Massive Thanks – and Apologies…

Just a quickie to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Youtube contest. Results come in (inexplicably!) on the 30th July, so I shall be on holiday when they do, but will be sure to have my laptop on and waiting!

I’m sorry to all of those who heard me banging on about the contest over and over again – those who follow on Twitter and Facebook and Youtube as well as here on the site must have wanted to press the mute button on me! So my most sincere apologies – I promise that I wouldn’t have kept repeating myself unless for a good cause. And it worked, because when voting closed I was 1,600 votes up on my nearest competitor, so here’s hoping that I win. Apparently a board of judges look at your video content and number of views, too – and lots of you watch the videos, so thanks for that as well. You lovely bunch.


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  1. July 20, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    Fingers and toes crossed for you, Ms Crilly. I can certainly see why you went all out, it’s a huge biggie if you win : ) And I’m sure everyone whose a part of your world realises that. I was happy to do what I could. Good luck. I have a good feeling about this. x x

    • Ruth
      July 20, 2012 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Yasmin! xx

  2. Nancy
    July 20, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Voted as many times I could both from computer and iphone, I hope you win – you deserve it!
    But I don’t want you to become too popular because you’re like *MY* friend and not everyone’s -ha it’s official I’m completely psycho and I should wait those kind doctors with white suits to come and pick me up.
    Until then I’ll have a look at your new video which by the way is lovely!


    • Ruth
      July 20, 2012 / 10:56 pm

      Haha! Thanks Nancy. I promise I will always be just the way I am! xx

  3. Shelley Bennett
    July 20, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    Everything crossed for you Ruth and please let us know as soon as you do. We are just as excited for you and you deserve to win big time!! xx

    • Ruth
      July 20, 2012 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks Becca! x

  4. July 20, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    It is great how much effort you have put into your beauty posts so far. So this contest is our chance to say thank you for sharing your daily routine and more… :-)

    • Ruth
      July 20, 2012 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks! xx

  5. July 20, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Ruth I hope you win, I’ll keep my fingers crossed and enjoy your holiday! x

  6. July 20, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    If you want to win, you gotta make some noise. So fingers, toes and other bits crossed. Have rubbed my lucky guinea pig for extra measure too!

    • Ruth
      July 20, 2012 / 10:55 pm

      Lucky G Pig! AW! Name? xx

  7. Elsa
    July 20, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    good luck ruth!!!
    I really wish you win this thing, you deserve it!!
    btw, well done with reminding everyone to vote, since I have the memory of a fly sometimes :)
    big hugs <3 elsa x

  8. Sophia
    July 20, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Ahh I’ve got my fingers crossed! I voted for you! Its a shame it didn’t let you vote every day! xxx

  9. Claire
    July 20, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    I know you will win!

  10. July 20, 2012 / 10:06 pm

    Aww, bless you! It will (note the PMA) be well deserved and I’m glad to have contributed :) Now, go and have a ruddy good anniversary weekend and drink wine. Wine is good. Or champers. I’ll admire my birdbath… ;) x

    • Ruth
      July 20, 2012 / 10:54 pm

      Hahaha!! That cracked me up so much when I read it – I read it out to Mr AMR and he “LOLd” xx

  11. Julia
    July 20, 2012 / 10:56 pm

    random comment, but I am in search of a new foundation and have no idea what to pick. I am 19 yrs. and have combination skin. What would you suggest? Thanks so much and good luck on the youtube contest from Boston, USA!

    • Ruth
      July 21, 2012 / 9:05 am

      Budget? xx

      • Julia
        July 21, 2012 / 2:57 pm

        Any price range really although preferably not over $55. Thank you so much!

        • Ruth
          July 26, 2012 / 10:12 am

          All of the latest high-end ones are lovely – the YSL Teint Touche Eclat, the Chanel Perfection, Chanel Aqua compact… If you want something sheer, then Dior’s HydraLife tinted moisturiser is great, so is NARS. xx

  12. July 21, 2012 / 1:09 am

    Goo luck. You deserve it!

  13. Shelley
    July 21, 2012 / 4:04 am

    I voted for u & I hope u win coz u deserve too :) ur my fav YouTuber so I’ve got everything crossed for u xx

  14. Yulia
    July 21, 2012 / 4:18 am

    Oh, Ruth! No need for apologies! U r easily one of the best beauty gurus on YouTube, giving most useful tips & U deserve many more subscibers! Voting for U was the least people could do! xx

  15. Amanda
    July 21, 2012 / 8:06 am

    Im sure you’ve got it in the bag but if on the oh so slim chance you’ve not, I’ll be shaking my fist in anger for you!

    Well done, Ruth! :)

  16. Humera
    July 21, 2012 / 8:09 am

    Fingers crossed. All the best xx

  17. Liz
    July 21, 2012 / 8:14 am

    I’d be so happy for you if that worked out!! You really deserve it! Hope you have a great trip, I’ll be gone too xx (breaking both arms and leg attempting to windsurf for the first time in my life!)

  18. Love in a mist
    July 21, 2012 / 8:27 am

    Ahhh bless ! You’re so welcome, it was no trouble at all, we want ‘our’ Ruth to win so we all made sure that you WILL win, the AMR army was rallied lol!
    Have a lovey holiday xxxx

  19. piscohof
    July 21, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Flipping heck, don’t apologise. I’m very grateful for your posts and I have worried a few times about how much work you put in and whether you get a fair return. It’s good to have the opportunity to thank you in a way that helps you.

  20. Gaya
    July 21, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Waiting to see you on youtube’s homepage. You deserve it Ruth so don’t worry about “harrassing” us. XX

  21. July 23, 2012 / 1:37 am

    We hope you win Ruth. It’s so refreshing to watch someone on YouTube who has wonderful content to share, but who also acts natural. You have a great sense of humor! Keep doing what you do.


    • Ruth
      July 23, 2012 / 8:52 am

      Thanks so much xx

  22. July 23, 2012 / 9:10 am

    Don’t apologise Ruth! If you hadn’t had blogged/made a video about it, I wouldn’t have never about the contest!

    Good luck x

  23. Rachel
    July 23, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    I hope you WIN WIN WIN!!! An amusing side note, I actually used to subscribe to said nearest competitor. Because deep down I’m really 30 something going on granny who likes to craft myself something woolly each winter. :p

    • Ruth
      July 23, 2012 / 11:49 pm

      Hahahaha!!!!! Brilliant! I have got quite into his vids too! x

  24. Qim
    July 26, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    I agree with Nancy! :)

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