Beauty In my Lingerie Drawer…

Beauty In my Lingerie Drawer

Look what I found in my lingerie drawers! (OK, one of my lingerie drawers.) A selection of pretty things – what a nice surprise! The two boxes on the left contain French Talc and fig-scented bath “bombs” – little sacks of fabric that fragrance the bathwater beautifully. Or they did, they’re quite old now so I don’t know whether they … Read More

Ruth CrillyBeauty In my Lingerie Drawer…

A Chat with my Colourist!

Ruth Crilly Model Hair

For a while now, my tresses have been cared for by the wonderful people at Trevor Sorbie in Covent Garden. I thought that it was high time I had a little chat with my colourist, John Spanton, and asked him exactly what he did with my hair. It’s all about the cool tones, apparently! John makes it all sound very … Read More

Ruth CrillyA Chat with my Colourist!

Five Great Lipsticks for Hollywood Glamour!

Ruth Crilly Model Hollywood Glamour

 Getting all arty with my montage there… Five glamorous lipsticks, two pairs of very cool sunglasses. You’ve had a sneaky preview of this video already (recent posts on Hollywood Glamour) but this is the Real McCoy, so to speak. It’s quite self-explanatory, really – there are two very bright lipsticks (the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain and the Lancome … Read More

Ruth CrillyFive Great Lipsticks for Hollywood Glamour!

Tom Ford Summer Collection Video – Foiled!

Tom Ford Summer Collection Video

 I have been trying – and trying is the operative word here – to film a look inspired by Tom Ford’s beautiful summer collection. I direct you to the photograph below: the inspiration. It looks simple, really, doesn’t it? But it’s not! The products (shown above) are absolutely incredible but I want to capture that luminous, pale-skin look in contrast to … Read More

Ruth CrillyTom Ford Summer Collection Video – Foiled!

A Safe Tan, Faster?

Piz Buin Tan and Protect

I am deeply impressed with Piz Buin’s Tan and Protect range. I have used loads of Piz Buin products before, including the amazing In Sun Ultra Light Spray which is an absolute cinch to apply. I’ll hold my hands up and admit to the fact that I like having a tan. It’s almost like swearing these days, to say that you … Read More

Ruth CrillyA Safe Tan, Faster?

Fornasetti: James Bond is in my Office.

Fornasetti Scented Incense

Sorry, went a bit overboard with my title there! But do you like my image? I have decided that – wherever possible, and time permitting – I will try and provide my own images from now on rather than stock images. I used the PR images until now for simple product shots, because they were clean and clear and looked … Read More

Ruth CrillyFornasetti: James Bond is in my Office.

Surprise Polaroids on Google Images!

Fashion Model

I am at a total loss as to when these polaroids were taken! I absolutely love the outfit! It’s a shame that I’ve kind of shrunk that skirt – maybe I’ll dig it out and see if I can re-shape it. It’s weird though; I have a complete memory fail when it comes to these photographs. I was Googling myself … Read More

Ruth CrillySurprise Polaroids on Google Images!

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum


I genuinely thought that I had written this review a long, long time ago. I can’t really begin to understand why I didn’t, or if I did (which I think I did), where on earth it has gone! You’ve heard me go on and on and on about Liquid Gold. You must have done. Even if you have previously followed … Read More

Ruth CrillyAlpha-H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum

Housekeeping in the Heat

Cream British Shorthair in Sink!

Whoo! It is H-O-T here in London! As a sun-worshipper you’d think that I’d have been basking in my roof-garden but no, I have been house-keeping. Not the domestic kind, but the technical computer-based kind. In yet another hurdle that has been set before me, my database decided to develop a bit of a problem with one of the features … Read More

Ruth CrillyHousekeeping in the Heat

Takeaway Alternative: Fresh Prawn & Spinach Curry

Cooking Video: Prawn and Spinach Healthy Curry

Hooray! Another cooking video! This time I’m looking at a really quick and easy takeaway (takeout) alternative – the healthy curry. I am OBSESSED with homemade curries – I have every spice in the book and I probably make a curry at least once or twice a week. I’m not talking “tikka masala” here or whatever crud-in-an-oily-plastic-tub gets delivered from … Read More

Ruth CrillyTakeaway Alternative: Fresh Prawn & Spinach Curry