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Good Housekeeping December 2020

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
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Monthly
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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
charming trees

1. Rustic Boho KEEP IT SIMPLE Rustic charm means eschewing the opulent. Choose a simple, even sparse, tree, and use a woven basket to set the stage for naturally beautiful adornments. SPRUCE IT UP Adorn the tree with faux cranberries and fragrant slices of dried orange. For visual appeal, consider adding filler branches like artificial pine or boxwood bush. ADD THE FINISHING TOUCH Tie the design together with an old-fashioned tin star topper. Whether you choose a silver mercury, rusty red or dark brown finish, it’s sure to add character. FOR SIMILAR: DRIED DECORATIVE ORANGE SLICES BY ZIKOSTUDIO, $4 FOR 20, ETSY.COM. FELT BALL GARLAND, $20, WESTELM.COM. NATURAL BANANA LEAF HARPER BASKET, FROM $50, WORLDMARKET.COM. STAR CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER IN BLACKENED TIN AT LAUGHING MOOSEGIFTS2, $17, ETSY.COM. 2. Modern Ombré CHOOSE YOUR TREE Decide whether to purchase a prelit white…

1 min.
’tis the season for knitting & crocheting

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking for a supercute, easy-to-learn project, we’ve got you covered. Good Housekeeping has partnered with the crew at Yarnspirations to create knitting and crocheting kits just for you. From 30-minute cowls to luxurious sweaters, easy baskets and cozy throws, our style editors and craft experts have curated chic, pretty, fun patterns for all levels, both chunky and fine, that will let you while away the winter hours or finish in a weekend. (They also make great gifts!) GET YOUR PROJECT STARTED! On the GH x Yarnspirations Stitch Club landing page, you’ll find free patterns and shoppable Stitch Club kits that include yarn in your favorite shades and tools to get the job done easily. Go to yarnspirations.com/GHStitchClub today to get holiday- and winter-ready.…

3 min.
home for the holidays

For our Holiday Issue planning meeting this year, I sat alone in my kitchen instead of at a conference table with the rest of the GH team. And of course, each editor was perched somewhere in their own home, speaking into their screen. Between jokes about the fact that we don’t just work from home, but work (and school…!) have taken over our personal spaces, we pondered how this year’s season might look. We analyzed market surveys, trend forecasts and focus group insights — plus, we took a good look at the lives of those closest to us. After all that, here are some thoughts on how the holidays may play out: 1. We are all going to be more careful than ever about how we spend our money. 2. We…

6 min.
genius gifts from $1

$2.50 HOLIDAY DAZZLERS Surprise! Whether you’re looking for a glittery gift or a pair for a party, each of these sets costs less than an eggnog latte. CLEAR SQUARE CHARM DROP EARRINGS, $2.50, & GEMSTONE DECOR DROP EARRINGS, $2, SHEIN.COM $6 GIVE FROM THE HEART Perfect for jewelry or trinkets, this small dish and an even smaller one will help her corral clutter in style. Give as a set or break them up as thoughtful hostess gifts or stocking stuffers. SUGAR PAPER FOR TARGET HEART SHAPED WOOD TRINKET TRAY, $12 FOR SET OF TWO, TARGET.COM $1 SKIN QUENCHER Give the gift of self-care with these stocking stuffers that detox, hydrate and brighten. With scents like vanilla latte and mint mocha, these sheet masks smell good enough to eat. FREEMAN BEAUTY ORNAMENT SHEET MASKS, RETAILERS $10 CANDY-STRIPED CLEANER Add a dose of whimsy to your…

1 min.
holiday beauty survival guide

Head-Turning Hairstyles Whether you’re staying in or going out, these fresh looks for any length and texture are polished and pulled-together in no time. Sideswept Glam Give a basic blowout a fancy twist by creating a side part and curling the bottom half of hair with a curling iron that has a 2-in.-wide barrel. Statement Accessory To instantly glitz up any outfit, top a sleek center-parted low ponytail or bun with a crystal-encrusted headband. Dramatic Topknot No matter what state your hair is in, make it chic in seconds by wrapping it into a high knot. Glide a serum over the sides and top to smooth. Main image: Getty Images. Alba: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images. Graham: Taylor Hill/Getty Images. Union: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.…

2 min.
easy festive eyes

1 Create a canvas. To even skin tone so eye color goes on true, use an eyeshadow brush to sweep a lighter neutral base shadow shade from the upper lashline up to the creases of eyelids. 2 Define your crease. Dark colors draw in light, so blend a deeper shade in the crease between browbone and eyelid to add depth and dimension. If you have hooded lids, diffuse the shadow along the outer corners of upper lids. 3 Rim the lashline. To accentuate eyes’ shape, press the darkest shadow along the upper lashline (and the lower one for more impact) with a liner brush. (Or trace with dark eyeliner.) 4 Add highlights. Tap the lightest eyeshadow shade on the inner corners of eyes to illuminate them and under the arches of eyebrows to give the illusion of…