Thing of Beauty: Clarins Gloss Prodige in Crystal

gloss crystal

There are few things as satisfying, beauty-wise, as a pristine, crystal-clear lipgloss. It’s the cosmetic equivalent of fresh, untrodden snow. It’s virtually impossible to keep a transparent gloss clean and so I spent more time than was probably necessary taking photographs of this gorgeous Clarins Gloss Prodige, making the bubble rise to just the right level, painstakingly angling the wand and … Read More

Ruth CrillyThing of Beauty: Clarins Gloss Prodige in Crystal

Festive Lip Love!

Pixi Lip Love

 Oh ho-ho! Experimenting with festive red lips, I came across this little beauty of a product: Pixi’s Lip Blush in ‘Love’. Check out the intense red pout above! This felt-tip pen lip stain is so easy to use – the fine tip outlines precisely whilst the edge can be used to fill in the gaps. The result is brilliant – … Read More

Ruth CrillyFestive Lip Love!

Rouge Dior Haute Couleur

At the weekend, I decided to test-run one of Dior’s new Haute Coleur shades – this one, 435, was a pale corally tangerine. Sorry if that means very little in the world of colour descriptions, but it’s the best that I can do. You can see it in the utterly fantastic photo that I took – the one where my … Read More

Ruth CrillyRouge Dior Haute Couleur

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Great for chapped lips, minor bits of sunburn (tops of ears, end of nose, the classics!) and even little cuts and scrapes.

Ruth CrillyElizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Paw Paw Madness!

Three different Paw Paw ointments!

Ruth CrillyPaw Paw Madness!

Chanel Aqualumiere Lipshine

I have fallen in love with Chanel’s Aqualumiere lipshine.

Ruth CrillyChanel Aqualumiere Lipshine

Bepanthen Ointment

My lips felt amazing all the way home – even after a delayed flight and the beauty nightmare that is an Easyjet cabin

Ruth CrillyBepanthen Ointment