May Magazine Freebies

This (June) and last month (May) saw some great beauty product inclusions in the magazines. From nail polishes to cleansers, eye liner to primer.

Sorry these are not on the shelves now but I can recommend all these brands and products whole heartedly.

The June freebies article will be posted shortly… These you can still get!

Pore Refiner:

I am just in love with The Porefessional Primer from Benefit after trying it in the Elle Magazine costing just £4. (Thanks Elle, as I have wanted to try this for so long.) The primer contains 7.5ml and is said to be worth £8, so well worth a try.

I found that this was great for hiding or minimising the appearance of pores and evening out the skin/complexion. I had heard rave reviews for this primer and was so pleased to see it as a magazine freebie and it came in real handy for a recent wedding I went to.


A skincare set from Aromatherapy Associates (famous for their bath oils) was included with the Marie Claire Magazine for £2.50. The set included a Renewing Rose Cleanser (10ml), Rose Renewing Moisturiser (5ml) and a Rose Face Mask (5ml).

I was excited to try this brand because I have heard a lot about their bath oils and was therefore expecting the skincare to be equally as good. I have used them and have been happy with the samples. I particularly liked the renewing moisturiser as I suffer from patches of dry skin and found it hydrating.

Nail Polish:

Another great product that was available in May was a full size Nails Inc polish. I particularly love these polishes, as they are such nice colours that suit all seasons. They had a choice of 3 fabulous colours. These were included with the Instyle Magazine which costs £3.90 but in Tesco the magazine was only £2.50, which is a great bargain as it is and with the added bonus of a full sized nail polish from Nail Inc nonetheless!

I just love these freebies and have to admit that I will only buy some of these magazines just for these – sad I know. I must say that these products make the magazines very sellable. And free samples are a great way to try a product before you buy. Yes, please for more…

(3) Comments

  1. Samiya says:

    The Porefessional by Benefit is my all time fave for under foundation coverage. It goes on translucent and give a smooth look to the skin. I apply mine under my makeup base at events esp. the ones held in broad daylight where the skin’s health shows through 🙂

    Another Benefit favorite is their ‘Highbrow’ ( the matte one). Brilliant for lighting up the eyes. Try it 🙂

    1. afshanesque says:

      Hi Samiya, Thanks for your great comments I really like this product too. My sister bought a few. 😉

      I will try the ‘Highbrow’ on your recommendation. Thanks for the tip!

      I am also excited about their newest product – the ‘they’re real! push-up liner’ which is a gel liner in a pen, making it easier to apply a cat eye.

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