Follow Mr Bear

mr bear the cream british shorthair

Due to overbearing demand (well, about twelve people) Mr Bear the British Shorthair now has his own Twitter feed. It saves me clogging up my timeline with constant cat-related rambling (though that will inevitably continue) and gives him a chance to practice his grammar. You can follow him here: Here are a few little snapshots for your amusement. It has … Read More

Ruth CrillyFollow Mr Bear

Model Skincare Routine: The Night Flight

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Perhaps this one is a little obvious; but you’d be surprised how many people don’t cleanse and then moisturise when they fly long-haul. It’s probably more important to do a proper cleanse when flying than at any other time, because you need to moisturise well and you don’t want to be moisturising over a load of grime and makeup! Flying … Read More

Ruth CrillyModel Skincare Routine: The Night Flight

Sunday Tittle Tattle

breakfast smoothie

Sunday Tittle Tattle (noun?): everything from the week that I have forgotten to post about, in easy brunch-sized chunks… Ah. Sunday. This time last week I was doing this: (Drinking a tropical breakfast smoothie at Kitchen-24 in West Hollywood.) Get me! This time this week I am eating Weetabix with a bent spoon and trying to stop the cat from … Read More

Ruth CrillySunday Tittle Tattle

Free DJV Beautenizer Mascara!

Free DJV Beautinizer Mascara!

Flash Giveaway alert! Cult Beauty are giving away a free Fibrewig LX mascara with every order over £40. This is a 48 hour offer and it expires tomorrow night at midnight! The Fibrewig mascara is most definitely deserving of its “cult” status – it’s amazingly long-wearing but simple to remove. I have the volumizing version (see the DJV Mascara review … Read More

Ruth CrillyFree DJV Beautenizer Mascara!

Ask Your Burning Skincare Questions!

Dr Murad

Last week I met the amazing Dr Murad (of Murad skincare products) at his offices in El Segundo, California. He was truly inspirational in his approach to skincare, talking to me about how eating habits and stress play the most important part when it comes to our skin. For a man with a large (and very popular) range of skincare … Read More

Ruth CrillyAsk Your Burning Skincare Questions!

StriVectin-EV Giveaway! (CLOSED)


**UPDATE: the winners of the five prizes are…. Amylee7@xx, annaaa_p@xx, suvi@xx, spiritofradio@xx and angelakilsby@xx. If your email starts with any of those names, then check your inbox and spam! Well done winners – commiserations to everyone else. Don’t cry, I’ll organise another giveaway soon!** I wrote about StriVectin’s new “EV” range a few weeks ago – you can read that … Read More

Ruth CrillyStriVectin-EV Giveaway! (CLOSED)

The Model Goes To Cookery School!

Ruth Crilly Raymond Blanc Cookery School

A few weeks ago I went on the most amazing trip with Joico Haircare to the Raymond Blanc Cookery School. It’s at Le Manoir in Oxfordshire, Raymond Blanc’s incredibly luxurious (and expensive!) hotel and restaurant. Oh, how I wish that I’d written this when it was all fresh in my mind – but L.A. and essay-writing got in the way, … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Model Goes To Cookery School!

Burberry Model-Inspired Natural Makeup

Burberry Beauty Model

I’m back from LA – hurrah! I’m busy collating pictures and video so that I can tell you about my trip, so all of that will be coming to you very soon. In the meantime, I’ve just realised that I posted a very nice makeup video before jetting off, but I didn’t ever embed it into A Model Recommends! Naughty … Read More

Ruth CrillyBurberry Model-Inspired Natural Makeup

How To: Get Glowing Model Skin

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I originally filmed this video in March 2011, but I had to take it down because of issues with the intro. I was annoyed because it had been my most viewed video EVER, but when I was in LA I found the original video file in my MacBook backup folder! So here it is, re-edited and slightly more succinct than … Read More

Ruth CrillyHow To: Get Glowing Model Skin

Klorane Pomegranate for Colour Treated Hair

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I just bloody love this shampoo and conditioner. I can’t think of a bad thing to say about them. They have been formulated for colour-treated hair so that the colour will be protected from fading and dulling just that little bit longer. The blurb claimed to make the colour last “for twice as long”, but as usual this was nigh-on … Read More

Ruth CrillyKlorane Pomegranate for Colour Treated Hair