I was in the queue in my local supermarket when from across the isle a selection of Barry M product attached to a magazine caught my eye. I’m such a magpie. I quickly added the magazine to my shopping basket as I was called to the till, without even checking the magazine’s title. Like it was even relevant to me.
When I got home I realised that the magazine was Shout, a teen magazine. The mag was hastily shoved aside while I ripped open the Barry M freebies that came with it. There were four items – a nail polish, a body shimmer, a gloss and an eye/lip pencil.
I assumed the magazine would cost a couple of euro when I flung it in the basket but upon inspection of my receipt I realised that it in fact cost €7.50. Oops. I’m also not sure if the magazine is still available as I bought it last week.
I really like the gloss and it will definitely be used but I’m not mad about the pencil. I used the highlighter a few times this week too, it has a soft sheen rather than gllitter. I have yet to try the nail polish but I think these products are special editions for the magazine rather than items in their main line.
Magazines are a great way to try out products you were hesitant to spend your money on. Last year I got quite a few great freebies with magazines – L’Occitaine Shea Butter Hand Cream (which I didn’t like), Benefit Bad Gal, Benefit eye pencils, Barry M Kohl, Neals Yard Goji Berri Face Cream (brilliant stuff) and so much more. Magazine freebies aren’t offered in the US so we’re lucky over here. That being said, we probably pay much more.
Have you come across any magazine freebies that you have fallen in love with?