I love to read, and I love Martina Cole.
I’d always had quite a privileged lifestyle, to be honest. I’ve never wanted for anything, but I do know the value of things. I’m not, like, a brat.
I was already in a band, and the teachers called my mum in and said: ‘Abbey’s so clever, it’s a total waste if she follows her dream’. But I never wanted to do a job I didn’t love, and I’d always wanted to be a model or an actress or a singer.
I’ve got no interest in football. My brother’s a footballer, too, and I was dragged to the freezing pitch every week as a child. I don’t see much glamour in it.
I don’t have to worry about the obvious things like money.
My mum had four kids on her own, so if I had one kid with one nanny and not a full-time job, it would be a joke. And I think the impossible happens when you leave your kids. I’ve seen so many nannies in the park on their phones, and the kids are running off.
My favourite smell on a man is Lynx and Marc Jacobs.
I always have my Laura Mercier foundation and concealer with me, and I love the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks. My favourite is shade 08, because it’s just such a lovely natural colour with just a bit of pink to it.
When I’m doing my own makeup, I just stick to a bit of black liner, some blush and a nude glossy lip.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is just great. You get yourself in a hot bath to soften up your skin and then use this, and it really works. Plus, it’s so easy to do, and you don’t have to leave the house, so whenever you want to put sandals on, you don’t have to worry about going to the salon.
I love the Kerastase Hair Oils and the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. They’re great for making my hair really soft, but to be honest, any cheap conditioner works. Just leave it on and let it soak in, and it really helps, whatever you use.
I think it’s important to keep your own identity when you’ve got a baby.
Honestly, I don’t buy papers or the weeklies. I think when something messy does happen, you just need your closest friends and family all around you, and it’s nothing to do with anyone else.
I use loads of moisturising products and make sure I cleanse, tone and moisturise every day. It’s just so important to always keep your skin moisturised.
My mum taught me to always make sure you protect your skin with SPF. I always make sure I put my St. Tropez SPF on my face every morning, no matter the weather, before I go out of the house.
The one product I can’t live without is my mascara. I’m addicted to long eyelashes and think girls just look so pretty with long lashes!
I’m constantly on the go and have found rushing round after a new born baby is the best form of exercise! I always remind myself that men appreciate a womanly shape and some curves!
Originally, I wanted a pop career and formed a girl-band ‘Genie Queen’ managed by Andy McClusky from ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’, but it didn’t work out. My brother John is the talented singer and song-writer with ‘The Razz,’ while my other brother Sean is a footballer for Telford United.
I must be the only person in ‘Strictly’ history who’s actually put on weight during rehearsals.
I’ve always been a bit of a poser. I was chucked out of ballet lessons for looking in the mirror.
I drink a lot of water.
I always take my make-up off before bed.
I never go wild with nails.
I honestly don’t diet or work out regularly. I’m just always running around – you’ll never catch me having a day on the sofa.
I’m used to doing my jobs like a couple of photo shoots a month and a bit of presenting here and there, but the majority of my days are with the baby.
I don’t like feeling vulnerable. I think my mum and dad’s divorce affected me more than I let on.
I don’t like being weak in front of my mum or anyone for that matter. I don’t like crying.
Being married to a footballer is some girls’ dream, but it isn’t always like that. I work.
I will be up at 8 A.M. making spaghetti bolognese for Peter and Sophia’s evening meal if I’m working that day. I may not get back for the evening, and I worry if I don’t do that, then they won’t eat anything.
I love being a mum. Sophia is so funny and has a great personality.
No one can complain about earning good money, but for me, it’s being able to help my family out, put my brother and sister through school, take my family on holiday. That’s where I get the biggest buzz, not buying a pair of £500 shoes.
For a lot of people, it’s a massive deal to be on the front row at Fashion Week and look perfect. I don’t go to be seen; I go to look at the collections and support my friends, like Henry, Giles and Jonathan Saunders. As much as I love clothes and shopping, it doesn’t drive me.
My natural hair is jet black. I used to have it down to my bum. And I went through a phase of being obsessed with fake tan. So from the age of 14 to 16, I looked like an Apache Indian!
I’m not vain – I just love make-up and dressing up.
I’m a firm believer in only getting involved in things you’re passionate about.
I’m from a normal household. I haven’t always had millions to spend on creams and clothes. I like something that’s affordable, but good quality. With Avon, it’s really accessible, and everyone loves it. It’s a brand that you can rely on.
I love doing girly stuff with my mum or with Sophia. I took Sophia and a couple of her friends to the Hello Kitty spa. They had chocolate facials and Hello Kitty mani-pedis. I put it on my Twitter and got lots of abuse for it, but I think it’s just a nice girly thing.
My mum used Avon Skin So Soft oil when I was younger. She would have a bath, and then the smell used to fill the whole house.
I’m determined not to start dressing like I’m 45 years old now that I’m a mum.
I’ve bought some Lanvin snake-print wedges, so maybe you’ll see me pushing the pram in those and my hotpants!
I can’t stop staring at my beautiful new baby.
I’d always wanted to be an actress or a model or a singer.
If I had to study and work hard, it would have to have the reward of a lot of cash.
I always say spend more on classics, like a good pair of leather trousers, an amazing tailored jacket, or a classic handbag. Then you can just mix your everyday tops from the high street.
Leather pants are my guilty fashion pleasure. I have at least 10 pairs in navy, red, white, dusty pink, grey, suede and black.
People see my modelling and see me getting papped all the time and don’t really get to see me because I don’t do much TV or whatever.
I’d love to have more kids. I’m one of four, and I’ve always dreamed of having a huge family. I’ve loved every second of having Sophia. It’s been just the most amazing time of my life. I’d love more of it.
Fashion definitely has the power to change the world.
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