Satsuma Sparkle – Born Lippy!

satsuma shimmer

I just want to put it out there that I LOVE the Satsuma Shimmer lip balm from The Body Shop. It reminds me of being a teenager, when we all used to rock up to lessons with our little pots of Body Shop balm! Using the Satsuma Shimmer was just a total olfactory blast from the past and a very … Read More

Ruth CrillySatsuma Sparkle – Born Lippy!

A “Working Lunch” at Arbutus

arbutus menu

Obviously it was a “working lunch”. Obviously. Whenever I get together with @legslonglength, as she is known on Twitter, we do nothing but work. Ahem. Ruth (@legslonglength) and I have been lunching together at inordinately expensive places for over ten years now; we have made it into something of an art. I won’t go into how much we must have … Read More

Ruth CrillyA “Working Lunch” at Arbutus

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask

 In a way, I wish that I had never discovered Sisley. You may remember how I was introduced to the brand (that fateful day in the Maldives) you may not  - here’s the little tale: How I Met Sisley. Life was a little easier when I lived in blissful ignorance, when I thought that ‘Sisley’ referred to that clothes shop … Read More

Ruth CrillySisley Black Rose Cream Mask

My Interview in Teen Vogue

ruth crilly for teen vogue

I was lucky enough to be interviewed for Teen Vogue in America just before Christmas, and the Q&A session has just been published! The accompanying images are rather random (and I sent so many lovely ones to pick from!) but hey – you can’t have it all! I am mid-word in every single one of them, which makes me look … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Interview in Teen Vogue


apple earphone warning

My apple earphone rant continues… The wonderful SiGod (until now anonymous reader but SO glad he popped his head above the parapet! I assume he’s a he….SiGod are you a he?) has put together this amazing iWarning sticker for me. It made me laugh so much that I simply had to put it up here! Please do feel free to … Read More

Ruth CrillyiWarning

Clinique High Lengths Mascara

mascara review

 I mentioned this mascara in the August Beauty Round-Up but I have recently rediscovered it. I had felt that the comb wand took a little bit of getting used to, but I am pleased to say that with an additional bit of practice, Clinique High Lengths is now one of my favourite mascaras. The wand is accurate and gives lashes a … Read More

Ruth CrillyClinique High Lengths Mascara

REN Radiance Renewal Range

REN Radiance Renewal Range

 I have gone a little bit AHA crazy recently. After the Liquid Gold success story, I wanted to try out some other exfoliants and see how they compared. (For those of you didn’t follow my little summer skincare saga, have a look at my ‘skincare miracles‘ post for a brief catch-up.) Chemical exfoliants are now definitely my beauty ‘gold’ – … Read More

Ruth CrillyREN Radiance Renewal Range

Watching Birdsong With Mother

clemence poesy eddie redmayne

On Sunday night I attempted to watch Birdsong, which is a new BBC drama, with my Mum. It’s an adaptation of a novel by Sebastian Faulks which you may or may not know – that’s not important. What is important is that it’s quite a serious and sad old story, or at least it would be if you didn’t have … Read More

Ruth CrillyWatching Birdsong With Mother

My Haircare Routine

What Do Models Use on their Hair

This video is pretty self-explanatory, I think – it describes my hair routine from washing to the end of drying.  If you’re reading this on your daily email you may have to click through to the website to watch the video – I didn’t realise this before, so sorry for all the past posts you may have missed videos in! … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Haircare Routine

EEEK! l’Occitane NON Bargains!

The l'Occitane Sale

***UPDATE: You’d think it’d be safe to write a post a day in advance, but no! Apparently not! So the post below is now basically a teaser as to what you could have got had I posted this yesterday instead! Doh. Sorry. The Verbena offer still stands though…*** I have been trying to steer clear of the sales for the … Read More

Ruth CrillyEEEK! l’Occitane NON Bargains!