Post by Berry McPaper-cuts on Aug 27, 2021 8:15:26 GMT
What you say about Jill is true cassandra. As for Ali I have to thank her for explaining what all the balms, serums etc were and when to use them as before we got Sky and QVC I hadn’t a clue about any of that and in the days when I started watching you got great Aveda, Decleor and Molton Brown TSVs. I have never changed from Aveda hair products since then and even Mr FP insists on the Clove shampoo although perhaps I should switch him to blue malva. My favourite Molton Brown box is the one like a hatbox which I still have and use for storing some of my crafty stash.
I simply couldn't listen to her either, the voice was just too much.
I'm not big on beauty products at all really, the one thing I do like and buy, is the Gatineau Gommage. It's great.
I love makeup but not a fan of expensive lotions and potions for the skin. If you really believe in them, a little research brings you to generic ones with same ingredients for a fraction of the price.
When I was in my early 20s , I had a lightbulb moment when reading that skin , being the largest organ in the body, should be fed from within and ever since have made sure to eat plenty of protein and 'good' fats and I saw the difference in my skin within a month and have maintained it.
It's a great pity the right of free speech isn't based on the obligation to say something sensible.
I've been very lucky having good skin, with very few wrinkles etc. Apart from diet, I also think genes have a lot to do with it. Both my mother and grandmother had beautiful skin, during the days when there was very little other than Nivea. I only started using face cream regularly in the last 10-15 years, and since I discovered hemp, I have used nothing else.
I think we were all on ST forum when I started buying the gommage, down to listening to you all discussing varying things, and realising I was at an age where I should do something more.
I agree, Frazz. A lot of it is down to genes. Mum and my gran both had lovely skin and looked younger than their years. Thankfully I seem to have inherited that gene too. People think I’m a lot younger than I am. However, as well as the genetic aspect, I think that not exposing the skin to sun, drinking water and a good diet helps.
Although we have expensive brands of beauty products thrown at us all the time (QVC) I don’t think that they’re any better than cheaper products. I did try them all out when I first discovered QVC, namely Elemis, Decleor and Gatineau and the like, and they made no different to my skin at all. I now use a hyaluronic serum night and morning which costs £14.99 for 60ml and my skin certainly hasn’t suffered …. and neither has my purse.
They have different hosts on in other countries. So I'm not familiar with any of them.
I remember first watching QVC years ago when the show was filmed in Pennsylvania. The other day, I was flipping channels and came across QVC and the host was Mary Beth Roe. I remembered her from years ago. She still looked good, yet seemed down to earth and warm in personality.