I know I’m hardly known as the queen of gadgets however, with as busy a life as anyone, I certainly appreciate the little gizmos (and the not so little ones too) that make life a little easier, or save me a bit of time – so here’s my favourite ones for this year followed by a favour to ask of you …. (I can’t do a blog without talking about a bit of fashion SOMEWHERE!) Ok so here goes on the gadgets ….
Dyson hairdryer (PS it’s on 4 easy pay at the mo!)
I’m sorry, this isn’t a little gadget or gizmo, it’s a biggie I know but it has saved me SOOO much time (and hair?!) this year. My blow dry time is now around 15 minutes start to finish whereas it used to take me more than double that so I am delighted! Not only that, my hair was really beginning to break badly and it’s made a huge difference, my hairdresser even commented on it a couple of months ago – so yay, a larger financial outlay than some, but I would have to say it’s truly earned its keep in its first year!
Well, this is our new little best friend! As many of you know, we are now caring for my Mum who is long term disabled and broke her ankle earlier in the autumn. She was terrified at the concept of “Alexa” when she first moved in with us however within minutes they became the best of friends! Mum does still shout at her a little loudly (like she’s calling up the stairs even though she’s just next to her), and I think she will forever say please and thank you to her which I love – but Alexa keeps her entertained when she’s not up for reading or chatting, plays music to her when she can’t sleep, gives her weather updates, medication reminders and anything else she requires which is absolutely wonderful. I’ll do anything to see a smile on my lovely Mum’s face and Alexa helps a treat!
Now this is an interesting one because I’ve not been fussed about all this since it was launched but there are 2 aspects that I’ve really enjoyed since taking the plunge – tempted by the colour scheme and clearance price I might add! Firstly, it buzzes on my wrist when my phone is ringing which means, I can keep my phone in my bag and on silent – I love that! I find phones are so all singing all dancing amazing these days but because they are multi-talented, we do EVERYTHING on them and that fact, I find quite intrusive, so I am trying hard to keep it out of sight. Having the fitbit tell me on my wrist that someone is calling me means I can pick up a call (if I want to) but the rest of the time I can leave my phone be – unless I’m choosing to be on social media of course! The other thing is the step counting – not that I’m competitive or anything but I am linked up with my brother and the rivalry is quite hilarious!
Magnitone vibra-sonic make up blending brush – see the QVC Homepage on Monday!
Now this is a wee bit unfair as it’s not available until Monday however I have LOVED trying it out. I’m a huge fan of sonic technology, I just love the feel of it on my skin or on my teeth (my Sonicare toothbrush, not this one!) I find it totally invigorating which at this time of year is particularly necessary so for me again this is a multi-tasker. It does its job of blending make up amazingly, but it also makes my skin feel incredible and for that I just love it. It’s like having a wee little face massage which just isn’t the kind of thing I tend to do myself! Not only that, it’s designed by the adorable Paul Herrington, celebrity make-up artist and all round lovely chap!
Here’s the bit which I need your help with…
Onwards and upwards, we are heading toward 2019 at a pace, this blog has been about gadgets which as I said at the beginning, isn’t what I’m particularly known for however, fashion – well you know that’s my bag and with that in mind, I’m brainstorming some ideas for a new show in 2019 so thought I might put it out there to you. Is there a type of fashion/style show that you would like to see us do on QVC that we don’t do yet? I’m just thrashing a few ideas around and was wondering from your perspective at home, if there is something we can put together that might be helpful for you, or entertaining, or possibly (and preferably) both?
Thanks ever so much, happy Christmas and catch up soon
Love as always