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Beauty Bash Special – pics galore! And Sneaky Peeks inc Kipling


This week –

  • ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0′, my semi autobiographical weight loss book ON AIR – 9pm on 26th
  • Final ‘Back to You’ show also features fab new Ego conditioning tool, a hit at the QVC Beauty Bash!
  • Beauty Bash Snippets Special – lots of pics from our annual exhibition
  • And sneaky peeks of Kipling TSV, Women With Control TSV and Laura Geller OTO deals!


STOP PRESS – new blog : if you can’t lose weight, read this. All of the initial order has already been allocated! But the Advanced Order is set for w/c 16th February, which is great news – another 1000 waiting to be allocated to those who order it next! Only 3000 total have been printed of this version.

Yesterday (Thursday) I was asked to post a special TTFLS blog, since the QVC home page will soon be featuring my book ahead of its first official airing on Monday 26th January at 9pm, on the final Back to You show of this run. Also read about the marathon signing session at the warehouse with mum and sis and see amazing before and after pics, including of me from the late 90’s. Click here to find out about Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet and how to read a free sample. (just £10 incl p&p and already nearly 500 have gone of the total 3000 printed, via advanced waitlist.) If you’d like to buy it straight away without reading more about it, it’s here, item 704285, and I look forward to bringing you my first ever QVC item in full on Monday at 9pm.

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Beauty Bash Bonanza This week I was lucky enough to come meet hundreds and hundreds of our lovely customers, at four of the five sessions at the annual Beauty Bash. It’s our regular thank you to some of our biggest beauty fans, where big brands and upcoming new brands can showcase their ranges. Many of them will be featuring on this weekend’s big Beauty Weekend – see below for some highlights.

Around 1000 customers were able to buy tickets when they went on sale for a couple of days on our website in early December. It was lovely – see below for Beauty Bash Snippets Special! And thank you so much to everyone for such lovely feedback and positive energy – it was fabulous meeting you, one and all. Even my twinnie in Together top! Lol!


What did you think? Leave me a comment below if you’d like to pass on a message to the lovely marketing department and organisers. I’ll let them know to take a look!

Competition next week! Look out for next week’s blog and a fabulous new competition featuring a top brand re-launching with a new guest soon, plus a copy of the ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’, signed just for you. Whoop!



One of the funniest moments of the ‘bash’ was Ali Young trying to do Lulu’s ‘weeeeeell’ chorus from ‘Shout.’ On the microphone! Twice. Lulu put her right and got everyone to join in too. That was fun! Was also thrilled when several people told me that at one point, lovely Lu was going on about how intelligent Debbie Flint is, member of Mensa, and so on. No idea why but bless her – if you know why, let me know! And here’s her fab range on QVC including a brilliant bargain including her amazing volumizing shampoo which I love. Click here. Lulu attended nearly every session, meeting lots of lovely customers – and us!

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UNLIKELY CAREER MOVES – Question of the Week

A lovely lady, commented that she thought it was funny how I’d ended up on shopping telly given that I’d got a degree in Economics, Accounting and Finance at LSE. It’s weird ‘cos when I was in my twenties and working at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester behind the scenes as an assistant, I often had people react with extreme surprise, sometimes shock, when they heard I had 15 GCSE’s and 5 A’Levels. The south London accent didn’t help maybe? Lol. Thing is, Timmy Mallett whom I worked with, was an Oxford graduate, and one of the sharpest men I’d met. And he worked in kids’ telly with a giant mallet and now makes a living painting. So yes, it’s funny what you end up doing, eventually, right? So here’s the question of the week – what did you train for, compared to what you do now?

deb 1980s cbbcFrow Back Friday – Couldn’t find one of me at Piccadilly Radio in the mid 80s so this was just after! In the CBBC broom cupboard, with Philip – see what I mean about the hair!?




Beauty themed Back to You (19th) – It was a fab show last week, packed full of big brand beauty appropriately, and to mark the upcoming Beauty Weekend. Tons of great deals and a one minute challenge featuring me trying to bounce up and down whilst talking!

Full show can be watched again here

And my weekly blog on my website about Back to You topics features –

  • Pilates webchat with Marjolein plus Christianne’s webchat too about her sell out book and why TTFLS can be used alongside it if you just can’t diet despite best intentions. Do try getting her fabulous Body Rescue Plan anyway, if you fancy it, plus TTFLS as a diet rescue!
  • The sweetcorn colon test!
  • Overcoming your inner demons. And links to other groups for more support and banter!

Go here to read all this on my Back to You blog on my website and catch up on the webchats including one from Bruce Bodyblade too.

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Here are a selection of some of the great pics we took on the day – with some of you guys and with guest and colleagues. What a great time was had by all! Do note that as and when tickets go on sale again next year I WILL warn you about it in my blog. If you think you might forget, how about this…

Email Newsletter – This is the link I mentioned to many of you who don’t ‘do’ social media, but would love to get news about my antics and books and things coming up. Just click on the link below and when the pop-up message happens, you can just fill in your email address and submit. Then you MUST kindly remember to please confirm afterwards once you get the email asking if the email address is correct. This is the only way you will get an email to my website newsletters. If you get one – like the one last week with ‘as promised’ as a title, it means you did it right! Happily no one can accidentally join your email address for you, as only you can confirm you want to receive my newsletters. You’ll be joining over 2700 others there, thanks to you all for being interesting and caring about me and my life!

Click here to get email newsletter from my site – you’ll also have access to other info eg writing, QVC blog links, TTFLS stories etc. And links to all the Facebook groups if you want them. Plus on the home page, that ‘how to use Twitter’ basic guide I talked to many of you about, as well as the Bodyblade Beach Super6 routine too, and a whole lot more! It’d be a pleasure to welcome you to the gang!

Enjoy these pics from the Beauty Bash 2015.

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Day 1


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I hope you all enjoyed it! Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your thoughts and thanks for the lovely marketing team!



hugs monksA hug a day… – well this all makes sense to me! What about you? I always feel a release of stress and tension during a hug with people like my daughter Lauren – it’s some sort of intangible connection that means my cells in my body unwind all at once. She’s moved out now, so I will have to hug a pog instead, lol!

Watch – Saving Mr Banks – a delightful film is on Sky Movies atm, Disney HD, following the biopic about Walt Disney and the making of Mary Poppins. It’s a wonderful film featuring yet another stellar performance from lovely Emma Thomson, one of my all-time favourite actresses. Do catch it – for free! – if you can! I gave it 8.75 out of ten.


Proud – who needs a man! Guess what? I fixed my own washing machine this week! I know it’s not much, but to me, it was quite an achievement. I’m pretty good at DIY but for electrical stuff, I’d normally call someone in for. Yes it was a bit of plastic wrapping in the filter, but the woman on the phone told me what to do and I did it! Very pleased with myself, and so was my wet washing!


Dating Dipstick Got to tell you, sadly there’s some complete nincompoop out there impersonating me on a dating site – again. Some offshoot of apparently. NO IT’S NOT ME. They have unfortunately started sending emails trying to get people to pay money for a date with me. How absolutely ludicrous an idea. If any of you get any emails, I’d love you to forward them on to me as it will be with the fraud squad since this has taken such a sinister twist. Some people eh? You get all sorts on the internet, and this puts silly trolls into perspective doesn’t it. Hope no one is taken in – it’s not nice when well meaning people are taken in, and it’s happened once too often lately on social media. If anyone tells you something that sounds suspect, use the old adage – seek first to understand. And ask me if it’s true.

Book of the Week – I’m currently working my way through 40 hours of book 5 in the Outlander series from Diana Gabaldon – Fiery Cross sees time traveller, Claire,  make a life with Scottish chieftain Jamie in 1700’s USA – it’s fabulous! And very well narrated (it’s on audible here.) Any of you been reading any of this series? Let me know below.


Read it Write it Sell it blog – my weekly look at all things book moves monthly –


Choc Lit Update  I got back the final draft of Hawaiian Affair ready for proofing this week – for my publisher Choc Lit – it was my first steamy romance to be taken by a UK publisher. That’s it then, once it goes back – no more from me! Then it’s all about the brand new title. I wonder what the choices will be?! Will keep you informed. I was talking to Jackie about all this lately as she’s also waiting for her editor’s first revisions for her publishing deal – she’s fab. Exciting times.

Shhhh! Antthony is back! Don’t miss his shows from Fri 30th incl Sat 31st, 11pm with me including a one-show only type bargain! And if you need a new coat, my three hour ‘Big Freeze Fashion show‘ is on at 9pm- midnight on 28th will have an OTO every hour, just like the gems show last week.


Highlights for This Week

  • It’s Beauty Weekend! Tons of amazing deals, including Today’s Special Value on Saturday 24th all day, which is from Revitalash plus a wonderful Liz Earle OTO 11pm with Catherine (24th.)
  • And on Saturday at midnight, join me for the Tria Laser Hair Removal Device for laser precision. AND an OTO from Elemis with me at 11pm (25th.)
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  • OPI #50ShadesOfGrey – the amaaazzing value set (207810) incl a the red  shade (I’ve been wearing it all this week) , three shades of grey (hehe) plus two Nail Envy polishes, to mark the movie of the hit book being launched on Valentine’s Day.




  • Sunday night – TSV is this wonderful Kipling bag, called the Cayleen. Join Marie Francoise all day Monday too!

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  • Monday night – don’t forget the final Back to You with Ego – an amazing new conditioning tool – I kept sending people over to see Kala at the Beauty Bash particularly to see the amazing close up demo that will blow you away – don’t miss it 9pm as a One Time Only! Plus the one minute challenge will be on the Spin Gym, and Carla Lazlo will be here with the new Skinny T’s – long length smoothing vest tops, I’ve been living in them to add extra warmth and cover my bottom! All in the final Back to You show! And if you want a way of making healthy soups etc, the Nutri Ninja TSV I previewed last week will be on afterwards at midnight.
  • PS remember 500 of the limited run of 3000 of my ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0′ book has already gone on advanced waitlist, so don’t miss it airing in the 9pm B2U show too!

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  • Comfy trousers brigade, join me Tuesday night at midnight for the launch of the new Women With Control trouser duo with funny Donna Coulling, always enjoy her hours. She’s a celebrity PA did you know! Find out more on her website here.

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Blooper#1 – Two fab funnies! First, Charlie made an unexpected appearance on the gems show on Wed when I stood in for Dale who was poorly. Three hours is a long time on air, after all…

Blooper#2 – had to include this one – Craigy getting all giggly in bed with Sam!

Facebook Funny – thanks to my brother Del-Boy for this one – funneeeeee! Good one.

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Reminder – Question of the week –
I have a question for you – as above – what did you train for, compared to what you do now? Any completely different career twists to tell us about!?

Next Week – Glenn my little baby bruvva is 40 – big celebrations! And the final Back to You show – on 26th at 9pm – do join me live if you can! Plus new beauty competition.

Best wishes





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STOP PRESS – new book now on QVC – item 704285, Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 (2015), incl exclusive bonus content, hardback and signed, limited to 3000 produced. Order online now, deliv end January.

Find out more in the special blog being promoted by QVC home page here.


  1. Brenda Milne January 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm -  Reply

    Nice to hear that you have discovered Diana Gabaldon’s books – one of the best series that I have ever read – so good that I have read them twice. I am in the process of reading book 7 again in order that I can start on book 8 which I have been waiting on for 2 years to be completed. Don’t know if you know but there will be a book 9 sometime in the future.
    Just waiting on British TV picking up the series which has been broadcast in the states to rave reviews.
    Long may Diana keep the series going.
    One other tip please read her Lord John Gray books which are a spin off from the Outlander series they are also excellent.

  2. Jan Clark January 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm -  Reply

    Thoroughly enjoyed my first Beauty Bash and just want to say a big “Thank you!” For the invite and for all the hard work that went in to make the event so special. Hope I get lucky again next year and get to go again. X

  3. Sara January 23, 2015 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Absolutely loved the beauty bash. It would be so hard to identify any particular highlight but discovering how great Color Wow is and chatting to the Philip Kingsley team on the best products for me were up there, oh and so was the Liz Earle hand massage and Gatineau facial. Oh and the Nails Inc manicure. I loved how you could make appointments for some brands and queue for treatments with others, it all seemed very balanced and something for everyone. And, of course, getting to meet Debbie was really rather nice. To top it all the most amazing goodie bag some of which I’ve kept for me and some shared with friends who are blown over by what I’ve been able to give to them.

  4. Cate Croucher January 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    Re Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, I have read them all apart from (and have ordered) last one – “Written In my own heart’s blood”. Can’t wait to get it. Lucky you reading them all in order. Found them many years ago and read first one, then book 4, etc. Have got them all now and have read many times. Enjoy.

  5. laurie January 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs
    loved meeting you on weds at B/Bash! you were so warm bet you were overwelmed with all of us talking to you! One word you could pass on the beauty buyers for nxt year is PLEASE put same items in ALL goody bags!! Me and my friends were alittle peeved as mine had three items in while another mates had double…have you checked out facebook there are others that say the same…other than that loved meeting PETER SHERLOCK why cant he be a reg presenter-(can you put in a word) xx

  6. Twinkle January 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    hiya Debs

    What fab pics of the BB so glad you and everyone who attended had a great time :)

    Monday will be so exciting having your book on air :) its a fabulous book from which I have learnt alot from and its really helping me – so so proud of you

    well done for fixing your washing machine too – I can understand how massive that was for you as it would of been for me too :) Well done hon

    sending all my love and a sprinkle of glitter too xxxx

  7. sylvy January 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    Love your blogs looked out for you on beauty bash only saw when you were rushing out with your sister from red carpet nails that was 21st afternoon

  8. Karen Hunt January 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    Had a really fab time at my first Beauty bash and it was great to meet you Debbie and have a nice hug. The experts there were really friendly and generous with their advice but sadly for me all the treatments were booked up by the time I got through the doors. If I were to be fortunate to be invited again it would be good if we could all put our preferences for treatment in advance and they could then be allocated to ensure a fair distribution to everyone.

  9. jennyhamblen January 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    So sorry to miss you at the beauty bash.l was taken ill with a bad virus and l had to stay in bed.The hotel and train tickets for two nights were non refundable.Better luck next time and l hope to meet you one day.Good look with your book l already have a copy.Much love Jenny

  10. Anne Nurse January 25, 2015 at 11:10 pm -  Reply

    Loved the Beauty Bash – was to shy to come and speak with you but please thanks marketing department, it must have been hard work.

  11. sally January 26, 2015 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie great to see you at BB please let beauty buyers know that smaller numbers are better that way samples can be given out…that said it was too big and NO RAFFLE!!! X

  12. Vanessa Bond January 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm -  Reply

    Love your blogs always interesting .Saw you at BB you look amazing very slim ,you are proof that ttfls works. I have it on my kindle not read it yet though , I as so bought body blade would you recommend leg master to anyone suffering with sciatica ? Will be watching tonight good luck you will be great

  13. JanieB January 27, 2015 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Hi. You said on your Facebook page that you wanted people to leave comments and suggestions about the Beauty Bash, so here goes. I was really lucky to be given an invitation, but soon realised that because I had tickets for a morning session, the train fares were going to be astronomical and it would mean leaving the house at around 5.30am. I telephoned the number on the letter to ask whether I could perhaps change my session to an afternoon one and was put through to someone, but had to leave a message on their voicemail. This happened four times and not one person got back to me (this was over a period of a few weeks). So, realising that I wasn’t going to be lucky in changing the tickets, I decided to go anyway. Unfortunately, I became really ill and couldn’t go and, like another lady who posted, had non-refundable rail tickets (for me and my daughter who was travelling down from the West Midlands), so the whole thing cost me £140 and I didn’t even go! Obviously, my being ill couldn’t be helped, but it would have been so nice if someone had got back to me, out of courtesy, and the blow I suffered financially would have been considerably less! Rant over, and sorry to be negative.

  14. Donna Griffiths January 27, 2015 at 11:24 am -  Reply

    Myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed the beauty bash it was the first time we had attended one we would like to thank everyone who organised it and everyone else for all the hard work they put in to make it possible it was fab meeting the presenters and guest presenters too we hope we can attend again xx

  15. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:34 am -  Reply

    Brenda and Cate C –
    yes agreed, some fabulous talent in both book at TV! My pal downloads it in the States and loves the series. If anyone finds out when Outlander is coming to UK let me know! Meanwhile i’m half way through Fiery Cross! It’s fascinating when you read about Clare trying to make 20th century things happen in the 1770’s USA. Her experiments with growing her own penicillin are where i’m at atm! best wishes both xx

  16. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:36 am -  Reply

    Jan – Sara – Laurie –
    ta for commenting. Nice to meet you too, and glad you loved it. HOpe to see you again next year too maybe!xx

  17. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:38 am -  Reply

    Twinkle –
    ta so much for kind comments! Glad you like watching – and reading! x

  18. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:41 am -  Reply

    Sylvy –
    thanks hon! Oh so sorry i missed you! Yes I was asked to cover Dale’s evening shows and not to do the Wednesday BEauty Bash at all, but I managed to go to most of the morning and almost all of the afternoon! I had to dash away around 5 to fight through the traffic to get to QVC in Chiswick for the three hour show so apologies but hope to meet you sometime!
    let me know beforehand next time and i’ll know to look out for you!
    ps and hope you enjoyed it!

  19. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:42 am -  Reply

    Karen – Sally – JanieB –
    ta for your thoughts, ladies. I will pass them all oon so thanks for taking the time to add a comment. Hope you enjoyed much of the day. Luv Debs x

  20. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:43 am -  Reply

    Jenny –
    Oh what a shame, poor thing. Hope you’re feeling better now. Best wishes and maybe meet you next year eh?

  21. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:45 am -  Reply

    Ann – Donna –
    thanks so much for your kind comments about Beauty Bash – the organisers will be thrilled to read it! Ta for leaving your thoughts!
    best wishes

  22. debs f January 28, 2015 at 5:49 am -  Reply

    Vanessa –
    Thanks hon! A lot of people said that – about all of us! Glad it’s that way round – looking tinier off screen has got to be better than looking heavier in real life eh! lol. Re bodyblade, we have to reply that you should get the ok from your health expert first – many see it or watch the videos and are giving the go ahead. Then take it easy and follow Bruce’s instructions on the blog he does on Facebook – it includes links to , eg, a Youtube video of him and I on Marina Del Ray beach in LA doing a super6 workout with stretching – tons love it! Will you keep me informed as to what happens? best wishes Debs x

  23. carol atherton January 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    Just a note to say i was invited to go to the BB ,got my ticket letter booked hotel and train for my friend and i; come the day i was unwell and therefore unable to attend i was completely gutted to say the least. I am hoping i will be invited this year so i can attend and meet all the lovely experts and presenters and see all the new products -

  24. Jacqui Hand February 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Deb’s,
    Hope your well.
    I wanted to say a huge Thank You to QVC and the marketing Team for inviting me to the Beauty Bash.
    I was originally invited to the morning session, however I have a medical condition which I take really strong med’s for and am not great first thing in the morning, I e mailed the events team and they kindly swapped my session to the afternoon, so efficient a big thank you to Natalie for looking after me.
    I was lucky enough to attend last year, so didn’t think for one minute that I would be invited again this year.
    The Venue is lovely and so easy to find, the event was well organised as always.
    So lovely to meet the guest presenters and fellow QVC customers.
    Kayla from EGO was lovely as always, Kayla a big Thank you for your generosity, your a STAR.
    Also Tine on the Mally stand was lovely, she remembered seeing me last year, so was greated with a big hug, we exchanged telephone numbers and she said she’s my sister in New York, can’t wait for the Mally’s TSV coming up in the middle of FEB.
    I was lucky enough to have my make up refreshed by Yohaniss apologies if I’ve spelt it wrong on the, Bare Minerals stand, he was lovely and made me feel very special and complimented me on my make up and asked SJ how he could improve it.
    I was lucky to receive a smokey look with the new eye liner duo.
    As for the goody bag, it’s a very generous extra, that was gratefully received, unlike some people who feel the need to complain that the bags weren’t duplicated, why not just appreciate the gift in the spirit it is given, which allows us the opportunity to experience new products before buying.
    A couple of years ago the goody bag was bigger and duplicated, but remember we are still in a recession and some of the brands are relativity new and it costs money for all the samples to be given to us.
    I was more then happy with the Beauty Bash and will see if I’m fortunate enough to attend next year. I will be smiling g like a Cheshire cat if I do.
    So carry on with the exceptional work that you do so brilliantly.
    Love Jacqui xxxxxxxx

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