Where and how to shop second hand online: my favourite online consignment stores

Best online consignment stores: eBay
Rebecca Minkoff tote purchased on eBay

I love second hand shopping. I’m not an expert but I have snagged a few amazing pieces over the years. I also live in a remote area where the options for shopping second hand are somewhat abysmal so I’ve done a lot of research about second hand shopping online. Today I am going to share the fruits of my labour with you, my lovely readers! Here are my favourite online consignment stores and thrifting options!

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10 must have blogging tools for beginners

Blogging Tools for Beginners - Poutine and Prada

Blogging Tools for Beginners

When I first started blogging many, many years ago (anyone remember Livejournal?) I just published my posts and hoped people would stumble upon them. No one ever did of course, but it didn’t really matter back then because I was just documenting my travels for friends and family. Fast forward to the present and I want readers! I love writing and sharing, what I hope are, interesting and helpful posts with all of you. Today’s post is going to be a roundup of some of my favourite blogging tools for beginners; all the tools I wish I had known about all those years ago when I first dipped my toes into the online world.

Quick disclaimer – I am not anything even approaching an expert, nor would I ever claim to be, however, if you’re just starting out on your blogging journey you may find these tools useful.

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The Summer Beauty Edit

Summer is officially here. We had some gorgeous weather over the weekend and Mr. P&P and I got outside and made the most of it. Brunch on a lilac petal littered patio, strolls by the river, a summery cocktail or three, and a good old soft serve vanilla ice-cream. Divine. I thought I’d share a round up of some of the products I reach for most in the summer months to help overhaul your warm weather routine. This is going to be a long post so you might want to grab a cool drink. Let’s dig in to my summer beauty essentials!

Skincare and SPF

Poutine and Prada Summer Beauty Essentials: Facial Spray

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Slow Fashion Season

Slow Fashion Season Challenge 2019

In a recent post I talked about why I’m making the change to shopping sustainably. Now I’m taking that a step further and have committed to Slow Fashion Summer, which I discovered through Renée’s blog. Mother Nature will be a bit happier and so will my poor, battered credit card. The basics of the Slow Fashion Season challenge are that from June 21st to September 21st 10,000 people will buy no new clothes. Second hand shopping, swapping, and up-cycling are all ok. The current challenge has 14,487 participants. Considering the fact that it takes 2,700 liters of water to make a single tee-shirt, this challenge has the potential to make quite a positive impact.

From the Collaction website:

The fashion industry is responsible for enormous amounts of water consumption (32 million Olympic size swimming pools per year) and CO2 emissions (8% of global greenhouse emissions – and growing fast). If 10,000 people participate, we will save the equivalent of up to 300 million liters of water and 1 million kilograms of CO2 emissions.* Also, textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of clean water globally, only after agriculture. Then there is the enormous waste creation (148 million tons by 2030) and land use (115 million hectares by 2030), and we haven’t even started on labour conditions yet…Enough numbers, time for action. Time for Slow Fashion Season!

My favourite second-hand pieces

In the spirit of the challenge I thought I’d talk you through some of my favourite second hand pieces.

Slow Fashion Season Challenge: Gap Utility Jacket

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A dupe for Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In One Lactic Acid Treatment that’s too good to keep to myself!

Sunday Riley Good Genes

It’s very dry where I live. Think of a desert with snow. As I’ve aged I’ve found that my skin is less able to cope with the climate than it was when I was younger. It’s still oily but now, for the first time in my life, I am having to deal with the occasional dry patch, some redness, and a general tight feeling in my skin. Unpleasant. I got this generous sample size of Sunday Riley Good Genes All-I-One Lactic Acid Treatment in a Sephora Favourites box of goodies I bought last winter. I finally got around to using it in February and within a few weeks my skin was looking the best it had in a long time. Colour me impressed.

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