Hope you’re all ok and finding ways to cope with everything that’s going on. Quite a few people I know aren’t very well now so if you are among the poorly I’m so sorry, and sending you very best wishes for a speedy recovery.
If you are well and trying to find ways to fill your time at home, many of the presenters here at QVC are doing things which may help a little; Miceal has been doing daily home workouts on his Instagram feed, Catherine is learning sign language and sharing lessons on her Facebook page, Debbie has been doing kitchen karaoke on her Facebook page and I have set up a little book club on Instagram (I’m @officialjackiekabler there!). So do follow us all on the social media of your choice and hopefully we can help each other get through this strange, scary time.
If a bit of retail therapy is helping to distract you a little, then on air at QVC we are trying to carry on as normally as possible, albeit with a greatly reduced workforce and fewer live hours as most people are now working from home. A lot of you have been telling us you are still trying to get dressed, put make-up on and generally “maintain standards” as one lady put it, even though we are largely confined to our homes, and if you love make up there’s a Today’s Special Value offer coming up from IT Cosmetics this Thursday 2nd April which may be of interest.
It’s a three piece set; the CC+ Illumination Foundation (or colour correcting, illuminating, full coverage cream to give it its full title!) which also has factor 50+ UVA/UVB protection, the fantastic Bye Bye Under Eye full coverage, waterproof concealer and a gorgeous star shaped brush.
You may also have spotted a new offering from Dyson, in the form of the Pure Cool Me fan and air purifier. This gives you cool, clean air in your personal space, so perfect for your desk, bedside or next to your favourite chair. As you’d expect from Dyson it looks SUPER stylish (there’s a choice of white or fuchsia; I took the fuchsia one home to try and it looked wonderful next to my pelican lamp, see photo!) but it’s really all about the technology.
With everyday items in our homes (cleaning sprays, pet beds, air fresheners, stoves, paint, cooking etc,) releasing microscopic particles, especially for those with asthma or allergies, some air pollutants can be two- to five-fold higher indoors than outdoors, amazingly. This new fan has a sealed filter which captures gases and 99.95% of ultra-fine particles from the air. It’s also extremely effective at cooling, with 10 speed settings, focused air flow and an oscillation setting which will be great in those warmer days to come; it even has a timer so you can drift off to sleep with it on too.
Of course, if you’re not in the mood for shopping at the moment we totally understand that… we hope to be here to entertain you and keep you company too. I’m usually a bit of a news addict but at the moment I’m struggling to watch too much of it as it just makes me anxious, so I’ve started watching old episodes of Friends on the comedy channel before bed, which is a great comfort!
I suppose we all have to find our own way of coping with what’s going on, and I think most of us have shed tears in the past couple of weeks. We at QVC have had so many wonderful messages from you recently though, and we appreciate that so much. We will carry on being silly and having fun on air (at a safe distance from each other!) and we love knowing that you are still out there and enjoying the time you’re spending with us. Thank you.
And that’s it for now. Stay safe and lots of love to you at this time.