Being a student fresh out of high school, developing the skill of thriftiness is a means of survival! Mackenzie earned her Cheapo qualifications by going up two floors during every break at school to get water from the water fountain to save 140 yen on a vending machine, grabbing any advert with tissue packets attached, and picking out cool tea tins from her neighbor’s recycle bins to repurpose (people wash their recyclables here!) She also writes a DIY fashion/beauty blog where she posts all of her tutorials on do-it-yourself clothes, accessories, manicures, and more! Hey, on a student budget, sometimes food comes before fashion. Sigh. Check it out at
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