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We met with the former Saturdays singer to get her beauty secrets and to find out how she deals with trolls…
love your name – it’s like a princess,’ says Frankie Bridge when we meet. Frankie’s here to talk to us about her latest #Feelsuper campaign with Superdrug, which aims to raise money for the wonderful Marie Curie cancer charity by simply asking you to buy your everyday beauty products in store. ‘It’s a project I’m incredibly passionate about,’ she tells us.
It’s been a while since we last saw Frankie. Following The Saturdays [the girls are on extended hiatus], the 27-year-old’s major turn was on 2014’s Strictly Come Dancing, where she came second. Now she’s focused on being mum to Carter, three, and one-year-old Parker, but she did return to our screens recently to front a documentary about online trolling and she’s planning more of the same. But obviously, the big question is: when is the infamous Frankie crop returning? Let’s find out.
Hi Frankie! We’re totally obsessed with your hair – how have you adjusted to life with longer locks? For a while I struggled. When I had really short hair I had to wash and blow-dry it every day, but now I can just throw some dry shampoo into it. I’ve had it cut into a bob now, but it can still be quite inconvenient – Carter is very grabby! What beauty advice would you pass down to your kids? To look after your skin and wear suntan lotion. Those are things I didn’t think of when I was younger. Do you have a beauty essential? I’m big on lashes. I’ll always put on Max Factor mascara. You’re working on the Marie Curie campaign again. How’s that been? Well, last time we raised over £200,000 and that’s 10 nurses for a year. I was really proud of that. It’s just buying your everyday beauty items, except that one product equals one donation. What’s been the best part? I did a shoot with 10 nurses and some had been up all night. I do that with my kids, but they go out of their way to help other families. Only certain people can do a job like that. Is it emotional talking to these women? I’ve visited the hospices and expected to feel emotional, but everyone is positive. They’re only doing simple things, but little things make people feel better. We loved your documentary about celebrity trolls… Thanks, it was different. I had moments sitting outside a troll’s house for hours and thought: ‘What am I doing?’ But it was so interesting. Giving people whose lives have been overtaken by trolls the opportunity to face them was amazing. Did it make you feel differently about any hate you’ve received? Definitely. If you can’t say something to someone’s face, what’s the point in saying it? It’s a really weird time online and it’s good for people to be aware, whether you’re a celeb or not. Are you going to go back to music? I don’t know. I’ve been doing it since I was 12, so I’m just enjoying being with my boys for now. What makes you feel good? When the boys go to bed I like to have a bath. It’s nice to put a treatment on my hair or do a face mask. Until 28 October selected Superdrug products will trigger a donation to Marie Curie
Frankie loves mascara and a pampering bath!