Clever Little Tweaks at Trevor Sorbie

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get an appointment with the colour-maestro Nathan Walker, Trevor Sorbie’s international technical director, to have a bit of a colour MOT. I have been very happy with my gloss colour and lack of highlights, but recently I have started to feel that my hair’s a little too dark and natural! … Read More

Ruth CrillyClever Little Tweaks at Trevor Sorbie

Dr Organic

I have only very recently stumbled across Dr Organic and his (his? her?) vast range of lovely products. As I tend to do when I discover something new, I have tried about a dozen products from across the range in the space of a few weeks and I have loved them all. Effective, natural, gentle and well-priced, the range is … Read More

Ruth CrillyDr Organic

Model Skincare Routine: Anti-Blemish Discoveries

Some new anti-blemish discoveries for you this week. I say ‘new’, but I’ve actually been testing out all of these products for well over a month. I would rather give you thorough, well-informed recommendations that I have tested out myself than just present you with a regurgitated press release! So sorry about that – it may not always be ‘breaking … Read More

Ruth CrillyModel Skincare Routine: Anti-Blemish Discoveries

Avon Luxe Lace

After I found eyeliner-love with the Supershock Gel liner from Avon a few weeks ago, I decided to give a few other products a go and make a little video to show the results. Clear favourites from this video are: Supershock liner (obviously – I must have mentioned this liner about fifty times since I first used it!) and the powder … Read More

Ruth CrillyAvon Luxe Lace

Aveda Scalp Benefits


I’m clearing out the bathroom at the moment, ready for its demolition. Everything is going – walls, tiles, floor, bath, toilet, sink, radiator – and being replaced with a spanking new Villeroy & Boch dream room. I literally cannot wait – I may have to find a way of writing from the bath, seeing as that’s where I’ll be spending … Read More

Ruth CrillyAveda Scalp Benefits

John Masters Organics Herbal Cider

No, you ‘orrible lot; not drinking cider! I know how all of your minds work – completely alcohol obsessed. (Or am I thinking about myself here?) The cider in question is actually a hair clarifier and colour sealer from John Masters Organics, a brand that has been producing organic hair and beauty products for over twenty years. This herbal cider … Read More

Ruth CrillyJohn Masters Organics Herbal Cider

NARS Holiday 2010 – Little Darling with Sex Appeal.

There are a few little gems in the holiday collection from NARS; the shadow in Etrusque (£16), the lipstick in Little Darling (£17) and the blush in Sex Appeal (£19.50). Etrusque is a gorgeous gold shadow with strong pigment – it’s quite a yellow gold, not one of those soft golds that just gives a ‘wash’ of shimmer. This looks … Read More

Ruth CrillyNARS Holiday 2010 – Little Darling with Sex Appeal.

Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash

The second of three Organic Surge posts, and so I’ll keep it short and sweet! Reasons for loving this face wash include: It’s scent; rose geranium, my favourite. The fact that it’s scented with organic rose geranium oil and that the wash contains no SLS or other chemicals that can dry out the skin. The way that it manages to … Read More

Ruth CrillyOrganic Surge Daily Care Face Wash

Organic Surge £10 Cashback Offer

You’ve entered the Great Big Organic Surge Competition, you’ve read the Daily Care face wash review, and now it’s time for the final installment in my crazy Organic Surge surge! From now until the 25th November, customers will receive £10 cash back when they purchase three Organic Surge items at any Boots store! Let’s just work out how good an … Read More

Ruth CrillyOrganic Surge £10 Cashback Offer

The Great Big Organic Surge Competition!

There’s going to be a bit of an ‘Organic Surge’ blitz on A Model Recommends over the next twenty four hours, starting with this amazing competition! The reason for said ‘blitz’ is that on Tuesday night I met Alan MacKenzie, founder of Organic Surge, and was quite blown away by the work that he does for charity in Africa. He … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Great Big Organic Surge Competition!