Style and Beauty Q&A with Nadia Forde

6th Nov 13 | Fashion

Nadia Forde opens up to Xposé.ie about her beauty and fashion tips and secrets! 

Top model Nadia Forde reveals her routine and secrets to looking fit and beautiful.

What’s the most important part of your beauty routine?

Taking my makeup off before you go asleep is vital! I always go barefaced when I'm not working and let my skin breathe.

How would define your style?

Ha I'm not sure! I guess whatever I feel that day. I do love leather pants though and I love layering in the autumn/winter…  A nice hat, scarf, leather jacket etc… The comfier the better! 

How long does it take you to get ready in the mornings?

It only takes me a couple of minutes but if I'm in hair and makeup for a shoot that could be quite the process!

Do you ever have a massage or a facial?

I love massages! I'd pick a massage over a facial any day of the week.

Do you have a signature fragrance?

I'm still searching for one that I love! I actually love men's aftershave so I might spritz some of that while I'm going through the airport :)

Are you someone who worries about the ageing process?

I haven't really thought about it - I guess with age you learn so much and maybe have a better handle on certain situations and becoming more comfortable with yourself so I'm looking forward to that.

What would be your one desert island beauty product that you couldn’t live without?

Strobe cream by Mac.

Who cuts your hair?

Gary Kavanagh in Peter Mark.

Are you high or low maintenance?

I'd like to think low? You might have to ask my friends that one!! ha 

How do you find time for yourself?

I'll go for a walk/cycle and pop my earphones in and lose all thoughts listening to music. I'm a huge daydreamer too!

What would you change about yourself?

Oh God I've got a list! 

Who are your fashion icons?

Miranda Kerr, Kate Middleton and Cheryl Cole. 

What are the five key items in your wardrobe?

Leather jacket, leggings, high tops, red dress and a simple white t-shirt.

Where do you like to shop for clothes - online or the high street?

I prefer picking things up when I see them. Whether it’s a vintage store in LA or Zara or McQueen in London. My go to shop in Dublin is BT2.

What are your favourite holiday destinations and why?

I really want to go to a tropical island! I have yet to go but the idea of bright blue sea, sun and sand is my idea of heaven.

What are your favourite TV shows?

Friends!!! Doesn't matter how many times I've seen the episode I still laugh out loud! By myself!!!! And of course I love republic of telly!


What are the five most popular tracks on your iPod?

Michael Jackson - Butterflies, the whole Jay Z Magna Carta album, Drake - Hold On, Michael Buble - Feeling Good, Rihanna- Good Girl Gone Bad.

What about fashion mishaps? Have you had any disasters that you regret?

Of course!!! I think that's what happens as trends come and go, I always cringe at pictures!

This autumn you're mainly wearing...

Deep wine colours!

What's the most expensive thing you've ever bought, clothing-wise?

There are definitely a lot of shoes in my wardrobe that I look at and still feel guilty about!!!

What makes you happy?

My friends 

What makes you mad?


Would you ever launch your own make-up range?

I am!!! Along with Rosanna and Roz we are bringing out a cosmetic range in the next few months but it's still in developmental stage so it's very exciting.

Nadia launched her 2014 Calendar, click here for more information.