Last Saturday I decided to take an afternoon off from the total organised chaos that was London Fashion Week to head over to the Jane Packer Flower School for a flower arranging lesson with a couple of my fellow bloggers, and to hear about Yardley London's new skincare range and advertising campaign.
The new Yardley range of a body wash, body lotion and hand cream come in all of their core fragrances; Peony, English Lavender, English Rose and Royal English Daisy. They are all very reasonably priced (all under £6) and come in sleek and simple packaging.
We were taught how to make a hat box flower arrangement from scratch, as shown in this picture. I was very worried about how mine would turn out!
I was still rather worried half way through that there was awful balance to my arrangement, but thankfully things started to look up when I added the dried lavender and the foliage.
The finished result, and it was so easy to make! I'm going to keep all of the non floral components so I can hopefully shoot a step by step guide to recreating this at home for a later blog post!
After talking us through their new print ad campaign (they are pretty amazing ads, look out for them in your favourite fashion monthlies) the ladies at Yardley were kind enough to give me a set of the Peony scented products to take away with me. Yardley are a brand that are usually associated with the older market (they do have lovelies such as Q10 and vitamins that help out older skin), but all their scents are beautiful and floral, and I at 18 after trying these will certainly be using them more often.
The body wash leaves a lovely scent on your skin which is long lasting but not too overpowering, as does the lotion. I am especially impressed with the hand cream, and while I don't think wild horses could drag me away from the tube of L'Occitaine hand cream I carry in my handbag, this Yardley tube is just as good, and has already taken up pride of place on my bedside table.
Have you tried any Yardley products before? And has anyone here ever been to any flower arranging classes, or do I have any florists among my readers?