Sunday, 6 December 2015

The Best of December Magazine Freebies


It would not be a lie to say that around a quarter of my make up collection is magazine freebies. Furthermore, at least 80% of these are either Clinique or Benefit. Now those figures are out of the way, you can probably imagine how excited I was to see what Glamour and Elle magazine were offering in their December issues. 

Let's start with Elle, because the Benefit release was something quite spectacular: a brand new product available for purchase 9 weeks before it actually launches. Hands down to Benefit, they do produce a few of the best mascaras in my opinion, I have previously loved the Roller Lash and the They're Real, so I was eager to try the latest edition to their They're Real range. As expected, this mascara primer works a treat, I tend to wear it on it's own to create a more natural, brown lash look. I hope to purchase the full size, so keep your eyes peeled for a more in depth review. 

Glamour magazine's December issue was one to engrave a smile into my face. Not only did the fabulous Tanya Burr rock the front cover, but the company offered a range of four different Clinique freebies. Typical me grabbed one of each, justifying my decision with the thought that I was supporting Tanya. Anyway, I have been extremely impressed with all four products: the moisturiser is my go-to one on a daily basis (which saved me a few pounds of having to buy a full size), the mascara can be layered to create a very full-eye effect and both lipsticks have a great colour pay off, especially the red one. 

Have any of you picked up these issues? 

12 comments:

  1. ooh these look fab! I need to keep my eye out to see if I can pick up any of these soon! x

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  2. Great post! :)

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  3. Oh wow, these are really interesting! I love those lipstick, they do an amazing job! Thanks for sharing!

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    Tamara xxx

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  4. OMG!!!!!! I need to pick up elle, I love these types of posts.

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  5. I love when magazines have amazing goodies like these in them! How amazing! XO

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  6. These look awesome!! I love the look of the Clinque lipsticks. Great post!
    xo Kiki
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  7. You all are so lucky, we get nada with magazines in the states, BUT that red lipstick is lush!

    Chelsey | www.chelseythornton.com

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  8. These look amazing! I love the Clinique products!
    Fashion Soup

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  9. I really wanted the nude lipstick but didn't manage to find it anywhere! Such amazing freebies though and of course I love Tanya too!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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  11. They did some pretty decent freebies this month! I made sure to pick up the red Clinique lipstick, and I love it so much! Can see me buying a full size in the future. ^_^

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  12. That's actually a good tip...nothing worse than spending £££s on a high-end product that fails to do what it says on the tin. I spend so much time reading online magazines/blogs, totally forgot about the originals lol.

    But yes, Benefit really do excel when it comes to mascaras - I always go back to their Bad Gal mascara!

    Stunning blog by the way :)

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