Ruth Crilly food blog

Ice Cream Professional – That’s Me!

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Behold the above photograph, which shows two scoops of frozen raspberry yoghurt, freshly churned and beautifully executed. If I may say so myself. You can also see the churning bucket (right of picture) and the rest of the “fro-yo” ready to be popped into the freezer for later. Time taken to make this healthy and [...]

Beauty Review and Tips

Lanolips Golden Ointment Tin

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A little tin of absolute beauty. For those who dislike the pots of Vaseline (or petroleum jelly in general) Lanolips’ Golden Ointment version is an absolute dream. I’d actually opt for Lanolin over petroleum jelly on any day of the week, no contest – I feel as though Vaseline just sits there, inert, and doesn’t actually do [...]

A Model Recommends Fashion and Beauty Tutorial

Top to Toe Tutorial: Cashmere and the Sultry Eye

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I have a new video format that I hope you’ll enjoy; it incorporates makeup, hair, nails and fashion in one lovely hit! It won’t replace dedicated makeup tutorials, but I do hope that you’ll find these “Top to Tow” videos more interesting and useful. I’m kind of bored of just seeing my head on screen [...]

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

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The new Clarisonic Mia 2 comes with a new beepy function and its very own plastic coffin. I have to say that it’s the plastic case, or “Ghost of Clarisonics Past” that I like most about the new version – the beeps don’t really do it for me. I mostly ignore them anyway, spin-brushing away until [...]


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) Ojon Trade-In Day is on November 8th. Take an empty shampoo or conditioner bottle (any) into your nearest participating John Lewis, House of Fraser or Boots and receive the Damage Reverse Duo (worth £41.50) for [...]

Clarins Eye Quartet In Odyssey

Following the Clarins Smoky Eye Instructions!

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Clarins’ autumn-winter eye palette is the “Odyssey” quartet; a palette with three satin shadows and one that can only be described as “high glitterati”! It’s so shimmery! Large flakes of golden glitter pressed into a creamy shadow base. I followed the instructions that came with the palette to create a very festive smoky eye and I [...]

Una Brennan Superfacialist Review

The Superfacialist Double Cleanse

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 I love this double-cleanse routine from Una Brennan, super facialist. What a superb idea! It’s nothing new, of course, the idea of double-cleansing – most of you probably do it without realising. What I love about this double-cleanse is that it’s all laid out for you. Use the oil, then use the creamy cleanser. Really, I think [...]