Plastic ain't so fantastic

by Laura | Jul 06, 2018

Hey guys!


OMTG, I am sooo excited to share this story with you! Hehehe! That said, it’s a pretty lengthy story... and I know all you TGs are busy little bees, so I've decided to split it up into three parts which I'll post as separate blogs over the next week. That way, it should be as digestible as that delish piece of vegemite toast you ate for brekkie this morning – YUM!


So heads up: this first part of the story isn’t exactly about cosmetics, soz. It’s actually about something a little serious, but super important. It’s somewhat of a teenie tangent – a backstory, if you will. I know you’re probs thinking, ‘Um, what kind of beauty blog is this?!’ – but trust me, it’s all leading somewhere pretty spesh, so stay with me! Plus I’ll throw in a cute snap of my doggo Wesley at the end of part 1 to sweeten the deal. Sound good? OK cool!


Part 1: My plastic-free mission


I’ve always been a fairly eco-conscious kind of gal; my mum raised me to care about the environment and do my bit when it came to saving the planet. But I didn’t realise how many bad habits I had picked up over the years without even thinking, espesh when it came to plastic usage. I know it’s not nice to think about, but plastic – especially the single-use kind – really is destroying the world we live in. Did you know that there is more microplastic in the ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way? Or that 100,000 marine creatures die every year from plastic entanglement (and that’s just the ones that are found)? Pretty scary stuff, huh? And unforch, that’s just the beginning :(


It’s so easy to let yourself believe that your individual actions don’t have an impact, but when it comes to the environment, EVERYTHING has an impact. As Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – every little bit counts, TGs. And it’s never too late to start changing your habits.


So long story short: I’m trying my best to become an eco-warrior by drastically reducing my plastic usage. I still have a looong way to go, but at least I’m on my way to that sweet, plastic-free life. I have managed to significantly reduce the plastic in my bathroom/grooming routine (which is pretty cray for a cosmetics-loving girl like me!), and I’m going to show you how you can do the same. There are plastic-free solutions to practically everything, you just have to go out there and find them. I’m on a mega mission, and I would love all you planet-loving TGs out there to join me! There is strength in numbers, guys, and I truly believe that we can and WILL change the world. Who’s with me??? Yaaass, queens! Let’s DO this.

Stay tuned for part 2! It will be up next Wednesday. Spoiler: it's SAH MUCH FUN! 

Xo Laura


Oops, I almost forgot! Here’s a snap of my boy Wez wearing his new bandana from Doggone Gorgeous. (So squee, right?!)  Enjoy :)



  1. 6 Alyssa 06 Jul
    hi Laura, I like how you are informing all TG readers about this, I also think it’s good that stores are now getting rid of one time use plastic bags. Your dog Wesley is adorbs!
    From Alyssa xoxo
  2. 5 TG's Laura 09 Jul
    Hey Alyssa! Thanks so much for reading my post. I'm so glad you're on board! OMG, how awesome is the plastic bag ban in supermarkets?! It will take a little getting used to for some people who have been using plastic bags for, like, ever – but it won't take long for everyone to adjust. We've still got a long way to go, but this is such an amazing step in the right direction. Can't wait for you to read my next two posts! x
  3. 4 Ally 09 Jul
    Hey Laura I think ur very cool and pretty I love your blog so much. cant wait to read your next posts. i also try to avoid plastic so cant wait to find out what ur up too.
  4. 3 Isabel 12 Jul
    It’s excellent that stores are getting rid of plastic! At school once some boys dropped rubbish on the floor and I told them that if they did not pick it up sealife could eat it and die. They did not pick it up😕 I put it in the bin myself!
  5. 2 TG's Laura 13 Jul
    Hey Isabel! I'm so glad you agree. And OMTG, that is so super cool that you told those boys not to litter! That is really brave of you – it sounds like you're an eco-warrior too :) x
  6. 1 Isabel 20 Aug
    i love Laura’s blog!


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