22-year-old Amy Childs from Brentwood, Essex, rose to fame in 2010 after starring in the first two series of ITV2’s BAFTA Award-winning reality show The Only Way is Essex (often referred to as ‘TOWIE’ for short). Now a tabloid and paparazzi favourite, beauty therapist Amy has since launched her very own salon and two boutiques, in addition to many merchandise lines, including a beauty range, clothing collection and even her very own fragrance (self-titled). Big hair, glossy lips and ‘look at me’ false eyelashes…Amy’s influence in the UK beauty scene during the last 12 months is undeniable!
Of all the personalities emerging from TOWIE, none have touched the nation like down-to-earth Amy. In fact, the gorgeous ‘Personality of the Year’ winner (2011, National Reality TV Awards) is the most successful TOWIE cast member to date. Amy is a determined and very busy businesswoman, and so how she manages to keep herself looking constantly fabulous is a mystery (and a cause for jealousy!) among the ladies at SpaSeekers.
This week, we were lucky enough to briefly chat with Amy about her Christmas attire, the influence Essex has had on the country’s beauty trends, and some her favourite beauty products and treatments.
I love looking glam on Christmas Day, so I was sure to put sleep-in rollers in the night before for voluminous locks, and I also topped up my spray tan the weekend prior. I wore my onesie for a few hours in the morning, and changed into one of the smart – yet comfortable – dresses from my own collection in time for dinner. It was lovely catching up with family and some of my closest friends.
I think TOWIE has been great for showing how us Essex girls put so much more effort into our looks, no matter where we happen to be going! Since everyone now knows about the vajazzle, I would have to choose that as the greatest movement.
Ah, I really couldn’t say, I think that’s a matter of personal opinion! I would have once nominated white stiletto heels, but even they’re making a fashion come back now the likes of Kate Middleton and Sarah Jessica Parker have recently been papped sporting them.
Oh my God, that is such a hard question to answer! I would be lost without my Amy Childs’ eyelashes – I designed them last year, so now few other falsies meet my style demands. But what about my lip gloss? It’s too hard to choose!
I love having massages of all varieties, and getting my nails done.
…about looking after your skin – it’s definitely not simply a case of applying makeup! It is so important to cleanse, tone and moisturise, and use a good eye cream daily. I always use a primer before applying my makeup too, since this helps it to last much longer.
To me, beauty also means dramatic eyelashes – I think they’re essential for finishing off any look. My collection of false lashes features eight different styles, and so most ladies will find a pair to suit.
Not taking makeup off before going to bed! That’s a guaranteed way to get blemishes, and look old before your time.
*Photos have been kindly provided by CAN Management Ltd. Amy wears dresses from her own range in each.