Dreams Do Come True

In­tro­duc­ing the win­ner of our Look.laugh.live cam­paign, in part­ner­ship with Pearl Drops: Katie Prasad

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Hi Katie, con­grats! What does it mean for you to be fea­tured in Look and to be the face of Pearl Drops? It’s re­ally such an hon­our. I’ve ba­si­cally grown up read­ing Look – it cel­e­brates real women and that’s what I love about it most. The fact I’m also the face of Pearl Drops is so sur­real, too – I have to keep pinch­ing my­self! It’s proof: dreams do come true… How would you de­scribe your style? I’ve got a big thing for retro-in­spired pieces; my wardrobe is full of them. Lana Del Rey is my style icon. You can never go wrong with a pretty dress and waved hair – old-school glam­our at its finest! Where are your favourite places to shop? I’m a high street girl through and through. I love Zara and ASOS. I’ve also got an eye for vin­tage buys, too; White Rose in Not­ting­ham is great for un­cov­er­ing beau­ti­ful vin­tage pieces. I’ve got so many scarves and bags from there. What (and who) makes you smile? My clos­est friends, for sure. We’ve known one an­other since our school days and now we all live in dif­fer­ent places. When we all re­unite, though, it’s like we’ve never been apart! Catch­ing up over cock­tails or tak­ing our dogs for a walk is my idea of the per­fect day. As well as be­ing a Look and Pearl Drops cover star, you’ve got £3,355 to spend – what are you go­ing to do with your prize? This com­pe­ti­tion is go­ing to give me and my fi­ancé the hon­ey­moon of our dreams: Hawaii! Be­ing able to take him there is the best present I could give him: a thank-you for ev­ery­thing he does for me. We’re an ac­tive cou­ple, so we plan on hik­ing Mount Mauna Kea. You’ve been us­ing the Pearl Drops In­stant Nat­u­ral White tooth­pol­ish – how has it made a dif­fer­ence to your smile? When I first opened the tube I was ap­pre­hen­sive of the pur­ple colour, but I saw re­sults after the first use. It’s a lovely fresh minty flavour and I love that 77 per cent of the in­gre­di­ents are nat­u­ral – I hate us­ing too many chem­i­cals when it comes to my teeth. I’m still see­ing great re­sults after a week. When do you feel at your most con­fi­dent? Def­i­nitely when I’ve been work­ing out and I jump into the shower and wash my hair – there’s some­thing so lib­er­at­ing about wash­ing the dirt away after a long hike or cy­cle. Also, when I’m with my clos­est friends and fam­ily, laugh­ing and shar­ing sto­ries. I feel so con­tented when we’re to­gether, I can’t stop smil­ing.

Four months and hun­dreds of en­tries later: to say our joint Look.laugh.live cam­paign with tooth-whiten­ing ex­perts Pearl Drops has been a suc­cess would be an un­der­state­ment. On a quest to track down the na­tion’s most au­then­tic, nat­u­ral smile, we asked you to take to In­sta­gram and show us your truest grin, telling us what makes you happy in the process. Noth­ing could have pre­pared us, how­ever, for the heart­felt sto­ries you’d share. Hav­ing spent count­less hours por­ing over ev­ery sin­gle en­try, we found there was one per­son who re­ally stood out. Meet Katie Prasad, our new girl crush and the win­ner of Look and Pearl Drops’ Look.laugh. Live cam­paign and, there­fore, our cover star! The 28-year-old vis­ual mer­chan­diser from Nuthall, Not­ting­hamshire, won us over with her hon­est en­try: ‘You don’t re­alise how im­por­tant men­tal health is un­til it af­fects you, so I thought I’d share some­thing that’s changed my life for the bet­ter. My fi­ancé has shown me how the power of ex­er­cise can im­prove my men­tal health on days when I want to hide from the world. He drags me out rain or shine and I al­ways come home with the big­gest smile on my face – it’s hon­estly changed my life, and it would mean the world to share this and maybe, just maybe, in­spire some­one else to get the help they need.’ Truly in­spi­ra­tional. Well done, Katie!

Dress, £20 (sizes 6-16), Boohoo Jacket, £40 Jump­suit, £42 (both sizes 6-16) Shoes, £39 all Top­shop Jewellery, Katie’s own

Top, £19.99 (sizes 6-14), New Look ear­rings, £8, River Is­land ring, katie’s own

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