Victoria Beckham takes two-and-a-half hours to get ready every day.

The singer-turned-fashion designer - who has three sons, Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, seven, and four-year-old Cruz with soccer star husband David Beckham - is so paranoid about her appearance she refuses to be seen in public unless she is immaculate.

A friend said: "Victoria will never set foot in public looking anything less than perfect. She spends two-and-a-half hours every day on her beauty regime - which includes massages, manicures, pedicures and visits to the hairdressers. She also works out for 45 minutes every day- combining running or the treadmill with lifting weights and yoga stretching."

The former Spice Girl - who now lives in Los Angeles - is also said to be considering having cosmetic work on her lips and teeth because she is so insecure about them.

A source said: "Victoria recently revealed to her friends, 'My lips disappear when I smile!' But she's too embarrassed to get them done as she feels everyone would ridicule her for it. She says she's waiting for a non-invasive procedure before she gets her lips pumped up - at the moment she tries to fill them out with liner and lipgloss.

"She's always hated her teeth and been paranoid about her mouth. She had braces to straighten them and has had them whitened too. But after she found out you have to have your teeth filed down first when you have veneers, she freaked out and changed her mind."