Hi everyone and I hope you’re all well.
It’s that time of the year when Christmas may seem like a bit of a distant memory (apart from those few mince pies still lingering around the waistline), while spring and Easter are still far off in the distance. And summer? Well, if that’s when you normally go on holiday, that can feel like an eternity away!
So what’s one to do in this interim period? I’m a firm believer that we all need something to look forward to, be it a holiday or special event coming up. It can be seeing some of the benefits of your New Year’s resolutions come to fruition, or if you’re like me, actually starting them. I tend to be on the same page as Catherine Huntley on that one; it’s usually mid to end January before I get going for the very same reasons she mentions in her blog.
It can even be just freshening up your skincare routine or your make up bag. Enter the fab new range that we’re launching here on QVC… Julep! Tah-dah – sound the fanfare!
We are all very excited as, if you’re aware of what’s happening out there in the world of beauty (as our very own expert Alison Young is), you’ll know that Korean skincare and make-up is very much the word on the street. Try the range for yourselves and you may find out just why, and watch this clip with Alison to find out more.
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Lucky me was given a goody box to dip my toe in the water with and whilst I have to say I was impressed with what was in that selection, there were some products that really stood out for me (and hopefully you too!)
For example their award-winning Konjac Sponge. Now, there are a lot of cloths and sponges out there, not many though reckon they they can get great results when used with or without a cleanser, this one does. Your skin feels amazing after just one use. Made from Konjac root and bamboo charcoal powder, this the brilliantly-exfoliating sponge really is the wake-up call many of us need on our skin during the month of January.
There are a couple of products you can use with it and that’s the Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Stick and a super Hydrating Cleansing Oil – both included with the sponge in their K-Beauty Double Cleanse Collection. Speaking of oils (and I just love an oil serum), the Boost Your Radiance Rosehip Seed Facial Oil is simply divine. Can be used day or night – again on its own or with your favourite moisturiser – and it leaves the skin looking plump and dewy; just what we want this time of year.
On the make-up front, for me the heroes are their eyeliners When Pencil Met Gel with a soft, creamy and long-lasting finish. Also their It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse is a whole new story on beautiful lip colour and texture. My final favourite is their With a Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara that – in their words – ‘goes beyond instant volume and length’.
So who are ‘they’ then? Well the founders, Jenny and Jane Park, have a vision to offer modern beauty products feature skin-loving ingredients and are effortless to apply.
I can’t wait to meet Jenny when I will be taking you through this journey at 12pm on Saturday.
Let me know how you’re doing with your New Year resolutions, it may give me the push I need to get started!