When the band first spawned from talent show ‘Pop Stars the Rivals’, she was cruelly dubbed the ‘unattractive one’ and never seemed to quite fit the preened, bronzed, big-haired look Cheryl Cole and co were famed for.
After years of criticism and attempts to dye her hair a number of colours other than red, Nicola (or her stylists) finally made the executive decision to revamp her image and scrap the bronzer altogether.
The idea was to go for a natural, ethereal look with pale rose colours, porcelain skin and renaissance-red hair. At the time, the singer said:
“I was aware that there weren’t many makeup brands that catered for women with extra pale skin.”
So, in 2008, as part of the ITV2 programme The Passions of Girls Aloud, Nicola launched her first make up brand aimed specifically at women with extremely fair skin.
Dainty Doll has since gone from strength to strength by becoming many a red-head’s first port of call for perfectly matched makeup.
Now Dainty Doll shows that pale doesn’t have to be subtle by launching four neon eye-shadows as part of the new Spring/Summer 2012 collection:
Lollipops & Roses – hot pink
Purple Hills – violent violet
Kingston Town – sunshine yellow
Jungle – emerald green
Right on trend, Nicola’s new collection echoes the pop art inspired colours of this season’s catwalks and promises pale girls everywhere the chance to be bold and stand out this summer (just don’t forget the sun-cream!)
Take a look at Dainty Doll collection (eye shadows £11.50 each, blushers £13.50 each, lipsticks £12.50 each.)