Last week I had the opportunity to attend a preview event, and of course I jumped at it. I was able to attend the QVC Spring/Summer preview event, yes you read that correctly – Spring Summer! I haven’t even started on possible Christmas present posts and brands are already thinking so far ahead! It’s crazy how far in advance they have to plan and predict. I thought I’d quickly talk you through the event and items that really stood out to me.
I kind of knew what to expect as this was my second QVC event however this one was much more different compared to the last one I attended. The AW12 event was in a huge room and this one was hosted in lots of different rooms showcasing lots of different items and ranges. On to the pictures!
The first room I headed into happened to be a craft/office type of room holding lots of little craft treasures and pretty stationary. The brand that automatically jumped out to me was Anna Griffin, I loved the old school feel to the products, the patterns on the stationary, notebooks and stamps and it definitely made me want to grab them all and take them home with me. I was lucky enough to be given a sticky note pad from the range to take home and you can be sure to expect that appearing on Instragram! (I’m Makeupatoz there).
Gorgeous detailed card making kit
Wish my university desktop looked like that!
The next room was the beauty room and I automatically gravitated towards this skincare range that I heard of but never really discovered. Luckily there was a representative from the brand there who briefed me in and also demoed the product. Emma Hardie is a natural skincare brand which has quite a bit of a cult following especially over in America and I really am looking forward to discovering the brand and getting to know the products. My initial reaction to the products was love, it felt super hydrating and I will definitely try to find out more and try products and let you all know my thoughts. I had no idea how many amazing deals QVC actually host, I was speaking to an Emma Hardie fan today who was telling me you can make such good savings at QVC sometimes are opposed to popping into Space NK. I’ve definitely started learning much more about QVC in the past few weeks.
I then decided that the cake section just looked too good to resist and I needed to pick up a macaroon. But other than making you guys lust over cakes, which I am currently doing, I just wanted to show you the plates and crockery that the desserts were placed upon. You can also pick these up at QVC, I love how they have a vintage feel and that cake plate especially is calling out to me.
The next room I ventured into was the fashion/bedroom room, which held quite a few spring/summer fashion pieces. But before we talk about that please take a few seconds to appreciate the bedding and cushions! I absolutely love it, it looks so cosy and it probably appealed to me even more because I’m in the market for bedding, my room (at home not London) needs bedding to pull the colour scheme together. I will definitely be taking a look at QVC to see what options they have as I was so impressed with the bedding above! The fashion pieces were definitely screaming summer, I really loved the Lulu Guinness lipstick clasp bags, they look adorable.
I had a peek at the jewellery section, I’m not a huge jewellery wearer so I didn’t really expect anything to catch my attention too much however this piece above really appealed to me. It’s like a statement bracelet/cuff that is really unique as it is made from beads and stones and fabric and I can really see this setting an outfit off. I’d pair this with minimal jewellery, imagine this and a plain black maxi dress in the summer, with red lips of course. it’s Rush by Dennis & Charles and I desperately want it. Below are a few more jewellery snaps.
The next bit of the post is snapshots of beauty items that QVC hold. I won’t talk too much through them as the pictures really speak for themselves, QVC have a huge portfolio of beauty brands.
Liz Earle Cosmetics
Liz Earle Brushes – need to try these! They felt super soft
New Liz Earle hair oil that is launching next year – I will definitely try my best to get more information for you on this. It felt really light so would be interested in seeing how well it works.
This is the brand that really really caught my attention. I spoke to the lovely Hayley about it at the event, who was really helpful. This is a brand that I’ve never come across it’s Mally and the cosmetics really felt like good quality and reminded me so much of my loved Urban Decay. I will try my best to get more information on this for you all.
The Mally eyeshadow palette -does it remind you of anything? I need to get hold of this to compare to Urban Decay!
A perfect gift for lipgloss lovers, and it’s under £20. You can also buy this and divide it up between people or keep it all for yourself!
What jumps out to me straight away is the Seche Vite topcoat! I love that to pieces and QVC now stock it. The lovely Livi from QVC however has said the Nails Inc topcoat is a serious contender and I think I shall now have to get hold of it to compare. I still believe Seche Vite will win easily!
QVC also now stock Benefit cosmetics!
So that is all from the QVC press preview, I hope you all enjoyed the preview as much as I did! I definitely saved the best till last, I always find that the beauty section is always the best. QVC have really impressed me, I’ve recently been discovering lots more about the brand and the channel and I have to admit I really didn’t realise how amazing a company they were. I will have another post up very very soon regarding QVC where you will understand what I mean. Okay, I can’t hold it in any longer.. I was able to actually go to QVC studios and do a bit of guest presenting, how crazy is that! But that is a whole new post that should be up tomorrow fingers crossed. I really enjoyed attending the preview and seeing what is coming up over the next year and had such a lovely time talking to the girls hosting the event. They were very informative and helpful and that’s always great to see. Stand out brands to me were Emma Hardie, Mally cosmetics and of course Rush jewellery.
I hope you all enjoyed the pictures, have a lovely day! Tanzina x