Soap & Glory Terrific Trio!

I know that Soap & Glory always seem to have a 3-for-2 offer on in Boots, but when I passed through Liverpool Street Station today and saw the promotion running it reminded me of three (coincidentally!) products that I have been using on a very regular basis recently. The first is ‘The Breakfast Scrub’, which is a thick, sticky body … Read More

Ruth CrillySoap & Glory Terrific Trio!

SPC Detoxifying Ginger Scrub

SPC Detoxifying Ginger Scrub

Yesterday morning I went down to the Baglioni Hotel in Kensington to have a nose about in their SPC spa. SPC have a range of ‘decadent rose’ skincare products (I’m a sucker for anything with rose in it!) so I’m already something of a fan, but I was interested to see how effective their treatments were. They only have a … Read More

Ruth CrillySPC Detoxifying Ginger Scrub

My Mum, Let Loose.

Be afraid, be so very, very afraid. “My Mum Says”, aka Christine my Mum (see here for some posts she has written for me) has started up a no-holds-barred beauty blog in which she documents her discoveries and disappointments. It’s quite possible that my mother is some kind of genetic freak because she has always looked far, far younger than … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Mum, Let Loose.

Giant Me on Clapham High Street!

Many thanks to @Kimanjj on Twitter who spotted me much larger than life on Clapham High Street. Yes, this is me, bashing up a piano with a skirting board. I’d just like to point out that it’s not as easy as it looks, especially whilst balancing on one leg, wearing high heels and pulling a suitable ‘piano bashing’ face. The … Read More

Ruth CrillyGiant Me on Clapham High Street!

Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer

I’m a big fan of all these ‘no makeup’ makeup formulas that keep coming out – they just seem to keep getting better. Sheerer, more glowy, more natural… I have been using Murad’s new ‘dewy finish’ skin perfecting primer in place of any tinted moisturiser or foundation and I have had quite a few compliments on my skin! It gives … Read More

Ruth CrillyMurad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer

Scott's "So Easy" Porridge Oats

I have recently made a quite frankly lifechanging discovery. Porridge Oats in a sachet. Porridge has been one of my breakfasts ‘of choice’ for the past few years, but I had always made it in a saucepan, standing stirring the milk and oats for what seemed like an eternity before it was finally ready. After eating my porridge (which, incidentally, … Read More

Ruth CrillyScott's "So Easy" Porridge Oats

My new Belstaff Trailmaster Jacket

A few weeks ago I went to the Belstaff sample sale and picked myself up a couple of bargains! Firstly, a skirt, but I’ll tell you about that when I’ve managed to actually get the blasted thing over my hips. (Yes, one of those optimistic purchases!) The real gem, though, is this Trailmaster jacket – I absolutely love it! It … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy new Belstaff Trailmaster Jacket

Friday Flash Review: Clarins Crystal Lip Balm

This week’s Friday Flash Review is brought to you from Sicksville, Nausea City. “OK, I’m going to let you into a little secret. Something that I’ve done that was all rather silly but couldn’t be helped. I mean literally couldn’t be helped. If someone had put me in a strangle-hold and told me not to do it, the silly thing, … Read More

Ruth CrillyFriday Flash Review: Clarins Crystal Lip Balm

Camping and Festival Beauty: part 1 of many…

This is highly topical, what with thousands of utterly barmy people traipsing off to sit in fields covered in mud; some festival and camping recommendations. Recommendation number one would actually be: Hire a Winnebago, but failing that, some beauty advice is the best thing I can do for you. If you are off to Glasto, then I’m only joking about … Read More

Ruth CrillyCamping and Festival Beauty: part 1 of many…

Good news, bad news and the death of The Forum.

ARGH!! This was my face today (minus the boxing-glove border) when I found out that A Model Recommends had crashed. Unfortunately, there’s a possibility that it had something to do with the set-up of The Forum and so The Forum had to be put to death. I am going to try my extreme hardest to resurrect it in a different … Read More

Ruth CrillyGood news, bad news and the death of The Forum.