magazine December/January 2021 · Cosmopolitan

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Famous for its upbeat style, Cosmopolitan magazine focuses on the young career woman and candid discussion of contemporary male/female relationships. Since its founding in 1886, Cosmopolitan has been reporting on modern social trends. Get Cosmopolitan digital magazine subscription today.

Ed letter • Hi, hello, this is supervising producer Abbey Adkison, the boss of all our ~video content~. She loves making famous people do weird stuff for your entertainment, so you’ll probably love taking a BTS peek at her workday.

Cosmo’s It Gifts of 2020

The Decembuary issue by the numbers • What it took to make this mag.


Introducing: Your Zoom 2020 yearbook superlatives • Honestly, anyone without a webcam is the real winner.

How your Instagram habits have changed since you started living in your PJs • We’re here for a lil bit of self-reflection. Enter at your own risk.

We know what kind of pie you’d be based on the truly unremarkable stuff that happens in your day • In a world full of stale cookies, don’t you wanna be a piece of pecan?

Just a list of pop culture things that, yes, did take place this year

My highkey adorable Friday-night phone call with the hilarious Jermaine Fowler

Salvage 2020 with these royal holiday traditions bc you deserve nice things too • It’s time to go full Windsor.

The Prom star Ariana DeBose’s playlist is the definition of a Broadway fever dream • “Too many show tunes,” said literally no one ever.

Cosmo’s It Gifts of 2020

Just a list of ways to wrap your scarf that won’t make you look like an extra in Harry Potter

Anyone else just not carrying a purse lately? • 2020 is the year of the pocket and you know what? That’s fine by me.

The Strawberry Dress and our internet quarantine spiral: a study in Out fit FOMO™ • Aka why everyone on your socials is wearing one thing right now.

It’s impossible to get anything full-length anymore. WHY. • It’s all cropped and I hate it here.

EVERY TYPE OF boot you should wear FOR EVERY TYPE OF miserable weather • The most useful sliding scale.

A whole page of the fuzziest, coziest, softest items we could find • It’s hygge szn, baby.

COSMO'S it gifts OF 2020

Just a list of reasons to stop biting your nails (like, immediately)

9 vegan and cruelty-free brands you and the bunnies will love • Time to hop on (sry) the clean-beauty train.

Holy grail status • Three actually genius products Cosmo beauty editor Ruby Buddemeyer is suuuper into right now.

Let my white roommates finally see me in a bonnet changed everything • People often don’t understand the Black hair journey–just the results.

Does the thought of DRY WINTER SKIN GIVE YOU CHILLS? • Thought so. Here’s the thing: your skin can actually glow during winter, but there’s confusion about how to winter-proof your skincare routine. We bust the most common cold-weather skincare myths with the help of an expert. But first, cozy up and test your own winter skin smarts. You got this—glow on!

Underrated yet deserving of so much hype: brown mascara • The secret weapon of makeup bags everywhere.

Wait, when did every one get sochill about lipo? • It’s sort of a big-deal procedure, but suddenly it seems like it’s NBD?

Streaky highlights have made a comeback, y’all • The early aughts called and they…want to be on your feed.

COSMO'S it gifts OF 2020

Just a list of my very specific, very unhinged plans for 2021

These v unclassy desserts make total sense right now • Because if I have to put any more ef fort into anything else through the end of the year, I will scream and take you down with me.

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