Birthdays, new hair and great offers!


Hello, I hope you’ve had a good week since we last caught up. My Izzy turned five this weekend, bless her. It’s usually a very emotional time for me. I always sob as we light the candles and sing. Izzy arrived into the world five weeks early and weighed just 5lbs. Unknown to us her oesophagus hadn’t formed, which meant she was unable to feed. These babies are called TOF babies. Izzy had a successful surgery and was home in two weeks, but she is left with issues that mean we have to be careful of her choking.

So every birthday I always think how close we came to losing her, and I normally have a blub as we sing. This year I didn’t have time to cry! Iz shares her birthday with a lovely friend called Maya so we did a joint birthday party. It was crazy! We thought 30 children were coming, there were more like 40! We had just enough cake, thanks to my friend’s forward thinking to buy an extra one. We ran out of party bags… which the children were not happy about… oh the shame! But the princess we hired did the most wonderful games with them, a bit of dancing and a bit of singing. The girls had a great time. I was exhausted! Never again! Next year we are going to cinema and for a pizza!


All the build up to the party has made for a very happy household this week. I’m happy that my hair colour is sorted. I’ve gone plum, and I’m glad to put all of that hair palaver behind me. Hooray!

I know I mentioned Philip Kingsley in my last blog, but I’m obsessed and I need to tell you of an upcoming TSV on the Sunday 28th. It’s a limited edition set that smells of Rhubarb and Elderflower. It’s gorgeous! Plus you get a fragranced Elasticizer in the set too. Not only is it incredible value but it’s on Easy Pay too! The Elasticizer is loaded with lots of protein to help the hair shaft, so I’ll have to wait a few weeks to use it as I’ve just had colour put in… but I can’t wait! I know my hair will drink all the goodness up. If you have coloured, dry or lack lustre hair you do REALLY need to try Philip Kingsley.

I was talking to my lovely babysitter the other night and I noticed her eyelashes, you couldn’t not notice them, they were practically touching her eyebrow and she wasn’t wearing any mascara! I asked her what she was using and she told me Revitalash. I honestly couldn’t believe the results! So I’ve got some! And I don’t like my thin eyebrows so I’ve got the set that also has the eyebrow conditioner. I’ve started using it today, and I can’t believe how quick and easy it is! I will post the results as soon as they appear. I’m very excited.

I’ve been looking for a new foundation, I think this can be as hard as finding the right pair of jeans! Some don’t last as long as you want, don’t deliver the right coverage, wipe off, sink into the creases in your skin or appear drying. Well HELLO BECCA!!! Their Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation gives me the subtle dewy-ness I’ve been looking for. The texture is so soft and creamy, and the bottle is very beautiful with a pipette that measures out what you need. We have a fabulous TSV on the way from Becca on Thursday 1st Feb that includes this beautiful foundation. It’s a five-piece set with brightening and illuminating products for every part of your face. Simply stunning. Light is at the heart of every product they develop and the quality of their range and the beautiful packaging is why they are firm favorites of make-up artists and beauty bloggers across the globe.

My ongoing love of changing things up in our home is continuing, this week I took up the laminate flooring in our hall and discovered these gems! I can’t believe they were covered up. So I’ve now got to find a lovely ‘man what can’ – or woman – to restore them to their former glory! Scott is quite tolerant of my constant house fiddling, there’s just a lot of eye rolling and mumbling about ‘how long is it going to take?’ I will of course show you the finished results when it’s done.

This week I’ve mentioned a couple of TSVs in my blog, but as you may or may not know, we also have The Big Deals, similar, except that they run for a week, or until stocks last. Next week we have a Denim & Co long-sleeved tunic, a Yankee Candle large jar duo and a Double Cleanse & Prep collection from DHC.

If you want to find out more about the DHC beauty set then take a look at this…

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On Thursday 1st February at 6pm we will be simulcasting on Facebook with the wonderful women behind Beauty Mart, Millie Kendall MBE from Ruby & Millie make-up, and Anna- Marie Solowij, former beauty director of British Vogue. Their knowledge about the beauty industry is unrivalled, and they will only be recommending products they truly believe in. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for their show as they’re bringing us such exciting premium ranges!  Make sure to put 6pm Mon-Fri in your diaries for our live beauty shows on QVC Beauty!

Have a wonderful week.

Alex Xx

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