Good Housekeeping may not be most exciting magazine in the world, there's still plenty of interesting pages to be found, if only for their sheer "eighties-ness". Let's have a look...
"I never thought eyeglasses could be a plus - I was wrong!" Nope. I think it was the haircut, Jennifer.
This issue of Good Housekeeping came with a nice "Body Be Beautiful/89" section which has all kinds of 80s goodness within..
I think it was a requirement for 80s women's magazines to have workout guides.
It was all about the bright clothing back then.
That noxious stank is gone. Hooray!
You'll be seeing this advertisement again in some upcoming Monday post.
There's a part of me that hates the 1980s. This family reminds me why.
"$2,000 for a super-duper computerized treadmill." I guess this meant there was a digital display or something. It's 1987 and "computerized" exercise equipment is a big deal.... I was in college at this point. Man, I'm old.
Dee-lish! The kids will love it!
God, the 80s palette is just not my cup of tea. I'm more at home with the tones of the 70s; give me Harvest Yellow any day over wall-to-wall pink pastel.
In a shocking revelation, Elle MacPherson reveals she uses moisturizer. And in another doozy of a reveal: 28 percent of those polled thought a tan was "healthy".
Ladies, remember that your beauty horoscope says to have "dark smokey eyes" from May 19-23.
And now for something truly unsettling...
What the - ?
Whew. Turns out this nightmare is just a home-perm ad.
There's a short story included called "Informed Risk" by Robyn Carr. I was tempted to transcribe the whole thing, but then I remembered that no one on earth would read it but me.
Looks like the lady above didn't have "Automatic Shut Off"...
This gal is way too happy with her new curling iron.
Here's our cover model, Deborah Raffin. I know her from Grizzly II, Death Wish 3, Scanners II, and Lace II (she was apparently the go-to girl for sequels). Deborah passed away in 2012 from leukemia.
What workout music would be playing on that ectoplasm green boom box? I'm thinkin' "Rhythm Nation" or "Pump Up the Jam".