We want your summer to be a fabulous affair (as it should be!) and our October magazine will help you to do just that! Here are more than a few reasons to buy the latest issue of Essentials…
1. The best face-slimming hairstyles
We found the most flattering ways to style your hair for a mini makeover this season. Whether you’ve got long, short or medium-length locks, our beauty editor has found the cut or colour for you.
2. Find out more about our delightful cover star Vanessa Haywood
Actress Vanessa Haywood-Sandes, you’ll know her from District 9, took a moment during her cover shoot to share what she loves about being a mom to baby Max, and how she feels about turning 40 soon. Plus, she bravely answers the very serious question – wine or exercise?
3. Lose 2kg with our 30-min walking plan
Walk your way to fitness… and a tighter bod (think bum, thighs and tum)! The 4-week walking plan is broken down into manageable 30-minute workouts. We’ve also picked out comfy walking shoes that are also super stylish – win!
4. Get rich with our top 5 easy money-making habits
Do you start every month with a carefully-planned budget, but still don’t have much in your savings? (Honestly, where does all the money go? Besides on impulse coffee runs at work, of course). These 5 savvy habits of wealthy women could make all the difference.
5. Make your own chocolate ‘Tim Tams’ at home
The lovely lady behind thekatetin.com shared her easy recipe for chocolate sandwich biscuits (aka Tim Tams). These delicious rectangles are made up of chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with a chocolate filling, and then smothered in even more chocolate.
6. Style tips for vibrant colour this sunny season
… and how to feel confident while you’re wearing it! Add a pop of happiness to your wardrobe with our fashion editor’s colourful edit.
7. Master how to parent with your ex
Could you co-parent after a nasty break-up? Two experts and a couple of divorcee women weigh in on how it’s done successfully.
8. A whole bunch of sugar-free dessert recipes, including a yummy banana cheesecake
Just because you’ve cut back on sugar doesn’t mean that you have to stop treating yourself! We’ve rounded up easy recipes that make good use of natural sweeteners… That’s right, you wouldn’t have to feel guilty about a slice of this cheesecake.
9. The most striking make-up trends to try this summer
From how to apply a playful pout to the best way to update your cat eye, our beauty pages are filled with stunning looks you can easily recreate.
10. Expert solutions to common sleeping problems
A good night’s sleep has a ton of benefits from a boosted immune system to a controlled appetite as well as an overall happier you. So, if you’re having trouble getting some shut-eye, our expert Dr Guy Meadows will help you solve that problem.
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11. A special offer at The Laser Beautique for Essentials readers
Treat yourself to The Laser Beautique‘s signature Cinderella facial with a coupon from our October pages!
12. Super smart storage ideas for your kitchen
Do you struggle to find goods in your pantry cupboard? All your trusty Tupperware boxes missing lids? Then, we’ve got the solutions for you. You know, ‘tidy kitchen, tidy mind’.