ruth crilly santa hat

I’M OFFICIALLY ON HOLIDAY. Oh, sorry, was I shouting? I just want to make it perfectly clear, to myself, that I must now relax and try not to do anything until mid-January. Have no fear that all posts are scheduled – make sure you’re signed up to the Daily Fix if you want to receive the breakfast email. (It comes at breakfast … Read More


Fringe or No Fringe – You Decided.

Ruth Crilly Model Beauty Blogger

The title makes it sound as though I would have let you all decide for me, week before last, when I asked for a quick poll on the “fringe/no fringe” issue! In actual fact, if most of you had said “Fringe” then I probably would have gone for it, if only as a result of peer pressure. Thankfully, though, most of you … Read More

Ruth CrillyFringe or No Fringe – You Decided.

Christmas Makeup Palettes

burberry shadow quad review

Some beautiful little makeup treasures for you today; I’ve given all of these a good old test and they are all gorgeous! I often steer clear of palettes because there are always shades included that seem to have no logical purpose. Bright purple eyeshadows and magenta lipstick shades, for example. I know it’s boring, but, on the whole, neutral shades … Read More

Ruth CrillyChristmas Makeup Palettes

Sh*tfit of the Day: “Sleeps Until Christmas”


What is this “sleeps” business? When did we, as adults, start saying “sleeps” instead of “days”? I can’t bear it! I’m banning it from my life and if I hear anyone say it I am going to put my fingers in my ears and go “NAHAHAHAHAHAHNAAAA” like a fire engine whilst stamping my feet. I’m well aware that I have … Read More

Ruth CrillySh*tfit of the Day: “Sleeps Until Christmas”

The Candle Video – Start Feeling Festive!

christmas candle gift guide

Yes, the annual candle video is here again. Flame-flickering, wick-smouldering, wax-dripping pornography for those who want their home fragrances hot. (WHERE THE HELL DID THAT JUST COME FROM? You can tell it’s nearly the end of the year, can’t you?) I love making the candle videos. They’re more of a visual indulgence than a gift guide, really, but I should point … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Candle Video – Start Feeling Festive!

Christmas Haircare Coffrets

Christmas Haircare Coffrets

I have to say: haircare does not make the ideal Christmas present. There’s something distinctly unglamorous about even the most lush and effective hair products – I suppose it’s just hard to package them up in a sexy way! I have, however, done a little rummaging through the coffrets on offer this year and found some little gems. Or BIG … Read More

Ruth CrillyChristmas Haircare Coffrets

Do Not Disturb: Loungewear Testing in Progress

loungewear review

Oh yes, oh yes. I am busy scheduling posts for the next three weeks so that I can turn off my computer, cover it with a dust sheet and not switch it back on until mid-January. I will be checking in, of course, on my iPad and making sure that everyone’s OK and not being driven mad by family members … Read More

Ruth CrillyDo Not Disturb: Loungewear Testing in Progress

My Favourite Gadgets of 2012!

Ruth Crilly Gadget Vlog

Don’t be scared – we’re not about to embark on a techy-talk here, it’s just my run-down of the brilliant gadgetry that has landed at AMR HQ this year. A couple of the gadgets (Babyliss Big Hair and the Kindle) are pre-2012, but no matter; they’re the ones that are really standing the test of time. The Big Hair is … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Favourite Gadgets of 2012!

Laura Mercier Deluxe Travel Brush Collection

laura mercier deluxe brush review travel

I’m often a little wary of travel brushes; some of the applicators in the mini sets are fiddly and too small to be of any real use. Not so, thankfully, with the Laura Mercier brushes in her Deluxe Travel Brush Collection. The quality is just perfect and really, the only way in which these differ from the standard full-size is that … Read More

Ruth CrillyLaura Mercier Deluxe Travel Brush Collection

Sunday Tittle Tattle

alpha-h liquid gold

There’s not a Sunday Tittle Tattle every week, but there must have been a fair few this year. I think that it’s definitely here to stay! It’s quite useful for me to be able to relay little chunks of info and ponderings that I wouldn’t otherwise find space to include – like a weekly purge of my brain onto the webpage. Is … Read More

Ruth CrillySunday Tittle Tattle