It’s your complete guide to a sweet, smart, sparkling 2022! In our Dec/Jan issue, the always inspiring Jayden Bartels dishes on everything from fearlessness to fashion. Plus: All the inspo you need to *sleigh* your style (sorry, had to), the sneaky secret to clear skin, real girls share how they are making a difference in their communities, 80+ fabulous gift ideas for everyone you heart (including your crush) and a v. solid argument against New Year’s resolutions (trust). Order now and we'll keep you shining throughout the season…and into an amazing new year.
Girls' Life magazine
It’s giving summer • WHAT’S TRENDING THIS JUNE AND JULY
Beach Reads Giveaway • Glow up your summer reading goals with these sun-sational titles. Enter to win each day at girlslife.com.
Summer Fun and Freebies • Grab a tube and float on over: Your off-’til-August adventures start here.
TBH, WE’RE ALL JUST PART OF HALLE BAILEY’S WORLD
WE FOUND A SUMMER READ FOR EVERY TAYLOR ERA • …Ready for it? These TBRs will enchant you from the very first page.
Your (pop culture-inspired) summer romance handbook • If you’re manifesting a truly cinematic love story for 2023, we have you covered (and in this case “we” = all of the best summer date experts from your fave movies and shows).
PICK YOUR Summer Persona
THE LADY OF THE LAKEHOUSE • Can’t wait to see your camp friends again? Always the first one to the dock? This is your moment. Combine retro tees and prints, earth tones and handmade accessories—and you’ll be the fave counselor this year for sure.
THE GETAWAY GIRLIE • Life’s a beach! This is the moment for classic gear: lived-in cutoffs, breezy cover-ups, comfy slides and slouchy knits. You’re the girl on the “Wish You Were Here” postcard.
WELCOME TO PALM SPRINGS • TAKE YOUR STYLE ON A TRIP THIS SUMMER TO THE WEST COAST—THE LAND WHERE THE PALM TREES, CACTI AND OVERSIZED POOL FLOATIES GROW…AND SOMEHOW THE ’70S NEVER ENDED…BUT IT’S ALSO ALWAYS COACHELLA SEASON? YOU KNOW THE PLACE. WHAT TO PACK? BRIGHT COLORS, PREPTASTIC SILHOUETTES, FUNKY PATTERNS AND MATCHING EVERYTHING. LET’S FLAMIN-GOOOO!
WE HAVE OFFICIALLY REACHED PEAK BARBIECORE • TURNS OUT, LIFE IN PLASTIC *IS* FANTASTIC.
YOU’RE SO GOLDEN
BUILD YOUR BRONZE TOOLKIT
Spoued: Something on your skin (that’s *not* a zit)
YOUR CLEAR SKIN TOOLKIT • Want to take better care of your complexion? These ingredients are seriously worth trying.
WELCOME TO YOUR short hair era • TO SNIP, OR NOT TO SNIP? THAT IS (ACTUALLY NO LONGER) THE QUESTION, BECAUSE CROPPED CUTS ARE HAVING A MOMENT.
It’s time to save your SUMMER SKIN (and hair)
DID WE JUST PREDICT YOUR FIRST KISS? YEP.
Everything I wish I knew before starting my long-distance relationship • You want to stay together over the summer even though you are far apart. But *should* you?
summer love HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CRUSH • Go from pining from afar to, well, actually getting to know them.
PSA: It’s good to be BORED
20 random ways to elevate your bored energy • Bored no more! We’ve crafted the ultimate summer checklist.
YOUR STRESS-FREE SUMMER right this way • Our forecast? Nothing but sunny skies ahead, bb—once you squash these seasonal sitches.
“HELP, I HATE MY SIBLING!” • CONSTANTLY BICKERING? ANNOYED BY THEIR ATTITUDE? FIX THOSE FIGHTS BEFORE THEY TURN INTO A FULL-ON FAMILY FEUD.
Moving on from a major fight • It finally happened: the big blowout. Here’s how to bounce back after a colossal clash.
MCkenna Grace is just being herself • She’s got a new EP out and a full slate of major films on the horizon, but this superstar’s biggest...