/ 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.
/ GEAR :👩🏽🎤
The gear we wished we owned.
/BOSS BABES :👩🏽🎤
They're kicking ass and taking no prisoners
/ WELLNESS :💆🏽♀️
ONLINE DATING IS A SCARY THING
/ BEAUTY :💅🏾
We review THINGS so you don't have to.
When I started dating five years ago online dating was reserved for socially inept recluses and single people with hoarding issues. Fast forward to 2018 and it’s THE thing. I feel like I fell asleep in a world of dial-up internet and woke up in a world with 5G internet. Curious, I ventured this uncharted territory to find out what all the fuss is about.
By Kudi Maradzika. READ MORE.
SUNSHINE, LOVE AND LIGHT. THIS IS THE PERFECT SELF LOVE SMOOTHIE BOWL TO KEEP WINTER BLUES AT BAY. READ HERE
/ MY BEAUTY PICKS :
Current favorite beauty picks.
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Gel
Fenty Morrocan Spice Palette
Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon.
Summer Friday Exfoliating Overtime Mask