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WELCOME TO Essentials
Hello! In times of uncertainty, it’s comforting to know that some things haven’t changed, like your favourite magazine. The Essentialsteam has been busy during lockdown making sure that our pages are, as always, crammed full of brilliant tips, trick
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3 Of The Best... NAIL BOOSTERS
Bring damaged nail beds back to life. Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab X, R129,95, Clicks Soften cracked cuticles – fast! Mavala Cuticle Cream, R196, Clicks This promotes nail growth and smells divine! Essence Nail Caring Oil, R44, Dis-Chem
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Food News
1. Heat oven to 190°C. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin (not loose-based, as syrup will seep out!). Arrange 300g cubed mango over the tin base and drizzle on 4 tbsp golden syrup. 2. Combine 225g room-temp butter, 4 eggs, 175g self-raising flour, 225g
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Yes, You Can Fit In A Home Office
A stack of floating shelves creates a wall of storage and display in a living space – just add chairs for the perfect laptop landing spot. Plan a break at the end of a run of built-in cupboards to fit a compact desk and chair. A pegboard, painted to
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We’ve Been...
Yes, they add flavour in cooking, but humble herbs come with a host of other super health benefits, too. Read more on p46. Beauty ed Martinique has encouraged us all to tap into this soothing scent, with a range of buys from body oils to bath bombs
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20 smart BEAUTY HACKS
1 Instead of a specialist cleanser, try using baby shampoo or a mild face wash to clean your make-up brushes. Aim to do this once a week to keep any bacteria at bay. 2 Use an old (and clean!) toothbrush with a little serum dabbed onto it to smooth f
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3 Of The Best...
Denny Durban Curry Sauce, R26,99 for 415g , Checkers Ina Paarman’s Tikka Curry Coat & Cook Sauce, RRSP R28,99 for 200ml , leading stockists Low Fat & kJ Controlled Korma Cook-In Sauce, R51,99 for 400g , Woolworths
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ESSENTIALS Book Of The Month
While at the supermarket one evening, Emira, a young black woman, is falsely accused of kidnapping the little white girl she is actually babysitting. The commotion causes a group of people to gather around, with one bystander even filming the confron
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Hot Right Now...
From the trench to the funnel, there’s a shape to suit you says our fashion ed, Xolani (p40). Starting on p99, we inspire you with six ways to fit in a work space right at home. We give you the low-down on this new way of eating with an easy plan (
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Take Time For You
With our day-to-day being lived at a faster pace, and brisk showers fitting in better to busy routines, baths have become less a functional time to cleanse, and more a luxury and much-needed dose of me time. We show you how to embrace the extravaganc
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One-pot Warmers
SERVES 8 READY IN 3-6 HR 30 MIN, DEPENDING ON METHOD 1,2kg pork belly, cut into slices2 cinnamon sticks3 star anise1 tsp Chinese five spice6 plums, halved (when out of season, prunes are a good substitute)150ml red wineJuice of 2 oranges1 chicken s
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Horoscopes
People born under Gemini will find that money and home are in the astrological limelight at this very moment. A happy family event or a welcomed financial boost could very well be on the way – or maybe it’s time to consider working from home full-tim
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You Said...
# ‘My daughter and I made the chocolate chip biscuits from your Lockdown Survival Guide for Moms & Kids today. So easy to make, and tasted great.’ – Karen Leggo What’s your ideal way to exercise? Are you more of a gym bunny, a keen yogi or a dedica
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Amazing hair WHILE YOU SLEEP
Know those mornings when you look in the mirror and your hair defies gravity? At times like that, you probably wonder why it’s even called beauty sleep. Let’s face it, our packed to do lists and our overwhelming urge to repeatedly press the snooze bu
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Meal Makeover 'Fried' Chicken
SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR + MARINATING 1,8kg chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces, and patted dry, skin on or off570ml buttermilk100g stale, dried breadcrumbs1 tsp smoked paprika½ tsp garlic salt½ tsp celery salt½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)½ tsp dried thy
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The One Thing…
I pore over my favourite actors’ interviews on YouTube. It makes me feel like I-m getting to know the people who sparked my passion for acting in the first place. I find it hugely validating to hear how similar some of our experiences are and spendin
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ACTING ART DIRECTOR Kyle Shoesmith SPECIALIST CONTENT EDITOR Stacey Love COPY SUB-EDITOR India Gonçalves DIGITAL DIGITAL EDITOR Rughsaar Bibi Ismail FEATURES FEATURES WRITERS Andrea Cresswell, Ashton Kirsten, Marike Watson, Stephanie van der Plan
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Love For Lavender
The Apothecary Lavender Bath Salts, R79 , is the perfect bathing companion. Add a spoonful of this lavender-infused Epsom salt bath soak to your water to soothe your body and mind before you get into bed. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, dab
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Build The Perfect Pancake
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We love... PINK & RED
Feature Martinique Stevens; Xolani Gumede; Stacey LovePhotography SuppliedPrices and products were checked at time of going to print ■
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New SEASON CLASSICS
Trousers, coats, bags or shoes, checks will be making an appearance on them all. Taking over from houndstooth as the hottest print of the season, wear your checks big or small – anything goes! The perfect partner to the statement-making pattern? Laid
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Hot Stuff!
SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR 35 MIN 4 thick slices pork belly 100ml Asian rice vinegar2 tsp castor sugar½ tsp salt2 tsp ginger, grated1 carrot, sliced thinly½ cucumber, peeled into ribbons 100ml soya sauce100ml sweet chilli sauce1 garlic clove, crush
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‘I Dream Of Having A VINEYARD’
Actress Scarlett Johansson, 35, has had quite a year, being nominated for two Academy Awards for her roles in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. Now she’s back on the big screen reprising her role as Marvel character Black Widow in the standalone film a
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Coats to COVET
A lightweight, longline puffer jacket is great for taller frames, or anyone looking to create feminine curves. Stick to neutral colours that you can wear for years to come. Puffer coat, R1 499 , Zara A parka can be quite daunting when you don’t wan
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Dessert Makeover
SERVES 8 READY IN 50 MIN 3 medium-sized apples, grated (we like Braeburn)Juice of 1 small lemon1 tsp cinnamon50g pecan nuts, toasted and chopped140g butter, melted, plus 50g extra220g self-raising flour1 tbsp castor sugar120ml cream50ml milk2 tbsp
Essentials South Africa2 min lettiSociety
Should catcalling & wolf-whistling BE ILLEGAL?
Why? Because all he’s doing is commenting on my appearance, he has committed no crime, and sometimes it’s just the ego boost I need. If I’ve had a bad day or I’m feeling a bit low about how I look, as I’m Zoe May, 33, is a successful romance author.
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Health News
Surgeon Dr Robert Foster shares his advice on keeping your brain active and healthy. 1. WORK IT He says: ‘The old adage “use it or lose it” is true. Stay mentally active by learning a new language or by regularly dipping into a crossword puzzle. Ju
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Home News
No one couch fits well in all homes, and needs change as a family grows. Consider, too, the idea of flexibility; being able to swap things around to keep your decor fresh. All of these factors are why we prefer modular furniture, where separate secti
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The picture that MEANS SO MUCH
After Nicola Owst rescued a pup in need, she realised her new best friend had saved her, too From the moment that I met Buddy, there was no doubt in my mind I’d do everything I could for him. I gave him love and a safe home, and today I can’t imag
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Are You Eating Your Emotions?
You’ve had a difficult day at the office. On the way home, all you can think about is the pizza that you’re going to polish off on the couch. Or maybe you’re not getting on well with your partner, and keep nibbling biscuits whenever you’ve had an ar
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