What makes a magazine extra exciting is the freebies that come with it, in the past the samples have just been plain old crap, but over the past year I think some of the freebies have been fab! magazines are defo upping there game. Here is the overview of the august editions and their freebies - I am not buying all of these! so I would be interested if you buy one and write a review ( I can add the link to your blog on this page) see one here
Elle Magazine - St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Moisuriser - 75ml - choose from light/medium & medium dark
Quite a substantial size for a freebie, enough I think for one application - I have tried this in the past and loved it. If like me you are scared to commit to a full on tanner then a gradual tan moisturiser like this is a good option. it also develops the same great colour you would get with the normal tanner more slowly, so I feel you have more control over your colour!
Red - REN Clean Skincare Travel Set - Inc Vetiver v7 Hand & Body Cream 15ml /Active 7 Radient Eye Gel 5ml /Hydra-calm Global Protection Day Cream 15ml (sensitive)
Out of all of magazines this is probably the freebie that I would like to try the most. I have read a lot about the REN masks & serums in the bloggesphere and has had great reviews, so this is a good opportunity to try other items without the price tag (the day cream is £27) I think I may be reviewing this one! The only thing is I do not really like Red magazine, is it naughty to buy just for the freebie? I think its worth the £3.80 for the sample!
Cosmopolitan - Miss Guided Splash & Polish Nail Varnish choose from Missmatch / Misslead / Misstify
I did not realise that Missguided sold nail varnishes, I always associated them with clothing but I have had a look on the website and they also sell beauty items and accessories too. There are three summery colours too choose from I think I would go for the orange, but all look quite nice and the bottles are cute too. I have not tried any of these polishes myself, have a look at this review, it also shows a few other items available from Missguided.co.uk
Marie Claire - Avon Mascara in either - Shock Max / Super Extend Extreme / Super Curlacious
A full size mascara Avon is being given away with Marie Claire with a choice of three: lengthening, curling or volumising. It says it is worth up to £10 but having a look on line you can get them cheaper (from £3.99) but its still cheaper to buy it with the magazine as this is sold for £3.70. I have not tried any of these mascaras - see a good review for Super Shock Max here Super Extend Extreme here and Super Curlacious here
Harpers Bazaar - Neom Luxury Organic Hand Cream available in - Complete Bliss Moroccan Blush Rose / Inspiration Violet, Chamomile & Cedarwood
I had not heard of Neom before so I went and had a quick read on their website and found out they specialise in luxury organic body care and home ware.Looking at the products I could almost smell them (weirdo!) I think its because the scent names are so lovely! Read more about it here
Glamour - Balance Me - choose from - Pure Skin Face Wash in Normal Combination - Wonder Eye Cream - Balancing Face Moisturiser - Rose Otto Intensive lip salve
Although I have not tried any of the Balance Me range yet, I really like the sound of it being free of all nasties and has many natural ingredients. Its also made in the UK (founded by two English sisters) I like to support home grown businesses. I think some of these have been in beauty boxes in the past? If you have had tried them I would like to hear your comments!