Avon Moisture Seduction

Avon’s new Moisture Seduction lipsticks launch today and they are quite unusual; lipcolours with ribbons of moisturising balm swirled through them. I have been trying mine out since way back in November, just as the weather was starting to turn very cold, and they really are nice and moisturising. What makes them different to the usual ‘balm-lipstick’ hybrid is that … Read More

Ruth CrillyAvon Moisture Seduction

Tisserand Survival Kit

Note of warning to those who take product names literally: this Survival Kit will not help you in a Bear Grylls-typed situation (lost in the jungle, being chased by venomous snakes, with nothing but a crew of fifty, an off-road vehicle and a Hilton hotel to save you from the jaws of death) and neither will it help you should … Read More

Ruth CrillyTisserand Survival Kit

Clarisonic Mia – on its way to the UK!

Recommendation of the week: if you’re thinking about buying a Clarisonic, then I’d hold your horses and go for the new ‘Mia’ version that will be available from March 11th in Space NK. It’s utterly genius – smaller and lighter and it has a clever ‘magnetic’ charger rather than an annoying cradle. It’s also quite a bit cheaper than the … Read More

Ruth CrillyClarisonic Mia – on its way to the UK!

January Beauty Round-Up

I can’t quite believe that we’re at the end of another month – time is racing by at the moment! Oh well. Another month, another Beauty Round-Up – a little low on skincare, bodycare and haircare in this video, I’m afraid. That’s not to say that I haven’t found any interesting and worthy hair, skin and bodycare products this month, … Read More

Ruth CrillyJanuary Beauty Round-Up

Darphin Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye Gel

My latest eye cream love: Darphin’s Gel Lissant Défatigant Yeux. Sounds much more impressive in French, non? This is instantly cooling on application and contains Walnut extract and caffeine to ‘visibly reduce fine lines and revive the eye contour’. I have no idea what Walnut extract is supposed to do but I can tell you, as a little aside, that … Read More

Ruth CrillyDarphin Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye Gel

Friday Flash Review: Topshop Skin Tint

Random stream of consciousness coming your way, take a deep breath: “What’s in my waste paper basket I wonder? I haven’t delved in there for at least three months. For all I know there could be things living in there! A family of mice, perhaps, or a small tramp. It’s a big bin, so a small tramp would fit, if … Read More

Ruth CrillyFriday Flash Review: Topshop Skin Tint

Cult Beauty for Selfridges Pop-Up Shop

Cult Beauty have set up a pop-up shop in Selfridges and it’s open for the next five days! This is an amazing way for Cult Beauty fans to ‘browse the aisles’ in real life and see the Cult products first-hand. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Cult Beauty is an online beauty boutique with a difference; a panel of … Read More

Ruth CrillyCult Beauty for Selfridges Pop-Up Shop

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation

I was trying to tidy up my desk the other day. (I don’t know whether you’re familiar or not with the phrase trying to tidy, but generally this activity involves sitting very still, on a chair, in front of your computer, watching YouTube videos.) When I finally got round to actually tidying, I realised that I had a whole pile … Read More

Ruth CrillyNo7 Beautifully Matte Foundation

Garnier Anti-Dark Circles 2-in-1 Tinted Roll-On

I really like this product a lot, despite the fact that the general idea behind it is so fundamentally flawed as to be almost insane. The idea is – and stay with me here – that the  applicator dispenses a moisturising eye cream using a cooling metal roller ball, which will refresh and hydrate tired eyes. Tick. Affirmative – the … Read More

Ruth CrillyGarnier Anti-Dark Circles 2-in-1 Tinted Roll-On

Model Diet…Leggera Pizza from Pizza Express!

You may be surprised to learn that I spend an inordinate amount of time in Pizza Express. Usually because I have a huge stack of vouchers to use up, but also because it’s an easy and cosy place to meet up with friends for lunch. And I do a lot of lunching. But before you clap your hands over your … Read More

Ruth CrillyModel Diet…Leggera Pizza from Pizza Express!