Sarah Harding talks entertainment.com about Face B4, Girls Aloud and her solo music.
It’ll start after the advert.
Sarah has interviews in OK, New, Reveal and Star magazine this week. To read click pictures below.
Live nation has added a new picture from the photoshoot Sarah did last week. Promo for her showcase in Islington.
We’re assuming more pictures will appear closer to the time. Sarah looks amazing <3
Information about Sarah’s showcase on the 26th March 2014 have gone live today.
Pre-sales – 06.03.14 at 9am
General – 07.03.14 at 9am
More info from Ticket web
Live Nation presents
O2 Academy Islington
Doors open: 7pm
Minimum Age Restriction: 8
Under 25’s require ID to purchase alcohol
Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times
(inc. GBP 2.81 fees)
Sarah and Bressies comments from the performances on tonights Battle rounds of the Voice Ireland.
Sarah and Bressies mentoring section from The Voice Ireland battle rounds 3
Sarah filmed a cameo in the This is doctor – Mek Money video back in June last year. The video has finally gone up on youtube today.
She’s looking better than ever after finding happiness with boyfriend Mark Foster and settling down in the countryside.
But former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has denied reports she’s had botox to make her look younger – and insists it’s just because she’s put on weight.
“No botox… See that’s where the fringe comes in – you can hide the wrinkles!” she joked.
“If I’m looking younger, it’s probably because I’ve put a bit of weight on.”
She did however admit that the lip fillers she had in 2010 were a ‘mistake’ that she made from being curious in her 20s.
“We all learnt by that mistake… I was just curious. Thank God it wasn’t permanent!” she told Yahoo Lifestyle.
Sarah Harding admitted her lip fillers (seen here in 2011) were a ‘mistake’ [Getty]
The 32-year-old blonde beauty also reckoned that she was too skinny when she was at the height of her fame with the band that were formed on Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002.
“If you’re too skinny, it can make you look a lot older. I’ve looked at pictures in the past where I was really too skinny but then I was dancing all the time,” she told us.
“I’m not an avid dancer, it’s not my forte. It wasn’t my favourite part of being in the band. I like to keep trim but I don’t like to be too skinny, it shows on someone’s face. It’s not a good look, it’s ageing.”
It’s been a year since the Girls Aloud Ten Tour, but Sarah still stays in shape by hitting the gym three times a week and having a ‘moderately healthy’ diet.
“I try and exercise three times a week, I go on my cross trainer or go to the gym. That’s more or less it and I have my juice in the morning,” she said.
“What I tend to do is go to the gym where I can use more things on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and then I’ll use my own one in the garage on a Tuesday and Thursday, because the weather’s so bad I don’t want to go out to a damp garage!”
The Berkshire-born star told us she eats healthily most of the time – but she’s not adverse to the odd fry-up either.
“I eat pretty healthily, I have a take out once a week or something. I moderately eat carbs. I tend to juice quite a lot as well. I don’t juice instead of a meal but what I tend to do is make a juice and blend it with an avocado before I have breakfast, before I have a workout,” she said.
“I’ve done the whole juicing thing at Jason Vale’s, once every six months, where you have four juices a day. It’s a proper detox, it’s hard work, you end up doing 5k walks. It’s very difficult for the past few days but by the end you just feel amazing, it is worth it.
She admitted to us that her new fringe is a handy disguise for wrinkles that means she doesn’t have to resort to botox.
But it seems there was another reason why Sarah Harding opted for an edgy new fringe – and it comes in the form of Gaga.
“It was just time for a complete image overhaul. I’m a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my hair. I wanted something a bit edgier,” she said.
“In my studio, I’ve got a picture of Lady Gaga and I just loved it, she looked fierce, like a proper little rock chick.”
The 32-year-old singer – who recently announced a one-off charity gig to showcase her new solo material – uses a combination of salt spray and sulphate-free treatments to keep her blonde locks in tip-top condition.
“I’ve got a [Percy and Reed] texturizing salt spray that I didn’t mean to use – I turned the shower on and it squirted on my face!” she said.
“My hair is naturally quite wavy. I just decided to punk it up a bit. I use a bit of a mixture of stuff with my hair really. I use the Phyto range, with no sulphates. If it’s not that, I usually go with Redken.”
She also added that she likes to use a hair mask on her locks as it’s prone to breakages from being artificialy coloured.
“When my hair’s this blonde, it’s more prone to breakages so I have to always put a good treatment on it,” she said.
But when she’s lazing around the house with her DJ boyfriend, Sarah refuses to use any products on her hair and simply scrapes it up into a ponytail.
“When I’m at home, I normally just scrape it back off my face. I don’t overly style it myself when I’m not working – I’m quite natural when I’m not working,” she revealed.
Beauty-wise, Sarah admitted there’s one brand she’s particularly loyal to (and we reckon most of us are too!)
“I’m a MAC queen! I love it in there. I’m terrible, if you get me in the Selfridges Beauty Hall, I’m like a magpie!” she said.
“I just love products. I did hair and beauty when I was at college, I got my NVQ – I was a beauty school drop-out! I know a thing or two.”
She also added that drinking lots of water keeps her skin, nails and hair healthy.
“I think drinking lots of water makes a big difference, keeping yourself hydrated,” she said.
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She’s been with boyfriend Mark Foster for more than a year, with the couple happily settled down in the countryside.
But Sarah Harding reckons she’s not ready to start a family of her own following former bandmates’ Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle’s baby news.
The ex-Girls Aloud star, 32, denied that she’d be next one to get pregnant after Kimberley announced this week she’s expecting a baby with boyfriend Justin Scott.
“There was a picture [of Girls Aloud] where Nadine was far left and then Kimberley, so apparently I’m next in line! I was like ‘oh, shit!’” she told Yahoo Celebrity.
“Not just yet thank you, my animals are my babies.”
“They went to the kennels last night as Mark’s away touring but the cats are alright overnight. It’s a good time… I like it… they’re my pals. I’d be so lonely without them!” she said.
“You’d go insane out there on your own all the time. I’d be talking to myself, which would be worrying. Mark’s away working quite a lot and I’m away quite a lot, we’re like passing ships quite a lot.
But the Berkshire-born beauty – who found fame on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 – admitted she’d go along with it if she did get pregnant with her DJ boyfriend.
“I don’t know, if it happened, it’s obviously meant to be, everything happens for a reason,” she said.
Sarah was one of the first of Kimberley’s bandmates to send her congratulations on Twitter, but told us she was surprised Kimbers didn’t have a baby before Nadine.
“Kimberley, obviously [I’ve spoken to], because she announced she was expecting. I wasn’t surprised, I was more surprised she wasn’t first!” she said.
“We’ve been in touch texting and stuff but we’ve been really busy. It’s only been a couple of days since she announced it.”
But she has yet to meet Nadine Coyle’s two-week-old baby girl as she’s based in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, former NFL star Jason Bell.
According to Sarah, Nadine has taken to motherhood like a duck to water and her daughter is the perfect little girl.
“Nadine’s taken to it like a duck to water. My Tour Manager goes over to LA for St. Patrick’s Day and I’m half Irish so I might pop over and go see her.
“She’s apparently very laid back, just like her mum. Apparently she’s like the dream child.”
And with rumours circulating that Cheryl Cole is set to return to the X Factor, Sarah told us she’d be supportive of her coming back to the TV talent show.
She was one fifth of the biggest and most glamorous girl group in pop’s history. But reflecting on her time with Girls Aloud, Sarah Harding has admitted that she was too thin.
Speaking to MailOnline, Sarah said: ‘I was too skinny when I was with the girls, it was ageing.’
The 32-year-old has now adopted a much more healthy approach to her weight and, like many celebrities, has jumped on the juicing bandwagon.
I’ve caught the juicing bug. I love being in the kitchen and cooking and creating juices and smoothies every day.
‘I love anything green and I make my own juices packed with kale, parsley, cucumber, courgettes, apples, plus spirulina and chlorella.
‘If I want to fill myself up I will add ice and half an avocado. It looks gross, but it tastes great.’
The pop star loves juicing so much that she visits the Jason Vale juicing retreat twice a year. ‘It’s hard, we don’t eat,’ she said of her time there.
Despite her love of all things green, Sarah says that she eats plenty throughout the day and loves sweet treats.
I’m Irish, I love stodge! I’m a picker but I do try to steer clear of gluten because it bloats me, there’s lots of great gluten-free alternatives though.
‘I have a naughty cupboard at home with Skittles and Haribo from my fans who know I love them,’ she said.
Sarah is on a mission to undo the years of late nights and has even signed up as an ambassador for anti-bacterial face wash, Faceb4.
The brand said Sarah was the perfect ambassador because she is so honest about her breakouts.
Speaking about her skin, Sarah said: ‘Travelling a lot doesn’t agree with my skin so I am obsessed with cleansing morning and night at the moment.
‘I am hooked on Faceb4, which I use before photo shoots because it removes the bacteria before applying cosmetics and keeps my skin healthy. It’s also amazing after a heavy weekend!’
Aside from juicing and hitting the gym three times, Sarah is focusing on her hotly-anticipated solo career.
‘I am so excited about my new music, it speaks volumes about my personality. I love writing songs but I find the recording process very monotonous and quite draining.
‘I know it will be worth it in the end, it will be such an amazing sense of achievement and I hope it’s well received; I’m my own worst critic.’
If there was one member of Girls Aloud who loved a good time, it was without a doubt Sarah.
But the notorious party girl says she’s calmed down and now prefers to spend her evenings in a more conservative way.
‘Me and my partner Mark are addicted to Breaking Bad. We watch three episodes a night and sit there munching away on popcorn together.’
Despite her cosy life with DJ Mark Foster, Sarah insists that she won’t be following bandmate Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyles’s footsteps by having a baby.
Speaking about Kimberley’s pregnancy announcement, she said: ‘I wasn’t at all surprised, she’s been with Justin for years and years but it won’t be me next. I have a lot of boxes to tick before I start a family.’