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Girls' Life magazine June/July 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
xoxo karen

If there ever was a summer when the world needs summer, it’s *this* summer. You know all those cliché things we say when we talk about summer? Can’t wait to feel the sand between my toes, listen to the waves crash, grab a Strawberry Shortcake bar from the Good Humor truck. Yeah, bring ’em on. After a year spent mostly at home deep-diving Netflix, it may seem counterintuitive to suggest that we all could really use a break. But sitting on your couch enduring an anxiety-inducing, soul-draining pandemic is hardly the same as lying on the beach with your besties, deciding whether you should go grab some curly fries (answer = you should). It’s been exactly a year since I first wrote about COVID-19. And every issue since then, I have hoped…

2 min
summer fun and freebies

TO ENTER Go to girlslife.com • Look for the give-away box • Click on the prize and enter • Enter for all prizes all month long • Enter as many times as you want • Open to U.S. residents only. GRAND PRIZE One gorgeous gal will win the ultimate beauty bundle from Petite ’n Pretty (worth over $250!). Start your summer glow-up with must-have makeup, fresh skincare and cute merch. 4. KAJAKIKI, 6. PEOPLEIMAGES, 9. KAZMULKA, 14. DEEPAK SETHI, 22. SOUTH_AGENCY, 24. 130920, 25. FUMIO OKUI/EYEEM. ALL GETTY IMAGES. 1. INSTAGRAM.COM/MYMOCHI, 3. INSTAGRAM.COM/SOCOANDTHEOCMIX, 7. INSTAGRAM.COM/BULLET.JOURNALS, 8. INSTAGRAM.COM/VICTORIA.CUA, 12. INSTAGRAM.COM/KENDALLJENNER, 16. INSTAGRAM.COM/HOMECOURTNIAGARA, 26. INSTAGRAM.COM/LITTLELUXEPICNIC, 28. INSTAGRAM.COM/GIRLSLIFEMAG, 29. INSTAGRAM.COM/RAVEVANIAS, 11. PINTEREST.COM/BROOKEGERATHY, 20. PINTEREST.COM/ROSELEECOUK.…

2 min
olivia holt is owning summer 2021

Girls’ Life: For anyone who hasn’t been keeping up with Cruel Summer, how would you describe the show? Olivia Holt: I feel like it’s Clueless meets The Undoing. Like Clueless, Cruel Summer is set in the ’90s, and [my character] Kate is like a version of Cher in the beginning—and then like a version of Tai at the very end, which I think is cool. But the tone is darker and more mysterious, like in The Undoing. Are you a big fan of mysteries yourself? It’s been my favorite genre since I was a kid. I've watched so many psychological thrillers and I like true crime, too. I just finished the podcast Serial, which is so bananas. So are you the kind of person who likes to guess the ending of mysteries? It’s inevitable…

1 min
pretty much

With their new Smackables EP (out now), the guys of PrettyMuch (Nick Mara, Edwin Honoret, Austin Porter, Zion Kuwonu and Brandon Arreaga) are all over our summer soundtrack—but who is on theirs? The guys put together their sunny faves for GL readers. Now just press play… NICK’s picks CLASSIC SUMMER JAM: “Head & Heart” by Joel Corry ft. MNEK 2021 SONG OF SUMMER PREDICTION: “Peaches” by Justin Bieber “‘Peaches’ is one of those records where you just can’t help but to move as soon as it comes on.” EDWIN’s picks CLASSIC SUMMER JAM: “Hey Ya!” by OutKast 2021 SONG OF SUMMER PREDICTION: “Photo ID” by Remi Wolf “‘Hey Ya!’ was such an iconic moment for OutKast. They wanted to break the hip-hop mold, just like we do in the pop world.” AUSTIN’s picks CLASSIC SUMMER JAM: “Sunday Best” by Surfaces 2021 SONG OF SUMMER…

1 min
how social influenced are you?

POV: You’re obsessed OK, let’s face it, TikTok lives in your mind rent-free and you’d rather find the perfect group Insta pose than do, well, anything else. There’s *nothing* wrong with loving your feed, but take some time to branch out this summer and find what you heart…even when it can’t be documented. Balanced babe You hop on the occasional trend (crochet cardigans are pretty cute) and start scrolling when you’re bored, but you know that screens aren’t *everything* and IRL bonds are best. Stay dedicated to doing your thing and, hey, don’t be scared to create content when you’re done consuming it. We stan an independent queen So you’re fiercely independent and, to you, social media is anything but. Never stop doing you (not that you ever would) but remember that, even if you’re…

3 min
we found your summer binge

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES SEASON 2 (DISNEY+) WATCH IT IF YOU LOVE: Classic DCOMs The Wildcats are preparing for a new spring musical—and this time they’re going up against rivals North High in a seriously intense theater competition. MAY 14 CRUELLA (THEATERS AND DISNEY+ PREMIER ACCESS) WATCH IT IF YOU LOVE: Maleficent and Suicide Squad In this epic Disney live-action film, not only do we get to see what led 101 Dalmatians baddie Cruella de Vil down the road of puppy-hunting villainy, but her particular brand of zany gives us major Harley Quinn vibes—in the best possible way. MAY 28 SPIRIT UNTAMED (THEATERS) WATCH IT IF YOU LOVE: Happy Feet and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron In this Spirit sequel, a headstrong girl named Lucky enlists her friends to help save Spirit and his herd…