It’s our biggest Spring Beauty issue yet! Our April/May issue is packed with prettiness from runway-inspired trends (that you can still rock to school, natch) to the ~ultimate~ guide to changing up your hair. Our cover star, The Baby-Sitters Club’s Malia Baker is your new beauty inspo—with amazingly authentic advice on managing anxiety, finding your voice and mastering makeup that makes you feel like you. Plus: Reveal your official crush status report, start talking positively about your body (here for it), curate a srsly adorable bestie hangout and plan your dreamiest future (the girls that get it, get it). Ready to be That Girl this szn? Thought so.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? • Some of GL’s all-star interns share their very best advice…
Girls' Life magazine
Spring, do your thing
Beauty babe fun + freebies • Time to leave behind the drab and spring ahead to fab bc we’re gorgeous, gorgeous girls.
Chloe Coleman is the new queen of the geeks (in the best way, ofc) • She’s been cast in a string of high-profile blockbusters with topsecret plots that she’s seriously just not allowed to talk about rn…so we got the 13-year-old actress to share a peek straight into her soul instead.
Your Wanderlust List
MATCH YOUR NAILS TO YOUR NOVEL • Ready to add to your Goodreads go-to’s? Book club in style with a reading pick that pairs perfectly to your polish.
LET’S GETDRESSSED • It’s officially wardrobe refresh szn, and we’re letting you in on a secret: Mastering the myriad of warm-weather runway looks starts with balance, bb. This spring, we’re saying yes to posh pastels, trendy textures and playful picks. There are just so many ways to get creative.
LIGHTEN UP LEATHER • A leather jacket makes a statement—and, yes, that statement can be soft + sweet. Bold textures plus pastel prettiness make the perfect pair.
SHEER BLISS • Amp your athleisure by pairing a loungey crop with a floral-flecked blouse. Paper bag pants play up the volume.
Nothing but Blue Skies • Gingham, florals, pastels and lace have been this season’s staples for, like, ever. (Florals for spring? Groundbreaking…) But there are simple ways to make these sweet looks feel fresh and oh-so-2022: Add a few creative twists with your accessories, try some unexpected layering and go for of-themoment silhouettes. Meet you on the picnic blanket.
All eyes on Malia Baker
Putting on lipstick
THESE MAKEUP TRENDS CHANNEL THAT GIRL ENERGY*.
How to COLOR YOUR HAIR Method completely messing it up • YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES, YOUR NAILS, YOUR MAKEUP. SO WHY NOT SWITCH UP YOUR SHADE, TOO?
LEARN YOUR COLORS • The key to getting the result you want? Understanding the lingo. Nathaniel walks us through what these common hair color terms actually mean, so you know *exactly* what to ask for.
It’s time to sync your skincare to your cycle • Turns out your period might be messing with your face more than you thought. We can help with that.
BEAUTY IS N’T BIINARY • YOUTUBER BRENDAN JORDAN EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANT ROLE MAKEUP CAN PLAY IN GIVING PEOPLE THE FREEDOM TO BE THEIR MOST AUTHENTIC SELVES.
Crush it at crushing (No, really) • Left on read and pining from afar? Gain the confidence to take control of your romance story—your way—before the school year’s done.
NBD, WE JUST UNCOVERED YOUR Spring relationship STATUS
LET’S TALK LOVE TRIANGLES
THINK TWICE ABOUT THESE TRIOS • Hear it from us: Some sticky crush sitches srsly aren’t worth it.
LOOKING FOR A SIGN TO TAKE A LAZY DAY? THIS IS IT. • Regardless of what your stacked schedule dictates (or what your parents say), it’s actually kind of crucial to relax on the regular. So go ahead and...