Wednesday

Great Magazine Beauty Freebies & Ciate Bon Bon NOTD


Make up and beauty freebies for all readers are about the only thing that magazines still do better than blogs and this month there are quite a few fab finds on the mag racks and I'm bringing you a couple of my top picks.  

Glamour continued its glorious association with Benefit which is shaping up to be an annual event and this year brought us pocket-sized BadGal Lash mascara, That Gal primer and the one we've all been waiting for - The Porefessional!

If you haven't grabbed yours yet move fast as the shelves are emptying out.  I always find the mini BadGals to be a bit of a dud - while it's a full sized brush, the formulation is always pretty scarce and much drier than the full size.  I personally don't find That Gal much use as I need a primer to stop rather than enhance my...er...natural glow.  

The Porefessional is normally £23.50 for the full size 22ml which is for me is little eyewatering.  However having tried out this mini version I'd definitely consider buying it when I run out as it really does mattify and smooth your skin, drastically reducing the appearance of gaping pores.  I like it under liquid foundation but you can achieve totally passable skin with this and a swipe of something like MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural.  If you've got an eye for a bargain, picking up 3 Glamour Mags will get you 22.5mls of the glorious substance for the handsomely cheap sum of £6.  I've picked up about 7.

Marie Claire has bumped uglies with Ciate again to bring you two lovely shades, a lilac called Purple Sherbet and BonBon a taupey neutral the likes of which I cannot resist! 

What beauty freebies did you nab this month? 


26 comments:

  1. wow!!!! they look awesome..wish we could get such samples here in India

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  2. I'm jealous they do not do things like this in the states!
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  3. I picked the Glmaour with the POREfessional because I already have a full sized one and love it and I have tried BadGal Lash and That Girl primer and disliked both of them.

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  4. Oh wow! I wish here in Portugal magazines would give freebies as amazing as these ones! The Ciate paint pot is really pretty xx

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  5. Love the Ciate polish - I'm all for taupey neutrals too! x

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  17. Oooo damn i missed these :( but i managed to get hold of a missguided nail polish :D xx
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  18. Ah i got both of these freebees! although I got a really nice lilac shade of nail varnish instead of the brown one but I love yours and wish I'd got that too!!! The benefit 'porefessional' works really well and Ciate is such a good nail varnish brand! So pleased!

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