Tuesday, 10 July 2012

July Magazine Freebies: Avon, MissGuided, Balance Me, St.Tropez

Hey girls! 
& Guys....maybe?

Hope you've all had a decent start to the working week! Shame about this awful weather we've been having isn't it? I dunno about you, but when I wake up and its tipping it down with rain, it instantly makes me put my alarm on snooze and want to stay in bed! Where IS our summer?! :( 


Anyway, onto what I'm here to ramble about. I wanted to share with you my findings in the magazine aisles this month. We all know how great the magazine freebies were last month, this month to me, isn't so great, but still some really good freebies to be had! 



Marie Claire
Marie Claire magazine have teamed up with Avon this month to bring us a choice of 3 fantastic mascaras! I chose the Super Curlacious - Curling mascara, as I saw it had the 'spoon' shaped brush, which I've come to love in mascara's lately!! I've tried it out, and I love it. I'll definitely be using the rest of it. I'm even planning on doing a separate review on it for you. 

The other mascara's on offer are the Super Extend Extreme - Lengthening mascara, and the Super Shock Max - Volumising mascara. I might go and treat myself to the other two even if it is just to try them out.The magazine costs just £3.70, and considering each of the mascara's are worth around £10 each. This is great value, and as I say, I'm loving the one I chose!




ELLE

ELLE magazine have brought us a fantastic freebie from St.Tropez this month, in the form of their Gradual Tan Everyday Moisturiser. I picked up the tan in shade medium/dark, as this is the normal fake tan shade I would wear. However they also have the light/medium shade in the magazines. I have heard great things about St.Tropez but can't bring myself to pay their normal prices. However, with the magazine costing just £3.90 I thought hey, why not give it a go... I just hope I don't like it too much that I feel the need to pay the usual price of around £15 a bottle for it! 




Glamour
Glamour magazine have joined up with balance Me. this month to bring us 4 different freebies from their skincare range. I've actually picked up all 4 copies because they are at the fantastic price of just £2 each!

I actually have a subscription to Glamour, so I got my copy just before the beginning of this month, the item I got was the Rose Otto Intensive Lip Balm. Unfortunately I was disappointed with this, I found the smell disgusting, and also once I put it on my lips I accidentally tasted it, and it was vile, I spent ages trying to get the taste of flowers out my mouth! However it did instantly make my lips feel smoother and it was quite soothing.

I'm still looking forward to trying out the other 3 products, which include Pure Skin Face Wash, Balancing Face Moisturiser & the Wonder Eye CreamEach product is worth £11-12, so I definitely say you should try them out for just £2 :)



Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan have teamed up with Missguided this month to bring us a choice of 3 bright beautiful summery nail varnishes! Now if you read my blog regularly you will know I have a serious obsession with nail varnish, so I love these freebies.

The magazine is actually £3.50, but each nail polish is worth £5. So although it isn't a great saving, its still worth a shot? I actually chose Missmatch which is an orange colour, mainly down to the fact I have tonnes of pinks, and I don't particularly like yellow! I love the pretty packaging and the bottle, and can't wait to try it out on my nails! :) The other two shades available are Misstify(Pink) and Misslead(Yellow). I'm unsure whether to get these yet, I'll see how I feel about the one I've already got first.




Have you got your hands on any of these magazines yet this month? What's your favourite?









41 comments:

  1. I've got 3 of the balance Me products which I quite like and I really want to try out the orange nail varnish! Looks so pretty :) And I might even try and find the volumising mascara, looks like a great deal :) Great post! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've bought the other two nail varnishes since I posted this, and I love them all, definitely recommend the orange one, its a gorgeous "summery" colour :) xx

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  2. The orange nail polish looks really pretty, I love frebbies :) aha http://ellie-rosee.blogspot.co.uk/ Ellie x

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  3. i seriously need to start buying magazines! i swear their gifts never used to be this good...and whenever I actually want to buy a magazine on the rare occasion, there are no samples/gifts going ha ha!

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    1. I've only recently took to buying magazines, after I noticed the great freebies last month! You should definitely get a couple :) xx

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    1. Thanks, I haven't yet tried them all out, but will be doing separate posts on them anyway eventually :) xx

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  5. I'm loving all the freebies that mags are doing lately :) I would say be careful with the mascaras though, I noticed that the Super Extend one I got is on sale on the Avon website for lower than the cost of the magazine!

    xxx

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    1. No way! That really sucks. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out in future :) xx

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  6. What amazing freebies!
    Thanks for checking my blog out, I love your blog too and am now a new follower (:

    http://risingsun-fashionbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much for replying and following back! :) xx

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  7. Jealous !
    You always get the best freebies with your magazines for 2 pounds.
    && When I go to the american book store [since the magazines in my country don't give away freebies]
    I always have to pay 8 - 10 euros -.-'
    Haha but I sometimes do go to the american book store because you do show the best freebies. [not that they have them all, didn't spot the benefit one last time]

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    1. I think the benefit ones were great last month! Hope you manage to get hold of some good mag freebies soon! :) xx

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  8. I got the balance me lip balm which I looove!! I mentioned you in my latest blog post by the way :) xo

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    1. Oh, I didn't like the lip balm unfortunately... I didn't like the smell and it tasted horrible! Thank you ever so much for mentioning my blog :) xx

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  9. Great post, I may have to invest in Elle for the St. Tropez! x

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    1. I still need to try the St.Tropez. I'm almost finished using my normal cheap St.Moriz mousse so I'll give it a go then! I'm expecting good things though haha xx

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  10. I think I'll have to buy Elle this month, not only for the St. Tropez goody but for the interview with Mila Kunis - I love her!
    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and for following, I'm now following you too :)

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    1. Lol well that's 2 good reasons to buy! & Mila Kunis is gorgeous! lol.

      Thank you for following back :) xx

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  11. These are incredible for magazine freebies, I'll definitely be on the lookout for them xx

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    1. The freebies past couple of months have been great! I hope they keep it up haha xx

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  12. I like posts like this :) I got the balance me lip balm! I'll be keeping my eye out for Elle magazine for the free St. Tropez its such a good freebie!

    Grace x

    http://littlefashionstudent.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. If you like the Balance me products I'd recommend the wonder eye cream too! I love it, really refreshing and soothing on my eyes! :) xx

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  13. Love the nail polish! Definitely going to get the St Tropez aswell! Great post :) xx
    Come and check out my MUA Undressed Giveaway!
    Beauty by Emma

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    1. Thank you, I would love to enter your giveaway but as I already have the undressed palette from MUA I won't be greedy haha! :) xx

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  14. Ooh gonna go try get the St Tropez tomorrow! Love the colour of the polish you got too x

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  15. This is amazing! I never buy magazines, but you're starting to convince me to try haha That mascara looks great!
    http://cofcorals.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I really love the mascara, I'm saving it for once I've used up my current one though! :) xx

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  16. I just love the colors of the nail polish.I have a blog about make up for teenagers.Folow me If you'd like and I'll follow back:)
    xoxo
    Adyna

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  17. cant believe you get freebies with magazine purchases! i dont think they do that where i live lol :(

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  18. It seems the magazines keep trying to entice us with these freebies x :-)

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  19. I love your blog! I am having a Julep Maven giveaway! Click here to enter if you're interested!

    -♡ Valerie Angel

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  20. wow magazine freebies! this month looks great!
    sadly i cant get them all ... :-/
    I just found your blog from the Friday blog hop!
    saying hi and now following you.
    your blog has a lot interesting posts to read.
    feel free to check out my blog, follow me if you would like to :)
    xx

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  21. I got the face cream from glamour, not keen on the smell but will still use it! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and will follow you back ;)
    X

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  22. Stopping by from the blog hop and following.

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  23. i picked up a couple of the glamour freebies too, but i really want the orange missguided nail varnish too! x

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