Author: Essentials

With its solutions-driven content, practical advice and tips, Essentials helps the reader maintain balance and make it all look effortless. With loads of advice on how to look fabulous and feel fantastic it's ideal reading for sophisticated women.
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What is a ‘vampire facial’ (and should you have one)?

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 by Essentials

About four years ago, when Kim Kardashian posted a photo of her face covered in blood after undergoing ...

WATCH: How to braid these 11 beautiful styles – perfect for spring/summer

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 by Essentials

Watch these tutorials - even beginners can rock a gorgeous braid this spring!

The best foods to eat during your period

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 by Essentials

Besides ransacking the entire house for #chocolate, this is what you SHOULD be eating during your period to ...

One versatile pencil skirt, four stylish ways to wear it

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 by Essentials

A classic pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple that every woman should own...

How to shop online sales like a millennial

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 by Essentials

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular, and we couldn’t be happier… What do we love about ...

Tattoo fails that left our readers asking – what was I inking?

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 by Essentials

Whether it’s on impulse or well thought through – getting a permanent tattoo could be one of the ...

’80s Fashion is back! How to wear it

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 by Essentials

Millennials are trying to bring new life to these once-fashionable trends. The dreaded fanny pack is now slimmer, sequins ...

36 Stunning rings we are LOVING right now

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 by Essentials

Rings make such wonderful gifts, whether they are for a friend or for yourself (because why not?)...

12 Affordable long boots all under R500!

Posted on Jul 12, 2018 by Essentials

We searched high and low to bring you 12 affordable long boots. And the best part? Each pair is ...

Internet safety for children: How to protect them from cyberbullying and more

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 by Essentials

With cyberbullying being a reality, parents are encouraged to keep a close eye on their kids’ social media ...

Things to do with kids in winter around South Africa

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 by Essentials

‘Tis the season to keep kids entertained!...

How to wear winter prints like a real fashionista

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 by Essentials

Cheeky checks; vintage botanical or sexy stripes, we show you how to wear any winter print like a ...

25 Fabulous cheap winter dresses – all under R350

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 by Essentials

From sexy bodycon dresses to flattering fit and flares, we have you covered...

The ultimate list of Father’s Day gift ideas for 2018

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 by Essentials

We’ve made it oh, so easy for everyone in South Africa to make their dad feel extra special ...

Should you hug your dog? Research says NO

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 by Essentials

To hug your dog or not to hug your dog… that is the question. And research says not ...

Local Instagram fashionistas you should follow right now

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Essentials

Instagram pages are great places to find inspiration for fashion, beauty, travel and food - a great platform ...

7 Things I learned from being diagnosed with breast cancer at 17

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Essentials

Like any ordinary 17-year-old, I didn’t expect to be diagnosed with cancer...

12 Low-calorie fast-food orders & healthy takeaway spots

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Essentials

Keeping the extra weight off during the colder months can be tough, but constantly fighting the urge to ...

How to layer winter clothes without adding bulk

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Essentials

Smart layering will keep you warm without adding bulk to your waistline and frame...

Foodies: The best apps for recipes, grocery shopping & meal prep

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Essentials

With the help of Stephen Billingham, President of the South African Chefs’ Association, we’ve created a list of ...

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