Wednesday, May 9, 2012

UK Magazine Freebies For May 2012 (June Issues), And Others

In the UK, from time to time, their magazines would give out some really nice freebies. Last month, in April, none of the magazines that I usually bought gave out any freebie, but just a small sample sachet of the new Clarins firming cream.

But this month, which are the June issues of various magazines (magazines in the UK are published a month ahead), there are some really awesome freebies. I think I have missed out on the InStyle magazine offer which offers a full-sized Nails Inc nail polish worth GBP11 and the magazine costs a mere GBP3.70 or GBP3.80! And there are 3 shades to choose from. All are in beautiful summer pastel hues. I don't see any copy of Instyle in Tesco anymore.

This month, Easy Living magazine (GBP2.90 per copy), which I have not bought before, is giving out Rituals Body Scrub or Body Cream, and needless to say, I got 2 copies of the magazine for the scrub and body cream each. Both of the freebies total GBP10.

Marie Claire (GBP3.70 per copy) for this month is giving out a choice of 2 The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain worth GBP10 each. I picked the one called Bronze Glimmer, the other being Rose Pink.

While next month's Marie Claire which will be going on sale on 31 May will be giving out Ciate nail polish worth GBP9 each, and there will be 3 shades to choose from. And I'll hit the Tesco magazine section the first in the morning on that day.

Below are some of the magazine freebies I had collected in the past month.

Marie Claire in March gave out Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisture lotion (45ml) worth GBP8 each.

Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Wash from last Summer.

So, finally the academic year is almost over, students are preparing for their exams, and now that leaves me a little bit more free time to do other things including blogging. I had thought I could blog during the Spring/Easter break but I was down with some really nasty bug that confined me to bed for as long as I could remember. I mean, seriously, from a sore throat, then my sinusitis was exacerbated, perhaps with a little hay fever thrown, even right now, as I am typing this, I still have some residue throat irritation and cough. And the fact that it's been raining and cloudy and grey for almost the whole of April, like more than 35 days of rain and cloudiness without seeing the sun..... its really depressing. No wonder Seasonal Affective Disorder, see even the abbreviation is SAD, is so prevalent here!

But we did take a trip down to the Southwest of England, to the Lizard Peninsula for a little 'caravan' holiday and the seaside, stuffing myself silly with all the cream tea, scones and oh-so-fresh clotted cream. And we went to London last week for the Olympics Test Hockey games at the Olympic Park, Riverbank Arena to be exact, and I am so in love with the colors of the field, bight shocking pink and blue!

I'll crop some of the photos and post about my trips soon. :)


Tracy said...

Hi Vonvon, it's really nice to see a new post from you. How is your princess doing? I agree with you that the grey grey weather is so dull and depressing. I went bananas during the winter. Can I ask if you teaching Medicine or something related to that in a university? You may have mentioned it before on your blog, but I probably have missed it. Just curious!

Vonvon said...

Hi Tracy,

Thank you. She is doing well in school, and growing fast.

Yes, I teach several modules to the undergrads in a medical school.

How have you been?

gio said...

Magazines give out such awesome freebies in the UK. It rarely happens here, I'm jealous lol.

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well and I hope you will fully recover soon!

Vonvon said...

Hi gio,

I think it's been pretty slow on the freebie front this year. But guess they are trying to catch up now.

Thank you, I am getting slightly better, but still not 100%.