Sunday Tittle Tattle

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Sunday Tittle Tattle (noun?): everything from the week that I have forgotten to post about, in easy brunch-sized chunks…

1) Those who wanted a list of the products used in the Burberry Nude video for the Telegraph, it’s here: telegraph-burberry-nude

2) If you’ve been on holiday in a soundproofed box and missed my important Telegraph news, you can catch up here: Ruth Crilly for The Telegraph

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3) Bees. BEES! What an amazing word! If you want to help save ’em, you can sign this petition right here. Neal’s Yard wants the government to ban one of the powerful pesticides that is widely used here that kills off the bees. I’m kind of more concerned about the fact that it’s 7,000 times more toxic than DDT, which was banned because it had chronic effects on the immune system and vital organs…but the bees are very important too. Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely range has been launched as part of the whole bee “thing” going on – it’s actually pretty gorgeous. The products are bee-eautifully fragranced, but are more orangey than honey-ey. (?!) My favourite from the range is the shower gel, though the hand cream is pretty nice – it’s my current overnight hand treatment of choice. The hand cream is £10 and the shower gel £14, both from Neal’s Yard Remedies or

Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick review

4) Chanel Rouge Allure Lipsticks….blimey. Have you seen these? They are so unbelievably chic. Black casing with a clicky gold end that produces the lipstick. It’s quite something! Reminds me a little of the Chanel purse sprays, except that those twist rather than pop up. There are some new shades in a different formula that have just launched and my favourite, so far, is Excentrique. It’s a hot, bright orangey-red and it almost looks fluorescent on the skin. The picture above doesn’t really capture the full power of this baby! Have a look at the Rouge Allures here:
5) Surprising discovery of the year: a mineral foundation that I actually like! Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation doesn’t feel drying or cakey, it just gives a lovely, blurred finish. I like the cubic packaging with the brush that niftily pops out of the lid and I like the subtle fragrance. It’s easy to build up to a decent coverage and it seems to have good lasting power. I’ll do a review soon! You can find it at House of Fraser – I’ve been using the shade “sand”.

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  1. Asma
    September 23, 2012 / 6:49 am

    Yes I love the Chanel Rouge Allure’s.. i wore the “Excessive” shade on my wedding (the ceremony lasted 3 days, i wore it the first day.)

    • Chloe S
      September 23, 2012 / 9:53 am

      Ruth, I love your jumper in the above pic, where did you get it and could you do a fashion post on things to wear for the transition into autumn winter please. X

      • RuthCrilly
        September 24, 2012 / 9:31 am

        ASOS but last year! x

  2. September 23, 2012 / 12:03 pm

    Do you need good skin to begin with for the Clarins…Powder Foundation? How “decent” is the coverage? Love the gorgeous packaging.

    • RuthCrilly
      September 24, 2012 / 9:30 am

      No, I don’t think so, I have had bad breakouts recently due to stress and I use a liquid foundation first and this over the top in the problem areas. It does a great job! x

    • RuthCrilly
      September 24, 2012 / 10:37 pm

      BTW, see latest video for the Clarins mineral in action! xx

  3. maria
    September 23, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    The sweater you wear in the first picture looks nice, brand???

    • RuthCrilly
      September 24, 2012 / 9:30 am

      ASOS, but last year x

  4. September 23, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    very nice sunday post.
    the bee thing…it’s a major issue. if the bees die, then the plants/trees/etc will die, which means we will die. we cannot survive without the bees. look it up. it’s a scary thing for scientists right now. they are an important (very highly highly important) part of the entire eco system and life itself. just in case you didn’t know. xx

    • Asma
      September 24, 2012 / 1:20 pm

      Apparently all our Wi-Fi and satellites and radio waves also disturb them (or so i read), who knew? :(

  5. WY
    September 23, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    ooh can’t wait for your mineral powder review, that one look very chic! x

  6. Sami Rahman
    September 23, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I’ve had my eye on the Chanel lipsticks for ages now! So tempted but I’m not sure what colour to go for :/

    • RuthCrilly
      September 24, 2012 / 9:29 am

      This one! x

  7. September 23, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    I just watched the Burberry Nude Look video. There’s something so enchanting about your eyes without any makeup! I can picture you in some fantasy movie like LOTR or Stardust. n_n

    • RuthCrilly
      September 24, 2012 / 9:29 am

      What is LOTR? xx

      • Carla
        September 24, 2012 / 11:04 am

        lord of the rings!

        • RuthCrilly
          September 24, 2012 / 10:36 pm

          Ah, OK. As long as I’m not an evil character! x

  8. Camille
    September 24, 2012 / 4:22 am

    I also used to find all mineral foundation are cakey and make my skin feel dry, just like you, but i recently discovered a Brand called Lily Lolo that has really nice products !

    • RuthCrilly
      September 24, 2012 / 9:29 am

      Ooh, I’ll look into them! x

    • Lisa
      January 8, 2013 / 5:08 pm

      Jane Iredale also makes awesome mineral makeups but they are REALLY expensive! :(

  9. Kathrin
    September 24, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    Ruth, I really enjoy reading your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your tips. xoxo

    • RuthCrilly
      September 25, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks for reading! x

  10. RuthCrilly
    September 24, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    LOL. That is why I say bees all the time. COVERED IN BEES! xx

  11. Lisa
    September 25, 2012 / 11:41 am

    Have you ever tried clarins beauty flash balm? What is up with this product? The saleswoman at bloomies told me one thing about it but the reviews on line say to use it a totally different way. Is this product just hype?

    • RuthCrilly
      September 25, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      I do NOT get Beauty Flash Balm! After years and years of trying to work out how it can do any good, I’ve given up!

      • Sofia
        September 29, 2012 / 11:48 am

        it’s a primer non?

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