The new long lasting, instant dry gel manicure system is finally here – it's on imminently – watch tonight (from Thursday 28th at midnight and through Friday 29th – as long as it lasts!) and good luck to my lovely sister Linda who's the guest – she's a nail technician and thinks this is the best system for people who have weak nails and don't get on well with varnish. Or who love gel systems like this (they're all the rage) but pay a fortune for each set.
And as I've said on Facebook, it's really amazingly transformed my own nails over the last few months – they grow up underneath the hard gel coating, and believe me, it lasts and lasts and stays looking like new.
Big advantages – I spend a fraction of the time re-doing them, I feel much better about how my hands look all week long, and it makes me pick at my cuticles less – bonus! Also just so you know, you can use normal varnish over the top, eg. to cover the regrowth gap at the bottom in the 3rd/4th week – and even THAT lasts amazingly well compared to when I don't have the gel armour plating on! Check online for other Red Carpet items and get a head start!
Made a change for everyone to be at someone else's house and it helped me settle back in to the UK after arriving back in on Saturday lunchtime from LA. Still avoided the non-macrobiotic 'goodies' tho – and no major weight gain after the hol! Yay! (see next week's comp if you want to know how!)
Snippet - trending on Facebook – check out a fun new pop video doing the rounds, for hot new UK group 'Slow Club', featuring one of their biggest fans, none other than Daniel Radcliffe himself – who is seen here acting drunk! All in one take – fab work from clever young Brit director Lucy Needs – well done that girl!
L.A. holiday – part two
One of my fave lunches was at the famous Tudor House British tea rooms in Santa Monica – sadly they had notices on all the tables saying they're about to close in July due to the economic climate. So we went a second time. Shame – nice place and a little taste of home for the local ex-pats!
Rob Locke update
And finally from my LA hol – that clip I promised you of ex-QVC presenter Rob Locke! He and I had a nice lunch and he told me more about what he's doing, now he's living and working out there with his lovely wife and 9 year old son David. Loves it! Bless him!
WATCH - when I was in LA, Mr Back-of-my-Tandem and I nipped along to see 'Snow White and the Huntsman' – a must-watch for any Charlize Theron fans out there. To find out more about why she steals the film away, just go to YouTube and search 'Snow White and The Huntsman trailer' or go here.
As designer Antthony said when I met him for lunch in LA, the costumes are fantastic. Plus the sets are amazing and the seven dwarves bring the comedy, including some of our own biggest stars like Bob Hoskins. The accents aren't bad and the acting's good enough. BUT some MAJOR plot holes made it lose points, as did too many 'that doesn't make sense' moments (like the Queen suddenly appearing in the forest for the all important apple scene, when she'd earlier said she was forbidden from going there). So it gets a 7.25 out of ten from me. What did you think?
QVC Part 1 - This Week I Are Been Mostly using the amaaaaazing noise cancelling headphones from Bose – OH MY GOD – what a difference they made on the plane! A ten-hour flight with the heavy droning sound of the cabin noise – and the crying baby a few rows away when I was trying to sleep – was made far more bearable!
Give them a go if you're going long haul this summer. And at home if it's noisy too – wish I'd had them when the kids were small! Or when I was small – as one of five it was pretty noisy in my household growing up! With these over ear cushioned classy headphones, it blocks out outside noise almost completely! Highly recommended!
QVC Part 2 - what more can I say – history in the making this weekend – July 1st is Super Sunday. For the very first time there are 29 – yes, 29 – Today's Special Value's in one day! I'll be on late evening (at midnight Sunday I'll then launch the new Monday TSV too – a brand new Instyler in 'All About Hairstyling'.)
Meanwhile, here's an insight to the big event, including Will Gowing's chat with new guest, Bruno Tonioli! Cosmetics, big brand technology, jewellery and much more – all this Sunday, 1st July!
That's it for this week – except to say that next week's blog will have that long-awaited competition to win a fabulous prize worth over £100 – if you need to lose weight or have health concerns that may be diet related.
Have a great week and don't forget to leave me a comment below – where are YOU going on holiday this year? What do you LOVE about Red Carpet Nails? And what did you think of Super Sunday – when you've watched it!