Have the best school year ever, PLUS cover girls Ariana and Jennette!

*~*Check out what’s HOT in this issue*~*

On sale and in mailboxes July 16!

EXCLUSIVE! Think Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy are hilarious on screen? Wait 'til ya see them IRL  

The real-life Sam & Cat besties share the crazy thing that keeps 'em tight (Hint: it involves all the guys in their lives). Take a peek at our behind-the-scenes cover shoot video below for a little preview...

Woohoo! You could be the next Sam & Cat guest star

GL and Nickelodeon are teaming up to give a Sam & Cat walk-on role to one very lucky girl. Be sure to pick up—and keep—a copy of GL's August/September issue (you’re gonna need it to enter!) then CLICK HERE for the entry deets!

Looking to be this year's style standout? 
Try these prep-meets-punk pieces and you'll be on your way to landing fierce fashionista status.
Want some insider deets on our BTS fashion photo shoot? Watch the video below.

Embrace the first day with these cute cuts
Prepare to slip through those doors as the best tressed girl in class with these star-approved ’dos.

Score a new BTS wardrobe for cheap

Add these six trendy pieces to your closet, mix in some basics, and you’ve got new outfits for every single day. Sweet!  

Bonus? Check out all the stylish must-haves you've gotta pick up this year on our free downloadable shopping list. Get it here!


1-minute makeup tricks you can’t pass up

Make that zit go stealth. Be a mascara maven. You’re just 60 seconds away from being that ultimate beauty guru every bestie wants. 


Will you kick butt in school this year?

What you’re doing right this sec has a major impact on your grades. What to do to make sure you come out on top.



“How do I know if he likes me?”

Is he really flirting…or just being friendly? We're dishing up the guy-decoding dirt to help ya figure out what exactly it is he's not saying.


10 ways to instantly transform into THAT girl

Ya know, the one who has a stellar GPA and amazing social life. We’ve got the secrets to make it happen, sister.


Being a morning person is easy—no, really!

Our five-step guide to actually loving the a.m. will get you motivated and out the door early for a change.


This just in: Ross Lynch likes walking around with his shirt off

And you won’t believe what else we discovered about this Teen Beach Movie hottie (like the other random way he gets a girl’s attention!).

Sneak a peek at Ross as surfer boy Brady in Teen Beach Movie (premiering July 19 on Disney Channel) below…


Score cute bags—for FREE

Seriously, what girl couldn’t use another tote? From clutches to cross-body stunners, we’ve got an entire month packed with bags perfect for Y-O-U. Plus, one girl scores $400 worth of arm candy from Zatchels. CLICK HERE to download August’s Bags 4 Babes Giveaway Calendar. 

WIN adorable accessories

Spruce up your ensemble with these freebies, loaded with jewelry, sunglasses and more. Bonus: One chica snags a $500 gift card to KITSCH. CLICK HERE to download September’s Glam It Up Giveaway calendar. 

Be in the next issue!

Where did you take GL this summer? Whether you brought to Grandma's or snuck it in your suitcase for camp, upload a pic of where your August/September 2013 issue of GL landed on Twitter or Instagram using #GLgirl and it might end up in the next issue!


Web links promoted in the issue

Page 5: Try these clever classroom icebreakers

Page 8: Snag Ariana and Jennette’s cover look 

Page 8: Download an exclusive Ariana and Jennette fan locker poster, plus a screensaver and wallpaper for your comp

Page 20: Grab our Best New Trend prints look

Page 62: Be the next Sam & Cat guest star with our walk-on role contest

Page 87: Get our desk drawer decoupage how-to

Page 90: Score the perfect pair of New Balance sneaks for BTS 


What’s hot on this back-to-school season

- Share your back-to-school look

Use #GLbts and @girlslifemag to tag your fall frenzy shopping haul or fab first-day outfit. Having a fashion crisis? Tweet us, and we’ll hit you back with advice.

- Hang at the #GLFashBash

Join us on July 26 for live celeb chats, backstage beauty secrets and a fall fashion show. Get more info HERE 

- Chat live all week for pro advice

We’re bringing all our fave experts in fashion, beauty and fitness straight to your FB for an entire week. There’ll be a pro a day from Aug. 19 to 23 right HERE, making your life a million times easier.

- Snag our tricks and how-tos

Ready-in-10 morning makeup, first-day outfit inspo, cute locker DIYs and tons more. Tips and tricks for total fabulousness are right HERE.

- Grab our secrets to busting school stress, getting great grades and, oh yeah, chatting up your crush in oh-so-cute ways.


by GL | 2/1/2016