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Good Housekeeping June 2018

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

2 min
june @ gh

YOU COULD WIN SHAKIRA CONCERT* bit.ly/2qqCXle 1 EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME One lucky Good Housekeeping reader will score big — seats at a spectacular live performance featuring Grammy Award winner and international superstar Shakira on her El Dorado World Tour in Las Vegas. The winner will nab a trip for two and a two-night hotel stay to see the concert on September 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. What happens in Vegas…just might make you want to get up and dance! For your chance to win, go to shakiravegas.goodhousekeeping.com. *Find official rules and details on page 138. 2 THIS MOM ROCKS! When Anne Jolles’s military son, Rob, served in Afghanistan, she felt consumed by fear. Seeking inner peace, she created a trail in a local park that she dubbed the Grace Trail, laying out stones…

2 min
gh seal guru

WHAT I DO AT GH I’m constantly talking to companies and consumers about the GH Seal. Few people realize just how rigorous the process is for a product to earn it. Our Lab experts might request years of data, test dozens of samples and even make changes to marketing claims. That’s why we confidently stand behind each GH Seal product with a two-year limited warranty. Yes, that’s right: If something doesn’t perform as promised, I work with you to refund, replace or repair the item — all at GH’s expense. WHY I LOVE MY JOB I’m always learning. I could chat with someone about their pressure cooker one day, then hear about the hottest beauty trend the next. OMG LAB MOMENT It’s a toss-up between flying to New Mexico to hand-deliver a giant poster-size check…

2 min
sweet escapes

Who doesn’t love the thought of going on vacation? The sand in your toes…reading a new book under the shade of a giant palm…exploring, learning — and eating! — in a new city. But if you’re anything like me, it feels like there’s never a good time to get away. Whether it’s work or family commitments, something too important to miss always seems to come up. It just happened to me this week! After months of tossing around the idea of heading somewhere warm together, we finally zeroed in on some dates. Inevitably a conflict at work popped up. Ugh. I was torn. Delay the trip? Go anyway? Then it hit me: I can’t miss this opportunity to spend time with my family. In the end, our last-minute plan incorporates the best…

1 min
ask april

@aprilfranzino Q HOW SHOULD I APPLY FOUNDATION FOR THE MOST NATURAL LOOK? — Erin S. A: It depends on the formula. Use brushes for seamlessly blending powders and fuller-coverage liquids (powder brushes generally have looser bristles than liquid brushes); sponges for evenly smoothing on creams; and fingers for sheering out lighter-weight bases like tinted moisturizers and BB and CC creams. Try the Beauty Lab test-winning brushes at right and Beauty Lab Award winner Pür Cosmetics Pillow Blend Silicone Applicator ($12, purcosmetics.com), a special silicone sponge that won’t absorb makeup. Q HOW CAN I SPEED UP MY BLOWDRY? — Lindsey H. A: Get the look of a round-brush blowout faster by first roughdrying hair with hands until it’s about 90% dry. Then twist two-inch sections with fingers to shape and direct the blowdryer’s airflow down along each,…

1 min
beauty buys from $5

YOU COULD WIN BEAUTY LOOT!* bit.ly/1OOVWuW COUTURE KISSES This designer lip kit holds a neutral tint and powder pigments to go on top so you can customize colors for any occasion. SPARKLY STRANDS Spray your way to shine and softness with this dry oil hair mist. LAB LOWDOWN It contains natural oils like argan and apricot blended with a liquid that disperses them for a light feel. BODY GLOW This two-in-one body wash invigorates skin and senses with radiance-boosting buffing grains and a zesty ginger scent. BEACHY NAILS A breezy muted teal takes your fingers or toes on a tropical trip. COLOR MAGIC The cool tinted beads in this pre-makeup primer cancel red and sallow tones in skin. LAB LOWDOWN The spheres of pigment break when dispensed through the pump. BOUQUET IN A BOTTLE A feminine spritz of fresh-picked white florals like freesia, jasmine and white…

2 min
anti-aging neck treatments

HOW WE TESTED We evaluated label-blinded anti-aging neck treatments over 12 weeks of use on testers in the Lab for: ☑ Improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles ☑ Lifting, firming and tightening ☑ Hydration ☑ Texture, irritation, scent and absorption 79/100 WINNER TOP TIGHTENER This lightweight No7 serum with collagen-boosting retinoids and peptides was a heavy hitter for firming, outperforming the others in tightening and lifting skin on the neck. TESTER NOTES They voted it the fastest-absorbing and most appealing in texture as well as least irritating. “This made my neck more firm,” one said. “I like everything about it,” another raved. LAB LOWDOWN Before-and-after images taken with high-resolution professional photography (below) showed the most improvement in tightening and lifting neck skin over 12 weeks. GH SEAL STAR | NO7 RESTORE & RENEW FACE & NECK MULTI ACTION SERUM, $42,…