Reset Your Style, keeping it real with my long Covid struggles and new supplements journey

Hi all,

I hope you’re keeping well and warm! There’s always lots happening at QVC, new styles, new items, new people, you can never get bored, and I love it.

Keep a look out for our exciting fashion event, Reset Your Style, focusing on a fun practical way to wake up your wardrobe. The event will be packed with lovely pieces and tips from our amazing fashion experts and, of course, wonderful TSV’s. I’m trying to embrace and reset my style with more prints and love the Finery Kathy Spot Jumpsuit (item number 192038) that I wore on a recent show.

Skechers bring us a great Today’s Special Value on 21st February to put a spring in our step, with the Classic Go Walk Slip on Trainer (look out for item number 191585) and currently only available at QVC.

Famous for their Air Cooled Goga Mat insoles, you just know that your feet will be comfortable and supported, not forgetting how breathable they are. No laces, so no fuss putting them on, and I love the snake print trim around the top and matching lining – I have gone for the Black. There are also other colours in these lovely light trainers including Blue, Light Grey, Light Pink, Navy and Taupe.

The next day 22nd February, MarlaWynne’s Abstract Floral Drama Topper (look out for item number 192261) is the super stylish TSV.

Who doesn’t love a bit of drama? Well, the right kind, like this fab piece in a sweater knit fabric. I feel so elegant when I wear anything from Marla’s collection and this piece exudes elegance and sophistication. This gorgeous topper can be worn over anything to instantly elevate and finish an outfit off nicely. The bold jacquard pattern is eye-catching in a lovely way with a great addition of the handy patch pocket. It’s so versatile, it will be a winning, trans-seasonal and timeless piece.

Something that I hope isn’t timeless and thankful that it seems to be finally disappearing is my long Covid. I’ve not been totally honest about how bad it was affecting me, as new job and all that, but it’s been a real struggle.

I’ve had three lots of antibiotics, steroids for my cough and have three inhalers all since 13th December, which is when I had Covid. The cough and sore throat just lingered. I would be coughing and wheezing most nights, waking up exhausted. Simon Biagi saw me looking deflated in our dressing room area before our morning show and explained that I needed some vitamins as I needed to replace the good bacteria and just be kind to my body after all that medicine and Covid. He is so kind, knowledgeable, understanding and took the lion’s share of work on our show to help me and my throat out.

So, on Simon’s advice, prescription of vitamins and my next show, which happened to be about supplements, I learned so much. Simon had explained how good seaweed is for us and obviously madam here doesn’t like seaweed but enter Dr Craig Rose aka Doctor Seaweed.

I was only taking a tiny supermarket vitamin D tablet through the pandemic, which clearly isn’t enough. I thought I had nothing to lose by trying the Doctor Seaweed Weed & Wonderful Immunity Capsules (item number 721449). For some unknown reason, I was sceptical of supplements, probably just a lack of knowledge and maybe just didn’t think about them much before. I have taken the tablets for 9 days now and I’m honestly feeling like my real sparkle is coming back. I’m less exhausted and the violent night coughing lessened a few days into taking them. I’m not saying that these have cured the long Covid but have definitely been a good support in my body as I was probably so deficient in iodine and all the vitamins in the capsules. I am going to finish the pack and will share the results as I get through them.

I am taking a supermarket probiotic yogurt drink (don’t tell Simon. He says I need to up my game with a better strength probiotic) I’ve ordered Prime Fifty Gut & Immunity Omega 3 & Multi Nutrient Tablets (item number 718684) that I want to try after working with Dr Max Gowland. Although, I am younger than 50, I can still benefit from them, hopefully with the support of some supplements I will be an even better version of my pre Covid/long Covid self.

I thought I was on my beauty journey at QVC but seems now also a healthier lifestyle journey, but we still must treat ourselves and I did when I tried the yummiest pasty. The Chunk of Devon eight-piece Award Winning Steak Pasties (item number 809250) are just so tasty! The juiciest beef skirt, onion, swede, and potato all in that shortcrust pastry was simply delicious! My favourite lunch time show by far – Dale thank you for making it happen! I might order some for my mum, she loves a pasty!

I hope you enjoy our Reset Your Style event, I’ll be presenting some hours during it and off air I’m sure I’ll be getting tips from our fashion guest and probably shopping!

I’m @ophyliatv on social media if you’d like to catch up with my goings ons between shows and blogs.

Take care, lots of love and light.



2 Responses

  1. Glad to see you’re enjoying your time at QVC Ophelia. I really enjoy reading your blogs. I hope you’re feeling a lot better now 😉

  2. Thank you Charlene, totally living my best life! Aww thank you, finally feeling more like myself, long covid was not fun! I hope you’re well and keeping safe from the storms! X

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