Wednesday, 6 March 2013

News: Freebies with April 2013 Glamour and Cosmopolitan UK Mags!

Hello dolls,

So I may or may not be a wee late in talking about this, but I've been browsing through the magazine stands lately and noticed that a few magazines are giving out freebies with their April issue of the respective magazines!
 
Here's the ones I bought.
 
 
 


Cosmopolitan's April Issue comes with Elemis Skincare freebies, and there are three to choose from:-
 
 
 
 
- Elemis Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser 25ml (worth £10; full sized 50ml costs £19.99)
- Elemis Skin Clear Mattifying Moisturiser 25ml (worth £10; full sized 50ml costs £19.99)
- Elemis Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm 10ml (this is a full sized product worth £7.99)
 
I've always looked at Elemis products whenever I'm in Superdrug but have never bought anything from Elemis because the prices are a bit steep IMO. However, since the magazine was £3.60 and it came with an Elemis freebie (I would only consider buying Cosmopolitan magazine when there's a freebie thrown in, otherwise, it's a bit expensive for a magazine and I stick to more affordable ones like Glamour), I thought this would be a good chance for me to try their products out. I also had a coupon to get £2 off April's Cosmopolitan which I found from the free Cosmo on Campus magazine distributed around university, so I only ended up paying £1.60 for this magazine- all the more worth it! The product I chose among the three Elemis products is:-
 
 
  
 
I chose the Mattifying Moisturiser since the warmer months are coming up, and I thought it would be great if this could help reduce the amount of shine on my face.
 
Now onto Glamour magazine...
 
 
 
 
There are four Percy & Reed haircare products to choose from with April's issue of Glamour magazine, and again, this is a great way to try out Percy & Reed's products because these range of haircar products sit on the higher end of the price scale (which normally means it's out of my budget). Glamour mag this month costs £2, so with a freebie included, it really is quite a bargain. The products that you can choose from here are:-
 
- Percy & Reed Colour & Shine Shampoo 100ml (250ml bottle of this product costs £14)
- Percy & Reed Colour & Shine Conditioner 100ml (250ml bottle of this product costs £16)
- Percy & Reed Finishing Polish 100ml (full sized 125ml costs £10)
- Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil for Fine Hair 30ml (worth £7; full sized 60ml costs £14)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Okay, so I went a bit crazy and bought two magazines with different freebies, and the ones I chose are the Volumising No Oil Oil for Fine Hair and the Finishing Polish. I do have fine hair, so the Volumising No Oil Oil really appealed to me. I have already tested it out once and I really like it! I may just have to pop out to go get another! Hee! =D I have not tried the Finishing Polish yet but it claims to smooth and tame unruly hair and frizz, so I'm rather keen on trying this too as I do have frizz and small curls which just jut out everywhere and look rather unkempt at times.
 
So those are the freebies included with magazines that I got this month. Another magazine which I did not purchase but which is also giving out a freebie is the Marie Claire April issue, which is giving out a free full sized (50ml) Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream worth £10, so if that interests you, you can go have a look at it! Also, Good Housekeeping's April issue has a full sized Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream (50ml) which retails for £10. I am very pleased with these freebies especially since I do tend to buy magazines on a monthly basis (especially Glamour), and added goodies never hurt! Also, if these interest you, do go get a copy for yourself quick since some places are sold out of these magazines already (especially Glamour - again)!
 
Have you purchased any of the magazines with freebies this month? Do you like the product included with the magazine? =D
 
xx Amanda

17 comments:

  1. Omg i must check these out! IM interested in the finishing hair polish...however im unclear about what it actually does to the hair? what does it do and how do you use it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yea do check them out - they're pretty good bargains! =) According to what I read on the Perct & Reed website, the finishing polish helps to smooth, control and groom unruly hair and frizz. It also apparently helps to add definition and hold to the hair. I haven't tried it yet so I can't say if it works or not.=)

      Delete
  2. It's really inspiring blog! Love at the first sight <3
    Wanna follow each other with GFC? Please let me know :)

    sausanhanifah.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's really inspiring blog! Love at the first sight <3
    Wanna follow each other with GFC? Please let me know :)

    sausanhanifah.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Glad you like my blog. =) Of course we can follow each other. =D

      Delete
  4. I love magazine freebies! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful magazines ;)


    I'm following you already ! would you like to follow me back? www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello! Thanks for the follow - have followed you back. =)

      Delete
  6. oh how awesome it is to receive free cosmetic items!
    thanks for the love hon, I'm following you now :)
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep it definitely is! Thank you dear. =)

      Delete
  7. I got the finishing polish last year.. It's sitting unused.. :r I wanted the conditioner or something else but meh.
    Want the Elemis ones!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no.. you did not like the finishing polish? I've tried it twice and find it to be not bad so far.. Yea go get the Elemis ones! =D

      Delete
  8. Hey dear!
    I like your posts sweety! I like your blog a lot! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Check out my blog if you have a free minute :)Would you like to follow each other?xx
    Wish you a nice week!
    VIEWRAMA

    my
    fashion blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi viewrama! Thank you! =) Glad you like my blog. I've checked out yours and like it too- love the outfit posts. Of course we can follow each other. Just let me know. =)

      Delete
  9. Great post amanda :) I've just picked up the Cosmopolitan and got the Elemis lip balm with it and i LOVE it :)

    www.lisa-cequejaime.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Lisa! Oh yes I saw the lip balm too and was so tempted to get it but have been trying to budget- am extra tempted now after knowing you like it! Hee! =D

      Delete
  10. Love the post!

    I'm a COSMOPOLITAN fan!

    Would you like to follow each other sweety?

    Keep in touch!
    Kisses
    Patri
    http://www.siemprehayalgoqueponerse.com/

    ReplyDelete

Please do comment, it brightens my day! I appreciate all thoughts and feedback and want to hear from you on what I can improve! Thanks! =D