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? 


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

  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

  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

  7. You all are so lucky, we get nada with magazines in the states, BUT that red lipstick is lush!

    Chelsey |

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

  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

  10. Lovely Post! I have a new one up on my blog about my belly piercing :) care to take a look?xx

  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. ^_^

  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 :)

    – Lubna | The Digital Review


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