BEAUTY BYTES: The member of royal family who loves tequila, clean beauty and LOL chat-up lines

BEAUTY BYTES: The member of royal family who loves tequila, clean beauty and LOL chat-up lines


Probably our new favourite royal

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Welcome to Beauty Bytes: a place where I chat to celebrities about all things beauty – from their favourite products, to their biggest beauty disasters. Plus I ask about their most used emojis and their favourite cheat meal. You know, all the important and essentials things that we need to know about.

In this edition, I got the chance to grill royalty on all things beauty. I chatted with funny Lady Amelia Windsor, 38th in line to the throne and the new face of Illamasqua, about her tips and tricks. KT – Digital Beauty Editor

KT: HI AMELIA, THANK YOU FOR CHATTING WITH ME TODAY. CAN YOU TEL ME ABOUT THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE ATTEMPTED?

AW: Really, really thin eyebrows.

KT: BEST ADVICE YOUR MOTHER HAS EVER GIVEN YOU?

AW: To not pluck your eyebrows. You have to be proud of your brows!

KT: BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

AW: Toner. I never used to use a toner before, but it has totally transformed my skin. I like to use Ren’s Glow Tonic, as it has more natural ingredients, and Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex, because it is sensational and all environmentally friendly, which is so important to me.

Ren Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow AHA Tonic, £25 Cult Beauty

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KT: IF YOU HAD TO HAVE ONE HAIR STYLE, ONE MAKE-UP LOOK AND ONE NAIL COLOUR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD THEY ALL BE?

AW: OK, my hairstyle would be blonde beachy waves, always a smokey eye and nail colour would be  ballerina pink or fuschia.

KT: WHAT INSPIRES YOUR BEAUTY LOOK? IS ILLAMASQUA THE BRAND THAT YOU MOST RELATE TO?

AW: I really admire the message that Illamasqua puts out there, which is all about experimenting and finding new dimensions of your personality. Their strap line; ‘Unlock your individuality’ is a really nice way of saying it. It is about enhancing everyone’s natural beauty, which is such a lovely part of make-up.

KT: WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY SECRET?

AW: My beauty secret is that I’m not a fan of too much foundation. Don’t cake your face, as most of the time it makes it look worse. My advice is to look after your skin and protect it.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE BEAUTY BRANDS?

AW: Obviously Illamasqua! And I just love Ren and Tata Harper.

KT: WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG RIGHT NOW?

AW: Illamasqua of course! The Bronzing Duo, Skin Base Concealer Pen, it’s so easy to use, and also Raven mascara that’s jet black.

Illamasqua Skin Base Concealer Pen, £22

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KT: HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TAKE US THROUGH YOU MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINES?

AW: So, I get regular LED facials. I really recommend them to people. Then at home, I always make sure I cleanse, tone, then follow with a serum and a balancing moisturiser. I am at university in Edinburgh and it’s extremely windy, so I need to protect my skin. I like moisturisers without parabens, because I want things to be as clean as possible for my body. I also use an SPF every day.

KT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT? FAVOURITE WAY TO EXERCISE?

AW: I love working out and it’s vital for my well-being. I do everything; yoga, running and cycling. I love exercise classes; listening to loud music and a really enthusiastic instructor. I find them really fun. When I’m in London, I’m really lucky as I work out at Workshop Gymnasium at the Bulgari Hotel. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a personal trainer; they’re really fun.

KT: HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR HAIR?

AW: I go and see the fabulous George Northwood. He is amazing and I get so many compliments on my hair. I don’t look after it enough between treatments though, I usually let my hair do its own thing. Occasionally, I think it would be good to do more treatments, like a good hair mask.

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KT: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?

AW: Beauty is in everyone, it’s just a question of believing in your own beauty and unleashing it.

KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO TOS?

AW: Alaïa Paris. Every time I spray it, it reminds me of being there.

Alaïa Paris EDP, from £44 John Lewis

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KT: WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

AW: I use all of the hearts a lot; I’m always giving people a lot of love. And the dancing woman, as I love to dance.

KT: HAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

AW: Tequila! Any type! Casamigos, Patron or Mezcal.

KT: FAVOURITE BOOK?

AW: Anything by Zadie Smith or Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who wrote Purple Hibiscus. I also love multitasking, so I like books that teach you about history. What else? Oh, I loved Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, which I think is a very important book, it’s very sad but very good. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa is one of the best modern Italian reads, it is an incredible book that I’m going to be studying it in Italian. I can’t wait.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

AW: Turmeric scrambled egg. It’s really simple; add quite a lot of oil to a pan, then a hefty dollop of turmeric and some eggs. Mix until scrambled and pop on some nice rye bread. Delicious!

KT: WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST PICKUP LINE YOU’VE EVER HEARD?

AW: I find them hilarious: ‘Are in a hurry? As you have been running through my mind all day.’ Which was very appropriate for the half marathon that I am running.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

AW: Black Books by Dylan Moran.

KT: FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?

AW: Ah, that’s really hard. I love so many I can’t say just one. I think Eva Chen, the fashion director of Instagram, is really fun and also Leandra Medine from ManRepeller.

KT: DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS? TALK ME THROUGH THEM?

AW: Yes I have tattoos. I have three bear cubs on my wrists. My brother, sister and I saw three bear cubs when we were in Canada on holiday. They were just playing on the beach, whilst we were whale watching. It was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. We thought it was us.

KT: DO YOU HAVE ANY PIERCINGS?

AW: Yes I have a lot in my ears!

KT: WHO WERE YOU STARSTRUCK MEETING?

AW: Dylan Moran, my favourite comedian. I met him in Edinburgh and I nearly got run over trying to speak to him.

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Ella Eyre: on the celebrity that stole her sunglasses, taming curls and deep fried Camembert

Ella Eyre: on the celebrity that stole her sunglasses, taming curls and deep fried Camembert


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We’re back with another Beauty Bytes and this time I grilled Ella Eyre about what food she likes to eat when she thinks ‘fuck the calories’, which hair products she uses to make sure those beautiful curls are on point and which celeb stole her sunglasses and left her completely speechless.

KT: HELLO ELLA, WHAT IS THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE EVER ATTEMPTED?

EE: The worst trend was probably lots of kohl eyeliner, you know what I mean? I used to love doing really dark makeup and I think it’s just because as a kid there were so many things I wanted to experiment with, so I got into really like dark gothic makeup. Basically, kohl eyeliner. I don’t know if it’s because my eyes are set weirdly, but it was really hard to maintain and I would always end up having to re-do the eyeliner or cleaning under my eye, because it looked like I’d been crying. So I’d say that was definitely the worst one, because I’d always end up looking like I’d been in a fight and that wasn’t the desired effect.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

EE: I always used to do a feline flick and perfecting that is as tricky as a Latin GCSE exam. It’s so hard. So, my makeup artist used to use a really cheap, rubbish eyeliner first to draw it on, and then use this Mac eyeliner on top. I can’t remember what it’s called, but it’s a liquid black eyeliner that’s like cement. You can’t get it off, like if you make a mistake it’s game over for the day.

KT: OH REALLY? I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE THAT IS…

EE: It’s a tiny black tube and you dip the applicator in. It’s so solid that it doesn’t come off. So the best advice I was ever given was to use the really shit eyeliner first, get it right, and then cement it. And you don’t have to reapply your eyeliner at any point; I can go out all night and it stays.

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EE: It’s amazing, but don’t make a mistake because you’ll be rubbing your eyes for two hours. *laughs*

KT: I’M ASSUMING YOU NEED A CLEANSING OIL TO GET IT OFF?

EE: Yeah has to be an oil!

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

EE: I really like the Complexion Rescue from Bare Minerals. I got given it once and as I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup, this is the perfect combination of moisturising, toning and concealing without feeling like you’ve got too much on.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £22.40 Look Fantastic

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KT: IT’S AMAZING – I USE IT TOO. WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY SECRET?

EE: My beauty secret is having a morning and night skincare routine. I’ve always been quite lucky with my skin and haven’t really paid that much attention to it. But as I’ve got older, having a morning and night routine and sticking to it religiously, means I have very few bad skin days. I just have to keep my skin hydrated. If I can do that, I really don’t need to wear much makeup.

KT: CAN YOU EXPAND ON WHAT YOU DO FIRST THING AND THEN BEFORE BED?

EE:  Most of my products are Kiehl’s to be honest. I love the Calendula range – I use the Foaming Face Wash and then the toner. I’ve recently discovered their Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence so I use that and then I use the Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. In the evening it’s a bit simpler – I just take my make-up off and wash my face, then I just put on the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil or an overnight mask.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE BEAUTY BRANDS THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS RELY ON?

EE: Definitely Kiehl’s, Bobbi Brown and Aveda.

KT: WHAT’S IN YOU MAKEUP BAG RIGHT NOW?

EE: I love the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish – a powdered highlighter – Esteé Lauder Double Wear Concealer, Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Shaper and I don’t think this is a brand, but have you heard of a shop called Pax?

KT: YES. THE HAIR PLACE?

EE: Yes they have a beauty section that has loads of random products. They have this lip gel, which is basically the glossiest lip gloss you’ve ever seen in your life. It’s like you permanently have jelly on your lips. I really love that wet look.

KT: WHAT MASCARA DO YOU USE?

EE: Good question, I actually kind of avoid it, because I hate having to maintain it and then also having to take it off. The one that I’ve got is the Lancôme one.

KT: IS IT HYPNÔSE?

EE: Yeah it could be.

KT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO EXERCISE?

EE: I’m quite flexible, but I like to do at least a minimum of three to four sessions per week. My favourite is Barry’s Boot Camp. I went through a stage of doing like five Barry’s a week, but then my muscles started to tense up so I’ve started doing hot yoga, so I alternate between the two now.

KT: AND WHERE DO YOU DO YOUR HOT YOGA?

EE: Either Fierce Grace or Free Tribes in Crouch End.

KT: IF YOU’RE STRAPPED FOR TIME, WHAT WOULD BE THE THREE BEAUTY-RELATED THINGS YOU’D DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE?

EE: Oh my God! Moisturise. If I don’t have enough time to do all of my creams then I’d just shove on the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream with the SPF and then I’m good to go. And then I’d just put a bit of concealer under my eyes, then highlighter and I’m happy.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF30, £26 Space NK

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KT: I THINK YOU’RE PROBABLY BORED ABOUT QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HAIR, BUT IT IS AMAZING. HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER IT?

EE: Thank you. Curly hair is unruly at the best at time, but you don’t have to do a lot to it. The less you do to it the better it behaves. I try not to wash it every day, I’ll wash it every other day or ever two days. I’ll use shampoo and conditioner, either Aveda or Kerastase,  and put a treatment in as I dye my hair too, so I use a colour preserving

*’I’m turning right mate! Sorry I’m driving and someone just cut me up!’*

So yeah, I’d wash my hair, put a colour treatment in – maybe overnight, maybe not – and then, if I don’t do a treatment, I’d put leave-in conditioner and let it dry naturally.

KT: CURLY HAIR CAN BE QUITE DRY CAN’T IT?

EE: Yeah it can, and I find it reacts really well when I leave the conditioner in it because the curls are a bit more enhanced. If I’m having trouble getting definition in my curls then I’d use the Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer – it defines my curls perfectly.

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KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? AND IF NOT WHAT ARE YOUR GO TOS?

EE: I’ve got quite a few. I would say my favourite over the past couple of years is the Balenciaga Rosa Botanica. I also like the Flora Botanica from Balenciaga and I also like the Miu Miu one with the red lid and blue bottle.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

EE: *laughs* Definitely the laughing crying face. And do you know the one with a person pumping up their hair?

KT: YEAH

EE: So that one, a little sassy emoji, I love it. And then probably, a food emoji like sushi.

KT: FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

EE: I do love an Aperol Spritz.

KT: YUM! ME TOO. FAVOURITE BOOK?

EE: I just started reading Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge.

KT: OH MY GOD I’M DYING TO READ THAT.

EE: I’ve only just started it but it’s absolutely fascinating, I’m getting really into it. I tried to give it to all of my white friends, but they’re not really into the title. My friends a journalist and she said it’s a good recommendation.

KT: IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE SO GOOD. WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

EE: I would say Ramen.

KT: THAT’S QUITE HEALTHY THOUGH. I WAS HOPING FOR SOMETHING THAT’S A BIT MORE CALORIFIC. WHAT TAKE AWAY WOULD YOU GET?

EE: You know what I love, Homeburger, have you ever heard of it?

KT: NO.

EE: It’s one of those new boujis burger places, like a Gourmet Burger Kitchen, but not. They only do delivery and all their packaging is recycled. I love it. And they do these onion shards where they just grate onions into the deep fat fryer. They also have deep fried Camembert balls with a cranberry jam And the most amazing buttermilk chicken burger.

KT: YEP, THAT’S MUCH BETTER THAN RAMEN!

EE: Yeah, you can have that one.

KT: DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS?

EE: I’ve got one. It’s on the back of my left shoulder and I got it when I was in San Franscico. Me and my bassist had a day off and just decided to go and get a tattoo. My Nan had died that year, her name was Mary and she was Maltese and a Catholic.

KT: AAH THAT’S SO NICE.

EE: I got it in her handwriting as well. I don’t thing I’ll get anymore though, I thought I’d get the bug but I’m over it.

KT: DID IT HURT?

EE: No. It took like 20 minutes. I don’t think it’s great in terms of line definition, but for the sentiment I really like that it’s simple. I don’t need anymore.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

EE: I was going to say Love Island, but it was shit this year.  Last year’s one was so good.

KT: I THOUGH THE ONE TWO YEARS AGO WAS BETTER.

EE: Yeah, I’m with you on that for sure, but I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to Love Island. But okay, say Love Island, because I do love it.

KT: FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?

EE: I’m going to say Chrissy Teigan and Blake Lively. I like strong independent women with their own personalities and I live for that.

KT: WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST PICKUP LINE YOU’VE EVER HEARD?

EE: Something to do with my hair if they’re like “can I touch it?” And I’m like “no!” Its not the ideal ice breaker like being stroked by a man I haven’t met before.

KT: WHO HAVE YOU BEEN STAR STRUCK MEETING?

EE: There was this one time at V Festival where Pharrell was playing and he came out of his dressing room to go on stage. He looked in my direction and I was on the other side of the artist area, and I said to my hair stylist ‘Is that Pharrell walking in my direction?!’ And she was like ‘shit I think so.’ And he came over and he was like ‘Hey, can I look at your glasses?’ I had no words, I just didn’t understand the scenario. I was like 1.) Why was Pharell anywhere near me and 2.) Why does he want to look at my fucking Ray Bans? It was bizarre. Surely he knows what Ray Bans are! He had his stylist there and he said ‘these are the ones that I want’ and she was like ‘Ok’. I told him he could have mine! I don’t think he knew I was an artist or if he just liked my glasses.

KT: FINAL QUESTION. DO YOU GET MANICURES? DO YOU EVER GET NAIL ART AND WHERE DO YOU GO?

EE: I do! I really love Imarni Nails, she’s done my nails a couple of times over the years and I really love some the designs that she’s done. I also love Michelle Humphries – she’s amazing, she’s insane! So yeah, I like to go as wacky as possible but I don’t like it to be too long because I like to cook, so just a bit of an extension you know.

KT: THANKS SO MUCH. THANKS FOR TALKING TO ME, ESPECIALLY AS YOU’VE BEEN DRIVING!

 

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Beauty Bytes: Jourdan Dunn on Beyoncé’s bowel movements, double cleansing and Hollyoaks

Beauty Bytes: Jourdan Dunn on Beyoncé’s bowel movements, double cleansing and Hollyoaks


In this edition of Beauty Bytes, Jourdan Dunn – the British model and brand partner for smartwater in the UK – chatted to me about her love of hot chicken wings, Oprah and Hollyoaks. Three things I never thought would appear in the same sentence as each other.

KT: WHAT’S THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE EVER ATTEMPTED?

JD: Ooh worst beauty trend, I mean I didn’t try it personally but there was a trend for a while in fashion where they were bleaching eyebrows. I never understood it, plus when you bleach my eyebrows they look like orange. That’s not a good look for anyone unless you’re gonna have orange or red hair and I don’t know it was very weird, alien like, so I never got the whole bleaching your eyebrow thing.

KT: BUT YOU NEVER TRIED IT YOURSELF.

JD: Hell no.

KT: GOOD SHOUT. WHAT IS THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

JD: I was reading something from this Korean beauty guru and she said, ‘however much time you spend getting ready, like putting makeup on etc, that’s the same amount of time you should take taking it off.’ So like if you spend like half an hour then should spend half an hour taking it off. I despise face wipes, I think that’s just disgusting and I feel like you really need to like you know cleanse your face properly and get rid of every bit of dirt and makeup grime.

KT: EXACTLY, AND TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN.

JD: Yes, so basically, making sure you take your makeup off before you go to bed is important. 

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

JD: Sunday Riley Good Genes. You can use it as a mask, but I actually use it as a serum, because it helps get rid of dark pigmentation. It helps get rid of dark spots. Genuinely. I had two dark spots, then I used it for a month and they completely disappeared. It’s amazing.

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KT: IF THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU GRAB?

JD: Oh my Yeezys!

KT: OH REALLY?! WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY SECRET? IF YOU’VE GOT ONE?

JD: My beauty secret would be, see these secret questions really throw me off guard.

KT: IT IS QUITE A LOADED ONE, SHALL I MOVE ON AND GO BACK TO SECRET AT THE END?

JD: It’s supposed to be a secret! But I use coconut oil for everything from cooking and taking off my makeup, to moisturising my skin and hydrating my hair.

KT: SO YOU LIVE IN COCONUT.

JD: I just live and breathe in it. Oh and I sleep on a silk pillowcase. I’m obsessed with it. I even take it with me on the plane, to hotels, everywhere. Because it’s silk, it’s not harsh like cotton on your skin and your hair. And drink loads of smartwater. You have to stay hydrated.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE BEAUTY BRANDS?

JD: Ooh okay NeoStrata, because I use basically their whole range on my skin, Sunday Riley, and DCL.

KT: BRILLIANT. IF I TOOK A PEEK IN YOUR MAKEUP BAG RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD I FIND?

JD: Ooh okay so right now there’s the Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel and Brow Wiz. I really love to look after my brows.

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Oh and I actually got sent some of Karl Lagerfeld’s collaboration with Model Co and the lip gloss is amazing – it lights up and has a mirror.

KT: I’VE WRITTEN ABOUT THAT!

JD: It’s so good, yeah like I just thought it was going to be a gimmick and actually rubbish, but the lip glosses are really good and it’s super cute packaging. Plus when you take it out and everyone sees the light, everyone’s like oooh.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR MORNING AND EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINES LIKE?

JD: I’m a skincare freak, so I devote a lot of time to it. I used to follow a 14-step skincare regime in the evening, but I’ve like narrowed that down now I just keep things simple make sure that I use the right products. If I’m wearing makeup during the day, especially from a shoot, I’ll do a double cleanse, I’ll use an oil cleanser and then I’ll use a cream or a foam cleanser and then I use a rose water and aloe vera spritz, which I’ll just make up myself.

KT: YOU MAKE IT YOURSELF?

JD: Yeah.

KT: THAT’S A BEAUTY SECRET.

JD: Oh yeah, that is a beauty secret as well! Yeah, so I spritz that on, put on a serum, then a moisturiser. Then in the morning it’s pretty much the same thing except for the serum and I make sure that I put on sunscreen, which is super important, especially women of colour. People think that women of colour don’t need to put on sunscreen, but that’s a myth we actually really do, so I would advise that everyone put sunscreen on. 

KT: THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS WELL?

JD: Throughout the day, yeah, yeah.

KT: BEST MAKEUP TIP A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST HAS EVER GIVEN YOU?

JD: I remember when I first started doing shows, this makeup artist, Renee Garnes, who I still work with, got her credit card and put it behind my eyelashes. She then got the mascara and started to apply it against the card. It made such a difference, it looked like I had falsies on.

KT: SO YOU JUST PUT A CARD BEHIND YOUR LASHES, ON YOUR EYELID AND BRUSH IT UP TO IT?

JD: Yeah.

KT: DO YOU DO THE SAME UNDERNEATH OR NO?

JD: You can do.

KT: I’M GOING TO TRY THAT THIS EVENING.

JD: Honestly, so good.

KT: UM HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FORMS OF EXERCISE?

JD: So the thing with me, I’m not typically consistent. This week I’ve worked out three times, next week will probably be once or twice.  I love doing Kobox and training with my brother. And I’ve just discovered this class called Define London.

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KT: IS THAT BARRE?

JD: Yeah, I’m obsessed with barre. It’s small movements, but they’re so effective and you’re using muscles that you didn’t even know existed. It’s intense, but effective and afterwards you feel like fucking Super Woman; you feel like you can take on the world.

KT: I AGREE, I DID DEFINE LIKE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

JD: Did you like it?

KT: YEAH I LOVED IT BUT I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE I WAS DOING MUCH AT THE TIME AND THEN THE NEXT DAY I LITERALLY COULDN’T PICK UP MY PHONE, I WAS JUST LIKE URRRRGH.

JD: Yeah, exactly.

KT: UM DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE?

JD: Yes, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. I use it daytime, evening, holiday, Summer, Autumn, Winter; every time. That’s my scent.

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KT: HAS IT BEEN LIKE YOU SCENT FOREVER?

JD: Yeah, for like a good four years. Yeah, I don’t think I’m gonna change, I’m a loyal, I’m loyal.

KT: ALRIGHT GEORGIA.

JD: Yeah, I’m loyal babe.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

JD: Let me check my Whatsapp actually. Ok the smirk, the rolling the eyes and the shrug.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

JD: Ooh my favourite book. I mean the one that I continuously go back to is Oprah Winfrey’s The Wisdom of Sundays – Life-Changing Insights and Inspirational Conversations. You can go to any page and it will have a chapter on gratitude, on love, on forgiveness, it’s just needed throughout your life. That’s my go to.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

JD: Hot wings. Actually yesterday I was so annoyed and I wanted to order 10 hot wings from KFC. And then I was like no I’ll regret it, so I just had mushrooms, noodles and asparagus, which was quite fulfilling.

KT: THAT’S STILL NICE.

JD: It was quite nice, I felt good about myself after having it, but I really was craving hot wings.

KT: YEAH IT’S NO HOT WINGS.

JD: Yeah, I do love hot wings.

KT: YOU SAID YOU REALLY LIKE SPICY FOOD, DIDN’T YOU?

JD: Yeah, spicy things.

KT: WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST PICK UP LINE YOU’VE EVER HEARD OR RECEIVED?

JD: I haven’t had any original picks ups to be fair, which is a shame.

KT: YOU’D LIKE SOME.

JD: Yeah I would.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

JD: Hollyoaks, which every time I say that, everyone’s like ‘you still watch Hollyoaks?!’ I’m like yes don’t judge me, that’s the one thing when I’ve been away and I go home and watch three hours worth.

KT: LOADS OF OMNIBUSES.

JD: Yeah, and then Love Island.

KT: JACK AND DANI FOR THE WIN.

JD: I liked Jack and Dani, but then I wouldn’t have minded if Kaz and Josh had won.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK?

JD: It’s a really bad one. It’s called the ‘The Shade Room’, it’s really really bad. I only go on it to look at the comments, because people are crazy, but yeah I try not to go on it because it’s actually really, really bad.

KT: IN WHAT WAY?

JD: It’s just drama and people shading people, that’s why it’s called The Shade Room.

KT: BUT YOU JUST READ THE COMMENTS.

JD: Yeah I just read the comments.

KT: WHO WERE YOU MOST STAR STRUCK MEETING?

JD: My mum’s always said to me ‘Jourdan, they’re just people. They shit just like you, it comes out the same way.’ Which is true, but I feel like Beyonce shits differently to everybody else. So when I first met her, I got really star struck. She came over to me and I lost my shit.

KT: I THINK THAT’S FAIR ENOUGH.

JD: Yeah exactly.

KT: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Venus Williams loves to stalk Serena Williams…

Venus Williams loves to stalk Serena Williams…


on Instagram.

Venus Williams EleVen

In the latest Marie Claire Beauty Bytes special, I make it a Wimbledon special by sitting down with world class tennis star Venus Williams to chat pre-match rituals, cheat meals and the most useful beauty advice I think I’ve ever heard. Not only is she in London to appear in the world’s most famous tennis tournament, but she’s also here to shout about her active wear brand – EleVen by Venus – that’s just launched into Selfridges.

KT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORKOUT?

VW: Oh my God, I’ve been working out my whole life. My life is one great, big workout, but I think it’s the best life actually.

KT: YEAH I MEAN THAT’S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. MUCH MORE THAN ME. YOU’RE OBVIOUSLY A PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER, BUT WHAT ARE THE OTHER WAYS THAT YOU LIKE TO EXERCISE – DO YOU EVER DO YOGA OR DIFFERENT CLASSES?

VW: Because of what I do, my training is very specific, but sometimes I do try to mix it up. I’ve done Bikram yoga, I love Pilates and I actually have a reformer in my house.

KT: OH THAT’S THE DREAM.

VW: Occasionally I’ll swim, but a lot of that is to with injury prevention, which is part of my tennis training.

KT: YEAH, OF COURSE.

VW: And then sometimes I do dance classes, which is cardio for me. I kind of do a bit of everything.

KT: AND IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE OUTFIT FROM YOUR LINE TO WORKOUT IN, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

VW: Oh definitely something from the Seamless collection. It’s so soft and buttery – it’s amazing and definitely my favourite collection. It’s extremely comfortable.

KT: AND WOULD IT BE LEGGINGS AND TOP OR A DRESS AND SHORTS?

VW: Leggings and top. There’s actually some Seamless on the stand here at Selfridges. I brought mine with me to London – I wasn’t sure what I should wear today, it was so funny – I was rushing out of the locker room at Wimbledon this morning and didn’t know what to put on.

KT: WELL YOU’RE WEARING THE PIECES THAT ARE EXCLUSIVE TO SELFRIDGES, AND I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE APPROPRIATE TO WEAR WHILST WALKING AROUND SELFRIDGES.

VW: Yeah, you’re right!

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KT: WHAT DOES WELLNESS MEAN TO YOU?

VW: Wellness is not just body it’s mind and I think it’s just being at peace with yourself and your life. And a lot of that is to do with how you feel. So, moving your body is also wellness and hopefully being able to look how you want is wellness too. So it’s just not physical.

KT: SO IT’S ABOUT FEELING CONFIDENT TO BE WHO YOU ARE AND –

VW: Yes it’s about confidence, but also I think working hard helps you feel accomplished and confident. So if you aren’t feeling confident it doesn’t mean you can’t work to get there.

KT: DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-MATCH RITUALS?

VW: No. I am not superstitious, I’m very much like ‘it’s all the hard work that got me here’ and not crossing my legs on every changeover or anything random like that.

Look familiar right? It's that time…tomorrow..! #wimbledon #tennis

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KT: WHAT ABOUT PRE AND POST EXERCISE MEALS. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALWAYS EAT RIGHT BEFORE WORKING OUT OR AFTERWARDS?

VW: I actually don’t eat a lot when I workout. This morning I had a green smoothie, so that’s like my food before the workout. And post – I love to have like to encourage recovery, so a lot of aminos and Vitamins. So I’ll do a protein powder or take supplements and all that stuff. I just want to be able to recover for the next days of, you know, hardcore training.

KT: HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH YOUR MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINES?

VW: Yes, I am obsessed with skin! I love skin products and I got myself into a routine now that’s quite simple. I just always exfoliate my face – even if it’s just with the towel or a brush, like those electric ones…

KT: LIKE CLARISONIC TYPE THING?

VW: Exactly! And then I use Vitamin C, like an antioxidant serum, during the day, and then some sort of Vitamin A at night. And that’s it – so super simple and it works for me.

KT: WHAT’S THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE EVER ATTEMPTED?

VW: Oh Lord. I don’t know if I’ve ever tried anything crazy ‘cause usually you don’t leave the house if you look ridiculous. You have to be honest with yourself – if you look crazy it’s best to just keep it real.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

VW:  I don’t know. An eye cream? Or maybe I recommend that for everyone, is an eye cream.

KT: HAS ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY RECOMMENDED ANYTHING? OR MAYBE A FACIALIST?

*One of her family interjects: ‘Weren’t you the one telling everyone to use NeoCurtis Eye Cream?’*

VW: Yeah, but I don’t know what the best suggestion that’s been given to me is though. Maybe I haven’t been giving any – I don’t have enough nice friends giving me suggestions! Well sometimes people give me suggestions and I’m like ‘that won’t work!’. Oh actually you know, probably best beauty product suggestion I’ve ever had is collagen powder. Yeah. I mean it’s not for the face, but you take it and I don’t know if it works but it makes me feel like you’re at least doing something!

KT: WHAT ABOUT THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE?

VW: Best beauty advice is ‘update, don’t be late.’ My sister Lyn used to say that. You don’t wanna get caught up with the same hairstyle ten years later, or the same clothes… Like you have to update, don’t be late.

KT: I AM OBSESSED WITH THAT; I LOVE THAT PIECE OF ADVICE. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

VW: I don’t have one, there’s too many. I am always onto the next one. What am I reading right now? I’m trying to read this book called Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

KT: OH YEAH, I THINK THAT’S BEEN TURNED INTO A FILM.

VW: So haven’t quite gotten through it yet, but I love a new adventure.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

VW: Doughnuts. I love doughnuts.

KT: GLAZED OR WITH JAM?

Venus: Just a plain glazed doughnut.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE-WATCH?

VW: Oh my gosh. I can’t pick one! What do I watch a lot? I watch a lot of How I Met Your Mother. I’ve watched the whole thing way more than twice.

KT: YOU NEED TO FIND A NEW SHOW.

VW: Yeah, I definitely need something else.

KT: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK?

VW: Well if you’re stalking you don’t really want anyone to know right?! So, it’s best I don’t tell…But I do always look at Serena Williams’s account.

KT: OH REALLY?

VW: Yeah. Or maybe Olympia Ohanian. Oh and actually I totally stalk stalk all the comments on EleVen by Venus though.

KT: OH YOU DO?

Venus: Yeah and I respond to everyone and like each comment.

KT: THERE MUST BE SO MANY FOR YOU TO LOOK THROUGH! WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

VW: Definitely crying laughing face and the fist…

KT: AS IN THE FIST BUMP?

VW: No like the threatening ‘you better’. Or probably strong arm and an excited smiley.

KT: THANK YOU SO MUCH VENUS.

VW: THANK YOU.

 

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Beauty Bytes: Dermot O’Leary on serums, spinning and Instagram stalking

Beauty Bytes: Dermot O’Leary on serums, spinning and Instagram stalking


Our Derm knows his grooming products. Chaps, take note.

This week’s Beauty Bytes is a Father’s Day special. I chatted with the super friendly TV and radio host Dermot O’Leary, who has just released his third men’s fragrance for M&S. He was more clued up on grooming than any man I’ve ever met. I wish my boyfriend was like Derm…

DO: Congratulations on your engagement.

KT: OH THANK YOU SO MUCH.

DO: When are you getting married?

KT: SEPTEMBER.

DO: Great month to get married in. I got married in September. Whereabouts?

KT: AT MY PARENT’S HOUSE IN WILTSHIRE.

DO: Oh perfect. What date?

KT: 15th.

DO: I got married on the 14th!

KT: WHAT WAS THE WEATHER LIKE?

DO: Oh it was lovely.

KT: OK GOOD. A LOT OF OUR WEDDING IS OUTSIDE.

DO: Oh yes September is the perfect month.

KT: YES WE REALLY WANTED IT TO GET DARK IN THE EVENING TO CREATE ATMOSPHERE. 

DO: You want dusk at a wedding. Congratulations.

KT: THANK YOU! WHAT IS THE WORST GROOMING TREND YOU’VE EVER ATTEMPTED?

DO: Oh, well I work very closely with a guy called Will, who has left M&S now sadly and I’m bereft. But he is like the Indiana Jones of men’s grooming. He will go travelling, like to some obscure Japanese mountain, and come back with lumps of charcoal. He once came back with this weird shaving product. I want my collection to be as authentic as possible, I’ve learnt from the ground up, I will readily admit that, but it has to be in my image. I don’t wet shave, so I don’t want to do shaving foam. So he found this weird beard powder that comes in a stick, and you rub it into your beard, then shave it off. I tried it, I put it on but it disappeared because half of it ended up in the sink, the other half was all over the cat. It was really thick and it kind of crumbled off. My bathroom was covered in the stuff; it’s like I had torn down a wall or something. It was an abject disaster.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST GROOMING ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? 

DO: Serum before moisturiser.

KT: YES, WELL DONE.

DO: It’s a game changer!

KT: YES IT IS – I’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET MY BOYFRIEND TO ADOPT THIS RULE FOR AGES AND HE JUST WON’T. 

DO: Why not?!

KT: I DON’T KNOW AND HE ALWAYS COMPLAINS ABOUT HIS SKIN!

Do: Then he should use a serum! We don’t actually do a serum, because serums are actually really expensive. But the Boots serum is like £20 and it’s really good.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST GROOMING PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? 

DO: Oh sea salt spray definitely. Wait hold on.

*Dermot runs and grabs his gym kit and wash bag. Spills it out onto the table and starts going through the products.*

DO: I love Mitchum deodorant. It’s the only deodorant that stops me sweating and doesn’t leave any marks on your clothes. This is the sea salt spray – Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray. I love it. I used to put wax in my hair. No way, man, not anymore. This is so good. This is a great serum too – Beauty Lab Skinfirming Daily Complexion Serum. I also really love my fragrances, they’re Eau de Toilettes, so really light, so I need carry them around with me so that I can reapply later in the day. I really like to have day fragrances and evening ones.

KT: WHAT IS YOUR THE-HOUSE-IS-BURNING-GRAB-ONE-GROOMING-PRODUCT? 

DO: Oh ok well I would first grab my cats. So they’re under each arm and then I would probably grab my moisturiser, All in One Day Cream, as I use it every single day. And I imagine I’m getting burnt quite a lot so hopefully it would help…

Just one more… #cathigh5

A post shared by Dermot O’Leary (@radioleary) on Jan 25, 2016 at 5:13am PST

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE GROOMING BRANDS? 

DO: Including mine?

KT: DOESN’T HAVE TO BE. YOU CAN CHOOSE ANYTHING.

DO: Well let’s not be classless about it. Le Labo, Hermes and No7, because of their serum.

KT: YOU’VE ALREADY TOLD US THAT YOU USE SERUMS, WHICH IS EXCELLENT. BUT HOW ELSE DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN? DO YOU EXFOLIATE? 

DO: Yeah I do.

KT: DO YOU GET FACIALS?

DO: No, I don’t get facials and I don’t like to wet shave as it takes too much off. I think technology has gone too far. My dad used to wet shave in the morning and, yes he would have to do it again in the evening, but he wouldn’t wake up in the morning to a shaving rash, because it never got that close.

KT: MY BOYFRIEND STOPPED SHAVING FOR THAT VERY REASON, AS HE KEPT GETTING THESE BIG SPOTS ON HIS NECK. 

DO: It’s horrible. But he needs to exfoliate, because he’s getting ingrown hairs.

KT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FORM OF EXERCISE? 

DO: About four times a week. I see my trainer twice a week in the park and I’d say that’s my favourite way to work out.

KT: AND YOU LOVE PSYCLE...

DO: Yes I do that every Saturday and I play football on Thursdays.

KT: GOD THAT’S AMAZING.

DO: Well I do my radio show on a Saturday morning, which finishes at 10am and then I head to Psycle for 11am with the lovely Anya.

KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE?

 

DO: Well let’s go with the new one – Earl Grey & Sandalwood during the day and Le Labo Santal 33 in the evening.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

DO: Oh I don’t use emojis.

KT: NONE?!

DO: I’m having a turf war with my niece at the moment on our family’s Whatsapp group. She loves them and I keep changing the group’s name to ‘Josie hates emojis’. She’s getting really pissed off.

KT: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DON’T USE ANY. 

DO: Occasionally I’ll use the thinking face emoji…

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? 

DO: So we spend a lot of time in Italy and they have a beer called Dreher – you can’t get it over here – and it’s really light, not heavy at all.

KT: IS IT LAGER?

DO: Yes, but it comes in a little stubby can that stays cold. I’m not a massive beer drinker, but where we go on holiday, the Italians love it. They don’t drink red wine with pizza, they’ll drink these all night. Carbs and carbs.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK? 

DO: Oh god, where do we start?! My favourite book of recent times is a book by a guy called Don Winslow, called the Power of the Dog. It’s unbelievable. One of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s been described as ‘the War of Peace of drug novels’. The author is an expert on drug law enforcement and private investigation, and he’s a lawyer as well. He’s an incredible writer. I picked it up in the airport and loved it. It’s like 600 pages long and it’s a story of two guys, one who gets involved with drug gangs in Mexico, and the other, who’s a cop. They become sworn enemies over 30 years. The dialogue is machine gun fast. It’s a bit like James Ellroy. The second one is by Colson Whitehead, called The Underground Railroad. The real underground railroad was a network of safe routes during the American Civil War, and freed blacks and liberal whites would help slaves get up to the north of America, because if you were caught without your documentation you would be send straight back. He’s extrapolated the story and turned it into an actual railroad and it follows the main character, Cora’s, journey to freedom.

KT: WHAT IS YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

DO: Noodle soup.

KT: I WOULDN’T REALLY CLASS THAT AS A CHEAT MEAL. THAT’S STILL PRETTY LOW CAL…

DO: Oh chicken wings then. I make them myself.

KT: AGAIN, IF YOU’RE MAKING IT YOURSELF, YOU’RE NOT REALLY CHEATING. I WANT AN ANSWER LIKE KFC…

DO: Ohhh ok, Poppies Fish & Chips or Nando’s Wing Roulette.

KT: WHAT’S THAT?

DO: You get a bag of chicken wings and you don’t know how spicy each one is. So you might have one that’s super spicy and then another that’s like Mango & Lime.

KT: THAT’S MUCH BETTER. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH? 

DO: Handmaid’s Tail and The Bridge. Oh and The Crown, because my wife works on it. Oh I’ve really enjoyed A Very British Scandal.

KT: DON’T TELL ME ANYTHING! I HAVEN’T FINISHED IT! 

DO: The final episode just aired. It’s brilliant. Hugh Grant is great.

KT: FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK? 

DO: Such a good question. I think it might be my friend, Mr Ben Winston. He’s the show runner of The Late Late Show with James Corden. James is a good mate as well, but Ben always puts good stuff up.

KT: Thank you so much!

DO: Thank you Katie

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Beauty Bytes: Poppy Delevingne on McDreamy’s death, Red Roses and burgers

Beauty Bytes: Poppy Delevingne on McDreamy’s death, Red Roses and burgers


Beauty Bytes Poppy Delevingne

Welcome to Beauty Bytes – a new column where I chat to celebrities about all things beauty – like their favourite products and their biggest beauty disasters. And also what their most used emojis are. You know, all the important and essentials things that we need to know about.

We begin our journey with the beautiful Poppy Delevingne – the model and actress who, as the inaugural Jo Malone London Girl, has launched her second collaboration with the brand. We spoke to about spitting glitter, how to look after hair that’s been bleached for years and our mutual obsession with Grey’s Anatomy.

 

KT: WHAT’S THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE ATTEMPTED?

PD: Glitter on the lips. I spent the entire time spitting glitter and getting it stuck in my teeth. Not for me.

KT: IT LOOKS GOOD IN PICTURES, BUT THAT’S IT.

PD: It looked so good on other people, but it wasn’t for me I’m too much of a chatterbox so it ended up everywhere.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

PD: Less is more.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

PD: My lovely make-artist, Kate Synnot, told me about this new brand called Carasoin. I don’t know how you say it, but it’s all natural ingredients and when it hits your skin it turns into an oil. I love it for when I’m travelling and before bedtime. It’s super nourishing.

KT: I’VE NEVER HEARD OF IT… WHAT IS YOUR ‘THE HOUSE IS BURNING – GRAB THE MOST IMPORTANT THING’ BEAUTY PRODUCT?

PD: It has to be Red Roses by Jo Malone London. I have been wearing it since I was 18 and it would be like losing my right hand.

KT: IF YOU HAD TO HAVE ONE HAIR STYLE, ONE MAKE-UP LOOK AND ONE NAIL COLOUR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD THEY ALL BE?

PD: Hairstyle would have to be bedhead. Makeup look would be bold lip and less of an eye.

KT: LIKE TODAY’S LOOK.

 

PD: Exactly like today’s look. A nudey eye and bright lip. And the nail polish would have to be Essie’s Wicked.

KT: WHAT COLOUR IS THAT?

PD: Like a rouge noir, super dark red.

KT: TOP THREE BEAUTY BRANDS?

PD: Jo Malone London.

KT: OBVIOUSLY.

PD: And I would probably say Bobbi Brown for make-up and Sisley for skincare. I loooove Sisley.

KT: WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG RIGHT NOW? SO IF YOU’RE NOT WORKING, YOU’LL DO YOUR OWN FACE WITH…

I use a lot of Charlotte Tilbury at the moment. I love her Filmstar Bronze & Glow. I’ve got Stila’s most exciting product in the world. Have you tried that glitter stuff?

KT: THE GLITTER EYESHADOWS?! THEY ARE AMAZING.

Yes – the Magnificent Metal Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows. They’re like liquid glitter. They dry really quickly and the glitter is so sparkly, but no glitter falls onto your face, because it’s all liquid. They’re life changing and Lancome Hypnose Mascara – it’s always been my favourite.

KT: HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TAKE US THROUGH YOUR MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINES?

Yes, I used to be so lazy with my skin and then I went through a really bad patch of having bad skin, so now I’m really good at taking care of it. In the morning, when I wake up, I use a brand that you’ve probably never heard of, called MBR, which stands for Medical Beauty Research. I use their Enzyme Cleansing Boosting powder which you add water to. I used this when my skin was bad and it cleared it up, so now I use it all the time – I can’t be without it. I discovered it in Germany. So I wash my face with that, then I love Skinceuticals serums – CE Ferulic and Hydrating B5. Then I’ll use a Sisley eye cream and their Floral Spray Mist. I also use Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluruonic Ampoules and her Glow Drops. Then in the evening I like my Chanel make-up remover and a light layer of Carasoin before bed.

KT: BEST MAKE-UP TIP A PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST HAS EVER GIVEN YOU?

When I was a teenager and actually well into my twenties, I used to wear a black eyeliner, black mascara and pink blusher (as I thought that was what you should do), but then Charlotte Tilbury did my makeup on my wedding day and taught me to actually look at my colouring and find shades that really suit me. So for example, a bronze eyeshadow will bring out my navy blue eyes. Knowing your skin colour properly, so that you don’t end up with bright white concealer on under your eyes. So now I use more brown tones on my eyes – so bronze eye shadow and a brown mascara.

KT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT? FAVOURITE WAY TO EXERCISE?

PD: It totally depends on whether I’m working much at that point. If I’m not working at the time, I like to be lazy. Basically as horizontal as I can possibly be, so something like Pilates. Which means I can sleep if I want to. But when I’m in LA and working, the sun is normally out so I’m a bit more energized and I love doing Body by Simone or SoulCycle. I like getting really sweaty, being yelled out and coming out looking like a tomato.

KT: OH MY GOD THAT IS LITERALLY MY HELL.

PD: Yeah, but this is in LA and they really get into it. The instructor will yell ‘Who do you hate the most? Do this for them,’ and it’s like oh my god really? Can’t we just get on with it? I like a real mix.

KT: BEST FOR YOUR BODY TO HAVE A MIX APPARENTLY.

PD: Really? Well, there we go then.

KT: IF YOU’RE STRAPPED FOR TIME – WHAT ARE THE THREE BEAUTY RELATED THINGS YOU DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE?

PD: Fragrance is absolutely vital. Leaving the house without fragrance is like leaving the house without your phone.

KT: I COMPLETELY AGREE. MY FRAGRANCES ARE ALL LINED UP BY MY FRONT DOOR, SO IT’S THE LAST THING YOU DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE.

PD: Yes exactly. When you wear a fragrance you love, you feel like you can take on the world. Then I’d do a facial mist – I love MV Organic Skincare Ros Hydrating Mist. Then Paw Paw on the lips, cheekbones and on the eyelid for a dewy look.

KT: HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR HAIR?

PD: When I was bleached blonde, I was really lucky time-wise to start working with Wella’s line System Professional and I honestly wouldn’t have been able to have long, bleached blonde hair for three years if it wasn’t for that brand. Most people only last a couple of months. But it’s brilliant and I’ve been using it to this day. I love all of their products and they keep developing new products for coloured and dry hair. They have this new product called Energy in a Bottle and it’s like a dry shampoo, but more of a conditioner. It’s an actual miracle in a bottle. I can’t go anywhere without it.

Sweets for my sweet… 💁🏼‍♀️ @systemprofessional #SHELFIE #MyEnergyCode

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KT: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?

PD: I don’t want to sound like cheese on toast, but beauty really is about the person and not what anyone looks like. It’s all about the soul.

KT: WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY SECRET?

PD: I used to have a big beauty secret that I always used to get in trouble for saying.

KT: WHAT IS IT?

PD: No I’m not saying that now. I’m going to give you another one. Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream on your eyelashes over night. Then when you apply your mascara in the morning, you get that 60s batty lash effect – all spread out and spidery.

KT: I LOVE THAT.

PD: It’s great right. My grandmother taught me that, she’s 82 and still does it to this day. She actually used to put it all over her face. But I won’t do that, because that would cause me to break out.

KT: MY BOYFRIEND’S SISTER USES IT AS HAND CREAM.

PD: What?! But it’s so thick and so intense.

KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO TOS?

PD: Well yes, Red Roses is my signature, but because I’ve worn it since I was 18 I have moments when I want to break away for a bit and luckily I get to work with Jo Malone London. My two new favourites are Jasmine Sambac & Marigold

KT: I’M WEARING IT RIGHT NOW.

PD: No! How good is it?!

KT: SO GOOD, I GET COMPLIMENTS ALL THE TIME

PD: Yes, when I wear it people go crazy and tell me that I should wear it all the time. And then Vintage Gardenia, which is only available in their Regent’s Street store as it’s in their archive collection. It’s heaven.

KT: MY FAVOURITE, WHICH WAS DISCONTINUED, BUT MIGHT BE IN THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION IS VANILLA & ANISE.

PD: I hate it when they discontinue things.

*Shouts at the PR* Don’t you ever discontinue Red Roses or there will be uproar.

PD: Are you going to wear it on your wedding day?

KT: I THINK SO. I’VE KEPT A BOTTLE SAFE, THAT I NEVER USE.

PD: So clever. I love that you love the Jasmine one too.

KT: WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY, DOES YOUR BEAUTY REGIME CHANGE? WHAT ARE YOU FAVOURITE TRAVEL ESSENTIALS?

PD: I feel like on holiday, I’m all about the no-make-up make-up. Just a little bit of concealer, here and there. Also my great friend Jess Hart has just launched her own brand called Luma Beauty, which are basically great sunshine products. So lots of highlighters, light pearly eye shadow and products that are just really good for the sun. And then nothing beats a little bit of salt water in your hair and freckles on show. Just natural beauty. I love Heliocare SPF50 with a little bit of tint in it. I won’t burn, but I’ll get lots of freckles.

KT: I GET FRECKLES ALL OVER MY NOSE AND SHOULDERS.

PD: Me too. Oh and I also love Charlotte Tilbury’s Bar of Gold. I think they only bring it out at Christmas, which is annoying as it’s literally my favourite summer thing, but I’ll keep it throughout the year as it’s such a good summer product. I’ll put hints of that on my collarbones and my shoulders.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

PD: The mushroom.

KT: WHAT?! THE MUSHROOM?

PD: The hand face and the poo.

KT: FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

PD: Very Dirty Martini, as much olive brine as possible.

KT: UGH I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU DRINK THOSE. YOU CAN’T DRINK MANY THOUGH…

PD: No, you can only have one, otherwise you’d be crossed-eyed. Do know you what? I’ve heard that Chiltern Firehouse has started doing one with a lump of blue cheese in it.

KT: UGH. THAT’S SO GROSS.

PD: I think it sounds amazing. Everyone else wants to vomit. I haven’t tried it yet, but let me tell you next time I’m there I’ll be having it. Actually we’re around the corner from there now. Maybe I’ll go after this.

KT: OH MY ADDISON LEE DRIVER IS CALLING ME. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

PD: Ever?

KT: YES EVER.

PD: Can I have two?

KT: GO ON THEN.

PD: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, who also wrote The Kite Runner. A Thousand Splendid Suns is even better – it makes your heart burst. And Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann – I’ve read it like five time. Oh, and Little Women by Louise May Alcott. So can I have three?

KT: FINE. YOU CAN HAVE THREE. WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

In-N-Out Burger. I was in LA last week and I had two in two days. I’m meant to only have one cheat day a week, as I’m meant to be gluten-free, but I ended up doing two in a row. I couldn’t not drive past it on the way to the airport, and not stop and get the cheesy fries and pickles.

KT: I’VE NEVER HAD ONE, BUT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT THEM.

PD: They’re the best.

KT: FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

PD: Last year I started watching Grey’s Anatomy from start to finish. I wish I was a cardiothoracic surgeon. I wish I could start my life over.

KT: I’M DOING THAT RIGHT NOW!

PD: Oh my god where are you at? What series are you?

KT: SEASON NINE, WHEN BAILEY INFECTS THOSE PATIENTS BECAUSE OF THE FAULTY GLOVES.

PD: Oh you are so far back! So McDreamy is dead right?

KT: NO.

PD: *Stands up quickly* Oh my god!!!! I’ve just ruined it for you?!?! OH MY GOD!!

KT: No, don’t worry I know he dies.

PD: How do you know?!

KT: BECAUSE IT’S AN OLD SERIES AND WAS EVERYWHERE IN THE PRESS.

PD: Oh my god, thank god you knew that. I almost ruined your life. Like actually ruined your life.

KT: I HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET THOUGH.

PD: Oh my god, you have so much to go. How bad was it with Izzy and the heart patient?!

KT: NO, I DON’T FIND THAT THE SADDEST MOMENT. THE SADDEST MOMENT IS WHEN GEORGE DIES.

PD: I’m doing a new TV show with George and I almost had a heart attack, because I turned up for the read through and there was George O’Malley and then I went up to him and was like ‘Hi George O’Malley.’ and he was like ‘No, my name is TR Knight.’ and I couldn’t speak. But I made it my mission to be his bosom buddy.

KT: AND?!

PD: Now I love him. I actually watched the last episode of the most recent season last night – the season 14 finale. My husband worked out that last year if you added up all the hours, I spent three whole weeks watching Grey’s Anatomy solidly.

KT: THAT’S BEEN ME THIS WEEKEND. I WATCHED FOUR EPISODES BACK TO BACK LAST NIGHT.

PD: You get to the point watching when you actually believe you’re a doctor, I swear to god because you know all of the lingo. I could definitely save your life. I could seriously cut into you and save your life.

KT: YEAH, LIKE I NOW THAT IF YOU WANT TO BE SEEN BY A DOCTOR QUICKLY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT YOU HAVE CHEST PAIN.

PD: What are we doing?! You and I should be doctors. Like literally leave right now, go back to university and become doctors. I’m just thinking of McSteamy now.

KT: OH WHEN HE DIES!

PD: Oh in the plane crash with the sister!

KT: YES. FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK? COULD BE SOMEONE SEXY, A FASHION BRAND…

PD: Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio, because I love the environment?! Ha. I’m very disappointed that he doesn’t do any selfies.

KT: WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU BOUGHT WITH YOU FIRST BIG PAY CHEQUE?

PD: A Chanel handbag.

KT: LOVE IT.

PD: It’s all I ever wanted.

KT: QUILTED?

PD: Quilted. With a gold chain and navy blue.

KT: NOT BLACK?

PD: No navy – old school. I still cherish it to this day.

KT: OK WE’RE DONE.

PD: Thank you so much. I cannot wait to read your whole paragraph on Grey’s Anatomy.

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