My goodness, June really is the month to buy magazines. There are freebies bursting at the seams! I don’t think I came across a single magazine without something free with it, and as a result I wasn’t able to buy them all this month. Shockingly, I do sometimes restrain myself! Despite this, I did take a quick snap of all of the ones I didn’t buy, just so I could keep you all posted.
Elle were offering a free Rodial fake tan tube. Fake tan looks ridick on me so I rarely partake, but the girl next to me in the shop was getting very excited, so this seems to be a good brand. If you’re about to hit the beach, stock up on a cheap fake tan here!
Essentials magazine (I’ll be honest- I’d never heard of it) are this month offering a free mini Dirty Works body butter. This offer is exclusive to Sainsbury’s, which isn’t a huge shock considering that Dirty Works is (I’m pretty sure) a Sainsbury’s brand. They’re nice products, though, kind of similar to Soap and Glory if that floats your boat. It does mine!
With Cosmopolitan you can choose from one of three pairs of sunglasses, and as a bonus you also get a packet of Smints and a tube of Mentoes. Added bonus- Isla Fisher is on the cover! Love her!
Again with the sunglasses, this time free with Tatler, a magazine I don’t think I’ve ever bought. As a result, I have little to say here. Sunglasses. Tatler. Boom.
Continuing with the tradition of magazines I’ve never bought we have Harper’s Bazarr, who are offering something rather hard to resist- a Leighton Denny polish duo. These are similar to the new Revlon polishes Emma Stone has been flashing, a colour on one side and an embellishment on the other, and are just lush looking.
Righto, so that’s it with the magazines I didn’t buy, now onto the ones I did get!
I’ll start with Company, who were offering one of three mini makeup bags in spots, stripes or flowers. I went with the black and white stripes- keep it simple.
It’s small, sweet and simple- made by Company themselves, so it’s not too flash. I use it to stash a mini amount of makeup at the boyfs house and it does the job perfectly. A bit boring this one- more exciting really is Nina Dobrev on the cover. She’s just fabulous!!!!
Next up we have something a little more exciting from In Style, who have cut the price of their magazine to £2.50 this month as well as giving away a tube of Neal’s Yard face cream.
It’s called Power Berry Daily Moisture- a day cream full of super fruits that’s meant to boost your anti-aging power. Can’t be bag, plus it smells lush- a win all round from me!
Marie Claire caused me a great deal of excitement by giving away an adorable mini Ciate nail caviar kit.
I love the whole nail caviar trend, so I was all over this one. It’s a soft, camel shade called Shooting Star, with gold and pearlescent beads called Cookies and Cream. Adorable!
I actually wasn’t overly impressed with the coverage of the colour polish. This was two coats, and as you can see it’s rather patchy.
The beads, on the other hand, were stunning- I may even go as far as to say they are my favourite ever nail beads! Gorgeous!
A total win of a freebie from Marie Claire- I recommend three coats of the colour, though, and don’t skip the base coat!
As an added bonus, they were also offering a mini Oral B toothpaste.
This toothpaste, the Pro Expert one, is actually the paste I already use, so I was ecstatic to have it for travelling purposes. Highly recommended!
Next up is Red magazine. Try and get it in Tesco as it’s half price, only £2, but the freebie should be available everywhere- it’s a tube of Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm.
I totally love the idea of this, but I haven’t actually got round to using it yet. I used to be obsessed with radiance balm, though, and I love Elemis, so I think I’ll be smitten all over again.
Finally we have my favourite magazine AND my favourite freebie- Glamour! They were offering a choice of products from the brand Model Co, and you could choose from an eyeliner, lipliner, 2 shades of lipgloss or a mascara. As I so often do, I went with the mascara.
It’s called Fibre Lash Extend, a name that totally worked on a gimmick lover like me as I had images of fibres swirling in the formula and sticking to my lashes. It did actually look that way when I inspected the brush- you can see little fibres sticking off it!
As it was, I really liked this mascara, but I didn’t adore it. don’t get me wrong- it’s awesome, and you actually could see the fibres building your lashes up, but I just have some others that I like more.
It’s very volumous though, and dark, and it’s managed to make its way to the top of my current faves. I haven’t tried the other freebies obviously, but I feel like the mascara is the best choice!
Phew! So there we have it, all the goodies you can bag this month! Thank heavens for the summer hols, and all the mags competing with each other to grab the attention of duty free shoppers- it makes summer all that brighter for those of us stuck at home! Did you love the nail caviar too? Which Glamour gift did you pick? Let me know!