When life gives you lemons, pull a Queen Bey and make some lemon­ade.

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - A Note From The Editor - Marla Mini­ano, Ed­i­tor in Chief

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.

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