We’re so excited for spring we almost can’t stand it, and our latest issue has everything you need to start off your favourite season with a makeover. We worked really hard on our September magazine and we know you’re going to love it!
1. What to expect from ‘The makeover issue’ this September
In our September issue, we show you how to revamp your life, your style and your health just in time for spring – the season of new beginnings. We’ve crammed everything you need for a full overhaul in 112 pages and we hope it all helps you make September the most wonderful month of 2019 so far.
2. How to ditch sugar and beat cravings to get results
Do you want to go sugar free but don’t know how to say no to sweet cravings? Then you need to turn to page 56 in our September issue and check out our low-sugar plan, plus we’ve added in smart sugar swaps so that you can still feel like you’re indulging your sweet tooth every now and then.
3. Find out more about the fabulous and fit Fiona Barford
Fiona Barford is a local Pilates, yoga and barre instructor who will inspire you to not only take control of your body in a healthy way but also your career. ‘I realised that I needed to make my health a priority.’ – Fiona.
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4. Give your wardrobe a denim update
Come rain or shine, denim is a staple item for any woman and because of that you can get stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to buying and styling denim. So our fashion editor decided to show us a fresh take on denim with easy-to-wear pieces you can shop.
5. How to create an at-home workspace that motivates you
If you’re a freelancer, or enjoy the privilege of remote working or flexible hours, then chances are you probably spend a lot of time working from home. Turn your spare room office into a space of inspiration with these tips from a home-based entrepreneur.
6. Win an amazing five-star bush getaway worth R21 500!
Experience the magic of the African bush with a stay at the five-star aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, which is located in the Pilanesberg National Park, just two and half hours away from Joburg. Accommodation comprises of luxurious suites and villas, all overlooking the reserve, and complimentary meals can be relished at the gourmet restaurant or outside at the boma.
7. Hi-tech ways to track your period and hormones
There’s an app for everything these days, even for your monthly cycle. We find out exactly how you can use these apps and take advantage of period planning, plus suggest a few favourites to download that the Essentials team loves.
8. Easy hair updates for the upcoming sunny season
New season, new you? Spring is the perfect time to cut, colour or style your luscious locks differently. We break down the best updates to tell your hairdresser about on your next salon visit – from choppy crops to must-have products for your at-home hair kit.
9. Colourful treats that will make your inner child sing
Throwing a party anytime soon? These technicolour bakes, like these rainbow meringues, will be a hit with little ones and grown-ups.
10. How to fake flawless, glowing skin in two steps
Can you guess what two products we use to cheat our way to radiant skin? It’s foundation and highlighter! We break down what highlighter products you should use depending on the look, event or time of day, and how to apply for a perfect finish.
11. Find out what your hidden talent is…
and get a new lease on life! Everybody has a talent they haven’t discovered yet, and hidden talents could lead to a new career or just feeling more satisfied with life.
12. Give your walls a trendy update in a weekend
The walls inside your home don’t have to be bare and boring. In fact, walls are the perfect place to display art, plants, books, and photos that speak to your personality and sense of style, or you can go the utilitarian route and artistically display everyday items.
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