Saturday, 11 June 2011

Magazine Freebies Galore!

This month is clearly the month for a bargain hunter. UK mags are becoming increasingly savvy with their free gifts, especially with beauty products. No longer do we get a no-name brand green glittery eyeliner that was a favourite back in the day with Just Seventeen. Instead we are treated to full size, on trend actually usuable products!



This month, we are being treated to a full size Leighton Denny Polish with Harper's Bazaar. Worth £11 and in 3 gorgeous shades, this is definitely worth the £4.20 price tag for the mag (which is fabulous anyway). I picked up Viva La Diva, a gorgeous cool red but the other 2 shades Do Me a Flavour (orange) and Supermodel (greige) are super pretty too. You can see some fab swatches of them over on A Vain Woman. Even if you bought all 3 mags, that's still only £12.60 for £33 worth of polish.

My other fave is the Jemma Kidd lipgloss, worth £14 with Red Magazine. Again, 3 shades to choose from. I picked up the coral shade, but there is a red shade created exclusively for the magazine & a lovely nude shade too (which I might go back for...).


Also, there are a 4ml size of Benefit's Posy Tint, High Beam or Benetint with Glamour (which is £2!). The full size products are from around £18 - £25 depending on what you buy and are usually around a 12ml size.

Finally, with Marie Claire UK, there is a choice of a Inika mineral eyeshadow or eye pencil. The mag states that together, the 2 products are worth £23.50 & MC was about £4.


A couple of people on Twitter had asked what the eyeshadow was like, so here are a couple of swatches. The shade is Gunmetal. The base colour appears to be a lovely soft grey-ish taupe-y purple with an overlay of high shine light grey. Really pretty & I'm glad I didn't overlook this one!





  1. I ended up buying 3 Glamour Mags but if i had realised about the leighton denny offer I would have been more picky with my Benefit goodies!! x

  2. Ooo the eyeshadow is so pretty, definitely picking that up. Thanks for the swatch. x

  3. Instyle have a £5 Bodyshop giftcard, and its £2 instead of it's normal price!

  4. Love the shadow... its so... faerish? jajaja

  5. I did a post yesterday about the magazine freebies :) I bought three glamour mags, Marie Claire eye shadow and Instyle Bodyshop Voucher :D

  6. I seen all these mags, but only ended up buying 3 Glamour Mags. :)

  7. That shadow is gooooorgeous!

  8. Can't find the shadow anywhere...just the liners left! I have bought so many magazines in the last week, one Red, 2 Glamour, 3 Harpers, Instyle for the Nails Inc...I'm sure there were more, but I'm currently drowning under the recycling pile!x