Beauty with Benefits

April 15, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

Just in case you needed a good deed to justify your beauty shopping, the teams at QVC and CEW (Cosmetics Executive Women) are partnering for the Beauty with Benefits campaign to raise funds for Cancer and Careers.

Cancer and Careers empowers, educates, and provides essential tools to people with cancer so they can thrive in the workplace.

The campaign features a PSA by actress Tiffani Thiessen and a two-hour fundraiser on QVC on Thursday, April 17th at 8pm.

“Cancer in the workplace is so prevalent yet it’s an issue that rarely gets discussed,” said Thiessen. “I am excited to work with QVC and CEW to support such a worthy cause. I love that I get to use a fun thing like makeup to shed light on such a powerful message.”

During the two-hour live event viewers will be able to shop products from 19 prestige beauty brands including Fresh, bareMinerals, Philosophy, and more. (The items will also be available online)

For this initiative, 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program established by the Cosmetic Executive Women foundation.


Monday Beauty Bargain!

March 14, 2011 at 9:30 am , by

Tarte 8th World TSV FINALI don’t usually get excited about Mondays, unless there’s a beauty bargain to score. Today I’m in luck because one of my favorite brands is offering a big one: Tarte’s 8th World Wonder, a seven piece beauty kit (a $175 value), is $48.36 today on QVC. The clock is ticking though; after midnight, the price goes up to $58.

I love this deal because the kit comes with everything you need to look amazing for spring, including shimmery pink blush, lipgloss, eyeliner, foundation, mascara, eyeshadow and a luxe powder brush. And you can use the chic makeup bag to hold your new goodies! I may even use it as a cute clutch for a night out with my friends.

If only everything in life could be this practical, and come in such cute packaging!

For more spring makeup ideas, check out our April story about Makeup Ticks for Grownups.

Flipping Out for Jeff Lewis’ QVC Line

February 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm , by

JL_JeffLewis_Feb22_lo_resNow this is something to flip over.  Jeff Lewis, star of Bravo’s cult reality hit, Flipping Out, is launching his own home design collection on QVC this February. On the popular series, we’ve watched Jeff rehab and sell high-end Los Angeles digs, come to grips with the bursting of the housing bubble  (he now does home design) and berate and belittle his staff. Still, it’s hard not to love Jeff for his wicked sense of humor and keen design sense. The chic, affordable line (which ranges in price from $40 to $190) includes bedding, lamps, rugs and accent pieces. “Every one of those products is in my house,” Lewis told Susan Pocharski, our entertainment editor. “I can’t sell something if I don’t believe in it.”

What’s the best deal in your collection?
“A set of three glass hurricane lamps for $55. If you walked into William Sonoma Home, a similar lamp would cost $55 each. I’ve always been conscious of the buck.”

Do you have a favorite piece from the line?
“The geometric accent bench with criss-crossed chrome legs ($129.63). I have three in my house and it’s the first thing I’m going to sell on QVC. I hope they allow alcohol on the set. I won’t be going on QVC until 10 pm and if you know me at all, I start drinking at 5.”

So what’s an easy and affordable way for someone to change the look of a room?
“Rugs, artwork, and bed linens. I just bought a rug and a black and white photograph for my office and it looks like a new room.”

Any hints about the next season of Flipping Out?
“The staff is the same as last year. And we’re going to have a couple new people come on board. I still haven’t spoken to Ryan Brown [his ex business partner whom he had a falling out with last season]. He’s moving to Santa Barbara and I’m really happy. Right now he lives so close to me I get nervous I’ll bump into him every time I walk my dog.”

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to be nicer to your employees like Zoila the housekeeper?
“No, no, no.  My resolutions were to lose 10 pounds and go to the gym more. I chose totally narcissistic things. Isn’t that what you’d expect from me?”