By Aoife Hanna published
When woman&home meet someone with envy-inducing style, we can't help but ask what they really love and where to find it.
Alesha Dixon is a woman with not only incredible taste but a person with a breadth of experience that few can match.
The talented mum-of-two is a singer, songwriter, philanthropist, model, author, television presenter, and talent show judge and has vast experience in the entertainment industry spanning almost 2 decades.
Alesha is currently a judge on the highest-rated show on British television Britain's Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell and was recently named Brand Ambassador for Debenhams Beauty Club as well as the 'End Poverty' and 'Like a Girl' campaigns by Always.
Three places I really love to shop
- Zara—Alesha can't get enough of Zara for herself and her childrens' affordable style from $6.60/£4.99
- Selfridges—as a 'lazy' shopper, she loves going where everything is under one roof!
- NobleBlu—for all of her supplement needs, this brand helps you glow from the inside out from £25
1. The Skincare I really love
I’ve gotten better about my skincare routine as I’ve gotten older. Having to wear a lot of makeup for work, I believe in never compromising on my routine and I always begin with a thorough double-cleanse with an oil cleanser and flannel. I then follow with a few additional steps so that my skin feels nourished and hydrated.
My go-to products are Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Hydrating face mist, which I use as a toner, AlumierMD Ultimate Boost serum, and Omorovicza Day Cream & Miracle oil—which I incorporate specifically at night.
I also love Sisley’s Black Rose Face Mask and often wear it throughout the day if I’m not going out. Generally taking a layered approach to my skincare routine feels really effective, and when I’m not working I try to let my skin breathe as much as possible. I believe that healthy skin essentially starts from the inside out, and it’s about getting the basics right; gentle exercise, a good night's sleep, drinking lots of water and eating a balanced diet. I also never forget to take my NobleBlu Beauty supplement, packed full of vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts such as Vitamin A and Hyaluronic Acid, which I take with my breakfast.
NobleBlu Beauty Supplement, one month supply: RRP £35 View at NobleBlu
NobleBlu Beauty Caps are packed with carefully selected, naturally sourced ingredients each rich in vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts, NobleBlu Beauty aims to help you maintain healthy, youthful skin, hair and nails.
2. The kitchenware I really love
This must be my Jason Vale Juicer. It’s the ultimate gadget—and believe me when I say that I’ve tried many juicers! Whether I’m making a green, vegetable, or exotic fruit juice for myself or a fresh orange juice for the kids, this one always delivers.
I was also gifted an incredible coffee machine by my friend who owns Grind a few years ago. Having never been a coffee fan, I’m now a total convert—it’s my “comfort in a cup”. And I always have lots of candles burning in and around the kitchen space, as I like the energy to feel really calm and zen. Everything that I display in my kitchen must make me feel good, as it’s where I spend so much time.
Juice Master Cold Press Juicer Bundle:
RRP £299, Now £249.99 View at JuiceMaster.com
This juicer offers a high-quality juice yield thanks to its cold press action that efficiently presses the juice from your produce with minimal heat friction, retaining more of the nutrients. It can also be used to make healthy sorbets and nut milks.
3. What accessory I really love
My favorite shoes are a pair of nude, Gianvito Rossi heels which are super classic and flattering, add inches to my legs, and look great with every outfit. I’ve had them for years, and they go with EVERY outfit.
My new favorite designer bag is from Louis Vuitton: it’s so versatile, that I can wear it as both a messenger bag and a clutch. I don’t often buy handbags, but this feels like a keeper—it’s also a real multi-tasker.
I’m really into personalized jewelry and treasure my Monica Vinader bracelets from my husband and Amy Russell Taylor's jewelry creates the most unique pieces. She made me the most incredible gold necklace.
Ellipsis pumps: RRP £545.00, View at Gianvito Rossi
Inspired by the iconic Gianvito pump, these feature a raised counter that stretches gracefully up the heel. Crafted in nude patent and heightened of 105 mm, the Ellispsis flatters extremely the silhouette. As elegant as comfortable, this iconic pump is perfect for any special occasion.
4. What gadget I really love
I can’t live without my iPhone- whether it’s to write emails, make notes or listen to music, it’s my go-to gadget.
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5. Where I really love to escape
Every time I visit Juicy Oasis in Portugal I feel completely re-energised, grounded and at my best. I first visited when I was pregnant with my daughter so it holds really special memories for me.
Self-care is top of the agenda at this retreat and after a few days of juicing, hiking and sunshine you feel on top of the world- and like you can take on the world! It’s heaven on earth and I can’t wait to go back there.
Juicy Oasis Portugal: Prices from £950 pp sharing, View at Juice Master Retreats
Juice Master retreats have been welcoming guests from all over the world for almost twenty years. With our carefully planned 7 day mind, body, and spiritual journey, we have positively helped to change the lives of thousands of people.
6. What haircare item I really love
I love the way Tresemme Keratin Smooth masque makes my hair feel. It really packs a punch and helps to counter the effects of heat styling, especially after a grueling filming schedule. I would highly recommend it as a treatment to anyone looking for extra hydration. I also swear by the Keratin Shine Oil.
TRESemme Keratin Smooth masque:
RRP £6.09, Now £4.09, View at Superdrug
5 Benefits 1 system, providing up to 72 hours of frizz control. This product perfectly detangles your hair, tames fly aways and leaves you with a soft feel and silky shine.
7. The affordable fashion label I really love to wear
I’m obsessed with Zara, so it has to be a classic pair of black trousers which go with everything. They’re wardrobe staples that look tailored and expensive.
Françoise full length trousers: RRP £29.99, View at Zara
High-waisted black trousers with a straight leg design. These classic trousers have a front zip fly and a top button fastening and are easy to dress up or down.
8. What fragrance I really love
Neom Organics candles bring me so much joy. I light the Perfect Night Sleep candle when I need to relax- it really helps to centre me before going to sleep.
Neom Organics are a company that specialises in stunning scents that have wellbeing benefits too. Their range of products include natural perfumes, essential oils, bath products, haircare and candles. Their fragrances are 100% NATURAL with true wellbeing benefits: to help you sleep better, stress less, boost your energy or lift your mood.
Perfect Night Sleep candle: RRP £46 View at Neom Organics
The NEOM Perfect Night's Sleep Scent to Sleep candle is a really special complex blend using only 100% natural fragrances with 19 of the purest possible dreamy essential oils including English lavender, precious jasmine & sweet basil, plus little touches of other perfectly chosen natural essential oils expertly blended to help you relax and prepare for sleep.
9. What app I really love
In our house it has to be Spotify: music is our everything and both my husband and I share the app so it’s often a battle of who has the best playlist. Basically, we both think we are DJs!
10. What I really love to drink at parties
It’s currently a pink gin cocktail or classic G&T but I tend to change this up depending on the season or mood I’m in. At dinner parties, it has to be a nice glass of red wine.
Mirabeau Dry Rose Gin:
RRP £45, Now £30, View at Amazon
Grape neutral spirit with Juniper and a selection of Botanical delivering a flavour profile split over three equal pillars of citrus, floral and herbal tones.
11. What I really love to buy myself as a treat
My biggest indulgence for myself is probably when I treat myself to a massage or facial. It’s not something I do that often, so feels extra special when I do take that time out for myself.
12. What I really love to update my home decor with
Changing cushions and throws is a non negotiable in our home. I get told off for doing this so often but I love how it injects new life and energy into a personal space.
In my book, you can also never have enough candles around the home. They’re so atmospheric.
Happiness Scented Candle (1 Wick): RRP £32 View at Neom Organics
100% natural Happiness fragrance which intricately blends 7 essential oils including white neroli, woody and powdery mimosa and zingy lemon, has been expertly blended to help you feel more positive.
13. What books I really love reading
Reading is a bit of a sore subject for me at the moment, simply due to not having enough time. I’m promising myself that on our next family holiday I get to read all the autobiographies that I’ve been accumulating. I’m particularly looking forward to reading Michelle Obama’s and Will Smith’s.
Something I do enjoy regularly however, is podcasts. Switching off can be a struggle and I find Deepak Chopra’s voice so soothing and listening to his meditations before I go to sleep. They really help to make me feel more present and quieten my chattering mind. Another podcast I can’t live without is A New Earth from Eckhart Tolle and Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth podcast, View on Spotify
Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.”
About Alesha Dixon
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with over 1500 bylines and a background in creative writing, comedy and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the soon-to-be-published Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, hot yoga studio, lifting heavy weights or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.
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