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JANUARY 2016

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From the editor


Cosmotivation
COSMO confessions
Stockists
Last word

S hake with ic e; s erve straight up.

You have to
learn to ignore
your insecurities
and do what you
want to do anyway

22
JESSICA LEE BUCHANAN IS SOUTH AFRICAS NEXT BIG EXPORT

COVER STORIES
Its a new year discover
what it holds for you in our
Bedside Astrologer (p125).
If lifes getting in the way of
your exercise, Bounce Back
from a Fitness Break (p51);
then read about infertilitys
dark secret in The Eggs
Factor: Holidays in Hell
(p68). Check out cover star
Jessica Lee Buchanan in our
Hey, Sailor! shoot (p80). Want
OMG hair? Its time to Go Big or
Go Home! (p88) before nding
out all about The Evolution of
the Threesome (p104). Spicy!

15

80
FA SHION

CELEB
SCENE

COSMO guy Theo


James is the new
face of Hugo Bosss
Boss The Scent (p15);
separated-at-birth
celebs in Double
Takes (p16); women
are backing other
women in Show
Me the Love (p18);
and Are You Riding
the Hate Train? (p20).

BE AUT Y

We have the best skin drinks


to keep you Pumped Up! this
summer (p27) and bring you
the Best from the Beauty
Desk (p28). Read why its
not ideal to keep Playing the
Skincare Field (p30), check
out our poppin bright mani
ideas Its Time to Play!
(p32), #AskJuana any
beauty question she
answers in 25 words or less
(p34), and Fix Your Face
after an Ugly Cry with our
ve-minute makeover (p36).

BODY

88

COV ER - S TA R
HAI
R #F T W
COSMOPOLITAN loves

big locks on the cover;


our gorgeous cover star
Jessica got her big hair,
dont care look with the
help of Schwarzkopf
Gliss hair products.

Her hair Schwarzkopf Gliss


Hydra Miracle Shampoo
(R66,99 for 400ml) with
Schwarzkopf Gliss Hydra
Miracle Conditioner (R66,99 for
400ml) and Schwarzkopf Gliss
Hydra Miracle Express Repair
Conditioner (R89,99 for 200ml)
PHOTOGRAPHY BEN GOLDSTEIN

Your travel essentials


are covered in
Wonder Lust (p39)
so you can just sit
back and soak up
the cocktails with
Vacay Vibes (p40).
Bare Shoulders are
the way forward on
hot nights (p44) but
twinsets lead the
pack when youre
wondering What to
Wear to a Summer
Wedding (p45). We
also bring you Juicy
Couture for under
R600 (p46), and
Poppy tells you how
to pack for a week
at the beach in La
Isla Bonita (p48)
so you can travel to
Long Island in maxi
lengths and exotic
prints (p72).

On our cover: Jessica Lee Buchanan/


Ice Model Management

Photography Damon Fourie/Supernova Creative Management


Fashion Poppy Evans and Bev Nates Photographers assistant
Lufezo Thomas Fashion assistants Cleo Marcopoulos and Lara
Malan Fashion intern Clare Robertson Hair Alet Viljoen (using
Schwarzkopf) Makeup Algria Ferreira (using MAC)
Re-create her look with Maybelline cosmetics
Her face Super Stay 24HR Makeup (R180) Sand Her eyes Brow Satin
Filling Powder Duo (R110) Medium Brown and Master Kajal Khl Liner
(R115) Pitch Black with Color Show Mono Eyeshadow (R69,95) Sultry
Sand and Volum Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara (R125) Her
lips Color Show Lipstick (R69,95) Disco Coral Her top R790, Stitch
& Steel Her shorts R399, Cotton On Her earrings R100, Lovisa

The latest Body


News (p54),
Food Buzz (p55)
and Fitness Buzz
(p56) are served up
for you right here;
and read all about
The Deal with
Kilojoules (p58).

C AR EER
& C ASH

Make Your Passion


Pay Off in 2016
(p95) and Reward
Yourself with the
best loyalty
programmes (p98).

LOVE LUS T

Would You Date a Much Older or Much


Younger Man? These women are and
theyve never been happier (p101). Master
the male brain in Manthropology (p108) and
let our guy guru answer your dude-related
questions in Ask Him Anything (p110).

FEAT U RES

Kick-start Your Creativity and get out of


the new-idea black hole (p64), and learn
How to Make a Difcult Decision without
breaking a sweat (p66).

LIFE HACKS

You Say Its Your Birthday? Celebrate


with a party youll want to throw all year
long (p115), then check out 10 Things
to Do This Month (p118). Thinking of
taking a trip? Theres No Place Like
Someone Elses Home, so plan your
next holiday with Airbnb (p120).

YOU CAN WIN!


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ON E OF F I V E QU EEN - SI ZE D
B ED SET S F ROM SEALY
A SEV EN - N I GH T STAY
F OR T WO P EOP LE AT
I V ORY T REE GAM E LOD GE

30 Things
Worth Having
by 30
ADD THESE TO YOUR BUCKET LIST!

Yellow tips
and red lips will
be my colours of
choice this season

Your Year,
Your Way
Editor

cathy@assocmedia.co.za

Love the
birthdayparty ideas
on page 115

Ill be
toasting
the new
year with
a Cosmo

BECOME PART
OF THE TRIBE

I find it thrilling: my future being told


to me, the stars showing me the months
during which I should be open to love,
the days on which to flex my muscles
at work and on which to leave that
for the gym. I read so much into the
simplest suggestion that every single
one resonates with me acutely.
And Im not the only one in the
COSMO office. Some of the team and
I were discussing this years horoscope
special on page 125, and most of us had
an OMG this is so me moment.
That said, my horoscope can
never be my script. I cant ever
relinquish that much control over
my future and live to these predictions.
Because theres no horoscope, no Magic
8-Ball and no psychic as powerful as
you to predict the outcome of your
year or your life, for that matter.
So what do you see for yourself in
2016? A change in career? Meeting up
with an old friend who has the potential
to become a lot more? You control that.
You control your destiny, your story.
Know why? Cause youre too special
and too wonderful to have life happen
to you. The world is your playground
and youre here to slay.

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This watch by Tag


Heuer is exquisite.
Will ask Santa for
one next year

Statement
necklaces add fun
to a simple jeansand-white-T combo

Emoji + Lindt
chocolate = my
everything. Im
obsessed with these
new additions to
the chocolate aisle!

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PHOTOGRAPHY FRANK ELLIS

Cathy Lund

m not particularly esoteric or


superstitious. I walk under ladders
without a second thought and if
I see a black cat I Instagram it.
But man, I love a good horoscope.

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Throwback to when @natassjy


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Went to buy
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out with the new
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Day made :D
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Want to share your thoughts?


@mspaulabee
LOVING LAUREN CONRAD ON THE
NEW ISSUE OF @CosmopolitanSA

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We want to hear it all. E-mail us at


cosmopolitan@assocmedia.co.za, visit
Cosmopolitan.co.za to comment on our
articles or tweet us @CosmopolitanSA.

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C O S M O P O L I TA N R E S E R V E S T H E R I G H T T O E D I T L E T T E R S ,
TWEETS AND POSTS FOR CLARITY AND LENGTH

Ive always loved


COSMO and hardly
ever skip an issue.
But Ive never really
felt an article speak to
me until I read So You
Messed Up. No Biggie!
in your November
issue. Recently, Ive
been at the centre of
one failure after the
other. Being a mother,
wife, businesswoman
and whatever else
I need to be at 27
can be trying at times.
Reading this article
helped me see its
not always the big
deal I tend to make
it. Life happens and
failures are a big part
of it. Thanks, COSMO!
-BIANCA HELBERG,
PRETORIA

#T

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C ON F E S S IONS
YOU REVEAL YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING,
RIDICULOUS, WHAT-WAS-I-THINKING MOMENTS

As I was checking out a guy,


I missed a crack in the
sidewalk and fell. All these
people rushed to help but
he didnt. Lame. -ASHLEY, 28

EVERY TIME I SING IN THE


SHOWER, MY DOG HOWLS
AND SCRATCHES AT THE
DOOR IN PROTEST. -GRETA, 34

On Sundays, I put on brightgreen face masks I look


like a demon with them on.
I scare food-delivery people
when I answer the door. -EMILY, 28
I spend every day at my job
pretending to do stuff but Im
actually reading John Green
books on my Kindle. -JAMIE, 21

A F T ER I SLEPT W IT H T HIS
GU Y, W E COULDNT F IND
T HE CONDOM. T HE NEXT
DAY, M Y MOM DID M Y
L AUNDRY A ND FOUND
T HE CONDOM IN M Y
SHEETS. UGH. -KIMBERLY, 26

GUY CONFESSION

I lied about my virginity


until I finally lost it at 22.
I would make up stories
about sex I wasnt
actually having.
-ROB, 29

GUY CONFESSION
Im on e of si x k i d s.
O n e t i m e, I h a d a gi rl
ove r a t my p a r e n t s h ou s e.
My b roth e r c a m e i n wh i l e
we we r e h ook i n g u p, a n d
I h a d h e r p r ete n d we we re
a s l e e p. Awk wa r d .
-COBY, 19

WORST DATE
He spent 15 minutes
telling me about his
exs amazing boob
job. Enough said.
-KAITLIN, 23

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As he was driving me
home, he turned to me and
said, Im actually married
and looking for a threesome
you keen? -BECCA, 20

W hen the bill came, he


took out a bag of coins. I paid
the whole amount because
I felt bad about leaving all
that change. -ALI, 23
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P H O T O G R A P H Y M E R E D I T H J E N K S C O M P I L E D B Y E M I LY J O H N S O N

I SPENT AGES GLUING


ON FAKE NAILS BEFORE
A DATE. WHILE WE WERE
EATING, ONE OF THEM
FLEW OFF AND LANDED IN
HIS POTATOES. I FELT SO
BAD THAT I PAID FOR THE
WHOLE DINNER. -JENNIFER, 27

Celeb SCene

Who? 31-year-old actor and musician


CaTCh him as Tobias Four Eaton
in the Divergent series, and as the face of
new Hugo Boss fragrance Boss The Scent

on soCial media
Other actors are really good at it but its
not for me. If I post a picture of us having
a drink and get loads of views or comments,
then youre quite exposed and youre in a
world of work. I just like being present.

on The hugo Boss FragranCe

P h o t o g r a P h y G r e at s t o c k / T r u n k a r c h i v e . c o m / M at t H e W B r o o k e s C o m P i l e d b y L e s L e y M a r c H a n t

It smells a bit like fruity gunpowder.


It sounds like a made-up story: they
used the fruit of the snuff-box tree
[thats South African!] thats never been
used in a fragrance before. Its masculine.

The
Cosmo
guy
Theo james

on reading aBouT himselF


Everyone says its the cardinal sin but
you inevitably do it by accident, or you
see it on a newsstand or whatever. You
end up forming a perception of yourself
based on other peoples opinions, which is
a mind-f*ck because you start perceiving
yourself as something you arent.

on his role as Four


When youre in a franchise, you need
to come up with things that are different.
Sometimes that can be hard. You do a big
blockbuster-type thing, and the things that
come easily are similar to that. You need
to avoid that temptation because I think
itll affect your career in the long term.

on his seduCTion seCreTs


Its difficult to tell your own seduction
secrets without sounding like a [douche].
Seduction to me is someone whos able to
have fun and embrace the moment but
doesnt take themselves too seriously.
Thats attractive to me.
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CHRIS BROWN
Shared looks,
name, basketball
skills just no
shared genes.

HENRY CAVILL
SHANNON BROWN
The Man of
Steel or the
buns of steel?
Tough call.

IAN SOMERHALDER

MATT BOMER

ZOE SALDANA

JADA PINKETT SMITH

DOUBLE
TAKES

CHACE CRAWFORD

Even
Beyonc
would get
confused
between
these two.

The resemblance isnt just


uncanny; its twin-credible!
These separated-at-birth
stars prove lightning
can strike twice

PEARL THUSI

SOLANGE KNOWLES

TAYLOR LAUTNER
One Wizard,
one werewolf
one serious
optical illusion.
KRIS HUMPHRIES

ZOOEY DESCHANEL
Same
quirkiness?
Check.
Same huge
blue eyes?
Check. Same
parents? TBD.

KATY PERRY

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They share
way more
similarities
than just
killer acting
chops.

Doppelgngers
down to
the acting
CVs and
the scruff.

THE ESSENCE OF THE JEWELLER


T H E N E W E A U D E PA R F U M

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