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Girls' Life magazine April/May 2021

Girls' Life is the #1 magazine for girls ages 10+. Expert advice on school, friendship, family and crushes plus fab fashion inspiration, skincare and beauty tips, pro fitness advice, craft and party DIYs, celeb interviews and more. Parents' Choice award winner.

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United States
Red Engine LLC
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min

Everyone has that one expression other people use that just plucks their last nerve. For me, it’s “I have good news and bad news.” Why is this cliché my verbal nails-on-a-chalkboard? Because whatever you are about to share is about to change my world—and I’ll be the one to decide if that’s a good or bad thing, thankyouverymuch. But that concept was suspended when COVID-19 came around. Because for the better part of a year, all the news has been one thing: bad. And not subjectively bad—heartbreakingly, gut-wrenchingly, unequivocally bad. As I am writing this, our country has crossed a milestone that was unthinkable to me a year ago: 500,000 Americans xdead. Grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, coaches, moms, dads and, yes, even teens. Businesses shuttered, livelihoods lost and life events forever…

1 min
whats your period mood board?

BOSS BABE You’re the girl who has a plan for everything…so why should your period be any different? Pamprin Max Pain + Energy lets you say “thank u, next” to fatigue and hello to student council meetings, early-morning study seshes and A+ room organization. BOLD & BRIGHT Your vivacious vibes are glowing, bb—so don’t let your period hold you back from your happy-go-lucky. With Pamprin Max Pain + Energy, let the ITM memory-making abound…and keep period symptoms at bay. COZY COMFORT You’ve got the snuggest set, the best kicks and your “drivers license”-inspired playlist on blast… so what’s missing? The ultimate comfort is feeling good inside and out, so that’s why Pamprin Multi-Symptom is *exactly* what you need to breeze far, far away from cramps and live your best life in the chill lane. COTTAGE COOL Your…

1 min
spring is here…

2 min
beauty fun and freebies

One gorgeous gal and her bestie will win a Chi Lava 2.0 Hairstyling Iron (worth $400!) for the *ultimate* silky strands. The iron features a touch-sensitive display with 31 different heat settings. Plus, it heats up in only 40 seconds—perfect for an instant mane makeover. 1 Get a bright, bold eyeshadow look with this palette from L.A. Girl. $15 2 Make a new running playlist with our Spotify picks. 3 Spa night! Gather your girls on Zoom and try some homemade hair masks. 4 HAPPY EASTER! Starburst jellybeans for the win. 5 Ban roll-on deodorant glides on clear for 24-hour protection. $6 6 Post a selfie with a right-now lewk on your grid (may we suggest a knotted headband?). 7 Add a pop of color with Hairdo’s heat-friendly hair extensions. $10 8 Studies show green tea keeps you…

1 min
sawyer sharbino is going to put you first

Maybe it’s the fact that he grew up with two big sisters (hey, Brighton and Saxon). Or maybe it’s his star-studded BGF squad (think: Txunamy Ortiz, Piper Rockelle and Elliana Walmsley). Whatever it is, 15-year-old singer and YouTuber Sawyer Sharbino just wants to treat a girl right. Listen to his new bop “Put You First” to hear what we mean. Inspired by Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” and the hyped-up tempo of Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” the song is “all about giving the person you’re crushing on the love and attention they deserve,” shares Sawyer. “Every girl out there should know that she deserves to be cared about 100% and treated with kindness.” Sawyer’s perfect setup? He’d find a girl who feels like a best friend, loves to laugh, trusts him with her…

2 min
5 completely honest confessions from ruth righi

You know Ruth Righi best as Sydney Reynolds on Disney’s Sydney to the Max (back on Disney Channel for a third season starting March 19). And while the 15-year-old actually has a lot in common with her onscreen alter ego (to start, they're both biracial and amazing bass players), we decided it was time to dig even deeper. Below are five brutally honest, real-life confessions straight from Ruth herself. CONFESSION 1: They changed Sydney’s hobby on the show because I can’t skateboard. “In the pilot, the idea was that Sydney was going to be a skateboarder like her dad…but I had zero experience with skateboarding. Like, I couldn’t go a foot. But I came in one day with my bass, and I was playing, and they were like, ‘Oh, that's cool. We…