Plus join me at 6pm tonight (Friday 13th) and weekly thereafter for my first webchat on QVC’s own facebook page for fun friendly banter, a super Elemis competition, and exclusive video clips, as well as – tonight – a Fashion Focus. Go to the bottom of this blog if you’re reading after 13th, for a summary of some info you won’t want to miss out on!
Elemystical Magical Spa Treat and Face Analysis
Well one of the biggest shopping weekends in QVC’s year is this Saturday and Sunday. Preparing to launch the new sweet orchid fragrance, I went to the London spa for a complete body treatment. As many of you will know already, whether via social media or our mail shots or emails, this year’s Elemis Today’s Special Value on Sunday is just £41.96, on four Easy Payments (yes really!) and I can also announce it’s on Buy More Save More – meaning another £4 off on second and subsequent ones in same order! The six products – three face and three body – have a choice of body fragrance – either the loved frangipani or the new one – sweet orchid, which some have described as a lighter fragrance, less heady than frangipani and sweeter, a bit lily of the valley – so perfect for me! I’m definitely Team Sweet Orchid – what will you be? Find out more on my blog here.
Join us not only discussing it all on my Friday webchat on Qpage, but also on QVC Beauty with Julia and Keeley in an unprecedented preview at 8pm Saturday night, then Catherine has the next preview show at ten before Alison launches at midnight. Assuming some stocks are left I’ll be on at 10pm Sunday night (15th) – can’t wait!
It was such a lovely body scrub, massage and wrap, I can thoroughly recommend it. They reported back after to Keeley that I was snoring a bit – but hopefully I wasn’t dribbling as well although the fragrances are so good that was a possibility!
I came away completely moisturised and relaxed (a bit zonked if truth be known! Lol) and clutching my face analysis sheet. This print-out shows different areas of concern – you may have had it done before – and happily most areas are really good. The topic of age came up and the therapist guessed my skin results would normally belong to someone aged 35-40 ! Well seeing as I’m 53 that pleased me no end! It’s the lifting range I’ve been prescribed but as a lover of Pro Collagen Marine Cream anyway, especially for ‘down days and holidays’ I was ok for products having been given one of the lovely Today’s Special Value offers!
By the time of writing it will be on ‘pre-sell’ and you may see on social media that we’ve launched the ability to buy yours up front nice and early to avoid the rush so do ask around.
Well I ended up going back in time this week – in more ways than one. I’m researching a new book based on a true story and needed to look at ‘Birth Control News’ by Marie Stopes about an event that happened in 1927. She was the pioneer of ‘conception control’ in the 1920s and her original newsletters are kept under lock and key in the Women’s library. It’s at the top of the huge building – I hadn’t been back to my old university library since 1983! This isn’t the old one, it’s very new – and very impressive – look.
Anyway with my newly produced identity card I went along to the fourth floor with all its posters and relics and collected my first ‘fetch’ – bound volumes from 1921 onwards. OMG I’m such a geek! It was truly scintillating to be holding the original sheets of paper and afterwards I got one of them to take a pic of me in front of a typical poster of around about that era – timely considering Suffragette is still in cinemas!
The most fascinating newsletters will make an amazing blog one day – when my book is finished. Four nurses, two horse-drawn caravans and one scandalous ideal – changing women’s sex lives forever in 1920s Britain. Will keep you informed! This meanwhile is the sort of thing I was looking at. Fab!
DEB ON THE WEB
Today I was alone in the woods and then… this week’s email newsletter on my home page had an unprecedented reaction from many people who had a connection to my experience. Go here to read it (and sign up for the newsletters on the pop up if you’d like to be emailed with my news including a summary of all my blogs and some exclusive pics or videos!) It was interesting that they fell in two camps – I wonder which camp you will be in after you read what happened?
BACK TO YOU UPDATE – My on air well-being show returns to QVC on air in January – whoop! And this week’s blog mentions the secret to some people’s weight loss on my Till the Fat Lady Slims group, plus Q&As with Elemis and more. Go here.
MY BOOK NEWS Finally here’s some news about my book which will be available via some bookshops – my publisher Choc Lit told me that my first paperback with them, Take a Chance on Me, – a steamy romance! – was picked out for a special mention in the Compass bookseller’s newsletter this week – I was very proud. Squeee! This is the cover to look out for –
And this is what Compass said: “This is a romance that sizzles! The first title for this imprint is Take a Chance on Me by Debbie Flint who is a super-popular presenter on QVC – so will be well known to the 12 million women in the UK who regularly tune in! As you know, Choc-Lit always road-test their book with the online reading community before they are published, and Take a Chance on Me has had particularly good reviews, with bloggers writing ‘There are some particularly steamy scenes in Take A Chance on Me but they are exceptionally well-written’ and ‘This is fast paced, suspenseful … new and fresh with a magnificent ending. A marvellous heartfelt novel’ and ‘Loved this book! Quick witted and full of funny banter … five stars, an awesome read.’
Book of the week – ‘Us,’ David Nicholls
Now to a true best-selling author and the follow up to the international smash hit and book club favourite, ‘One Day’. This one is a bit more dry, took me longer to get into and definitely had a couple of moments where I thought ‘really? is this it?’ but the audiobook narration was partly to blame so I persevered. Soon David Nicholls’ trademark irony and wit began to pepper itself over this sorry tale of a marriage going wrong and it began to amuse me a bit more! Phew! I’m wading my way through it and whilst it’s been nominated for a Man Booker prize, it’s nowhere near one of my faves of his. Give it a go though if you want! More about it on my Read it Write it Sell it blog where you’ll also find out where to get my own fiction.
DOGGY UPDATE – MDD mega draw is on!
Also on my website – I confirmed that the next mega draw will run from 1st-14th December – a superb online raffle to raise money for fantastic charity, Medical Detection Dogs, for their prostate cancer detection study. All prizes will be worth £50 or more and some worth over £100! Including donations from Alpha H, Philip Kingsley, Elemis consultation, a DKNY watch and more. Go here to my web page to find out more. By the way if you’re a Charlie Bears fan, little Bones the limited edition Mini Mohair pug-like dog, gives £10 per bear to the charity, courtesy of lovely Will and Charlie! Maybe lovely Bones will come to QVC before he sells out – I will keep you informed!
Your Poor Eyes Only
Brother Glenn had his eyes lasered this week. Reminded me that at about the same age, 12 years ago, I did exactly the same thing and it’s on of the best things I’ve ever done. He reminded me that the weirdest thing is the machine that kind of sucks your eyeball into place to make it not budge during the op to shave a slither of lens away to adjust short sightedness. But even by the same evening, for me and for him as in this pic, he began to see things further away. It’s miraculous!
Not only that but I also took ‘uber’ taxis for the first time this week too – I went out with my bestest buddy LJ Rich, on her way back from filming for BBC Click, got chatting and missed my last train home! Here’s me and LJ in a fab restaurant just off the Aldwych – had a super catch up!
Then ended up in Guildford instead of Dorking and managed to catch a passing Uber taxi driver on his way back to London from a drop off and paid virtually half what I would have done – and this is the view on the app – talk about feel secure!
In place of a funny this week – how about this superb creation? Apparently it’s real? Well even if it’s not it’s a fabulous concept! If you find out that it is, do let me know – maybe leave me a comment below. I know most people contact me via social media now but it’s nice to also get comments here sometimes!
As Promised – Fiona Decleor Prolagene Gel
But get the duo whilst it’s still available – two for £39, usually £36 each from Decleor website – on 2 Easy Payments too. The power of five products in one!
Bradley Cooper’s latest outing on the big screen is getting rave reviews – it’s top of my list to go see at the cinema. My daughter Lauren said it was awesome and set in a chef’s world it’s very topical too. Bet he’s brilliant – he always is, and nice to see Sienna Miller back too. Mind you, I’d like to see Julie Walters in Brooklyn as well! And I’ve got tickets to see As You Like It in the Odeon National Theatre Live showing on around 24th too! Busy month!
Here’s another funny from this week on air!
This week on QVC –
Saturday’s Today’s Special Value is this amazing offer – including for the first time the top rated Sound-Link in colour, as part of your deal!
- Clarks Boots Monday
Another super Boot in a choice of widths.
- ll Divo will be on the Morning Show on Tuesday performing tracks from their new, ‘Amor & Pasion’.
- Antthony is back!
And a belated happy birthday to our top fashionista and his twin sis! He’s here 18/19th including with me late on the 19th – book your places for your winter fashion needs.
- Kelly Hoppen
- I’ve got the launch of the new furry frow… faux fur throw… join me Tuesday night midnight – under £50
- Laura Geller Saturday
And the already-released Laura Geller Today’s Special Value tease – couldn’t miss this out could I? Sneaky peek for Saturday 21st if you didn’t know!
Next week – the first webchat – the VT clips you may have missed! More horse riding? Plus Vintage fun at Lou-Lou’s fayre in Guildford, on Saturday 14th – see you there? And will I be brave enough to wear the dress and get my hair done 50s style?! Come back next week and find out! What a fab weekend ahead!
Have a fun Sunday!
Ps *TiFFT – Try it for the First time Club – doing something each month that you’ve never done before.
Friday webchat HUB – 6pm 13th on QVC’s facebook page
- Men’s Corner = elemis set and pcmc men!
Yes, at last, the famous award-winning Pro Collagen Marine Cream is available for your man! Get it fast as it’s sure to sell out quickly when it’s launched over the weekend.
- Elemis Men’s Grooming Kit
Another amazing bargain if you want male gifts. Plus if you missed it, here’s Will’s men’s gifts video
- Philip Kingsley discovery set – over £50 value for just £20 in a gift bag!
If you want a little pressie that packs a punch for better hair, including a discovery sized famous elasticizer check out this exclusive video with Sinead
- OTHER FAB GIFT IDEAS IF YOU’RE STUCK –
Enjoy your week and do leave me a comment below with your ideal ‘last minute gift suggestions’ for that person who suddenly turns up! lol x
Go to my own website for full info about my novel writing, my Read it Write it Sell it blog and my Back to You show blog and well-being info, plus ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ weight loss book and also my charity for which I’m delighted to be an ambassador, Medical Detection Dogs, just go via my website, www.debbieflint.com
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