Last night, I did something I’ve never done before. I called QVC. Not to buy anything…just to tell Kate Somerville that she’s a rock star. The woman is so unpretentious and glowy, what beauty addict wouldn’t wanna chitchat and pick her brain a bit?

So after two rings, a friendly customer service rep answered the phone and asked what item number I’d like to purchase. I explained that I didn’t want to purchase anything – I just wanted to talk to Kate. All the while, I was unconsciously disguising my voice. Why? I have absolutely no idea. It’s just one of those stupid things you do without rhyme or reason…as if the woman on the other end of the line is gonna say, “Daneen…is that you?”

Anyway, the representative told me that – at that time – they weren’t taking testimonials, but kindly thanked me for calling QVC before ending the call.

I would have loved to converse with Kate. We could have bonded over our mutual fondness for exfoliation. I wanted to tell her that ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is pure genius…that my mom thinks her Line Release Under Eye Repair is worth its weight in gold…and that I can’t wait to get my mitts on her new Oil-Free Moisturizer.

But who do they patch through to Ms. Somerville? Two crazy ladies who rambled on so long that they forgot what they were talking about. Typical. It’s just like the TV news – the on-the-scene reporter always interviews the eccentric woman with curlers in her hair or the man with the missing teeth who has nothing particularly relevant to say.

Gotta get me some of that moisturizer. I’ll report back when I do.

5 Comments on Hello, QVC? Yes…It’s Spoiled Pretty Calling For Kate Somerville

  1. Marsadie
    July 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM (10 years ago)

    Oh man I have stayed away from QVC all this time but now I feel I’m missing out!

  2. yummy411
    July 9, 2008 at 8:18 PM (10 years ago)


  3. Confessions of a Makeup Whore and Product Junkie
    July 9, 2008 at 8:48 PM (10 years ago)

    Ha Ha! I’m so relieved I’m not the only one that has done this. My experience was with Bobbi Brown and I was jilted by QVC in the same manor. I feel your pain sista 😉

  4. Sharp Lily
    July 9, 2008 at 10:07 PM (10 years ago)

    Hilarious! I’ve often thought about trying her products. I read somewhere that Sharon Stone uses them and, while I’m not normally one to do something (consciously) just because a celeb does and I don’t really like Sharon Stone, she has ah-mazing skin. Woman looks damn good. Let us know how it goes?

  5. Paula
    July 11, 2008 at 1:28 PM (10 years ago)

    Oh man, Daneen, I sure hope you buy your Kate stuff from QVC, if only for the payment plans. I bought her Discovery Kit – which made me fall. in. love. with her on *5* payments and then just picked up her Quench – which is beyond fabulous – on two pay. I woulda went for the Deep Tissue Repair – trust me, my hand was twitching – for the two payments on Tuesday, but it was still just a bit much.
    And for you girls that don’t look at QVC, just check out and see all the different beauty things they have from beauty names. They will usually also make kits for QVC that they don’t make available elsewhere. It’s worth a look.