We’re so excited for spring we almost can’t stand it, and our latest issue has everything you need to start off our favourite season with a bang. We worked really hard on our September magazine and we know you’re going to love it!
1. Look 5 years younger with our beauty special
From all the make-up trends making a comeback (think bright eyeshadows and glossy lips) to a mini skincare test, this issue will make sure that you’ll step into spring glowing!
2. Blitz those bingo wings in 15 minutes a day
Want party dress arms? Then you’ve come to the right place… We’ve put together six moves that will take your arms from saggy to sculpted in just 30 minutes. You’re welcome.
3. All about Tima Reece (spoiler alert: she’s lovely)
Award-winning music artist (and Idols SA vocal coach) Tima Reece is brightening up our cover this month! Watch our behind-the-scenes video where she opens up about working with her husband, SAMA nominations, her most embarrassing moment on stage and her favourite thing about being a mom.
4. Find out the REAL reason your diet isn’t working
Are you putting in the time and effort, but just not seeing the results when you look in the mirror? That could be due to some unlikely diet barriers. Head to the health section in our September issue to find yours and smart solutions to fix it.
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5. Impress for less with our smart new ideas for the home
These simple DIY ideas will make home entertaining a breeze this season. From handmade mini menu cards to homemade lime cordial, we’ll help you add a special touch to any occasion.
6. Fake your way to a more toned bum and tum
Becuase apparently summer bodies are made in winter, and winter is almost over… So say hello to the body-boosting underwear that will leave you feeling confident in your summer dresses and floral skirts.
7. Styling tips to help you embrace the modern vintage trend
Want to add a spring touch to your wardrobe? Then think retro prints, embroidery, lace and oh-so-feminine pleated chiffon.
8. Box-set breaks reveal your next international holiday
Don’t know where you should go on your next overseas trip? We decided to look to popular TV shows for a little travel inspiration. A Game of Thrones destination even made it on the list.
9. Low-kilojoule meals that are fresh, tasty and fast…
Healthy food doesn’t have to give you a headache or be boring and flavourless… Well, at least not with our flavour-packed meal ideas that are really easy to make.
10. Want to spring clean but you’re a busy mom? We’ve got you covered!
Here’s what you do… Buy the September issue of Essentials magazine and then immediately turn to page 86. There you’ll find clever ways to get rid of clutter and some tips on how to tackle a big house clean up.
11. Win a romantic getaway worth over R25 000
Escape to the Overberg with your love for a three-night stay at the Endless Vineyards Boutique Lodge. Situated on the Wildekrans Wine Estate, you can expect a tranquil break with breakfast daily, a picnic lunch experience, a wine tasting and more.
12. Learn how to harness flower power this spring
What do flowers, indoor herbs, and houseplants all have in common? They all have loads of beneficial qualities that will help calm and energise you. Find out how in our September issue.