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Bliss is Best
Member Name: jrh2
Date: 26/01/13, updated on 29/01/13 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Great magazine
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
For the last two or three years I have read every issue of Bliss and I love it. I read Mizz for quite a few years before that but found I had read cover to cover within an hour. That's why I started to read Bliss.
The magazine is filled with interesting information on celebrities (as most mags are) but it also has a good balance of real life issues.
It is currently £2.99 which is expensive for a magazine, but it is worth it, it only comes out once a month. There is around 80 pages each issue and is made from good quality paper unlike some mags.
The front cover always has an image of the celebrity who is in the main interview. This interview is always exclusive to Bliss and is usually 4 to 6 pages long. This magazine takes its own photos of the star with them wearing high street labels. This is good as if you wish you can buy them yourself.
On the first page of the mag is a welcome from the bliss team and a brief mention of what to look out for in the magazine.
Some regular features in the mag are:
This has letters from readers, of which the star letter gets a prize. On the same page are 'top tweets', 'Facebook Fan of the Month' and 'like' (what's hot and what's not). I like how they incorporate social media into this page as in this day in age it is important and shows how they have changed to keep up to date with the times. There's often a poll which has been carried out on their website. E.g. 'Which celeb pooch is cutest' (Pudsey obviously, with 56%)
Funny stories readers have sent in. The best bit here is 'porky pie alert', the one that is clearly made up.
These are stories sent in by readers and are often sad or shocking. They are always accompanied by places to help if you face the same issues. (One issue I had to stop reading this page half way through as it was so sad and I didn't want to cry when I was on a plane.)
This has shocking information on real issues. These have included bullying, loans, puppy farms, they are different every month. I cant believe some of these things have happened.
Experts answer questions on 'Bare, Boys, Body and Bothers'. There are always helplines provided and usually a promotion from Always.
Bliss Book Club
I love this page as I am always reading. It has bliss's book chart of five books and descriptions. There is also a chance for readers to write a short story on a theme mentioned in the previous months mag.
These are horoscopes which unlike other mags have one for each day and sign. This is always interesting and rarely correct. A celebs birthday is also added to the page.
The mag also has loads of shorter interviews with other celebs and the last half of the mag is mostly style.
Overall the mag has a great look and features. It is full of pictures and has quite a few adverts but despite this there is still a lot to read. Definately my fave mag and great for older teens.
Summary: Worth reading