5-Minute Beauty Confessions with Sase Maxopani

This week we speak to #WonderfulWoman Sase Maxopani, volunteer, community leader and human rights activist.

Sase started a self-funded feeding program from her home that serves a nutritious meal to approximately 100 homeless people. She also volunteers at Ikageng Itereleng Aids Ministry, a nonprofit thats is a community-based organisation that provides psycho-social support and counsel.

Today she shares her 5-Minute Beauty Confessions with The Beauty Studio Team.

1.What does beauty mean to you?

Beauty is always difficult to define, but to me, beauty extends beyond the exteria and is an inward trait. Authenticity is what defines beauty.

2.What’s one of the best beauty products you’ve ever used and why?

Bramley Magnolia Tissue Oil has been a game changer. I discovered Bramley tissue oil just over two years ago and haven’t looked back. It’s not only affordable, but it’s also effective, which are two of my favorite qualities in a product.

3.How has COVID and lockdown affected your beauty regime ?

I live from the inside out, and I consider quiet time to be a form of self-care. The lockdown has provided me with ample opportunity for self-reflection, and I have been deliberate in curating my quiet space. I believe that we all require a level of self-awareness that can only be obtained by connecting with our inner voice, and one way to do so is to intentionally create moments of solitude.

4.What’s your biggest strength?

My ability to stay true to self. What defines me is answering the call to Truth in every moment.

5.What’s a cause that is important to you?

There are far too many to list. Serving people fills my cup as a proud servant of humanity. I was inspired to start a self-funded feeding program from my home that serves a nutritious meal to approximately 100 homeless people. Friends have been amazing in their support, and we are looking to expand the work and reach more people. In addition, I work as a volunteer at Ikageng Itereleng Aids Ministry, a nonprofit founded by a remarkable Mbokodo; Carol Dyantyi. Ikageng is a community-based organisation, founded on Christian principles to serve and support without prejudice the orphaned and vulnerable children of Soweto, particularly those affected by HIV and AIDS. The organisation provides psycho-social support and counsel to its beneficiaries through the delivery of the various programmes such as Education, Nutrition, and Health.

6.What are the 3 things you can’t live without?

• God’s word is my campus so, my Bible.
• Yummy Soul Food.
• A Moisturising Lip Balm.

7.How would you define yourself in three words?

Genuine / Diligent / Loyal

8.What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Be ever increasing and always adding to your potential.

9.What’s the last bit of self-care you performed?

Soak in a sea salt bath, apply a face mask, and meditate. I promise you, this combination works wonders.

10.What does a successful 2021 look like to you?

A successful 2022 would be a year in which I am more conscious, present, and intentional about filling my cup so that it overflows and I can give more of myself to causes that ignite my soul.

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