Ahava Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash

ahava body wash

Oh! Is what I said, when I used this body wash last night. I would have said more, but I’m not in the habit of talking aloud to myself (much) and so I thought it instead. Why, I thought, this is a splendid little shower gel! Not really a shower gel, of course, because it’s creamy, and I’m using it in the … Read More

Ruth CrillyAhava Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash

Home Spa How-To: Cleansing!

home facial cleansing

 Seriously: check me out in my fluffy spa robe! Do I not look the absolute shizzle? I’m pleased as punch with myself! Hahaha… I had a lovely time at Champneys Tring the other week, filming some videos that I had wanted to do for ages on at-home spa treatments. This is the first video and (with the help of wonderful Katrina) I … Read More

Ruth CrillyHome Spa How-To: Cleansing!

Loss of Google Friend Connect

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  Google has decided to remove the “GFC” function from all non-blogger sites. As I’m completely self-hosted, that means A Model Recommends will no longer have GFC, so approximately two thousand readers will lose their daily update. BOOO, Google! May your summer be plagued with wasps and…bees! OK, some options for you if you currently subscribe by GFC: 1) You can subscribe … Read More

Ruth CrillyLoss of Google Friend Connect

Heal Gel: Advanced Skin Rescue Formula

heal gel

My latest winter-skin hero: Heal Gel. Created by five plastic surgeons, it’s designed to help repair post-surgery skin (read chapped, inflamed, generally sore) as well as treat a whole range of different skin conditions. If you’re looking for a multi-purpose skin ‘first aid’ gel then this one is brilliant. So far I have used it on cracked, sore lips, red flaky … Read More

Ruth CrillyHeal Gel: Advanced Skin Rescue Formula

Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, An Update

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Review

I often get asked about what my “all-time favourites” are, and I suppose that at some point I should really make a video about it. The problem is that there are always new readers coming through (hello new readers!) who haven’t seen previous posts, and so every now and again I have to go over old ground. My Cleanse & … Read More

Ruth CrillyLiz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, An Update

Lavera Rose Garden Bath Oil


I have just finished my Lavera Rose Garden Bath Oil and can say, categorically, that it’s brilliant. You need very little to scent a large bath and the 100ml bottle costs just £8.95! A definite, definite re-purchase, this one. It may not look like the flashest bottle in the bathroom, but it absolutely does the trick when you’re looking for a heavenly spa-esque treat. … Read More

Ruth CrillyLavera Rose Garden Bath Oil

Klorane Cornflower Eye Makeup Remover

klorane cornflower

I just love this Klorane makeup remover. They discontinued it last year, or so I thought, but here it is again and thank GOD for that! It’s so soothing and gentle and it does a pretty nice job of getting off all but the most stubborn eye makeup. I squirt some onto damp cotton wool pads and then place over … Read More

Ruth CrillyKlorane Cornflower Eye Makeup Remover

New Dior Campaign Models!

new dior campaign models

I jest, of course; ’tis only me. And beautiful Charlotte from the Dior press office. I’d just like to make it clear, though, that we are both available to shoot the next campaign if we’re needed. I mean, I’ll have to check my schedule and everything, but if I’m not at uni or trying to train the cat not to jump up … Read More

Ruth CrillyNew Dior Campaign Models!

Chanel Vernis in “June”

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Chanel’s ‘June’ nail polish from the Spring 2012 collection is absolutely gorgeous – I’m obsessed with this creamy apricot shade! Last year I bought a cardigan and a top in exactly this colour, so I can’t wait until it’s warm enough that I can wear them again. And be all sad and matchy-matchy.   Here I am hand-posing on a sleeping Mr Bear. My … Read More

Ruth CrillyChanel Vernis in “June”

Cheeky Springtime Scents

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Just quickly, a couple of cute scents for Spring – I’ve been meaning to post these up for a while! 1) Vivienne Westwood’s Cheeky Alice, from £32 at Debenhams.com. This is a fresher, flirtier and slightly more floral scent than ‘Naughty Alice’ and I love the coral-and-gold packaging. There’s a patent red bracelet wrapped around the bottle, which I think is a … Read More

Ruth CrillyCheeky Springtime Scents