L'Occitane, REN and Balance Me: July Magazine Freebies

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Nothing beats picking up a load of amazing beauty samples with your weekly food shop, don't you think? I always have a quick peek at the magazine aisle when I'm in a supermarket and when there's skincare treats included, they almost always manage to sneak their way into my basket. July's offerings (the August issues) particularly excited me, and there's three magazines that I think really stand out. Firstly, this months Harper's Bazaar comes with a generous sized sample of L'Occitane's Precious Cream, a rich facial moisturiser that is one of the brands best sellers. It has a lovely, luxurious feel to it and I'm really excited to start using it. RED, while not my usual choice of magazine, was promptly purchased after I spotted a travel trio of REN products attached to the front. Consisting of their Rose Centifolia cleansing gelVita-mineral Day Cream and Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream, this little set is perfect for travelling and will definitely be thrown into my suitcase for my holiday later this month. Lastly, Glamour this month comes with a choice of four Balance Me products. I picked up two copies and their shine on tinted lip salve and moisture rich face cream were added to my collection. 

Honourable mentions this month also go to Marie Claire, who are giving away an Eyeko liquid eyeliner; and Cosmopolitan who are offering a choice of three miniature Nip + Fab products - both of which are tempting me very much... Will you be picking up any of these magazines this month?


  1. I love when magazines have such great freebies! I got Neal's Yard Remedies moisturiser and Ciate caviar set last month and will definitely be getting the REN and Balance Me goodies this month! :)

    Ria x
    NatuRia Beauty

  2. Ooh I love the look of the Balance Me lip salve. Magazine freebies are the best!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  3. i can't believe you got such great samples with magazines! i don't really look at magazines very much and when i do none of them ever seem to have samples, let alone really great ones of products i actually want to try. lucky you!

    little henry lee

  4. Unfortunatelly, in my country they don't do this kind of offers usually. Great freebies x


  5. oh! i love these bits! such a great post! had the 'balance me' face cream myself. was the best ever! :)

  6. I wish magazines in the US would do freebies like this! I used to love them so much when I lived in the UK!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

  7. UGH I can't decide whether it's worth purchasing anything this month. Last month's freebies were immense; I really like REN but I can't help feeling paying £4 for a magazine for samples I could probably get, for free, if I asked at a counter is a bit of a waste..

  8. ooh i will be picking up a few of these magazines just for the freebies alone! Thanks x

  9. I have always loved getting freebies with magazines since I was little, I will just see which ones are in my local newsagents :) I loves the neals yard moisturiser with comsmo last month, so good! Lovely blog, following! x


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