Thank you for the welcome and welcome to my first QVC blog, wow I still can’t believe this is real. This is a dream come true, getting to wear gorgeous clothes and make-up, talking on screen as part of this amazing QVC community!
My first week has been incredible! I’m living my best life – I debuted on QVC Style presenting Together Fashion and Moda in Pelle, filmed a fun blog with Annaliese in some of our favourite outfits and met so many inspiring people. I loved playing dress-up with our incredible stylist Stine and had my make-up done by the brilliant Make-up Junkies.
I absolutely love make-up, but if I’m honest I was slightly worried as in the past, due to being dark skinned, some make-up artists have shied away from doing my make-up, which made me very insecure because there just were not enough shades for dark-skinned black women but thankfully this has improved.
I shared this concern that still slightly haunted me with June who welcomed me with open arms and reiterated with the biggest smile that she wants to and is excited do my make-up. We found many brands on QVC which cater for all shades including Estee Lauder Double Wear and Bobbi Brown Skin Wear Foundation, and how did I not know about Tarte eye palettes? The nicest, sparkliest eyeshadows – wow! I now feel confident having my make-up done, plus June and her team are make-up queens.
My favourite outfit of the week (pictured above) was the Ruth Langsford skirt which is gorgeous and fits so well and a WULI:LUU by Gok Wan top. I’m all about positivity and affirmations so was instantly drawn to the ‘I AM STRONG’ top, plus the Skechers trainers really brought out the white in the top.
My mum is so proud of me. She told everyone at her church, the priest, his wife, the whole congregation which added more pressure as she made out like God was watching my first show too! You would think I’m mum’s favourite QVC presenter but nope… it’s Dale and she was beside herself when I did my introduction with him. I asked her how I did on my first ever time on QVC and she proceeded to tell me how wonderful and warm Dale was, asking when his next food show is!
I’m so excited to learn about the beauty products and to being surrounded by so many experts with exceptional knowledge, however I’m quite embarrassed to tell you I have no skincare regime, never used a toner or serum on my face in my life. Please don’t judge me!
I’m so lucky to have been introduced to many brands on my QVC journey so far and this weekend I tried Algenist Blue Algae Vitamin C Dark Spot Correcting Peel . I don’t think I put enough on my face; it wasn’t blue just shiny, I’ll get better at this skincare business but what an experience. It was like a spa in my little bathroom! It smells delightful and I did have that slight tingling sensation as it states, but after washing it off 20 minutes later following the instructions, my face felt so soothed, nice, and fresh.
To celebrate my first week at QVC, I went out for cocktails. To add a bit of life to my all-black outfit, and being a lover of sparkles and glitter, I wore the Big Deal Skechers Flex Renew Shimmer Show slip-on shoes in Taupe. I have never experienced such cosiness, the foam cocooning my feet was so soft and they dazzled so lovely in the bar as I danced the night away full of happiness.
My first week at QVC has been amazing, I feel so lucky, blessed and I could not be happier. I couldn’t ask for more, well a soulmate but that’s a whole other blog haha! I made a few rookie mistakes in my first appearances, pronouncing a few shoes incorrectly (oops!) but I’m learning and I’m excited to grow with this amazing team and community at QVC.
Thank you for having me, I’m going to do you all proud.
Lots of love, light and sparkles