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March issue by the numbers • What it took to make this mag.
Ed letter • With notes from editor in-chief Jessica Pels
FUN FACT: We’re not all speaking the same emoji language • Some of y’all are out here using the upside-down smiley face earnest ly and I’m scared for you.
15 miraculous discoveries you made during quarantine • The past year has been hard, but unearthing a profound love of toast is something to celebrate!
Will I pop this zit even though I know I shouldn’t: a flowchart • You have maybe 20 minutes before work, and there’s a fully matured honker on your forehead. Before squaring up in front of the mirror with a scrap of TP at the ready, come on this journey with me.
celeb • Just a list of famous people with shocking astrological signs
I’M HERE TO PROVE THAT all Ryan Murphy shows might actually exist in the same universe • Since the mega-producer started doing his thing forever ago (lol, the ’90s), he’s been weaving a tangled web of sneaky Easter eggs, subtle references, and almost unreal character crossovers. And as he keeps cranking sh*t out, fans are starting to wonder if all the American Horror Stories actually exist in the same fictional world as The Politician and…almost everything else? We’re here to figure out if, say, Mildred from Ratched would have watched Meg from Hollywood and rolled her eyes. Superfans, have fun. Everyone else, welcome!
The timeline • Because tracking when this all takes place is very hard.
IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR OUR TIME: Which reality show would you truly thrive on? • Right this way to your 15 minutes of fame slash shame.
IT’S TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TO stop excluding Black women from pop music • My Normani - loving heart has been bleeding for far too long.
fashion • Just a list of stuff we’ve been ~influenced~ to buy
Knit boxers are the perfect solution if you can’t decide whether to put on pants today • Which is, like, every day.
KNIT BARS EXIST TOOL • Your girls are gonna feel like they’re wrapped in a GD blanket.
ONE WOMAN’S DESPERATE PLEA TO SPORTS BRA AND SWIMSUIT DESIGNERS TO please quit using removable pads • We hate them.
OH, YOU THOUGHT! But actually, pink is out here thriving • Whoever said the millennial fave is over should probably take that back.
Body acne caused by your clothes is maybe the ultimate betrayal • A derm breaks down the slightly gross science and also how to right this wrong.
What are all those sweats brands gonna do when we go back to work? • Spoiler alert: They’re not panicking. Neither should you.
Dress up your lobes with this sweet, sweet ear candy • Earrings, but make them Sugarfina.
beauty • Just a list of the rudest possible breakouts
How chaotic is your acne routine? • Shout-out to everyone willing to legit risk it all.
Holy grail status • The Cosmo beauty team swears by these five acne products. So you probs should too.
Influencer trend we are here for: Real. Effing. Skin. • This generation doesn’t want your filters, tyvm.
So, your edge control could be breaking you out • But don’t stress—you’ve got options.
4 GELS THAT *WON’T* CLOG YOUR PORES
Are those LED face masks worth the $$? • Yes…but no…but also yes? Lemme explain.
What Lili Reinhart buys at the drugstore • The Riverdale star drops her favorite—now *your* favorite—affordable picks.