Friday, 6 July 2012

August 2012 Magazine Freebies

OK, I admit it, I am a magazine FREAK! I spend sooo much money on magazines its silly. But there is nothing more satisfying then curling up on the sofa with a cuppa and flicking through the glossy pages (although I am a fan of the new matte style of company magazine!)
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!


26 comments:

  1. I love a good magazine freebie! I'd really like to try the St.Tropez one! x

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    1. You should, this sample is a good size too

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  2. Oh you have so gorgeous freebies in magazines..we only have those tiny little samples sometimes :( xx

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    1. Thats what we used to have in the UK but they are much larger now and great brands too

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  3. I've bought Glamour with Balance Me Face Wash! Can't wait to try!May have return for Moisturiser! x

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    1. oooh let me know what you think of it :-)

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  4. Oooh love freebies!!

    xoxo
    mloescloset.blogspot.com

    Great GIVE AWAY at my blog!

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  5. It has killed me not buying any of these! I want all the freebies! Damn 100 Day Challenge xo

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    1. Well done you, really dont think I could do it!

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  6. I agree, magazine freebies are getting loads better! The only one that doesn't interest me is the St Tropez! xoxo

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    1. It shows that the freebies are much better when there is only one you are not interested in!

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  7. WOOOOOW - those are some pretty good freebies!!

    Wish magazines in my country came with the same freebies! - We usually don't get any, unless they are real crap :(

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh we don't get any freebies :-(

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  9. I know what you mean about mags, half my money used to go on them! Now I'm living in South Africa, they don't really do freebies that I've noticed, and I can't afford to be buying the UK versions each month...... although I have spent £5 on Company for the last 2 months as there's nothing like that here!

    http://justmeedee.blogspot.com/

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  10. I have tried a Balance Me body wash and I got on extremely well with it. Lots of freebies that are good but I just couldn't justify buying them all :( I did have a spurlge and buy Marie Claire and Glamour in June though :) xx

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  11. Great post on all the freebies. Need that Rose otto lip stuff - sounds lush!

    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com

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  12. The Balance Me Rose Otto lip salve is amazing, you should try that too ;-) x

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  13. Great post! I bought some of the magazines yesterday and did a post on them, I love the rose otto lip balm they are giving away in glamour and the St Tropez tan has a nice smell to it.

    If you want to see the reviews on the freebies heres the link :http://concealandcover.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/august-magazines.html

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    1. oooh I will have a look now!

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  14. I never find freebies in magazines! I always find it so odd when people do these posts, but they must be doing them in some places! Crazy! It is a brilliant idea though, especially if you were planning on purchasing the magazine anyways :)

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