Keep your new year momentum going with the February issue of Essentials… We’ve put together an issue jam-packed with expert advice, easy and delicious recipes, a work wardrobe update and hair makeovers.
If you need more convincing, here are 12 more reasons to pick up a copy of Essentials this month:
1. Find out how you refresh your hair for the new year ahead
We sent a few of our lovely readers to the salon to help update and revive their hair, and the results are incredible. Talk about a makeover! And it just took a couple of hours… Turn to page 41 in our February issue to see for yourself.
2. Health and fitness expert Lisa Raleigh chats about how she does it all
Over February cover star Lisa Raleigh is a busy woman, which is why we were so excited when we go to chat to her behind the scenes about fitness, being a mom and cherished date nights.
3. Could gossiping be good for you?
Some experts seem to think so. So we asked mental health expert Chloe Ward to share some of the benefits and a few tips on how to gossip the right way.
4. An emotion-based guide to help curb your spending habits
Are you an emotional spender? We have some tips on how you can avoid spending money when you haven’t budgeted for it, and we’ve taken your emotions into account, too. So hopefully, next time sadness strikes you won’t swipe your card.
Read more: How to stop buying clothes you never wear
5. Win a romantic getaway for you and your loved one
We’re giving away three luxury weekend breaks at the aha The Rex Hotel in Knysna, worth R5 000 each. You’ll be able to kick back and relax at the pool, enjoy late, lazy mornings and a complimentary breakfast, and take time to really unwind.
6. Trusted shortcuts to clutter-free rooms
Facing divorce and not sure what to expect? Read one woman’s account of her own divorce and how she picked up the pieces and turned it into the beginning of something beautiful.
7. Treat yourself and get 50% off at The Laser Beautique
Feel like your skin is looking tired? Or maybe you’ve noticed a fine line or two? Then the CooLifting facial at The Laser Beautique is for you, especially since we have a coupon in our February beauty pages that will give you 50% off on the treatment.
8. Showstopper cakes that might be too pretty to eat
Delicious, decadent and oh-so stunning… These are the cakes to make when you’re looking to impress and spoil your favourite people. Just look at this piñata cake – incredible!
9. Could you have adult ADHD?
According to statistics, 3-5% of South Africans aged 20-50 are affected by (largely undiagnosed) adult ADHD. Find out more about this disorder and take a look at our symptom checker to find out if you could have undiagnosed ADHD.
10. 5 DIY tweaks that will boost the value of your home
When it comes to home renovations, sometimes small changes and quick DIY projects can have a BIG impact. So we’re sharing a few of our favourite tips and tricks that will help your house tick all the right boxes when you put it up for sale.
11. Power dressing 101: Tips from our fashion editor
Our talented fashion editor put several outfits together to show you how to take your workwear to the next level…
12. We find out what female doctors really want you to know
From how to skip a period to which tests are an absolute must, this is advice that you don’t want to miss out on.