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Brand Discovery: June 2017

How is it June already?! I’ll admit it; I’ve been a bad blogger recently. Between suffering from both sunstroke and migraines and having family to stay; I haven’t put in as much time as I like to and have even spent less time on social media. However, I still managed to discover a few brands I previously hadn’t heard of. Here’s a quick round-up of the brands that came on to my radar during June. Some of these companies have been around for decades and others are small businesses that are still emerging but they all have one thing in common; I wish I knew about them sooner.

  1. Alpha Betty’s – This clothing brand is still relatively new but I am so lucky to have it virtually on my doorstep. I came across Alpha Betty’s at a rather quirky local craft fair held in a nearby church. Always one for a slogan tee; I was instantly drawn to the range of ‘Hangry’ pieces for children but settled on a nautical looking ‘Made in Southsea’ top for her instead. Currently selling at local events; I can see this brand becoming much bigger, very quickly. 
  2. Evebox –Beautiful gifts bundled together and sent directly to the recipient; sounds good right?! This gifting has only just launched but I have already bookmarked it in my browser ready in preparation for birthdays, anniversaries and even Christmas.  You can select a box based on  recipient, occasion or price and with a range of presents from tea to fine chocolate and luxury skincare  – there are thoughtful ideas to suit many. I’m loving the ‘Luxury Marble‘ one.
  3. Cocobelle Baby – The smell of coconut goes hand in hand with the feel of summer. We were lucky enough to try out this virgin coconut oil to see if it would make a difference on little miss’ sensitive and eczema prone skin. I didn’t know that there was different grades of coconut oil before trying this but I could tell the high quality of this product even on first use. It made her skin silky smooth and helped prevent the awful nappy rash that goes along with teething from getting worse.
  4.  Lancashire Farm – Like many people, even if I take a shopping list with me, I often buy items at the supermarket just because they are on offer. Sometimes this works in my favour and on other occasions it doesn’t. I’m very glad I took a chance on the low fat flavoured bio yogurts from Lancashire Farm – perfect combination of full flavour and creamy taste despite being low in fat. The mango one is definitely set to be one of my fave desserts this summer.

I can’t wait to see which brands and products fly on to my radar this month. Let me know if you are part of a  small business, local company or emerging brand that I should know about.

Brand Discovery: May 2017

Whilst I like to think I keep my finger on the pulse; I know, in reality, there are so many brands and products I’ve yet to discover. So here’s a quick round-up of the brands that came on to my radar during May. Some of these companies have been around for decades and others are small businesses that are still emerging but they all have one thing in common; I wish I knew about them sooner.

  1. Green People – Organic skincare and make-up brand, Green People, have been going for 20 years providing people of all ages with products that will not harm their skin. I stumbled on to this company whilst looking for a solution to little girl’s nasty case of baby eczema and was really pleased with what I found. I’ll be heading back to them in the near future for some make-up remover for me and some suncare for little one.
  2. Ink Rocket – A design-led clothing company that is ethical and sustainable with garments for both adults and children. Their range includes everything from slogan tees to colourful hoodies and even ‘Mummy & Me’ matching outfits. With plenty of cute prints and uplifting messages; I can see this brand really taking off. Personally, I’m saving my pennies for when the baby and toddler collection is launched.
  3.  Decadent Decaf – It’s no secret that I love coffee, but I’ve had to limit my caffeine intake due to breastfeeding. I’m a big believer in supporting local businesses and, as a Hampshire based blogger, Decadent Decaf HQ is only a short way from me. I was after a decaf that would still taste like ‘real’ coffee and boy did it deliver – no wonder they’ve won awards.
  4.  Zymurgorium – PARMA VIOLET GIN – need I say more?! After hearing of this drink on Twitter I instantly knew I needed to track it down & luckily a lovely fellow blogger was able to point me in the right direction – Zymurgorium. This Manchester based drinks company have brew and distil a wide range of delicious drinks guaranteed to induce good times and evoke happy memories.

I can’t wait to see which brands and products fly on to my radar this month. Let me know if you are part of a  small business, local company or emerging brand that I should know about.