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!