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December Beauty Round-Up

Well. Here we are, on the very last day of 2010. Are we all doing lovely, exciting things tonight? I am off to a dinner party and I’m taking the cheese course. I popped to La Fromagerie in Marylebone yesterday to pick some up and came away with my own bodyweight in Gouda, as well as a huge chunk of soft, oozy blue cheese, a very sharp cheddar and a gorgeous mild goat’s cheese. It’s all sat in my fridge, stinking it out, alongside some champagne and prosecco. All I need to do is remember the cheese and the booze! I’ll let you know whether or not I succeed.

(In case you’re wondering, by the way, the photo above is a still from the video you are about to see – it’s me demonstrating just how thick and unctuous Chanel’s Active Nutrition Cream is. Just look at the concentration on my face! It’s anxiety, actually, if truth be known; I was very worried that the entire contents of the jar might come flying out and land on the carpet.)

This is (obviously!) the last Beauty Round-Up for 2010 – I was also going to do my ‘top 2010 products’ as a video, but life got in the way. Doing the Christmas Gift Guides totally did me in, if I’m honest, and I had to have a week without filming so that I could rekindle my creative genius.

Get cosy, get comfy and enjoy the show – tickets, as usual, are free and you’re always guaranteed a front-row seat! The ‘Shopping List’ is below the video screen so no need for pens and notebooks – just sit back and relax!

Peony Powder, £22 from l’Occitane. Filorga Iso-Age and Sleep and Peel, £55 each from House of Fraser Apothecary. Chanel Active Nutrition Cream, £46 from counters nationwide. Malin+Goetz Detox Face Mask, £28 from SpaceNK. Paul and Joe Moisturising Mist, £12 from BeautyBay. Wellwoman tablets, £7.29 for 30, Boots. Lisa Hoffman Body Cream, £38.50 for 50ml, Harvey Nichols. Dr Organic Rose Otto Hand Cream, £4.99 from Holland and Barrett. No7 Gift with Purchase when you spend £20 at Boots. Urban Decay Cream Highlighter in ‘Sin’, $24 is US, will update for UK. MUA Eyeshadow in Matte Shade 17, £1 from Superdrug. MyFace Cosmetics Blush in Paradiso Pink, £9.99 from their online store. Brenda Anvari’s Firming Eye Gel, £10.95 from Visage House. Living Nature Manuka Honey Lip Balm, £8 from ApostleOnline.co.uk.


  1. Lovely vid and u look gorgeous in it! the hair deffo suits u :p happy new year and keep doing what youre doing it coz we LOVE it ha xx

    ps. would u please make a detailed post on what vitamins/supplements u take if u take any? think that would be very interesting xxx

  2. Happy New Year, Ruth! Very happy I found your blog.


  3. Hi Ruth,

    I’ve been meaning to recommended something to you! (but keep forgetting to actually do it!) I think you’d like ‘Sanctuary Spa Professional Micro-Dermabrasion Body Renewal crème’. It leaves your skin really smooth ‘ultra-refined, rejuvenated and radiantly smooth.’ And it smells orangey!

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