Well hello there!
I hope you had a peaceful Easter weekend. Where I live the weather was beautiful, but it’s really turned quite chilly now!
I was lucky enough to enjoy some vegan Easter treats from QVC! You may have heard many of us refer to ‘Kitchen Jo’ on air. Jo is the manager of our broadcast prep kitchen. I’ve mentioned her in my blogs in the past. Jo is an absolute gem. She is responsible for making everything look so beautiful during our food and kitchen-themed hours. She sometimes slips me the odd vegan treat to try out to get my take on it.
Cocoba offer non-vegan and vegan options at QVC but these are the ones I tried out. 813445, is a choice of Easter egg or original marshmallow filled chocolate bombes. They are blooming lovely! I heated up some oat milk and then just poured it over the bombe and watched it melt to reveal the yummy marshmallows. I was a bit cheeky and added some amaretto to mine! Check out my Instagram @catherinehuntleytv to see the scrummy, melty goodness happen. I can highly recommend!
It’s so cold today I might just be tempted to warm myself up with another delicious hot chocolate! Once the boys, Ziggycat & Bowiecat, have finished their catnap on my lap that is! The boys only moved in back in November, but it feels like they’ve always been a part of this crazy family. It’s their first birthday on Sunday. Maybe an excuse for me to have more chocolate? What am I saying? I don’t need an excuse, hee, hee!
Also, on Sunday, I’ll be joined by Keeley Aydin from Elemis for an hour of her skincare expertise at 5pm. She’s always a joy and a font of skincare knowledge, too.
In case you didn’t know, Elemis are a skin wellness brand with an aromatherapist’s soul, an artist’s spirit, and a scientist’s commitment to results. Harnessing the power of nature’s finest actives, high performance delivery systems, and revolutionary technology, they create skin-friendly formulations that deliver clinically proven results you can see and feel.
Here are details from Elemis about their incredible Today’s Special Value offer which launches live on air at 9pm this Saturday (10th April) and features all day Sunday, or as long as stocks allow. You can actually buy it now though, as we’ve released it as an online ‘pre-sell’ here.
Pro-Collagen Energise & Renew five-piece collection
This five-step collection with heroes from the award-winning Pro-Collagen range leaves skin with a healthy glow. This collection contains everything you need to energise and renew from head to toe.
Start your routine with Pro-Collagen Marine Energising Cleanser, this luxurious gel cleanser helps energise the skin for optimum performance. Supercharged with minerals magnesium, zinc and copper and a trio of acids, the advanced formula leaves the complexion looking beautifully revived and replenished. It builds to a soft, rich lather to easily lift away make-up and daily grime without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The deep cleansing action helps reduce excess oil and minimises the look of pores, for skin that feels rebalanced and invigorated.
Followed by the NEW Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum, Elemis’ answer to a skin-kind retinol alternative. Years of research and innovation have finally allowed Elemis to create a beautifully gentle yet visibly effective alternative to traditional retinols. The skin-kind formula mimics the clarifying, skin-smoothing results of retinol, all whilst balancing and protecting moisture levels. Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum is infused with a cutting-edge blend of padina pavonica and red microalgae, along with alfalfa and stevia extracts to deliver retinol-like benefits without the irritation. The advanced formula minimises the look of discolouration and pores for visibly improved skin clarity. Gentle enough for daily use, your complexion will be left looking significantly more youthful, firmer, and renewed.
For the first time in a Today’s Special Value offer, this set includes Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30. Since its launch in 2003, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream has been globally recognised for its gel-cream texture, skin-loving formula and clinically tested results. The addition of SPF 30 has taken this bestselling anti-ageing day cream to a whole new level by delivering the sun protection you need, the wrinkle-smoothing results you want in a texture you’ll love. This super moisturising, yet ultra-light gel cream quenches thirsty skin and increases hydration instantly. Formulated with powerful marine and plant actives including padina pavonica, chlorella and ginkgo biloba, the advanced formula is clinically shown to reduce the look of look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to improve the look of firmness and elasticity for skin that looks smooth and replenished.
There’s also a choice in terms of fragrance for the body products:
Sea Lavender & Samphire
A lightly scented sea-swept marine-inspired aromatic. Precious essential oils of jasmine, musk, orrise and rose, blended with milk proteins and omega-rich echium oil and organic oats combine to moisturise and comfort dry skin leaving it silky soft, hydrated and beautifully fragranced.
Discover a skin-smoothing, sensorial experience with this gentle Bath & Shower Milk, enriched with extracts of sea lavender and samphire, shea butter and sea salt, the luxurious cream formula envelops the body in a velvety lather to cleanse the skin without stripping it of moisture. Perfect for all skin types, this shower-time staple is blended with essential oils to promote a harmonising, uplifting and refreshing aromatic.
Lock in this moisture with a body cream known for its total body moisturisation with the same luxurious, light scented marine-inspired scent. The lightweight, easily absorbing cream is formulated with extracts of sea lavender and samphire, macadamia oil and oat, and helps to deeply hydrate and soothe skin. After just one use, skin feels satin smooth, silky soft and intensely hydrated from head to toe.
Or perhaps you’ll go for this one (or maybe even both!):
A powerhouse of ingredients grown in the idyllic British countryside. Precious essential oils of soothing lavender and chamomile, with uplifting geranium and Palma Rosa are expertly blended with milk proteins, omega-rich echium oil and organic oats. It is formulated to moisturise and comfort dry skin leaving it feeling silky soft, hydrated and beautifully fragranced.
Discover a skin-smoothing, sensorial experience with the gentle Bath & Shower Milk. Enriched with nutrient-rich extracts lavender and chamomile, uplifting geranium, shea butter and organic oats, this luxurious cream formula envelops the body in a velvety lather to cleanse the skin without stripping it of moisture. Perfect for all skin types, this shower time staple is blended with essential oils to promote a harmonising, soothing aromatic.
Lock in this moisture with a body cream known for its total body moisturisation with the same luxurious, delicate scent. The lightweight, easily absorbed cream is formulated with extracts of sea lavender and samphire, macadamia oil and oat, and is designed to deeply hydrate and soothe skin. After just one use, skin feels satin smooth, silky soft and intensely hydrated from head to toe.
The value is immense as you’d pay £55 plus P&P for the moisturiser on its own from QVC, but you can get the entire collection for £66.95 until midnight on Sunday. Even better, we’ve put it on 5 easy payments of £13.39! If you’re an Elemis devotee, why not stock up?
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Have a wonderful couple of weeks and hopefully we’ll catch up soon on air and/or social media.
Love Catherine xx