Beauty Favourites: November 2017

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Forgive the radio silence: I’ve been moving. I feel as though I’ve said that a lot over the last few years, but I’m hoping that this will be the last time. Actually, I can tell you that it will be the last time – there’s no way I’m moving again. For a start, I’m in my house of dreams (it’s Georgian and has shutters at the windows!) but the main reason is that all of my family would disown me. I think that tolerance levels for my various enthusiasms and projects have peaked – we’ve done renovations, we’ve done cross-country relocations and now we’ve done “the big move”. All whilst growing and raising two babies, which is stressful enough in itself.

I want to do some blog posts on our relocation and house-hunt in the new year, so keep a look out for those. I won’t be doing a house tour because it always feels a bit creepy to be giving the world a guide to your home’s layout and contents (“hello there! Do come in – television and laptop is on your left, bag collection just to the top of the stairs!”) but you’ll see a lot of it in the backgrounds of videos and photos. So I’ll leave it up to your imagination to piece parts of it together – I couldn’t honestly be happier, it’s the house I would always have drawn if someone had asked me where I would most like to live.

Anyway, I’ve gone off piste here – I only checked in, on my dodgy tethered-to-the-iPhone internet connection, to post up my November Favourites. There are a couple of absolutely brilliant fashion buys here as well as the usual beauty – the Label Mix sweater at Next* is amazing and the little glittery star constellation ring from Warehouse* is only eight pounds and makes a very cute stocking filler…

I’ve had a lot of requests for a run-down of my hair and makeup look in this video – I can’t for the life of me remember what I used, so need to go under hypnosis or similar and try to tap into my subconscious. I know that I used Max Factor cream eyeshadow to highlight the inner corners of my eyes, and the mascara is good old Clarins Supra, but the rest of it? I’ll have to do some serious memory-searching.

Watch, enjoy, share – all of the featured products are listed below the video pane for quick reference.

Label Mix Wool & Cashmere Sweater*: // Warehouse Ring*: // Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oil Collection*: // Glossier Shower Oil*: // Clinique Pep Start Pout Perfecting Balm*: // Avon Reversalist Retinol Cream:… // La Roche-Posay Toleriane Overnight Care:… // Dior Khol Lip Pencil in Pure Topaz*:

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  1. SomeGirlMel
    December 4, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I can’t wait to see more of your house! Do you still plan on decorating with a mid century modern/retro inspired style?

  2. Sandie
    December 4, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Belated birthday greetings Ruth, and congrats on moving into your dream house in time for the festive season!! By the way, your hair and makeup is so pretty in this video!

  3. December 5, 2017 / 11:54 am

    I feel the same way about house tours. I am happy to share little snippets, but not the complete thing. Especially because I don´t think my house will ever be so clean that I can show someone around without leaving out a few parts…

  4. NIN
    December 5, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    you LOOK happy too!! looking forward for a visit! at least at your cosmetics shelves..

  5. Poorani
    December 7, 2017 / 2:37 am

    I am imagining a Zeta Jones Entrapment training to break into your house but it wouldn’t even be as good as Steve Carrell’s Get Smart.

  6. Michelle
    December 22, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I used to use the ROC retinol correxion creams, but they stopped working after one week. Now, for over a year I have been using the Somaluxe Rapid Line Filler and the more I use it, the better the results get. I am 48 and can pass for 35 or younger. I was developing a long horizontal crease on my forehead and now that crease is barely noticeable!!

  7. January 18, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I absolutely love the body hero and I’m a regular user for it, and I’m glad someone else feels the same!

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