Still got to have it!


The bareMinerals TSVHi folks,

It's been a while, but as my usual war cry goes…crazy busy as norm!

Just got back from a 12-day holiday in Israel, but even that was crazy busy. Up at 5-5.30am every day! It was a bit of a hiking-touring trip, so no lazing about the pool for me (that'll come later on the beach in Italy :) !).


Anyway, loved every second. Of course hubby has to upstage my little hiking effort. He set off for Everest on Wednesday (and I don't mean the double glazing company either!). He's not going to the top, I think he stops at around 22,000 feet, but it's still a "fair stretch of the legs" as my mum used to say :)

Anyway, hope you're all well and have been enjoying QVC and some of the great shows we've had of late. Which brings me to the title of my blog. Did you see our "Got to Have It" event on Bank Holiday Monday? Well, in light of that, and our launch to Beauty Month this weekend with our bareMinerals TSV (see the gorgeous photo!), it got me thinking (always dangerous!)…

New law passed: you're now only allowed to own three items of makeup at any one time. What would they be?

bareMinerals foundation
bareMinerals eyebrow pencil
Rodial Glamstick Bite

Now, in reality I realise that I need an awful lot more than the above to make myself look anywhere near presentable, but if it was narrowed down to just three, that's what they'd be (if I could have four, I'd add in a Laura Geller blusher), but anyway, what about you? And at a push what if it was only one item? Ouch! Now that prospect hurts! But I do think it would have to be my bareMinerals foundation! Do get in touch and let me know :)

Coffee Art competitionBy the way, you may be wondering what the random photo of a cup of coffee has to do with all this. This is my middle son Phil's passion for coffee.

For so many of us, this is an absolute "must have" first thing in the morning. He's entering a coffee art competition this evening and does all that fancy art stuff on coffee like flowers, leaves, hearts etc.

What do I think of it all? I think it's absolutely brilliant (but then, I am his mum :-)!).



Take care all and do get in touch.

Anne x


  1. Susan May 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    Fabulours photo of Phil’s coffee designs! I do love coffee and the smell especially. I cannot believe your hubby is off to Everest! Is he a big walker? That’s amazing! And your Israel hol sounds fab too! You’re a real adventure bunny. You and Kathy should team up on your hols and go off walking!
    Lots of love as always,
    Susan x

  2. loraine plumb May 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm -  Reply

    Hello Anne glad you had a good holiday I once met you a few years ago just happened to be sitting by you on a bench at thorpe park recognised you from qvc and we had a chat hope you have a nice time when you go to Italy more relaxing my husband and I have just come back from malta really warm hoping to go away again in August both our children have flown the nest one married time flies doesn’t it love Loraine

  3. Beth Morton June 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    It’s always a joy to read your blog as your energy jumps off of the screen! Glad to hear you had a fab holiday and I wish your hubby a safe trip – v. adventurous but good for him!
    I saw you on screen (over the weekend?) and wanted to say how nice your hair is looking. Love the style. I have short, wavy hair and if I come back in another life, I want it long!
    Take care,
    Beth XX.

  4. Peggypig June 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    MY 3 things would be Benefit foundation in honey
    Benefit Mascara They’re Real
    Mally defender blush in pink

  5. Anne Dawson June 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    Gosh Lorraine! Thorpe park? Now that must’ve been ages ago!! I have very fond memories of the place. We always went for my middle sons birthday. Can’t wait for Italy!!!! Take care x

  6. Anne Dawson June 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Hey Susan,
    Great to hear from you as always!
    Indeed Danny is very much the mountain climber, walker, rugby player, cricketer and sooo many other sports besides. I’m not in the same league really (well not yet anyway)!!
    Lots of love
    Anne x

  7. Anne Dawson June 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    Hey Beth.
    Thanks for the lovely comments. At the moment not really feeling the whole energy thing but I think that’s because I’m off to Italy on Thursday with a lovely friend for a relaxing 9 days and I’ve already started unwinding!!!
    Take care
    Anne x

  8. Anne Dawson June 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Peggypig! Thanks for your input!
    You know I’m a bare minerals girl but I do love the benefit mascara!!
    Good choice!!
    Hope you’re enjoying beauty month :)
    Anne x

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