Hey there everyone. I hope you are all okay and had a great weekend!
So, who doesn’t love a freebie? I know I do. My other half will always get me magazines that has freebies inside for me. Marie Claire, In Style, Cosmopolitan, I have had some nice little freebies over the last 6 months or so. I have also had Calvin Klein’s new fragrance sample sent to me from Boots.
When I first get the magazines they can sometimes feel as though they are “stuffed” with things inside, and more often than not they are. So before I begin reading I go through the pages and find various sachets stuck within the pages. Sometimes I can use them, sometimes not. There is always perfume samples or shampoo/conditioner sachets, sometimes “Premium” brand skin care can be found amongst the pages too, serums or eye cream for example. I have had magazines where there have been a sachet of shower gel too.
As you can see, I have had some pretty nice freebies over the last few months, maybe 6 months. Let’s take a random look at the products that have been gracing the likes of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and In Style.
There has been quite a few full sized products too. Like these gorgeous nail polishes from Ciate. Which work out to be a real bargain, as you pay about £3.95 for your magazine, while one of these nail polishes would set you back £9.00 each. These were from 3 different months by the way, it wasn’t all three in one mag. As you can see they are well loved, one bottle is missing it’s ribbon.
In another month I got a gorgeous Nails Inc nail polish. These are priced at £11.00 each. It is a beautiful berry colour called “Tate”
Another very lovely freebie was this Avon lipstick and mascara. These were together in the same magazine along with a sample sachet of their BB Cream. I think the lipstick is about £8.00 to buy, and the mascara between £5.00-£10.00 so that is quite a bargain for a £3.95 magazine again. The mascara is in black and it has the curved brush for curling the lashes, I haven’t tried it yet but I will be and do a proper review asap.
As for the lipstick, it is a gorgeous deep red very creamy very moisturising and quite glossy too. I thought that being red, at my age it would look awful on me but I actually like it if I have quite a natural eye look.
This I have only had a few days from Marie Claire magazine. It is a serum and I have been using it every day. You only need few drops and my skin feels so soft. I have been using it mainly around the eye area. This was a 7ml bottle. The full size bottle from Clinique will cost from £39.50 to £85.00.
This next freebie I was really chuffed getting. It’s a liquid eyeliner in black from Eyeko the “felt tipped pen” sort. I have been practising applying eyeliner with it and I am getting there. This when purchased would have set me back £10.00!
These next few sample sachets were all attached to various pages within the magazines, so it’s always worth checking through your mags to see what you can find.
Some samples do last for more than one application, this one above gave me two mornings worth.
I used the shampoo that was attached to this conditioner. They were quite big sample sachets too.
A gorgeous little find was this beautiful perfume sample from Dolce + Gabbana called “Intense”
This last sample freebie I got last week from Boots to announce the beautiful new fragrance from Calvin Klein. It’s a 1.2ml vial, and this actually has a spray so you can spritz on the perfume. It really is a lovely fragrance too.
I thought I would save the best till last. My favourite freebie just has to be these super sun glasses! I was getting pretty bored with my usual pink shades and I was looking to have a change. My other half came in with my magazine and inside was this gorgeous pair of sunnies! You could choose which style of glasses you liked best. Wayfarer style or Aviator style or these which he knew I would like most. They aren’t branded, just a very nice pair of tortoise shell effect sun glasses. They are quite dark too, and they protect my eyes from the glare of the sun i do prefer quite dark sun glasses. I should think if I was to purchase these in a store they would probably cost about £10.00.
So, that’s my freebies from the last few months. I am expecting some more freebies very soon. One is a sample of a new Jo Malone fragrance called Peony and Blush Suede, and also I have been chosen along with 199 other ladies to trial new products for Avon’s Anew range. I am really excited about that. I have to trial it for a month, so when I have done my stuff for Avon I will let you know how I got on.
Thats about it for now, I would love to know what freebies you have enjoyed from your glossy mags. Let me know here or pop over to my Facebook page.
Take care……Toodle Pip!