Less_Wastage: The_Beauty Of_Caring_For Our_Planet
Her World Singapore|April 2019
Less_Wastage: The_Beauty Of_Caring_For Our_Planet

A beauty #shelfie crammed with creams and lotions may spark joy for some. But the feel-good factor of her new pared down vanity is giving Kayce Teo a different kind of high because she’s making the world a better place – literally.

Kayce Teo

When a video of scientists pulling a plastic straw out of a sea turtle’s nostril goes viral, the world takes note. I take note. And I vow to cut plastic straws from my life.

A whale with 6kg of plastic in its stomach washes up on a beach. I skip the plastic bag when I get my bubble tea. I bring my own tumbler to get coffee or tea. I start sorting the recyclables from my trash.

It sounds like I’m living a more eco-friendly life. But that’s not the case for me with beauty products. I’m a horrible hoarder when it comes to those.

Cute, beautiful and limited-edition packaging are my Achilles’ heel. And lipsticks. Drawers full of them, more than I can use in the next five years. I want to give the excuse that it’s part and parcel of being a beauty writer.

But I know the truth: My job has nothing to do with my urge to buy beauty products.

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April 2019