Victoria Beckham Lives A Low-Maintenance Life

Victoria Beckham is a beauty and fashion icon, from her Spice Girls days on through her role as one of the most respected designers working today. Recently, Victoria Beckham shared her beauty secrets and routine in a chat with ELLE, since the mother-of-four recently entered the cosmetics world with her Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc. collab. There were six things she said that sorta surprised me, since they made her seem much lower maintenance than the perpetually "put together" vibe she emits with her public persona.

The normally sour-pussed Brit, who never, ever cracks a smile in photos, revealed her thoughts on her hair and whether or not she'll ever rock a pixie again; which items she shares with her metro footballer hubby David Beckham; and her most favorite lips product.

She also dished about her partnership with Nails Inc. and why it has forced her to change her own nail game.

While Beckham does put forth an unapproachable vibe with her smile-free photos, this candid chat offered another side of the glamazon's personality — one that seems sweet and likable.

Here are six reveals about Posh's beauty routine.

1. Long Hair, Don't Care

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While Posh loved her high-maintenance short hairstyles (so did I), she prefers length because "it's a lot easier. That’s what I like about long hair... I'm enjoying the fact that it’s actually a lot easier to have the long hair. It’s just effortless. Short hair always takes a lot longer to get looking right."

2. Her Nails Inc. Polishes Made Her Rethink Her Own Nail Game

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Noting that "the Victoria customer likes to change her nails depending on what she’s wearing, where she’s going, who she’s hanging out with," Beckham herself, who runs an empire while raising a brood, usually sticks to nudes. She said, "I don’t have a lot of time to change my nails because I’m working and I have four kids." She did say that creating her own red lacquer has forced her to switch it up since the new shade is at, you know, her fingertips.

3. She Works Out… A Lot

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In addition to noshing on healthy fare like fish, fruit, and veggies, she works out nearly seven days a week. OK, so maybe she's a little high maintenance.

4. She and Becks Share Products

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Her go-to skincare line is by Dr. Lancer, a derm in L.A. who gave her oxygen facials. "I keep it quite simple with a really good polish, then an exfoliating cleanse, then I use a nourish cream, which is a really beautiful moisturizer," she said. Her hubby Becks uses the Lancer products, too.

5. She's a Stila Girl...

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...but her very favorite product is #23 Make Up Forever Lip Pencil.

6. She Loves Ditching Makeup

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When she gets a free moment, she ditches the makeup and hangs out in comfy clothes while reading. Can you imagine Posh in sweats and flip flops, curling up with a good book, sans gloss? Yeah, me neither.

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