My Five Most-Used Face Bases…

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This video is a bit of a “precursor” to the full-length foundation guide that I’m going to film in the New Year. I’ve picked out my five most-used foundations and bases and shown them in action, along with a little blurb about each and the kind of coverage and finish that they give. I’d like to point out that there … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Five Most-Used Face Bases…

Overnight Skincare Miracles

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I use the word “miracles” in the loosest, most tongue-in-cheek sense, of course. The only real overnight miracle is managing to get more than two consecutive hours of rest, what with the cat blundering around the bedroom like an elderly, blind drunkard and Mr AMR making his various breathing noises. (I am the most intolerant bedroom-sharer you’ll ever meet. I’ve … Read More

Ruth CrillyOvernight Skincare Miracles

How To: Prepare your Skin for an Important Event

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I’ve finally managed to get around to filming my Preparing for a Beauty Shoot video and I have a feeling that, in a small way, it may be something of an anticlimax. Because I don’t have some kind of crazy twenty-five-step facial routine that I do before a modelling job; I actually keep things very simple. I pare things down. I don’t … Read More

Ruth CrillyHow To: Prepare your Skin for an Important Event

Explained On Video: My Simple Skincare Routine

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This routine takes things right back to the skincare basics. For many of you, it may be slightly too obvious, a bit “common sense-y” and for that I’m sorry, but I just felt that I wanted to get some simple skincare steps recorded on video. The importance of proper cleansing, mainly, I suppose, but then a little note about serums … Read More

Ruth CrillyExplained On Video: My Simple Skincare Routine

Some SPF Recommendations…

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In this week’s video I run through a few of my SPF recommendations. It’s all pretty self-explanatory if you watch it, but two things to remember: firstly, that you need to use generous amounts of suncare to get the stated level of protection. Recent guidelines say a teaspoon of product for head and neck, which you’ll see is quite a … Read More

Ruth CrillySome SPF Recommendations…

My “Perfect Legs” Kit

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Two weeks ago, my legs were in a bit of a state. Not at all presentable.  As well as my thighs being a bit wibbly, thanks to my many weeks sitting like a slug in front of the computer, I had managed to burn my bottom (don’t ask), get bitten by some horrid flea-like insect outside of a pub (in … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy “Perfect Legs” Kit

How I Got Rid Of My Acne

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This post is very much a continuation of an earlier subject: I mentioned a couple of months ago that I had found a link between my bad skin breakouts and drinking milk. No milky, no breakouts. If you want to read more about that then the first post is here. Please do read it (it opens in another window so … Read More

Ruth CrillyHow I Got Rid Of My Acne

Five Little Diet Changes

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It has been a while since I did a health and diet post so I thought I’d provide you with a little video update with the bits and bobs that I’ve changed recently. You can just skip straight to the video if you like, but I’m going to briefly run through everything that I discuss just in case you hate … Read More

Ruth CrillyFive Little Diet Changes

My Essentials for the Perfect Makeup Base

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I thought that I’d share with you my current foundation “routine”. Obviously it varies a little from time to time; I adapt it to suit the weather, how my skin’s looking and the products that I want to test out, but this is the general gist of it. I’ve used a radiance primer (Laura Mercier’s) beneath Dior’s Forever foundation and … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Essentials for the Perfect Makeup Base

Perhaps I’m Not Your Average Model?

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I made this video to mark an interesting occasion: 100,000 subscribers on Youtube. I say “interesting” because I honestly didn’t set out to make Youtube videos - A Model Recommends, for me, was mostly about the writing. I made little product review videos to embed into this site as a way of showing products in action, really, and I suppose to … Read More

Ruth CrillyPerhaps I’m Not Your Average Model?