13 July 2011

Magazine freebies a-go-go

Wowsa. This summer we’ve seen a bumper crop of beautilicious magazine freebies coming our way. The obscure chick-lit paperbacks, teeny tiny vest-tops and flimsy carry-all bags of previous years have, mostly, been conspicuous in their absence and instead, the fashion mags have been really treating us with gorgeous beauty products that we – gasp! – actually want to own. As I rummaged through my make up bag yesterday I was amazed by how much free loot I’ve picked up in the last month or so. Check out my stash!

Here’s what I got and where I got it:

August InStyle magazine: I opted for these two eye definers from The Body Shop in Black and French Navy, but there was also a mascara on offer. I do read InStyle on occasion but I would have skipped this issue without the freebies because Nicole Scherzinger bores me and so does this particular cover.

July issue of Red magazine: I was tempted to buy 3 copies of the mag to snap up the coral, pinkish nude and red glosses on offer from Jemma Kidd, but with heroic willpower (and less than heroic purse contents), I restrained myself and just picked up the limited edition red, created just for this giveaway. I’m big-time impressed with the gloss and with the magazine - Red is my new favourite montly read. Thanks to Kirstie from the amazeballs beaut.ie for the recommendation!

August issue of Marie Claire: I picked up this free Ciaté lipgloss in the nude shade, St Barts – it was also available in Ibiza, a hot pink. I’ve only worn this once but it was quite thick and I wasn’t overly impressed; if I’d paid the advertised £9 value (or the euro equivalent) I would be quite disappointed.

July issue of Glamour: Glamour do good giveaways and this one was no exception, a free mini sized High Beam, Benetint or Posietint from Benefit were all on offer. I went for Posietint but it’s a choice I regret it because it’s almost invisible on my cheeks, especially with a tan. I’m a fan of both the other products though (and on a side note, cannot wait to try out Cha Cha tint).

Have you scored any fab freebies of late?
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