Tiffany Watson and Nicola Hughes talk podcasts, BB creams and their favorite £35 blow-dry brush | Purchases


We like to take care of ourselves and all this time at home has really given us an excuse to take care of ourselves inside and out. Each week, we’ll be asking celebrities to share their Sunday self-care routines because taking care of yourself is more important than ever.

This week it’s all about Tiffany Watson and Nicola Hughes, the Made In Chelsea duo who have launched their own podcast, ‘What We Don’t Post’ and it’s honestly like listening to lifelong friends. And it turns out it’s very intentional.

“We just have conversations that we would normally have with each other and we share them with the world,” laughs Nicola.

Tiffany and Nicola chat exclusively to discuss current beauty favorites, #extra wellness treatments and the better the advice we ever gave them…

On personal care

Tiphanie: Personally, I like to skip my makeup on Sundays and just give my skin a real break. I like to make a really nice hair mask and I always like to take a really long bath on Sundays. I light a lot of candles and find it so relaxing.

Nicholas: My Self-Care Sunday is like the laziest Sunday you can imagine! I barely get out of bed and eat as I please, I always like a long bath on Sundays because I always wear fake tan because I’m naturally as white as your bed sheets. I will always exfoliate then put on a new layer of tan. One tan I’m loving at the moment is Bellamianta Liquid Tan (£16.99), it’s so beautiful.

When starting a podcast

Tiphanie: When you share your life on Instagram, sometimes it’s hard to share some parts of it. We wanted to share more about what’s going on in our lives and be really real and authentic. We both like to listen to podcasts, so at the end of last year we decided to create one together.

Nicholas: I really like it because on Instagram you can’t be 100% yourself. So this platform is totally filterless and we say anything and everything, it’s just a complete joy to be able to do it.

About skin care

Tiffany Watson and Nicola Hughes.

Nicholas: Most of the products I use on my face are from Dr Medispa as I suffer from rosacea and only have to use certain products on my skin as it is sensitive. Although I recently got Ayla Skin’s Pink Clay Mask (£27.49) and it was actually really, really nice. I’m lucky to have skincare products sent to me to try, but I get nervous about putting them on my face in case I have a flare-up. This face mask was so soothing and I saw it advertised everywhere. Oh, and the FaceGym Vitamin C Serum (£40) is amazing.

Tiphanie: I love the Drunk Elephant SPF 30 (£29) which is really, really nice. I tried to remember to put this on every day. I also love the FaceGym Vitamin C serum like Nicola, it’s so good.

Nicholas: Would you go days without wearing SPF? ! I would never go a day without wearing SPF.

Tiphanie: I used to be so bad with wearing it, but now I’m so much better. I just found out that the ones I used before made my skin very oily. Have you tried Trinny London?

Nicholas: Oh my god, I love Trinny! Trinny London products are amazing.

Tiphanie: I’m obsessed with the BB Cream, the BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum (£39).

Nicholas: Me too, I have the BB Cream next to me, it covers so well.

Beauty shopping on a budget

Nicholas: I wear so much makeup so to remove it all I swear by Simple Micellar Water (£3.30). It’s so good and really gentle on the skin.

Tiphanie: Again Trinny they have a really nice lip cheek (£22) so you can use it on both your cheeks and lips. It’s a great product and you really get what you pay for.

Nicholas: Rimmel and L’Oréal also make very good mascaras. Oh and the Nicky Clarke Hot Air Brush (£34.99), it’s honestly the best thing you’ll ever invest in, it’s so good. You can get it on Amazon which is very convenient and it arrives the next day.

On #extra well-being treatments

Nicola Hughes and Tiffany Watson

Tiphanie: I had colic at the end of last year, which was pretty awesome.

Nicholas: Oh good? How was it?

Tiphanie: I think it’s different for different people. But she was like, ‘I didn’t really get much out of you. It was terrifying and a bit uncomfortable, but at least it shows I’m not too congested.

Nicholas: As for beauty, I’ve had a treatment before called Fractora, which is the most intense treatment I’ve ever had because it’s basically little needles in the face. It penetrates into the second layer of your skin to boost collagen or something. The downtime is one or two weeks, I remember my face was quite swollen afterwards.

On Instagram

Nicholas: Personally, I’m always anxious to post, right, Tiff?

Tiphanie: I do, I definitely post a lot less on the main feed than I used to. Mainly because I don’t know what to post because the app has changed so much and what people used to like, they don’t like anymore. I think so often with Instagram, you think, ‘what would someone like to see?’ instead of what I actually want to post, which isn’t great.

Nicholas: I think that’s the problem, it’s the same for both of us. Every time we go to post it’s like, ‘Will people like this?’ or ‘Are you okay?’ instead of posting things that we think are enjoyable. I have been looking through some very old photos on my Instagram photos and the worst photos ever would have so many likes.

Tiphanie: Now it’s all about transition coils and I’m so bad with them, I feel so old.

Nicholas: The reels take me about a week to make, it’s painful.

On podcast recommendations

Nicholas: I listen to a lot of podcasts, but to fall asleep I actually listen to Stephen Fry’s Harry Potter audiobooks, it’s also the best thing you can listen to. I think a lot when I lay in bed and listened to too many sleep stories so I started the Harry Potter audiobooks and they are just lovely.

Tiphanie: I’m sure everyone listens to it, but I love My Therapist Ghosted Me, this one is so great to make you laugh and feel good.

Nicholas: I love 6 Degrees by Jamie and Spencer on BBC Sounds. Spencer is just hilarious.

On very good advice

Nicholas: What is Lucy [Watson] said the other day, Tiff?

Tiphanie: Comparison is the thief of joy. I think it’s very much related to the kind of world we live in where everyone is constantly comparing themselves.

Nicholas: Completely agree, 100%.

Quick hit:

What show are you currently watching?

Tiphanie: The new Sex And The City is too good.

Nicholas: I watched The Tourist recently, I liked it a lot.

How do you like your cup of tea?

Tiphanie: Flat white oat milk for me. It’s my favourite.

Nicholas: English breakfast tea without milk, always. Five cups a day.

Must-have loungewear brand?

Tiphanie: Boux Avenue makes very nice loungewear, I have quite a few of them.

Nicholas: I love Sweaty Berry, to be honest. I have their sportswear but I also live in the fleece joggers (£95) they had last year,

Favorite face mask?

Nicholas: The Alya Pink Clay Mask (£27.49)

Tiphanie: I love the Smart Skin Miracle Meta Mask (£30) from Niomi Smart.

Go to order takeout?

Tiphanie: It’s so basic, but I love Wagamamas. Their menu is now 50% vegetable, which is so good. There are so many options.

Nicholas: I love a chicken tikka masala with peshwari naan bread.

Favorite candle?

Nicholas: I love Diptyque.

Tiphanie: Candle The White Company Seychelles (£20).

Listen to “What We Don’t Post” by Nicola Hughes; and Tiffany Watson wherever you listen to your podcasts or watch their latest episode, ____ here.

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