It was nice to have a few days off this week and to see little Blake after picking her up from nursery on Thursday. Saw my old friend Gill for a catch up on Wednesday (see below), and had some very contrasting weather videos! But in advance of next week‘s birthday week blog, I thought I would just give a little mention to some of the beautiful jewellery pieces I was given recently at work by our stylist, Stine (you can follow her on @StinestylistQVC.)
345874 – the mixed metal bracelet, also in this shot, by Bibi Bijoux. We don’t have as much online as we used to of this range, so check it out quickly here as I think the necklace with a heart on that I’ve been wearing has gone!
Watch out, no pun intended, for a super pink Diamonique watch that I will be wearing soon, as well as a friendship bracelet style, all in Diamonique. And for those who have been asking, I will definitely have my bee jewellery back in stock towards the end of the month! Yay!
Just wanted to give you a quick heads up about this lovely range called Scentered, which has come to QVC. If you like Neom, it’s worth looking these up. Oh my goodness, I have loved the Scentered Wellbeing Aromatherapy Balm, there is a wonderful duo for just £24 here. Or maybe the Aromatherapy Sleep Essentials Kit at just £35.98, which also features one – as well as a candle and a sleep mask – available here. The balm reminds me a little of a fragrance I used to wear in the late 70s, early 80s, called Cinnabar, and the packaging is gorgeous. I loved it! We are very lucky to get to try these out, aren’t we?
By the way, if you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, don’t forget the Tempur Comfort Pillow, which is still online at a good reduction, with over 100 five star reviews. It really is like sleeping on a cloud, and if you need convincing, go here to see them and maybe treat yourself to one, or at least try it on the first Easy Pay instalment – if you really need to explore the things that can help you sleep better. I also use the Magnesium Body Butter from Neom before I go to sleep (and a magnesium supplement). We all love our routines, don’t we? See also below for what I’ve been listening to!
Yarn bombers strike back!
It was Star Wars day this week, May the fourth (be with you! 🙂 ), and this post tickled me. The yarn bombers are back with a vengeance, this time with the little Star Wars characters made of yarn, decorating a postbox! You have to hand it to these people, they are very talented, aren’t they?!
…deliberately though, in this instance, kale! I tried yet another function on my amazing 9-in-1 Ninja Oven and created some kale crisps! Must do it more often, they make a brilliant snack instead of eating rubbish! Now I’ve got my tummy done, I’m really going to start trying to avoid the unhealthy choices! Especially because my annual health check is coming up… watch this space. 🙂
Went back to the little Tolworth House I stayed in last summer to pick up a few things, as it’s about to be sold. My lovely friend Gill and her daughter Natalie then took me to lunch round the corner in The Court garden centre as a little early birthday treat. No kale crisps, but a lovely home-made soup and lots of time to catch up with one of my oldest friends as part of my birthday celebrations. More of this next week, I hope! And as luck would have it, as soon as I got home with my lovely sun umbrella that I left there, the heavens opened! Just my luck! See the vlog below!!
I can’t believe it took this long, but I finally got into Line of Duty. So this is what happened… Last week I wrote wrote my blog as usual on Wednesday. On Thursday, I believe, I ended up watching the first series and thoroughly enjoyed it, and guess what? A week later, I’m now on series five! I have to confess, I know who the person called H is, thanks very much newspaper headlines and radio coverage the next day… not! But I really enjoy all the performances and it’s highly recommended. One of the best series I’ve seen, I think. Why not give it a go and definitely try it, but watch from season one. There’s only six per season, so it’s much easier to binge watch! My record is five in one day – on my day off, ha ha. You?
Alternatively, you could watch the tributes put on our social media for lovely Kathy Tayler who retired this week – her last show was Thursday morning. Don’t forget to click on the inside QVC podcast link below, as last week Will did a farewell interview with our lovely friend and it was very emotional! We will miss you Kath! Go here to see the Facebook Live from the QVCUK Facebook page, where Simon sat down for a chat with Kathy after her last show.
Good luck to Katy Pullinger, taking over Wednesday style at 10am each week. She will be a worthy successor, as she is always so stylish. Technically, since I’m 59 on the 10th May (next week) it’s only about another five or six years and I could be doing the same 🙂 … actually, I don’t know if I’ll ever retire though! You know me, I always fill my days!
This was a lovely video clip sent to me by my wonderful friend Jenny, one evening last week in Devon. Can’t wait to get back there, week commencing 17th – my first retreat in over a year. Very peaceful, very silent. At least I live in the middle of the countryside now in Surrey, too. By the way, don’t forget to follow me on social media for more fabulous clips, photos and posts, plus lots of early warnings about big deals and offers!
Book of the week
After last week’s This Works Today’s Special Value, I found myself listening more to the Why We Sleep book, once again on Audible. It is absolutely fascinating. It’s quite technical and talks about the biology a fair bit. A very close friend is currently in rehab after being an alcoholic, and I think there’s a lot to be said for getting enough sleep, so I’ll be passing on all the tips to them. That and making sure your gut bacteria are all okay. I actually went for a colonic this week, as I felt like I had a little bunged-up tummy, very interesting experience as ever! I won’t get to the bottom of it here, though, ha ha!
QVC top deals for the next seven days
Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of the super Women with Control tummy control, prime stretch, denim cropped trousers that sold out so quickly last time! And watch out at 10pm for the Aeropilates home studio hour with me, too!
Saturday – another brilliant gardening day and it’s time to stock up on the 1.5kg Root Booster and 1.5kg Flower Power at an absolutely knockout price! I’ve got loads and I still wanna get more. 🙂
Sunday – already online, go here for the Australian Bodycare supersize Skinwash in regular and fragranced, plus two packs of wipes… Today’s Special Value for Sunday, and look out at 9pm as I launch the new Homeworx by Harry Slatkin candle set for Monday.
Big Deals are available on air for usually a week, they may be longer online if stocks last. New ones every Sunday night!
Elemis three-piece Pro-Definition Lift & Firm collection
Kim & Co linen-look sleeveless tunic and elbow-length sleeve top two-piece set
Nina Leonard 3/4 sleeve hi-low hemline V-neckline cardigan with coconut button
SIXPAD Footpad EMS Training Device
Homeworx by Harry Slatkin four-piece “Best of” collection
Perricone three-piece Calming Collection
Bell & Howell set of four Alien Tape Double Sided Mounting Tape
Set of two varifocal sunglasses
And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 9th at midnight:
Marc Fisher Omela leather block heel sandal
Skinsense Hydranet five-piece ollection with cosmetic bag
Luxform set of two Triple Function solar stake lights
Tili metallic make-up organiser two-tier vanity case
Now back to the Today’s Special Values for the rest of the week:
Monday – the master candle craftsman himself is back with Homeworx by Harry Slatkin Heirloom Orchard ceramic fruit four-wick candle in your choice of apple or pear. They are huge! Fill the room with lots of lovely fragrance, and can be used afterwards! I know it’s my birthday and I will be in, as I could not miss the 6pm Estee Lauder hour either!
Tuesday – at 9pm Monday I will be launching the M. Asam Vino Gold full-body four-piece collection. This German range of skincare is highly, highly affordable, and wait ’til you see the size of the pot of day cream!
Wednesday – Ecoegg are back with their clever Fridge Discs that help to keep food fresh.
Thursday – we have the Kim & Co Brazil 3/4 length sleeve button-front shirt.
Friday – then it’s time for another lovely garden deal, with a GCI Outdoor Freestyle Pro-Rocker chair with built-in carry handle, great price!
Friday 9pm – going on sale earlier in the week, the Benefit Mascara Masters trio, all three of their top sellers for a ridiculously low price, given it features the best selling mascara in the UK! More next week, but don’t miss the pre-sell!
Next week – another year, another birthday. I’m the big 59, and will be planning something massive for next year as you can imagine. But it will be smashing to do some stuff outside with family, and fingers crossed for some good weather! I’m seeing Mum, Sis and Sis-in-Laws at the garden centre, seeing Bradley and co. on Sunday, and going for actual lunch on my actual birthday, 10th. But I will be working late afternoon, too… I know how to live, ha ha.