Ab fab Ali Young from 10 years ago!


Don’t you just love surprises? Well I do, and I got one the other day whilst having a bit of a sort out: real photos!

Gosh they’re positively becoming antiques these days what with our iPhones, smart phones, iPads, tablets etc.

Well, my discovery was more than appropriate given it is Beauty Month here at QVC…

I found photos of a trip Alison and I took 10 years ago to the massive beauty trade fair in Bologna! We stayed in a beautiful hotel on the River Arno in Florence, not far from the famous Ponte Vecchio! Stunning! And I have to say, doesn’t our Ali look stunning too?!

Beautiful views

You can tell from her expression that she wasn’t expecting the paparazzi in the form of Anne Dawson (although the woman behind with large bag on her shoulder doesn’t exactly look camera shy, does she? Lol!).

10 years ago with Alison Young

We had such a great trip looking at the incredible range of, not only worldwide renowned brands, but also the new and exciting ones looking to make their mark on what can only be described as a hugely competitive market.

This is of course where QVC shines; remaining, as always, ahead of the game in current trends and constantly searching for new and innovative beauty products, that will eventually find their way to your screens to be fully demonstrated and explained by all the experts.

That certainly includes our own resident beauty expert, Alison!

During that trip, I think I discovered partly why she’s so clued up, take a look at a photo of her hotel bathroom sink! In fact, I should say, take a look at a photo of half of her bathroom sink!

Ali's make-up collection

How many beauty products does a girl need on a three day trip? Well lots, apparently, if your name is Alison Young! I just had to take a photo, hilarious!

I do hope you are enjoying Beauty Month with us, I have some great shows coming up on Saturday including OPI‘s Summer Series show at 6pm and an hour of favourites in our Beauty Loves… hour at 10pm including Caudalie and Alpha H.

Do join me.

Lots of love to you all!

Anne xx


  1. Susan June 18, 2016 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, fab photos as you say! I’m sure it was a great trip. You qvc lot don’t half have great jobs do you?! Hilarious amount of beauty products in Alison’s bathroom as you say..are they all needed?! Hope your summer plans are going well x

  2. Leah June 18, 2016 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne. Hope you are well. Mum has asked me to log on and tell you how lovely you look tonight – she reckons you’ve had surgery! I got some good news yesterday as I found out my tumour has not grown at all in 18 months; it is such a relief as you can imagine as they were considering further surgery a couple of years ago. We are both sitting here with chocolate eclairs waiting for OPI to start at 6. I treated myself to that 20 piece anniversary set you were advertising earlier and was really impressed, especially with the 3 bright pink shades. I think I’m a bit addicted to the nail shows on QVC!! xxx

  3. Susan June 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    Just wanted to say congrats Leah! Great news!

  4. Bev taylor June 21, 2016 at 6:43 am -  Reply

    Lol I thought I took loads of potions and lotions on hol with me!!

  5. Christine June 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne you are looking good. Alison needs a nice box for all her products.
    Could you ask Alison what I could use for whiteheads.
    Thanks Anne

  6. Sharon Yianni July 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    I have hyperhydrosis (extreme sweatin) on face I can no longer use makeup and now have large blocked pores on my eyelids and around eyes and have rosacia on my cheeks I an 58 don’t drink, or smoke i am type 2 diabetic I am very ashamed of my face and rarely go out socially because of my face any help would be very much appreciated kind regards sharon yianni

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