The Ten Second Good Deed.

British Shorthair Mr Bear

This Youtube competition is really stressing me out! I stooped low yesterday and brought in the big guns to canvas extra votes – yes, I utilised the charms of Mr Bear! Look at his unimpressed face! I tried to make him wave a flag but he wasn’t having any of it.

I’m so sorry to keep harping on about voting, but it would mean so much to me to win this competition! If only a fraction of my readers voted then I’d be in with a chance, so PLEASE take a few seconds (I promise that’s all it is!) to tick a box. You don’t have to enter any information or email address, just click the link and tick the box next to my name at the top of the page!

I’m guessing that many people are trying to vote on a mobile device, and for that you need to go to the bottom of the Youtube blog page and click “View Web Version”. The voting boxes will then appear at the top right hand corner of the screen. Click beside “A Model Recommends” and you’re done! If you’re on a computer then you’ll see the boxes straight away. This all takes ten seconds max!

So there you go – ten seconds of your time and you could really change the future of A Model Recommends. Getting my videos onto the Youtube Homepage would be simply brilliant! OK. Ready? Got ten seconds spare?


If you want to see the video with Mr Bear, it’s here!

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  1. July 18, 2012 / 7:03 am

    You know what’s not cool? You can only vote once! I voted from every computer I have access too but I wish we could vote once a day or something like that :(

  2. Jools
    July 18, 2012 / 7:10 am

    I DID IT AGES AGO!!!!! Now getting everyone I know to vote, including people who don’t know who you are (they do now).
    Good luck honey … x

  3. lisa
    July 18, 2012 / 7:15 am

    I seem to be able to vote every morning this week from my work computer wheres I can’t at home on my iPad…maybe it has something to do with my work laptops not having a fixed IP address?? No idea but I’ll keep voting! Best of luck – you’re currently in the lead :-)

  4. Heidi
    July 18, 2012 / 7:19 am

    Voted on everything I have access to. Good luck!

  5. July 18, 2012 / 7:23 am

    Done. Good luck! x

  6. Sarah
    July 18, 2012 / 7:25 am

    Voted – again! Good luck, hope you beat the crochet guy!

  7. Amanda
    July 18, 2012 / 7:48 am


    I cleared my cookies on my iPad and I was able to vote again – that sentence sounds so strange!

    Spread the word!

    • Lisa
      July 18, 2012 / 1:12 pm

      ooh how do you clear cookies off an iPad?

      • Ruth
        July 18, 2012 / 4:09 pm

        I had no idea!!!! Good job though, really, otherwise I’d be sat there pressing vote then refresh! xx

        • Amanda
          July 19, 2012 / 6:45 am

          To clear your cookies…

          1. Go to settings
          2. Click on the Safari tab
          3. Click on ‘Clear cookies and data’
          4. Vote!

          Lather, rinse and repeat :)

  8. TheMolep
    July 18, 2012 / 8:13 am

    Done – from x2 devices! Good luck Ruth xx

  9. Love in a mist
    July 18, 2012 / 8:15 am

    Already done yesterday :-) xx but who could resist mr bear – you have an unfair advantage now lol!
    Good luck xx

  10. Anna
    July 18, 2012 / 9:34 am

    Done and done.

  11. Maria
    July 18, 2012 / 9:34 am

    Between my computer, my phone, my iPad, and the two browsers I have on each device (Safari and Chrome) I have now successfully voted for you six times :P. Go team Bear!

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 10:39 am

      Thanks so much everyone! I feel like a right nag!! xx

  12. Sastra
    July 18, 2012 / 10:21 am

    Done! You are leading Ruth, by 700ish votes. I ve asked everyone I know to vote too. Good luck.

  13. Melissa
    July 18, 2012 / 10:29 am

    Good Luck Ruth, I’ve voted a few times- keeping my fingers crossed for you! :o)

  14. Syd
    July 18, 2012 / 11:15 am

    Did it twice! Best of luck!

  15. Jessie
    July 18, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    Vote for you~! You are amazing, the 1st now!

  16. July 18, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    Voted – you currently have 61% of the votes so fingers crossed for you! xx

  17. Liea
    July 18, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I voted yesterday,my hubby voted from his pc.. Ur on the lead fingers crossed.. Love ya

  18. Sakina
    July 18, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    I voted for you with all the notebooks,cellphones and computers we have in our home.
    Good luck, kisses from the Netherlands !!!

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 4:08 pm

      That’s so nice of you!!! xx

  19. Pia
    July 18, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    Hi Ruth! I absolutely love your website, you’re so much fun to follow and you give great reviews – definitely voted for you!

    I was wondering whether you had any suggestions for good makeup to use at the beach. I’m going to the seaside in about a month, and would like a nice simple look to wear whilest sunbathing. Obviously nothing too much, just maybe a nice tinted moisturizer, lip stain, and blusher combination that won’t run all over the place in the heat and water. I’m already using Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof mascara (which I love), and of course good sunscreen for the face and body, but I wondered whether you had any other product suggestions.

    Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 11:31 pm

      Honestly? I wouldn’t wear makeup when sunbathing. I don’t know why, it just feels wrong! I’d let your skin breathe – it’s already got SPF on…. You could use the Piz Buin face SPF with shimmer, which is divine, or a BB Cream? Other than that, I’d keep it pretty bare. I’m typing this, though, and already thinking of a makeup look I could do! Oooh, you might have inspired something here! Let me have a think xxx

      • Pia
        July 20, 2012 / 4:35 pm

        Oh good! let me know what you come up with!

  20. Cat
    July 18, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Just voted…1 day left, you have 51%…will do it from homne computer and nook color later on….Good luck!!

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks Cat!!!! x

  21. kirsty forsberg
    July 18, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    Done x

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Kirsty! x

  22. Jackie
    July 18, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    Voted from every device in the house! Hope you win, Good luck Ruth.

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Jackie xx

  23. July 18, 2012 / 8:01 pm

    Ooooh I made the number 7777 – just so you know if you’re a browser fanatic, you can vote from each browser you have (I have about 6… I’m a web developer, it’s a sickness). Added to that, just deleting the cookies from each browser means you can vote again as well. Not sure if that’s strictly kosher, but hey, it all helps!

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 11:30 pm

      Ha! That must be VERY lucky, 7777!Thanks for helping out! x

  24. Ruth
    July 18, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    Just voted!! You are just ahead !!! good luck x x

  25. Liza
    July 18, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    I voted 5 times!!! hope you beat the crochet guy!

    • Ruth
      July 18, 2012 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks Liza! xxx

  26. Syvie
    July 19, 2012 / 12:23 am

    Best stills ever. Especially that first one. Mr. Bear’s nonplussed (or should I say pussed??? Bahaha!) face next to yours, so earnest and concerned, it just cracks me up.

    • Ruth
      July 19, 2012 / 7:00 pm

      Hahaha!!! Nonpussed. I like that! x

  27. Erin
    July 19, 2012 / 1:27 am

    Hope you win.
    I’d also be really interested in you doing a “most-used-products” post. I recently saw a photo of your cat in the sink and I looked at your shelve – I saw NUDE Cleansing Oil on there (or I thought I did) and was shocked to see in another post that you mentioned it was one of your most used products! I’d never heard you speak of it before and am always willing to try anything that Ruth Crilly (you know skincare, evidenced by how many people love your recommendations and have been saved by them) has used and loved. I had a bottle of it lurking in the back of my cabinet, can’t wait to try it! I think I also spot Dermalogica Power Firm as well as a Melvita Rose product…I just have an obsession with other people’s medicine cabinets! Little disturbing, no? I’m overobsessive about skincare.

    • Ruth
      July 19, 2012 / 7:00 pm

      Yes, it’s great! Though I think it was the eye cream you saw. That’s Mr AMR’s, not that he has any clue what brands are good! Hahaha…. x

  28. Allison
    July 19, 2012 / 6:20 am

    Voted on my computer, iphone ipad laptop and got Mr to do the same. Good luck.

    • Ruth
      July 19, 2012 / 9:30 am

      Thanks Allison! x

  29. Kitty
    July 19, 2012 / 6:38 am

    Just voted again. You’re ahead + by even more now!

  30. July 19, 2012 / 6:43 am

    Wow! You really COULD vote more than once! I gave it a shot just now and it worked. Good luck. I’m getting palpitations on your behalf!

  31. Liza
    July 19, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    Just voted for you again and got Mr to do the same. keep up the amazing work and congrats on your wedding anniversary!

  32. Liza
    July 19, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Finally i managed to vote from my ipad!! come on we can do it. We can beat the crochet guy!!!

    • Ruth
      July 19, 2012 / 5:40 pm

      LOL. x

  33. Samara
    July 26, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    when are the results out? I want to know whether we won :)

    • Ruth
      July 27, 2012 / 8:09 am

      30TH!!!! xxx

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