It's that time of month again where I start to wrap up my favourites, empties and of course my latest skincare discoveries. The month of June has been a fairly busy one for me - preparing my younger sister's 21st Birthday, being a support to a friend in a time who needs it most, preparing for a few upcoming trips, planning some upcoming (and exciting) blog posts and of course returning home to celebrate my sister's birthday. I sometimes wonder where on earth my day goes as before I know it, the end of the day has arrived or like at this point in time - its the not only the end of the week but also the end of the month! Some of the tragic events that occurred over the course of this month have made me realise that time ticks over fast and that life - life is so precious. We never know when it finishes, and because of that we must cherish every moment, whether it be in own solitude, with friends or with family. I feel that my life is racing ahead of me and sometimes I need some time to sit back and reflect so that I can truly appreciate everything and everyone around me. Basically, I just need slow down!
I have mentioned many times in the past, one of my favourite ways to slow down (other than cooking and baking) is actually trawling social media. Its a really good process for me that actually gets me to sit still for a second and enjoy mindless trawling. Trawling can either be my own personal account to see what my friends in my everyday life are up to or via my @orchidsandpeonies account where I like to see what my Instagram friends are doing as well as seeing what brands are up to or of course what brands there are waiting to be discovered.
In June, I have come across 3 really interesting brand and concepts. One is probably one that you have heard before, but the story (or person) behind the brand is quite remarkable that I had to share. The other two are very new on the skincare market and have a very 'green' approach to beauty. I hope you enjoy!Read More