Had a fun Facebook Live on the QVC page this week. We discussed some super MarlaWynne discounts, and brilliant Bareminerals buys – like the lippies hanging on the tree. It was one of the last shows to mark the Black Friday deals, on Cyber Monday. But remember you can shop online, for Christmas with us till around 19th! Do go here for our ‘while stocks last’ End of Year Sale.
And I’ve decided to look out for the best dressed Christmas trees in my family this year. My niece Becky’s is lovely and I took this pic when I visited her flat to water the plants (she is away at the moment but dressed it before she left). She is a make-up artist and quite creative, can you tell? Another one next week…
A day in Devon
Also this week, I took a flying visit back down to Devon to see some pals to swap gifts (at a distance of course!) and pick up post and some Christmas bits. The place was immaculate, courtesy of lovely Sian who helps me, and Chris and Jayne. I don’t think they read this, so I can tell you it was nice to give a few of my friends Hotel Chocolat presents. Well, it stops me eating them doesn’t it! (Apart from the delicious orange vegan chocolate slabs which somehow mysteriously found their way into my fridge…!) Glad I got two Today’s Special Values, but there are still deals around online that will be there by Christmas. I decided to keep my new place minimalist this year, but can always swap it out next year! I will reveal my Surrey tree just before Christmas. 🙂
It was lovely to have a little Devon countryside walk too, but I had a dilemma about something in my garden… go here to find out what!!
Plus just below that vlog, over on my Facebook page, you’ll see where I posted Tommy Cross’s ingenious video that he created for the nine-in-one pen TSV he did this week. Funny. And clever. But overall, rather… cheeky!
I’m looking forward to this weekend, as my son Brad and his family (my bubble) is coming down for our early Christmas. It’s a shame Lolly has to wait ’til Christmas week, but it’ll be great fun and I’ve got quite ahead of myself with presents this year, which is just as well as little Blake has got quite a list! Are you quite behind or quite ahead at this stage, this year? Let me know in the comments below, and how many were QVC purchases!
Simon’s masked mischief!
My lovely colleague Simon made me giggle this week with his crazy mask – he said “well, it is Movember!!’ Expect to see more funny Christmas ones now – the countdown to Christmas is here!
In my effort to make my own dinners at home, and lose a bit more weight as I do enjoy these healthy meals so much, I over-ordered. Not only did I get a second week from one recipe box company, I also ordered another different one by accident and ended up with nine recipe box dinners all in my fridge! I better get cracking when I get back. Maybe I could open a small kitchen for a week… 🙂 Debbie does dinner brings on a different meaning!
Here’s a kind of a blooper, look what I went almost half-a-day wearing. Yes, you can guess what I was doing just before I left the house, right**? Yes, I did my walk, I travelled to work, and I ended up doing my prep and meeting the guests… all before I realised. Silly Debbie!!
A veritable Christmas film fest this week, including National Lampoon‘s Christmas Vacation.
Plus, The Holiday, Christmas Chronicles 2, and an obscure one called Christmas Magic. All feel-good factors with lots of schmaltz. Just the ticket for this time of year! I keep posting screen grabs of what I’m watching and getting people to guess the film and the scene, join me over on my Facebook page and social media for the fun! Don’t forget my #Thursdaybantz! Only another week ’til my big Christmas sing-a-long over on my Facebook page!
One binge-watch I did enjoy this week though was His Dark Materials, season two. There aren’t that many episodes so you don’t have to worry about getting bogged down! Cleverly done, a visual feast, the acting is… almost… great, and it’s a worthy follow-on from season one, last Christmas’s seasonal hit. By Philip Pullman, catch it on iPlayer.
Book of the week
I’m still finishing Christmas with the Teashop Girls and will probably read another one of Elaine Everest’s wonderful wartime tales. But I’m drawn to other Christmassy titles at the moment. Will report back next week. (PS. I have downloaded The Familiars, because it was so highly reviewed and was recommended on the Good Housekeeping book club group on Facebook. However, I am not sure it’s a suitable topic for this time of year, since it’s about witch trials! I’ll give it a read and decide!) If you have any wonderful Christmassy stories, especially more romances, I fancy some more diverse authors so feel free to recommend!
And next Monday (7th) Will catches up with another make-up superstar that has recently joined QVC – Gary Cockerill.
OMG! There was the most tremendous one over on a jewellery show this week. You can find it on the QVCUK Facebook page! Basically, Kieron the jewellery guest made a slip-up and mixed up his wife with something weird! I’ve never seen Jill laugh like it in my life, so funny!
Plus, Charlie had us in stiches this week with a little set mishap.
QVC top deals for the next seven days
Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of the amazing new face oil that’s part of the five-piece Anti-Age Treatment collection from Abi Cleeve’s brilliant brand Skinsense. Their first TSV in a long time. Using the clever long-lasting lamellar formula, used by Ultrasun, Abby has created an amazingly powerful skincare range, but for an affordable price. This one is no exception don’t miss it! (Assuming there’s some left!)
Saturday – what an amazing new TSV we have happening on Saturday with Lee Hohbein bringing us a new Ring seven-piece alarm security system, with another wonderful video doorbell that so many of us now cannot do without, keeping an eye on our homes when we are not there. 🙂 It launches tonight at 9pm, (4th) don’t miss it!
Sunday – already available, get your Flawless Face collections from Doll 10 here, another really good value set in time for Christmas. It’s a big beauty day on QVC and not only do I have Doll 10 at 7pm, I also have a wonderful hour with a superb range of foot and hand care from Margaret Dabbs at 6pm, looking forward to it after my week off!
Also the Big Deals end every Sunday night, here are the current ones…
Tili metallic make-up organiser Home & Away vanity case
Rieker ankle boots with tassel trim
Australian Bodycare three-piece Tea Tree Skinwash Original and Fragrance one litre collection
Homedics Comfort Pro heated Transform Throw
Cuddl Duds soft Sherpa edge to edge cardigan robe
Philosophy Grace fragrance and Grace gift collection
Prai Ageless Supersize Throat & Decolletage Night Creme with Retinol
And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 6th at midnight and lasting only one week:
Kim & Co printed brushed Venechia hi-lo hemline
Laura Geller five-piece Make-Up collection
Cozee Home plain and textured pack of two Velvetspft throws
Diamonique 4ct 100 facet earrings in velvet trinket box
Now back to the Today’s Special Values for the rest of the week:
Monday – the most wonderful range of three-week candles is here for the most wonderful time of the year! Homeworx by Harry Slatkin brings us a set of three Seasons Greetings impressive gift candles.
Here are the fabulous three-wick candles:
Green – Seasons Greetings. Juniper sprig, winter mint, redcurrant and Balsam, smells like your Christmas tree!
White – White Birch. Crisp as winter air, with a fir balsam and white birch undertone.
Red – Frosted Holly. With iced Frasier fur, frosted holly berries, cool peppermint and Winterwoods… I think that one is my favourite! Superb to split up as gifts, they feel like really substantial presents and very pretty glass jars to use afterwards for storage or tea lights! Don’t miss it!
Looking forward to my Perlier fragrant body care show at 5 pm as well.
Tuesday – hair removal with the convenient Micro as No!No! returns, with lots more beauty during the day as well to help get that gift shopping done.
Wednesday – it’s another super nail varnish collection from Nails Inc, seven pieces, in fact, and it’s called I’m Just Glitter Ballin’!! Comes in a box and considering there are seven pieces, just wait until you see the price! It’s available now on pre-sell here.
Thursday – it’s a Cozee Home printed Velvetsoft filled throw, you know how good they are to get as extra presents just in case…
Friday – and watch earlier in the week when the five-piece Top to Toe luxury collection from Molton Brown goes on sale, I’ve seen the price and if it’s what I think, it is it will fly!
Friday 9pm – the Blink indoor/outdoor wireless security camera system is here in a two pack, with accessories. Another chance to sort out a considerable present.
Plus the Liz Earle TSV will have gone on sale mid-week. Look out for it, as it features your favourite Liz Earle fragrance, together with matching hand and body products. 🙂 We sell the fragrance alone for over £50, so standby for busy lines. I launch it on Saturday night (12th) at 9pm on air, but it will go on sale long before that! Exciting!
Next week – my early Christmas with my three-year-old (nearly) grand daughter and son and daughter-in-law!
** Yes, wrapping presents!!