April / May 2012

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

On sale and in mailboxes March 13!

EXCLUSIVE! The world’s getting ready for The Hunger Games…and so are we with our first ever collector’s edition covers!

Stars Willow Shields, Amandla Stenberg, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson tell all about being totally fearless…and what really went down on the flick’s North Carolina set.


Will the odds be in your favor? Be one of the first to collect them all!


Hungry for more? Hotties Alexander Ludwig, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth spill their biggest love lessons. Swoon!  


Snag a peek at the adventure, in theaters March 23, below…


WIN a stash of eco-chic treats

Go green all April with these Mother Nature-approved finds. Plus, one earth-loving lady snags $450+ of eco-friendly beauty products from Bloom.com. CLICK HERE to download April’s Eco-Chic Giveaway calendar.


Score FREE summer gear

You’ll be looking sun-sational this May with shorts, swimwear and more. BONUS! One beach babe struts off with a $500 summer wardrobe from Mambo. CLICK HERE to download May’s Summer Fun Giveaway calendar.


12 (secret) signs he’s into you

If your crush is doing any of these, it’s a sure signal he’s diggin’ ya back.

Spring’s in full swing, which means we’re feeling extra flirty

This season’s ladylike silhouettes and garden florals are giving off a retro picnic vibe. We’re sharing how you—and your closet—can play along.


Sneak a behind-the-scenes peep at our April/May photo shoot below…



Study up on GL’s down-there guide to all your girly parts

Yep, we’re answering your most embarrassing below-the-belt Qs. Phew!

One Direction is going straight to our hearts

And the British-Irish boy band not only chats with us about their debut album Up All Night but (what else?!) girls. (Psst, you won’t believe the lie one girl told Harry Styles.)


Catch 1D’s music video for their single “What Makes You Beautiful” below…


It’s our big spring dance special!

We’ve got frocks that flaunt your fab features, ah-mazing manis and cute clutches to grab. Plus, 26 other beauty tricks to look flat-out gorgeous on your big night.


Hitting the road for spring break?

Lucky duck! But read our genius packing tips first. 



Web links promoted in the issue

Page 10: Snag Willow's, Amandla's, Isabelle's and Jacqueline’s style

Page 10: Get Isabelle’s DIY denim how-to

Page 22: Score our Best New Trend tropi-cool look now!

Page 24: Snag our Cute & Cheap spring shoe looks today!

Page 38: Grab the step-by-step instructions for the ultimate ombre mani here

Page 42: Try this beach-y spray DIY how-to

Page 43: Check out our hot hair vids

Page 43: Watch this hot-roller tutorial

Page 75: Get inspiration for your nail art mani here

Page 84: Try this prima Bar Method workout

Page 84: Win a Gaiam eco-friendly yoga mat

Page 90: Sew a Mother’s Day treat

Page 90: Get our delicious Cinco de Mayo party recipes here


What’s HOT this April/May on Girlslife.com?

Check back April 1st for all this and more!


How to take perfect prom pics


Cute dance convo starters


The best prom after party ever


Catch your crush

Take this quiz to discover your ask-him-out style


Look amazing

Pro stylists talk dreamy dresses, chic hair and pretty makeup


Get psyched for sunshine

10 steps to an awesome summer


Win a trip to Space Camp!


30 days to a spring break body


Lights, camera, action

Dreaming of hosting your own show? Create a DIY style video for the chance to be featured on girlslife.com as a fashion or beauty vlogger!


A delish Mother’s Day breakfast in bed idea


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by GL | 2/1/2016