Day 1

Today was day one of not buying anything directly from a corporation. My first challenge started this morning when I realized I was almost out of moisturizer. I normally use Shiseido, but that’s out now. As a result, I’ve decided to try out using Marula Oil as a moisturizer (since I bought a brand new bottle of it last week), and see if it works. Stay tuned.

The rest of the day was fairly easy. Although I was at work all day, I wasn’t tempted like I normally would be to grab a diet coke or bag of jalapeno cheddar cheetos. However, since those products are produced by Coca-Cola and Pepsico, repectively, there’s no way that I’m buying them ever again.

I strongly suspect that I’m going to lose weight and save money on this new lifestyle!

The other thing that was on my mind today was a christmas gift for my boyfriend (I’m a super-planner and like to buy gifts early). Prior to yesterday, I was planning on buying him some new Toms, Ralph Lauren cologne, and/or an Audible gift card. But not anymore! Definitely going to have to get creative with this one…

Thursday ended with a lovely, anti-corporate evening spent with my friend at Glen’s Garden Market in DuPont Circle in D.C. I was so excited and pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to buy food and drinks from local, small businesses! I had a delicious vegan, gluten-free brownie, kombucha, and sour-cherry cider (photos above) from D.C.-based companies. Not only that, but Glen’s is also woman-owned and treats its employees and customers exceptionally well!

I think that food will be one of the biggest challenge, just because it’s hard to always know where products are sourced from and how they’re produced. My options will be pretty limited, but I’m excited to see what I can find and buy that’s counter corporate.