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Sunday, 13 May 2012

GBE 2 Guilty Pleasures


I’ll let you into a little secret. My guilty pleasure is magazines. I love nothing better than sitting down with a cuppa & a good magazine.

I buy my dose of magazines each week & also a few monthly ones. I love the glossy pages, the chat pages & the real life stories, I glance over the fashion pages wishing I had hundreds to splash on a new bag or shoes but magazine window shopping is so much cheaper! I enjoy the adverts trying to sell me everything except a new kitchen sink & then I turn to the star signs & the world could fall apart! I also buy the fiction magazines & have a good read of the short stories wishing that I had kicked my bad ass to sit & write the short story that I’ve had notes on for ages.

I always stick to the same magazines. Grazia is my favourite weekly; Glamour & Cosmo are my favourite monthlies. I subscribe to Glamour & still get excited when it drops through the letter box each month!

This month though I was a bit peeved as one shop got to sell that magazine with a freebie in it which was exclusive to them this meant that even subscribers didn’t get the gift :o( this is my other guilty pleasure associated with magazines…the freebies! I love them. Yes I’m one of those people who will buy a magazine just for the: body butters/shower gels/mascaras/nail polish/ hair products/flip flops/sarongs & even books. I just love a good freebie with a magazine!

I will happily browse the shelves looking for that perfect read yet I normally end up reading the whole magazine in one sitting & find myself wishing that I had savoured each glossy page a little longer as then I wouldn’t I have to wait the whole month or week for the next glossy dose of magazine guilty pleasures. 

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8 comments:

  1. I used to read a bunch of magazines but find that one by one, I lost interest. I'll always love freebies, though!

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    1. Thank you Beth, everyone loves a good freebie ;o)

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  2. I must have spent a fortune on magazines over the years. Started off with 'Jackie' and 'Fab 208' and '19', all of which are now long gone. Gosh, though, I do wish I'd kept them - well, at least, some of them. What a nostalgia trip that would be.

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    1. Indeed it would have been Biddy. I dread to think how much I have spent over the years starting out with the Top of the Pops magazine & then moving on to Just Seventeen lol. Oh my what fun that would be to read them again now.

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  3. Great posting and I love Cosmo, but also like US and Touch Magazines for the juicy Hollywood Gossip. :)

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    1. Hi Gossip_Grl thanks for coming by & commenting :o) I think we all enjoy a good bit of juicy Hollywood gossip ;o)

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  4. I am not a fan of magazines to be honest, but all guilty pleasures are a little like you describe. Hastily devoured and leaving you longing for more.

    Thanks for the follow!

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    1. Totally agree Sleepy Joe! :o)

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