On Trial: NEW Olay Regenerist Luminous

olay skincare trial

Ah, the inviting creamy plumpness of a brand new pot of face cream! I plunge into this one with a small sense of trepidation, however, because for one month I am working with Olay to test out the new Regenerist Luminous collection* and I’m not allowed to use any other products. I repeat: any other products.** This is a first, for me; … Read More

Ruth CrillyOn Trial: NEW Olay Regenerist Luminous

January Beauty Favourites

ruth crilly model beauty favourites

Ah, here we are again. Monthly favourites. Apologies in advance; I have been on a bit of a beauty “hiatus” this month, partly because I spent the first two weeks of it watching The Good Wife and partly because I still haven’t properly sorted out my beauty room. I don’t know where anything is and I also seem to have mislaid … Read More

Ruth CrillyJanuary Beauty Favourites

AMR Featured: My Top Products

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A little feature on Creative Head’s website “Head1st” this week! Creative Head is a massive magazine for the hair industry, it has a huge readership amongst professional hair stylists, salons and brands and so it was a big honour to be asked for five of my top beauty tips! Some of you can probably guess them without reading, but click … Read More

Ruth CrillyAMR Featured: My Top Products

India Hicks Spider Lily Vanity Case

India Hicks Spider Lily Vanity Case Crabtree & Evelyn

 I was looking forward to the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ when I showed this Crabtree & Evelyn set off in the upcoming Gift Guide videos, but then I saw that it was on offer at Escentual so I have quickly cobbled together a post! I have taken a quick snapshot of the vanity case with a paperback inside the lid (weirdly!) … Read More

Ruth CrillyIndia Hicks Spider Lily Vanity Case

Hello Kitty – Meet Liberty

Hello Kitty for Liberty London

There is a proper Christmas Gift Guide on its way to you, but it’s taking an absolute age to film it. Meanwhile, I am writing about a few really stand-out gifts that I have found on my extensive searches and one of those is the Hello Kitty Liberty Box of Treats. I think that any Hello Kitty fan would be pleased with this … Read More

Ruth CrillyHello Kitty – Meet Liberty

Decleor Life Radiance Scrub

Decleor Life Radiance Scrub

This post comes to you via a veritable wonder-woman, Lauren; model, landlady of an uber-pub, ex-PR of an extremely famous rock-star, general glamourpuss and NEW MUM! She has been trying out Decleor’s Life Radiance Scrub which contains Jojoba Beads, Cardamom Seeds and Egyptian Luffa Fibres. What in the name of God are Egyptian Luffa Fibres? I have no idea, but … Read More

Ruth CrillyDecleor Life Radiance Scrub

‘Gifts to Split’ at BeautyBay

beauty bay gifts

I saw this little feature on BeautyBay the other day and thought that it was well worth a mention. I know the concept of ‘splitting’ value packs and gifts is a pretty obvious one, but it’s not something that you’d usually see a retailer promoting! You could ‘split’ nearly any gift set or value set that you find, making cute … Read More

Ruth Crilly‘Gifts to Split’ at BeautyBay

Retraction! Clarins Passion Face Palette

Clarins Passion Face Palette

ARGH! Retraction, retraction, just so I don’t make a complete tool of myself! In the October Beauty Roundup I talked about the Clarins Passion Face Palette and I used it as a subtle illuminator on my cheekbones and under my brows. This is not an illuminator! After a number of uses, it seems that the gold sparkles just disappear – … Read More

Ruth CrillyRetraction! Clarins Passion Face Palette

Estee Lauder Gift at Boots

If my face was as large as a playing field, I would STILL have enough beauty products to apply to it.

Ruth CrillyEstee Lauder Gift at Boots

The MAC Fleshpot Test.

Ruth Crilly MAC Fleshpot

The ‘nude-lip-dark-eye’ look is one that I get most often when I’m working, and so I feel as though I’d be hiding something from you if I didn’t do a post about MAC Fleshpot!

Ruth CrillyThe MAC Fleshpot Test.