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April 2019

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editor’s letter

I was a weird kid. I didn’t realize that at the time, but looking back, I can imagine my parents scratching their heads from time to time about my childhood hobbies, which around the age of 7 included a keen interest in Greek mythology and flowers. But don’t worry! Though it may sound unlikely, I did have friends.My two hobbies came together in my love of one humble but glorious plant in a neighbor’s yard: bearded iris. Ancient Greeks personified the rainbow as a goddess named Iris—the daughter of a sea god and a cloud nymph—who ran messages up and down the rainbow between Olympus and Earth. My earthbound obsession was across the street from our house in West Texas. The retired couple who lived there had an almost lawnless…

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Become a BH&G InsiderGET A PRO ROOM MAKEOVERInsider members get a $199-value online consultation with an interior designer from Havenly. They’ll suggest new layout and decor options and compile a custom shopping list so you can execute the makeover.EASTER CUPCAKESCelebrate with a batch of these adorable confections. Jordan almond chicks in shredded cereal nests, frosted flowers, and marshmallow bunnies—they’re almost too cute to eat. Almost. BHG.com/EasterCupcakes[SWEEPSTAKES]Win $25,000 to create your dream kitchen. Enter at BHG.com/DreamKitchen25k for a chance to win. Details on page 131.Backyard basicsOur Green Space hub is your go-to source for designing and maintaining a beautiful yard. Visit BHG.com/GreenSpace for a crash course on choosing the right trees, planting a border with shrubs, using ornamental grasses, and more.[EXCLUSIVE BH&G OFFER]Summer Crush Hydrangea The intense color of this new hydrangea’s…

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obsessed with terrazzo

You might recognize it from the halls of your high school, ’70s office buildings, or the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but terrazzo isn’t only underfoot anymore. The material is breaking into the home decor world cast as planters, lamps, and candleholders. And its kaleidoscope pattern is being thrown like supersize confetti onto wallpapers, furniture, and textiles.1 REMOVABLE WALLPAPERDeep Blue Sperduti, $59 per panel (144"×20½"); theinside.comLIGHTWEIGHT RESIN COASTERS WON’T SCRATCH YOUR TABLE.2 TERRAZZO COASTERSset of four, $15; worldmarket.comUSE IT AS A LAMP OR A PENDANT LIGHT.3 BOB LAMPEach one is hand-cast from concrete and recycled glass. $150; talbotandyoon.com4 PLANT POTSonoma Goods for Life Indoor/Outdoor Speckled Terrazzo Planter, $40; kohls.com5 TERRAZZO TEALIGHT/TAPER HOLDERSin Coral and Lilac, $28 each; pretti.cool6 TERRAZZO LUNCH BOXin Grey, $19; danishdesignstore.com7 SIDE TABLETerrazzo by Mareike Boehmer, $165; nordstrom.com8…

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green your beauty routine

GIVE AWAY OLD PRODUCTSContact a local shelter to see if it will accept unopened or gently used products. Or send them to Project Beauty Share, which will distribute lightly used products (depending on the kind) to marginalized women. Piper recommends disinfecting anything that has been in contact with your skin with a mist or two of rubbing alcohol. (Put it in a spray bottle for mess-free cleaning.)USE EVERY LAST DROPCan’t reach the serum in the bottom of the jar? If a cotton swab doesn’t get it, consider a tool designed to keep products from going to waste. One to try: Recoup Beautiscoop, a wand with two spatulas that fit through the neck of small bottles ($14; amazon.com). But don’t try to thin out the formula. “Water seriously impacts a product’s…

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natural makeup

MASCARAThis affordable vegan formula lengthens lashes and boosts volume without flaking or smudges.EYE PALETTEWhat’s included: Eight neutral shadows in matte or shimmer for dressing up or down. What’s missing? Red flag ingredients like parabens and phthalates.CONCEALER + FOUNDATIONOrganic coconut and jojoba oils give the camouflage a creamy, melt-into-your-skin quality. The 16 shades mean everyone can find a match. Dr. Hauschka High Spirits Eye Crayon works as a liner or shadow. Duo 01, $20; drhauschka.comPacifica Stellar Gaze Mineral Mascara, $14; pacificabeauty.comBabo Botanicals Tinted Facial SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen is moisturizer, sun protection, and makeup. $21; follain.comRMS “Un” Cover-Up, $36; rmsbeauty.comBurt’s Bees All Aglow Lip & Cheek Stick in Peony Pool, $13; burtsbees.comPYT Beauty No BS Eyeshadow Palette, $28; pytbeauty.comPHOTO: CARSON DOWNING; PAPER ART: REINA TAKAHASHI…

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shopping with justine marjan

FRAGRANCE“This dreamy, fresh floral reminds me of Paris.” Maison Margiela Replica Flower Market Travel Spray, $28PENCIL“It’s a blush, lip liner, and lipstick in one.” Nudestix Cream Lip + Cheek Pencil in Soul, $24POWDER“A good setting powder controls oil and helps makeup last.” Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (mini), $23LIP BALM“Apply before bed or over lipstick to add shine.” Fresh Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm, $18HAND CREAM“I never have to worry about dry hands with this in my bag.” L’Occitane Mini in Shea Butter, $12FLAT IRON“Why invest in a pro tool? The plates heat up quickly and evenly, which means faster styling without damage. Plus, it lasts for years.” GHD Gold Professional Styler, $199FLOSS“I’m finally a regular flosser thanks to the yummy Fresh Coconut flavor.” Cocofloss, $8SHOP TALK“My work trips…