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Redbook August 2018

Redbook is here to to entertain, inspire, inform, and help remind you to live your “to-be” list and not just disappear into your to-do list. Redbook offers a modern mix of chiconomical beauty and fashion updates; stylish entertaining and home ideas; truthful, grounded advice about your health; sexy ways to stay close to your guy; nuanced guidance on thorny emotional issues; and frank discussions of the challenges of managing (and managing to enjoy) all the roles and responsibilities that defines your life now.

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meet our editors

When I was 7, my family and I spent two weeks in Thailand, where my parents grew up. I stood on the steps of spectacular temples, snacked my way through floating markets, and fed elephants in Chiang Mai. At least that’s what the photo albums tell me—because you know what I picture most vividly from that trip? Eating Corn Flakes for breakfast. Every. Single. Day. Other flashbacks include napping on a bench (ugh, jet lag) and chatting with my father’s mother, our first and only meeting before she passed away years later. Some of these snippets are undeniably special—even if I didn’t realize it then—while plenty are amusingly mundane. Evidently this is pretty common, as we discovered when polling kids about their favorite trips for our guide to an unforgettable vacation…

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YOUR NEW STANDOUT PIECE There’s no need for fancy jewelry when you’ve got a glam beaded clutch like this one ($75, Its cool 3-D take on floral print will—just like statement earrings—instantly turn any outfit from drab to drop-dead gorgeous. PLAY CARDS ANYWHERE The greatest invention since waterproof mascara? These Dry Decks ($8,, which will last through an entire summer of beachside Go Fish without getting waterlogged. MOSQUITOES, BEGONE! Put plants with a potent fragrance—like rosemary, basil, and lavender—around your outdoor hang space to inhibit the pests’ ability to smell, which will reduce their chances of finding and biting you, says Seth Hillenmeyer of insect-control service Mosquito Authority. EASIEST JAM RECIPE EVER Those freshly picked berries won’t bake themselves, and that’s why this quick two-ingredient spread is a perfect plan B. Very Berry Jam In a large…

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the 45   beauty best buys   for your busy life

BEST EYES 1 | BEST EYE SHADOW Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in (shown from top) Jezebel, La Douce, and Pigalle, $24 each, Sephora There’s more than one way to play with these eye-brightening liquid shadows. Make it subtly flattering by applying a light wash all over lids, or pump up the drama by layering more pigment close to the lash line. Bonus: They dry down in seconds. 2 | BEST MASCARA CoverGirl Flourish Mascara, $7, drugstores Mascara that does more than meets the eye: The magic wand is loaded with natural oils like coconut and avocado to condition and strengthen lashes as it instantly boosts length and volume. ▸ EDITOR’S FYI Because the pigments are so creamy, you can add extra coats without creating clumps. 3 | BEST EYELINER Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner, $12, drugstores This…

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fake a pedi—fast!

IF YOU’RE WEARING… PEEP-TOES Clean up your big toes and skip the little ones that stay hidden. Smooth edges with a file, then prevent smudges by slipping into your shoes before you paint. This three-in-one polish requires no base or topcoat. IF YOU’RE WEARING… SLIDES A slip-on style puts heels on display. Remove rough patches and dead skin with an electronic foot file, which works faster than a pumice stone, smoothing heels in seconds. IF YOU’RE WEARING… FLATS OR CUTOUTS Moisturize visible skin only—just the tops of your feet if you’re in flats—to nix ashiness. Then even out any discoloration (like sock tan!) with an instant body bronzer. This budge-proof formula won’t streak or stain your shoes, even if you sweat. TRY A FOOT “FACIAL” This chemical peel makes even the roughest heels and calluses soft and silky, thanks to…

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qa the 10-minute makeup routine for multitasking moms

REDBOOK: Why did you want to collaborate with the iconic makeup brand? AYESHA CURRY: I would be a fool not to! I’m excited to be part of the CoverGirl family. It’s an incredible group from all walks of life. I’m one of the first who isn’t an entertainer, so it’s cool to be part of the shift toward diversity. It’s truly a dream. RB: What are your all-time favorite products? AC: The Peacock Flare Mascara and the Melting Matte lipcolor. I love the orchid shade, because it’s different for me but really suits my skin tone. RB: Any other essentials? AC: A great foundation. I have hyperpigmentation, so I like something that evens my skin tone. Coconut oil is another beauty product I can’t live without. It’s moisturizing, it removes makeup, plus I can cook…

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fashion under $100

CHANGE UP YOUR STRIPES The cheerful pattern in rainbow hues will boost your style and mood. WOW IN BLACK & WHITE These bold takes on the classic color combo are anything but boring. BASK IN NATURE PRINTS Polished details and shapes lend elegance to outdoorsy motifs. Discounts are valid from June 21, 2018, through August 6, 2018, and do not include taxes or shipping.…