The Magazine Freebie WORTH Getting Your Hands On!

I love a good magazine freebie. I’m not committed to any particular magazine and usually the freebie on offer determines whether I’m going to buy the latest edition. But there is one magazine with one particular freebie that I would advise you to pick up. Why? It is just bloody brilliant!! 

With the July issue of Marie Claire Magazine (£3.99) you can either receive  Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel or  Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm. As I already own the peel, I pulled a few issues off the shelf until I found one that contained the Flash Balm. Each of these products are 15ml and the full sized versions (50ml) are £32.00 for the peel and £35.00 for the balm. 

The balm itself is a light yet really creamy moisturiser that I have been applying after I have used my Biotherm Aquasource Hydrating Gel. As I have really dry skin, I couldn’t use the balm on it’s own – it doesn’t give my skin enough hydration! It has a nice floral scent which I really like and doesn’t linger on my skin. 

I have been using this twice daily for about a week now and I had to write a blog post about it. I really, really like this. It evens out my skin tone and gives me a nice,natural glow. I’ve used it as primer – it is a great base for make up! I’m that impressed I will definitely be buying a full sized version. I can’t even remember the last time a magazine freebie impressed me this much…

On a side note, I really like this edition of Marie Claire! The article ‘Japan’s Solo Brides’ is really worth a read. Oh, and next month’s freebie is a Ciate Nail Polish and Top Coat so I already know I am purchasing this (even though I own about 30 Ciate polishes, but who’s counting?!)

You can find out more info & purchase here: Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel and Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm

What has been your favourite magazine freebie to date? Let me know in the comments below or you can tweet me @thingsarahloves.



  1. June 9th, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Oooh! Will have to check this out! Glamour's got free mascara's and eyeliners for their freebie..might have to buy both! xx

    • June 12th, 2015 / 12:16 am


      You really should try this, I'm so impressed!! Haha, the amount of times I've bought the same mag for the different freebies!

      Sarah xx

    • June 12th, 2015 / 12:17 am


      Ahh…they don't?!!! Why is that??!!!

      Sarah xx

  2. June 10th, 2015 / 6:24 am

    Elle has quite a good freebie kit in too, get a travel sized lip balm, moisturiser and a cleanser 🙂 xx

    • June 12th, 2015 / 12:17 am


      Thanks for the tip. WH Smith – watch out, I'm coming!!!

      Sarah xx

    • June 12th, 2015 / 12:19 am


      Awww thank you so much, that has made my day! I will get right on it!!

      Sarah xxx

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