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Essentials South Africa

Essentials South Africa JANUARY 2020

Essentials magazine is a ‘practicals’ lifestyle monthly packed with savvy solutions and stylish twists. Expect loads of tips and advice on fashion, beauty, health, food, consumer issues, decor and real-life reads. It targets real South African women, putting them at the forefront of the content - and on the cover - every month.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Caxton Magazines
Frequency:
Back issues only
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome to essentials

Hello there 2020! Don’t you just love that ‘new’ feeling that comes with the start of the year? It’s a magical time with excitement in the air and the possibilities for the year to come seem endless. And because we’re here to make your life easier in every way, the Essentials team has, in this first issue of 2020, covered everything you could possibly need for the month – and year – ahead. Nothing to wear? Our fashion ed shows you how to make the most of your holiday wardrobe (p38). Going to a party? We’ve rounded up the hottest new make-up trends (p28). Feeling drained? Try one of these all-natural energy boosts (p54). Overindulged? Tuck into one of these hangover-curing breakfasts (p69). If the new year has inspired you to start over,…

1 min.
we’ve been...

STYLING ...BEHIND THE SCENES Our fashion editor Xolani Gumede shows us how to look effortlessly stylish in summer’s heat (p32). CELEBRATING ...WITH A REFRESHING GROWN-UP DRINK Raise a glass of G & T to ring in 2020. We topped ours with Fitch & Leedes’ deliciously zesty Grapefruit Tonic (see our fave mixers on p60). INSPIRED ...TO PICK UP A SELF-HELP BOOK We loved the suggestions given by five of our readers, who said the advice in their chosen book changed their outlook on life (p16). SNACKING ...THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS Dietitian Juliette Kellow’s genius diet is a must (see plan on p56)!…

1 min.
hot right now...

BRIGHT COLOURS DRESS YOUR HOME UP IN THEM! Take a page out of reader Michelle’s book, for a stylish home with an uplifting palette (p80). SIZZLING MAKE-UP NEW-SEASON LOOKS TO TRY Whether trying two-toned eyeshadow or a coral lipstick, you’ll feel so gorgeous (p28). COOL DESSERTS COCONUT & RUM ICE POP, ANYONE? This cool-you-down dessert and more enticing options to try out at home (p74). GARDEN ‘ROOMS’ TAKING INDOOR STYLE OUTDOORS We’ve got five eye-catching design tips to make your patio more inviting (p98).…

1 min.
you said...

VEGGIE GARDEN ‘Thanks for the tips on growing your own veggies. Never knew one could put a plastic covering over the seed trays and keep them on the kitchen window sill!’ – Fem Gardner ONLINE POLL WE ASKED, YOU ANSWERED With summer in the air, we want to know what ice cream best describes you! TRENDING ONLINE THE ONLY CHOCOLATE DESSERT RECIPES YOU’LL EVER NEED Sometimes you just want chocolate and nothing else will do. Our list of the ultimate must-bake chocolatey treats has got your cravings covered.…

4 min.
‘you have to make your own luck’

Blake Lively, 32, was born into a showbiz family in California and quickly followed in the footsteps of her parents and siblings. She first caught Hollywood’s attention in the 2005 cult classic The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants before gracing the silver screen as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. Blake met her husband, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds, 43, while they were filming Green Lantern. The couple got married in 2012 and have three children. ‘I tell people I’m a cook by nature and an actress by accident’ I was quite shy growing up. In high school, I felt insecure about standing out in a crowd because I was quite tall. It wasn’t until I started acting classes that I was able to overcome my shy, awkward nature. When I was…

3 min.
should school end early on a friday?

Sarah Lloyd, 41, runs her own public relations company and lives with her husband Karl and their two daughters, Lucy and Amy. I’m definitely in favour of schools regularly having half days on Fridays, because I think that this time off would have such a positive effect on the children’s mental health and well-being. My eldest daughter, Lucy, has started school already and by the end of a very busy week, she is always upset and exhausted, compared to my younger daughter, Amy, who has Wednesdays off from her nursery school. ‘Having an afternoon off to look forward to each week would make all the difference in the world’ These days, children are under a lot of pressure at school, which can cause them to feel both stressed and anxious. For example, when Lucy…