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Hats Off to Summer! • Let a stylish straw hat collection double as decor for a warm-weather entryway upgrade. Designer Kate Lester of Kate Lester Interiors simply used Command hooks to create the dynamic overlapping wall arrangement in her client’s Hermosa Beach, CA, home. “It’s a functional way to hang the hats, and they are easy to grab as you are headed out to the beach for a day of fun in the sun,” Lester says. Plus, you can quickly rearrange them whenever the mood strikes!
Blueberries • Don’t stop at pie! Put peak summer berries, which are at their sweetest and juiciest right now, in everything from breakfast to dessert with these recipes from our Test Kitchen.
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Nail Your DIY Manicure • Save money at the salon by getting a perfect mani at home every time. Here’s all you need to know according to GH Beauty Lab experts and pro technicians, from easy steps to genius tips, styles, nail care and more.
6 Steps to a Flawless Mani • Use the below method to polish like a professional.
Find the Best Nail Shape for You • A primer on the most popular options and the nails on which they’re most flattering
Add Fun Flair! • Experiment with one of these easy nail-art designs for a twist on your go-to solid hue.
Are gel nail polishes safe?
Top-Tested Lacquers • These star polishes are proven to outshine the rest.
inside the GH Beauty Lab • The look-gorgeous news, tricks and trends you need to know from GH’s in-house scientists and experts
THE TRUTH ABOUT “REEF-SAFE” SUNSCREEN
NEW & APPROVED • The most-wanted makeup, skin, hair or fragrance find to cross our desks this month
Get More Bang for Your Beauty Buck • The GH Beauty Lab experts reveal how they save when shopping for hair and skin products and makeup — and offer insights about what’s actually worth the money.
Bargain vs. Luxe Beauty Products
Q Do drugstore products work as well as high-end ones? — ALICIA M.
Best-Tested Multitaskers • These brilliant buys each take the place of several products, saving you both money and time.
Hang a Banquette Cushion • Cozy up a stark corner by adding backrests to a seating area. Here, designer Ali Henrie suspended cushions from drapery rods. For even more character, she added layers of texture like tongue-and-groove wallcoverings, brick floors and brass details.
Easy, Breezy (Stylish) Living • Soak up summer days and nights with outdoor arrangements steeped in elegant simplicity. It’s time to bring the indoors out!
Let Your COLOR IN • From bright blooms to golden rays, summer serves up some of our favorite shades. Get inspired for your next DIY project and let Sherwin-Williams do the rest. From "Find It" to "Love It," bringing your color to life has never been easier.
Brilliant Built-Ins • Adorn a blank wall with sky-high shelving, a sunny window seat, a hidden storage spot and more.
inside the GH Cleaning Lab • Our cleaning dynamo shares her tips and tricks to tackle your toughest cleaning challenges and all your trouble spots.
3 Backyard-Cleaning Champs
Keep Potted Plants Pretty
Your 8-Week HEALTHY HABITS Plan
TRAP FLYING INSECTS AROUND THE CLOCK. • Summer has arrived, and with it pesky bugs. Typically, when temperatures rise, the bugs come out—and can easily get into your home with more open doors and windows to let the summer breezes in. To protect your home and family from unwanted pests, Zevo™ Flying Insect Traps are your secret weapon.
GOING BLIND Helped Me Discover the POWER of OPTIMISM • How one writer...