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Check out the new issue of Girls' Life starring Chloe Lukasiak!

Our August/September back-to-school issue starts hitting mailboxes and newsstands on July 18! Here's a peek at what you'll find inside...

EXCLUSIVE! There's one dancing queen to rule them all, and that's Chloe Lukasiak. In our cover story, the former Dance Moms star is opens up about the show that made her famous, ditching the drama (like being bullied on national television) and living life on her own terms. Now, the 16-year-old has her sights set on, well, quite a few things: an amazing acting career (you'll see her as Lexi in the upcoming film Loophole), becoming an author (her book, Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking Over the World, comes out in January), designing a collection of cute and comfy clothes (she'll soon debut a line with Dazzine) and getting back to basics (yes, she *is* returning to Dance Moms for season eight!). All that on her plate and yet somehow, she still has time to create hilarious YouTube videos with her mom, Christi, and li'l sis, Clara...

Back to cool
Dazzle on the first day—and beyond—in fiercely fresh takes on fall’s trustiest trends: wide-legged denim, embroidery, gingham, bold bags and statement stripes.

Be the reigning jean queen
A BTS staple, there’s no wrong way to rock denim...but there definitely is a right way. With the help of It-girl Bella Hadid, learn how to sport a shade and style that’s all you. Also: We’ll show you how to serve up some serious lewks in cute checks and sweet sweatshirts.

If the shoe fits
Bella and the Bulldogs and Status Update star Brec Bassinger is getting fashionably philanthropic. The actress is dishing all on her collab with shoemakers Guilty Soles and diabetes research org JDRF, a disease she was diagnosed with at age 8.

Dawn of the red
Getting red in the face is no longer a bad thing. Layer swipes of crimson, rose and scarlet on your lids, lashes and cheeks because—yes!—you *can* rock red plenty of places besides your lips.

Snack attack
From candy-coated color stories to sugary sweet statement styles, treat yourself to fall’s best beauty inspo. Yum!

The hairy scaries
Spoiler alert: Shaving your legs is not mandatory. GL reader Aly, 15, shares her story of self discovery...and *not* shaving in a society of smoothness.

12 secret signs he’s into you
Landing your dream boyf just got a *lot* easier. With our guide to your crush's mind, something tells us you'll be landing that dream dude by homecoming.

"I confessed my love via Snapchat"
One GL girl found out that it doesn't matter how you share your feelings, it just matters that you do. You might not find a happy ending, but you *will* find clarity. 

Rule the school
Starting high school is one of the most daunting things, like, ever—but it doesn't have to be. Whether you're a newbie fresher or you're heading into your senior year, there's probably something you don't know (but wish you did) about the hallowed high school halls. Plus! Find out what learning style you have with our handy quiz.

Should you be friends with her?
Nobody's perfect. You have flaws, and even your bestie has some not-so-great qualities. But when it comes to friends, how do you tell who's just got weird quirks and who's seriously toxic?

Summer swan song
There are a million and one inventive ways to procrastinate, and we've got just the line-up: Hit up your local movie theater to see The Emoji Movie in July, catch JoJo Siwa's Nickelodeon docu-special, JoJo Siwa: My World, in August and watch Harry Styles slay his first solo tour this September. Oh, yeah, and The Thundermans' Jack Griffo spills all on his two best girls: girlfriend Paris Berelc and castmate-turned-BFF Kira Kosarin.

The 6 Q's you *need* to ask your doctor
Your health is important. Take note of these six simple Q's, and when your back-to-school check up rolls around, don't be afraid to take charge of your wellbeing (that means *you* should do the asking, not your mom).

Make your school great again
Who run the world? Girls! And they’re starting in their schools. From kinder cafeterias to smarter sex ed, meet four inspiring teens making a difference—and sharing exactly how *you* can be the change, too. f

Throw an *amazing* end-of-summer shindig
Still in party mode? Yeah, us too. Treat your besties to an epic end of summer get-together complete with great games, amazing tunes (hello, Bruno Mars), sugary sweet treats and more! It's all anyone will talk about for the first week of school (and beyond!).

Learn how to read your face map, turn your dating disasters into dating lessons, battle anxiety like a boss, survive your family vacay and curate a school supply collection that perfectly fits your vibe.

The free stuff you *know* you want...

Glam guide
Back to school means brand new everything. To help you achieve bell of the hall status, we're giving away some of our fave BTS essentials to five lucky girls. Go HERE to snag the entire set!

Backstage pass
Calling all book babes! To take your fall reading list to the next level, we've rounded up some of our fave page turners that are perfect for your next Friday night in. Click HERE to win them all!

Website mentions in August/September 2017:

*Don't see your link? Hang tight and check back in next week!

Page 80: Want to be proactive about your health? Try THESE three at-home health checks

Page 86: If you don't have access to a gym, head HERE for some awesome home workouts.

Page 87: Get delish noms and yummy drink recipes for your next party right HERE.

A quick note from the editors...

Tell us what you *really* think about Girls' Life...and you could win big! 

We want to know all your thoughts on the mag—from what stories you obsess over to what stuff  you can't stand. CLICK HERE to take our reader survey and you'll automatically be entered to win a back-to-school shopping spree! 

You asked...and we listened!

GL girls have spoken—and you want to see yourself (and more real girls, like you!) in the magazine. Well, we listened—and we've come up with tons of tiny ways that Y-O-U can appear on our next set of pages. Feel free to be creative, too—we want to see how you're living the life of a true GL girl, so share your pictures and thoughts on all things GL by tagging #GLgirl and @girlslifemag on Instagram or Twitter. Not on social media? Just post your thoughts and photos right here in the comments!

Photo credit: Harley Weir, Runway Manhattan, Instagram/BellaHadid, Instagram/BrecBassinger, Instagram/MorganMikenas, Chanel


by GL | 7/7/2017