It’s safe to say that 2019 has stretched us all a little thin, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all the little spoils you enjoy.
Our August issue is packed with ways to make your budget stretch further with DIY upcycled decor ideas, budget-friendly beauty buys and more. As well as how to relax and recharge effortlessly because you deserve a little me-time!
1. Get beautiful hair and glowing skin with our beauty pages
From bargain make-up products to how you can make your hair colour last longer, our beauty editor will make sure you look fabulous from day to night without much effort at all. Plus catch up on the latest beauty news on page 23.
2. We chat to Jessica Alba
Eeeek, we caught up with the gorgeous Hollywood actress Jessica Alba to find out what her secret is to balancing a successful career and a family. Find out why she started her billion-dollar company, what’s the biggest lesson she wants to pass onto her kids, and how she got the role of Nancy in L.A.’s Finest.
3. Refresh your decor through the art of upcycling
Personalise your home by upgrading furniture basics you’ve already got around the house. We show you what a little bit of paint, creativity and an enthusiasm for beautiful spaces can create. And the best part? These DIY projects won’t break the bank and shouldn’t take longer than a weekend to complete.
4. Burn fat and boost energy in just 15 minutes
Can’t find the energy to put on your sports bra and trainers and hit the gym? Then you’ll need this at-home workout. You won’t need any fancy gym equipment or a ton of time. If this sounds like an exercise plan you’ll be interested in, turn to page 46.
5. Are you craving comfort food? We’ve got the perfect curry round-up for you
Curries are definitely a go-to dish during winter, so we rounded up some of our easiest spicy (and some mild) curries to make. We love this tandoori chicken!
6. So you’ve got the tried & tested wardrobe staples, but what about the new classics?
Our fashion editor shares her top winter buys that will serve you for many more seasons to come as well as tricks on how to style them. We’re sure that all these new buys will be a great addition to your classics closet.
7. Scandi style inspiration for your home
See how a couple transformed their three-bedroom house into a cosy, inviting home using inspiration from boho and Scandi decorating styles. If cosy and inviting is what you’re after, turn to page 79 and check out all the ideas we think you should steal.
8. Find out how you can eat chocolate and still lose weight…
Nutritionist Angela Dowden created a chocolate-friendly diet and we love her for it! Even though a little daily indulgence is still on the cards, you can still expect to lose 1.5kg in seven days.
Read more: How to eat your way to a flatter tummy
9. Win an AMC Cookware voucher worth R10 000!
AMC Cookware is made from high-quality stainless steel that’s non-porous and easy to clean. The range includes a variety of cookware, from small saucepans and large stock pots to cutlery and servingware. Luckily, we have three R10 000 vouchers to give away!
10. A modern bathroom makeover that will make you swoon
Rustic and modern with contrasting black and white is how we’d describe the chic-looking bathroom in our home pages this month. It’s pretty much everybody’s dream bathroom with a big walk-in shower, his and hers vanity basins, a free-standing clubbed foot bathtub, and lots of space.
11. Bake a show-stopper cake that looks fun and tastes delicious
This round-up is not just for cake lovers, it’s for anyone who’s looking to add a little joy into their life. We think this celebration Rice Krispie cake will be your kid’s new favourite!
12. We show you how to ask for help the right way…
Did you know that there was a right and a wrong way of asking for help? There is an art of asking for support and if you follow our advice we’ll guarantee that you’ll always get a ‘yes’ to your request.
Read more: How to complain and get results