January Beauty Round-Up

I’ve been very slack with my monthly beauty Round-Ups, sorry! Twitter followers will know that I’ve been in bed for a week (over a week, actually, now) with a bad chest infection, but I slapped on some makeup to film the video below because I thought you might be missing me. (Ha!) Enjoy – product links and a link to my new channel, Model Scrapbook, are below the video pane.

Model Scrapbook Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ModelScrapbook

Products Mentioned/Worn:

La Roche Posay Lipikar: http://tidd.ly/6b7725da

Liz Earle Haircare: Liz Earle Haircare: http://goo.gl/M46l3

Lierac DioptiCalm: http://tidd.ly/30ead38f

Monu Balm: http://tidd.ly/801dbad0

Barefoot Recovery Cream: http://tidd.ly/8cbf8b31

Heal Gel: http://goo.gl/KHl9p

Avon Cashmere Magic in Ivory: http://goo.gl/S10N4

NARS Pago Pago: http://tidd.ly/29aec561

Body Shop Satsuma Shimmer: http://goo.gl/aDQ3M

Givenchy Compact Powder in Peach Plumetis (83): http://tidd.ly/b627909d

Estee Lauder 5 Colour Eye Shadow in Bronze Dunes: http://tidd.ly/6a8d3621

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  1. Eva
    February 1, 2012 / 7:33 am

    Hi Ruth, thank you for getting up for us. Saw the body round up and was like Yay! :D

    Question, is the modelscrapbook thing to replace the anonymous model site? Otherwise I’ll just remove that from my bookmarks.

    • Ruth
      February 2, 2012 / 12:27 am

      @Eva I have been slack with that site! I may close it as I simply don’t have time to write on that as well – I may as well just post random things on here? Something to think about I suppose! No, the Scrapbook is a new channel for more random vids! x

  2. Moxie
    February 1, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Of course we missed you, but you should be in bed resting! take care! Following new channel. X

  3. February 1, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Poor Ruth! Hope you feel better soon. If it’s any consolation you look super-healthy and glowing in that video. I almost don’t believe you’re ill, in fact :p

    Take care.

  4. Kiki
    February 1, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Hey Ruth,

    Great video as always!

    Whenever I want to try out a new product or brand I like to look at your site to see if you have reviewed or tried it already because you have tried so much and I trust your opinion. There is however one brand I have recently discovered that I have never seen on your site, Herbal Elementolgy. I just wanted to ask if this was because you had not had the chance to try their brand or because you don’t like it?

    Kiki x

    • Ruth
      February 2, 2012 / 12:26 am

      @Kiki I haven’t tried yet – I shall add them to my ever-growing list! x

  5. ewa
    February 1, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    I come from Poland and I would like to ask you about eyes. What do you do to have a fresh look. Your eyes always look very rested. I always have a problem because my eyes look tired and are red.

    p.s. Do you know very good eyelash conditioner?


    • Ruth
      February 2, 2012 / 12:26 am

      @Ewa drink enough water, don’t smoke or drink too much alcohol and get plenty of sleep. Sadly, those are the boring things that seem to work! xx

  6. February 1, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    if that’s what you look like when you’re sick, i hate you!! no amount of products would make me look as good as you, if i had the flu!

  7. Chloe Elizabeth
    February 1, 2012 / 7:59 pm


  8. sharon
    February 2, 2012 / 10:33 am

    hey Ruth,
    im an Asian and i have terrible acne on my skin.
    any recommended products? and my skin is sensitive.
    please help! thanks

  9. ewa
    February 2, 2012 / 11:59 am

    I sleep 9 hours a day. I know from the movies that you smoke and still have rested eyes. Do you use any eye drops?

    • Ruth
      February 2, 2012 / 3:10 pm

      @Ewa I haven’t smoked for over four years now, it definitely did make a difference when I did smoke – they were sore more often. I don’t use eye drops but I try to stay well hydrated and not spend too much time at the computer or staring at my iPhone! x

  10. ewa
    February 2, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    Thank you Ruth xx

  11. flick
    February 2, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    @ewa just a thought: it might be a good idea to see if you have any allergies? I have hayfever and take an overthecounter antihistamine in the summer, turns out that I also have a dust allergy which was making my eyes red (not just in the summer) so I try to manage that and my eyes look much better.

  12. elly
    February 2, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Ruth
    Have you tried any of the La Sultane de Saba face products? Was thinking of trying their Rose Argan face oil? I like to check with you before I buy! :)

    Elly x

    • Ruth
      February 2, 2012 / 11:34 pm

      @Elly I haven’t! Where do you get them from? x

  13. elly
    February 3, 2012 / 9:54 am

    The Dolphin square spa use and stock the full range.
    I went for a massage there with my fiance on your recommendation and we both loved it. x

    • Ruth
      February 3, 2012 / 6:21 pm

      @Elly oh I’m so glad!! Right, I shall have a look next time I’m there. xx

  14. Naomi
    February 3, 2012 / 11:09 am

    Hi Ruth. I just wanted to ask whether you recommend cleansing morning and evening? I currently do and use Oskia Perfect Cleanser (I also love Liz Earle Clease and Polish). This seems to be working okay for me but I wonder if i’m abit addicted to cleansig (!) Is it enough just to use a cleansing water in the morning and if so could you recommend one? Thanks :-)

    • Ruth
      February 3, 2012 / 6:20 pm

      @Naomi cleansing twice a day is absolutely OK! I think good cleansing is almost more important than moisturising – if you’re using a good cleanser it won’t strip the skin and leave it vulnerable, so there’s no reason not to cleanse twice a day! Type in Bioderma into the search box and have a look at my Micellar water post! x

  15. Love in a mist
    February 3, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    Just caught up with this video, hope you are feeling better today xx I’ve just ordered the Avon cashmere touch foundation plus two others this afternoon, (need to try snd economise a little bit)how strange lol! Glad to see you like it, your skin looked superb om camera which shade are you using? I’ve ordered ivory but it did look abit dark for a ivory shade online, my skins abit fairer than yours, anyway it was £8! Bargin!
    Ruth also have you tried steam cream? I’ve just discovered it OMG, it’s to die for!

    • Ruth
      February 3, 2012 / 6:18 pm

      @Loveinamist atural Beige I think, though I have Ivory too! Steamcream is fab, I talked about it in one of my Xmas vids! xx

  16. February 4, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    Hi ruth i’m in love with your blog! Just wondering how you store all your beauty products and makeup? I know you must have loads and loads…it’d be great to see/hear how u arrange it all? thanks! x

    • Ruth
      February 4, 2012 / 9:28 pm

      @Mina I don’t, it’s utter, utter chaos! : (

  17. Sophia
    February 16, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I’ve just ordered the Heal Gel as I had a c-section a month ago and I am hoping it will help with the scar. Another friend who had surgery also recommended it to me so I will let you know how I get on!



    • Ruth
      February 17, 2012 / 5:53 pm

      @Sophia oh I’d love to know how you get on! xx

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