Sunday, 14 October 2012

Help! I'm Addicted to Magazine Freebies...

I told myself that I wouldn't buy any magazines with freebies this month, despite being very tempted by the L'Occitane hand cream with Marie Claire. No, I told myself, having three different hand creams already is enough, I don't need four (even if it's perfect handbag size...)! I was doing well and had avoided shops selling magazines. Then I had to go to Tesco as we had run out of puppy biscuits and the magazine section is right by the door as you walk in... I utterly failed.


So as well as puppy biscuits I came out of Tesco with Marie Claire (£3.70) and Cosmopolitan (£3.50), two magazines I don't normally bother to buy, though I do quite enjoy reading Marie Claire. With Marie Claire you get a limited edition L'Occitane hand cream (I got the Mango Flower scent) and a Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner. With Cosmopolitan there's a Missguided Lipsplash lipgloss (love this name!) in three different shades - I picked up Peace, which is a peachy colour. There's also Love, a baby pink and Passion, a purpley pink. You also get a 15ml sample of Oral B's new 3D White Brilliance toothpaste, which promises whiter teeth in two weeks. I will use all of these freebies, I'm just telling myself off a bit because I didn't really need them and I'm trying to spend as little as possible this month!

It looks like I'll be spending more on magazines next month - out on 1st November, Glamour are giving away some NAILS INC NAIL VARNISHES! I'll be surprised if anyone can resist these though - worth £11.00 each choose from Motcomb Street (black), St James (red), Glamour Glitter (gold glitter) and Elizabeth Street (pale pink). I found this out thanks to Makeup Savvy - check out her blog post here to see pictures. 

Have you picked up any magazines just for freebies this month? Please tell me I'm not the only freebie addict! 

Beauty Bird xx


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  1. Yeah I got both of these too *the shame* :P x

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    1. I'm amazed I didn't get Glamour too! Was tempted to get Sunbeam originally but there weren't any left - just Benetints!xx

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  2. Haha, i'm the same. Most times I don't even read the magazine! The toothpaste is amazing though, it's my swear-by toothpaste :L
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    lucyloves1.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've started using the toothpaste and liking it so far! Do you think it made your teeth whiter?xx

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  3. Im the same I cant resist a freebie! :)

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    1. It's just so hard to resist isn't it!!xx

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  4. I will definitely be picking up some of the Nails Inc ones next month! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love my Nails Inc Bluebell from Instyle, so can't wait to get some of these!xx

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  5. I dont know how but Ive managed to resist this months freebies. Although I keep looking at them every-time im in Tesco. I will be picking up a few copies of Glamour next month for the nail polishes.

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    1. Well done you, I thought I was going to resist too but my willpower clearly isn't great!xx

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  6. Oh no, that next copy of Glamour will definitely be going in my shopping basket then with Nails Inc freebies! I have that issue of Marie Claire too, haven't tried the handcream but the Dove freebie was so good. I'm a sucker for a freebie, easiest way to try out new beauty products in my opinion xoxo

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    1. Definitely a great way to try new things! Going to save the Dove freebie for when I have my hair coloured next :-) xx

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  7. Haha, I would be doing the same thing if we had freebies, but we usually don't. :(

    The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  8. Been wanting to try the L'occitaine hand cream for aaages.. am I breaking the beauty spending ban if I buy a magazine that just HAPPENS to have a beauty product in it..? :P x

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    1. Ooooh I don't know... I guess it depends how strict you want to be! xx

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  9. I've manage to resist these recent freebies as the brands don't appeal to me :)

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    1. Ah that's good then :-) never been tempted by the Missguided stuff before, but I needed a new lipgloss....!xx

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  10. i bought cosmopolitan last month edition only for the freebies. they giving out a 2 full size product from korean brand *-* lucky enough to get it even i dont read it *-* kekeke

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    1. That's good if they were giving out two full siz products!xx

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  11. Oh me too .. this week i bought 3 of the same magazine for the Benefit samples :-/

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    1. I've resisted Glamour, only because I didn't see any Sunbeams left!xx

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  12. I am too, especially if they're good ones!
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    1. There's been so many good ones recently!xx

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  13. I've not caved in this month (no idea how I managed that!)but next month will be a different matter - love nail polish freebies - they're my favourites! L'Occitane hand creams are lovely, daren't tell you how many hand creams I have open at the moment if you think 3 is enough...! xx

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    1. Especially Nails Inc, not a brand I'd buy normally as I just can't bring myself to spend £11.00 on a nail varnish! The L'Occitane hand creams smells gorgeous! Haha I need to find out how many you have :-) xx

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  14. I'm so glad that the L'Occitane freebies are about - I was going to order a new one online so saved myself money by buying the magazine! The Mango Flower smells divine x

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    1. Ah what a bargain then! I agree, it smells gorgeous!xx

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  15. If I see a magazine with samples in it I actually have to force myself to walk by! I love them, but magazines are kind of indulgence on my student budget!

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    1. They are an indulgence for me too, I really should kept the money for something else but I just have no willpower :s xx

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