I hope this blog finds you well and you’re maybe starting to feel a little glimmer of festive cheer… we are half way through November already! I love Christmas so much but we don’t do any decorating until 1st December – luckily I get to come into work at QVC and get my Christmas fix here for now! When do you decorate? I like that everyone has their own traditions with some already full festive and some waiting until just a week before. The jumper in the photo at the top is one I think is great as a Christmas jumper alternative… the green colour and big velvet collar make it look lovely and festive during that time of year but not too much so that it won’t look out of place in a cold February! It’s from Monsoon and on the website now.
I’ve been trying to reign myself in with buying cute Christmas outfits for Beatrice. I’ve got her Christmas Day outfit sorted already as I saw the cutest little red dress and couldn’t resist. I may or may not have also bought her a sparkly red tutu skirt but I couldn’t possibly confirm or deny that! We will probably only get her one present as I know she’ll be very spoilt by everyone else but she will certainly be looking festive for the whole of December.
We have, of course, got lots going on at QVC ahead of the big festive day including amazing Black Friday deals, which we have some of on the website already. But before all that I want to talk to you about a big event coming up this Saturday 20th November that we’re calling QVC Unwrapped. There is so much planned for this day, including lots of live extras for you to see places you don’t normally see at the Q, with lots of sneak peaks behind the scenes. I’ll be bringing you two hours Live on the telly but I’ve got some little behind the scenes snippets for you myself too. There’ll be Facebook Lives and even a coffee morning with another of our presenter team too, so please do make sure you’re watching so you don’t miss anything. Here’s a little taster of the day for you.
The Today’s Special Value for the event is really exciting because it’s a brand new launch from Hotel Chocolat. They’ve only gone and teamed up with Dualit again to create their own Podster Coffee machine.
If you’ve ever experienced the Velvetiser, then you’ll know it’s set to be a great gadget. It comes with some of their very own Rabot Estate coffee capsules too, so you’ve got all you need for that perfect pick-me-up. Also a great gift for the cofee lover in your life.
We also have a lovely loungewear show lined up for you on Saturday and here’s a couple of snaps of me in a few of the items that will feature in it.
You’ll see more details on these if you follow our amazing presenter stylist Stine on her own blog and on Instagram, but you’re seeing items from the new WynneLounge collection here, and look at how cute the Radley slippers with puppy dogs are!
Now, before I go, I just wanted to share a couple of skincare saviours I’ve discovered recently. As many of you will have noticed, Beatrice is going to be having a little brother or sister next year and once again, pregnancy is really testing my skin. I had a good couple of months where I just couldn’t seem to calm it down… it was spotty but really dry so anything I usually used to help with breakouts was too harsh. Lately, I’ve managed to get things back under control (mostly) with the help of two fab QVC products. I asked the lovely Michaela from Gatineau if she had any advice on how I could hydrate my skin without causing further breakouts and she suggested I try the brand’s Hydra Aura Eclat de Soie Water Cream. It’s basically a really light moisturiser, which is great to layer with another moisturiser if you need an extra boost but if, like me, you need something super light and soothing then this is the perfect finish to your routine. It makes my skin so soft.
Now, the other thing that has helped enormously is a relatively new launch from Elemis that was released around the same time. It’s the first time I’ve seen them bring us anything that is specifically for breakout prone skin and, fitting that bill prefectly, I was very excited to try it. It’s their new Clarifying Clay Wash and I really am not exagerating when I say my skin started to clear up within just a couple of days of using it morning and evening. It’s a beautifully soft, creamy clay texture and I’ve just slotted it in alongside the other washes I use as a double cleanse. I wanted to wait a little longer before sharing these additions to my skincare regime just to really test them out, but I’m so happy with how they’ve made my skin feel I thought I would share that with you. Let me know if you try them out do let me know what you think.
Right, that’s it from me for now, thanks for reading. Don’t forget to tune in on Saturday to see more of QVC than you’re used to and some amazing offers, of course.
Congratulations Kathryn you look marvellous Xx
Huge congratulations to you! I thought I had missed an announcement so that’s great to see your news today! Enjoy your Christmas x
Delighted to hear your good news Kathryn,wondered if it was trapped wind ! Little Beatrice is a delight and it will be lovely to have them so close in age. It’s going to be a lot of fun at your house hard work but so much fun.
You can always pop into QVC for a rest !
No need to offer any advice this time round, you’re an expert mummy now.