The Beauty Insider Blog: Beauty Day is coming, plus incredible NIOD skincare


I can’t believe this is my first blog in July! Where is the time going?

We’ve got a great show lined up for you this evening, but first I wanted to share a great way to use a selection of Caudalie products for a bespoke, at-home facial that’s perfect for this time of year.

Apply the Instant Detox Mask to your nose and chin to help clear pores and perfect the look of blemishes, and then smooth on a generous layer of the Glycolic Peel (part of the four-piece Piece Day & Night Skincare Collection) to brighten, unify and tone dull, discoloured areas.

It’s a great set pre-wedding make-up and will really suit normal-combination skin types, although I think everyone could benefit from this!

A summer essential from Eyeko

Coming up tonight we have the fabulous Eyeko Sport Mascara in our Beauty Insider show. It’s great for applying on top of mascara to make it water-resistant, and it’s also something to keep in your gym bag or travel bag in humid, muggy weather. The brush, unlike previous formulas, helps you build and curl your lashes, and it offers a modern formula to create a lengthened, fashion look. A must-have for the summer.

A special NIOD offer, just for today!

This comes to us at a really amazing price, packed with perfect products for this time of year, and it’s easy to add to your existing routine.

I would say this a great kit for getting in on the layering skincare trend in a very light way – it even works on hot, muggy skin. It’s also a lovely option if you have a naturally oily skin too.

One of the heroes in the set is MMHC, or Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex. You can apply this right up to your delicate eye area, so if you want something very light that won’t disturb your make-up, you can use this instead of, or use less of your original eye cream, to get a comfortable, light finish. It’s also great for holiday squinting wrinkles or dehydration from long-haul flights.

NIOD founder Brandon will be with me on Facebook Live today! He’s the brains behind the whole Deciem brand, which houses NIOD, The Ordinary, Stemm, Fountain and so many more. Here’s a great blog we previously published featuring a breakdown of all the Deciem ranges we stock at QVC.

A few words on our Product of the Month and Supersize of the Month

Gatineau Product of the Month: this Gatineau mask offers a true salon technique, and it’s very rare to get a firming mask – most brands can’t do this, even in-treatment. This gives you the feeling of a tightening gauze without any fabric. The Firmilift technology helps to keep your skin feel tighter, firmer and more toned, across the whole of your skin. It’s a real specialist skin secret and even if you want a slightly tighter look pre-make-up, you can use this.

You can use this three times a week, but don’t use it if you only have a couple of minutes! You need 20-30 minutes – here’s my trick: air-dry your skin using the Dyson CoolShot function to make sure your skin is completely dry, without stripping your skin or leaving it feeling uncomfortable.

Percy & Reed Supersize of the Month: I feel like Paul and Adam created a totally new product when they created the Wonderbalm (available just for July in a great supersize). It offers the benefits of a make-up primer for your hair. They needed an instant perfecter so hair looked immediately glossy, smooth and shiny, just like a primer would over pores. When you pop it on, distribute evenly onto damp hair – even if you don’t use their shampoo or conditioner, you will see a difference.

Always blow dry as this gives you the true wow factor! You’ll find that the width of each hair strand looks even and polished, with a really healthy sheen. It makes hair look so good it could be fake! A really clever product to have in your beauty arsenal. It also repels dirt, great and dust, so your blow dry lasts longer.

Our Summer Beauty Festival is nearly here!

Saturday 22nd July is going to be a day jam-packed with great offers and launches, with shows from some of our most well-known brands, including Molton Brown, Babyliss, Beauty Bioscience, Tan-Luxe, Deciem, OPI, Gatineau, Laura Geller and more.

Don’t forget to check out QVC’s Facebook page and my Facebook page, where you’ll find even more amazing content. You can also send me your comments on Twitter! Let me know in the comments if you’ve discovered The Beauty Stash too.

There’s plenty more beauty goodness to be found at 8pm this evening, so tune into QVC Live to enjoy a show jam-packed with the best products, experts and brands, so you can give your collection a fabulous update.

Ali x


  1. Petrenna Canavan July 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi there, ive just watched qvc beauty and there was a benefit set shown for around £15.56 or £15.65 or similar but ive come on line here and cannot find it. Help!!!!

  2. Sandra Simpson July 28, 2017 at 2:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi. I hope you can help me. I am getting married in September this year. I usually wear Bare minerals as my foundation. I am getting the dreaded hot flushes. Could you recommend a foundation that is water proof and stay proof. Many thanks. Sandra

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