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Check out the new issue of Girls' Life starring Grace VanderWaal!

Our June/July issue starts hitting mailboxes and newsstands on May 15! Here's a peek at what you'll find inside...

EXCLUSIVE! In graphic gingham, bitty blooms and beach-worthy stripes, singer + songwriter Grace VanderWaal is “Clearly” slaying the summer style game. Plus, she gets super honest about, well, everything—all before hopping on tour with Imagine Dragons (June 5).


Let's go swimming
Really into retro? Prefer something palm print? We've got 'kinis and one-pieces that perfectly fit your personal vibe.

BRB, dreaming about must-have denim and sweet sandals
A last-sec adventure calls for an Insta-worthy outfit to match. Pull on these true-blue picks—plus the season's best bejeweled, braided and brocade sandals — and make all the memories. Tag us!

Laurie's got style
We're, um, flipping over Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez’s debut fashion line, Obsess. Her rad rompers and flowy florals are a perfect 10, if you ask us.

Spring to it
Currently channeling: Palm Springs goddess #vibes. Paint yourself prettier than a Cali sunset with bronzy blush, sandy shimmers and a poppy purple lip. MWAH!

So. Much. Summer. Beauty. Inspo! 
Turn up the intensity with technicolor trends. From Coachella coolness (with a surprising new accessory) to Storm Reid's chic strands to cotton candy-colored hair dares, we've got all the tips you need for tricked-out tresses.

10 shocking things guys wish girls knew
We surveyed 150 dudes (thank us later) about a way-worthy topic: you. Their answers might just surprise you...or maybe not? Boys are confusing.

QUIZ! Is it summer love?
You’re sitting dockside with your crush watching and *feeling* all the fireworks. A week later, your Snap streak is donezo. Um, what?! We'll help you figure out if it's a fling...or the real thing.

Make sparks fly
Raise your hand if your mind's ever gone blank when you've tried to talk to a cutie. All arms up? Yeah, these 18 icebreakers turn possible awk moments into meet cutes. You're welcs.

Best Break Ever
Annie LeBlanc dishes on being a Chicken Girl. Besties Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell say (a tearful) goodbye to The Fosters. Plus, the swoon-worthy Aubrey Joseph from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger talks celeb crushes!

QUIZ! What's your summer groove?
Should you kick back...or Kickstart your own biz? Here's exactly how to spend the next 90 days.

How to make major $$$ this summer
Here’s the truth: You're aching for some new flips...and a few bucks to spend on break. Read up on these hacks, then set your new sched: Make money, have fun, repeat.

Your dad = your new bestie
Dishing your feelings can be tough, especially when you're talking with Pops. Here’s how to tell the #1 guy in your life what’s *really* on your mind.

Simplify your summer
Inhale the beachy air, exhale stress. Eh, easier said than done. Here's how to *really* relax when school's out.

Weird summer body Qs
Itchy skin? Yeast infection? Bodies seem weird, but these questions are totally normal. Slip on your shower shoes and learn how to avoid the most annoying break bummers.

Throw the *ultimate* summer break bash
Host a pool party without a pool, an ice cream social with unexpected fixings and an OTT outdoor movie night for your besties. Now the only question is...what to wear?

Plant power
Everyone's all protein, protein, protein. OK, cool. But it's also possible to power up and feel amazing with a rainbow of veggies. Harness those greens (and reds and purples) the right way.

Get *lit* with Chloe Lukasiak
Join Chloe and Girls' Life for a brilliant new book club—where we analyze (and obsess over!) one rad read *every* month. Join in when you want, how you want: Follow along online, recruit your crew for IRL events and share your thoughts on social media. Want to join (and get a sneak peek at our June selection)? Go HERE for all the deets!

All the life advice you need from Dear Carol; Niki and Gabi spill their most embarrassing moments; the easiest denim DIYs ever; how to find your new summer bestie; the serious convo you should be having with your parents and MORE. 


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

Beach Blanket Book Club
We can't wait for lazy days spent waterside with our *fave* beach reads—and we're giving away a different book every single day for the entire month of June! Want to win? CLICK HERE.

Simplicity's Sew Cool Summer
Summer's the time to kick your crafting up a notch. So which darling sewing DIY should you make this break? Take the quiz HERE to find out.

Are you ready for Cal-a-Vie?!
Grab your mom, reserve your room and pack your bags—we're heading back to Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in beautiful Vista, California for Mom & Teen Week! It's all happening June 17 through June 24 and we're thrilled to have Nickelodeon star, recording artist and fitness influencer Kira Kosarin—along with her mom, Lauren—as our hosts.

Ready for a week of wellness, workouts and relaxation—where you'll make new friends, hit the hiking trails with Kira and rack up priceless bonding time with your mom? Click HERE for all the details and how to book.  

A fab fall fashion show, musical performances, makeovers, swag bags, braid bar, celeb guests, giveaway and so. much. more! And did we mention that it's hosted by the lovely Chloe Lukasiak? And headlined by Annie LeBlanc? Get all the deets right HERE.

Website mentions in June/July 2018...

MASTHEAD: Best. Beach Reads. Ever. Need some book inspo? From John Green to Jenny Hahn, GL editors dish on their fave summer beach reads—and Barnes & Noble is hooking you up with a discount on all of them! Find out who hearts what right HERE.

What's hot on for June and July...
+ These 15 GIFs pretty much sum up you on a date. Click HERE for the LOLs. 
+ You'll live in these 60-second hairstyles like they're your fave bathing suit. Click HERE for seven cinchy tutorials. 
+ Bummer summer? Nah! Click HERE for everything you need—packing hacks! style tips! the ultimate bucket list!—for the best break ever.
+ Time to chow down. Click HERE for the 10 food trends you *have* to try.
+ You and your bestie are about to be totally buff. Click HERE for five amaze workouts you can do with your BFF.
+ Want the 411 on amazing summer skin? Go HERE.

PAGE 66: Click HERE to find out how to ready your own Etsy and Redbubble shops.

PAGE 68: Landing your dream internship is just around the corner! Click HERE for all the tips you'll ever need.

PAGE 78: Up your movie night game! Click HERE for a list of our fave projectors and click HERE for tips on how to make one with your phone.

Photo credit: Sean Scheidt, David Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Aubrey Joseph, Leslie Alegandro, Freeform/Vu Ong,  Instagram/Aerie, Instagram/MerchantHome, Getty Images/Carol Yepes.


by GL | 5/4/2018
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