Honey Tea and Spa at the Athenaeum

Yesterday I spent a marvelous afternoon at the Athenaeum on London’s Picadilly, having afternoon tea and a REN facial treatment. Before I go into any further detail, can I just draw your attention to the beekeeper in the above picture? Have you ever seen a happier face? He looks absolutely pleased as punch to have brought in the honey from … Read More

Ruth CrillyHoney Tea and Spa at the Athenaeum

Kitten Vixen Lip Gloss Giveaway!

**NOWCLOSED!** **UPDATE, IMPORTANT: you must be an email subscriber or Google Friend Connect follower to enter! The instructions are below! Only 50% of entries are correct at the moment so make sure you state THE WAY IN WHICH YOU FOLLOW – EMAIL OR GFC!! ** The gorgeous Geraldine Shaker from Kitten Vixen has given me ten lip glosses to give … Read More

Ruth CrillyKitten Vixen Lip Gloss Giveaway!

Makeup Artist in the Spotlight: Geraldine Shaker

I’m always asking makeup artists lots of questions. I mean lots. From the minute I step into the makeup room, I’ll be poking about in all of the products, talking at a million miles an hour about new launches and favourite eyeshadows and best foundations. I have a feeling that I drive them slightly potty – doing makeup for a … Read More

Ruth CrillyMakeup Artist in the Spotlight: Geraldine Shaker

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash

I have been using this facial wash for over a week now, and I can’t believe that I have only just found out about it. It’s pretty dear for a facewash (£27.60) which is probably why I have ignored it in the past, but this month you get a free full-sized Balancing Lavender Toner with it, worth £19, which makes … Read More

Ruth CrillyElemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash

Becca Enigma Eyeshadow Palette

I’m going to be writing about Becca cosmetics quite a lot in the near future – it’s a brand that gets used so often on me at shoots and I have a few firm favourites of my own that I want to share with you too. It might take me a week or two to get around to making a … Read More

Ruth CrillyBecca Enigma Eyeshadow Palette

VIE Skin Sparkle Kit

I hadn’t ever tried anything from VIE before this Skin Sparkle set. I do have products that are waiting to be tried, but there is something about the packaging that I find generally quite underwhelming. Maybe it’s the lids on the tubes, I’m just not sure – because the styling is very clean and minimalist and modern. It must, therefore, … Read More

Ruth CrillyVIE Skin Sparkle Kit

Late to the Lanolips Party – 101 Ointment


I’ll admit it – I seem to be a little late to the Lanolips party. The lovely British Beauty Blogger very kindly gave me some to try way back last summer, but I have to come clean here (please don’t kill me BBB!) and reveal that I didn’t give it a proper try. This was mainly because it was a … Read More

Ruth CrillyLate to the Lanolips Party – 101 Ointment

Mister Mascara Precision Point Tweezers

Try getting these babies through airport security! They look pretty scary as far as ‘things you put near to your eyes’ go, and I was slightly scared about trying them out. Newsflash: they’re brilliant! I think that I may actually prefer using this type of ‘precision’ tool to the usual flat-ended tweezers! I’m quite good at doing my eyebrows, partly … Read More

Ruth CrillyMister Mascara Precision Point Tweezers

ASOS Premier

A couple of weeks ago (it may have been the day after New Year’s day, when I went on a fever-induced online shopping spree) I signed up to ASOS Premier. Now normally when a shopping site ‘prompts’ me to sign up for some kind of extra service, I click ‘cancel’ without even reading the details, but something about the Premier … Read More

Ruth CrillyASOS Premier

Friday Flash Review: Maybelline 'The Eraser' Foundation

Maybelline’s Instant Anti-Age ‘The Eraser’ foundation launches at FeelUnique.com tomorrow and a sample of it landed on my desk this morning for me to try. (It didn’t literally land on my desk, because that would be plain weird. How would the post-lady (Dawn!) be able to throw the package in such a way that it would be able to climb … Read More

Ruth CrillyFriday Flash Review: Maybelline 'The Eraser' Foundation