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A Model Recommends Christmas Gifts

Yes, the Christmas Gifts are starting to seep in I’m afraid! For the bulk of them, you’ll have to wait for the Christmas Gift Guide, but there are a few things that I can’t resist popping in a bit early. You may well know of my obsession with miniatures by now – if you don’t, then: I’m a little bit obsessed with miniatures.

Look at these little beauties! I’ve already posted in greater detail about the gorgeous Benefit set (see here) but just look at those dinky Jo Malone treats! They are from the Jo Malone cracker, which always sells out in about three days – which is partly why I’ve posted it up early. In this year’s cracker there’s a teeny Lime, Basil and Mandarin Cologne, a 15ml Pomegranate Noir Hand Wash and a 15ml Orange Blossom Body Creme. You can find the cracker at Jo Malone counters and online, it’s £28.

Fan of Thierry Mugler’s fragrances? I, for one, have something of a “thing” for Angel, though I have to be in the right mood. It’s very gourmand. When I wear it I feel a little bit like a walking chocolate cake and it puts me in a perpetual state of  sugar-craving. I can’t resist these minis though – four of them, the bottles perfectly crafted. There’s Angel, Womanity, Alien and Angel Eau de Toilette. The set of four costs £31 from

Just a little reminder: it’s Saturday night tonight, which means only one thing. TV and then total hibernation. If you missed all the fuss about my enforced hibernation rule, then read yesterday’s post here.

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  1. Dave @Label_D
    November 17, 2012 / 9:14 am

    Can’t believe it’s Xmas gift guide mode already, year has gone too quick Wished @AlphaH had a Xmas cracker version of LG/LG Serum/LG Mask (…)

    • RuthCrilly
      November 17, 2012 / 11:38 am

      I know, wouldn’t that be amazing?!! x

      • Dave @Label_D
        November 17, 2012 / 12:25 pm

        Maybe, you could try persuading @AlphaHQ for next year’s ( clap, clap! ) Plus, you were in a vid testimonial on their website. x

        • RuthCrilly
          November 17, 2012 / 9:55 pm

          Really? Hmm. Didn’t know that! I shall go and check it out… x

  2. Raves nd Ramblings - WY
    November 17, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    Oh I absolutely LOVE the Jo Malone Crackers! x

    • Cruz
      November 17, 2012 / 5:35 pm

      I just check online: already sold out… :(

      • RuthCrilly
        November 17, 2012 / 9:54 pm

        They sell out so fast! Check nearest counter xx

  3. Natalie
    November 17, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    Dinner then Hibernation time…So looking forward to it! Thanks for the great idea Ruth!

    • RuthCrilly
      November 17, 2012 / 9:54 pm

      Pleasure! xx

  4. Adeline C.
    November 17, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    So excited for your Christmas gift guide post! Wish we had Jo Malone crackers in Toronto…

    P.S. Just saw you in an ad in the Toronto Life magazine and started shouting and pointing excitedly in a public place….hahaha

    Sweet hibernations!

  5. Tiff
    November 17, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    have you tried the glam glow mud mask? if you do, what do u think of it?

    • Tiff
      November 18, 2012 / 12:08 am

      just saw your review of it in 2011. which mud mask would you recommend more- the glam glow mask or the omorovicza deep cleansing mask? thanks!

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