Skincare: Overnight Success!

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I have been a little bit quiet on the skincare front recently, and that’s because I’ve wiped my whole shelf clean apart from just two or three products. I’m doing a little experiment, you see. A minimalist one. I’ll tell you all about it next week or perhaps the week after, when I’ve given my new routine a fair chance. … Read More

Ruth CrillySkincare: Overnight Success!

Lanolips Goes Bananas!

lanolips banana balm review

I’m going to start the weekend with something that is, quite honestly, mood-changing. The brand themselves have nicknamed this “Happiness in a Tube” and I have to say that they’re not far wrong! It’s Lanolips’ Banana Balm 3-in-1 and it’s a product that will be by my side for the foreseeable future for three big reasons: 1) It’s a Lanolips balm. Non-sticky, ultra-moisturising and … Read More

Ruth CrillyLanolips Goes Bananas!

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel Offer: One for You, One for a Friend!

oskia skincare offer

Oskia’s brand new Renaissance Cleansing Gel has finally launched and readers of A Model Recommends can, for this week only, get two for the price of one! That’s one for you and one for your friend, sister, mother, aunt – whoever’s in your good books. (Or, if you’re anything like I am with your precious beauty buys, “one for me and one for…er…me.” Sshh.) … Read More

Ruth CrillyOskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel Offer: One for You, One for a Friend!

Chanel: The Skincare Wardrobe and a Very Pleasant Surprise!

chanel skincare le weekend le jour

I was worried that the new serums from Chanel - Le Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel and Le Weekend de Chanel - would be un petit peu style-over-substance but I must say that I’m very, very pleasantly surprised. It’s a nice idea, at any rate, to create a “skin wardrobe” – very Chanel. Very chic. The bottles are typically understated and beautifully designed … Read More

Ruth CrillyChanel: The Skincare Wardrobe and a Very Pleasant Surprise!

Some Facial Spritzes That Actually Do Something: Part 2

beauty review

As I sit at my desk, for the eighteenth solid hour in a row, my mind turns to all things fresh and cool. Waterfalls crashing down a mountain, the dripping of a cold tap, ice in the bottom of a cocktail glass. It’s hot and sticky outside and it’s even worse in my office – it doesn’t help that my … Read More

Ruth CrillySome Facial Spritzes That Actually Do Something: Part 2

New, Affordable, Effective: Camomile Waterproof Make-up Remover

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A new and very definite addition to my collection of eye makeup removers: the Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover from The Body Shop. Really efficient – it actually does dissolve waterproof makeup, though you have to press the cotton wool over your eyes for a while. This is a good old bi-phase or dual-phase remover that has an oily … Read More

Ruth CrillyNew, Affordable, Effective: Camomile Waterproof Make-up Remover

Some Facial Spritzes that Actually Do Something: Part 1

beauty sprays for the face

Many people consider facial sprays or “spritzes” to be a total waste of time; I very much enjoy using them. Perhaps because I spend a lot of time at my desk, where any distraction, however brief, is a joyous one. Stopping to spray my face with something lovely can lift my spirits for at least a few minutes – the … Read More

Ruth CrillySome Facial Spritzes that Actually Do Something: Part 1

Reader Giveaway: 10 Bottles of NeoSTEM Super-Serum!

beauty sample giveaway

I have ten bottles of NeoSTEM Anti-Accelerated Ageing Serum to give away to my readers. This super-serum has been formulated to counteract the signs of premature ageing and especially skin that has become less dense and plump. The leaflet that comes in the serum’s packaging goes into quite a lot of detail about how the product works, but in a … Read More

Ruth CrillyReader Giveaway: 10 Bottles of NeoSTEM Super-Serum!

Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion Review

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Another gorgeously gentle cleanser to add to my ever-growing collection. This one’s from Weleda – the Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive Skin. It’s incredibly soft yet does a good job of removing makeup – though you’ll want a dedicated eye makeup remover if you’re wearing lots of mascara or kohl. One of the brilliant things about this cleanser is the … Read More

Ruth CrillyWeleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion Review

Review: Dr Sebagh Rose de Vie

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Dr Sebagh’s Rose de Vie serum comes with enough packaging to house a light aircraft. Seriously. A glossy white box the size of a double garage and then a pink cardboard outer box – all very pretty and swish, but not necessary. I repeat: not necessary. Rant over. Let’s chat about the serum inside, because it is truly lovely. Light, non-greasy and … Read More

Ruth CrillyReview: Dr Sebagh Rose de Vie