Well the big one is here… the one loads of you have been waiting for and it IS a big one!
Elemis, you’ve done it again! Oh and QVC of course with brilliant value of £46.96 plus P&P and brilliant maximum Easy Pays, which are four monthly instalments with NO added interest in case you’re not a regular QVC shopper.
Watch my unboxing video below to find out… what’s in the box funnily enough!
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There are two choices this year, although let’s not be silly both are delicious and if you can and if you should then you could and you would and you will!
Gift yourself and others, split them up give them individually. So many people I know do this with all our amazing Christmas offers from the big brands. I am going to make sure all of my friends and family know that this offer is available now ahead of the launch of Sunday’s Today’s Special Value.
I will TELL you what’s in the box of course, and my thoughts on the delicious and comforting new Warm Tonka and Vanilla bath and body products, however let’s start with the Micellar Water. This incredibly easy yet efficient cleanser is in a whopping supersize of 400ml. Once your face is cleansed you apply Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, it’s the first time we’ve had both the 30ml size day and the 15ml size Oxygenating Night Cream to be in a set. I have always loved the texture, the smoothness of my skin and how the Night Cream really does seem to add the extra boost overnight making my skin look more refreshed and ready for action!
The bathing (always my preference unless I’m hair washing, you can’t beat a bath, though I’m not a soaker, more a speed bather!!) is a gorgeous experience as the 300ml size of the Warm Tonka and Vanilla feels like a sophisticated milk bath, though even more luxurious, more caramelly (word made up I’m sure) nurturing and warm. I absolutely loved trialling it ahead of this week. I found the body cream (120ml size) so rich and softening, I preferred to use it in the day as I’m having warm nights let’s just say! So to be enveloped in this scent meant I chose no perfume on top, I just trapped the glorious aroma in with my clothes!
My nails and cuticles are RUBBISH at the moment so I need to up my care and the 50ml size of the matching hand cream will have to live with me at all times I think.
The alternative, or ‘as well as’ option, the Frangipani Monoi is a revisit to exotic climes for me, my honeymoon in the Maldives… so if it’s an escape from the November mood required then head to this choice and close your eyes and dream… or book the next holiday! The same skin are is in each box, the same sizes, the same amazing value… you are saving over £115.00 which is astonishing and also a Buy More Save More option is available, basically £4 off if you buy two, £8 off if you buy four etc etc. I wonder which you will choose? And for whom? …
Oh and don’t forget the extension to the normal and wonderful 30-day money back guarantee is extended to the 25th of JANUARY if you are gift giving which is marvellous and confidence-giving I say.
Talking of confidence giving… THIS! Isn’t it super cool, a little biker style and in Kim’s newest pleather fabric which she’s featured now in a number of items very successfully. This jacket will be Friday’s Today’s Special Value with colour choices and the sizes from XS up to 3XL. It’s lightweight, edgy… yet so wearable and can add a little punchiness to a pretty dress making it feel a bit more trendy or youthful dare I say. Perfect to top off the jeans and shirt or sweater look of course and so many leather look or leather jackets can be rather bulky, I think this can be slung on rather as you would a cardigan, an extra layer but a fab, fresh way of doing it… love it! And I love the choices of colour Kim has for us, which shall I choose for Fridays show…
Half term was a quiet one here, well quiet for me… aside from facilitating their plans as Maddie and Joe were perfecting their social lives. Madds was taken to Devon with a friend… lucky lucky girl. Jealous… moi?! Joe alternated between seeing his girlfriend, band practise, long lie-ins and… a little (in my opinion) revision!
Tom had a full time table, I know he needs to be occupied and thrives in others company so he had a mix of group activities which we tap into in the holidays. This heralded a lovely invite to a new friend’s home for an afternoon, it was a huge success. Both boys enjoyed their time together so I feel really positive that good friends will be made here for the future.
I took Tom and Maddie with me to visit my gorgeous Momie, ahead of her birthday. We had some lovely quality time together and she was thrilled the children took the time to come and stay with Grannie. We chatted, shopped and had a delicious meal out, I only got this one picture, even though Maddie lives on her phone and takes outrageously amazing pictures all day every day… I only got this one. Still one is better than none! Happy birthday to my lovely Momie, I love you.
In other news, I succumbed… it was just too perfect for my hair. The Dyson Airwrap arrived today… yes it’s outrageously expensive but the condition of my hair is so important to me. I’m going to blame a lovely lady who I met on Instagram first of all, Charlotte Broadbent (pictured below), and then when she visited QVC. Keep your eyes peeled for her expertise coming soon to QVC Style… anyway she said the words: “Your hair is your USP”. Whilst I sometimes think crikey it’s too much, maybe I should chop.
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I’m told there’s plenty of time for that so I’m justifying my purchase and blaming my USP!!! Just don’t tell Dan.
Right, my gorgeous Gus needs to bound around in this autumnal air, actually me too as a walk outside is a good mood lifter… I’m feeling a little ploppy at the moment and cross with myself for doing so as I have no reason. My friends say I should be kinder to myself and remind me that I’m busy, I’ve been poorly etc etc and that right now I’m at a new stage in life that is one to embrace. I feel kind of redundant and yet constantly needed and tested as a mother (a contradiction in itself I know!) I think it would be a good idea to try to find a few odd random days or hours where I can learn new things or revisit things I used to love. I joined the choir for the Christmas Carol Concert which I’m loving rehearsing for, so that’s a start. I do of course love my dance and ballet class… actually as I write I’m recognising I need to visit the wonderful Goodey who is a Chinese Five Elements Acupuncturist. I’ve mentioned her before as she manages to improve things for me with her skilful use of needles… yup that’s it, I’m in need I’m now going to call her.
I shall look forward to writing joyously all about my latest endeavors next time… but I won’t put pressure on myself. Having the intention is a very good start.
Sending each and every one of you my love and I’ll see you on air on QVC and QVC Style.