Gatineau’s 13th Birthday


Gatineau logo Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be celebrating 13 years of Gatineau skincare with Andrew this weekend. Some may think that 13 is an unlucky number, but there is an exception to every rule and I can assure you that you are certainly the lucky ones this Saturday 10th October!

In preparation for the shows, I had a great meeting with Olivia from Gatineau, and boy, are you in for a real treat with a brand new launch, exclusive to QVC!

I've been lucky enough to try these products so I couldn’t wait to tell you all about them. The range is called Aquamemory and it's a new hydrating range of Gatineau skincare. Suitable for all skin types and all ages, what I instantly loved was the textures and the fragrance. 

The Moisture Replenish Cream is a cream gel texture, so it’s light in texture but rich in comfort. So clever! I have quite oily skin but this is so beautiful on my complexion. And the Concentrate? Wow, this sinks in immediately and left my skin feeling literally dewy fresh.

What I didn’t realise is that we all suffer from dehydration at some point whether we have normal, dry, oily or combination skin.  As I mentioned my skin is quite oily, but with harsh studio lights, and a hectic schedule (especially this week) my skin can feel tight, which is apparently dehydration.  Age may also have something to do with it. Well, age, beware! I come armed with a great skincare brand, like Gatineau!

So this new line of products is fantastic for me as a burst of moisture for when my skin is a little thirsty.  I am currently slotting this into my skincare routine and using the serum and cream for a month to give my skin a pick me up as we head into autumn.

After just a few days I have already noticed the difference. I love, love, love them! Thank you Mr Bagley, another great find for my bathroom cabinet!

Love, Catherine x


  1. Julie October 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    I’m so sorry about your cat. I do not know how to advise you, only that 2 years ago our beloved Labrador collapsed and after visits/examinations/operations she was diagnosed with Cancer. It was of the Spleen, so she had it removed but unfortunately it had spread throughout the body. The Vet gave her 6-8 weeks to live but she managed 6 months after alot more treatment and expense-£5,000. We did everything we could to keep her alive longer as long as she wasn’t suffering. I think you have to go with your instincts and advice from your Vet regarding any treatment.
    Take Care

  2. Joycelyn Keys October 10, 2009 at 2:20 am -  Reply

    Hello Catherine
    It is about 02:15 and I have just returned from the Craft Event in London having left the house yesterday morning at 06:10! It was lovely to meet you at the show and as we discussed our love of cats I have just had a peek at your blog and seen your lovely pictures. I do hope Dinky’s cataracts will be fixed by the vet as he is so young! Your cats are gorgeous. I hope you manage to find the website for Linda’s fabulous Norwegian Forest Cats. If you would like to see pictures of the ones we bred, let me know how I can email them to you. Off to bed now… the craft day was just fabulous and I hope to be able to come to more in the future. All the best Joy (North Wales)

  3. christine October 19, 2009 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    hi Catherine, I wonder if you can help, bought a diamond cluster ring on Sat night,(681 608), I wonder if you could ask your buyers what clarity the diamonds are. you are one of my favourite presenters.
    regards christine carlisle cumbria

  4. elizabeth grayston October 25, 2009 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    hi Catherine, i absolutely love blind pussycats, my husband and have helped many cats over our 25 year marriage, but i have to say, blind cats are my favourite, we had jasper who arrived at my house,blind and epyletic, eddie arrived blind,deaf and diabetic, tess was a 7 day cat at the rspca, she was involved in a traffic accident’which left her blind and with a broken jaw, she was 2 when she arrived, and she is now 11. Last year i was asked to look after a 1 year grey cat called smokey for 3 weeks while his owners went on holiday, they originally rescued him while they were living in the jamacia, they took him to the vets in jamacia, when he was 12 weeks old, and they were told he was going blind. At 6 monthes old he had become totally blind, so when the owners arrived back in England to live,they visited their local vets, he couldn’t unfortunately have an operation to remove his cataracts, but he copes very well with his blindness. the hardest part of having a blind cat, is your own personal feelings, it is sad to watch a cat bump into things, don’t move your furniture around too often.I’m sure your pussycat has the same problem as smokey, but lets hope your dinky can have a sucessful operation, best wishes liz grayston

  5. Catherine Huntley October 29, 2009 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julie,
    I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. I’m afraid it is the norm these days as I have a lot of post to keep up with as well as everything else in life that crops up but I get there eventually! Hope you don’t mind the lateness.
    I’m so sorry to hear about your lovely Labrador. She was lucky to have such a caring family around her in her final months. They are a part of the family. I hope all the wonderful memories are beginning to outweigh the pain of having to lose her.
    I do feel the best thing to do is to give him every chance now..he’s so young and healthy so there’s very minimal risk involved and so much to be gained.
    Thank you again for sharing. I really am touched and send you all my love.
    Love Catherine x

  6. Catherine Huntley October 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Joy,
    It was so great to meet you, too! I have masses of piccies to remind me of the day.
    How sweet of you to write in. I have found many sites on Norwegian Forest Cats but not sure which one is Linda’s. Aren’t they glorious, though? They remind me so much of my Babycat, all fluffy wuffy!
    By all means send me piccies to my email address. It’s and perhaps you could send a link to the above mentioned website?
    Lots of love,
    Catherine x

  7. Catherine Huntley October 29, 2009 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Christine,
    Thanks for your message. I will send an email to buyers now along with your message to ask them about this for you.
    I believe our internet team will have your email address you supplied so they can email you back regarding this. Our gems team are lovely so hopefully you’ll have an answer soon.
    Lots of love,
    Catherine x

  8. Catherine Huntley October 29, 2009 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Liz,
    Wow! What an inspiring and moving read that was. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me. It sounds like you are one of those very special kind hearted people who just love to care for others. Really warmed my heart.
    I have decided we will go ahead with Dinky’s operation. He is just so adorable, Liz, he came and sat on my chest and began purring like a drill first thing this morning to wake me. He’s beginning to get heavier now but I can’t get enough of that feeling of a warm purring cat!
    Thank you again & take good care.
    Love Catherine x

  9. Julie October 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Lovely to hear from you, I know how busy everyone is these days-not enough hours in the day! Yes we really care about animals. After our beloved Labrador died(as in previous message) a week later we re-homed a White German Shepherd which had been really badly treated. She was beaten, didn’t know what food was, toys were and a very ill little girl! The Vet’s didn’t expect her to live!! Two years later she’s the love of life (all the children have left home)so we dote on her – and yes more expense but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Hope your cat is doing well,you’re right they do become part of the family but unfortnately in some circumstances they can’t choose their owners!
    Take Care

  10. Catherine Huntley October 31, 2009 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    Hello again Julie,
    It’s people like you who restore my faith in humanity. Thank goodness that, even though there’s so much wrong with the world, there are people who have a passion for caring. I often wonder where we’d be if it weren’t for people who are brave enough to become nurses, carers and so on.
    Well done and keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration.
    Big hugs,
    Catherine x

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