ZINIO logo
Cosmopolitan South Africa

Cosmopolitan South Africa

May 2020

COSMOPOLITAN magazine is one of the most successful women's glossy magazines in South Africa; an indispensable read for a tribe of loyal Fun, Fearless Females.  COSMO is the magazine for woman in her freedom years, the ambitious young woman’s bible.  The dominant force in the young girl’s life, from guys to beauty, sex, careers, fashion and money matters. It encourages women to embrace all that it means to be fun and fearless. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

Read More
South Africa
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
Back issues only
R 30

in this issue

1 min
what these other habits mean

If you start at the beginning ‘It’s like this for a reason.’ – you, at least twice a week If you start at the end You lurve being different. You might even read backwards just to *look* different. Honestly, though, it’s working. Clout. If you take out the subscription cards first You’re all about cutting to the chase – only the essentials matter. Related: you use Gmail auto-responses, like, all the time. If you keep those cards in FOMO is slowly destroying your life. What are you waiting for? Just use them, dude. › HOW WE KNOW Karen Donaldson, body-language expert and public-speaking coach.…

5 min
how to get sh*t done

Reading this as an excuse not to get started on that book idea or work project? You’re not alone. When it comes to achieving our ambitions, it can be all too easy to put off what needs to be done. Whether it’s because of fear, busyness or, er, a new season dropping on Netflix, there always seems to be an excuse not to take that first step. Enter transformational mindset coach Noor Hibbert, who’s created a productivity plan to get what you want. Her advice comes from experience – she describes herself as ‘a recovering depressive, anxiety-sufferer, life-plodder and self-confessed drama queen’, and yet she launched a successful business now worth six figures, and forged a new career in coaching. This is her blueprint for success. 1 Visualise your dream career Everything…

2 min
excuse me, i’m not ready to be done with my summer clothes yet

1 Swimwear That cute bikini that looked so good in your vacation snaps? Yep, also works as a top, baby. It almost feels like the holiday never ended – thanks, bikini top, for extending my trip! 2 Cover-ups Remember that flowing robe? Honestly, no-one will know it served as your beach-to-bar go-to three months ago. You can totally replicate the look over normal, non-day-drinking clothes. 3 Slip dresses Alert: a white T-shirt isn’t the only thing you can pair with your slip dress. Mind blown, I know, but layer your knits on top and see what I mean. 4 Tie-dye This print is universal! It knows no boundaries, so yeah, wear that shirt or skirt you got in winter with any of your cold-weather separates. 5 Mesh Take the see-through stuff you sported all summer back out of storage…

2 min
answering all the beauty qs

How did your relationship with the Lancôme brand begin? A David Sharp (Lancôme makeup artist and trainer) and I bumped into each other after 14 years, and he happened to mention using Génifique as the reason his skin was so immaculate. Once he sent it to me, I was hooked. I later asked him if he could provide it for my delegates at African Odyssey. They remain our partners and I am thrilled. Name three beauty items that are always in your handbag. A Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick (in Rouge Vintage) and Teint Idole Ultra Wear, as well as sunscreen. A sneaky foundation trick/ hack you learnt that completely changed your life and beauty routine? A Less is more once you are over 35! What beauty mantra have you learnt in the past (from a…

1 min
this sext has a 99,2% success rate

Honestly, sexting is a lot like sex itself. Tons of people do it and would like to think they’re awesome at it, but few actually reach ‘that was so good I’ll remember it when I’m living in a retirement home’ status. To get there, it’s helpful to know the specific words that really set a phone en fuego. So I asked nearly 1 000 guys to share their takes on the hottest sexts they’ve ever seen. Some collating, synthesising and data analysing later, I am here with The Thing: a top-10 ranking of the world’s most effective sexts. Use them wisely. 10 ‘Come over. Now.’ Ten percent of men love thumb flirting that’s brief and straight to the point invitation. 9 ‘I want you to finger me until I come on your…

3 min
ready, set, runway!

Xia Narain @xia_narain Represented by: Topco Hometown: Durban Age: 24 Highlight: She closed the autumn/winter 2020 Burberry show and was described as a ‘goddess’ by chief creative officer of Burberry, Riccardo Tisci Kgatlhiso Annah Seroalo @thereal. annah Represented by: Fanjam Hometown: Rustenburg Age: 23 Highlights: She shot for Dior Mag, starred in a campaign for Thebe Magugu, and walked for Moncler and Versace Chané Hüsselmann @chane_ husselmann Represented by: Fanjam Hometown: Bloemfontein Age: 19 Highlights: She featured in a Vogue Japan fashion shoot, was the star of a Givenchy beauty campaign, and has walked for Versace and Chanel Scan to listen to the girls give tips on what it takes to become a model. HAIR YONELA MAKOBA MAKEUP RENEE DE WIT/GLOSS ARTIST MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANT MARIA SMALL-SMITH STOCKISTS ON PAGE 121…