It was interesting seeing what everyone got from the Glamour magazine Benefit freebie thing this month.
It also seemed to me like people’s attitudes to women’s magazines have changed – people value the web more for up to date, relevant information and some people bought the magazines specifically for the freebies, not for the read.
So this got me thinking –
What magazines do you buy and read?
I used to be a magazine addict but these days I don’t have much time for it, and they’re fairly expensive to buy. I used to buy women’s magazines, photography magazines, design magazines etc.
I do get Make Up Artist Magazine on subscription (every issue is different, some are interesting, some are completely dull), and I occasionally buy LOOK because its cheaper and I like its easy to read format without any of the usual “Women’s dilemmas” rubbish. That’s one of the reasons I used to love Instyle, because they stuck to fashion and beauty but I find it a little dull these days.
I used to buy Allure from Borders (RIP Borders) but I did find it disturbing how there were ads for contraceptive pills throughout the magazine. Like, what? Go talk it through with your doctor!
Apart from that, I sporadically buy cooking magazines, like Delicious or BBC Good Food and if I am really desperate, I buy a Cat Magazine, or a Writer’s magazine, which is always, always uber dull.