Getting my bulbs in!

It’s bulb planting season! I have to admit that this is the first year that I am properly preparing spring bulbs. I don’t think I have ever done it before! I am going for it this year though ready for next spring. I have Tulip Gudoshnik from Plants2Gardens, a huge mix of Alliums from Hayloft (from the Today’s Special Value a while back but still available) and the prettiest white and peach Daffodils from Thompson & Morgan.

All are still available to buy if you would like to give them a try too. I am trying to decide how to plant them to get the best of all of them. I can’t decide whether to make them quite random or be really considered and have them in neat rows. I guess you’ll have to wait until next spring to find out what I did! I have some really pretty features in our new garden so I am looking forward to filling it with colour next year.

This week saw the final ‘Morning Style with Katy’ of the year before we break for the winter! Did you manage to watch? We had a great line-up of new pieces and lots of you treated yourself to the beautiful mustard Helene Berman Coat that I am wearing here. I love this colour for autumn, it’s still such a lovely bright colour but so in-keeping with the browns, oranges and yellows of the season. It has 70% wool and 10% cashmere and you can instantly feel the quality, it’s an investment piece that you will keep forever. I can’t wait to wear mine out and about immediately!

The dress is Monsoon and last time I checked there were a few left in size XL. I’m sorry that we have to take a break from the show as I have enjoyed it immensely so far, particularly hearing from all of you about the items that you have treated yourself to.

I have most enjoyed the pictures you have sent in for the ‘Your Style’ segment of the show. It’s wonderful to see the faces of you at home so I get an idea of who I’m talking too, I am hoping we can make it even more interactive next year. May be even video calls! Watch this space. There will be plenty of fashion coming up on air over the next few months and as always you can keep up with my fashion posts here on the blog and on my Instagram.

Beauty Spot – Molton Brown Today’s Special Value

I’ve got a number of beauty treats to tell you about this week. First of all, it’s the big one from Molton Brown! The Christmas Today’s Special Value!!! It’s a really good one this year too as it’s really geared up for gifting. It’s an 11-Piece collection and includes two gift boxes and a gift bag. You have a choice to make between Floral and Fresh, which is the tough bit. Perhaps you’ll get them both! The floral contains some of my favourites, Jasmine & Sun Rose and Rhubarb and Rose so it would most likely be my choice.

I love the breakdown of what you get as they really do work for gifting. The 30ml bottles all fit perfectly in one of the boxes and make a really nice treat for a friend or even a teacher’s gift. I would give the larger bottles to my sister/aunts or mum etc either as a three or split them. I would perhaps keep the hand washes for myself. Who knows, so many ways to split it! What will you go for? This will be on air this Sunday but is already available on Pre-Sell so get yours before they’re gone. Here’s everything you will get in each option.

Floral option:

  • 1 x 300ml Body Wash Rhubarb & Rose
  • 1 x 300ml Body Wash Flora Luminare
  • 1 x 300ml Body Wash Jasmine & Sun Rose
  • 1 x 100ml Hand Wash Orange & Bergamot
  • 1 x 100ml Hand Wash Pink Pepper
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Coastal Cypress
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Tobacco Absolute
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Re-Charge Black Pepper
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Fiery Pink Pepper
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Orange & Bergamot
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Russian leather
  • 3 x gift boxes/ bags

Fresh option:

  • 1 x 300ml Body Wash Vetiver & Grapefruit
  • 1 x 300ml Body Wash Geranium & Nefertum
  • 1 x 300ml Body Wash Tobacco Absolute
  • 1 x 100ml Hand Wash Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel
  • 1 x 100ml Hand Wash Refined White Mulberry & Thyme
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Coastal Cypress
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Tobacco Absolute
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Re-charge Black Pepper
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Fiery Pink Pepper
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Orange & Bergamot
  • 1 x 30ml Body Wash Russian leather
  • 3 x gift boxes/ bags

Big Deal –
Hollywood Lights from Auraglow 

This is a really fun and practical Big Deal from Auraglow. The perfect gift for any beauty fans, to turn your mirrors into Hollywood style make-up mirrors. All our make-up rooms at QVC have bulbs all round them similar to this but these can be moved whenever you want. You get two and they charge via a USB cable and last up to 4 hours before you need to recharge them. Both individually boxed so can be split as gifts easily.

They give off an impressive amount of light which really helps for getting your look just right and making sure you’ve blended your eyeshadow and foundation beautifully. They are also rather handy I have found for using with my computer for Zoom calls! Get them while they are a Big Deal under £15.

Tili Make-Up Vanity case 

This is another great offer for those of you looking for gifts around £20. It’s a generously sized make-up organiser from our Tili range (Try It Love It). It has removable segments that you can slot in as you wish. It has wipe clean slots for make-up brushes and a concealed zip pocket.

I was very impressed with how much I could get in it. It’s very smart in the metallic finish and stacks nicely with the previous sizes we have brought you before if you want them to match and look nice all together. I have the pewter here and it’s a nice neutral if you are unsure of someone’s colour scheme.

Coming Next Week! Le Creuset – Today’s Special Value – 26cm shallow casserole and 32cm Grill Pan – Pre-Sell from 6th Oct

There are a few brands that have the most incredible status in anyone’s kitchen and Le Creuset is most definitely one of those brands. It has stood the test of time because quite simply it’s the best when it comes to cast iron cookware. Yes, it’s heavy but it will last you a lifetime and you will love cooking with it.

I have quite a collection of Le Creuset now which started with our wedding gifts. It gives me great joy to cook family meals with my casserole dishes and to griddle steaks and vegetables. I wanted to try baking in it this time though as I haven’t used it for that before so I tried some cinnamon swirls in the shallow casserole dish. The bake is so even and they came out beautifully!

I shall definitely be doing more baking in them for sure. I think apple turnover would work really well. This offer flew out last year and is expected to be just as popular again this year so you may want to get in early!


You may have seen the adverts for Qurio on air and wondered what exactly is it all about! Well, Qurio is our new social platform for any of you who want to share videos about your favourite products. It’s already becoming very popular and I have loved watching so many of you talk so beautifully about the things you love, be it beauty, fashion or gardening and cleaning.

It’s honest, real and so helpful for you to see how others have got on with things. I hope you’ll check it out, even if you don’t fancy uploading any videos to it! Search for it in your app store on your smart phones and tablets.

Happy Birthday QVC

Gosh can you believe it, QVC is 28 today!!! I can’t believe I’ve been here for about 9 years too, first as a product guest and then as a presenter. It’s still going strong and it’s so cool to look back at the old pictures from way back when. This picture is from the first official Christmas card, can you spot Julia? We will be sharing your messages and pictures today on air so make sure to get in touch via QVC’s Twitter or via Whatsapp so we can read them out on air. Happy Birthday QVC.

Have a good week!

Lots of love Katy x

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