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Do You Partake in Home Shopping?

Beauty giant Estée Lauder just announced that it's creating a makeup and skincare line exclusively for the Home Shopping Network (HSN). This surprised me a little, until I read further and discovered that HSN is watched in 90 million homes every day. Whoa!

So that leads me to my query: Have you ever purchased a skincare or cosmetics item from either HSN or QVC? If so, what do you think? And if you haven't, what would it take for you to buy by TV?


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Nicwolf Nicwolf 9 years
Maybe if they had more products that appealed to my taste I would shop on these TV channels. I'm not ruling it out for the future though.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I can't stand to sit around and watch these shows so I doubt I'll ever end up buying anything from them.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Ugh and Jeanne Bice, with Quacker Factory... good heavens, that woman has one of the foulest mouths I've ever heard. I hate the clothes from QVC, every brand of it, but I love watching the handbags and beauty products. It's because of QVC that I feel qualified to work at Sephora lol. I can go on and on about the products, seriously. And jewelry too. You can learn a lot about gemstones and history, like with the Jacqueline Kennedy jewelry collection. I love hearing Phil Katz tell stories about the jewelry pieces and the Kennedy family.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I cant remember if it was QVC or HSN because they are the same thing to me but I did buy a subscription to Elle mag for a year for 6 dollars (and you have to love that kind of price). Oh and I love the stained lamp shows I got my mom one for a super low price and we all LOVE it. Althought that Bob Mackie collection, aaaww my eyes my eyes they burn, because does anyone really want a beaded sweatshirt with a mermaid??
gina-u gina-u 9 years
I actually work at QVC so I get a good discount and they have a lot of great brands for hair and makeup.
TrickyTara627 TrickyTara627 9 years
i used to watch every night as background noise to help me fall asleep...that lady who quacks and suzanne summers used to be quite entertaining...lately im all about the food network, but i didnt realize they had such great brands now...makes me want to start watching again.
thatothrgirl thatothrgirl 9 years
I never had until I moved in with my mom, who watches QVC everyday. It just kind of sucks you in, if you walk by it often enough. There are some seriously good deals on their beauty products, and you just can't get some of the sets any where else.
tsteffensen tsteffensen 9 years
I'm afraid to start because I know I would become addicted. I've been given gifts from HSN and a few others and they've been great. I just know I would become obsessed so I stay away from it!
toughfluff toughfluff 9 years
I was watching two nights ago and I accidentally stumble upon a great set of Smashbox products. Too bad I have most of the brushes and similar colours (coral lipgloss, pink/gold blush, brown/mushroom shadow etc) already. Otherwise, that's exactly the sort of brand name product that I'd buy at Sephora anyway. At half the price too! I love Smashbox! Those tacky malachite necklaces on the other hand ... er, NO. Never.
GLB67 GLB67 9 years
Yes! You can get fantastic deals on QVC & HSN. ShopNBC has harder to find cosmetic lines at great prices.
lushylashes lushylashes 9 years
yes kimburnett, I agree. I watch during the Christmas holidays a lot but rarely any other time unless I just happen to pass it by and catch something cool. then I will watch it for a few minutes.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 9 years
HSN is the low class cousin of QVC.
cratnat cratnat 9 years
Qvc can suck you in. I have bought Bare Minerals before and I do like watching the "experts".
jmast jmast 9 years
Other: I've ordered online once, not by phoning in or watching it on TV :) MandyJoBo & Daisie..LOL! My old roommate used to watch it because it made her fall asleep. She made me get used to putting the tv on to fall asleep. Something my hubby has finally changed...he bought me a sound machine..ha.
Daisie Daisie 9 years
I bought YSL Touche Eclat from HSN once because mine was running out and *poof* it was TV. I like the beauty shows....sometimes you can see new colors/products from fav lines or well....sometimes that droning voice from the hosts puts me to sleep! OK..I am kidding no one. I often put QVC or HSN on very low volume so I can nap. =p
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Yesss! But not really HSN. QVC is my channel :) haha. I bought the philosophy supernatural airbrush for my mom and she loooveeess it and uses it everyday even though she didn't want me to buy it from QVC haha. And we've gotten a cookbook, a deep fryer, and other things from the Q that work just fine, despite my mother's insistence that it's not worth the money lol.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Sometimes; like with certain makeup or skin care however the clothes that are sold are just horrible.
foudini foudini 9 years
I am a lurker. It started as accidentally coming across Signature Club A years ago (I swear Adrienne is a plastic alien!) and, in the last few months, turned into a way-more-entertaining-than-it-should-be thing. I am ashamed to say I like watching all the beauty programs and seeing the "miracles." However, I never buy because the prices are ridiculous. I cannot believe women pay as much as they do for these products. I am obsessed with my skincare but I am also a penny pincher. LOL.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I never have. However, for awhile my mom was really into it.
Critty Critty 9 years
I've bought Smashbox before, but only because it was a great deal and it had some items that wouldn't be in stores for another 6 months. If you can get a deal, why not?
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I bought some scrapbooking kits off of QVC when I was on my scrapbooking kick (which didn't last long), and I bought Bare Escentuals from QVC before it was at Sephora. I used to turn it on every once in a while just as background noise when trying to fall asleep.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Never have and never will...
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
I've bought Proactiv and Bare Escentuals off of QVC before, but not based on watching the promos on TV. I've bought them both off of QVC's website instead. Sometimes their prices for big kits are better than Sephora, Ulta, etc.
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I bought the Laura Gellar Spackle once, & I really liked it. I also bought Honora Pearl earrings, & I get compliments when I wear them. That's about it, i've never ordered anything since, & that was over a year ago. Who has the time? If I couldn't get to the store, i'd rather shop online.
burke_chi burke_chi 9 years
once - bare escentuals had a great deal
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