It’s nearly Christmas! I am just loving the festive feel everywhere, especially seeing the houses all lit up at night! I’ve just about finished my gift shopping, so time to relax into the Christmas spirit now.
It was dog Monty’s 1st birthday last week, which has come around fast… it seems he was a tiny puppy a few weeks ago but I don’t know where I’d be without him now. He got a new toy, which he destroyed in seconds, and a bone… likewise!
On the same day as his birthday it was also my cousin’s husband’s birthday and I set about making a big chocolate cake for his party. I made millionaire’s shortbread for it too and then just piled on the choccy! The only picture I got of it was in the fridge though! I often forget to take proper photos of my cake creations although if you have a look back at my Instagram you’ll see a few.
I feel its time to do some festive baking now too… every year I make some cranberry and mulled wine pies with a cinnamon cake top instead of mince pies, as I’m not a huge fan of them. I think it’s time to make some today… I’ll probably eat half of them all to myself! I’d love to hear about your favourite festive treats… I know we have some great ones at QVC.
And speaking of festive treats… it’s very close to the deadline, but you can JUST get things delivered for Christmas if you buy today or tomorrow. Whether it’s a gift or something for yourself to wear for the parties! We’ve actually popped a little treat on the website for some of our Links of London items… they’ve got free P&P! So you can get them home in time for Christmas with no postage charge! Fab! I’ve been wearing these gorgeous love knot style stud earrings and think they are just so elegant.
They’re simple but stand out, because of the 3D shape and design. Great if you want earrings that you can wear for work but also look great for an evening out. They’d look lovely on Christmas day.
Have a look at the other Links of London goodies too as these aren’t the only ones with no P&P charge.
Another exciting thing happening at QVC is that Jessica Nails has launched! I am really happy about thi,s as I have been having Jessica Nails manicures for a long, long time now and I think their products are fantastic. I use the Phenomen Oil when my nails and cuticles need a bit of extra care and the quality of their polish is really high, not to mention the wonderful colours! I really recommend this little set, which comes with a top coat, base coat, Phenomen Oil and a full size coloured nail polish.
There are different options to target different problems. It’s so great if your nails are in need of a bit of TLC but you’ve not much time to care for them. My nails are normally pretty strong but have been quite flaky lately, so its great to be able to use these products at home as well as have my manicurist use them. I chose the “Brittle Nails” option with the lovely light lilac shade called Hush Hush and I’ve had loads of compliments on the colour. Its a nice alternative if you wear pale pink a lot. Make sure you have a browse of the Jessica Nails range on the website and I hope you try them out, as they are one of my favourites.
Now, let’s chat Big Deals. On Style this week we have launched a fab one from Nina Leonard. Its a coatigan that looks so, so classy. Crisp, clean edges and a choice of classic colours along with a really great Big Deal price make this one pretty unmissable for me!
It’ll be perfect for work wear, dressing up to go out or just with jeans and a roll neck… I know for me the cost per wear on this would be super low!
The Beauty Big Deal this week comes from Laura Geller and is a collection to help you get that perfect glowy, dewy look. A perfect last minute gift but also a great set to get a luscious New Year look for yourself too.
And finally, the Christmas Big Deal is the Vibroslim uWalk Foldable Motorised Treadmill. This is great if you want to get moving a bit more, but don’t have much space and don’t fancy driving to a gym. Its foldable too, so it can be stored neatly away when its not being used, which is so handy as not all of us are lucky enough to have enough room to have exercise equipment out all the time.
That’s it from me blog-wise until the New Year – 2019! This year has been the fastest ever with lots of ups and downs and I am so pleased it led me to QVC, as I am really enjoying my time here. Pretty sure next year will be a fabulous one as I carry on here at the Q – oh, and of course, there’s the small detail that I will be getting married!! All very exciting. I’ll be on QVC Style Friday and Saturday this week and on New Year’s Eve, but I would just like to say to you all that I hope you have a very merry Christmas and enjoy every minute, however you celebrate.