EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Women's Lifestyle
Essentials South Africa

Essentials South Africa APRIL 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! I love how relatable this month’s cover star, actress Anna Kendrick (p6), is. From using carbs as a coping mechanism – I too, Anna, share your love for mac and cheese – to her stark confession that she, like so many women today, has that voice in her head telling her, ‘You’re not good enough.’ But, while she says she battles self-doubt as much as the next woman, she also says it’s partly the driving force pushing her to do better. Anna also admits to being a lot more outspoken now that she’s in her thirties than she was in her twenties, saying, ‘I like to think that I’m a little ballsier now,’ and that’s something we can all aspire to. If you were to ask the women on p10 (and,…

1 min.
we’ve been...

TALKING ABOUT ...OUR COFFEE HABIT IN THE OFFICE Is coffee bad for you? How many cups a day are too much? We have the answers to these questions and more on p44. PRACTISING ...POSITIVE THINKING Researchers say it helps boost your chances of reaching a ripe old age by 71%! Flip to p12 to check out our eight positivity and happiness tricks. SORTING OUT ...OUR MAKE-UP BAGS But what to chuck and what to keep, you ask? Luckily, on p24, beauty ed Martinique has highlighted the 10 items you need to look fab! COOKING ...CHICKEN DISHES WITH A TWIST Take a look at the five inspired recipes we’ve rounded up just for you (p62).…

1 min.
hot right now...

BEDROOM TRENDS UPDATE YOUR SLEEP SPACE From smart safari style to modern geometrics, these are the looks you have to try now (p86). EASTER BAKES SIX RECIPES TO CELEBRATE WITH Instead of buying a sweet treat, bake something tasty, such as this decadent KitKat Brownie Cake on p76. MILITARY STYLE FASHION’S HOTTEST LOOK On p32, fashion editor Xolani shows us how to work this trend effortlessly. WALLPAPER DECOR FIVE NEW WAYS TO USE IT ...it isn’t just for walls! Try these unique ways to work it into your home (p99).…

1 min.
you said...

#LIFEHACK SPRITZ A WET WIPE WITH YOUR FAVE FRAGRANCE, TOSS IT IN WITH A LOAD OF WASHING AND ENJOY CLEAN, SCENTED CLOTHES. ‘Thanks, going to give it a try since my baby is so attached to me. It might help her calm down if she has the scent on her clothing when I am not around.’ – Trisha Naidoo ONLINE POLL WE ASKED, YOU ANSWERED Happy #PancakeTuesday everyone! What’s your favourite topping to go with your short stack? TRENDING ONLINE 26 NATURAL HOME REMEDIES TO SOLVE YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS Instead of running to the chemist, turn to one of these genius natural ingredients to nurse you back to health – without breaking the bank!…

4 min.
‘i’m braver now than i was 10 years ago’

‘You’re never free of self-doubt, no matter how well things are going’ Anna Kendrick, 34, landed her first acting role on a Broadway stage when she was just 12 years old. Her role as Natalie Keener in the comedy drama Up in the Air launched her onto our screens and into our hearts, and even earned her an Academy Award nomination. She went on to star in box-office hits like Pitch Perfect and Into the Woods. Now, she’s reprising her role as Poppy in Trolls World Tour, the second film in the popular animated franchise. On an animated film, you get to have fun. In a recording studio, there’s almost no limit to the number of takes you can do, so I can go on for hours. I feel like a kid,…

3 min.
should you charge your children to live at home?

Nici O’Dowd, 45, is a charity finance director and lives with her partner Adam, 42, and two sons Aidan, 20, and Josh, 16. I had to give my parents a portion of my salary for rent as soon as I started full-time work, but I’d never dream of doing that to my children. Josh is still at school, but Aidan earns a small monthly salary working for a hospice while studying towards a qualification in graphic design. ‘They need to save for the future instead’ He already pays around a third of his monthly earnings towards his car, plus an extra amount for his phone and gym membership every month. If I asked him to pay rent, too, it’d be impossible for him to save in order to have enough to put down…