Last Reply by judsie | Started by Sandra Bennett in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities
Recently, I got a text from my friend, Peter Thomas Roth. The text read, "Want to test my gold mask before our show tonight?"
Hmm.. pass up an opportunity for a skincare treatment? I don't think so! Of course, I texted back, "YES!" and Peter was waiting for me in the QVC salon when I arrived at work that day.
As part of our month-long New Beauty, New You event, Peter is offering his Mask-erade Trio. You get the 24K Gold Mask, Rose Gel Mask, and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. Purchased separately, the three masks would cost $158. Right now at our event price, you get them all for $44.55... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Kayaker | Started by Sandra Bennett in Beauty Banter, WEN, Hosts & Personalities
Most national hair care brands have various items within their line. From shampoos to hairspray, there are often endless products to choose from. In fact, some products are launched and then disappear from store shelves before we even know they existed at all (and in a lot of cases, we probably aren't missing anything!) This is not so with Wen.
Chaz Dean, the creator of the line, says he is not interested in launching a new product unless it fills a real need for his customers. He believes in keeping his line simple.
He sa... Continue Reading
Last Reply by RayA | Started by Sandra Bennett in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Every year, just about the time I start putting away my Christmas decorations, my skin goes into a post-holiday slump. I think it's a combination of winter's dry air, not eating as much healthy food, and taking a break from exercise (not sure why in my mind the holidays mean not working out). This combination really throws off my routine and starts to take a toll on my overall appearance. (Insert post-holiday slump selfie... Haha! Just kidding, I'll save you the horror!)
So, this year, I decided that along with getting back to my healthier habits in 2015, I was also going to ramp up my skinca... Continue Reading
Last Reply by pvans | Started by Sandra Bennett in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
It’s true! I am a nail polish hoarder! But even if you don’t have a lot of nail polish around the house, you can make these ornaments.
Thankfully, it doesn’t really even take much polish for each ornament and you can use the cheapest bottles of polish you can find.
For the last two years, I have purchased inexpensive clear ornaments at the craft store. All you need to do is remove the top of the ornament and pour your nail polish into the top. You don’t need to use a lot because once you start to swirl it around, you will see the polish cover th... Continue Reading
Last Reply by JwlryLVR65 | Started by Sandra Bennett in Recipe Swap, Cookie Exchange, Hosts & Personalities
As stressful as the holidays can be, we always make time for the traditions that mean the most to us. Some of us spend hours decorating our homes and trees, while others invest creativity into the perfect gift and the prettiest packaging to go along with it.
Baking cookies around the holidays is one of my favorite traditions that brings all of us together. (My mom, sisters, and our kids)
(This is my nephew and the newest member of our family!)
We use the same recipes each year and like to add in a new one here and there. What hasn't changed for as long as I can remember is my Mom's m... Continue Reading
Last Reply by prophet | Started by Sandra Bennett in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Like many people in many professions, QVC hosts work a lot of holidays. This year, I'm working on Thanksgiving, which means we won't be traveling on the day to see our out-of-town family members. So, my husband and two daughters and I are celebrating with a small dinner for four. At first, I was a little bummed about not sitting down to a huge spread with our extended family, but then I decided this little party is going to be awesome. I am at my happiest when the four us are together with no distractions and my kids love making crafts, so let the festivities begin!
I told my g... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Audrey3 | Started by Sandra Bennett in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
A few nights ago, I had to get ready for work and so my husband offered to cook dinner. I cook about 90% of the meals in our house, but when my husband cooks, it's always really good. However, I wasn't prepared for his meal to come together so quickly and for the kitchen to still look spotless. Fast and only one pot to clean.. two reasons I love the pressure cooker! The pressure cooker also makes this so much easier than a traditional risotto, which usually involves a lot of time and A LOT of stirring. This recipe took 10 mins and no stirring and it was just... Continue Reading
Started by Sandra Bennett in Beauty's Best Gifts, Quacker Factory, Hosts & Personalities
The holidays are right around the corner and I’m in gift mode! It’s time to get ahead of the game and start thinking about all the friends, family, kids, parents, teachers, etc. on my list! You know I have a real soft spot for nail polish, so I thought it would be fun to share a polish gift every Monday, “For your mistleTOES!” Because, who doesn’t love a great pun around the holidays?
Our first “MistleTOE Monday,” comes from an idea sparked by our very own Angel Smedley from Quacker Factory! After seeing a couple of my “Mani Monday” how-to... Continue Reading
Last Reply by GABIE | Started by Sandra Bennett in tarte, Hosts & Personalities
A sweet indulgence.. That’s the inspiration behind this gorgeous holiday gift set from tarte. An indulgence that doesn't come with 1,000 calories, can be transformed into 1,2, or 3 perfect gifts, and makes getting ready for work and holiday parties so much easier... sign me up!
I recently took a trip to the tarte offices in New York! I know, going to New York to get your makeup done sounds like a lot of work. Haha! It was so much fun, but the goal really was to see this gift set firsthand so I can share it with you. Here is Leigh from tarte, showing me this HUGE Today's Special Val... Continue Reading
Started by Sandra Bennett in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Recently, we got a new pressure cooker and I'm having a lot of fun trying recipes. One of my favorites so far comes from Bob Warden. My kids LOVE it.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped small
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/4 inch slices
2 carrots, sliced into 1/4 discs
1 tbsp minced garlic
8 ounces package cheese tortellini (I used frozen, which I'll explain below)
4 c. vegetable broth
1 jar spagetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes (I used a 14oz can.)
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sugar
1/4 ts pepper
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Chop your vegg... Continue Reading