Ruth Crilly for Stella Magazine

Norwegian Day-Trip

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I did a funny old trip to Oslo in October – landed at 1pm and was back on the plane by 8pm! We literally had about four hours to do three pictures – each with full hair and makeup. It was for Stella magazine – I have posted one of the shots below. It makes [...]

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Molecule 01 – My Favourite Fragrance

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 I have been trawling through a whole load of fragrances, wondering what to suggest people buy for Christmas or put on their wish-lists, and I have realised that the main problem with fragrance – the biggest reason for it sometimes feeling like a bit of a ‘cop out’ present – is that it’s so mainstream. [...]

India Hicks Spider Lily Vanity Case Crabtree & Evelyn

India Hicks Spider Lily Vanity Case

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 I was looking forward to the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ when I showed this Crabtree & Evelyn set off in the upcoming Gift Guide videos, but then I saw that it was on offer at Escentual so I have quickly cobbled together a post! I have taken a quick snapshot of the vanity case with a [...]

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Birthday Wishlist

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It’s my birthday today! I’m going to be conspicuously absent, however, as I have to go to uni and talk about literary theory and other such wonderful things. Later I’m going for a meal and then tomorrow is KITTEN DAY! I couldn’t really ask for anything more brilliant than a kitten, but I thought that [...]

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My Christmas Tree Trinkets

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I’m really rather pleased with my M&S tree – it’s artificial! I’ve never had a fake tree before, but by God is it less hassle! I have no lacerations/burst eyeballs from the needles and I won’t have to spend about three weeks hoovering once Christmas is over! Mr AMR and I are usually so lazy [...]

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Mirifique

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Mirifique

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 Oh bonjour Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in ‘Mirifique': you are tres tres amazing. You allow me to create the sexiest, poshest, coolest eye makeup known to the human race, and you allow me to do it in a matter of seconds. With just my fingertips. Adding Mirifique to your eyelids is the cosmetic equivalent of wearing [...]

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Hello Kitty – Meet Liberty

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There is a proper Christmas Gift Guide on its way to you, but it’s taking an absolute age to film it. Meanwhile, I am writing about a few really stand-out gifts that I have found on my extensive searches and one of those is the Hello Kitty Liberty Box of Treats. I think that any Hello Kitty fan [...]

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November "Beauty" Round-Up

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(Yes, you have seen that photo before. I’m wearing the Pixi Lip Blush! I was too lazy to find another ‘featured image’ for the post…) OK, so this month’s ‘beauty’ round-up includes a bag and a cat, but hey! It’s my round-up and I can put bags and cats in if I please…can’t I? All [...]