Father Christmas, I promise I’ve been good!


I promised I’d be back soon and as I’ve been trapped inside and unable to get to QVC (drama, drama!) with the snowfall we had it’s been the ‘perfect’ moment to write my blog.

I have so enjoyed looking through our website and am head over heels with so many lovely things… so I’ve compiled a little list of delicious ideas perhaps to just help with this last minute skedaddle into Christmas! Maybe as gift ideas or what you wish for from Father Christmas himself (if you’ve been good enough…!!!) Some are “blow it” kind of prices and others more manageable, who knows what kind of Christmas is on the cards, let’s aim high I say!!!

And I promised I would let you know my thoughts about the Perfection Lumiére Collection from Gatineau. Ideas first… and then Gatineau.

BundleBerry trunks

LOVE LOVE LOVE and can’t resist this BundleBerry by Amanda Holden collection of two metal trunks, a perfect and cheery way to help organise once the Christmas decs are down and life looks a tad dreary!! My top favourite shade is Yellow.

BundleBerry cocktail glasses

I heard that mocktails would be the drink of choice in 2018 and certainly as we approach January lots of us will be saying ‘no’ to the alcohol, so let’s make those mocktails the most appealing they can be in Amanda’s set of glasses. I love these and they’d make such a great gift… for me!

Faux fur fashion

Now you will know I adore Le Pom!! Pom Poms rock in my book , so this Pia Rossini scarf (above left) totally makes me happy and what beautiful soft colours! Look at this utterly scrumptious faux fur (above right), it’s just the loveliest perky blue shade which makes it fresh and fun in equal measures, I think it’s an instant mood booster.

Lulu Guinness

And now for the “good girls” among us! Maybe Father Christmas will pop this in our stocking??!! It’s a little larger than a ‘normal’ red lipstick and oh sooooo glamorous, a keep-forever kind of bag from Lulu Guinness, it will totally make the outfit I assure you!

Jewellery collage


Or how about REAL diamond studs (above left) with a huge price reduction, it’s THE time to do it. Failing that, grab a STEAL with Diamonique 100 facets (above right) for under £50.

Marvel speaker

Tom would love this Marvel Bluetooth speaker, it really made me smile when I saw it. His room is his castle and he often retreats to listen to his music in there so this would be fabulous for a Marvel fan… a happy boy!

Bang & Olufsen speaker

For those who fancy a “splash out” piece of technology, look no further than this beauty! How stylish is it… and remember with our 30 day Money Back Guarantee you get to try this B&O speaker to your heart’s content, so ignore the price and enjoy the chance to ease through the payments thanks to QVC ‘s super-duper interest-free Easy Pays instalments! (Thank goodness!)


I spotted this fabulous demo above by Ruth, our gorgeous guest for Becca, she’s showing the Beauty Pick of the Month. I thought I’d pop it up here on my blog as I love Becca and find the products are beautiful in texture without being overly heavy or difficult to use for that matter. So a primer’s job is to hold make-up true and provide the best base for foundations etc…with all these hours in the day and more and more in the diary this Christmas to look good for, I thought yup that’ll be for me! Minimise pores? Give a better complexion? Thank you YES! I’ll have that for Christmas please! Don’t forget a Beauty Pick of the Month has no P&P so it really is the best time to try.

And finally a perfect beauty Christmas gift idea…


“It takes years to perfect our formulas… seconds to perfect your skin.” Now there’s a great statement I thought, and never a truer word spoken as I have had the opportunity to try the upcoming Today’s Special Value offer from Gatineau which features the new and brilliant serum and eye contour cream.


First of all, these two from the Perfection Ultime range are brand new and I have loved them (I’ll tell you more in a moment!) plus the collection also contains Floracil Plus, your awesome yet gentle make-up remover AND the chance to get a really bespoke skincare collection as you can choose your perfect version from three fabulous moisturisers…

Either head to
1- Age Benefit, the top selling anti ageing restorative moisturiser, great to firm and smooth, and lovely if you are a drier skin.
2- Perfection Ultime, a lighter weight option for those of you who are looking to boost radiance along with smoothing the look of the wrinkles and improve texture too.
3- Melatogenine Aox Probiotics, it is rich and hydrating, helping to plump your skin and boost its natural defences whilst smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Now back to the newbies…
New to us and only available with QVC, it was soooooo TOP SECRET that I received a little silver envelope with two little pots in, no ingredients or info, just the instructions to TRY ME!!!
Well, as I know and trust Gatineau implicitly I jolly well did just that and I sooo enjoyed BOTH the energising serum and the miracle eye contour cream.

Firstly, my skin felt velvety and smooth on application of the Radiance Energising Concentrate, there was no heaviness at all (so don’t worry about your skin feeling trapped) it was silky, light and absorbed speedily. My skin looked bright and clear and that was even before I topped it off with moisturiser! I love that serums can penetrate so quickly and more deeply into the skin, I just must remind you all that the serum’s job is completely different to that of the moisturiser so please always remember to complete with one!

Now the eye contour cream was indeed a miracle… it’s unexpectedly coloured which toned incredibly with my skin, providing just enough brightness to lesson the dark shadows, but didn’t look at all artificial or overly light. The incredibly intelligent formula left my under eye feeling moisturised (that stood up to a whole day of wear and my eye area was still soft to the touch) and for me it actually replaced my under eye concealer, which can sometimes make me look older and more tired (I actually nearly wrote tireder !!!), even though it’s meant to make me look brighter, fresher and more awake!
I found the colour became ‘me’ after gently (’tis the eye area after all!) stroking it in, it went from a pale shade to my skin colour… amazing!

It’s been a wonderful trial and I’m now truly pleased to have the actual samples in my hands and have decided that two of my family will be unwrapping this as their Christmas gift this year! The TSV is on Sunday 17th but you will be able to pre-order at the special price on Friday 15th, so I thought you may like the ‘heads up’ from me so you can plan your gifts, wish lists, and ‘just because I’m worth it’ lists!!!

Lots of festive love to you all,
Claire xxx

1 Comment

  1. Eileen December 21, 2017 at 8:54 am -  Reply

    Happy Christmas Claire to you and your family hope you all have a great day Godbless xx one happy QVC customer.

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