Looking like a nutter for the sake of beauty – July’s Glossies

Today is the day. Yes, you guessed it, magazine day. July’s glossy magazines have a whole host of amazing “freebies” that is driving even the biggest glossy haters to the local newsagent. Who can really say no to a high end product for £3.80? Or travel sized products for £2? I certainly can’t. So today I ventured out to a couple shops and bought an armful of some of the most sought after literature out there.

Here are the magazines and goodies I’ve procured (so far):

Glamour magazine (£2 each copy)

With Benefit’s: Porefessional (one of my favourites), That Gal and Bad Gal Lash (travel sized)

InStyle (£3.80)

Instyle and Body Shop

With Body Shop’s Eye Definers in Black and French Navy (full size)

Marie Claire (£3.70)

With Ciaté’s Jelly Bean nail polish (full size) – which will go really nicely with L’Oreal’s Caresse in Impulsive Fuchsia

Red (£3.90)

With Jemma Kidd Black Eyeliner (full size)

I know it seems crazy that I just spent over £20 on magazines and bought three of the same but look at the value for money. I have at least £45 worth of products – some are favourites, some are new to me.

I’m not against glossy magazines, I see them as entertainment rather than advise or social suppressors but that’s another topic for another time. I am slightly against the fact that there is a choice of products and thus sale numbers are inflated and inaccurate – placing value on the materialistic side of things rather than content – but who am I kidding? I’m still going to buy extra copies if I want the product, I’d be crazy not to.

So who else has purchased this months glossies to get their hands on these goodies?

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17 thoughts on “Looking like a nutter for the sake of beauty – July’s Glossies

  1. Tracey says:

    I’m planning to buy another copy of Glamour! It’s about 20 quid for a set of 3 travel sizes, so it’s a bargain!

  2. Tracey says:

    I also bought Tatler, which is a terrible magazine, for free sunglasses. (And there’s a free vest with Elle…)

    • I’m feeling less bad about Glamour now. Everyone seems to be buying multiple (imagine their spike in sales this month!). I was tempted by Tatler and Elle but I have so many of both freebies and I just couldn’t bring myself to buy them haha.

  3. Got Marie Carie for Bon Bon nail varnish, such a pretty colour! Planning to get Glamour but I’ve been ordered to only get one so I’m deciding which one now.

    • But they’re only £2 haha. From my experience, I know that I’ll personally use the Porefessional more because I use it almost everyday. I want to get the other Ciaté colours now. I feel a bit bad for wasting so much paper =s

  4. Tracey says:

    Take the to your local doctor or hospital! I drop mine at local cafes to share.

  5. Ahhh I want all of these! Especially the Glamour magazines, I want to try Benefit’s Porefessional. 🙂 Going on the hunt for them this weekend, if there’s any left 😉 xx

  6. Diane says:

    After my failed attempt to get some Benefit goodies yesterday ( in Eason’s- kind of like Whsmith ) because the copies haven’t arrived yet – Jennifer Lopez was still smiling at me on the cover rather annoyingly may I add :). So I went home really depressed. Decided to try my local newsagent this morning and hey presto I’m the happiest girl on the planet. I got 2 Porefessional minimiser and 1 Bad Gal Lash mascara. Greedy? Very 🙂 haha but it doesn’t end there as I’m going back for 1 more Porefessional. My beauty addiction is never going to end. Sigh 😉

  7. I got 3 Glamours (2 POREfessionals and a That Gal), 1 Instyle (for the eyeliner like you) and 1 Marie Claire (got the Bon Bon colour) such good freebies I didn’t care how crazy the lady serving me thought I was! And my husband saw the good side of it too… in fact I think his words were ‘you are a thrifty one aren’t you…’ don’t you love understanding partners?!

    • Love it! Mine was a bit skeptical when he first saw the pile of duplicate magazines but when I told him what it all meant he was confused but impressed haha. I might get more cheeky POREfessionals too. It’s such good value for money!

  8. Haha excellent haul, want the glamour mags but can’t seem to find them anywhere!

  9. Becky says:

    I donate the other copies to friends, or my mums appreciative of them 🙂 I like the idea though of donating to Dr’s and dentists as I can see these going down well. I also got the Ciaté and the POREfessional and That Gal. I resisted the mascara as I tend to only used waterproofs. Great freebies this month but I must say Glamour always comes up trumps with their freebies!


    beckys makeup

  10. Laura says:

    I bought so many of these magazines too:) the person in the shop was looking at me like I was crazy xxx

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