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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Ciara re-watches gigs

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Ciara carries a laptop in her bag so that she can watch her live shows over and over again and perfect her performance skills.

The Goodies singer is tough on herself when it comes to playing shows for audiences.

As part of her effort to put on a great concert, she records herself and watches events back repeatedly.

"I bring my laptop everywhere," she told Us Weekly. "I watch old performances and sing along to make sure my voice is right before shows."

The 27-year-old lugs her MacBook Air around in her Givenchy tote but says carrying the extra weight is worth it.

She's also prepared for anything else she may have thrown her way and carries a stash of emergency essentials.

"I always have some cash on me. I carry stacks in rubber bands sometimes," she confessed. "A girl needs to be prepared!"

Ciara makes sure her designer bag is stuffed with items to keep her looking camera-ready as well.

She includes make-up and a range of beauty products to ensure she is feeling her freshest when meeting fans.

"MAC's bronzing powder is my favourite. The colour looks great on my skin tone. I use it on my face and body," she revealed. "I don't leave home without deodorant. It's a must because I'm on stage so much. I'm into the Degree heat-activated kind - it lasts! I also love to moisturise with baby lotion."

The slender performer makes sure she is well-fed when on the job.

She even carries her own condiments in case she can't get a hold of some when munching from a bland catering table.

"I've got Tabasco sauce and salt and pepper packets to make anything a little boring taste great," she confessed. "I also carry honey for my throat. I'm really glad that hasn't spilled all over."

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