Beauty

SIMPLE GYM SKINCARE ROUTINE

Whether you’re a high-intensity city worker who likes to pound pedals during a 6am spin class or a super chilled yoga-bunny who ends the day with some Vinyasa Flow, we all share one workout in common- lugging around a heavy gym bag! 

Since you can’t really discard your trainers and sports bra other areas need to be streamlined to alleviate some strain.  Having the right beauty products means when you’re exiting your kickboxing class you look like someone who’s about to walk on stage, not someone who’s been avoiding flying kicks. I'm using Simple Limited Edition range which as it says on the tin excels as simplicity.  The new Limited Edition edition range includes a three-step skincare routine that is perfect for pre and post workout.  The packaging looks just how I want my skin to look, new, clean and fresh.

simple cleanse wipes

1. PRE-WORKOUT CLEANSE

I particularly hate mascara & eyeliner running into my eyes during a sweaty workout so use the Simple Limited Edition Fitness Cleansing Wipes pre-workout to remove makeup.  These wipes cleanse skin quickly and thoroughly with just a few sweeps of the wipe, meaning there’s no need to tug at your skin. This ensures clear skin as your makeup is not clogging up your pores when working out. 

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2. POST WORKOUT WASH

After I've been worked out I have a shower (obvs) and use the Simple Limited Edition Fitness Moisturising Cleansing Wash on my face to cleanse and rehydrate my skin not to mention removing every remnant of sweat from my skin enabling me to feel confident that I'm leaving odour free.

Simple 3 step cleanse

3.  POST WORKOUT GLOW

I use the Simple Limited Edition Hydrating Light Moisturiser to lock in moisture and fully rehydrate my skin. The moisturiser even contains Pro-Vitamin B5 and is perfect for even sensitive skin.

Gym Skincare Routine

So there you have it. Make space in your gym bag immediately! 

This blog post is brought to you in collaboration with Simple Skincare. You can shop the range by clicking  here.

L'Oreal True Match Foundation For Dark Skin

I never would have thought growing up in Blackburn, failing to ever find foundation that matched the colour of my skin, that I would one day be sharing my makeup story with the world in a L'Oreal campaign. OMG!

#YoursTruly campaign speaks to me and millions of other women who thought that make up wasn't created for us. Well guess what; it is. Here's my story:

With 23 new shades of True Match foundation available in Boots and Superdrug, this campaign is certainly a step forward for the inclusivity of people with dark and pale skin to be able to find their shade on the high street. I really hope that you see yourself represented by me or one of the other 22 faces on the palette. My shade is 10.C.

L'Oreal True Match 23 New Shades

Everyone featured in this campaign has their story to tell but make sure you share yours too so that L'Oreal can continue to celebrate and embrace diversity by creating even more shades in the future because I honestly believe that we are all worth it.

L'Oreal #YoursTruly AJ Odudu

XOXO

#YoursTruly #TrueMatch

Getting Intimate with Kit & Ace

Sometimes revealing it all in front of a person you don't know can be a nerve wracking experience, but with Kit & Ace it was a joy. Kit & Ace is a Canadian clothing brand best known for producing machine washable technical cashmere. Their pieces are simple yet beautiful and I had the pleasure of doing a shoot and interview for them. Interesting fact, the pool location we shot at is the same pool seen in the James Bond Skyfall movie. :) 

Anyway, we discussed everything from my job as a TV presenter (how I broke into the industry and combat nerves) to how I came to DJ right down to fitness fads that should be avoided and tips on how to maintain a high-energy, healthy lifestyle. Check out the full interview but in the meantime, here's a peak of the photos from the shoot. Hope you like them?

Photos by Jack Grayson

XOXO

 

 

WORKOUT HAIRSTYLES

Gym hair don't care :) Here's my mate Tasha Green and I,  unleashing our locks and showing you how we wear our hair to the gym.

We have a laugh too!

GYM HAIR STYLES

How do you wear yours?

XOXO

Oasis Outfit for My Shoot with Lidl

I created an energy boosting smoothie recipe and filmed it with michelin starred Chef Kevin Love for Lidl UK and this is what I wore. 

Oasis Dress | Kandee Shoes | Easilocks Ponytail 

You can watch the full video which includes the smoothie recipe right here:

Hope you enjoyed it and maybe even try it! Below are some more pictures from behind the scenes of the shoot.

Lots of fashion and smoothie love,

AJ

XOXO

VERY.co.uk Jumpsuit by Fearne Cotton

Behold! This is the Fearne Cotton jumpsuit I wore to interview pop princess Elle Henderson for ITV2 music show, The Hot Desk a few months ago.

I still love it. I still get complements when wearing it and it's still available to buy

Happy days!

xoxo

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You view and purchase the leopard print jumpsuit by clicking here.

Daytime Outfit

What do I wear when going to Hoxton Radio to present my weekly chart show? A little something like this. 

Relaxed and casual, this yellow jacket from Very.co.uk is perfect for the unpredictable weather that is gracing the UK at the moment. I love the bright, pastel colour which softens the leather biker boots and trousers that I'm sporting and it works well against the Instagramable wall right behind me. Yep. A wall which matches my Instagram account. That's what I said. 

Catch my radio show every Monday 2-4pm live on Hoxton Radio.