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

Our December/January 2020 issue is in mailboxes now and on newsstands on November 26! Here's a peek at what you'll find inside our winter issue...

To subscribe to Girls' Life, click here. To purchase the digital edition of the DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020 issue, click here.

You know Jayden Bartels from her sparkling social media presence, amaze singing + songwriting skills and hilarious TV roles. But she's so much more than that—and in our cover story, she's getting real. Jayden opens up about heartbreaks, holidays and the reason she says she hated herself. 


Fire and ice
Monochrome dressing is anything but one-note. Tackle the season's standout textures (sequins, velvet, faux fur, corduroy, leather) in a single head-to-toe hue that makes getting dressed as easy as ever.

How to be extra
Forget playing it safe. Holiday parties were meant for turning things up. So, bring on the glitter and the statement lashes: It's about to get jolly.

We're hair to party
Holidays are meant to be doused in glitter, drenched in metallics and wrapped up in velvet. This year, all our favorite tinseled-out glamour is going straight to the top (yes, of our merry manes). Here's how to get your curls, braids and ponys to shine just right for your next soirée. 

The top 20 trends for 2020
New year, new vibes. From pleats to pastels, lavender to layers, here's our list of what's leading the fashion pack—get ready to wear, love and repeat. 

20 ways to survive the holidays
Hey, the holidays can be tough—we get it. But before you say "bah, humbug!" kick back with a mug of chamomile (and a stack of gingerbread cookies) and get ready to soak up the spirit of the season.

Quiz: Are they crushing back?
Whether you're texting study tips on the daily or just exchanging looks across your Secret Santa party, it can be hard to know if bae is *really* into you. See if it's time to actually make a move...or move on, stat. 

Your awkward holiday sitches...solved
Oh, the weather outside is frightful—but your fam doesn't have to be. We've got all the advice on how to slay even the stickiest of seasonal sitches with your day-one squad.

Should you be friends with her?
Your friendships should all be positive, easy and 100 percent drama-free. Right? Well, that's not always the case. Here's when to give someone a chance—and when to say goodbye to a poisonous pal. 

Meet the next generation of changemakers
From empowered fashion designers to climate crisis activists to coding educators, meet eight young leaders paving the way forward. When these girls see problems in our world, they don't complain—they stand up and take action.

Living in the age of anxiety
Let's talk anxiety realness: If you're feeling more stressed-out and worried than ever before, you're not alone. Turns out, according to our experts, some anxiety can actually be helpful. We've got tips on how to figure out of your stress is something else...and how to bring your feels down to a healthier level. 

Say hello to #GiftingSeason 
Consider this gift guide a perfectly targeted Instagram ad (so good, it's a li'l creepy). We're nailing down all the prezzies worth bookmarking based on your besties' most ubiquitous hashtags, #natch. 

*This* is how to figure out the real you
We all love new beginnings, but a head-to-toe transformation starting Jan. 1 won't help you discover who you really are.  Forget the quest for an all-new you—this year is all about the *true* you.

Your handbook to party season
Evites filling up your inbox? You love to see it. We've got the ultimate guide to help you float through every fête with finesse. 

Everything you need to see, read and listen to this winter 
Dove Cameron opens up about her EP Bloodshot/Waste—and how it feels to show the world a new side of herself. Maxwell Jenkins discusses his out-of-this world role in Netflix's Lost in Space—and how he stays down-to-earth IRL. Plus: Frozen 2, Chicken Girls, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, your holiday must-reads and more! 

 In this issue, you'll also find... 

✌️Peace out, PMS
As anyone who's been bloated, crampy or broken out knows, PMS is officially the worst. Here's what you need to know to conquer it once and for all.

📓Black holes, begone 
Because 24 hours in a day just isn't enough, we have sneaky secrets to avoiding time sucks—and saving your sanity.

💇New hair's resolutions 
Whether you're trying a new lewk or sticking to your signature style, we've got all the tress tips and tricks you need to reach your 2020 hair goals.

🏃‍♀️Get fit this year
Resolved to get healthier or just want an energy boost? We turned to the pros to find out what you can do to be your best self.

💄New year, new look 
Resolutions can be super fun—especially when it comes to beauty. Try *all* the glitter, upgrade your skincare or just shake up your usual routine with totally bold, dream-big inspo. 

😘Have more fun on a date
You've got the adorable bae, the cutest outfit, the perfect place. But you're still nervous that it's all gonna be a little awkward. We're telling you how to nix those nerves and enjoy yourself on your big night out.

*All* the fun and freebies
How to save money this year
We know why *your* 2020 will be amazing based on your zodiac sign
What your fave cheesy Christmas movie says about you
+ Awkward moments from A Family Reunion star Talia Jackson
Dear Carol advises on how to gain confidence 
...and more!



Make your list—and check it twice—then, enter to win one of the holiday prezzies we're totally obsessing over. Because it's the *perfect* time of year to treat yourself. Click HERE for all the deets on how to win.


Bundle up *all* season long with these binge-worthy winter reads. From adventures that'll keep you on the edge of your seat to magical stories that'll keep you hooked start to finish, spend your break getting lost in a fabulous book. 

The best part? We're giving them all away! Click HERE for all the deets on how to win.  


From sweet skincare to adorbs accessories, we're giving away amaze winter swag each and every day through the month of December. Enter for *all* giveaways *all* month right HERE.

Website mentions in DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020...

PAGE 3: What's hot on for DECEMBER and JANUARY...
+ Be the life of *any* party (TBH, it's easier than you think) HERE.
+ Finals + Holidays = 🤯10 new ways to chill so you aren't a December stress mess HERE.
+ The Dec. 23 OMGift Guide (with tons of last-minute prezzies for everyone on your list) HERE.
+ "I'm crushing on two ppl" And all your other bae probs solved HERE.
+ The perfect holiday mani for your zodiac sign HERE
+ 20 ways to have a blast during break HERE
+ What to wear when the clock strikes *glitter* HERE.

PAGE 4: On the DECEMBER calendar...
+Win three Pinrose fragrances plus the amaze Pinrose Good Intentions Kit (a $250+ value!) starting Dec. 1 HERE
+ Wanna whip up some chili? We've got the perf recipes HERE.

PAGE 33: Wanna create Dutch braids? Check out our tutorial HERE.

PAGE 67: Grab your blender and try an amaze smoothie recipe HERE.

PAGE 73: We've got the perfect DIY prezzie to bring to your next holiday party HERE.

Chloe's Book Club: Check out Chloe's latest pick HERE

Photo credits: December/January Cover (Jayden Bartels): MANICPROJECT. Fire and Ice: MANICPROJECT. Gigi Hadid: Hailey Bieber: 2020 Trends: MANICPROJECT. Dove Cameron: Blythe Thomas.


by GL | 11/14/2019