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Monthly Favourites – With My Mum!

Ruth Crilly Model and Christine Mum

A favourites video with a difference this month: say hello to my Mum! Some of you may know her already from her blog, My Mum Says – if you haven’t read it then do have a little look, I’ll pop the link underneath the video pane. My Mum is almost as obsessed with lovely beauty things as I am – she has quite similar tastes, too, though her skincare routine is obviously a little different. There are quite a few things in her makeup bag that I also use on a regular basis – the Omorovicza Complexion Enhancer is on both of our “can’t live without” lists – but there were a few surprises, including a Benefit eye palette that looked as though it had been manufactured in the 18th Century.

I have all of my fingers and toes crossed that the right video appears below; there’s been a massive Youtube glitch recently which has meant that all of my video screens have been playing the latest video upload, rather than the ones they are supposed to be playing! Very annoying, but let’s hope that they sort it out soon. If it’s not the right video, then you can view the correct one by clicking this link: http://youtu.be/y_1Nd7wZfT4

I should add, too, that I filmed, edited and uploaded this video from the iPad Mini that I got for my birthday from Mr AMR. It’s sometimes a little funny with how it adjusts to tiny changes in the light, but overall the quality is pretty good. Let me know what you think – obviously it’s more for emergency purposes, really, as I have my big Canon DSLR, but I think that it produces quite a clear sound and picture for such a tiny thing!

Right, here we go. Prepare to meet the Mother – all on your best behaviour, please!

My Mum’s blog: http://mymumsays.wordpress.com/

Link to Alpha-H Liquid Gold reviews:http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2011/08/17/liquid-gold-and-the-leap-of-faith/

Effaclar Duo Video:http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2012/11/15/how-to-beat-breakouts-acne-tips/

Givenchy Foundation Review:http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2012/11/22/my-current-makeup-routine-for-film…

Real Techniques Buffing Brush is part of the Core Collection: http://tidd.ly/16565122

My Mum’s faves were: Perfekt Face Gel, Omorovicza Complexion Enhancer, Caudalie Premier Cru, Clinique Chubby Sticks.

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  1. (For some reason my comment was copied under your previous post)
    Your mum is gorgeous and so nice. Nothing like good genes uh? ;))
    Have a good day

  2. There’s no video and the link doesn’t work…

  3. You and your mum are an adorable duo. A TV network should snag you two up.

  4. I love the two of you together. And your mum’s blog is as funny as your own. I see where you got the genes you were blessed with!

  5. Ruth, I adore this video. A-D-O-R-E. Please can you do a post on how you filmed the video using your I pad mini. Also, on your recommendation I bought the Liquid Gold and Liz Earle. Still waiting for it to arrive in the post. I’m going to order the scarf now from ASOS. I love it!

    • Thank you! I don’t think they still have the scarf… You could try an actual Warehouse and see if they still do it though! xx

  6. Absolutely brilliant, great vid x

  7. You two look really cute together…

  8. I LOVED this video! I’ve read your mom’s blog before and she is SO funny–seeing you two together was really, really great! You should definitely do this more often! :D

  9. 2 things. First, your mom is amazing! Second, a quick word on Effaclar Duo. I have been using the US version of Effaclar Duo for a month, and it’s amazing. I bought it on your recommendation, and I am so glad that I did! It has cleared up my mild to moderate acne, and I have not has as much post mark redness and hyper pigmentation. I use it once a day in the morning all over my face, and I follow with moisturizer and sunscreen. The directions on the tube actually recommend that you use it all over your face two to three times a day, but I think that would be overkill. (Night usage would interfere with my Liquid Gold, plus BP tends to stain pillowcases). Using it all over my face once a day hasn’t overdried my skin. However, I have noticed that my usually oily skin has been more combination skin after starting this. I don’t know whether that is because of the Effaclar or because we are going into winter. Nonetheless, I find that even though it contains BP in a high percentage, I don’t get any itchiness or flakiness that is usually associated with BP products. I love the US version of Effaclar Duo. I think it is a great skincare find.

  10. your mum is so lovely. than you for sharing. Love your videos and your daily mix tv videos are great! Happy Christmas Ruth!

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