Ten of the Best in Beauty… for me that is!


In celebration of the reduced £1.95 P&P on all beauty products for the whole of June, we Presenters were asked to list our favourite ten beauty products on our blogs. No problem, I thought, until I realised that I have many more than ten!

So, I’m going to be a bit naughty and do ten ‘face’ products this week and ten ‘hair, body and nails’ products next week. Do you think I could get away with doing ten favourite make-up products the week after? Or is that pushing it?

Beauty Month

I’ll come on to that shortly, but I thought I would start this week’s blog with a blast from the past. While flicking through Twitter this week (I’m JuliaRobertsTV if you’d like to follow me) I noticed a tweet from Cheryl Baker, of Bucks Fizz fame, mentioning me. It was in connection with the 1980 Song for Europe group, The Main Event, which I was involved in. Someone had spotted a compilation video of Song for Europe shows on YouTube which included us.

Bless her, in her tweet she referred to me as the ‘queen’ of QVC – that has a nice ring to it! I’ve known Cheryl for almost forty years, and in my early presenting career at a cable television channel in Croydon (where Debs Flint and I first met) she came onto my show as a guest, despite it being her birthday… she’s definitely one of the ‘good un’s’ in showbiz.

Song for Europe 1980This screen shot above shows a young Cheryl and Terry, the lead singer, with me lurking in the background in the green outfit. I made that jumpsuit and the one for the other backing singer, Josie. For anyone who is remotely interested, we were placed last with our song, ‘Gonna Do My Best to Please You’ so obviously we didn’t please many people.

A lot of my week has been spent working on the structural edits for book 2 in the DCI Rachel Hart series, but I gave myself a day off on Saturday to go over to my daughter Sophie’s for a barbecue. It was a beautiful sunny day and I really enjoyed ‘shooting some hoops’ in their back garden, although I must admit to being pretty useless despite having played netball in my school days. We stayed to watch the Champions League Final – congratulations to Liverpool… half of our call centre and warehouse in Knowsley will be delighted with the result… the blue half maybe not so.

Talking of football, do you recognise the young man front right in this old photo? Yes, it’s Gareth Southgate when he was a youth team player at Crystal Palace. Bad luck to England in last night’s game – if only the Lingard goal hadn’t been a centimetre offside.

Gareth Southgate

So, the time has come for my beauty must-haves of the moment – my favourites do change from time to time but these are the current Top Ten:

Speaking of Ultrasun, next week’s Big Deal on the QVC Beauty Channel is the Ultrasun Sun Protection 4 Piece Anti-Pigmentation Collection (234641) – it includes a supersize of the Anti Pigmentation Face SPF 50+ and also the Hand SPF 30, Eye Protection SPF 30, and Lip Protection SPF 30 priced at £41.98 and also with only £1.95 P&P.

Ultrasun Big Deal

And while on the subject of £1.95 P&P, everything on-air over our two-day fashion event is also at the reduced P&P rate. I am on-air with Lola Rose (the brand of Today’s Special Value) at 3pm, then Fashion on Friday with Jolie Moi at 5pm and the follow on show on the Style channel with Glen Campbell.

We have lots of new items in that show but at the same time we are also launching Monsoon on the main channel with Alex. I wore a couple of the dresses on air yesterday. The Tea Dress  has no stretch, so I ordered a size 14, but the jersey dress I ordered in the small and it’s a good fit.

Tomorrow’s TSV is a nice, simple WynneLayers dress with side splits. It’s in the viscose jersey so perfect for warmer summer days. I’m not actually on air with it but I do have two Butler & Wilson shows tomorrow. B&W World at 4pm followed by Butler & Wilson jewellery at 5pm – I hope you can join me for both.WynneLayers Sleeveless Midi Dress with Pockets Thanks so much to those of you who have sent in birthday cards – very kind of you.

Speak soon

Julia xx


  1. Gina June 8, 2019 at 7:57 am -  Reply

    Congratulations on the book launch!! I really like the Tea Dress but unsure on sizes. I’m a 34F so thinking the 14 maybe too big with the type of material and 42 inch measurement. I’m also an apple shape but struggle if it is too baggy at the top, as it wouldn’t sit right. I’m normally a high street 14-16. Does look great on you. Also, your hair Julia…it’s looking great, not sure what the change is, maybe darker and longer style, either way looks great.

    • Julia Roberts June 26, 2019 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

      Hi Gina
      Apologies for the delay in getting back to you – it’s been a demanding couple of weeks!
      Re the tea dress – I think it depends on your actual measurement rather than your bra size. With no stretch, you need to allow about three inches for movement. The size 14was just big enough for me on the bust and I am usually a hig Street 12 or 14 depending on the brand. Hope that helps.
      Thanks for the compliment about my hair – it is quite a bit longer than usual and I think I had just had my colour done.
      Julia x

  2. anne graham June 9, 2019 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia could you tell me what nail varnish you were wearing on Saturdays Butler and Wilson show? it was a lovely pink/peach shade, love watching the show with you and Simon!!

    • Julia Roberts June 26, 2019 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

      Hi Anne
      So pleased you enjoyed the show with myself and Simon. As it was a couple of weeks ago, I can’t actually remember the name of the nail polish I was wearing but it was an OPI one – it could have been ‘kiss me I’m Brazilian’
      Julia x

  3. Julie Thorogood June 9, 2019 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    Happy Birthday Julia. Hope you have a lovely day and a happy and healthy year. Looking forward to the release of your next book this week.xx.

    • Julia Roberts June 26, 2019 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

      Hi Julie
      Thanks for the birthday wishes …. seems absolutely ages ago! I was busy editing book 2 during the day but we had a lovely meal out in the evening.
      I wonder if you’ve read Little Girl Missing yet? If so, I hope you liked it.
      Julia x

  4. DARRYL June 10, 2019 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    Happy Birthday Julia, I share the same birthday too. I love the fact that I share my birthday with THE QUEEN OF QVC and H.R.H PRINCE PHILIP. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US ALL!!!!!!

  5. Janet Hood June 10, 2019 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday Julia x

    • Julia Roberts June 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm -  Reply

      Hi Darryl,
      I hope you had a fabulous birthday. Yes we share with Prince Philip and sometimes it is the Queen’s official birthday too – we are in good company
      Julia x

    • Julia Roberts June 26, 2019 at 12:52 pm -  Reply

      Thanks very much for the birthday wishes, Janet. We had a lovely family meal out to celebrate
      Julia x

  6. Kim Eaglestone June 10, 2019 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Happy birthday.
    I really struggle to find dresses that I like and that fit well. Please can you tell me who makes the fern pattern dress that you were wearing on air yesterday (sunday)?
    Thank you so much

    • Julia Roberts June 26, 2019 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

      Hi Kim
      Thanks for the birthday wishes – the dress was Alton Gray and is from QVC
      Julia x

  7. ANNETTE ROBERTS June 10, 2019 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia, Wishing my fellow Gemini girl a very Happy ’10 June’ Birthday and hope you have a fabulous day with lots of cards, pressies and of course the obligatory scrummy chocolate cake washed down with a little glass of wine too!
    It’s been a lovely day weather wise, gorgeous sunshine with my birthday spent in Mid Wales at Lake Vyrnwy with a lovely lunch in the brasserie at the Hotel overlooking the lake, followed by a walk with Chris and Bailey…heaven! Nice to get away from the rain, although it was still here when we got back home!!
    Good luck with your book only another 4 days to go, very exciting for you…can’t wait for my copy!
    love Annette xx

    • Julia Roberts June 26, 2019 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

      Hi Annette,
      I’m glad you had sunshine where you are – it poured from dawn until dusk here but it didn’t dampen my spirits, I had a lovely day.
      Have you started reading Little Girl Missing yet?
      Julia x

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