All posts by Alyssa Pillay

Master Make-Up Class by The King Himself

It’s a chilly, windy Sunday morning, and the conference room at the Coastlands Musgrave Hotel in Durban, South Africa is packed with eager women. My front row companions— Karishma Ramdev, Maryam AB, Naliyani Govender and Brett Robson— were dressed to impress as we gathered to witness a whole lot of magic. The occasion? Neil Ramautar’s Master Make Up Class, an exclusive event that sold out in a matter of 72 hours a few months prior.

Office Go-Getter: Assertiveness In The Workplace

Being Assertive

We hear a lot of talk about assertiveness these days. With all the lean-in chatter and “bossy” talk, it’s become one those vague, theoretical buzzwords about women in the workplace. We all know assertiveness is a crucial and often difficult skill — not only for women, but for anyone who struggles with speaking up, introversion, or insecurity (i.e. everyone).

The Hidden Health Hazards of Toxic Relationships

Toxic Relationships- Queen Regnant

Many health-conscious people don’t realize that the quality of their relationships can be just as toxic to their health as fried chicken or passive smoking. In fact, unhealthy relationships can turn into exactly that—a toxic internal environment that can lead to stress, depression, anxiety, and even medical problems.