Access all Areas: Will Gowing visits me at home


Recently I let our lovely web presenter Will Gowing, who I like to call 'Will I.T', take a peek around my home as part of June Beauty Month: Access all Areas. Plus, he thought you might all like to have a peek at which products I've been testing, which are my favourites at the moment and so on.

Keep an eye on my dog in the clip below, he seems to have a liking for sandwiches…



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Take a look at two of my must-have products – the Sarah Chapman Hydrating Booster and also the L'Occitane Hand Cream.

Ali x

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  1. Paula Price June 29, 2012 at 12:50 am -  Reply

    Omg,how funny was the sandwich thief dog. I have a cat like that – we were making ham sandwiches one day and she snuck up onto the worktop when we weren’t looking and stole a piece of ham out of the packaging!She has also been known to jump up and lick the top of the butter – you daren’t turn your back! But we wouldn’t be without them would we!

  2. Miss Michelle leather June 29, 2012 at 3:35 am -  Reply

    Love love love laugh out loud, your face was RED when your dog ate the sandwiches soooo funny,lovely house alison. Just like me I have stuff everywhere. Ps see you have a very expensive pair of riding boots on very nice lots of love ally Michelle in guisborough

  3. Catrin Daniels-Evans June 29, 2012 at 8:29 am -  Reply

    Brilliant! Your home is just like mine Ali – dogs rule!!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  4. bev young June 29, 2012 at 8:48 am -  Reply

    that was soooo funny !!! love it x
    As someone with 3 dogs been there done it

  5. Lorraine June 29, 2012 at 9:07 am -  Reply

    OMG that was so funny. I hope Ali cleaned the top before making more lol. Lovely home Ali and you looked great in your dressed down look (and slim). Loved your hair straight,really suited you – you should wear it like that on air. Was it Lulu hairstray? More videas like this please. Loved it xx

  6. Hels1 June 29, 2012 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    Alison it was lovely to have a sneak-peak into your home – it looks so beautiful. Mine too is very cluttered – too much QVC stuff, too little room to put it all! I thought you came across as very charming & your dogs are so cute. We’ve all been there. My cat used to eat a hole through every slice of bread in the loaf & would get to it no matter how high you hid it! Also he got through a block of stilton cheese, and the middle of two fresh pasties. You couldn’t leave him for a moment, but that was when he was little and he’s very well behaved now. He loves marmite & cheese as treats alongside the usual ‘catty’ ones. They all have their own characters don’t they?! Thanks for showing us your home and your lifestyle. It makes me feel more like I know you better šŸ™‚ Thank you Alison that video really cheered up my day

  7. Hels June 29, 2012 at 9:43 am -  Reply

    I wish that the presenters would do more of this type of thing. I’ve often wanted a look at their homes and lifestyles and to get a better understanding of them & their lives. I’d like to see the products they REALLY use & what are their favourite beauty routines & what they do to relax. Please QVC bring us more videos like this one! Let’s send WILL out on a mission to visit every QVC presenters house!! We could call it ‘challenge WILL’ lol.

  8. Linda,Glasgow June 29, 2012 at 9:44 am -  Reply

    Brilliant video Will and Ali xx I was shouting at the screen the dogs got the sandwich again!! So lovely to see a more personal side to Alix and i loved her little booklet with so many happy memories insidex Looking forward to the other video clips toox I’ve got one of my grandfathers tools in my cupboard too – he was a blacksmith aand the tool makes holes in leather etc xx

  9. Nicola Bleakley-Wadlow June 29, 2012 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Great video, I would love to see the horses in the next clip, I am a riding instructor and make up artist, so share your passions, along with our naughty dogs of course! šŸ™‚

  10. Jan Cox June 29, 2012 at 10:40 am -  Reply

    Very funny!!!Love the sandwich thief.

  11. Valerie June 29, 2012 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    How lovely – we are so nosy! Always fascinating to peek into others lives! You have a beautiful home, and your dogs are gorgeous, and obviously at home! Just as it should be – I have two – one being a lurcher – a quiet and natural thief as well Didn’t know Dobes were known for it! Thnks for sharing šŸ™‚

  12. Paula June 29, 2012 at 11:32 am -  Reply

    great video, beautiful, beauliful dogs just loved them, sooo cheeky just like mine, can’t tell you home many meals I’ve lost through ”stealing”,

  13. GLENYS BLOWERS June 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm -  Reply

    great vidio ali love your house and your dogs are gorge reaslly kike the little jack russell looks like my little one i sadley lost 2 years ago more vids like this

  14. Suzanne Donnelly June 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm -  Reply

    Very entertaining. You have a lovely garden – v.envious.
    Your dogs are so funny – how many have you got 3 or 4? We have 2 Alaskan Malamutes – they dont steal from the kitchen but beware if you leave food anywhere else – they just assume its theirs!
    Looking forward to the Elemis TSV this sunday

  15. elizabeth clarke June 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    alison young you are star but i think the dogs have eclipsed even you x

  16. Claire Sutton June 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm -  Reply

    Alison Young, you are hysterical….it’s a rather different kitchen to the one I first ever set foot in, remember I came round en route from mummy’s to see if my wedding make-up would pass!!! Not enough were your words!!! Rarely do I hear that. I cannot believe he pinched 3 times!!!! Chaos and madness , always good to see!
    Love Claire x

  17. rita June 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Loved the video,thanks for letting us see you’re lovely house and dogs,especially the sandwich stealing one, but the bit that made me laugh the most was when dogs were walking on settee as Alison was talking.Rita

  18. Jean Pugh June 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm -  Reply

    I loved the video, you cannot help but laugh at the sandwich thief. I have nine working dogs, all kennelled out accept one who lives in the house and my young pup, but can imagine that is what would happen if they were in my kitchen. You certainly love your animals like me, they make your day dont they, never a dull moment with them.
    Love Jean X

  19. Chrystina Wardleworth June 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    Loved the video, Alison.Made me laugh-home frome home!-Iloved your little dog as well and like another reviewer, and seeing them at home on the sofa!Thankyou for letting us see have a peek at a more relaxed side of you.Keep an eye on the sandwiches!

  20. Denise Martin June 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    That was sooooo funny! Thanks Alison for letting the viewers into your home and for being so down-to-earth!
    One sandwich just wasn’t enough! They were obviously very tasty!

  21. Wendy Lamb June 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Thanks for a sneaky peak into your home life. Your dogs are beautiful, charming and very naughty!! The video was hillariously funny, not just the stealing of the sandwiches but the way they were in the back ground whilst you were talking to Will, climbing over the back of the chair and onto your lovely sofa! Your home is stunning and you are so down to earth but professional too. It would be great to take a peak into some of the other presenters lives a bit too.
    Love Wendy

  22. Sally patmore June 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    How brilliant was that.

  23. Barbara Phillips June 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    What a great video it was hysterical. Very nice to see your gorgeous house and those cheeky dogs. Hope we get to see your horses!!!

  24. Cheryl June 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    I absolutely loved this clip, so funny especially the dog climbing over the sofa! Please can we have some more? Love Alison Young, watch all her shows, follow her advice and thanks to her have found Elemis, Decleor and Gatineau to name a few of my favourites. Much love and good wishes Alison.

  25. SJ June 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    that was the best, sweetest and funniest video ever!
    Loved the dogs, and loved seeing to real ali (who by the way was beautiful and has an amazing home).
    Please can we have more of these videos?

  26. CAROL June 30, 2012 at 12:01 am -  Reply


  27. Ria Nelis June 30, 2012 at 12:16 am -  Reply

    Brilliant video! That was great fun Ali. I have 6 Pointers and my youngster is much naughtier than your sandwich thief! I’m sure lots of QVC beauty fans are also animal lovers – can we see the horses next time pretty please?

  28. Sian June 30, 2012 at 9:44 am -  Reply

    Thank you so much Alison for letting us see your lovely home. It is very generous of you to let us invade your private space. However I think you were definitely up-staged by your dogs, who very entertaining. Give the dogs a big hug from me.
    Best wishes

  29. Julie June 30, 2012 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    Thank you so much. Apart from the video being hilarious, it was so lovely to be allowed access into Alison’s home. It was exactly as I expected – a home not just a house – beautiful, but chocked full of essential products, new things yet to come combined with her personal memories and a lot of love. If anyone new to QVC was in doubt what a genuine lady Alison is, I think that after watching this they would take her to their hearts as much as myself and the other QVC customers have done. We admire her. not just for her encyclopedic knowledge of all things “beauty,” but also for her honesty and caring spirit.

  30. Annette Roberts July 2, 2012 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Thank you for allowing the QVC viewers into your home. It is so nice seeing a home that is lived in, where you just plonk things down…not one of the ‘show homes’ that everyone has these days. A woman to my own heart.
    I especially loved the display cabinet where you kept you grandad’s screwdriver. I have my grandad’s awl, which must be of a similar age. It’s such a shame that a lot of people don’t have their sentimental things on display these days.
    My other half Chris, thinks I’ve got loads of bottles all over the place…can’t wait to show him your bathroom. Hopefully that will keep him quiet about my stash lol!
    Love the ‘butty pincher’, very funny! So glad that my little Westie ‘Bobby’ can’t reach the work tops, although I do have a lovely photo of him sat on the floor looking up at me whilst I was putting his ‘roasty dinner’ out!
    Thanks again Ali
    Annette x

  31. julie thackery July 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm -  Reply

    ali that was sooooo funny i enjoyed it so much you arent as frightening as you are on air sometimes lol when you are telling people off for getting a real suntan lolxxxx

  32. Joanne July 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    LOL! Alison please feed your dogs, they’re hungry! šŸ˜€ So funny, thanks for sharing

  33. Elizabeth Macpherson July 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    aw brill brill brill xxx

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