I got sucked into the Glamour magazine freebie thing and sauntered into my local newsagent, picking up three copies of Glamour at £2 each with little hassle, and in the process bagging myself a full size Benefit Eye Bright, Bad Gal Eyeliner and It Stick concealer.
I also bought Red magazine which I have never read before for a free Jemma Kidd lip gloss, then later on an Elle magazine for a free leopard print bag:
Can I just first say that magazines are EXPENSIVE. When did this happen? £3.70 for most of the glossy women’s magazines, slightly less for Glamour and Company, slightly more for Vogue.
I can’t help but compare with the books in the Bestseller list (and literary fiction section!) that are only about £3.50 from Amazon with free shipping. I think a book might last longer and improve the vocabulary….
Any who, would you believe that I don’t have any of these Benefit items in my collection!?
It was very easy for me to pick the magazines up (I’ve noticed that Glamour is sold out everywhere now) so there wasn’t much excitement.
I flicked through the magazine during my lunch then gave copies to the receptionist and a colleague at work (strangely enough, no one said thank you…I didn’t pick them up for free girls) and my aunt.
The pencils – an eye brightener, a concealer and a black eye pencil. I got them for fun more than anything, just to try them out and pass on if I don’t fancy them much.
One thing I have learnt from this is that I don’t get much readable value out of magazines any more and I don’t just mean women’s magazine. I can find everything I need online and its current, varied, uncensored and ever evolving.
Anyway – did you manage to get your hands on the pencils?