Merry Christmas!

Just a very quick note to thank you all for your support and kind words this year – A Model Recommends wouldn’t exist if you didn’t read it! I appreciate all of your comments and messages, I look forward to them every day. I wish you and your families and friends an extremely happy Christmas – eat, drink and be merry!

If you want to feel extremely festive, then you can have a little look at my candle video that I made especially for today! It’s quite relaxing watching all of those flames flicker about…



ESPA Soothing Candle, £21:

Decleor Madagascan Candle, £22:

Boux Avenue Pink Taffeta Candle, £6:

Mary Greenwell Plum, £36:

Daniel Sandler In Love, £30:

Elemis, £24:

Cire Trudon Stink Bombs, £30:

Diptyque Perdigone, £25 from John Lewis or Liberty

Malin + Goetz Neroli, £37:

Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, £50:

Organic Glam Jasmine, £45:

Floris Garden Party, £40:

Aveda Grounding Ritual Candle, £18:

l’Occitane Rose 4 Reines, £17:

l’Occitane Fig Tree Leaf, £13:

ILA Spa Tuberose, £45.94 from Ila-spa

Oskia Massage Candle, £34.50:

Sepai Facial Candle, £115:

Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Candle, £17.55:

Jonathan Ward Amalfi, £35:

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  1. Annette Thomas
    December 25, 2011 / 8:46 am

    Happy Christmas to you too and many thanks for all your reviews and messages over the year :-)

  2. Alexa
    December 25, 2011 / 9:51 am

    Merry Christmas Ruth, hope you have a lovely, relaxing day! thank you for always writing such amazing things, your blogs always cheer me up. xx

  3. Barbara
    December 25, 2011 / 10:12 am

    Dear Ruth , for you also a verry Nice christmas !
    You now it is so funny , several years ago me and my boyfriend watch à documentary About à model in newyork , and that was you. We were Always wondering About you and your carrier, and now i round you on YouTube. You are great and so funny !! In THE morning i Always read your daily fix first !! keep on going!! Xxxxxbarbara

  4. December 25, 2011 / 10:24 am

    Hi Ruth, thanks for the lovely candle vid. I see that lovely Decleor candle burning (aaaw…) just wanna say, how your beauty advice has tremendously changed my skin. It is now in great condition, and am (always) looking for ways to improve it further. Your skincare vids are my fave! Alpha H, Decleor, Caudalie and La Roche Posays have become my daily skin foods.

    ” Merry Xmas to you, your family and love ones too”

    Thanks again, looking forward to more great fab vids from you in 2012!
    Dave Xx :D

  5. Selvi
    December 25, 2011 / 11:00 am

    Happy Christmas, Ruth! :D

  6. Beth Maiorana
    December 25, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    Love you,Ruth!! Happy holidays to you and yours and many thanks for your great work for all of us – we’re more beautiful because of it, but mostly, your wonderful spirit all year long … xoxo Beth in Pgh ;-)

  7. Zahra
    December 25, 2011 / 1:33 pm

    Love and best wishes this yule to you and yours from me and mine. xx

  8. December 25, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    Merry Christmas Ruth! xxx

  9. kathrina
    December 25, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    merry xmas to you and your
    loved ones from germany <3

  10. December 25, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    Merry Christmas gorgeous Ruth :)

  11. Susie
    December 25, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Merry Christmas, Ruth.

  12. Amigurumigirl
    December 25, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    So beautiful and peaceful! Just right for a break between stockings and breakfast. Thank you and hope you had a blessed Christmas…

  13. gaya
    December 25, 2011 / 6:09 pm

    Merry Christmas to you, Mr AMR and all your family Ruth! Thank YOU for all the hard work juggling with multiple websites, a youtube channel, Facebook and twitter… Phew!
    Sometimes I wonder how you do it. Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to do amazing videos, write brilliant blog posts and for finding the time to read and answer the

  14. December 25, 2011 / 6:50 pm

    beautiful video. merry christmas everyone xx

  15. Rebecca
    December 25, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    Merry Christmas dear girl!

  16. December 25, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    Merry Christmas hon! Great post.. I love candles!!!!

  17. Sue
    December 25, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    And Merry Christmas to you Ruth! Hope you have a fabulous day, all my love, Sue xxx

  18. Joana Richard
    December 25, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    Happy Christmas Ruth :)

  19. Marta
    December 25, 2011 / 11:46 pm

    Feliz Navidad, guapa!! To you and all your family

  20. Natasha Bain
    December 26, 2011 / 9:29 am

    Merry Christmas (sorry it’s a few hours after Christmas Day but it is Boxing Day! Lol) Hope you & everyone that reads your blogs had a good Christmas and Santa brought everyone what they wanted? I got some candles also as 2 of my presents (some lovely Yankee Candles, I love them & they smell so yummy and fill the whole house with the fragrance from start to finish)I love Yankee candles and my mum knows this and added a couple into my Christmas pressies (YIPPEE)Before going to my mums for dinner etc I had been burning a Yankee Candle in the fragrance Home Sweet Home when I got back home 5hrs later as soon as I walked in the door (BTW I did put the candle out before leaving! Lol) I got a lovely smell of cinnamon & warm spices which was soooo lovely that is the one thing I love about Yankee Candles that they are fragrance all through the candle and fill the whole house with the fragrance and they are brilliant VFM (about £18 for their housewarmer jars that burn for between 110-135 hrs) they don’t tunnel either and there are so many different fragrances to choose from I have a lovely large stash of them in different sizes as I have a candle burning all the time I am at home I love the smell and the twinkling of the flame and they are soooo relaxing also
    Have a lovely day today and a great New Year! I am off out in hour to go shopping in the sales (hee hee hee) xxxx

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