‘Keep young and beautiful’


LasagneThis week is a busy old one for me – I'll be bringing you a lovely Kipling TSV this Friday and then this weekend we turn over our schedules to the wonderful world of beauty – it's on Saturday and Sunday, so Beauty fans get ready.

In preparation for that, my one-to-one consult with our very own Alison Young was aired on the Beauty Channel. But if you missed it, here it is…



I know many of you would give your eye teeth to get some personal time with Alison in this way, so apologies is you're envious right now. I've already started on a much improved facial cleansing regime and I'm seeing results in my face already. It already looks much more healthy, less pock-marked and my open pores are less noticeable.

We've got our exciting customer event, the Beauty Bash, happening in London this week and I'll be there this Thursday. If you're coming along, then do please come and say HELLO. I'm looking forward to seeing all the brands we have here on QVC as much as you are, because I'm still getting to know some. It's going to be fabulous!

My Diet Chef progress

I've been on Diet Chef a week and had a fun show with Izzy Cameron from Diet Chef last Friday morning. On the first night when I had Lasagne for dinner, Austen did a double-take at my plate because he couldn't quite believe that I was allowed Lasagne on a diet. It's easy to follow, all you have to do is choose the meals you want that work well for you that day and make sure you add in your required dairy intake (milk, yoghurt or cheese) and also your 5 a day fruit and vegetables. Not difficult at all.

This week the foods I've enjoyed the most have been the Thai Curry and the Mild Chicken Tikka Masala – I'm glad it was mild because I'm not one for massively spicy food but I love flavoursome food, and that's what Diet Chef gives me. So I weighed myself this morning, exactly seven days after my very first weigh-in and I've lost 2lbs! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! That's the first weight loss in 14 years through a diet. I'm chuffed to bits, to say the least. Over the moon, really. Even after taking a day off it because Austen came to London to see me. I made sure I ate fish and chips, cutting off a lot of the batter and only eating a handful of chips. I didn't add ketchup or mayonnaise, which is what we usually do!

So give it a try if you're thinking of trying to slim down a bit, you can find the 28 day hamper here. I'm going to take it on into February because I want long-term and more sustainable weight loss. The Auto Delivery option means you get hamper every 28 days for up to a year. That way you don't miss out on meals and you've always got everything you need in stock. If you go up to 5 months with it, we send you the 5th box for free (you just pay for your postage). Saying that, you can also opt out at anytime but it just means you get it for the same price each month (£139.66) because we can only keep that price while we have the stocks in. No telling when that price will go up. If you're going to take up the challenge to, then GO FOR IT. It's well worth it! I'll update you again next week.


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Where you can find me this week

Monday 20th January

  • 9am – The Morning Show (me & Simon Biagi)
  • 11am – Dennis Basso Boutique (join me and one of New York’s hottest celebrity clothes designers live in the studio showcasing his ridiculously luxurious faux fur coat range)
  • 1pm – Susan Graver Style Outlet (superb sale prices on stylish pieces from this exciting range)

Friday 24th January

  • 6pm – VAX Home Cleaning (an hour packed with products from one of Britain’s best-selling vacuum cleaning brands)
  • 10pm – Accessories by Kipling (indulge with Marie-Francoise Wolff & I as we take you through some delectable purses, accessories and handbags from this fantastic range, produced in Belgium)
  • 11pm – Vitamix (see this terrific whole-food blender in full-on action, demonstrating why this might well become the most-used appliance in your kitchen. Healthy meals a-go-go!)

Don't forget that when I'm not on-air at QVC, you can find me on Twitter or on my Facebook page. I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you've bought from us or anything you want to tell me, so come over and say HELLO anytime!!


  1. Beth January 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marverine,
    I hope you enjoyed the Beauty Bash and aren’t too tired today. The photos of you all look great!
    I’m really sorry to hear about your friends’ Labrador. Like everyone too, I’m just hoping that Scruncher is found safe and well soon.
    We’ve had “Lettie” our rescue cat nearly a week now. Apart from the first day when she was very unsettled, she’s been fine and is quite a character! As I regularly write to you and Julia on here, I hope you don’t mind me sending a photo c/o both of you.
    All the very best to you and well done on the weight loss,
    Beth XXX.

  2. Christine Jones January 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Mzrverine
    Great to see you on the kipling show Nd wearing a simply gorgeous gold and black top… is it a qvc or can you give us all a heads up on where we can get it.. Just beautiful and realy suits you!!!
    Welcome to qvc
    with love
    Christine xxxx

  3. Marverine Cole January 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Beth – news and pictures on the Beauty bash are on their way soon! Poor Jill Franks is missing her Scruncher so so much! We know how heart-breaking it is to lose a pet. I was chatting to her in the dressing room on Friday night and she was overwhelmed by everyone’s support. Fingers crossed he’s home soon. Hey no worries – I can’t wait to see Lettie! From your description she sounds adorable!
    Christine – hello, hun – yes that Gold and Black is Kim & Co (154146). And my red jeans were Diane Gilman ones. Thanks so much for coming to say HELLO. Lovely to hear from you and keep coming back, won’t you?

  4. Christine Jones January 28, 2014 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marverine
    Thank you sooo much for the item no for the top, just orderedd it and cant wait to try it.. Ordered it to wear at my hubby s 60th having a special party celebration at our church ,so looked for something speccial and then saw you wearing the beautiful top.. only hope it looks as good on me as it does on you xxx !!
    Dont get despondent over the healthy eating plan you re on, I only lost pound or half pound a week started last march and i ve lost 1st 11 lbs over the year and its been disheartening when everyone else was losing 5lb a wk!!! but now, i feel a lot better.. Keep going and be encouraged..
    You made me laugh about the popcorn at the pictures… so funny, bless you and thanks for the warning…!!!
    Take care
    love Christine xxx

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