Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Weekend Read

With reams of Uni books to contend with, it's nice to take a break from some of their heavy content with a leisurely gander through the pages of some of my favourite Mags. Now I'm not gonna lie, I'm a sucker for a freebie. Eye grabbing headlines are good but if a great goodie catches my eye, it can make the difference between purchase and put back. With that in mind, when I saw my namesake Elle had £7.50 worth of Bumble and Bumble goodness going on, I thought it was time to invest. Having recently aired my take on the Bumble and Bumble Travel Surf Set here, I think we're all clear on my feelings... I like the products but I don't like the price tag, so this little Thickening Hairspray was a nice surprise. I tried it this morning and it really is a lovely product (reviews to follow).

But goodies aside, the actual content of Elle is impressive, with it's hefty 390 pages jam packed with fashion, celebrity and beauty. With the latest Beauty buys and insider tips and tricks spread across the numerous pages of the beauty section, Elle enables you to get ahead of the pack with the the top pick of some of beauty's finest. Plus, rather than sticking to well known beauty powerhouses, they feature new and up and coming brands, so beauty buffs, take note!

Now onto Company which I picked up on content alone. A blogger favourite, this magazine seems specifically targeted at people like me with a passion for fashion and all things affordable. I find it much more accessible as the Chanel's and Isabel Marant's of other magazines become more affordable high street alternatives which is perfect for the likes of students or young professionals. Or anyone for that matter. Who doesn't like picking up a bargain or a good dupe? What I like about Company is that this is reflected in their style articles which show what real people are wearing on the high street rather than what models are wearing on the catwalk as whilst I like to admire the latest trends, when it comes to my own style, I like to be comfortable and dare I say it, fairly safe. This chika will never be seen adorned in a camo print jump suit with a leather cape I'm afraid and Company provides the right balance of fashion forward and fashion straightforward, combining a good mix of kooky (for the more daring amongst us) and simple chic. I just find Company much more relatable, it's like the "fun friend" of magazines with a playful, young and trendy vibe.

So there you have it, a good read on a sunny weekend, why not make yourself a drink, settle down in your sun lounger and have a little browse...