Hello! I can't believe it, the first week of July has gone already, and this means 2 things to me: 1. it's halfway through my summer already! and 2. it's magazine week! I look forward to, and dread magazine week at the same time, whilst I love seeing what's featured this month and looking through all the new pretty pictures, magazines are getting bloody expensive! I actually cringe when I get to the checkout with my magazines now when the total comes to over £20, that's a lot of money for some monthly reading! So anyway, I've decided not to buy particular magazines every month just out of habit, but only buy them when they're featuring something I'm interested in, boring, I know, but I need to start saving some more money, I'm a student!
This month's magazines have been particularly exciting, mainly because of the great freebies that have come with all of them, which is exactly what I'm here to write about!
Free in Glamour magazine (£2): one of four different balance Me. sample size products including, daily essentials
pure skin face wash skin-balancing cleanser, extra care wonder eye cream, daily essentials balancing face moisturiser and treatments rose otto intensive lip salve.
Free in Marie Claire magazine (£3.70): one of three different full size Avon mascaras including, super extend extreme mascara, super curlacious mascara, and super shock max mascara.
Free in ELLE magazine (£3.90): one of two different sample size St. Tropez gradual tan everyday moisturiser in either light medium or medium dark.
Free in Harper's Bazaar (£4.20): one of two different half size Neom organic hand cream including, inspiration violet chamomile and cedarwood, and complete bliss moroccan blush rose.
Free in Red magazine (£3.90): Ren clean skincare sample set including veitiver v7 hand and body cream, active 7 radiant eye gel, and hydra-calm global protection day cream.
I've been so impressed with this month's magazine freebies, and yes, I did buy some duplicate magazines just so that I could collect some of the different freebies, but why not?! It's a great opportunity to try new products for free, and the cost of a duplicate magazine is up to £4.20, which is cheaper than buying the product so it worked out well! One thing I will say though, is that I don't seem to have been able to find a copy of ELLE that has the light/medium St. Tropez tan, or a Glamour magazine that has the rose otto lip salve, very odd! I've hunted high and low but I won't stop looking, hopefully I'll be able to find some before the end of the month, has anyone else had this problem though??
As usual, I'm keeping this post short and just showing what's available/what I got, and I'll follow up in the near future with reviews etc! I'm thinking about making this sort of post a regular monthly feature, maybe? I'm not sure yet.
Did anyone else pick up any of this month's magazine freebies? Which ones did you go for?