Does Hair Styling Get Easier Than This? (Clue: No)

best hair tools for curling

We need to talk about Mark Hill’s Wicked Waver. Because although it looks a little…unconventional…it’s actually one of the easiest hair tools I’ve ever used. No moving parts to tangle up your tresses, no complicated sectioning rituals; just easy, relaxed waves requiring the absolute minimum in terms of effort and skill. It’s hair styling at its best: foolproof, fast and no … Read More

Ruth CrillyDoes Hair Styling Get Easier Than This? (Clue: No)

What to Wear This Spring…

fashion idea what to wear for spring

Ah, ’tis finally here: the Spring Lookbook. I’ve collected together some of my favourite outfits and put them on video. It’s a bit like a moving photoshoot and I really hope that you like it – it took me a whole day to film it and another entire day to edit! If you can bring it upon yourself to give … Read More

Ruth CrillyWhat to Wear This Spring…

Sunday Tittle Tattle

best ballerina pumps

1) Bargain buy of the week? A(nother) pair of Cecilia pumps from Office. They were in the sale and it would have been rude not to – my first two pairs of Cecilia ballerinas are so comfy and I wear them all the time, they have been excellent value for money. The new ones are slightly different to my leather-with-patent-toe versions, though; they are … Read More

Ruth CrillySunday Tittle Tattle

Celebrities who have hair like my Dog: Part 7

dexter the cockapoo

How did I miss this one? Courtney Love literally has millions of photos of herself online with her hair looking like Dexter’s! Her Google Image search results are like an Aladdin’s Cave of Dexter-esque hairstyles! It’s also an Aladdin’s Cave of the slightly bizarre and the lipstick-smeared, so I’ve tried to pick a photo that won’t put you off your jam and … Read More

Ruth CrillyCelebrities who have hair like my Dog: Part 7

War of the Roses: Marni vs Jo Malone

fragrance review new marni

I mentioned Marni Rose in my fragrance video a few weeks ago but at that time couldn’t find an online stockist. You might be pleased to know, if you were interested in giving this perfume a try, that it’s now available at Escentual.com. It’s an odd little number, in many ways; at first sniff it can smell a bit fuddy-duddy, but then … Read More

Ruth CrillyWar of the Roses: Marni vs Jo Malone

Cult Beauty Giveaway: Win my Top 10

win beauty products giveaway

Hurrah, giveaway time again! One lucky A Model Recommends reader will win ten of my favourite products from the brilliant online beauty wonderland that is Cult Beauty. In the top ten, worth over £420, we have:  Alpha-H Liquid Gold Rejuvenating Cream  MV Organic Skincare Rose Moisturiser  Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist  Tammy Fender Epi Peel   Le Soft Perfume Rock   HealGel Intensive   Zelens … Read More

Ruth CrillyCult Beauty Giveaway: Win my Top 10

What I’m Wearing: Floral Print Pencil Skirt

ruth crilly in hush teal blouse and warehouse skirt

It’s naughty, really; I keep sneaking in photos from my upcoming Spring Look Book video. But I can’t resist, because some of the pieces are so lovely! Also (and this happens every time I buy anything) the sales are happening, and things are selling out, and there’s nothing worse than seeing something you love on a blog or website and then finding … Read More

Ruth CrillyWhat I’m Wearing: Floral Print Pencil Skirt

Beauty Reviews: By Terry Foundation, Rimmel Bronzer and Estee Lauder Pure Envy Lipstick

face makeup beauty reviews video

The second instalment of my “beauty reviews” – I do hope that this will become a regular feature. It’s useful, I think, to see products being applied – obviously you can’t feel the texture yourself, but you get a good idea of how a foundation blends, or how pigmented a lipstick is or how much coverage a concealer gives. I hope that … Read More

Ruth CrillyBeauty Reviews: By Terry Foundation, Rimmel Bronzer and Estee Lauder Pure Envy Lipstick

Space NK Offer: £10 to Discover Something New!

beauty voucher code spacenk

Kicking off the week with a bit of a shopping treat; Space NK are offering A Model Recommends readers £10 off when they spend £40 or more online. The idea is that you try something new and put the £10 towards a product that you’ve been meaning to try or that you’ve heard great things about, but there’s nothing to stop you … Read More

Ruth CrillySpace NK Offer: £10 to Discover Something New!

What I’m Wearing: Faded Stars and Stripes

faded stars and stripes

I have the readers of this very website to thank for my latest little overindulgent purchase; ever since a few of you told me about how much you love Wildfox, I have been hankering after one of their super-soft sweatshirts! Wildfox is an LA-based brand that specialises in t-shirts and sweaters with a really luxe feel and a bit of a … Read More

Ruth CrillyWhat I’m Wearing: Faded Stars and Stripes