Magazine Freebie Time

There’s been a drought since the summer but it’s magazine freebie time again! With winter imminent we all need a good hand cream, or two.

Pick up November’s copy of Instyle Magazine £3.70 with Rosamund Pike on the cover and bag FREE Cowshed  Hand Cream worth £8. There’s two to choose from – Cow Pat Moisturising and Cow Slip Soothing. I opted for the Cow Pat with essential oils of grapefruit and coriander – that’s right, the curry herb! But don’t be put off it smells gorgeous and feels divine.

Grab November’s Marie Claire Magazine £3.60 with Reese Witherspoon on the cover and receive a free L’Occitane Hand Cream 30ml worth £7.50. There’s four to collect, the original Shea Butter hand cream and three limited edition designs. They’re thick, rich, creamy and super moisturising.

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Magazine Freebies GALORE

I do love a good magazine. I’d say I’m a habitual glossy mag buyer, even if  I don’t have time to  read them, I still can’t resist tearing them off the shelves. That said I’ve been a little better recently, weaning myself off the weekly’s and sticking mainly to my top monthly’s (Glamour, Instyle and Elle).

All that, of course, goes out of the window in the summer months when our wonderful magazines are throwing freebies at us.  We’ve all been there, in the airport stockpiling canvas bags, sunglasses, lotions and potions. Clearly I don’t need much of an incentive to buy a mag, so stick a free REISS top on the front and I’m sold….

Yep, you heard me, buy July’s edition of Elle Magazine (in shops now £3.80) with the super-hot Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the cover and receive a free limited edition Reiss vest top. Designed exclusively by Garance Doré with 4 colours to choose from. I picked up the beige.

 

Of course it’s made on the cheap and it’s quite thin but it’s not a bad effort and will look great layered under or over another top. It is however quite small, beware they market these tops as one size fits all but I’d say this is an 8.

Here’s just some of my magazine loot I’ve picked up in the last year…

 

As the freebie season is upon us, keep your eyes peeled on the news stands, here are some worth watching out for.

Jemma Kidd Lipglosses with Red

This one’s already out and flying off the shelves fast. Red Magazine (Cat Deeley on the front) are giving away full size Jemma Kidd glosses, worth £14, available in three colours a coral, light pink and a red.

Benefit Make up in Glamour

Watch out for Glamour magazine, out  June 9th for some free benefit  High Beam, Benetint and Posietint. Beware, unlike previous Glamour/Benefit collaborations, these are not full size products. The free samples are Approx. 4 mls, around a third of the regular size. Still, not a bad deal considering they retail between £18.50 and £23.50 for 12-13mls.

Body Shop gift voucher with Instyle

Pick up July’s edition of Instyle magazine for a free £5 Body Shop voucher. Out June 9th.

Also this month you can pick up a free full size Inika Mineral Eye liner or Inika Mineral Eyeshadow with Marie Claire Magazine and an £11 Leighton Denny Nail Polish with Harpers Bazaar magazine (£4.20).

Cue a rush to the newsagents.

Valentine’s Day 2011 Beauty Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and love (apparently) in the air, now is the time to discover the gorgeous beauty gifts we really want this Valentine’s day.

Sorry Men, but  we really don’t want petrol station flowers or giant heart shaped boxes of chocolates this year, and tacky underwear from Anne Summers, do you really think we don’t realise that’s a gift for you and you alone. Ladies,  whether you’re single or just can’t trust the man in your life to come up trumps, here are some heavenly scented products that might help cushion the blow.

Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Skin Care Gift Set

Nothing says I love you like a bit of luxury, and few do it better than super brand Molton Brown. Combining the fragrant oils of African ginger, patchouli and Reunion Island pink pepper, this luxurious skin care duo from will leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

Presented in a lovely gift box, the set contains:

  • Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower (300ml): this bodywash cleanses your skin, helps to protect it from environmental pollutants and reawakens your energy
  • Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Body Lotion (200ml): with pink pepperpod extract and essential oil of Brazilian peppertree, this warm, sweet and deeply spiced, lotion will nourish and hydrate your skin

Available form John Lewis £35

 

Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner Pots

I know it’s sterotypical but girls do love pink, creams and pots – and this wonder product contains all 3.

This protective emollient balm formulated with SPF 15, gives a sheer wash of colour and an all-natural sheen. Conditions lips, locks in moisture. Contains Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Extract, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamins A and E.

Keeps your lips soft and kissable, just in case he deserves to touch them this Valentine’s Day; the pot looks pretty cute in your bag too.  Available in 3 colours, I’d recommend Petting Pink.

£11 online and at mac counters

 

Horny Cow Seductive Bath & Body Oil from Cowshed

For something cheeky, check out Cowshed’s Horny Cow range.

Treat that special someone to a Valentine’s massgae and Get frisky with Horny Cow’s Seductive sensual bath & massage oil

Bath & Massage Oil is a floral, spicy blend that evokes your sensuality and passion with rose absolute, and essential oils. Men, when will you realise, if you put some effort in, you might get something in return!

Available online at COWSHED £20 100ml

 

Soap and Glory Breakfast scrub

Don’t skip…THE BREAKFAST SCRUB™ Oat, Shea Butter & Sugar Body Smoother. But be warned, this product should carry a health warning! With scents of Banana, Almond, Honey and golden sugar , you’ll literally want to eat it, not rub it in. For the perfect start to your day Slather yourself in this wonderfully thick and luxurious products to leave skin soft and sparkling.

You’ll smell so sweet you’ll be fighting them off.

£9.45 for 300ml at Boots.

 

L’Occitane Cherry blossom discovery collection

Relax and indulge with this pampering cherry blossom discovery collection from L’Occitane. The rejuvenating and luxurious properties makes this a truly indulgent and pampering set that is perfect for a little you time! This cherry blossom discovery collection from L’Occitane features soap, shower gel, body lotion, hand cream and shea hand cream.

Available online at Debenhams and L’Occitane stores £17.

Treat yourself if no one else will…