Ultimate natural beauty Kimberley Walsh – singer and actress – launches the Ready to Glow campaign which aims to empower women to look and feel great by carrying out everyday beauty basics to achieve that radiant ‘glow’.
The Ready to Glow campaign by Scholl, Clearasil, Veet, Optrex and E45, is the first of its kind and tells women that they don’t need invasive treatments or an entourage of make-up artists to look flawless every day. New research reveals that over two thirds of women say their everyday beauty preparations, like moisturising, give them more confidence than the finishing touches such as make-up. In fact, women say these preparations make them ‘glow’!1
Kimberley’s stripped-back and bare-faced beauty is on show in a series of stunning, never seen before photographs and behind the scenes film. She comments: “I am proud to be part of Ready to Glow, like many woman I’ve had my own body hang-ups in the past but I’m passionate about helping or supporting other women to feel confident in their own skin and celebrating natural beauty.”
Kimberley goes on to say: “Covering over the cracks with make-up and fake tan doesn’t always make us look or feel better – I always feel more confident and beautiful by doing the body basics before I step out.”
Kimberley adds: “You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive beauty products to look and feel great. Everyday beauty basics such as Scholl, Clearasil, Veet, Optrex and E45 will help you glow from top to toe. I love using all the brands as part of my everyday beauty routine.”
The gorgeous star, who is known for her clear, fresh skin and ‘real’ approach to her appearance comments: “Having fresh, clear looking skin requires a daily cleansing routine. I wash my face every morning and always remove any make-up before I go to bed.”
But a beautiful fresh face isn’t just about the skin, bright sparkly eyes are important too. Kimberley says: “My eyes can start looking dull and tired when I’ve been travelling or on tour and need brightening. Make-up isn’t enough to make them look and feel great, using a moisturising eye spray such as Optrex Actimist 2in1 forTired and Uncomfortable Eyes ensures my eyes are fresh and revived throughout the day.”
“No matter what I am wearing, I don’t feel ‘ready’ until I’ve moisturised my whole body and it feels silky smooth. When I’ve moisturised and taken care of my skin, I’m ready for anything be it a photoshoot, walking the red carpet or hanging out with my friends.”
Kimberley adds: “Regardless of what clothes or make-up I’m wearing I don’t feel right if underneath it all I’ve got dry skin and hairy legs. I still feel unkempt – I want to be groomed. I always feel confident when my skin is smooth and hair free after a wax.”
The Ready to Glow campaign reminds women that true ‘top to toe beauty’ goes right down to their toes! A regular foot care routine ensures you are ready to throw on those sexy sandals at a moment’s notice, safe in the knowledge that your feet look beautiful too.
With some of the busiest tootsies in showbiz, Kimberley agrees: “With all the dancing I do I need to pay even more attention to my feet as they often take a battering! In fact, Strictly Come Dancing did more damage to my feet than climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! With my job I’m lucky that I get to wear beautiful shoes but it means my feet need to look good too – a regular foot care routine is important for me as it’s easy to forget about your feet, especially when they’re hidden away.”
Kimberley, who invited cameras behind the scenes to watch her get ready, comments: “When you’ve got your glow, you feel confident, flawless and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you!”
The Ready to Glow campaign is brought to you by Scholl, Clearasil, Veet, Optrex and E45. Marketing Director, Jérôme Lemaire says: “We are thrilled to be working with Kimberley Walsh on Ready to Glow. She is the perfect fit for all five essential beauty brands which enable women to glow from top to toe at home and with no fuss. Kimberley is the ultimate girl-next-door – she is aspirational, yet women can relate to her.”
For the complete everyday beauty guide, exclusive access to a range of beauty and lifestyle experts and the latest essential products to keep you looking and feeling great, visit www.ReadytoGlow.co.uk.
More from the photoshoot: http://www.girlsaloudmedia.com/smf/index.php?topic=46221
Cheryl Cole strikes a pose for InStyle’s July issue, revealing her thoughts on X Factor, Simon Cowell and the big 3-0.
Showing off her super toned figure in a wicker bustier dress by Dolce & Gabbana, the singer told InStyle: “The last X Factor series I did was too hard for me. I wasn’t right in my mind enough to give it my everything and be focused. And I wasn’t strong enough mentally.”
And when asked whether Simon Cowell asked her to come back to boost flagging X Factor ratings, she responded: “I’ve seen Simon since. Like, we’re friends again. But, I don’t talk about flagging things to him. He’d have a meltdown.”
Nailing every look from Prada to Louis Vuitton, Cheryl spoke candidly about turning 30, explaining: “When I look at the 21 year old me, I do not want to be that person. I was young and naïve. I’m a hell of a lot wiser, a hell of a lot stronger, I’m just happier with me now. It’s weird but I’m not scared of it.”
See even more stunning looks from the shoot and find out what Cheryl has to say about love, Girls Aloud and what she’s planning next, only in the July issue of InStyle – out Thursday!
You know it, we know it, and now Kimberley Walsh knows it – that she is HAWT. Kimberley Walsh has spoken exclusively to Cosmo Body and has revealed that she has never been happier with how she looks.
Speaking exclusively to Cosmopolitan Body, she reveals: “I’m really happy with my body at the moment as happy as I’ll ever be! You can tweak your body and you can improve on yourself a bit, but the proportions of my body will never change, and I’m fine with that.
“You have to be comfortable with what you’ve naturally been given. You have to make the best of that, and not try to completely change yourself. Body shapes can only change so much.” Very true, Kimbers!
And what’s more, Kimberley fesses up to what advice she has to anyone wanting to tone up! Surprise surprise, she said dancing! Kimberley said: “The best piece of advice I could give anyone who wanted to lose weight and tone up would be to go on Strictly! Seriously, dancing is amazing for your body because you¹re not trying to lose weight or tone up.
“It all just happens very naturally. I’ve spent many years putting myself under the spotlight but now, in my thirties, I’ve accepted my body. I feel comfortable with it and I’m pretty happy with the way I look. I’ve learnt that it’s all about making the best of what you’ve got.
“I loved doing Strictly because I could eat what I wanted. I don¹t think I could give up chocolate. I wouldn’t want to anyway. I’d crave it so much! I’m not an emotional eater though I don’t reach for the chocolate after a bad day. I’m the opposite, actually. If I’m stressed or down, I don’t really eat.”
Commenting on her rules for looking and feeling good, she advocates ditching the quick fixes:
“Like most women, I dieted a lot as a teenager, I remember doing Atkins a few times before a video shoot. It worked, but it was always a quick fix. As soon as I stopped, I’d crave all the things I¹d banned myself from and put the weight straight back on! I soon realised that I couldn’t keep it up. I stopped dieting altogether when I was in my early twenties.”
Talking about body inspiration, Kimberley talks about Queen Bey:
“It’s nice to have someone you can relate to in the media, though. It was only when people like JLo and Beyoncé came on the scene when I was younger that I thought, ‘Well, if they’re considered attractive and sexy, then it can’t be that bad [to be curvy]! It’s really handy because you can see what they¹re wearing and get tips on what might suit you.”
Liked that? The full interview appears in the summer issue of Cosmopolitan Body, on sale NOW.
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In her first interview since the biggest girlband in Britain said their final goodbyes, Sarah Harding explains why the end is just the beginning for her.
Sarah Harding rocks up with her Beats by Dr Dre headphones slung around her neck. She’s full of beans after snoozing the entire way to London from her Buckinghamshire pad where, she explains, snow is thick on the ground. “It’s a miracle I’m here!” she laughs, shaking hands with every member of the Look team before accepting our offer of a cup of tea and hopping into the make-up chair.
She’s about to begin a ’60s hair-over. It’s back-combed into Debbie Harry-esque volume – much to Miss Harding’s amusement – and this cheery mood is a tad surprising. It’s just days since Girls Aloud took to Twitter to announce that after their sell-out Ten reunion tour and 10-year anniversary album, they’re disbanding, confirming split rumours that have dogged the group for years. Soon after, Nadine Coyle, 27, tweeted: “You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn’t stop them.” It hinted that despite seeming close on stage, Britain’s biggest girlband are actually locked in a bitter fallout. It was helped little by reports that Sarah, 31, and Cheryl Cole, 29, independently texted Nadine to vent their frustrations. So, what’s the story? Sarah’s smile fades and she is, for the first time today, deadly serious. “I was unaware she even felt like that. At no point did she try and stop us, so you’d have to ask her why she did that,” she explains. “I have to respect her decision.” So there were no fists banging on the table in opposition of breaking up? And what of the alleged text rows?
“What? No, that’s never happened,” insists Sarah. “We all went to Manchester and had the after-party with our friends and family. Then we kind of hugged it out and just danced.”
Sarah says she hasn’t spoken to Nadine or the other girls about the drama surrounding the split, but she’s put some thought into it on her own. “Of course it worries me there are reports of fallouts between us, because it’s upsetting to our fans. We wouldn’t be where we are now without their loyalty.”
When the girls – including Kimberley Walsh, 31, and Nicola Roberts, 27 – announced their comeback in October, they shrugged off suggestions it would spell the end of their time at the top of pop since being put together by ITV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, and racking up 21 top-10 singles and six top-10 albums.
Sarah struggles to pinpoint the exact moment the “hard” decision was made to call it quits. “That’s a tough one,” she admits. “We all had other things in the pipeline for after this tour and wanted [it] to be the biggest and best show we’d done. We’d rather do that than keep putting out more and more music every year and gradually waning, because music’s evolved so much since we’ve been around. I’d hate to think we’d end on a bad note. Cut and run.”
Sarah is featured in this week’s LOOK magazine.
This week’s issue of LOOK is a must-buy. We have an EXCLUSIVE chat with Sarah Harding where she talks candidly about the Girls Aloud split. In our interview, Sarah is honest about her ‘fallout’ with Nadine Coyle, the last few days of the band and what her friendships with bandmates Cheryl Cole is really like. Sarah also speaks about her budding new romance with DJ Mark One.
Check out a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot and Sarah talking about her hairstyles through the years.
Cheryl Cole scrubs up well in her steamiest photoshoot yet.
The Geordie beauty slipped into a bathtub and posed for L’Oreal Paris surrounded by rose petals.
The watery shoot was part of the cosmetics giant’s new Glam Shine Stain Splash campaign. Cheryl, 29, stripped off for top fashion snapper Rankin.
In one pic, the pop babe can be seen having a soak wearing nothing but a tiny white bodice. And the results are simply splashing.
Wearing shade 200 Princess, the Girls Aloud singer admits of the new beauty must have: “Feels like water on your lips. It’s a splash of shine, a stain of colour power. Ultra-light, not sticky.”
L’Oréal Paris Glam Shine Stain Splash comes in 8 fabulous shades and the range is available nationwide.
More pictures http://www.girlsaloudmedia.com/smf/index.php?topic=45882.0
The secret to Cheryl’s bronzed look is all revealed!
In yet another campaign, Cheryl has become the face (body, arms, legs ect) for the new L’Oréal Paris’ Sublime Bronze Express Pro Self Tan Dark Dry Mist.
Inspired by professional tanning techniques the Sublime Bronze Dry Mist range has ultra-wide spray technology to give streak free, tailor made tones which are 100% natural looking.
The mist dries instantly so there is no need to rub in and a fresh citrus fragrance is left on the skin.
Sublime Bronze Express Pro Self Tan Dark Dry Mist is part of a new body and tanning range from L’Oréal Paris and is available nationwide.