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This magazine isnt just full of glamour
Member Name: liz3yy
Advantages: Perfect size, bargain price
Disadvantages: Too many ads for cosmetic surgery
Glamour magazine is the only monthly publication that I buy religiously without question, its the perfect size to read comfortably wherever you happen to be, at home on the sofa, on a bus or during your lunch break at the office.
The magazine is around A5 size, smaller than most other magazines available and is currently on sale at the bargain price of £2 per issue. This compares very favourably with the likes of Cosmo and Eve which are usually a good £1 more.
The magazine is split into sections which are indexed at the front making it easy to find what you want to read. I tend to skim through the whole magazine quickly first then read it properly cover to cover later on when I have more time to sit and relax. The sections in each issue are as follows:
- Entertainment: the latest film, TV and music gossip with star interviews and a light hearted look at the months news.
- Fashion & Beauty: top hints and tips on looking good and news on the coming trends plus where to find the latest bargains.
- You You You: sex, health and men but not neccessarily in that order!
- Living Glamour: real stories from real women plus gorgeous healthy but tasty recipes.
- In Every Issue: as the name implies, the regular stuff including readers letters and horoscopes.
The magazine is written in a lighthearted style but also has a serious side where it matters. It covers important issues on a regular basis which have in the past included arranged marriage, binge drinking and anorexia. Each issues 300 + pages has a wonderful mixture of fun, serious stuff and appropriately adverts which combine to make a perfect little magazine for young women. Even my other half likes to read it sometimes.
The only downside to this magazine (and I've noticed this in other womens magazines too) is the abundance of adverts at the back for cosmetic surgery. I find them offputting and unappropriate for a title that does so much to encourage women to feel good about themselves no matter their shape and size, not to mention the fact that the winner of the recent TV campaign - Miss Naked Beauty - will soon have a column of their own.
That aside I will continue to buy this magazine every month as its so unputdownable (is that a word?!) and a real bargain.
Summary: Perfect magazine