Saturday, January 16, 2010

What's New on the Q?

I used to be embarrassed about what I'm about to share with you all. I used to think that if I told people my deep dark secret that they would think I was a lonely cat lady that watched infomercials late at night and called into them for human contact.

I'm not embarrassed anymore. My name is Chelsi and I am a QVC addict. That's right. I'm down with the lingo; hotpick, TSV, easypay, one time value, autoship and item number are part of my vocabulary.

There. It's out. QVC has a long history with my family. My Grandma, Aunt and Mom are all down with the Q too. That is, of course, how I acquired this habit of mine. It started for me with some simple Christmas tree ornaments and re-orders of my beloved bareMinerals foundation. See, I've worn bareMinerals since before it was available at Sephora, Macy's or Nordstrom. I've worn it since you had to either order from one of the two boutiques in the country or the Q.

There are only certain shows I will watch and none of them involve clothes, shoes or jewelry! Ahhh! I hate the jewelry shows! I might add, I only watch QVC late at night or when I just want the TV on for background noise. It's not like I pop a bowl of popcorn and plant myself in front of the boob tube for hours watching it. I don't even have a favorite host, I promise.

Their return policy is awesome, it's super easy to order and I've never bought something that wasn't a good value for the product. Brandon's family likes to give me a hard time about my addiction. His dad told him that we shouldn't have cable anymore! Ha! Too bad everyone reaps the rewards of the Q as I do much of my birthday and Christmas shopping there!

So, let's get to the good stuff. These are my favorite purchases from the Q last year....

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Hold it High set of 2 Non-slip Handbag Holders- I must tell you, I've given plenty of these as gifts and always get compliments on them. Who likes putting their purse on the nasty floor of restaurants or *gasp* the BATHROOM!? Yuck! My purses are always heavy and these work like a charm on most tables/bars and even on the bathroom stall door.

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These glass hurricanes with flameless candles are gorg! I have them on a high shelf in our living room and the candles are on a timer. So, they come on for four hours daily! The hurricanes are super pretty and larger than you may expect for the price of $39/pair WITH the candle sticks!

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Vacuum Insulated Auto Seal Stainless Steel Tumbler- This may be my favorite Q purchase of all time. I got these because while I've always carried a nalgene or a water bottle, whenever I take coffee in my Starbucks tumblers it leaks like mad! I was really looking for something I can stuff in my purse/bag and not have it sweat or leak all over the contents of my bag. Voila! These things rock! The technology really is leakproof and it keeps things hot for 4 hours and cold for up to 8. These come in AWESOME colors too!

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This awesome gift wrap caddy is what I use for all non Christmas wrap. All of my birthday/baby/misc papers are held in the elastic loops and then there are plenty of pockets and slots for tissue paper, gift bags, scissors, tape, etc. I LOVE this thing! It has a sturdy frame so while you're using it it locks in to "a" position and then when you're done it flattens right down. It takes up maybe the width of a large snow jacket in the closet. Love it!

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This is a classic Rach Ray pan but instead of the orange I ordered it with red handles. I loved watching RR on the Q and I'm not much into her classic orange, lime green and bright blue colors. So, I was super excited to see this available on QVC in my favorite kitchen color, red!

I suppose that's enough sharing for one post. But, my point is that they really have quality stuff that is a great value. If you've ever been on the edge about calling in and ordering something that looks great, I urge you to do it! If you don't like it, returns are easy!

Do any of you have the Q on speed dial?

Happy Saturday!


Amy said...

Chelsi- I also watch QVC sometimes. I don't get to order as much as I used to, but there is something very welcoming about that channel. It is great late at night if you're tired or if you just want to see what the newest line of this or that. I started on the Q young too, when my Mom sis and I would watch Marie Osmond dolls. It alwayse brings back good memories, and I must confess I do own some diamonique!

Candice said...

Me and my friends used to prank call QVC back in middle school. Does that count for anything?

Catie said...

Don't we all have some odd obsession? Haha, no need to be ashamed. My mom is a frequent QVC shopper, we joke that they must know her personally with all the times she calls them :) They really do have some nice stuff on there though. Have you ever used Laura Geller makeup? My mom bought me some for Christmas last year and its so great!

Newlywed Next Door said...

I saw that we have the same anniversary! Yay for 8/16/08! :)

Chelsi said...

Amy- I agree, it's a great late night thing!

Candice- Yes, of course that counts!

Catie- I haven't used Laura Geller makeup but I like smashbox and bareMinerals! :)

Mrs. Newlywed- Yes! 8/16/08 rocks! :)