From You magazine in the Mail on Sunday, 10 April 2011 (dailymail.co.uk):
My body and I: Nicola Roberts
The Girls Aloud star, 25, lives in Surrey with her boyfriend Charlie Fennell and their two pugs, Ronnie and Reggie
What’s your daily beauty routine?
I cleanse morning and evening with Eve Lom Cleanser and also use her muslin cloths to exfoliate. Then I use Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum which tightens up my skin and provides a lovely base for foundation. I don’t use body moisturiser as I slather on Johnson’s Baby Oil in the shower. It keeps my skin silky and smooth all day long – it’s amazing.
Your desert-island beauty essential?
Dainty Doll Wonderbalm from my own range – it’s a brilliant multitasker. I use it on my eyelashes, eyebrows and lips – anywhere that needs a bit of nourishment as it’s full of vitamins A and E.
Your make-up bag staples?
Dainty Doll Loose Mineral Powder Foundation, Hot Pour Concealer and Lipstick in Couture. The range is for pale skin like mine so it’s all I use. The lipstick is really, really dark, almost a blood red – it’s sophisticated but with a rocky edge.
What makes you feel glamorous?
If I’m going out I slather Benefit’s Bathina body balm on my legs and shoulders. It gives them a gorgeous, glamorous glow.
Do you have beauty treatments?
I have very sensitive skin and every time I have a facial it makes it worse, so I tend to avoid them. I love massages from Venus Inspired (venusinspired.co.uk), though. The holistic massage is just amazing – I completely switch off and relax. It almost puts me into a trance. I also have to have my nails done or I feel like a boy! I tend to colour my hair myself with an at-home Wella dye. It allows me to control how red my hair is.
What would we find in your fridge?
Lots and lots of blueberries. I’m completely addicted to them – I go through cartons and cartons every day. Blueberries aside, I’m devoted to Marks & Spencer – as long as my fridge is stocked with an assortment of its delicious food, such as chicken and ready meals, then I’m happy!
What are your indulgences?
How do you stay in shape?
I was saying to Cheryl (Cole) and Kimberley (Walsh) the other day that I haven’t exercised in about a year – I’m terrible. I have a treadmill in the house but I never use it. My only real exercise is walking the dogs!
Your feel-good philosophy?
Have a good sense of perspective and be able to snap yourself out of bad moods, as we often wind ourselves up about the silliest things.
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