Boots No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser

The weather is getting warmer and I’m edging back towards my trusted tinted moisturisers. They’re less effort; unless you really do just slap them on willy-nilly, you’re unlikely to go far wrong. They don’t need a whole lot of blending and they look exceedingly natural. (Said Mr Kipling’s wife.) I’m really impressed with No7′s Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser, it leaves … Read More

Ruth CrillyBoots No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser

Friday Flash Review: Naked Truth Face Renewal Mask


“Woohoo! Friday Flash Review Time! No doubt you’re all punch-drunk on the Royal Wedding festivities and/or hiding in your airing cupboard until it’s all over. I refuse to cover the Royal Wedding in any way because I am b-o-r-e-d of it, which is why I’m in the Isle of Skye looking at otters and mountains. At least I hope I’m … Read More

Ruth CrillyFriday Flash Review: Naked Truth Face Renewal Mask

Becca Eye Tint in ‘Vicuna’

I have been using this eye tint almost on a daily basis for about four or five weeks. That’s almost unheard of for me – usually I’m chopping and changing, testing out new things, finding faults with the old things.. But I can’t find much of a fault with the Becca Eye Tint. It gives a sheer gleam of colour … Read More

Ruth CrillyBecca Eye Tint in ‘Vicuna’

My Favourite Lip Gloss…

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 'Insouciance'

Er…can someone please explain to me why I have only just discovered this lip gloss? It’s an outrage! There I was, thinking that I was Chanel Beauté’s biggest stalker, when all of a sudden I found out that there was an unbearably chic and luxurious gloss that I had never tried before! You know that I’m not a die-hard lipgloss … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Favourite Lip Gloss…

Rodial Glamtox Eye Light Pen

Because I couldn’t quite believe that I hadn’t already written about this Rodial pen I searched my archives for any mention of it. Do you know what I found? Three draft posts, all written on different dates, each starting with “I can’t quite believe that I haven’t already written about the Rodial Glamtox Eye Light Pen.” How funny is that? … Read More

Ruth CrillyRodial Glamtox Eye Light Pen

Moneybags Monday: Omorovicza Complexion Enhancer

Omorovicza’s Complexion Enhancer is a gorgeous skin perfector with a matte finish rather than the ‘dewy, glowy’ finish that many of these ‘almost tinted moisturisers’ seem to give. It’s also not quite as sheer as most (I’m thinking Laboratoire Remède’s UV Coat, Cosmetics a la Carte’s Skin Veil and Origins’ VitaZing) so it actually gives a reasonable amount of coverage. … Read More

Ruth CrillyMoneybags Monday: Omorovicza Complexion Enhancer

Origins Brighter By Nature SPF 30

I’m so surprised that I liked this! It’s a powder foundation! Me, of the dewy, sheeny, barely-there finish, wearing a powder foundation! Origins ‘Brighter by Nature’ skin tone correcting makeup is a soft and creamy powder that applies really very smoothly to the skin. I kept on waiting to feel that hideous surge of dryness that you often get with … Read More

Ruth CrillyOrigins Brighter By Nature SPF 30

Model FAQ: Could I Be A Model?

Victoria Secret Models

This must be the most frequently asked question of all: “Do you think I could be a model?” Girls send me snapshots and statistics, descriptions of their faces, how much they think they might grow by their sixteenth birthday; there’s only one real way to find out if you could be a model, and that’s to approach a model agency. … Read More

Ruth CrillyModel FAQ: Could I Be A Model?

Friday Flash Review: Paul & Joe Eye Make-Up Remover

Random stream of thought coming right at ya! “Oooh. It’s Friday Flash Review time again and I’m back to writing down my thoughts. This might not appeal to some people. I can imagine that some people preferred my videos. Much more risk of coming across like a buffoon in a video though.. Or is there? In my last video I … Read More

Ruth CrillyFriday Flash Review: Paul & Joe Eye Make-Up Remover

Taking A Break

Don’t worry – only for a week! And the posts are pre-scheduled so will still be coming thick and fast! (I’m conscientious like that, you know.) I thought that the double-bank-holiday would be a good time to escape and so escaping I am into a remote wilderness to stay in a cottage with no TV or WiFi. Bliss! Many people … Read More

Ruth CrillyTaking A Break