Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Collection

I have spent the weekend trying to imagine that I’m somewhere far hotter and dryer than I actually am. Spritzing myself with l’Occitane’s ‘Calanques’ fragrance (last year’s but I treasure it as it smells like the beach) and wallowing in a bath that was 80% dead sea salts and 20% water. (Whilst on the subject of baths; the most terribly … Read More

Ruth CrillyPaul & Joe Blue Horizon Collection

Living Nature Gentle Makeup Remover

  I came across this little beauty of a cleanser recently whilst researching products for sensitive skin and then took it away on my camping trip. Oh, sorry? Did I not mention that I went camping? That I. Went camping? Funny that. Must be the trauma – you know, when people block out particularly unpleasant experiences? I jest, of course. It … Read More

Ruth CrillyLiving Nature Gentle Makeup Remover

Outfit of the Day from Last Week

This is my “outfit of the day from last week” – I haven’t done one of these little posts in ages, and I was, for once, not wearing my pyjama or tracksuit bottoms, so I thought I’d record the momentous event for posterity. So here you have me in two different (very striking, haha!) poses. I’m standing in the utility … Read More

Ruth CrillyOutfit of the Day from Last Week

More Razors…

After my little post on hair removal last month (or was it the month before) I set about trying out a few new things. The first was an epilator, but more on that in a separate post because I need to work up the courage to give it a second try! The second thing was going to be a wax, … Read More

Ruth CrillyMore Razors…

Rimmel Natural Bronzer

I have recently rediscovered Rimmel’s natural bronzer in shade 021, “sunlight”. I first bought this on my Honeymoon when I had forgotten to pack a bronzer (duh) and I didn’t want to fork out for an expensive one when I had about ten thousand of them at home. The “sunlight” shade is really nice and pale, which by now you … Read More

Ruth CrillyRimmel Natural Bronzer

Project Sshhh, AKA Keep Calm and Shop!

YAY! I have revealed Project Sshhh today; it is none other than top online luxury shopping guide, Keep Calm and Shop! I have been beavering away all on my lonesome, building a website and filling it with lots of lovely ideas for gifts and there’s also a whole section on Beauty Emergencies and things to solve them with! I’m so … Read More

Ruth CrillyProject Sshhh, AKA Keep Calm and Shop!

Need a Haircut?

Need a haircut? A little trim? My very talented friend Giles needs hair models (any age, men and women) and is offering a cut and blowdry for £10 at the Fenchurch Street (City of London) branch of Toni & Guy! Hurrah! He’s already fully qualified but is doing his advanced training program to make him into a super-sonic hair-cutter. You … Read More

Ruth CrillyNeed a Haircut?

Fabulous Nails Inc Varnishes! Free!

  Oh dear. I feel terribly, terribly guilty that I have been ignoring you all – I have been working twenty-hour days on Project Ssshh, which I only started as something fun for you all but have now made into some kind of monstrous time-sapper. Anyway, I hope you have been enjoying the scheduled posts, which you probably didn’t even … Read More

Ruth CrillyFabulous Nails Inc Varnishes! Free!

Elemis Temperley Safari Traveller

I held of buying this set because I wasn’t sure on the bag size or quality… Why did I wait so long?! It’s amazing! Considering that the value of the products inside actually covers the cost (there’s a Marine Cream 30ml that alone is worth forty-something pounds!) the bag, designed by Alice Temperley, is just super! (I’m into the word … Read More

Ruth CrillyElemis Temperley Safari Traveller

Sensodyne Repair & Protect

Does anyone else have toothpaste wars in their household? He likes the stripy paste, you like the white one. He likes a pump-action bottle, you think it’s ridiculous because it falls into the sink every ten seconds. You like a liquorice flavour one and then it mysteriously goes missing… It occurred to me a month or so ago that instead … Read More

Ruth CrillySensodyne Repair & Protect