The April issue of Essentials is all about a more confident you. So go on and pick up your copy, which is out on shelves now. We have brilliant tips to upgrade your life – from how to get glowing skin and keep your healthy mind to tips to sex up your relationship because, like our cover star Anna Kendrick, we all have a ballsier version of ourselves who’s just waiting to be unleashed! It’s your time to shine ladies. Be brave, be confident, be yourself…
We chat to our cover star
Actress Anna Kendrick talks to us about dealing with self-doubt and why she really loves Twitter.
More confident than ever
Three readers explain how finding their confidence has changed their lives for the better.
Max your motivation
Whether you’d like to be fitter, learn something new or land a better role at work, chances are you’ve got an aspect of your life that you’d like to improve. But setting a goal and reaching it are two very different things. We have advice from the experts on how you can keep that motivation fired up.
Superfood beauty savers
Not only are they good enough to eat, these hot-right-now ingredients are also available in hard-working beauty products.
Make it military
Nail the modern utility trend with a feminine play on army-inspired textures and details.
The truth about coffee
For many, it’s seen as a guilty pleasure, but is coffee really as bad for us as we think? While scientists from the National Institutes of Health in the US reckon six cups of coffee a day could help us live longer, expert reports published in the journal Sleep found that just two cups of java a day can leave you struggling to sleep for years, resulting in mental and physical health problems. Nutritionist Rob Hobson helps us get to the bottom of this big old coffee confusion.
Drop it like a squat
Squats are all about buns of steel, right? In fact, if you want squats to be properly booty-focused, personal trainer Lucy Gornall recommends activating your glutes before you begin. In the April issue, we’ve included six squat variations to target every bit of you. So get ready to drop down!
Feel sexier by tonight
Life more ‘urgh’ than ‘ooh’? If you’re one of many women who want more action between the sheets, then we have a few helpful tips and tricks to get you feeling sexier in no time!
The 16:8 diet
Fasting diets are still big news, but imagine if you could get the benefits with far less effort and no awful starvation days. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, with the 16:8 diet you can!
Realise your dream of a relaxing retreat by taking style inspiration from calming neutrals, modern patterns and glamourous boudoir looks.
Lay the table for a celebratory family meal, serving our deceptively easy-to-make dishes
Win a bush holiday
One lucky family of four will get to enjoy a super two-night stay at Mabula Game Lodge, worth R28 008!