This week is a busy old one for me – I'll be bringing you a lovely Kipling TSV this Friday and then this weekend we turn over our schedules to the wonderful world of beauty – it's on Saturday and Sunday, so Beauty fans get ready.
In preparation for that, my one-to-one consult with our very own Alison Young was aired on the Beauty Channel. But if you missed it, here it is…
I know many of you would give your eye teeth to get some personal time with Alison in this way, so apologies is you're envious right now. I've already started on a much improved facial cleansing regime and I'm seeing results in my face already. It already looks much more healthy, less pock-marked and my open pores are less noticeable.
We've got our exciting customer event, the Beauty Bash, happening in London this week and I'll be there this Thursday. If you're coming along, then do please come and say HELLO. I'm looking forward to seeing all the brands we have here on QVC as much as you are, because I'm still getting to know some. It's going to be fabulous!
My Diet Chef progress
I've been on Diet Chef a week and had a fun show with Izzy Cameron from Diet Chef last Friday morning. On the first night when I had Lasagne for dinner, Austen did a double-take at my plate because he couldn't quite believe that I was allowed Lasagne on a diet. It's easy to follow, all you have to do is choose the meals you want that work well for you that day and make sure you add in your required dairy intake (milk, yoghurt or cheese) and also your 5 a day fruit and vegetables. Not difficult at all.
This week the foods I've enjoyed the most have been the Thai Curry and the Mild Chicken Tikka Masala – I'm glad it was mild because I'm not one for massively spicy food but I love flavoursome food, and that's what Diet Chef gives me. So I weighed myself this morning, exactly seven days after my very first weigh-in and I've lost 2lbs! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! That's the first weight loss in 14 years through a diet. I'm chuffed to bits, to say the least. Over the moon, really. Even after taking a day off it because Austen came to London to see me. I made sure I ate fish and chips, cutting off a lot of the batter and only eating a handful of chips. I didn't add ketchup or mayonnaise, which is what we usually do!
So give it a try if you're thinking of trying to slim down a bit, you can find the 28 day hamper here. I'm going to take it on into February because I want long-term and more sustainable weight loss. The Auto Delivery option means you get hamper every 28 days for up to a year. That way you don't miss out on meals and you've always got everything you need in stock. If you go up to 5 months with it, we send you the 5th box for free (you just pay for your postage). Saying that, you can also opt out at anytime but it just means you get it for the same price each month (£139.66) because we can only keep that price while we have the stocks in. No telling when that price will go up. If you're going to take up the challenge to, then GO FOR IT. It's well worth it! I'll update you again next week.
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Where you can find me this week
Monday 20th January
- 9am – The Morning Show (me & Simon Biagi)
- 11am – Dennis Basso Boutique (join me and one of New York’s hottest celebrity clothes designers live in the studio showcasing his ridiculously luxurious faux fur coat range)
- 1pm – Susan Graver Style Outlet (superb sale prices on stylish pieces from this exciting range)
Friday 24th January
- 6pm – VAX Home Cleaning (an hour packed with products from one of Britain’s best-selling vacuum cleaning brands)
- 10pm – Accessories by Kipling (indulge with Marie-Francoise Wolff & I as we take you through some delectable purses, accessories and handbags from this fantastic range, produced in Belgium)
- 11pm – Vitamix (see this terrific whole-food blender in full-on action, demonstrating why this might well become the most-used appliance in your kitchen. Healthy meals a-go-go!)
Don't forget that when I'm not on-air at QVC, you can find me on Twitter or on my Facebook page. I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you've bought from us or anything you want to tell me, so come over and say HELLO anytime!!