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Check out the new issue of Girls' Life starring Jayden Bartels!

Our December/January 2022 issue
is in mailboxes and
on newsstands on November 23!

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EXCLUSIVE! Jayden Bartels has the It girl energy we srsly need in 2022 (and, don't worry, she's sharing her secrets). In our exclusive interview, the Side Hustle and social media star shares on finding herself, setting boundaries, creating confidence and the utterly *adorable* DIY gifts she's giving her besties this szn.

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THE HOLIDAY ISSUE

Ready, set, sparkle ๐Ÿคฉโœจ 
We've got ~all~ the shiny style inspo you could ever need. Work it, ice queen.

Your 2022 astro forecast (Your ups! Your downs! Your hair!) 
Crucial update: 2022 is going to be way, way better (we promise). Buckle up, because the stars have aligned for a *major* year of changes, reflections and pursuing our dreams. Plus, check your sun/moon/rising sign for your highly specific horoscope...and haircut. 

Win. The. Holidays. ๐ŸŽ
A v. good gift guide, right this way. Whether your BFF's a total glam goddess, a laid-back light academia gal or a cottagecore plant mom (or all three!), we've got the perfect prezzie for ~any~ bestie. It's time to dazzle your squad...

Intentions are the new resolutions, and we found yours
Ditch your New Year's resolutions ASAP. Meet intentions: the much more authentic way to go after your goals, discover new parts of yourself and become an all-around happier you this year. We're so here for it.

Your next low-key crush move, revealed 
Stuck pining from afar and missing out on mistletoe moments? No worries. Our gift to you is a guide to *finally* fessing up your feelings so you—and your crush—will know the deal by the time the ball drops...

Can sleeping *actually* help your skin?
TL/DR: Yep. Let's face it: Breakouts, a dull complexion and looking exhausted = basically the stuff of nightmares. Beauty sleep is a *real* thing, so here's how to make it an essential step in your skincare routine.

Cozycore = your comfy-chic cold weather aesthetic 
The mood rn is Big. Knit. Energy. Level up your low-key ~lewks~ with snuggly sweaters, luxe layers and the prettiest patterns. "Tysm" -Your winter wardrobe. You're welcome.

Quiz! It's time for a ~*winter vibe check*~...
Bc how you spend your holiday break will low-key set up your whole 2022. Check in with your feels right this moment to reveal amaze, authentic advice that speaks to your soul.

Normalize ~these~ weird period symptoms
Moodiness? Migraines? Major cavings? It might feel like you're the only one experiencing odd period probs but, rest assured, these less-talked-about menstrual moments are surprisingly standard.

Make Instagram casual again
Yes, Instagram can be a truly toxic space (as research has now proven). Here's how to safeguard your emotional health as you scroll.

Fierce + fearless + fabulous = You, all holiday szn long 
Psst: Big lashes go with everything. So does neon shadow, pastel liner and statement lips. We've curated party-worthy looks serving bold shapes, vibrant color and allllll the confidence.

Sooo we're journaling now? A step-by-step guide
We'll be the first to admit that staring down a blank page every p.m. can be a bit, well, daunting. That's why we've rounded up all the inspo you need to keep that journaling kick going from now until...forever.

Quiz! What's secretly holding you back from coupledom?
Stuck in a romance rut? Not anymore. Answer (honestly) these v. important questions and reveal your perf pairing—plus the romantic rezzies you *need* to take on this new year.

Everything you need to watch, read and listen to this season...
Meet the main characters of 2022—Scarlett EstevezGabrielle Nevaeh Green, Kate Godfrey, Elle Graham, Txunamy Ortiz and Terry Hu—bc this spectacular squad is about to dominate just about everything. Plus, the show you should stream this break (no matter your mood), the quotes from fictional faves that ~srsly~ changed our lives this past year and the page-turner you *need* to read this break. 

In this issue, you'll also find... 

๐ŸŒŸThis year, give the gift of *you* 
Whether you're volunteering in your community or spreading kindness to your closest crew, discover the gift that keeps on giving (hint: it's you). 

๐Ÿ’žGet closer to your crush...in just 12 days 
Yep, it's *truly* possible. Go from "do-I-know-her?" to dynamic duo before the holidays even begin with these tried-and-true tips.

๐ŸŒจ๏ธExperiencing winter anxiety? You're not alone 
What it means when cold days and longer nights have you feeling more than a little down—and how to survive 'til spring.

โœ๏ธPSA: Cheating is actually a really, really bad idea 
This finals season, we investigate what's making students so dishonest...and why cutting corners is never, ever worth it.

๐Ÿ‘ฑ‍โ™€๏ธThe newbie's guide to finding your ~perfect~ foundation 
What are your undertones? How do you find the best shade for your skin? Picking your foundation can be daunting but, don't worry, we're here to help. 

PLUS!
+ Dear Carol on navigating a one-way friendship 
+ Struggling with picky eating? Help is here. 
+ The ~ultimate~ quiz on what gift to give your crush 
+ "My TikTok went viral!" One GL girl's story
+ Allllll the awkward holiday party moments (eek!) 
+ Tons of fun and freebies
...and so much more!

FREE STUFF ALERT

WIN! YOUR *ULTIMATE* HOLIDAY WISH LIST GIVEAWAY

We've got your best-ever holiday wish list on lock, girl. Check out the trendy, yet timeless gifts you didn't even know you needed (and enter to win!) ~all~ szn long right HERE. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ซ

WIN! COOL WINTER READS GIVEAWAY

Get comfy-cozy this winter with the ~ultimate~ picks—from page-turning adventures to fantastical dramas and relatable romances. Update your TBR list (and enter to win!) rn right HERE. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒฒ

WIN! DECEMBER FUN + FREEBIES GIVEAWAY

Treat yourself to the best in beauty, fabulous fashion, awesome accessories, snazzy surprises and *so* much more. Win it all starting December 1 right HERE. โ„๏ธโœจ

Website mentions in December/January 2022...
Don't see a link? Check back soon!

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+ WIN! We *so* heart Jayden's stunning GL cover look. Enter to win the entire L.A. Girl collection HERE. ๐Ÿ’„

PAGE 6: What's trending on girlslife.com this DECEMBER and JANUARY...
+ Thrift yourself the ultimate cold-weather collection HERE. ๐Ÿ‚
+ The cutest Christmas surprises for your squad HERE. ๐Ÿ’Œ
+ Gratitude glow-ups for every day this December HERE. ๐ŸŒŸ
+ Super simple hacks to boost your holiday happiness HERE. ๐ŸŒป
+ Random (but v. normal) things to text your crush HERE. ๐Ÿ’‹
+ Last-minute gifts for ~everyone~ on your list HERE. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
+ Why does your BFF heart you? Take the quiz HERE. ๐Ÿ’˜

PAGE 8: On the DECEMBER calendar...
+ Amaze gifts you can make for under $5? Score the sweet deets HERE. ๐Ÿงถ
+ WIN! One crafty gal and her bestie will score a Xyron Creative Station (worth $220). Enter all December long right HERE. ๐ŸŽจ

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+ We've got sooo much fun, fabulous friendship content (quizzes, challenges and more!) brought to you by LEGO Friends right HERE. ๐Ÿ‘ฏ‍โ™€๏ธ

Image Credits:
December/January 2022 Cover (Jayden Bartels): Photographed by Sean Scheidt. 
Fashion (Jayden Bartels): Photographed by Sean Scheidt. Styled by Lo VonRumpf. Hair by Heather Weppler for Exclusive Artists using Kevin Murphy. Makeup by Phillip Nathaniel. Astro Forecast (Olivia Rouyre): instagram.com/bryant
Gift Guide: instagram.com/sofiedossiCrush Move: instagram.com/larsenthompson. Sleep: instagram.com/hannahmeloche. Intentions: instagram.com/itsjennaraine. Cozycore: Photographed by Sean Scheidt. Styled by Lo VonRumpf. Instagram Casual: instagram.com/kayteeyouCrush Quiz (Charli D'Amelio and Chase Hudson): instagram.com/bryant. Winter Vibe Check: instagram.com/summermckeenJournal: instagram.com/fiveminutejournal. Fearless: instagram.com/ravevanias. Txunamy Ortiz: Ethan Sigmon/Brat TV. Cool Winter Reads: instagram.com/booknerd_reads. Fun + Freebies (Jules LeBlanc and Lilia Buckingham): instagram.com/bryant

by GL | 11/26/2021
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