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/ WEEKLY EDIT : MAy. 2019

the magic of elaine, JOANNA AND ANOK & what the real peel is on bananas.

ELAINE WELTEROTH is a force to be reckoned with. In April 2016, Welteroth was named editor-in-chief of the magazine, making her the second person of African-American heritage in Condé Nast's 107-year history to hold such a title. Her promotion to editor at age 29 makes her the youngest in Condé Nast history to become editor. Welteroth is now the new judge on Project Runway and has just finished her debut novel, More Than Enough: Claiming space for who you are (no matter what they say). More here.

JOANNA VARGAS : Is the facialist to the stars and whilst we can’t all hop onto a plan and book a facial in New York or Los Angeles to get our face pampered by her, we can order her sold out, award-winning products. My personal pick is her charcoal miracle bar. This bar hydrates and soothes skin. Packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid. It nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F, which also help keep your skin healthy and clear. Adding this to my dream cart now!

WHAT’S THE REEL PEEL WITH BANANAS? Bananas are full of magnesium, manganese, niacin, and vitamins B6 and C. They’re also a famously good source of potassium, with 360 milligrams per serving. The electrolyte is important for maintaining blood flow and delivering nutrients to your tissues and muscles, which keeps you hydrated and helps you avoid cramping during workouts, But according to Zach Moore, a Precision Nutrition health coach based in Bloomington, Indiana. they’re also bad for HIIT. More here.

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY : A photographer takes a picture of you which goes viral and four months later you’re walking the runway for Prada. That is exactly how Anok Yai, Sudanese-Egyptian model was discovered. A friend of mine who is Sudanese always jokes about how Dinka girls have taken over fashion. From Duckie to Alek Wek to Grace Bol the evidence really is overwhelmingly in favour of that. Anok has since also graced the catwalks of Versace and has fronted campiagns for Nike, Givenchy, Estee Lauder and Alenxander Wang. She’s just gorgeous. Check her out here.

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The gear we wished we owned.


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We review THINGS so you don't have to.

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Current favorite beauty picks.

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Gel


Fenty Morrocan Spice Palette


Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon.


Summer Friday Exfoliating Overtime Mask



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A recipe for guilt free carrot cake that will make you wish everyday was cheat day.



SEXY SWIMWEAR: 💕Sommer Swim is officially launched in South Africa last year but I was clearly living under a rock and only just found out. They sexy swimwear was launched by Anna-Maria Sommer, who utilized her vast modeling experience in the fashion industry to create SOMMER SWIM,  minimalistic luxe swimwear for anyone and everyone who loves being on the beach. More here.

TEA PLEASE!: I’m obsessed with teas. They’re the best thing to drink when its hot and its cold and they’r so versatile, not to mention hydrating. I don’t have the patience or know how to make my own but Furthermore has some great DIY tea-making recipes here.

HEAVENLY OILS : I learnt a new word today, “supernal - which is something that is ‘of exceptional quality or relating to the celestial’. I’m yet to try this face oil out, but from early reviews this might just be the wow product of 2019. Founder Melissa Medvedich started this cosmic glow oil as the sole offering of her company. The oil is fortified with vitamin E, vitamin C—a hero ingredient for brightening and eliminating dark spots—as well as omegas 3, 6, and 9. More here.

YELLOW SNEAKERS : Are totally a thing right now, or is it just my obsession I’m channeling? How about the chunky sneakers from Superbalist or these bomb hiking shoes from Masion Margiela? Take as look and decide for yourself.




ETHICALLY SOURCED beauty is becoming more and more of a talking point and with Refinery 29’s documentary on mica and the sourcing of it in rural India, you’ll know why. Children are the hidden cost to us looking good. Watch the documentary here.

CARE/OF CUSTOMIZED VITAMINS : You don’t get more futuristic than customised vitamins thanks to Care Of. Craig Elbert and Akash Shah founded Care/of in New York City in 2016. Care/of team brings together vitamins & supplements, personal health, design, technology and e-commerce. The end result, customised vitamins that speak to exactly what your body needs. See more here.

SENSITIVE SKIN: Is something I’ve spoken about extensively on this page. I recently visited a dermatologist after having a series of reactions and dryness on my cheeks. Turns out the products I’ve been swearing by for years have been doing more harm than good. Read here if you suffer from sensitive skin.

CAREER ADVICE : Doesn’t get better than this. Well + Good in house expert career-advice columnist and author Amy Odell divulges her four-step plan to get you closer to your dream gig. It’s a simple approach that breaks down how to get to the big prize with small daily steps. Read more here.


“I learned early on the magic of life is having a vision, having faith, and then going for it”.



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