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Ruth’s Luxury Gift Ideas!

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Well. I have been beavering away to relaunch my Luxury Gift Ideas site – those old-school followers may remember it in its first incarnation? Yes, Dear Friends, I’m talking about Keep Calm and Shop! It’s back! You need never be stuck for a gift idea again – and, if you always get terrible presents from your loved [...]

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Oh-Morovicza!

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Quite a shocking old discount over on Omorovicza – 30% off everything for Black Friday/Cyber Weekend/whatever in God’s name it’s called! If you wanted to try the Deep Cleansing Mask (one of my top ten products of all time) or the Queen of Hungary Mist (amazing) or the Copper Peel, or…oh, the list is too long! I [...]

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My Current Makeup Routine for Filming…

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Here’s my latest video – the makeup routine that I’ve been following for my latest bout of filming days. (Daily Mix TV launches next week, by the way – if you’re not subscribed, you can find all of the details on this page here.) If you were interested in seeing the Givenchy Matte foundation in [...]

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Padron Peppers – Perfect Tapas!

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I have been waiting for about a year for Waitrose to get Padron Peppers back in stock. If you’ve never had Padron Peppers then do grab a bag and try them; they’re little green peppers with a mild, ever-so-slightly spicy taste, but one in every twenty or thirty has a serious kick. It’s like Pepper Roulette! You [...]

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Feeling Festive?

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I’m knee-deep in fake snow and I must say, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at A Model Recommends HQ! I have to start my festivities a little earlier than most because of the Christmas Gift Guides, but I actually like having those extra couple of weeks to feel nicely festive and build up [...]

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Python Print Lingerie – Racy Girl-Next-Door!

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Stella McCartney’s new-ish “Stella” lingerie is well worth a good look. Breaking free from my addiction to Calvin Klein’s Customised Lift bras (it was getting boring, I had five in different colours!) I decided to funk things up in the underwear department. I went for a python-print bra and three – yes three – pairs of laser-cut [...]

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This Works: And So To Bed

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At the risk of sending you all to sleep, I’m going to talk about Hibernation again! You did catch my wintery, sleepy video didn’t you? If you didn’t, the post and video are HERE. I just wanted to revisit some of the products that I included in the video; This Works deep sleep treatments. I didn’t show [...]

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The Monday Miaow

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On Saturday I purchased this brilliant cushion from Rory Dobner. I have wanted one for ages, but they always seemed to be sold out! Now it’s winging its way to me and I am pleased as punch. It will make a brilliant focal point in my bedroom – it’s very Alice in Wonderland don’t you think? It was [...]