Singer, dancer and radio presenter Ashley Roberts fills us in on her magnificence necessities and why understanding is non-negotiable for her
In the event you have been a teen within the mid-2000s you in all probability had a number of Pussycat Dolls songs in your iPod (Buttons, Don’tcha and Once I Develop Up have been the soundtrack to many-a evening out) and almost definitely greatest know Ashley Roberts, 39, as a member of the band, who have been set to reunite this 12 months (now postponed to 2021). I’m a Celeb… viewers will know Ashley from her stint within the jungle in 2012, whereas dance lovers could know her from Strictly in 2018 the place she was runner up.
These days, whereas ready to go out on tour for Doll domination, Ashley works at Coronary heart Radio on the breakfast present with Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston. Right here she fills us in on her busy work schedule, her day by day exercises and the wonder she buys on repeat.
My typical day
For the primary time in my life I’ve an everyday work schedule and I like the routine; I work Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 10 am for Coronary heart because the showbiz reporter. My day begins with dry physique brushing after which a chilly bathe to get me feeling alive and vibrant with a little bit of a ‘jhuz’ for all times. It wakes my mind up and will get it working to begin processing what I have to do. I’ve breakfast midway via the present, usually about Eight am. It’s normally some sort of eggs, avocado, spinach, I sort of combine it up, generally I’ll add peppers in with my eggs or different instances feta in an omelette.
After work if the solar is shining I head to the park and take a stroll in nature then I both do a Tabata model circuit exercise on the park the place I get my coronary heart charge pumping or I practice with private coach Dalton Wong over Zoom, along with his mini bands and sliders to make the workout routines additional intense.
When studios are open I like spinning. I’m going to Increase Cycle, it’s one in every of my favorite studios. I like train; it’s not just for my bodily well being nevertheless it’s for my psychological well being so it’s essential to me. My mother was a private coach after I was youthful; she did step aerobics within the 80s so it’s sort of set in stone that it’s a part of my way of life. Even after I go residence and go to her – which has been some time – we do yoga courses and hike collectively.
I sleep in, which is such a luxurious after my weekday get up calls. I normally Facetime my mother too. I’m going for lots walks and I have been colouring currently to calm my busy thoughts.
Wellness from the within
As a result of I rise up so early for work, I’m usually in mattress by 8:30 pm (lockdown was nice as a result of it meant I acquired no FOMO!). I normally learn a e-book in mattress resembling Glennon Doyle’s Untamed, £12.99. It units my mind in a optimistic area earlier than I knock out. Complement clever, I take magnesium powder at bedtime. My alternative is Biocare, £11.80; it’s supposed to assist with sleep and I believe additionally a little bit of intestine well being so I drink that in water earlier than I’m going to mattress.
One other complement I take is Om Lion’s Mane, £19.99, which is a mushroom for reminiscence and focus. I additionally add Naked Biology Skinful Pure Marine Collagen Powder, £35, to my smoothies generally to get a bit extra collagen to the pores and skin.
One of the best recommendation I’ve ever been given
If you’re feeling low placed on some music and simply wiggle your physique; even in case you’re not feeling up for exercising in case you do some sort of motion it will get the endorphins going. That was one thing I did naturally however as I’ve acquired older dance isn’t essentially a part of my life prefer it was earlier than. In the event you’re feeling a bit low placed on some music, bounce round and to not quote Taylor Swift however ‘shake it off’ and I’m telling you, you’ll really feel higher, even after only one track. And drinks numerous water, we’ve acquired to hydrate.
My high magnificence and wellbeing buys
This was the primary vegan make-up line I used to be launched to again in LA and I nonetheless adore it to at the present time. They’ve acquired wonderful lipsticks and concealers. I’ve acquired this brown lipstick that I completely love however I’ve used it a lot the shade title is unreadable on the bullet!
This skincare equipment means you’ll be able to have salon-worthy facial outcomes at residence. It consists of an LED masks, AHA Tonic, a Clarifying Clay Masks, Foaming Cleanser, Hyaluronic Acid Serum and three Hydrogel face masks – every thing I want for a full skincare routine. I like that the masks does not must be plugged in so I can do different issues whereas carrying it, resembling catching up with associates on FaceTime (even when it does make you look scary).
That is one in every of my go to merchandise after I know I might be carrying make-up for an extended time frame or want a flawless end for shoots and when I’m on stage.
Le Labo Santal 33, £189 and The Noir 29, £130
I’ve been carrying Le Labo for years, I’m going between Santal 33 and Noir 29. They’re each wonderful scents however over the previous 12 months, I’ve additionally been in love with Portrait of A Girl by Frederic Malle, £245. It’s scrumptious. I normally are likely to go for scents which have some freshness to them but additionally has some earthiness to it; sort of like one thing with some depth.
City Decay has so many wonderful palettes. I like them as a result of you’ll be able to create so many various seems to be they usually’re wonderful high quality – they’re tremendous straightforward to mix and final all-day.
For size, curl and quantity that is the one mascara I might at all times go for – the truth that it is double-ended with totally different brushes and formulation means it has all of it!
Retains the brows in examine all day. I take advantage of shade Brown. It’s the right one-step product, it makes my brows thicker, giving me immediately groomed fluffy brows.
That is my go-to after I’ve acquired lengthy filming days/shoots because it retains my make-up in place & wanting excellent for over eight hours. It additionally is available in a mini-version so it’s one thing you’ll at all times discover in my purse after I want a make-up refresh.