August celebrations, The Monkees and the key to a smooth face!


My love of animals was hard to refuse on my birthday, so Austen took me out to the West Midlands Safari Park. We had a fabulous dinner later that evening at Hotel du Vin in Birmingham – always delicious food, impeccable service and a complimentary glass of fizz from the Manager too. Cute!

Marverine on her birthday

Austen on his birthdayAusten’s birthday was equally exciting – I took him to see a groovy local band called SOULEDOUT2FUNK. The venue was packed, the lads brought the house down, and the following weekend we saw Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork from The Monkees and their superb six-piece band at the fabulous Moseley Folk Festival in Birmingham – a dry night, fun, frolics and wonderful music.

The guys haven’t lost their touch that’s for sure. I found a video snippet that a member of the public filmed that same night. Recognise the song?!




Remember last time I asked you about how your skin is doing? I was looking forward to re-stocking on my Sarah Chapman skincare because of the positive effect. Well the one thing I like to use with my cleanser (as opposed to just a cleansing cloth or mitt) is a Magnitone cleansing brush.

I use it at least three nights a week and my skin is so much softer and smoother as a result. If you’ve not tried using it before then you’re in for a treat tomorrow Tuesday 22nd September, when it will be our Today’s Special Value offer (item 401173).

It’s a handheld device using sonic technology to softly cleanse and exfoliate your skin like no other. You can use it in the shower too. It comes with different brushes so you can tailor your cleansing and is a must if you’ve found cleansing a chore in the past.

Magnitone cleansing brush

When I do my cleanse I get comfy in my PJs – and I do have a penchant for Carole Hochman! I’ve got two sets in purple and a fuchsia pink nightshirt pack. The good news is Michelle D’Ercole will be back with me on Wednesday at midnight to launch an Autumn TSV which I think you’re going to love. My lips are sealed but stay tuned and get cosy with us both! Keep an eye on my Facebook page for a teaser!

Where to find me on QVC…

Wednesday 23rd September

12 midnight – launch of Heavenly Seepwear by Carole Hochman Today’s Special Value

5pm – Love to Cook: Cook’s Essentials

7pm – Yong Kim Fashion Designs

Stay in touch, I do love hearing from you live on air as well as when you don’t see me, feel free to Tweet me (@TVMarv) and Facebook ( or Instagram me ( anytime!


  1. Heather Blaber September 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marv
    What busy birthday’s you and Austen have had. Seeing your video at the concert of the Monkees at the Folk Festival has brought back many memories because I was a BIG Monkees fan. Peter Tork was my favourite, I think because he was so shy. I never missed a show on the TV, and bought absolutely everything that was published. When Peter came over to the UK for the first time, I didn’t recognise him at the many interviews the band had. He looked so gaunt. Taking drugs and being an alcoholic hasn’t done him any good. I just managed to get the TSV this morning. I have had a Clarisonic for about three years, which I bought as a TSV from QVC. Its still going strong, but one brush costs over £20. So I’ll put it on one side and use this when it arrives.

    Look forward to seeing you on air again

    Take care

    Heather x

  2. Marverine Cole September 30, 2015 at 10:21 am -  Reply

    Tell you what Heather, you and my hubby would be in great company re The Monkees – saw them on Loose Women the weekend b4 the gig and they were on good form. Brilliant concert. I love live music gig.
    Glad you got your Magnitone Lucid – it is pretty nifty and does wonders for your skin, doesn’t it?
    And thanks so much for the birthday wishes – one year older but definitely NO wiser! lolz
    lots of lovexxxxx

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