Thursday 7 November 2013

December 2013 Magazine Freebies

If you follow me on instagram may have seen this photo from the other day. I've been religiously buying Vogue for almost three years now and the December issues never fail to disappoint. Kate Moss looks stunning on the cover as usual, but the real highlight for me has to be this beautiful shoot with Emilia Clarke (best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones), photographed by Boo George. 

When I was younger I was very much drawn in by magazines purely because of their free gifts and although I rarely do this anymore I couldn't resist the allure of the free gifts that came with the December issues of Elle and Glamour! Elle came with a Benefit lipgloss mini and the shades available were Coralista (which I picked), Hoola or Dandelion. Glamour came with a free full size Kate Spade for Nails Inc polish in either black, gold, silver or red. I am a big fan of red nail varnishes so this was the obvious choice for me, but the other colours looked lovely too!

This colour in "Big Apple Red" looks really lovely and I can't wait to use it. Considering Nails Inc polishes usually retail for £11 the fact that this is full sized is a really great deal, particularly as Glamour only costs £2. 

This is a swatch of the Benefit Ultra Plush lipgloss in Coralista. I went for this colour as I love the look of the Coralista blush so I knew i'd like this too. The colour is a lovely bright coral, but as the formula is quite sheer on the lips it's very wearable and not too bold. The full size (here) retails for £14.50 and the mini is just under half the size, so for a product from such a reputable brand and a magazine as good as Elle, this is also an amazing bargain for just £4. 

I'd definitely recommend checking out your local WHSmith/supermarket/corner shop to see if they have any of these in stock as they really are worth the price and for three great magazines, a Benefit lipgloss and a Nails Inc nail varnish I don't think £10 is bad at all!

Have you picked up any of these magazines this month? 


  1. ooo benefit are doing freebies again?! I must pick one up!

    ordaining serendipity

  2. I picked up all the Nails Inc nail polishes as I couldn't resist them! The red one is def my favie xoxo