Saturday, 13 April 2013

uk magazine freebies - april 2013

I think that it's fair to say that we're spoilt for choice this month when it comes to magazine free gifts, it seems that every single fashion magazine in my local newsagent has some form of free gift attached to it! Luckily I managed to restrain myself, and I only bought one - is it just me or are the prices of magazines getting higher? I swear that they never used to be so expensive...
I picked up a copy of this month's Red magazine (£4), which has a choice of three skincare products from Aromatherapy Associates. I got a 50ml Hydrating Rose Face Mask that's worth £17, but there's also a 30ml Hydrating Triple Rose Renewing Moisturiser (worth £29!) or a 30ml Hydrating Renewing Rose Cleanser. In the magazine there's also a sniff of Calvin Klein's Euphoria, and a sachet of Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup foundation.

With InStyle (£3.80) there's a 50ml Cowshed body butter, the Slender Cow Extra Firming Body Butter and is apparently worth £10.

Cosmopolitan (£3.60) is offering a 50ml version of Phil Smith's Argan Oil cream, and Company's (£2) free gift is a dual-ended mascara by their own brand, I didn't manage to get a good look at it but I think that one end is supposed to be lengthening and the other volumizing. I've mentioned how much I loved their own brand eyeliner in my march favourites, perhaps their mascara will be as good - I'm planning to buy the magazine, so here's hoping!

Ciate have teamed up with Marie Claire (£3.80) to offer two of their nail polish shades, Sand Dune, a metallic gold and Pocket Money which is a dark pink nude. Truthfully neither of the shades appealed to me enough to warrant getting them, but if you're drawn to either I'd say to definitely snap them up as both are full size and are worth around £9.


  1. I snapped up the Marie Claire with the nude shade. It'd be silly for me to pick up Red for the freebies as I'm allergic to rose, haha x

  2. I got this face mask too! Can't wait to try it :)
    I think I'll probably end up picking up Marie Claire, love Ciate polishes!

    Jesss xo

  3. Ooh the face mask sound lovely xx

  4. I love freebie season for the magazines, quite a few of these have caught my eye, I especially want to get In Style and the Cowshed products!

    Jo x