Monday, 3 December 2012

Magazine Freebies & A Few Other Bits And Bobs!

First of all I would like to apologize about the lack of care and attention myself and Ellie have been paying to our blog recently, we have been unbelievably busy with school work. This week is full of mock exams :( And over the past few weeks we have been to all sorts of college/sixth form open evenings, so as much as I hate to make excuses, I am SORRY! On the brighter side, when I began this post I had just returned from my schools sixth form opening evening. Things are looking positive as I have finally decided on what subjects I would like to study at A Level and where I want to study them; I did have a rough idea but now it's certain. I think Ellie has made her mind up too :) Fantastic, anyways... I absolutely love magazines, all of them! I tend to buy certain ones more often than others, but if they have a person on the front who I like, well then I'm likely to buy it! Last month I bought 3 magazines, and I'm not sure if they are still in the shops, but this post is about the freebies I got with them (hence the post title). The magazine buying last month consisted of Cosmopolitan (not a normal buy for me as I think a lot of its contents can be a bit old for me, and with the stuff written on the front cover, it can be a bit awkward to hand to my dear mother to buy for me...) Marie Claire (again, not a regular buy, but I receive the e-mails daily from them to keep me in the loop) and More (out of all 3 I purchase this the most, a lot of the time it's weekly to be honest).
With Cosmopolitan magazine I got a 100ml VO5 Smoothly Does It Frizz Free Creme Heat Defence. I opted to buy the Kardashian Kover (see what I did there ;) ) for this magazine as it was that or One Direction, and as much as I do (slightly shamefully) love One Direction, I had to stick with the girls in this case following the highly anticipated release of their Kardashian Kollection in the UK last month.
Next up, Marie Claire - with the wonderful Nicole Scherzinger on the front! - came with the Jemma Kidd i-define Volumising Mascara.
And finally, with More magazine I was very happy to find that I got a Models Own nail polish in Nude Beige. The magazine only cost me £1.50, so how much of a bargain is that?! You could also choose to get another nail colour or one out of two shades of a lip-gloss. I thought I'd opt for this one as I need a nude colour so this was/is perfect :)
And here are images of the other nail polish colour I could have chosen and the lipgloss colours:
So that was last months magazine freebies, and now it's time for a few bits and bobs that I picked up in boots a couple of weekends ago. To start with I bought some VO5 Hot Oils. I have been using these for about 8 weeks now and absolutely worship them! I use them every Sunday and they do a phenomenal job for my hair. Both of my older sisters use these Hot Oils but they get it all in a bottle, but I think it's still the same, I just thought these would be more convenient for me.
The instructions recommend using one of these little cuties once a week in order for the potion to work properly :) On my mini haul I also picked up some Dry Shampoo and Dove Hair Care Stay In Conditioning Spray.
I haven't used this Dry Shampoo brand in years. Basically, I used to use it quite often but in the end I decided I wasn't really a big fan. I obviously didn't know how to use it properly as I was getting big grey/white marks all over my hair (embarrassing) and I felt that the smell was too over-powering after use so I didn't buy it again. This was, until, I read on someone’s blog (I can't remember whose, sorry!) that Batiste are now offering a wider range of Dry Shampoos. The one I bought is for Medium Brown hair so you won't get marks all over your hair (if you use it properly). It also smells really nice.
As for the Dove product I bought... I have been using this for an age now and I absolutely adore it, however shortly after I began using it I discovered I was using the product for dyed hair! My hair is all natural so when I restocked this I went for one more suitable for my hair which I cannot wait to try!
I have tried a couple of these products out already so I thought that I would do reviews on them all at some point. Nonetheless I would love to know what you all think of the products if you have tried them! Lots of love, Dommie x


  1. Great post, girl! Magazine freebies are awesome! I recently tried out some VO5 products and absolutely love them!
    I'm your newest follower on gfc :) Hope you'll follow back!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, they're really good :) xx