Beauty Bash, Toby and more…


Toby in the snow Hi all,

It was great to meet so many QVC viewers at the Beauty Bash last Friday. The event was a treat for all and the feedback I got from the many I spoke to was really positive and appreciative.

There was a mix of both invited customers and many who had entered their names into an online ballot. The lucky attendees were offered all sorts of hair, nail and skin treatments, makeovers, makeunders and head massages, eyebrow shaping etc – all at no cost from our experts representing 35 of our fabulous beauty brands. Then there was the raffle drawn by Clare, Alison Y and myself and huge goody bags for all!

I love attending these events as it's a great opportunity to spend some quality time with our customers and have a laugh and a chat.

I hope as many of you as possible get the chance to attend a customer event sometime in the future.

Many I spoke to asked for updates on Toby (my dog for new readers) – I reduced the frequency of including his photos, as I have previously reported, because I thought it might 'wind up' non dog lovers. Anyway I've included a picture of a very scruffy Toby in the recent snow.

Another recurring theme was the question of when would I do another jewellery show with Charlie and also an 'In the Salon with Alison Y' – I've passed these on, so we'll have to wait and see!

Well I hope you are all keeping fit and well with all the flu and colds around at the moment; I've had a bit of a throat and cold, but nothing nasty – so far so good!

Until next time, look after yourselves,


  1. Marian Bolton February 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale. Please see my comment about the Beauty Bash on your previous posting.

  2. Dale Franklin February 4, 2011 at 1:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Marian. I read it yesterday and replied whilst blushing ! Thank you – I write this whilst sipping a hot lemsip (there are many other lemon flavoured Paracetamol based drinks to choose from !) – did anyone catch my monster sneezes in the “Kitchenaid” and “Bose” hours last night ! So embarrassing ! Apologies again. I Don’t think I’ll put the viewers through that performance again today. Back soon with more! Blogs not sneezes ! Dale x

  3. Marian Bolton February 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    Can’t say as I noticed your sneezing Dale-icious. Too busy drooling! x

  4. Gail February 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale, so nice to hear from you so soon. I did manage to watch the live beauty bash and absolutely love Ali Young. She is so natural and funny and has influenced me a lot in recent years. Before I watched Ali on QVC I didn’t do much, cosmetic wise, but now I am a cosmetic ‘junkie’, although I do cherry pick and I must say the effort has payed off, I think!!
    Marion’s comment above reminded me of the other day when Ali was on with Leighton Denny. I just love him; he’s so funny too. You were obviously hovering in the background and Ali was commenting that Dale-icious was in the studio. Leighton, being the funny person he is, commented that he wanted to be called Leighton-icious. He so made me laugh. Did you hear him Dale?
    Shame on you Dale for reducing the amount of photos and stories re the very beautiful, handsome Toby just in case you ‘wind up’ non dog lovers. Whose blog is it? Take care,
    Mrs P xx

  5. Denise Sanders February 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale. I was lucky enough to be at the Beauty Bash on Friday 28th. I had the most wonderful day and it set up my weekend (Monday 31st was my Birthday). I spoke to many of the experts and had my photo taken with Claire & Leighton (sorry didn’t get to speak to you or Ali.) Everyone was very friendly and approachable. Thank you QVC.

  6. Dale Franklin February 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Thanks again Marian ! Gail I didn’t catch Leighton’s comment but that’s typical of him, he has a wicked sense of humour and I agree he and Ali have a special chemistry on air – it’s addictive viewing – you never know what will be said next ! Hi Denise sorry we didn’t meet, however you got the best option having your picture taken with Claire, oh and Leighton-icious ? Thanks all for your comments Dale x

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