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Our August/September 2021 issue
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EXCLUSIVE! The Baby-Sitters Club breakout star Shay Rudolph dishes on all things back-to-school all while serving up some serious fall style.

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Denim has officially reentered the chat πŸ‘–β˜€οΈ
Your jeans missed you, bb! We've found your new faves for every day of the week (yep, that's Monday to Sunday), with step-by-step outfit-planning ideas to spark some ~major~ inspo.

Consider these 18 *seriously good* hair ideas 
Meet the breezy BTS hair lewks you (and your entire feed) will want to copy. Think: face-framing braids, funky chunky bangs, preppy accessories and hints of sparkle (love that journey for you). It's OK, you can thank us later. 

An extremely satisfying crush quiz
Truth: It can be super scary to make the first move...but it can also lead to something amazing. Be brave, take a risk and ask them out already! Just take this quiz first to find the ~perfect~ way to jump headfirst into your feels. 

The introvert's guide to making new friends 
It's totally possible for introverts to have the *best* friendship-forming year yet with our simple strategies. Keep these hacks in your head whenever you need a little courage to own the moment. 

Your meditation starter guide
Being fully present might just be the thing you need to center yourself rn—and, tbh, it's easier than you think. 

Back-to-school is back! The Virgo energy we all deserve
Studious and hardworking, Virgo szn works to prime everyone (no matter their sign) to put their best, most focused foot forward. It's time to let the stars guide you back on track—plus, to find out the big risk you should take when you're feeling your best.

Addison Rae tells all 
In our exclusive interview with the TikTok-star-turned-triple-threat, the He's All That actress spills on going from the phone screen to the film screen. 

We uncovered your so-you BTS beauty vibe
That thing you love doing after school? It helps define you...and low-key defines your beauty vibe. Whether you live in the art room or crush it on on the tennis court, consider these looks a mood ring for your makeup (just trust us). 

Everything you need to know before starting high school...
From who to add to your crew to what classes to take and how to spend your v. precious free time, read this GL girl's honest take on her four years—and what she wishes she knew before graduating. 

Give your bedroom a whole new mood 
OK, hear us out: The life-changing magic of color is *seriously* about to turn your room into the cutest place on Earth. Energy-boosting statement yellows? Calming sky blues? Warm 'n' glowy corals? It's everything your space needs.

We found *exactly* the person you need in your life rn 
It's a new school year and, DW, we found the #1 person who's set to make your year positively delightful. Is it a brand-new bestie, a teammate or, yep, even your crush? You'll have to take the quiz to find out.

Reclaim. Your. Summer.
PSA: You're still on vacay! If your sunny livin' hasn't felt, well, as laid-back as it should, we've got foolproof advice on how to slow things down. Because you ~deserve~ to bliss out this break…and it's not over yet. 

How you (yes, you) can learn to love mornings
Is hitting snooze a part of your daily routine? We've figured out how to break the sleepy cycle and make your sunrise hours utterly magical. 

Here's how to *actually* make money selling your clothes online 
It's time to turn your clothes into cash, so whether you heart snagging the latest styles, hoarding accessories or seeking out vintage, read on for insider insights, platform pro tips and so much more.

Everything you need to watch, read and listen to this season...
Avantika Vandanapu is casual, cool and low-key confidence goals—so make moves ASAP to get her on your must-follow list before she hits screens (alongside IRL bestie Anna Cathcart) as Rhea in Spin (catch it on Disney Channel Aug. 13). Plus, That Girl Lay Lay opens up about how she manifested her own TV show (watch on Nickelodeon early this fall), Hannah Rylee spills on gaming and Brat TV's Good Luck Have Fun (out now), a streaming rec for ~whenever~ you need fresh content and more! 

In this issue, you'll also find... 

πŸ’žStand up for ~everything~ you believe in 
Please, let's all ditch being a doormat this year. It's easy to become a full-time people pleaser, but we found ways to live your truth…without feeling guilty. 

😘 We answered all of your crush questions (srsly) 
Why didn't they text back sooner? Why did their friends show up on our date? Why won't they ever admit I'm right? Whether you're full-on dating or just flirting, we gave totally honest answers to *all* your burning relationship Qs. 

πŸ‘Ÿ*This* is the only workout motivation you need
We know working out has benefits for your body—but, turns out, it also majorly benefits your mental health. Get clued in on the workout your brain needs rn.

πŸ‘―‍♀️Quiz! What's your make-new-friends style? 
Are you sending the right signals to potential pals...or do you need to switch up your strategy? Don't stress, we've got the answer on how to find your true-blue BFF.

✨ How to heart the skin you're in...using social media
One way to accept your acne: Give your feed the self-love finesse it deserves. Find out how to curate your following list for ~real~ skin filter needed.

+ Dear Carol on how to handle feeling left out 
+ 12 underrated reasons to love school 
+ Is your summer love going to last? We have answers
+ Everything you need to know about washing your face 
+ Pick the backpack that fits your aesthetic and get a so-you reading rec 
+ Allllll the awkward first-day-of-school moments 
+ Tons of fun and freebies
...and so much more!



Soak up the last days of summer with the ~ultimate~ in relaxing reads—from page-turning adventures to fantastical dramas and relatable romances (we love to see it). Update your TBR list (and enter to win!) rn right HERE. πŸŒŠπŸ“˜


Your BTS glow-up wish list? We've got it on lock, bb. Check out (and win!) the best in beauty, fabulous fashion, awesome accessories, snazzy surprises and *so* much more starting August 1 right HERE. πŸŒ»βœ¨

Website mentions in August/September 2021...
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+ Queue up the ~ultimate~ GL-approved study playlist right HERE. πŸŽΆ 

PAGE 4: On the AUGUST calendar...
+ Need camp necklace inspo? Ideas galore right HERE. πŸ’“
+ WIN! Score a dazzling beauty bundle from Smith & Cult (worth $263!) and create endless epic lewks starting Aug. 1 right HERE. πŸ’Ž

PAGE 6: What's hot on for AUGUST and SEPTEMBER...
+ Your ultimate end-of-summer bucket list right HERE. πŸ¬
+ Quiz! Which after-school passion should you pursue? HERE. πŸŽ¨
+ Eight ~somewhat surprising~ study hacks HERE. βœοΈ
+ Jump-start your morning with 5-minute breakfasts HERE. πŸ₯‘
+ How to get your crush to notice you this year HERE. πŸ‘€
+ Live it up for a weekend with a v. creative bestie sched HERE. πŸ˜Ž
+ We picked your personal anthem based on your BTS mood HERE. πŸŽΈ
+ Yep, we've got 25 fire first-day-of-school fits HERE. πŸ”₯

+ We had *so* much fun at GL's Summer Takeover 2021. Relive the music + memories right HERE. πŸ’–

+ Heart reading? Check out our latest Bestie Book Club picks HERE. πŸ“—

+ Want to win a so-cute Tamagotchi Pix? Enter today HERE. πŸ˜

Credits: August/September 2021 Cover (Shay Rudolph): Photographed by Sean Scheidt. Fashion: Photographed by Sean Scheidt. Styled by Lo VonRumpf. Hair and makeup by Brittany Gharring at Tracey Mattingly. Fashion (Denim): Photographed by Sean Scheidt. Model styled by Lo VonRumpf. Hair by Phillip Nathaniel. Makeup by Christopher Miles. Hair Ideas: Crush Quiz (Noah Beck and Dixie D'Amelio): Making New Friends: Meditation (Riley Lewis): Addison Rae: Beauty Vibe: Virgo Energy: Person You Need (Mackenzie Ziegler and Emily Skinner): Reclaim your summer: Selling Clothes: Room makeover: Entertainment (Avantika Vandanapu and Anna Cathcart): Fun + Freebies:


by GL | 7/27/2021