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Back to School Fun + Freebies
SABRINA CARPENTER IS EMBRACING HER INNER AWKWARDNESS
8 NEW BOOKS TO TOSS IN YOUR BEACH BAG
KISS AND TELL WITH JOEL COURTNEY
GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
Good Jeans • Our fall fashion mantra? LEAN ON YOUR JEANS. They make life a little easier—whether you’re planning your first-day-back outfit or you just want a breezy look that makes you feel good at home. Need some fresh inspo? We’re happy to help.
Make it work • A few key pieces and some smart styling tricks are all you need to wake up a wardrobe that’s been, shall we say, a little snoozy. Here’s how to mix, match and clash (hint: add anything leopard or plaid) your way back to cool.
The 5-minute face
Beauty Bingo • It’s been a looong summer. Celebrate the new school year by stepping out of your comfort zone and trying all the trends and treatments you’ve been dreaming about…but haven’t had the motivation to do from your couch. Cross them off as you go to get B-I-N-G-O!
Is your smartphone Secretly sabotaging your skin? • Thanks to the pandemic, teens report now spending over nine (!!) hours a day in front of a screen. And while we’re not asking you to give up bingeing a constant stream of TikTok dances, it’s important to know how the blue light emitted from your devices is messing with you—and how you can stop it.
YOUR TECH FACE TOOLKIT
ALL MADE UP …even when there’s no place to go • MANY GIRLS PACKED AWAY THEIR BLUSH BRUSHES DURING QUARANTINE—SOME FOR GOOD. BUT FOR VANESSA TROPONA, HER HAPPY PLACE IS STILL HER BEAUTY BAG.
ARE THEY *REALLY* WRONG FOR YOU? • YOUR NEXT BAE MIGHT BE STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.
IS YOUR GUY FRIEND CRUSHING ON YOU?
THE RELATIONSHIP MISTAKES *ANYONE* CAN MAKE • YES, YOU ACTUALLY CAN TURN YOUR DISASTER-TASTIC DATING BLUNDERS INTO LEARNING EXPERIENCES. WRITE THIS DOWN…
Mini missions to *crush* before the first day • You’ve been daydreaming about all the possibilities for this fall since, well, last spring. It may seem like you still have forever to kick-start the changes you secretly wanted to make before your year was cut short, but back-to-school time is (fifififinally!) almost here. Meaning now’s the time to get moving on your goals. That’s why we’ve come up with some cinchy steps to get’em, no matter your mission.
Secretly kinda loved social distancing? You’re not alone… • When the coronavirus pandemic shut down the world as we knew it, our social lives came screeching to a halt. While some girls began counting the minutes until they could pack their calendars again, others like Shay Rudolph, 14, realized that staying home wasn’t quite so bad after all. Here, Shay explains how quarantine gave her a chance to be her truest self.
WAIT, DID I FORGET HOW TO SCHOOL? • AFTER MONTHS OF STAYING HOME, YOUR ONCE-FAMILIAR ROUTINE CAN SEEM LIKE A WAY, WAY DISTANT MEMORY. HERE’S HOW TO WALK THROUGH THOSE DOUBLE DOORS FEELING TOTALLY PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING SCHOOL LIFE THROWS YOUR WAY.
Fact: Annie Jayden group chat is goals • WHAT’S MORE AMAZING THAN A BESTIE YOU CAN SHARE ALL YOUR BIGGEST HOPES AND FEARS WITH? NOTHING. EXCEPT *MAYBE* HOT CHEETOS AND OREOS (TRUST).
CHANGE IS COMING. WE SEE IT, WE FEEL IT, WE KNOW IT. • ON JUNE 4, SIX TEEN GIRLS USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO ORGANIZE A BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN NASHVILLE. OVER 10,000 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. HERE THEY SHARE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO JOIN A MOVEMENT—AND WHY TEENS NEED TO GO...