Well we had the best guests EVER in last week. Perhaps the best behaved too ha ha! Kin and Flora came to model the Hands On Pet Grooming gloves and they caused quite a stir back stage, everyone wanted to come and see them and get a cuddle and give them a stroke. They are both types of Akita and they were incredible, both show dogs and impeccably behaved.
Flora is like a big bear and Kin looks a little fox like and I just fell in love with them. The grooming product by the way is also fantastic as it’s designed just like gloves so that the dog is being stroked, massaged and loved while actually being groomed. Great pressie for any dog owners out there. I can see why dog therapy is so successful as these two visitors put everyone in the most incredibly happy mood, I wish they could be here every day!
Outside of QVC
I had the loveliest of catch-ups with my school friends on Sunday. I still can’t believe we left school over 20 years ago but I’m so glad we have stayed best friends all this time. That history of friendship and school days creates a life-long bond that I don’t think can ever be replicated. We all got together for lunch at my friend Thali’s house with husbands and kids in tow, nine kids to be precise between us, so you can imagine it was a little chaotic!
I had done a supermarket sweep of all the Halloween sweets for us to do a Spooky Sweet Hunt in the garden. Of course the kids went wild for this and were so excited to get outside into the sun and find as much as they could. They had obviously been pre-warned that they wouldn’t be allowed to eat their full swag all in one go!! I got to have baby cuddles with Thali’s youngest, Tabitha. I featured her once when she was a new-born you may remember, well look at the hair on her now, isn’t she the cutest?! I wore my Baukjen Charla Chambray Shirt and the Jersey Polka Dot Trousers.
I feel like I’ve neglected Beauty a little lately but I have just done a recent order of treats for myself and I’m feeling inspired again. I will post plenty of it over the coming weeks as I have new skincare to trial and new make-up to give a proper go with. Firstly I wanted to shake up my eyeliner a little, I generally use an eyeliner pot with a brush and sometimes a pencil. I had however had this Eyeko one on my wish list for a while. I went for the Eye Do Liner.
I first became aware of this brand and liner when Alexa Chung first became the face of it as she is the queen of the liquid liner cat’s eye. I wondered if I would manage to pull off what can be a tricky look though. Well see the results for yourself, I hope you’ll agree that I managed to do it! It is a beautiful fine tip to this pen and the pigment comes out strongly and lasts all day and gives precision to the line. If you make a mistake, which I did, you can wet a cotton bud and erase it and have another go. If you aren’t good with liner then it might not be for you but it’s worth trying to get that perfect feline look.
What I’m wearing
I know that many people think it’s too early for Christmas but I can tell you now, I.AM.NOT.ONE.OF.THEM! I love me some Christmas! I love this time of year, the plans for parties, the chats about what to cook, the family time, the kid’s excitement and of course the winter style. So I have picked a fab outfit for you, although you may have seen it in our winter style looks online already. It looked great on the model and I wanted to see if it would look good on me too as it’s the perfect look for Christmas Day.
It’s a burgundy turtle neck from Joe Browns teamed with an Ombre pleated skirt by Nick Verreos. I then went for a very ladylike finish with the Clarks patent Laina Rae Court Shoe. These aren’t a ridiculous height so great for party season when you’re perhaps doing a lot of standing at drinks parties or even dancing! I will definitely be wearing this skirt with chunky knits too, the turtle neck will go with my jeans and the shoes also look fantastic with cropped trousers, so all in all this whole outfit will get a lot of wear all year. What do you think?
I’ve got to sign off now as I have to get home to the kids and get packed to head off to Margate for the rest of half term. I can’t wait to show the kids around the place I spent much of my childhood so expect lots of pictures in next week’s blog! I know I’ve been slack on my recipes for you but I will make sure to get back to that really soon, it’s just been a lot to juggle lately! You know what it’s like sometimes. Let me know what you’re getting up to and as always keep up with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
See you next week.