These are a few of my favourite things… for winter!


L'Occitane Almond Oil is my must-have in the winter when I shower!! In fact, it's addictive - I hope you got your Almond TSV!!Oh yes, we have had an amazing summer… how happy was I! My body is saying a huge 'Thank you!' to the sun as it just loves the heat, and begging it it to stay – it's not welcoming the cold weather at all! 

Most days I walk around in light gym gear when at home, being that I am in total denial that the morning chill is here but eventually I have to give in… I have never been a fan of layers of clothes or heavy coats.

I was definitely meant to live in a hot climate by the coast, seeing as most days I walk around in light gym gear or in what my husband describes as 'hot pants and a cami'. In fact, it's yoga/pilates pants and a support camisole. But as you'll see below, I am always prepared!

I am always dancing around to music or trying to create a new exercise and I love the feeling when my body is free and comfortable – I guess it's from being a dancer and wearing dance clothes all day every day!

I know the weather has turned when I start craving a hot bath instead of a shower, Emu slippers instead of my Puma summer flipflops and porridge with natural organic honey and half a banana in the morning! In honour of the change of seasons, here are a few of my favourite winter QVC must haves…

Elemis spa candle Elemis Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir

Pictured above are my Elemis essentials! Although I am a candle fanatic I only like beautiful candles with great aromas that create the right mood and I love nothing better than a warm indulgent bath with my Elemis Scent of Spa Candle! Blended with cinnamon, vanilla and orange and beautifully boxed, it really is the perfect Christmas gift. Even better, add a splash of Elemis Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir to your tub: with a herbal tea by my side, I find these two make for the ultimate relaxing bath!

Decleor Body Balm Relax Intense and Creme Exfoliate Decleor Body Glow

I find that my skin (no doubt like yours) needs extra hydration, so Decleor Body Balm Relax Intense and Creme Exfoliate pictured above are a dream to ensure you get super hydrated skin. I use them all year round, once a week, but up the hydration in the winter months. The exfoliator is gentle yet effective and the body balm is so decadent that I just can't resist it. As I love to keep a bit of colour in the winter, Decleor Body Glow never leaves my beauty regime!

Sarah Chapman Overnight Body Treatment Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse

Sarah Chapman's Overnight Body Treatment above is one of my newest finds and is just incredible – a real treat for the body when used once a week! Sarah Chapman's Ultimate Cleanse (also above) keeps the skin super hydrated when cleansing at night and I add either a Vit C course to my regime or boost it with a power-packed moisturiser.

Sarah Chapman's Overnight Hand Treatment Gatineau Futur Plus Face Mask

I find that Gatineau Melatogenine Face Mask (pictured above on the right) applied two or three times a week really helps when combined with an eye mask.

Other fabulous cleansing balms I recommend are Emma Hardie's Amazing Face and Elemis' new Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm. Although I am not a lover of hand cream, Sarah Chapman's Overnight Hand Treatment - pictured on the left above – is just great.

James Read BB tan and face-tan

James Read does the best self-tan for face, whilst the sleep mask is simply superb when left on over night. I also love to use the Daily BB Gradual Tan in Light or Medium as it gives skin a natural healthy glow. Whilst I have yet to try his body self tan, I wll let you know how I find it: if it's anything like the face self-tan I know it will be great!

Although I can't do without my thermals and my Emu slippers, I make sure I always up my vitamin and mineral in-take in the winter. I also change my food shop to ensure my body gets what it needs to survive the QVC bug that hits the presenter team without fail every single year! So far I have managed to escape it!

Here's to keeping healthy and warm during the winter!

Lots of love


  1. Vivienne Wallis October 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    You are so very lucky, so much choice with all the amazing products at QVC. You always look so well, great skin, hair and nails. I love Liz Earle’s Shampoo and Conditioner and all her skin care and perfume, Bare Minerals make up. Also many more products that are available from QVC. Like you I have 2 dogs (Westies) in the past I have owned 2 gorgeous Bulldogs, but not at the same time and completely understand your love of this breed. Keep well.

  2. zoe November 4, 2013 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    I always wonder Jill, in the advert where you advertise QVC, is it your home, just as i see bulldog cushions I tend to beleive its yours! do tell ?
    Interesting to hear your favourite qvc things, what have been your fave buys away from beauty ranges?
    Please post a pic of your disney room sometime and did you buy the clock?
    bye for now.

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