* Thank you Katie Kirk for kindly letting me use your images from the event.

Last Saturday was a very exciting day for me, in the morning I went and gave notice for our wedding later this year and in the evening I travelled down to Chichester, where the lovely Katie Kirk and the Jo Malone team had put on a stunning bloggers event, in the local House of Fraser store, as part of the launch for their new limited edition fragrance collection – English Fields.

Play. Combine. Create.

 

First, we were encouraged to mingle with the other lovely ladies whilst sipping on grapefruit prosecco, fresh grapefruit juice and delicious tiny morsels such as miniature scones with jam and cream, shortbread and biscuits that were all lovingly prepared and served to us by the incredibly talented Wild Mint Kitchen Café.

“Quintessentially British” 

After catching up with some familiar faces, Peter – the store manager – and the team at the local Chichester store spoke to us about the 5 new fragrances that had been created by Celine Roux and Mathilde Bijaoui as part of the new English Fields collection that had been inspired by fresh florals, cereals and grains from the English countryside.

We were each provided with an opportunity to take in the new scents which included Poppy and Barley, Green Wheat and meadow-sweet, Primrose and Rye, Honey and Crocus and Oat and cornflower.

I instantly fell in love with two of the new scents, first the striking freshness of rich red poppies which was softened with powdery notes of musk. The warmth, cheerfulness and happiness that this scent evoked, instantly made it perfect for a Spring day.

Next was Primrose and Rye which immediately had me drifting off to some exotic beach in the Indonesian ocean. This fragrance is warmed with gold corn, brightened with mimosa and softened with vanilla notes and rye. The best way to describe all of the new scents for me personally is “sunshine in a bottle”.

“Poppies Dancing In The Wind”

 

 

“Five Captivating Scents”

Peter was such a lovely host and made us ladies feel like VIPs for the evening, topping up our glasses of prosecco and offering us more delicious scones, whilst we all enjoyed a beauty pamper from Bobbi Brown as well as hand and arm massages from the lovely ladies at Jo Malone. What more could you wish for?

Having been a fan of the Wood Sage and Sea Salt cologne for quite some time now, I was eager to try out some new scents and when Lyn, the House of Fraser beauty manager, told me that the Jo Malone collection had been designed so that you can combine more than one fragrance, to help create a scent that reflects your mood and personality, I was excited to try it out for myself!

Despite, sadly losing all of my data on my iPhone (more on that in a separate post) I was left feeling rejuvenated, pampered and eager to get my hands on the new collection. Having met all of the team in Chichester, I will defiantly be travelling back down there for my complimentary bridal consultation and to purchase my very own personalised bridal fragrance – Peony and Blush Suede is already a firm favourite.

After an evening of pampering, delicious food and wonderful company, we were each given our very own gift box, complete with our own personal blog hashtag stickers and ceramic tags which had our initials embossed on. I will confess, I am absolutely terrible at gift wrapping, so it came as no surprise to me when I couldn’t nail the traditional Jo Malone bow. Luckily for me, the lovely team were on hand to help me out.

The new English Fields collection is expected to fly off the shelves fast within the next three weeks. So, if you want to experience the essence of the English landscape, make sure you get your hands on one of these beautiful and captivating scents from £47.00 for 30ml.

Make sure you check out these beautiful ladies who I had the pleasure of meeting at the event:

Katie

Lauren

Emily

Amelia

Georgia

Georgia K

Hannah

Beth

Eliza

Charlotte

 

Have you tried the new English Fields collection yet? What is your all-time favourite scent from Jo Malone? Leave a comment below.

 

Love Emma

XXXX

 

Thank you so much to the Jo Malone Team in Chichester for having me. It was a fantastic event and I can’t wait to see you all again soon.

 

No Sponsored content. Contains affiliated links. I only ever feature products that I genuinely love and would purchase myself.

Follow:

image

So as some of you may already know, last week I was very lucky and got a free beauty box from ‘Boots’ when I went in to buy a few Summer essentials for my upcoming canal holiday.

Now if there is one thing that I absolutely love more than freebies, then it is trying new things especially beauty products and as bizarre as it may sound this actually inspired me to write about my ‘Summer Beauty Essentials’. I know completely random – but that’s me. So let’s get to it shall we?

Liz Earle - A Skincare Essential!

Liz Earle – A Skincare Essential!

First up, I want to talk about Liz Earle who I cannot believe I didn’t know existed until last year. I know, what planet have I been on? Liz Earle is so perfect, I could rave about it all year if you let me. As someone with super sensitive skin, this is an absolute godsend to me. It makes my skin feel amazing and so fresh. It’s also great for removing waterproof makeup without leaving my skin all sore and dry. Also if you buy three products you usually get a few freebies – perfect if you want some travel size beauties.

After trying their cleanse and polish range, I thought I would give their hand-cream a try, personally I am not mad keen on the scent but it does leave your hands feeling silky smooth and you don’t need too much which has got to be a plus right?

This smells divine

This smells divine

I have always been a huge fan of the ‘Champneys’ range and this was no exception. I am so glad Boots included this little gem in their beauty box. It smells so summery and it has a really nice consistency to it which means your skin is left feeling moisturised without feeling greasy.

Olay - Perfect for sensitive skin.

Olay – Perfect for sensitive skin.

My Mum has always stressed the importance of a good skincare routine from a young age and I have to say she has got incredible skin. Unfortunately, I am unable to use the regular anti-ageing products as my skin tends to react to them. However, Olay’s standard beauty fluid is so gentle I can use it twice a day and it provides the perfect foundation for my makeup.

Protection from the sun is crucial for the prevention of ageing.

Protection from the sun is crucial for the prevention of ageing.

I haven’t actually used these products yet. But I am looking forward to trying them, especially the sun cream as you can apply it under your makeup, meaning there is no excuse not to wear sun protection.

A little thought for the day.

A little thought for the day.

image

OK so this a boring one, but this was actually recommended to me by my dentist and it is great for the prevention of cavities and makes my teeth super white, at a fraction of the cost of standard teeth whitening treatments – result!

Jo Malone - Summer in a bottle.

Jo Malone – Summer in a bottle.

My all time favorite scent has got to be the ‘Wood Sage and Sea Salt’ cologne by Jo Malone. It smells so fresh and although I promised myself it would be kept purely for special occasions, owning to the fact that it is quite dear in price. I have actually found myself being unable to resist reaching for the bottle on a daily, if not constant basis. What I love most about it, is that I find that it instantly lifts my mood and I often find myself being swept away to some distant shore, where the only thing that lies beneath me is the sand between my toes and the smell of palm trees and a cold Pina Colada – ahhhh 🙂

Have a great weekend :)

Have a great weekend 🙂

Have you enjoyed this Post? I am off to Bath next week on my first ever Canal Hols. Would you like to see some more travel related or beauty posts? Comment below and let me know what you would like to see next on the blog. Until then have a great weekend.

Love Emma

X

Follow: