QVC Spring Summer 2012 launch

We were delighted to pay a visit to the QVC Simply Summer 2012 press launch at the Oui Rooms in London’s West End today, where some of the shopping channel’s most covetable new products were on display, with samples aplenty.

The beauty selection was superb as you might expect, with a delectable array of lotions and potions for face and body, along with some fabulous new cosmetics from the like of Bare Minerals (amazing stuff, we won’t use any other foundation or powder since first trying this a few months ago), Mallie, Smash Box and Jemma Kidd. The new Divine perfume from Philosophy is dreamy and lives up to its name, we’ve been sniffing at our wrist since spritzing it on this afternoon.

There was also a lovely display of home and gift, with some gorgeous cushions from Kim and Co, Kelly Hoppen candles, Peony faux flowers and wonderful (and wonderfully priced, great value) colourful kitchenware from Cook’s Essentials.

One of our very favourite items was a sumptuously scented candle from American designer Ron Norsworthy, pictured above – fragrance No. 8 to be precise, which is filling our home with the most beautiful aroma of palm leaves, jasmnie, orange flower, lilac, lily and hyacinth (a heady topnote). These candles really do smell incredible and come beautifully packaged as well, big thumbs up for these and we’re the candle queens, we’ve got them going every day here.

The jewellery selection on display was equally impressive with items to suit any budget.  Nour’s wonderfully opulent cuff caught our eye and would ramp up any outfit, they really are the king’s of costume jewellery, glam as anything with plenty of funk for disco divas. We also loved Dyberg Kern’s Swarovski crystal bangle and stacking ring and a beautiful combination of bangles from funky jewellers Veronese and Mirabelle. A number of items on display featured turquoise stones, so watch out for that as a trend come the spring.

Big thank you QVC, what a wonderful way to while away an hour or two on a misty November day – time to switch on the box perhaps and see what else is in store for Christmas.