Sunday, 7 October 2012

Instyle Magazine and Benefit Goodies


Instyle Magazine - £2.50 (Tesco)

I don't usually buy a lot of magazines, only if I need my fill of celebrity gossip, because I tend to either read blogs or find anything I need online. I read on a blog a few weeks ago that Instyle were going to feature some little Benefit goodies, which is always a good thing in my books. I'd never read Instyle before to be honest, just because I know what I like and usually go straight for magazines such as Company and More. When I saw that there were little Benefit products included this month, I decided that now was the perfect time to try something new. It also helped that Tesco were doing Instyle magazine for £2.50 instead of the normal price - after that I didn't to be convinced.

I won't spend too much time talking about the magazine itself, but after flicking through the pages and reading a few articles I really love it. It has some really good fashion tips and actually shows a lot of high street pieces, which I think's really important. Anyway, so long story short.. I'll definitely be buying Instyle again and it may even before a regular read.

Now, onto the goodie. There are three different Benefit products that you can get with Instyle this month - these are Sunbeam, Cha Cha Tint and Benetint. I went for Sunbeam because it looked like something that I could use every day and would be quite versatile in my make-up bag. It's a highlighter in a golden colour that is really shimmery and looks so nice when it catches the light. I dabbed and blended it across my cheek bones and my nose, which actually made my face look really sunkissed and my skin actually looked so healthy. I was so impressed and whenever the light hit my face, my complexion just looked so much better. 

These little samples are such a good idea to try if you're thinking of buying the product already. After using this a couple of times I already want the full-sized bottle. Sunbeam is £18.50 a bottle on the Benefit website but the little sample you get with Instyle is also worth around £9, so my maths says that its definitely a good little sample. I'm glad I went for this now instead of the other two, even though I would still quite like to try them.

Have you bought Instyle this month? Which Benefit product did you go for?

19 comments :

  1. you are invited to follow my blog

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  2. I love seeing Benefit samples in magazines! :) xo

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    1. Me too! It is a big bonus that the magazine is actually really good too haha :P

      Terri xo

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  3. I don't usually read Instyle either but I really enjoyed it! I always thought it was a maturer magazine like Marie Claire, compared to Company or Elle that I usually go for.

    I got ChaCha Tint, I love it! xo.

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    1. Me too! Just shows you shouldn't judge a magazine by its cover ey (literally, haha!) :)) The full sized Sunbeam will definitely be on my Christmas list!

      Terri xo

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  4. I picked this one up too - I love magazine freebies! x

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    1. Me too! Especially when Benefit is involved :))

      Terri xo

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  5. Lovely blog! I adore it!
    I just started following you on GFC and Bloglovin! It would mean the world to me if you return the love back to me!
    Have a great week and continue the great work!
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I'm looking at your blog as we speak :))

      Terri xo

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  6. Love free products, especially Benefit! I can never afford any high end beauty products like that so love getting samples! Thankyou for the post, will have to pick a copy of instyle up! Would love it if you could take a look at my blog - http://lucy-abigail.blogspot.co.uk/
    Lucy x

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    1. I'm exactly the same lovely! Even though the samples are always small they seem to last agers. I have BadGAL and Porefessional in samples and I've used them for months now! Course I'd love to take a look :)) Thank you!

      Terri xo

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  7. I got the Benetint, but might try to get a Sun Beam too!
    I also picked up a couple more magazines for free handcreams!

    www.kelloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohh which magazine was that? I love a good hand cream :)) What is the Benetint like?

      Terri xo

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  8. hi there! I saw your blog on Beauty Blogger Club, and I'm now following you via GFC... :) I hope you would also join my blog link exchange....

    hugs and kisses:)

    http://officiallygirlyfied.blogspot.com/p/blog-link-exchange.html

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    1. Aw thank you! :)) I'll definitely check your blog out, thank you!

      Terri xo

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  9. I wish that they did this in the US! New follower from the blog hop :)

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    1. Aw thank you lovely :)) I'll definitely check out your blog!

      Terri xo

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  10. I love trying out samples, I think it's really good when they give you a really good one! ha-ha xx


    Sophie - from: www.sophiesnextchapter.blogspot.co.uk ♥

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    1. I do too! From using this a few times I really want the full sized bottle... definitely on my Christmas list! :D

      Thank you for the link lovely, I'll follow! xo

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