When life gives you lemons, pull a Queen Bey and make some lemonade.
If there’s one thing the summer represents, it’s endless possibilities. The warm months stretch ahead, drenched in the golden promise of adventure— and tinged with the assurance that there are new beginnings rising up all around you. Whatever challenges you went through or mistakes you made or heartbreaks you had to patiently endure earlier this year, summer is the best season to put all of that behind you and start fresh.
Summer is often the time for reinvention, whether you’re debuting a new ‘do (even if it just entails cutting your own bangs—find out how on page 58), or changing up your style (lots of cool ideas from page 25 onwards), or taking a brave chance on love (get inspired when you read about how lifestyle blogger Camie Juan took a leap of faith on page 83). This means it’s also the perfect opportunity to put all your free time to good use and take a nice hard look at the life you lead now versus the life you spend your days dreaming about. Are your creative pursuits honestly giving you joy (page 68)? Is there room to make your relationships with the people close to you just a little bit healthier, a little bit more harmonious (page 94)? And are you ready to build something you truly believe in, empowered by your desire to make a difference, even if the odds seem to be against you (page 90)?
Whatever your summer do-over is, we hope it leads you back to your happiest, most fulfilled self. Happy April, Cosmo Girls!
A shot of hydration for your parched skin. Be Little Miss Sunshine in these pumps from Stradivarius. Sunnies state of mind. A total summer skin savior! Behind the scenes: Nadine touches up in between takes at our super chill cover shoot at Cove Manila.