Summer is here – let the sun shine!


Wow! I can’t believe it’s July already, and the summer is really heating up. This always seems to be such a stupidly busy time of year, and this year seems to be busier than ever!

We have just started the rounds of university visits for my son Taylor, which is all very scary. He has just finished his first year of sixth form and although he is 6’2” and quite hairy, his face, to me, still looks about 10 years old! So all a bit exciting, but daunting at the same time. Some of you long-term viewers may remember he made his QVC debut at two weeks old in his little sailor suit! Crikey how time flies.

Taylor is currently playing his saxophone in Disneyland Paris as we speak with his school jazz band and once he is back sits his jazz performance music diploma exam, so all quite serious stuff. Unfortunately on the same day my daughter, Cassidy has her singing exam at the same music college. Luckily she is first thing in the morning and Taylor is in the afternoon, but I’ll be the frazzled taxi mum doing the round trip for each of them, and getting them back to school in between.

Once the exams are over and school ends, Cassidy has her dancing school show which is always so enjoyable. It is such a high standard and it’s the school I used to go to, so for me it brings back so many memories. Straight after the shows finish we have the All England Dance competition finals in London, which take us into August.

I’m hoping at some point after that I get a holiday! I am certainly armed and ready with my Ultrasun, which I honestly think is the best that you can buy.

You may see Ultrasun when you are out and about shopping on the high-street as the brand is getting so much press now – but make sure you check out our offers, because we get some amazing deals.

Abi Cleeve is our Ultrasun expert, and has been bringing the range to QVC for many years. The products are made in Switzerland by experts in the suncare field, and it’s important to me to have that expert protection for myself and my family especially, when you hear devastating stories of how sun damage can affect you in later life.

The great thing about Ultrasun is that it’s such a pleasure to use. A really simple once a day application, in normal situations, is all you need and even the 50+, when used on my face, leaves no chalky white residue whatsoever. It really is sophisticated suncare, giving ultimate protection. Even better, you can still get an amazing tan!

I’ve converted all my friends now too, as once tried, you would never go back to a supermarket brand. I’ve never understood why people who spend a fortune on skincare all year round, use totally inferior SPF in the sunshine when their skin is at its most vulnerable. Don’t forget, the most anti-ageing treatment for your skin is using SPF!

OK, rant over. I’m turning into Abi junior on my soap box again!

On a luxurious note, before I leave you, when you are all safely tanned and gorgeous, why not slip into some sexy underwear? A little bird tells me that Vercella Vita has a stunning Today’s Special Value offer running all day on Monday!


Jilly x


  1. Susan July 12, 2017 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi jilly,
    Good to hear from you. You have 2 very talented children! Sax, singing and dancing. Good luck to both of them. Following in your family footsteps. I hoe you get away on a relaxing break at some point too. You’ll deserve it! You look beautiful as always though before you go anyway.
    Enjoy your summer x

  2. theresa July 13, 2017 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Jilly what a busy mum your going to be with both your children’s exams etc, you will need a break to re charge your batteries. Good luck with looking for a uni for Taylor another step in his life and it wont be long before it’s Caasadiy’s turn. Like you I tell and covert all family a d friends to ultra sun as we only have one skin so should look after it. You have a good week x

  3. Josephine Jennings July 14, 2017 at 7:56 am -  Reply

    Please pass on my good luck message to Taylor and Cassidy. I can only tell you to breathe!!

  4. Jilly July 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi all,
    Thank you for all your support!
    Yes Breathe is great advice!
    Lots of love,
    Jilly X

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