If you tend to let things pile up and leave them lying around, then 2020 might just be the year you finally clear the clutter. Hurry and pick up your February issue of Essentials and try our two-day clutter cleanse that promises to help you sort the mess and leave you feeling healthier, happier and more in control. We have everything from eye-catching DIY storage solutions to paint effects that will breathe life into your home. If you’re inspired, good luck with your big life sort-out. If not, just kick back and enjoy this issue of Essentials.
Here are 12 reasons why you should buy the February issue of Essentials.
We chat to our cover star
Our cover star Pearl Thusi talks to us about the best decision that she’s ever made, the importance of meditation and her new Netflix TV series, Queen Sono.
We look in a few readers handbags!
It’s not as odd as it sounds, we promise! Three readers share what they carry in their bags – and what they mention may surprise you.
Keep that holiday feeling all year
Who says your holiday high can’t last forever? Try these natural tricks and stay chilled out all year long.
Could your flaw become your superpower?
Rather than being flaws, traits like worrying, introversion and shyness might just be able to give us the edge – providing we learn to harness them. So, give yourself a breather and tap into the emotional toolkit that you already have.
Does your skin need a detox?
When it comes to skincare, we live in an age of excess – and when there is a product for every skin requirement, the temptation to slap on ‘miracle cures’ one after another can be way too strong to resist. If this all sounds familiar to you, a skincare detox could be just the thing that you’re missing.
Save or splurge
Don’t let your budget dictate your style. Get fashion and accessories, no matter how much you have to spend.
Are you addicted to food?
There are times when it feels like we just can’t stop eating. But what happens when it becomes something serious? Take Dr Bunmi’s quiz to learn about your connection with food.
Fresh, tasty and fast!
Healthy and delicious meals to get you through the week, and they’re all low-kilojoule to boot!
Style a new paint trend
Bring your room schemes back to life using savvy styling and clever paint techniques – from sharp geometric to fluid watercolour effects, we’re trying them all.
Try the two-day declutter cleanse
Don’t know where to start decluttering? The beauty of deciding to organise all of your stuff is that you can tackle as little or as you feel up to over the course of a weekend.
Store and organise
If you feel like you’re losing the battle against clutter, target the hotspots where it tends to collect with one of our simple solutions.
Win a two-night break for a family of four, worth R31 780, at the exquisite Safari Plains.