First of all, I must say a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my last blog with your advice about what to wear to my brother’s wedding. I was overwhelmed that so many of you care enough to take the time to write to me – thank you! All three outfits were popular but I think the overall favourite was the Yong Kim dress with the MarlaWynne duster cardigan over it. My husband agrees with you so unless something else very special comes along, that is probably the one I’ll choose.
Of course, it’s not just the clothes but the overall look – jewellery, make up and a great hairdo all help towards knowing you look your best. And I’ve been trialling something that has made a real difference to how my hair looks – the brand new Dyson Hairdryer, developed over four years and needing 600 prototypes before the final version.
I have to admit to being a total sceptic and really didn’t see the point of trying out a new hairdryer – after all, how different can it be? Surely, a hairdryer is a hairdryer is a hairdryer?? And one that costs £300?! I don’t think so.
But, however much I didn’t expect this to be anything special, I have to say (no, shout!) I LOVE IT!!!
From the very first time, it really DID make a difference. It dries so quietly but also speedily and gently. My hair is smoother and glossier and looks healthier. In fact, it will BE healthier, not just look it, because the Dyson has a microprocessor that intelligently controls the heat so that it is never damaging.
It’s a lightweight dryer and the motor is in the handle which means the weight is balanced in your hand giving much less arm ache.
And it’s a simple thing but I love the way the nozzles (for smoothing, styling or diffusing) attach magnetically. Very cool, very ‘Dyson’.
Incredibly, my husband is hooked too – he loves how quiet and quick it is but more importantly, how good his longish hair looks when he’s used it. I’m planning on capitalising on this as I have only been lent a sample and will reluctantly have to give it back. But when it is featured very soon on QVC (April on QVC Beauty and May for the main live channel) we will be offering Easy Pay (interest free instalments) to spread the cost and although I never thought I’d hear myself saying I’d spend £300 on a hairdryer, that is exactly what I am saying! And Olley won’t mind as he will benefit too. If you pay the first instalment to give yourself the chance to try it during the 30 day money back period, prepare to be hooked and keeping it!
If you’re keen to get your hands on it, it’s launching on QVC Beauty this Friday 21st at 8am, with more shows at 2pm and 8pm. There’s also a fantastic competition to win one of these beauties currently running on the QVC UK Facebook page! Best of luck to you all.
Something else I’ve been using from QVC is from Richard Jackson. Having been on air on Easter Sunday for our gardening special day I ordered some of the bulbs and plants that we enjoyed on the day, so I’m looking forward to gorgeous summer colour. But I have a big bare patch on my front lawn where we removed an old, overgrown and rather ugly shrub covered in ivy and brambles.
Here’s a photo of the area after I seeded it with Richard Jackson’s grass seed. I’ll be feeding it with Lawn Magic and hope to post a beautiful picture of lush greenness in the weeks to come!
If you enjoy your garden I think this is such a wonderful time of year, full of hope and expectation for the coming season. I hope you feel the same – with the rest of our life ahead of us…let’s make the most of it!
Best wishes to you all