Ryka trainers

Exercising and anti-ageing!


Hi everyone,

Spring has definitely sprung, hasn’t it? In my part of the world – glorious Gloucestershire – we have had some beautiful weather recently. My training programme for the 100km charity event I’m doing in August has now begun, but it was no hardship to do a few miles along the towpath of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal near my home at the weekend – calm clear water, swans, and sunshine are good for the soul!

Canal towpath

In Ryka gearAnd speaking of exercise, if you like funky colourful clothes to work out in you’re going to love Ryka, a women’s sportswear brand launching soon on QVC. We’re starting with shoes, but they do gorgeous clothing too – I just adore this purple top/trainers combo.

It’s a really clever brand – its designers are all female, and they understand that women require more than just a downsized version of a men’s athletic shoe, and that a woman’s foot shape, muscle movement and skeletal structure are all inherently different from a man’s.

All Ryka sneakers, including Ryka walking shoes, are designed and developed taking into account a woman’s unique fitness needs. They really are super comfortable, but really stylish too.

I’m a big fan of the This Girl Can campaign, which is all about getting women out there exercising, no matter what our size, shape or ability, and this range ties in really well with this ethos. I really hope you like it as much as I do when it arrives!

Ryka trainers

Now, I mentioned in my last blog that I’ve been trying Fillerina, a relatively new product. It’s an at-home cosmetic treatment which allows you to “fill” wrinkles and increase volume in cheeks and lips. (214694) It has a huge celebrity following and has had some amazing reviews in the beauty press, but there’s no getting away from the fact that on the qvcuk.com website the reviews aren’t great. However, I’ve now been trying it for more than two weeks, and I’m impressed, so much so that I’ve just ordered a second set. In particular, I’ve noticed that the lines around my lips have noticeably softened.

Fillerina wrinkle treatment

After a bit of trial and error, I slightly altered the recommended application technique, so if you want to try it, these are my two top tips (just my personal opinion, remember, not a definitive guide!):- each treatment is supposed to be 2ml of the gel filler. For me, this was too much, and it rolled off (a common finding, if you read the reviews). I reduced that to just 1ml and had no roll off problem, but still started seeing results. So I reckon that unless you have very deep wrinkles, it’s worth reducing the quantity you use. It also makes the product last longer, of course!

The second stage, the nourishing film, is actually quite thick. You are provided with a syringe to apply this with but it is so thick that it takes ages to suck up, and to be honest it’s a bit of a faff. I actually don’t think this is necessary at all – it’s much quicker and easier just to tap a little out into your hand and apply it with your fingers like any other moisturiser.

As I said, I’m seeing results. So if you do try it, let me know if those tips help!

The next new anti-ageing range I’m trying in the run up to my big 50th birthday in April is NIOD, plus the new Liz Earle eye product…more on those soon!

Enjoy the sunshine if any comes your way…see you soon!

Jackie x


  1. Susan March 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Love your gorgeous outfit! Stunning clothes and lady Jackie!x

    • Jackie Kabler March 22, 2016 at 9:33 am -  Reply

      Hi Susan,
      You’re so kind, thank you!
      Love Jackie x

  2. Kathy Olverson March 22, 2016 at 8:05 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    Saw you on Flameless Candles last night ~ looking fabulous as always ! Just wondered if you can tell me where Gill got her black sparkly top from please. I loved it.
    Thanks very much,
    X xx

    • Jackie Kabler March 22, 2016 at 9:34 am -  Reply

      Hi Kathy,
      I don’t know, sorry, but next time I see her I will try to remember to ask her and get back to you!
      Love Jackie x

  3. marilyn March 22, 2016 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    Jackie saw your show last nyt…you looked fabulous as always. Think il try that Fillerina.x

    • Jackie Kabler March 23, 2016 at 11:42 am -  Reply

      Hi Marilyn,
      So kind, thanks! Yes give it a go, you have your 30 day money back guarantee. I’m impressed.
      Love Jackie x

  4. Mandy Mitchell March 23, 2016 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    Jackie, you have become my favourite prexenter by far!You are definately the most glamorous &I have never seen you looking tired or wearing something ridiculous(your early starts at GMTV must help lol)Even my hubby commented when you wore your “stormtrooper” outfit a while ago(I think it was a white jacket with black piping).You don’t look anywhere near 50 & I love your honesty but most of all your naughty sense of humour & your uncontrollable giggles!I do love your beauty and jewellery shows but me & hubby do like your chemistry with Richard Jackson.Love your comments on the Fillerina as thinking of trying it before my brothers wedding later in the year so plwase keep us updated on how you’re doing with it.Keep doing what you are doing Jackie, people are often quick to criticise but slow to praise.Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!
    Love Mandy xx

    • Jackie Kabler March 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

      Hi Mandy
      How kind of you, what nice things to say! Oh dear, yes I am a bit of a giggler, certain people seem to set me off, Ingrid Tarrant and Carla Lazlo in particular, we are terrible once we start! And I completely adore Richard Jackson. Yes, do give Fillerina a go, I really am starting to see a difference and looking forward to the second round. Thanks so much for the kind words, so nice of you to get in touch.
      Love Jackie x

  5. Nikki March 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,

    Keep up the good work with the running, you’re an inspiration. I’m very interested in getting a good quality pair of walking shoes. I have a nasty little problem in my lower spine that has me off work and not able to walk very far (or should that be limp!) and it looks as though I will need a replacement disc as well as fusion of two vertebrae, after that I need to get back into walking and pilates so good footwear is one of the essentials. Luckily I already have a three cord Rebounder, thanks to QVC. Please post an update on what you think of the Ryka shoes and how well they wear and perform.

    My very best wishes for your training; that you have the determination is never in doubt.

    Nikki x

    • Jackie Kabler March 29, 2016 at 10:45 am -  Reply

      Hi Nikki,
      Ouch, sounds painful, hope you get it sorted and back to full health soon. I too have a Rebounder, bought it in January and love it! The Ryka’s are great for general gym/exercise, although for the crazy long distances I’ll soon be doing I will need an endurance shoe. They look so cool too, I love them!
      Thanks so much for the kind wishes.
      Love Jackie x

  6. Debbie Gargan March 28, 2016 at 8:24 am -  Reply

    HI Jackie, I’m looking for a new training shoe and have been searching on line and Ryka keep coming up as recommended by fitness instructors. I was very excited to see that qvc are going to be selling them soon, but when??! Regards Debbie

    • Jackie Kabler March 29, 2016 at 10:46 am -  Reply

      Hi Debbie,
      I don’t know yet, but SOON I’m told….I have asked our buyers to keep me posted so as soon as I know I will put it in my blog!
      Love Jackie x

  7. stefanie gilder March 28, 2016 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Jackie looking through the reviews for Fillerina the positve ones are mainly with a younger age group (with a couple a couple of exceptions) so shall follow your results

    • Jackie Kabler March 29, 2016 at 10:49 am -  Reply

      Hi Stefanie,
      Well I’m halfway through my second lot of Fillerina and am so pleased, especially with the reduction in appearance of lines around my mouth. I’m going to get a third set for later in the year…they recommend repeating at 2-3 month intervals. I think the trick is in the application and less is more. I’ll keep you posted!
      Love Jackie x

  8. Jackie Kabler April 15, 2016 at 8:09 am -  Reply

    Hi all,
    The Ryka range launches today, 15th April at 2pm! Join Chloe then.

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