Hope everyone is well? I’m writing this blog at the hairdressers – how happy I am to be back here! It’s very different of course, with Perspex screens and stylists in visors and so on, but it feels very safe and I’m so grateful for all the efforts my salon has made to make us feel comfortable. I normally have my hair cut and coloured every six weeks but lockdown has definitely showed me that I don’t need to do it as often as that; I’m so grey now (I started going grey at 14!) that the grey has blended in with the blonde so it hasn’t been nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Still – very glad to see the salons open again!
It’s been a funny few weeks, full of highs and lows. I’ve been really missing friends and family recently, and of course at work I also had to say goodbye to my lovely “roomie” Claire Sutton who left QVC after 22 years. We’ve shared a dressing room for the past seven years (this is the last photo we took in it on her last day!) and there was laughter and also many tears as the lovely Miceal and I helped her to pack all her stuff up. We couldn’t even have a leaving party of course, due to the current restrictions, but we will absolutely be keeping in touch and hope to celebrate her new chapter with her later in the year.
I did have a quiet celebration at home though when the paperback version of my new book The Perfect Couple, was released. The ebook came out back in April and stayed in the Amazon top twenty for 10 weeks; last week it hit the USA Today bestseller list across the pond and topped the ebook charts in Canada, and I also signed translation deals for Germany and, rather randomly, Sri Lanka. It’s all been rather crazy and I’m so thrilled and grateful. Thank you too for all your lovely messages about it, you’re very kind.
I bought myself a little treat from QVC – not, as you might expect, a piece of jewellery or a new pair of shoes but a telescope! I’ve always been fascinated by space and astronomy, but good telescopes are generally enormous and I didn’t think I’d have room for one at home. Then I had a show where we featured the Celestron Firstscope and I was so impressed! It’s a really compact, table-top telescope which is brilliant for star gazing and viewing the moon and planets like Venus, Mars and Saturn. I’m waiting for a clear night to see if I can take some photos of the moon through the viewfinder – I’ll share them with you if I get any good ones!
The QVC Beauty Pick of the Month for July is the iconic Ageless Throat and Décolletage Creme from Prai – 241811
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And finally from stars to rainbows. The QVC Beauty Pick of the Month for July is the iconic Ageless Throat and Décolletage Creme from Prai, this time packaged in the most incredible, crystal-encrusted, rainbow-hued jar. I made a little video to show you – there are no filters or effects or anything on this, this is exactly what it looks like. Amazing neck cream in an amazing pot!
That’s it for now, stay safe.
Love Jackie x