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Good Housekeeping South Africa

April - May 2019

Aimed at women who are looking to find quality and value in every aspect of their lives, Good Housekeeping and Afrikaans edition, Goeie Huishouding, offer them tried and trusted content that will inspire all areas of their busy lives from health and wellness to food and fitness, beauty and home to personal style and parenting. Good Housekeeping’s editorial promise is to offer ‘tried, tested and trusted’ content, underpinned by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

South Africa
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
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6 Issues


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keeping it positive

IN A VERY UNSCIENTIFIC SURVEY around the office, jeans came up as one of the top three things women dread shopping for the most. (The other two were bras and swimsuits.) But we’re about to change all that, thanks to the eight awesome women who arrived in our studio to try on jeans and find their perfect match, so that you can find yours.Good Jeans! was so much more than a fashion shoot, though. Instead we wanted to acknowledge the fact that women come in all shapes and sizes, and well-fitting clothes should too – so that we can pull them on and get on with our lives! Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that our body isn’t for looking at, it’s for doing things … awesome things…

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lovely spoils

APPLE A DAYIf the thought of a refreshing ice-cold cider without the alcoholic kick makes you smile, then this local brew (available at Yuppiechef.com) is for you. R147 for six HEART TO HEARTShop online at Silvery for personalised and off-the-peg pretties like this heart charm. R195 IN THE PINKThese pink flamingo Sexy Socks from Legwear will make a cute Mother’s Day surprise! R155 HATS OFFInvited to a Mother’s Day soiree? A striking hat like this fuchsia beauty from Superbalist will set a festive tone. R199 LOVE & LIGHTWhether it’s used to pretty up a side table or as décor on a pastel-themed lunch-buffet table, this MRP Home hurricane light is a good bet. R99,99 SHINE ONOn our Mother’s Day wish list? A Le Creuset Metallics espresso mug to start…

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tried & tested the lip edit

EXFOLIATOR & PRIMER SwiitchBeauty #PrimeTimeKit (R150) HIGHLIGHT Gets lips ready for a silky smooth lipstick application. TRIED & TESTED ‘My lips tend to become flaky, which can make applying lipstick difficult. This combo pack, which includes exfoliator and primer, keeps my lips looking and feeling smooth.’ – Taybah, 40 PALETTE Catrice Cosmetics Creatrice Vinyl Lacquer Lip Palette (R160) HIGHLIGHT It offers eight bold lip colours in one convenient palette. TRIED & TESTED ‘I like to have options when I do my makeup, and when it comes to lipstick, this palette has eight of them! It also contains a primer, a highlighting powder and a mirror – in other words, everything I need for a perfect pout.’ – Aletta,…

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craving chrissy’s brunch

CROISSANT BREAD-PUDDING HAM CUPS AVOCADO WITH TOASTY CRUMBS For Chrissy, cooking is about more than putting food on the table – after the birth of her first child, Luna, it was a means of healing. She suffered from postpartum depression, and ‘it was physically hard to get up,’ she says. ‘My bones hurt.’ Her mom made simple dishes, hoping to lure Chrissy to take a bite. ‘One of the ways I knew I was healing was that I found my way back into the kitchen,’ says Chrissy in her second cookery book, Cravings: Hungry For More (Penguin Random House). ‘Starting to cook again really helped me get back on my feet and get back into normal life.’Cooking is a safe haven for Chrissy that…

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chrissy’s favourite cooking short cuts

With an infant and a toddler, Chrissy is all about time-savers. Her speedy tips for major flavour: Buy peeled garlic. If there’s one thing we splurge on in the grocery store, it’s this. I’m not kidding when I say we use 60 to 80 garlic cloves a day. We would never have time to peel it. Use bouillon powder. My mom loves chicken bouillon (try stock powder) in everything. Making pork mince or salad? She’ll add it. It’s a very Thai thing. Make one big broth for the week. My family is obsessed with making bone broth and sipping on it with different flavours, different coconut milks in it. I think it’s good for you – it gives me energy and life. Tie your herbs. Instead of picking the…

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what we’re excited about this month

WEB WATCH Looking for something unique to give a parent for the birth of their baby? Calico Ceramics offers both custom-made and off-the-peg pretties that span practical and decorative uses. Locally made, they are sure to be treasured for years to come. CALICOCERAMICS.CO.ZA HOME HACK Short on bedroom space? Try using chests of drawers instead of pedestals on each side of the bed - it doesn’t matter if they’re mismatched. You can use the tabletop as you would a bedside table and the drawers for small and seasonal essentials. TREND TALK GET WEAVING Work in some woven goods laced with colour and pattern, and your home will be totally on trend! 1 The Amanzi utility basket is just the ticket…