My other obsession after beauty – my horses!


Hi again everyone! 

Are you all enjoying the latest video blog posts? WIll Gowing is a dab hand with the camera! It's now time to meet my horses and find out what products I use when I'm in the stables… 


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In the video I mention products from the Ultrasun range, Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil, as well as L'Occitane hand washes & hand creams.

Oh and of course we can't forget my garden – I've had great results from using Richard Jackson's Flower Power Plant Food and his Lawn Magic Grass Feed

Check back soon for another video instalment.

Alison x

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  1. Marie Mugford July 6, 2012 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    I just love watching you on QVC I have learnt so much from you I dread to think what my skin and nails would look like now if I hadn’t watched you.
    I have loved watching these videos I also adore dogs and horses so its great to see you at home with them and it is obvious how much you love your animals and they love you.Keep up the good work Love Mariex

  2. Jean Pugh July 6, 2012 at 11:06 am -  Reply

    Have just watched your video about your horses, they are absolutely gorgeous, I love horses like I love my dogs. I had to have my horse put to sleep coming up to five years ago now in December. I went down to the field he was in one lunch time and found him very distressed and holding up one of his front legs, I discovered that he had a mark on one of his back legs, and found out that someone had been in the field with a dog and chased him around, you could see the skid marks where he had tried to get into the adjoining field, unfortunately the gate was shut. He had damaged his front leg so bad which was discovered after X rays that he had to be put to sleep within a couple of days, it broke my heart. I miss him so much as he was my best friend and the perfect horse everyone dreamed of. I miss him everyday, the stable is empty and the paddocks and fields. I see him quite often cantering around them. I have not replaced him and not sure if I every will.
    Love Jean X

  3. sten July 6, 2012 at 11:14 am -  Reply

    I liked the ‘spit wash’ you gave to Ellie May at 1.26 seconds – you are a good mummy to your babies x

  4. Sharon Escudier July 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    Loving seeing your beautiful house Ali and your horses. I enjoy in the salon with Alison and all your shows. I’ve been watching you for around 12 years now and hang on your every word! I’m sure my skin would not be as good for my age as it is without your help. Have you ever thought of having viewers on one of your shows for help and advice with make up and skincare, using them instead of models for a beauty showcase once a month or so? I could be your PA and help to organise!! ha ha! if only, what a dream job. Thank you for everything you do for all us viewers Ali, you are like a good friend to most of us regulars. xx

  5. Heather Phillips July 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm -  Reply

    Lovely to see Alison at home with her horses and dogs. Thank you Alison for being so generous and sharing this. It was moving to watch you with your horses, especially Ellie May. I now live in the USA, but still watch as many of the QVC UK beauty shows as I can. I have my ultrasun shipped across the pond to me!
    Thank you again for sharing this video.

  6. Nicola Bleakley-Wadlow July 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    Great to see the next video featuring the lovely horses, beauty, dogs and horses, dream life!

  7. Sheila Evans July 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, Happy 17th Anniversary. I have loved watching you over the years giving help and advice on beauty problems and products. My 1st ever purchase was a TSV from Gatineau and have loved this range since. I have loved watching your video’s with Will where your passion for your work and animals shines through and look forward to seeing more of them.
    Love and best wishes

  8. Jill Windsor July 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Lovely horses nearly as nice as my 3 LOL!! Thanks for sharing lovely video

  9. bev young July 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm -  Reply

    You can’t stop filming now Will and Alison- so funny! …when you got the smudge off the horses nose – just reminded me of when your a kid and you play dodge mums hankie -you’d see the lick on the hankie and leg it!
    Lovely xxxx

  10. Violet Ansell July 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    Your horses are beautiful, love the greys. I am a bit nervous around them as my Grandmother was bitten by a horse as we were crossing a field when I was a child. I think the horse was only being playfull, but it frightened me a lot at the time, but I love how majestic they are, and have managed to stroke one or two as I came across them.
    I love your Beauty Shows on Q.V.C and have learnt a lot from you over the years. Thank-you for the tip of patting in creams and serums. My skin has improved so much that I repeatedly get told I look 50 , in fact someone only last Thursday said I looked 40, and he was not my best friend. My eyelashes after using revitalash are now quite long and I have to half close my eyes to get the mascara on to the tips. I am 76 years old. but look a lot younger thank-you.

  11. Lotus July 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alison
    Thank you so much for sharing your private down-time life with the world, I’m certain I wouldn’t want to. When these clips were announced I do admit to hoping there’d be a horsey episode! I love horses and am also born in a Chinese Horse Year (I’m not divulging which one!) so thought I’d take a moment to comment.
    After catching the occasional comedy/dry witty comment from you over the years mentioning your home life with horses as being diametrically opposed to the world of beauty as you can get (and a welcome antidote no doubt) I really wondered what your gee-gees looked like.
    Wow your greys especially, are so beautiful and remind me of Arwen’s horse in Lord of the Rings films, they look so peaceful in your presence and clearly love you too. Your 22 year old horse, well I can hardly believe s/he’s 22! What a happy, healthy-looking horse.
    As an adult I became really allergic to horses, cats and dogs too – so it’s lovely to see you with your clearly very well cared for and lucky animals (especially if you view those animal rescue programmes).
    Thank you again for these little insights – and for this horsey treat especially! 🙂 x

  12. allison fitzpatrick July 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi alison.Thanks for letting us share your world,your house is beautiful and as for your dogs and horses,wow they are all gorgeous.i have watched you on tv for 17yrs and enjoy listening to you.keep up the good work and its great to see your animals are so well loved and cared dream is to have an animal sanctuary and employ people to help the neglected animals,domestic or wild,all over the world,i guess a lottery win of 110million would help a bit eh lol.thanks again ali xx

  13. Sue Kemp July 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison,
    Have been buying beauty products from QVC from the very first year, have to say have spent a fortune, but it’s been worth it, before then,I didn’t even use amoisturiser , we moved to Aberdeenshie in1988 when I bought my first horse Dustin, with the adverse weather we experience here I have needed all the lotions and potions over the years.
    Dustin my horse was a Polish Arab, he was 8years when I got him, and sadly I lost him last year, after so many wonderful years , he achieved a grand age and thankfully didn’t suffer dying from a heart attack it was quick. I cannot tell you how much I still miss him, and how empty the stable and paddocks are without him , he was such a character and so loving. thank you for for giving us a little glimpse into your life with your horses and sharing with them with us, Dustin was a flea bitten grey, and looking at your new addition nuzzling you brought a tear to my eye reminding me of the warmth of him, which is what I miss most of all.
    Keep up the good works and thanks

  14. Katherine Box July 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    Loved watching your you at home with your horses, they are lovely. I rescue horses and have 5, a Haflinger, Welsh D, Arab (stallion, totally mad!!!) and 2 shetlands aged 36 and 50, yes 50!!! Im a bit of an animal obsessive, 5 rescued dogs too, rabbits and a parrot! All my spare cash goes on my animals and caring for them, but thank you because I have learnt so much from you. Ive learnt to make the cash stetch further by been able to identify products that really work for my specific skin, hair etc. I work full time too so my time in limited and I now, with your help have a daily routine that lets me get the best results in the quickest time. I can look after me as well as all my babies! I even put Ultra Sun on my horses pink noses!!! Really works for them too! Maybe an animal Ultra Sun range?!
    Thank you Alison, keep up the good work, and can we have some blogs with you riding??
    All the best for 17 year aniversary,
    Katherine xx

  15. Gail July 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww what a wonderful video of your horses; you lucky, lucky girl. I too am an animal lover but, unfortunately, have never been lucky enough to be in contact with horses. What a beauty Figo is; did anyone notice his beautiful tail. It was lovely to see how these wonderful horses responded when around you (all living things respond to kindess, given a chance). Watch Figo nodding in agreement when you mention having too much lip gloss on, ha ha, so funny. Like I said, animals sooooooooooooooooooo respond to kindness. Right then, when can I move in. Lots of love,
    Gail xxxxxxxxxx

  16. Pat Johnson August 30, 2012 at 2:01 am -  Reply

    Hey Alison
    Just watched the video of your horses they are beauties, we hear you talk about them so much on air and it is lovely to actually see them, and your crazy dogs, they are lovely too. Like you I am an animal lover but also have a thing about skin products. I would rather buy a pot of cream costing seventy pounds if it’s good and go for a new tshirt to Primark !!!!! Love your programs and the advice you give, so many thanks.
    Pat xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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