Sunday Tittle Tattle

sunday beauty and fashion blog

1) I just typed Sunday Tired Tattle by mistake! Do you think my brain is trying to tell me something? I’m feeling a little out of sorts – possibly because of my shockingly poor diet recently (see yesterday’s post) but mainly, I think, because this year has just been so bloody hectic! My brain whizzes around at a million miles an hour from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed. Even when I try to relax and listen to my meditation app I end up making to-do lists! Roll on Christmas. I think I might buy everything ready made and just sit in bed for a week – wheel the telly in on a trolley and eat Aunt Bessie’s yorkshire puddings! The photograph above was accidental – I opened iMovie on my Mac and there I was, looking depressed as you like, sat in my pyjamas and Cardigown and with greasy hair. Yum. Also, spot the hole in the back of my shelves. This is the kind of disarray my new home is in.

2) Many of you signed up to Jane British Beauty Blogger‘s first Beauty Box and said that you loved it and Jane is back with a second! You can see all of the details over on her site here, but (spoiler alert) I can tell you there’s some REN in there, some gorgeous bits from l’Occitane and a full-sized lipgloss from Rouge Bunny Rouge. The box costs £22 and the contents value is £150 – could be a very nice Christmas present for someone, especially if you’d like to introduce them to lots of different brands at once!

beauty and fashion news

3) This week’s Mr Bear photograph. Another one of him in his tunnel. He hasn’t been very keen on posing lately, I must put him in fancy dress or something, get those pics rolling in…


  1. I’m not a cat person but this is an amazing shot. Award-winning, potentially. He has SO much personality. And his sweet little face is so perfect. It’s possible that this picture has just made me a cat person.

  2. Parsimonious Penny

    For some reason I feel that Mr Bear looks less Bear-like today! He seems quite solemn and regal, like he’s contemplating the world over a little turtle plush toy…

  3. I’m hoping some day there will be beauty boxes that ship to Europe for a reasonable price :D Pretty please?
    You’ll get there, Ruth! The present chaos will soon turn into a lovely cosy home. But there’s fun in planning and decorating too…

  4. Ha… the hole comment cracked me up… was wondering about that!


  5. I know you’ve just moved in and everything, but could you please please pleeeease do a video on how you organize your bathroom, and where you put all your products? Please?

    • Well, it might be six months or so because I actually have NO storage until I build a new bathroom! : )

  6. I prescribe a box and catnip for Mr B, and shopping for Ms Crilly xxx

  7. Isabelle McWilliam

    Janes box sounds brill!

  8. seems like its time 4 someone to take a good long vacation probably in Maldives! nice warm weather, sun-kist mornings and laid-back evenings

  9. It might not cheer you up much – but having had horrible skin all my life (lumps, underbumps, oil, redness, itching – you name it I’ve had it) now at 60+ my skin is clear and remarkably wrinkle free for my age – so just hang in there and look forward to being a late bloomer. Oily skin does have an upside if you can wait long enough.

  10. Hello Ruth. I have only just recently discovered you, after my line manager (of all people) recommended taking a look at your webpages and now I am addicted! I too suffer with combination/oily skin but following your recommendations, I purchased the Glamglow mask and a collection of Alpha-H products. My skin has calmed down so much and so far (touch wood) I haven’t suffered any terrible outbreaks. Thank you sooo much for your advice. Keep it up! Ps. Like everyone is telling you… you still look amazing with greasy hair!

  11. Dear Ruth and Mr Bear
    I understand if both of you get a reaction of moving from London to the countryside.Remember eat well-sleep well-and do outside exersice like walking -you will soon be strong again….Stop thinking of buying ready made now you can buy it directly from the farmers. But an advice instead of ten dishes on christmas table you make five……Think about quality rather than quantity
    By the way has Mr Bear been outside….
    Take good care

    • Thank you Aceda! Yes, Mr B has had a little trot but I think he is well and truly a house cat! He doesn’t seem so interested. xx

  12. I agree with everyone else. You manage to look really good even when low! And I meant to comment in your junk food post, I totally know what you mean about feeling off when consuming the wrong foods. You made wrote about it in such an entertaining way, but the whole thing is true! Mr. Bear is also looking fabulous as always. Too bad he doesn’t feel like posing.

  13. …and this is why I am such a Ruth fan! You make us feel that you are actually “normal”…albeit still more beautiful than the average greasy haired, morning attired woman. Take care of yourself…constant stress wrecks havoc on the mind and body.

  14. Perhaps Mr Bear doesn’t understand why you had to pack up his home and move it and him, when he had a perfect place already.
    You Ruth look absolutely beautyful even with greasy hair, pyjamas and unfixed. I really like that you let us see photos where you almost look as the rest of us, only a lot better.
    Have a relaxing Sunday.

  15. I hope you get some quality rest soon!! <3

Scroll To Top