dotsHOLLYWOOD BEAUTY LUPITA NYONG’O GRACES JANUARY COVER OF ESSENCE

Published on December 1, 2015 by Sonya's Spotlight

“…The stage of self-doubt is never eliminated. It’s work. It doesn’t come naturally or easily because I have a golden statue sitting on my shelf…”—Lupita Nyong’o, ESSENCE

ESSENCE COVER STORY: FINDING LUPITA…

After her Oscar win, life swept Lupita Nyong’o into a dizzying swirl of fame. She became an overnight style and beauty icon and filmed three movies, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All that busyness came at an emotional price. Lupita has found her roots—and herself—again. The January issue of ESSENCE hits newsstands on Friday, December 4th. (Page 36).

*You can also find a flashback to Lupita’s moving ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood

OTHER ARTICLES IN THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF ESSENCE image001

HEALTH & RELATIONSHIPS:

GET YOUR MIND & BODY BREAKTHROUGH…Discover your best body ever with our six-month plan for health, happiness and transformation inside and out. (Page 72)

HAPPILY EVER NOW…It begins like this: “Once upon a time..” And what happens next is up to you. ESSENCE Lifestyle & Relationships Editor Charreah K. Jackson shares why it’s critical to love on the right terms, no matter your relationship status. (Page 84)

LET IT GO!…Tips on refreshing your mind and space just in time for the New Year. (Page 86)

GREENS, PLEASE…Looking for a quick way to improve your overall health for 2016? Pile on the greens! Here’s how to get more in your daily routine. (Page 89)

YOUR BEST YEAR YET…Pastor Joel Osteen offers a message of hope and gratitude. (Page 92)

MONEY & POWER:

MIND OVER MONEY MATTERS…In an exclusive excerpt from her new book, Real Money Answers For Every Woman, money maven Patrice C. Washington offers the secrets to lasting financial freedom. (Page 51)

SCENE:

TWEET: SAY MY NAME…The” Southern Hummingbird” returns to the spotlight—this time, on her terms. (Page 39)

BOOKS:

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION READS…Want to have your best 2016? Check out these titles from a trio of triumphant women. (Page 42)

ISSUES:

TECH WONDER…Coding superstar Kamari Aykes is paving the way for Black girls. (Page

The JANUARY 2016 issue of ESSENCEHITS NEWSSTANDS DECEMBER 4TH

BEAUTY:

SMART SKIN STRATEGIES…Does food, your lifestyle or the environment affect your skin? Absolutely. That’s why now is the time to whip your skin into its best shape! Get glowing with a get-healthy plan that starts from the inside, and craft a stay-young regimen with the help of some innovative creams and serums. Here’s to staying flawless forever. (Page 19)

COOL HYDRATORS…Keep your skin and hair in perfect condition with these nourishing goodies. (Page 24)

WORK IT OUT…Getting ready to nix a gym session just to save your do? Try a sweat-free style instead! (Page 29)

10 UNDER $10…New year. New You. New must-haves for your beauty routine! (Page 26)

STYLE…

IT GIRL…BBC TV chef Lorraine Pascale dishes on a few of her fave things. (Page 16)

 

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