Give up your clothes for good in any TK Maxx store just like Kimberley Walsh has with the help of the incredible young cancer survivors Josh & Alyssa, then nominate a friend to do the same! Donate and Nominate. #GUCFG
Cheryl has exclusively revealed her top beauty tip for busy new mums to us – coconut oil!
Speaking in her first interview since giving birth to five-month-old Bear, the star explained why the product was perfect for time-pressed mums trying to get ready in a hurry.
And best of all, her go-to product can be bought on the high street for less than a tenner.
She explained: “My top tips for new mams would be – you don’t always get time to moisturise, when you’ve jumped in the shower quickly while they’re napping, or have a quick bath – so my thing would be, go in the bath and put in bath oil in with you so you don’t have to worry about that and you’re moisturised when you come out.
“I use coconut oil from head to toe. Literally, you can eat it, put it on your hair and you can put it on your face, your body. It’s brilliant stuff.”
Watch more of Cheryl’s new mum tips in the interview above!
There is a ruthless streak to former Girls Aloud sweetheart Kimberley Walsh but indulging it is music to her ears.
“I love to declutter. I don’t think you need so much stuff in your life. It just weighs you down,” says the singer and stage star, who will be enlisting the help of family and friends – including former bandmates Cheryl and Nicola Roberts – to Give Up Clothes For Good.
“You can make a difference by doing something so simple,” she says of backing the initiative by high-street store TK Maxx that asks people to donate a bag of clothes in its stores to raise money for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.
If clothes no longer fit they don’t last long in Kimberley’s wardrobe, but some will never go for recycling. “My wedding dress, for sure,” says Kimberley, who married Justin Scott in the Bahamas in 2016. They have two sons together, Bobby, three, and nine-month-old Cole, who she introduced to the world in an exclusive HELLO! photoshoot. “There are things of the boys too that I can’t let go, the first clothes that they wore, like little hats and babygrows, I keep those for the memories.”
She also has her costumes from her Girls Aloud days including the huge feathers that they wore on their farewell tour. “They are wrapped up and packed away in our garage as they are too big to fit in the loft,” she laughs.
“I am definitely not back to my usual size at all yet, but I haven’t really felt ready to do much exercise,” says the busy mum. “I’m too tired, but I do need to do the gym. I just haven’t got to that stage yet.
“I have started doing little seven-minute workout apps to try and get my head around the idea of starting to exercise again.”
Kimberley’s boys keep her on her toes. “Cole is crawling now. He is on the move and trying to stand up. He is in to absolutely everything. Bobby loves it too, he gets excited by all the milestones. He says to him, ‘Come on, come to me!’
“When you have one baby you think it is hard, then when you have two you look back and think, ‘Oh that was so easy.'” There are always two special ‘aunties’ on hand to help in the shape of Cheryl and Nicola. “They both adore the boys and I still see them as much as I can.”
Could there be a baby number three on the cards for 2018, just like the Duchess of Cambridge? “Keep counting,” laughs Kimberley. “I think more like 2019 or 20.”
For more info, visit tkmaxx.com/uk/en/give-up-clothes-for-good
Nadine has today released her brand new single Go To Work.
Produced by Xenomania – who, as you all know, produced most of Girls Aloud’s biggest hits – it’s a pop banger ready for the weekend.
“When you’re constantly writing you write a lot about relationships and so it was like ‘what else annoys you about being in relationships?’ and they came up with this idea of writing about them being lazy and not getting up in the mornings,” said Nadine.
Go To Work is available to stream and download now:
More links here, including Deezer, Tidal and Google Play https://umi.lnk.to/GoToWorkSPTP
Girls Aloud’s impressive body of work has long been part of the pop canon, still dominating the playlists of millennials across the UK in 2017 (we’ve all been under the DJ booth screaming for “Love Machine”, right?). Their debut single, 2002’s banger “Sound of the Underground” continues to be considered a brit-pop game changer, and despite the group splitting four years ago, the gals are still very much in demand (I mean, Sarah just won CBB!)
Thankfully, Nadine Coyle is on hand to serve up some new tunes to fill our aural Girls Aloud fix, teaming up with Brian Higgins (who was basically responsible for all your fave GA jams) on her upcoming single, “Go To Work.” For the past two years she’s been writing new material, exploring her new found “soulful” voice.
Ahead tomorrow’s drop (the single lands 8 September), we caught up with Nadine to discuss the evolution of her sound, her relationship with her Girls Aloud bandmates, and the power of the potato… (yes seriously!)
How has your summer been? What have you been up to?
I went to Spain a few times. I love Spain! And being in London you hop on a plane to Europe and you’re there! There’s this beautiful part, my parents actually took us there when we were kids and I was searching the world for this beach and it was in my mind and I thought it must have just been in my memory, but it turns out, it exists and it’s in Spain and I love it!
Nice. So you’ve just signed with Virgin EMI, how does that feel?
Surreal, completely surreal! I’ve got the chance to do it before and I’ve got the chance to do it again. It brings a tear to my eye, everybody is so good and so amazing that I just feel really really really fortunate.
You’ve had a bit of time away from music, how does it feel coming back to it?
To be a singer you can just walk around the house and sing, you don’t have to be in a studio or on a stage. [It’s] something I’ve always loved to do. [I’m] working with Brian Higgins again, who did all of the Girls Aloud stuff.
You must have a great working relationship with him!
I met Brian when I was 17, we’ve done every Girls Aloud song ever really, all of our singles have all been Brian, he knows how to push me and we just have a great way of working together. I love the challenge with different tunes.
Considering your time away, do you feel nervous or excited about coming back?
I feel excited because it’s one of those really odd things where it’s so out there, like oh my god, you shoot a video, you do photo shoots, you do all these things, it’s such an exciting job that I’m really really happy to be back and I’m really happy to be here and I’m really happy to have all the people here and have these opportunities.
What can we expect to hear? What’s the sound that you’re going for?
The sound is definitely pop. I’m all about the pop! My voice has changed a bit since before, so it’s a bit more soulful, soulful melodies, but just fun, the whole thing! What you can expect is to get up and be dancing and be able to put it on and hopefully feel energised and in a better mood, that’s the hope, that’s what we’re really going for, fun times!