March Beauty Round-Up

ruth crilly model

Another month, another beauty round-up. Here’s a quick (ish) summary of this month’s launches and also a few inexpensive products that I have discovered and liked. Oh, and a few Mother’s Day suggestions just in case you had forgotten. As I say in the video, most mothers would appreciate any beautiful pampering treat, so have a trawl though some older posts – including the Valentine’s gift guide and the Christmas videos – if you’re stuck for ideas! The shopping list for this video is beneath the video pane.



Clarins Daily Energizer Fluid, £22.50 from Gordon’s Chemist, official launch in May, Boots stores nationwide.
Elemis Freshskin range, available from Time to Spa HERE!
icon Alpha-H Anti-Blemish range, launches May at QVC and online.
Clarisonic Mia, launches mid-April at Space NK for £120.
Trilogy Very Gentle Cleanser, £22.50 from Apostle Skincare (quote RUTH at checkout for a 10% discount!)

Judith Williams range, available at QVC.

Aveda Makeup available from Aveda – tinted moisturiser is £23.

e.l.f. Tinted Moisturiser in ‘Porcelain’, £3.50
Poppy King for No7 at Boots, lipstick (£12) and gloss (£11) in ‘Allure’, both from Boots.
Model Mirror, £19 from House of Fraser.
Miners Nail Varnish in ‘Bermuda Blue’, £2.99 from Miners.
Models Own Pro in ‘Stark Naked’, £8 from Boots.
Bourjois Illuminating Touch, £7.49 from Superdrug.
Dior 5 Colours Eye Palette in ‘Rosy Tan’, £40 from Boots.
Lierac Gift Set exclusively at Selfridges in-store.
Aveda Lavender Candle – 100% of purchase price goes to charity, £16 from Aveda.
Liz Earle Harmony Candle, £8.95 from Liz Earle online.

© 2018 A Model Recommends®: all opinions are my own and any sponsored or paid posts will always be clearly marked as an AD in the title. I accept press samples and receive product and services to review as part of my job. *Outbound links are affiliate links, which means that I receive a very small percentage of any sale made. This does not affect my content in any way and does not cost you anything, but you are most welcome to Google the products on a new page if you prefer. Please see here for full "about" section and disclaimer. A Model Recommends and Ruth Crilly are registered trademarks.



  1. Whitney Gosnell
    March 31, 2011 / 9:01 am

    This question has nothing to do with your video. LOL. I was just wondering if you knew of any products that get rid of stretch marks. There are so many out there that claim to and I was just wondering if you knew of any that really work. Thanks!!!

    • March 31, 2011 / 6:07 pm

      I haven’t suffered from them, but I have heard that Bio Oil is quite good and at present I am trying out Stri Vectin which claims to reduce them.. Anyone reading this have any tried and tested products? x

  2. stephanie
    March 31, 2011 / 9:30 am

    Great product mentioned once again!clear,focused and to the point.i love your seems like you really know what your talking about and thats always a good thing haha :)

  3. March 31, 2011 / 11:21 am

    I’m going to keep my eye out for the Dior pallete, the colours look great hope you do a video of different looks with it
    Stacie xoxox

  4. Sarah
    March 31, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    Great as usual, thanks for the round-up! :)

  5. Shelley
    April 1, 2011 / 2:49 am

    Hi Ruth

    I’m having trouble watching this video, it’s not playing properly just a blank White screen at first and then your just jumping about so it’s not really watchable. Is anyone else having this problem or is it just me?

    Shelley x

    • April 1, 2011 / 10:59 am

      Working OK on all three screens here at Model HQ! Are all your bits and bobs updated? Software up to date? Flash player latest version? xx

  6. Julia
    April 1, 2011 / 8:48 am

    Here here for Bio Oil! I haven’t used it on stretch marks but it works a treat on scars however my friend (who has had three children) swears by Bio Oil. Plus it smells nice!

  7. Pia
    April 1, 2011 / 11:08 am

    Whats that cool mirror you are holding in the picture? :) thanks.

  8. Shelley Kolseth
    April 3, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Hi Ruth

    It’s working now, my iPhone needed an update, sorry & thanks for looking into it for me!

    Great video :-)

    Shelley x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *