops which offer local self-care products that are great alternatives for commercialised products with a lot of plastic packaging [toothpaste, soap, deodorant, facial products]

I am so ecstatic that I found Zero Basics! With the urge to lessen my carbon footprint and with that the usage of plastic, there need to be many changes done with the products I buy.

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Conscious living : reusable straws

ACT ON IT #1: use stainless steel straws

Plastic straws. I see it everywhere. You use it in your flavored drinks, soft drinks, milk teas, frappes, blended beverages, etc. Then after their one-time use, we dispose of them. An alternative to just stop using plastic straws (if you can’t, just like me) is to buy one that is reusable. Which I DID! I bought a set of stainless steel straws for my straw-using pleasure.

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