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Essentials South Africa

Essentials South Africa OCTOBER 2019

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.

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1 min.
welcome to essentials

Hello! It’s no secret that times are tough right now and we’re all having to be more careful with our spending, but it’s exactly at times like these that a brand like Essentials shows its true value. We know how hard you work to earn every cent, which is why we make sure that every issue of Essentials offers you value for money. Over the next 112 pages, we share smart tricks and tips to help you stretch your budget further in every part of your life. We’ve got budget-boosting meals that don’t compromise on quality or flavour (p62), given you expert advice on how to transform your home on a shoestring (p80) or simply perk up existing decor using just a tin on paint (p99), rounded up the best multitasking make-up…

1 min.
we’ve been...

STYLING BEHIND THE SCENES Fashion editor Xolani Gumede shows us how to nail the natural look with fashionable flair (p32). TRYING OUT ...OUR EXPERT HAIR TRICKS Nothing says well-groomed quite like a healthy head of hair. We’ve rounded up 10 care, style and colour tricks to keep your locks luscious (p28). READING A GOOD BOOK Invest in a novel from this month’s selection (p105) and find a grassy spot where you can while away the hours immersed in the pages... INDULGING ...IN SOME OF THE TASTIEST LOCAL CHOCOLATES! CocoaFair’s Monday delivery of a box of treats was a delightful surprise! We share our favourite on p61.…

1 min.
hot right now...

BAKING WITH A TWIST TREATS FOR THE GLUTEN INTOLERANT Gluten-free dessert can still be a glorious affair with our scrumptious selection of recipes (p74). MINT SHADES DECOR TREND ALERT Always been a fan of white interiors, but curious to try colour? This soft trend will help ease you into it (p86). DIY DECOR GETTING CRAFTY WITH PAINT Savvy ideas for a decor spruce-up, using nothing more than a lick of paint – find our tips on p99. SHOPPING NEW SEASON FASHION Bag the latest pieces for your coolest, most chic summer wardrobe yet (p32).…

1 min.
you said...

CROWD-PLEASER MUST-TRY GIN & LEMON CHEESECAKE ‘My kinda cake‘ – Thabiso Jonathan ‘That looks fantastic just imagine how it’s going to taste’ – Theresa Rhode ‘Need to make this’ – Janette Gray ONLINE POLL WE ASKED, YOU ANSWERED When you are in a rush, would you rather brush your hair orput on mascara? TRENDING ONLINE YOUR SIX-WEEK AB WORKOUT PROGRAMME TO GET RID OF BELLY FAT FOR GOOD This exercise plan is especially effective because it combines cardio with the ultimate tummy-firming moves.…

4 min.
‘my goal is to live authentically’

Emma Stone was just 15 years old, living in Arizona in the US with her family, when she used a PowerPoint presentation to convince her parents to take her to Los Angeles to jump-start her acting career. She made her mark as a comedic actress in films like Superbad, Easy A, and Crazy, Stupid Love, but it was her performance in La La Land that won her the Best Actress Oscar in 2017. Emma was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in the period dramedy, The Favourite, at this year’s Academy Awards. She lives between New York City and Los Angeles with her Saturday Night Live director boyfriend, Dave McCary. ‘Social media is one of those double-edged swords’ I knew acting was what I wanted to make…

3 min.
should grandparents be allowed in the delivery room?

Joan O’Hagan, aged 62, is retired and has three grown-up children. ‘I knew having me there would make my daughter feel more confident’ When my daughter Eimear asked me if I would be her birthing partner, along with her husband Malcolm, I was delighted. It was in May 2015 and it felt like such a privilege to be invited to be a part of such a special moment in their lives. Eimear and I are extremely close and I knew that my presence in the delivery room would reassure her during her first labour. I’d been a midwife in my twenties and having had three children myself, I knew that my knowledge would make her feel more comfortable and confident with the whole process on the day. Malcolm was very supportive of Eimear’s…