Time to DIY!
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Don’t expect too much from DIY makeup. The coverage will not be the same as store-bought cosmetics. At the same time, the effects are still pretty – especially if you like a natural finish. Plus, it’s quick to make.
Step 1 Using a pinch at a time, add the cocoa powder to the bentonite clay until you have your desired colour. If you want a white- grey colour, exclude the cocoa powder and only use the bentonite clay. Step 2 Store in an airtight container away from moisture to avoid clumps from forming. Step 3 If you want a stronger brown colour, start with the cocoa powder as your base and lighten it accordingly by adding the bentonite a little bit at a time. The bentonite will help your eyeshadow stay put. Lightly dust on your shadow, building it up as you work.
long as possible (at least one hour). When the water in the double boiler is completely cool, replace it with more hot water until enough time has passed for the green tea to infuse. Step 2 After infusing, remove teabags and squeeze out any oil. Step 3 Allow the oil to cool, mix in vitamin E and essential oils, and pour into an airtight container. Step 4 Take a drop or two and pat it on
It was Angelina Jolie who first brought the video game icon Lara Croft to powerful and vibrant life. Now, seven years later, Alicia Vikander has stepped into her own combat gear to kick serious butt. No stranger to physically demanding roles (think Ava in Ex Machina), the Oscar winner really owns the role of the London bike courier who goes in search of her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), all while putting an end to a planned genocide and saving the world. Action-packed is an understatement.
The talented Tyler Perry wrote and directed this psychological thriller starring Lyriq Bent as the womanising Robert and Taraji P Henson as Melinda, his vengeful wife who is driven to the brink of insanity after she learns of her husband’s double life and philandering ways. A chilling tale that’s a far cry from Tyler’s Madea comedies.
Like your humour on the zany side? Then this Nash Edgerton-directed film is for you. Our own Charlize Theron and Sharlto Copley star alongside David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton and Paris Jackson. Drug cartels, trips to Mexico, kidnapping and all-round mayhem rule in this lighthearted, but fun action-comedy.
Patrick Schwarzeneggar has paid his dues for over a decade, and finally has a starring role in this sweet remake of the 2006 Japanese film centred around Katie (Bella Thorne), a 17-year-old with a life-threatening skin condition that prevents her from being exposed to sunlight. Can she find the love and freedom she yearns for? Tissues at the ready.
Engines at the ready, the South Coast Bike Fest is back and will be invading Margate on 27-30 April for another jam-packed instalment. With thrilling performances by top DJS and local acts, including DJS Fresh and Doowap, Goodluck, The Kiffness, Matthew Mole, Babes Wodumo, Aewon Wolf, Sketchy Bongo, Kyle Deutsch, Springbok Nude Girls, Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid. It’s the ideal way to kick off your long weekend celebrations. Tickets are R60 per day for non-bikers. For more info, visit southcoastbikefest.co.za.
Laughter galore Actor, MC and stand-up comedian, Mark Banks is set to knock your socks off with ‘Stark Raving Mark’, a hilarious look at his real-life events. On 1 April at Studio Theatre, Montecasino. Tickets are from R130. Book yours via computicket.com.
Cool kids Now in its 17th year, Teamlab Future Park is set to transform the digital universe into a magical space where children can watch their creativity come to life right in front of their eyes, with interactive drawings, 3D crafts and symphony balls. On until 8 April at The Globe, Silverstar Casino. Tickets are from R130. Book yours via computicket.com.
This classic, romantic and much-loved establishment takes 60 minutes to rotate completely, meaning you have ample excuse to linger for ages, as well as the pleasure of constantly changing sea and city vistas. The tempting menu includes crowd-pleasers like deep-fried calamari (R55) for starters, Old Man Steak (R149) and homemade ice cream (R45). Stepping into CASA is like time travelling to gloriously sexy ’80s Miami. The gold, white and black decor makes for a luxe setting, and the Instagram-worthy hipness includes palm trees, private cabanas, sun loungers and a brilliant bar. Sunday Brunch is the big attraction; revel in a wide range of sushi, pastries and breads, roasts, and more (R250 p/adult, R95 p/child).