September Beauty Round-Up. Ooooops.

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Ooops. It’s nearly November… Hopefully I’ve posted this just in time for you to enter the Ice-Watch competition – all you need to do to enter is be a subscriber on the Youtube Channel, I’ll be picking a winner on the 28th! Ice-Watch Facebook Page: - One winner will be picked randomly from my subscribers on the 28th October and the winner … Read More

Ruth CrillySeptember Beauty Round-Up. Ooooops.

Autumn Makeup Collection Megamix 2

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Hooray! The second instalment of the Autumn Winter 2011 Makeup Collections videos! This one features Chanel, YSL (which many of you will have viewed the other day, but lots of people couldn’t see the Vimeo clip so I’ve re-included it) and Sisley. So very high-end, but everything is extremely beautiful. There are some amazing textures going on with eye products … Read More

Ruth CrillyAutumn Makeup Collection Megamix 2

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser

Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser

 I have been testing out teen products for my upcoming teen skincare video, and this was a cleanser that really stood out for me. (I know that I don’t have the same skin as a teen, but I’m testing various things alongside my teen guinea pigs!) It leaves skin very, very clean and almost tight, but I don’t find it … Read More

Ruth CrillyPaula’s Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser

MD Formulations Moisture Defence Antioxidant Spray

MD Formulations Moisture Defence Antioxidant Spray

I harped on about ‘water in a can’ not so long ago – these facial spritzes that are either just mineral water, or just extremely expensive normal water with a few added drops of essential oil. There’s nothing particularly wrong with the ‘water-in-a-can’, per se, but if you’re going to spend some dosh on one then it’s nice to know … Read More

Ruth CrillyMD Formulations Moisture Defence Antioxidant Spray

Becca Lip Plumping Moisture Gloss

Becca Lip Plumping Moisture Gloss

 I’m not overly fond of lip ‘plumpers’ but this one is a little different. Becca Lip Plumping Moisture Gloss doesn’t try to burn my mouth off with what feels like a kilo of concentrated jus de habenero pepper and I thank it for that. I don’t particularly want to look like a blow-up sex-doll anyway, thanks very much, so the softly-softly … Read More

Ruth CrillyBecca Lip Plumping Moisture Gloss

The Cheapest Matte Lip Colour EVER.

Miners Matte Factor Review

 I am totally smitten with Miners’ new Matte Factor lip paints. I can’t find a single thing I don’t like about them, apart from the smell/taste, which is like a Nightmare in Vanilla. They go on smoothly as can be and then dry quickly to a matte finish – which, unbelievably, doesn’t dry out my lips whatsoever! Once it’s on, … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Cheapest Matte Lip Colour EVER.

Perricone MD – Battle of the No Foundation Foundations

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 OK, first of all I have to admit that I feel ever so slightly bad pitching two products from the same family into full-on war. It’s not a nice thing to do, especially when one is a speccy geek who stinks of fish and the other is a flash younger brother who probably drives a Porsche Boxster. Yes, we’re talking … Read More

Ruth CrillyPerricone MD – Battle of the No Foundation Foundations

Versace Yellow Diamond

 I got a little put off writing about fragrance after my (quite frankly terrifying) foray onto Basenotes, the forum for people who take perfume extremely seriously. But then I thought, what the hell! If I want to use layman’s terms to describe my perfumes I will! Part of me feels that there is absolutely no point describing a perfume over … Read More

Ruth CrillyVersace Yellow Diamond

Handbag Beauty Awards

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 If you’re a bit of a beauty obsessive and love filling in forms, then get yourself over to where they are holding their 2011 Beauty Awards. These awards are truly voted for by readers and without any pressure from advertisers, so it’s a good one to do if you want your voice to be heard! Extra reason to have … Read More

Ruth CrillyHandbag Beauty Awards

Autumnal Outfit of the Day

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 Isn’t ‘Autumnal’ a strange word? It reminds me of ‘tummy’! Anyway…. This is more than just ‘Outfit of the Day’- it’s probably going to be ‘Outfit of the Whole Entire Week’. I tend to choose an outfit and then wear it for a number of days because I can’t be bothered to rummage through and find variations when I’m in … Read More

Ruth CrillyAutumnal Outfit of the Day