Tuesday, April 15, 2008
QVC easy as 1,2,3
let's talk about QVC, bay-bee! i am totally, utterly addicted to this home shopping channel! i feel like no one ever mentions this GLORIOUS resource of beauty booty on the makeup blogs i read, and i can't help but wonder why? Lisa Robertson, (pictured to the left) a host on QVC, always says "no one does beauty better than us", and i'm telling you, girl knows what she's talking about! not only do they carry almost ALL of the best brands, (for example: Tarte, YSL, Bare Escentuals, Philosophy, Smashbox, Ojon, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Prescriptives, Kate Somerville, Kinerase, LORAC, Stila, and many, MANY more- seriously, check out the list of brands they carry here) but they have the BEST prices EVER! QVC almost always sells their products for less than what you'd spend in the stores, and they have fantastic deals where you can get, say, two tubes of Dr. Denese Self Tanner (usually $25) for $26.14! also, they have 'easy pay', which is this really helpful payment plan where you can divide the price of something costly into several payments (say you're buying Kate Somerville Exfolikate and it's selling for $100, you can do 4 payments of $25 a month so your wallet doesn't take such a hit all at once!) the prices can't be beat, and you have 30 days to try out anything you buy and then SEND IT BACK if you don't like it for a total refund. plus, S&H is totally reasonable and you can get whatever you order within 1-1.5 weeks.
ok so...fabulous selection of products, check! amazing prices, check! shopping while on the sofa in your favorite sweats, check! could there really be more to love about QVC you ask? yes! yes there is! QVC is the best BEST best thing to watch when you're bored! they have whole shows devoted to beauty (my two favorites, Beauty Beat and Saturday Night Beauty) and they are wildly entertaining! not only do they show you what you can get but they have the creators of the makeup lines there with them, showing you HOW to use the products they're hawking! it's great! i DVR each and every beauty related program on QVC and veg out in a makeup-induced coma while watching from the comfort of my aforementioned sweats. every saturday night there is an hour of Saturday Night Beauty, hosted by my favorite QVC girl Patti Reilly (right), and i'm warning you, lock up your credit cards before tuning in because you will want to buy EVERYTHING!
also, an interesting tidbit: QVC is now getting exclusivity with the brands that they sell! for example, Smashbox released their Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face powder a few months ago on-air, but you won't be able to buy it anywhere except QVC until this coming december. since that one launched, i've seen several other brands doing the same thing, so if there's something out there you're desperate for, your only shot at acquiring it may be to hit up QVC!
you can tune into QVC anytime because it's on 24/7, but if you're just interested in the beauty shows, check their showtimes at QVC's beauty page online. their online website is amazing too, it has tons of How-To videos, reviews, and information about the brands and products for sale. and don't say i didn't warn you about the impending bankruptcy you might fall into!