My style file by Nomzamo Mbatha
omzamo Mbatha has been a vision on the red carpet since her acting career started on Isibaya three years ago. And we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s hard to believe this 26 year old felt like an ugly duckling growing up in Kwamashu in Kwazulu-natal. The stylish swan is now a Puma ambassadress, face of Neutrogena SA and winner of a coveted SA Style Award. Her dramatic fashion, here.
I love that feeling of knowing that every element of my outfit is in the right place, so I can float through a room without looking like I’ve tried too hard. A woman can bring an ensemble to life through her personality, attitude and posture.
My top beauty products Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer (R149.95) is incredible for tackling blemishes and creating a glow. Neutrogena sunscreen is nongreasy, so it doesn’t cause breakouts, and I love Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub (R99.95), which smells amazing. I’m a huge fan of M·A·C, especially the Zac Posen Limited Edition and the deep purple MAC· · Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in High Drama (R300), which complements my skin tone. My other favourites are L’oréal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara (R229.95), because every woman should have flirty lashes, and Gelish Soak- O Gel Polish in Sweet Dream (R180). And when it comes to lip balm, I keep it simple with Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm (R48.95).
1About that first date
2ating can be daunting, and relationships take time, effort and trust. But whether you’ve just met or have been together for years, it’s important to keep the spark alive. So we called in the pros. Renowned relationship consultant and author Ali Murray and personal wealth planner Caroline Vermaak have spent two decades counselling people on love, life and money. Here’s what they want you to know.
Enjoy the experience and stay safe with these tips: Tell someone where you’re going Whether you’re headed to a café or are meeting a Tinder crush in Rome, if anything goes wrong, you want your friends or family to know where you are. Don’t put it all out there! Save ultra-sexy clothes for dates down the track. Be cautious Even if you hit it off like champions, keep your guard up until you’ve spent more time together. Choose public places Date rapists are patient and assaults don’t always occur on the first date, so stay in public places until you know this person well. Be independent Drive yourself or take a taxi. Stay sober! Alcohol and drugs cloud your judgement, so have one drink, max. It’s crucial to be clear-headed when you get to know someone. Meet in the day or early evening, and make it three hours, maximum Have fun, then excuse yourself. Make your boundaries clear If your date crosses these in any way, say so, and leave if things don’t change. Trust your instincts You have them for a reason! Many women are self-conscious, especially when the time comes to get naked, so you’re not alone if you’re shy. Do this to go from reserved to red hot. Dress the part Sexy lingerie is great for self-esteem. A lacy nightie builds anticipation, pretty bras and knickers boost confidence, fishnet stockings hide cellulite and corsets make your waist look tiny and enhance curves.