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I'm your typical magazine lover but often feel guilty spending the price of a dinner for a magazine that seemingly contains more pages of glossy ads than actual articles. This, thankfully, is not the case with my favourite magazine- Love It!. At just 68p its hardly breaking the bank and is packed with intresting articles.
I love the real life stories, they cover intresting, comical and the more serious stuff but each one keeps you gripped. Im sure Im not the only one who finds myself popping out every Tuesday to get a copy. I'm also sure Im not the only one who has read it within a few hours. Its definitly a "ok, one more page magazine"!
Audience wise I'd reccomend it to women of all ages although Im sure some men would have a sneak peek too. People who have leafed through my copies range from my boyfriend, my teenage cousin and my Grandmother.
So if your intrested give it a read, at 68p its not like you've got much to lose!
The magazine covers the majority of 'lifestyle' topics; real life stories,celebrities, fashion, beauty, health, money, horoscopes, competitions, puzzles etc and so there really is something for everyone.
A huge part of the magazine is real-life stories; there are 12 stories in this magazine (each at least a double page or more). The majority of stories are quite shocking such as the lady who ripped off the bottom of her foot in an accident whilst on holiday or the young lady who is
addicted to eating plaster; so all in all, the stories aren't really about 'every day' things.
Apart from the lengthy stories, the rest of the magazine is quite 'short and sweet' featuring quick easy to read features which are fun and provide great light reading. Whilst I enjoy the real life stories and find them to be interesting, I do love the 'short and sweet' features as a lot of the time they are quite humorous.
This magazine focuses more on normal and real people and not celebrities. There is a 'real life' story with Stacey Soloman about her new baby and a story about Kim Kardashian although they are the only celebrity parts that I can recall reading about. I do actually find reading about 'normal' people quite inspiring.
I like the fact that the magazine involves the readers a lot. There are lots of features which involve readers 'kids photos' and 'pet photos', embarrassing photos, a letters page, reader's tips page, and a 'men's page' featuring readers boyfriends/husbands etc. I like the fact that the readers are heavily involved. Readers can easily get involved with the many features following the instructions on the pages - there are some great money rewards if your photos/tips/stories are features.
There are lots of competitions in this magazine which is good. Competitions are scattered throughout the magazine and there seems to be at least one competition from each section; I.e the fashion section and the food section. There are a few different ways of entering the competitions; via email, telephone or mail. Each prize is different; on the food page, the prize is a blender and on the fashion page the prize is a necklace. So there are lots of interesting prizes to be won.
There are some advertisements in the magazine, although I can't really say that as a reader, we are bombarded with adverts. At least the adverts featured are relevant; they relate to household items and are affordable (I.e. shampoo and supermarket offers), unlike some magazines which only feature expensive items nobody can actually afford.
It's quite difficult to put an age on this magazine; although its definitely a women's magazine although I am sure there are some men who would enjoy having a sneaky peak. The magazine has quite a 'young' and 'fresh' vibe to it with its colourful cover etc, although I can honestly say that I think it is suitable for women of all ages from teenagers to women in their 70's and 80's.
I think that 65p is an excellent price for a magazine! It's very affordable which means that everyone can treat themselves to a copy. I also think that the magazine I of high quality and so it is quite impressive that you can get such a great magazine for less than a £1.
All in all I would definitely recommend this magazine to all women.
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
Love It Magazine is released every Tuesday, and costs 68p. Sometimes it is on offer at 50p and sometimes even 30p, though these offers are very rare.
Love It is aimed at women, mostly women in their 20s and early 30s, although I can see it appealing to pretty much anyone. I myself have read it for about three or four years now. I look forward to it because it is packed full of stories, unlike other magazines.
The magazine features lots of true life stories, from cheating partners to crimes and tragic stories, to happy endings and miracle babies. There is a "sex spy" feature, where a female journalist tries something new (like visiting a strip club) and reports on it. This sounds seedy but it's not at all, it's a very humourous and in depth review.
There are four easy recipes in each edition, as well as puzzles and a competition. The stories tend to follow the same format - 3 or 4 long stories (usually double spreads) and a handful of shorter ones. There's a celebrity interview, soap gossip, a letters page, horoscopes and mini tv news. There's also a problem page with problems answered by Dr Cristian Jessen (of tv's Embarassing Bodies), relationship and sex problems, and a psychic page where a psychic answers problems.
Admittedly it's not to everyone's taste, but it is cheap, so definitely worth a trial. The stories aren't too far fetched or ludicrous like other magazines (although I admit some are quite 'out there') and always written in a good, suspensful manner.
All in all, a fantastic, fully packed cheap magazine. Well worth a read.C
I have bought love it since it first came out and just cant resist purchasing it every Tuesday when its out on the shelf.Its a fab magazine your guaranteed true life stories,celebs,fashion,problem pages,and much much more every issue.I love every bit of it there is a page on how to save money with great tips.I never can resist getting a hot bath for a read and its just great to relax with there are such heart felt true stories and celeb gossip that just draws you in.I am loving Michelle of Corrie's page at the moment she always has great things to say.There is always great high street bargains and you can send in your funny photos for cash.They even have there own bingo Love It Bingo,every week there is a story on there winners and i actually have a friend who won £2000 playing online.Its great because you don't have to sit glued to the PC you can do your washing and keep it playing and still have a chance to win.Overall a great magazine for only pence!
Released every tuesday and costs around 60p, Love It, is a great purchase and a must read
The magazine contains a mixture of true life, celebrity gossip, Sharon Osborne's problem page, receipes, horoscopes, and an article normally on some kind of really bizzare fetish!
Every week you are guaranteed to laugh and cry at the many articles printed in the magazine, and usually there is a real tear jerker story. Some of the stories are quite random, and quite unbelievable, but definatly worth a read. There are normally 3 or 4 longer stories, and then several "coffee break" stories which are significantly shorter. The magazine generally consists of around 3 interviews with celebrities about current events or up and coming events.
The receipe selection is great, and consists of 4 different receipes every week. The food always looks so beautiful and really makes you want to rush home and cook it!
Every week there is a horoscope section as well as a Clairvoyant page, who answers any questions that readers submit.
The fetish page can be quite amusing, ranging from people who like to dress up or experiment using bubbles in the bedroom...really random things sometimes!
The magazine is great value for money at 60p, and is released every Tuesday. Not for everybodys taste, however it is worth a read to pass a bit of time
Blimey, how difficult was it to write the title without thousands of different puns on 'loving it'
Love It is the relative newcomer to the weekly womens disposable mags. It has replaced itself in my affections for Take a Break which seems to have turned into a publication for the 50+ crusading granny brigade, and has taken us British away from the thing we truly love! Misfortune, we love misfortune, the more problems another person has the better! How else to explain the explosive popularity of all those true life stories? You know the ones, 'how I turned my life around after it was destroyed by leaving my teddy bear on the train', etc
I can only guess that we compare them to our own lives and be thankful we're not going through that, although quite frankly my family could do a whole compendium!
Anyway, back to Love It. Ooh its glossy, glossy shiny and that lovely smooth feeling of the cover.
And how can I resist this shinyness with the temptng stories!
* 'I woke up and my nose fell off' - How? Why? I do need to know!
* 'My Belly Hell - I had a baby bump for two years' - Ooh I've got a saggy belly, but Hurrah its not as bad as that.
This delicacy is topped with 'Divorced for being pretty', 'Why we wont see Pixie Lott naked' and more!
Even inside its still glossy and shiny with lots of pictures and illustrations.
Tales of life, death, love and despair aren't the only tempting morsels in this page turner.
I'm flipping through to fashion, they have lovely pics of maxi dresses of with the most expensive being £60, but most around £25 which is quite affordable.
Love It are running a big Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign which is thankfully straightforward and honest without being sensationalist and exploitative.
There are 3 celeb interviews, Pixie Lott, Natasha Hamilton (who?). Interesting but inevitably empty and vapid, oh and I'm sure they've managed to mention Kerry Katona at some point. Actually I've seen what they've done, they've actually got one of her ex band members instead!
We've also got beauty tips, a page full of 'top totty', top tips, health help, horoscopes, recipes, travel, the usual stuff.
But they have, what I think is their majot coup, Sharon Osbourne, yes that Sharon Osbourne as their Agony Aunt. However she's flipping useless, I'd no more take her advice than I'd rub my body with a rotten dead fish if they said it would make my skin nice and smooth. And she just gets boring when she continually relates it to her own life. I never thought I'd say this, but Jeremy Kyle does a much better job in 'Pick Me Up', at least he supplies helpline contacts, etc. For better than some rich, over-pampered woman telling us this situation happened to her and look at her now! Sorry love, not all of us have massively rich husbands!
The sex tips by Dr Pam Spurr are quite amusing though!
And when you've shaken your head over the stories, scanned the internet for that dress and pondered over your horoscopes(Did I mention that the horoscopes also feature some topless lovely young thing?) then theres some nice puzzles for you.
It's a great little magazine to be honest, lets say a cross between Reveal/OK and Chat magazine, although I have noticed more and more celeb features creeping in, and if many more do then that'll be the end of it for me, I want to read about shocking stuff, not who wants to adopt a child from Outer Mongolia this time.
I would say its for the younger reader maybe 18+ to 40, although I don't like to stereotype!
But, where else could you get that much entertainment for only 68p!
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Love it! is one of a number of women's glossy magazines. It is released on a weekly basis and currently costs 68p per issue. I actually picked up a copy that someone else had left on the train and as it was the latest issue I thought I'd give it a try, as I would not usually buy this sort of magazine.
The main focus is real life stories from readers. The front cover is very colourful and has bold printed titles describing the sort of shocking real life events you can expect to read about inside this issue. Inside it's laid out in a simple way with presentation being clear and easy to follow.
Real life takes up most of the page allowance, including "groom broke his willy at our wedding", "I was gang raped on payday", and "baby born to see his dying sister". The content covers controversial topics and relates it to real life experiences. As well as the titles above this issue also included 2 embarrassing illness stories, relationship con-man, holiday romances, friends who are enemies, and weight loss achievements. A broad range of subjects and enough variety to keep you interested.
There is a minimal amount of celebrity coverage, with three celebrity interviews and a gossip page. The celebrities this month included Christine Bleakley (TV presenter), Peter Andre (singer), and Alison King (actress). I'd only ever heard of Peter Andre before and celebrity news is not something that interests me whatsoever, it's far too much effort to keep up with it all, and you don't gain anything from it! So I was glad that there was only a small amount of this type of article.
Fashion and beauty takes up a remarkably small amount of space, with one double-page spread on fashion accessories and clothing, and a beauty page with reviews and make-up tips. This is one of my favourite parts of a magazine so I would have liked a little more, but it was timely and I suppose with a weekly magazine you are able to select the most up-to-date pieces.
Other sections of the magazine include a tips page, letters, horoscopes, and travel. An excellent discovery is that Sharon Osbourne is their agony aunt! I am a big fan of Mrs O and think she is a fabulous woman. Her advice is sincere and helpful, and it was great to discover this lurking near the back of the magazine. There is also a 4-page spread of puzzles including sudoku and word games, and some of these can be played to win prizes. Another thing I really liked was a recipe card pull-out featuring 4 different recipes from different countries. Out of the 60 pages 13 were adverts, I'd say this is a fair amount for a publication of this sort.
One of the most surprising factors that I was actually quite pleased about, is that the tone throughout the magazine was very positive. There was no negative gossip, no bitchyness, and the real life stories were portrayed in a sympathetic manner. All matter of delicate issues were discussed and they did not seem exploitative in the way that some magazines can. It is a refreshing change and made the articles enjoyable to read.
I'm not going to become a regular reader as I don't get a lot out of this sort of publication, I'd much rather spend my time reading a book. But for what it is, it's a decent offering and much better than some of the other mags out there. The content is not of the sort that you would keep the magazine and refer back to it and I think the cover price would be too expensive if you were buying it every week, when you add it all up it comes to £35.36 over a year! It has a low price if you're buying it as a one-off, and I'd recommend it as worth a try if you fancy a quick read. It kept me occupied for almost 2 hours when I was on the train and I'd say that was a fair amount of content.
I used to have a mild addiction to this magazine. It had all those real life story which a very strange part of me finds compelling, even those stories like "run over by my own lawn mower" - reading these in front of Casualty on a Saturday night = excellent.
Love it is published every Tuesday and I believe currently costs about 68p. My favourite sections are the real life stories, the agony aunt pages, and the sex problems, which I find oddly reassuring....!
However, over the last year or so I started finding that too many pages were given over to glamour products and interviews with stars. I find these a bit dull, although I'm sure there are plenty of people who this appeals to, as it's a pretty good compromise between some of the glossier magazines and the really trashy real life ones...!
Sometimes the magazine is on sale, especially in Sainsburys for some reason, and the price can go down to 30-35p.
I'll carry on buying Love It magazine, especially because I really enjoy some of the baffling lettes which are sent in to the psychic agony aunt. Definitely worth a look just for this.
This magazine is perfect for a night in with a glass of wine, or for a holiday by the beach.
Love It! usually sells for 68p, but is frequently discounted to only 30p! This makes it cheaper (and healthier) than a chocolate bar! Sold at most newsagents and supermarkets, Love It! is a convenient magazine to get hold of.
It's predominantly a 'real life' magazine. With heart-wrenching stories about terminal illnesses, to comic articles on sex tales! It's very intruiging, yet 'quite light hearted at the same time, making it very easy to read. It's ideal for a quick skim on the bus or train, or even in the hairdressers!
Love It! never fails to give you new conversation starters, such as 'oh I read the funniest thing today...!' or 'look at this, doesn't it make you cry...' meaning you're never short of juicy gossip.
Love It! also do a section on beauty, which I don't think is all that worthwhile, the fashion looks very cheap and it should just market itself as a real life story magazine.
Other than that, it's a barginous buy, filled with great stories!
I love the magazine Love it! It currently retails for a price of 68p, and occasionally on offer for 30p which is brilliant for a weekly magazine. The cover is always glossy and attracts my attention straight away.
The magazine includes real life stories, that all us nosy people love reading, even if we wouldn't want it to happen to ourselves. The titles on the front are always slightly obsure as to what the stories are actually about eg. this weeks is a picture of Cheryl Cole saying "I WANT TO FOSTER" when really in the article, Cherlyl had said if anything went wrong I would foster or adopt.
I also think some of the articles are made up, especially the section about the weekly "weird sex", for example this week is "geeky goddess, i love square sex." However although some of them will be made up, most are "heart-wrenching" or love-rat stories which I enjoy the best. I have read these types of magazines from a young age maybe around 8 or 9 (ha ha!) which is probabaly why i'm still obsessed with them til this day! I buy around 3 or 4 a week and Love it is always at the top of my list.
I do occasionally do the puzzles at the back of the mag but usually save those for plane or train journeys when I have nothing else to do. Apart from those I really do read it cover to cover!
Love it is a weekly magazine that was launched in February 2007 so has been going for just over three years now.
This magazine is aimed at women from the age of 18 but if your house is any thing like mine your husband will properly end up reading that magazine tho he would never go out and buy this for him self.
The magazine covers a range of topics like real life stories, celebrity gossip, fashion, family, food and travel.
Love it is very cheap compare to many other magazines tho lately it have be raised by 5p from 60p to 65p. It does have a special offer quite often and it retails at 30p.
I do think this is every good value for a magazine and I don't mind paying this kind of money for a magazine, I would never pay the likes to £2 or £3 for one.
The major part of the magazine is real life stories that are submitted by reader (they do receive a fee for doing this). The stories are some time inspiring about people who survived terrorist attacks to bankruptcy. And the at the other end u get the weird, wacky and some thing that are just not right. Items like she bit of my nose, I love married men and my husband is now my wife.
Some of these I do find quite funny and some of them I do think what the hell or you doing with your life. I think the head lines on the front cover of this magazine are quite funny "I hired a hit man to kill me" and "I send my son to school in a bullet-proof vest"
The magazine then has items about celebirties I do find these bit boring I never been a fan of what the celebs are wearing or what they eating.
There are also things in this magazine about health and food which is always great for a mother who try to get healthy for themselves and their kids
Overall for the money this magazine is great and I don't mind the fact that I don't always read the celeb stuff as t he mag was so cheap
I want to hate this magazine but I just can't stop buying it!
I was attracted to buying it as it is so much cheaper than other similar magazines. It is full of real life stories and I can only liken it to the Jeremy Kyle show in printed form. It's like a car crash in that you know you shouldn't look but you just can't help it! The stories are cringeworthy but you just can't help but read them.
I don't buy 'Love it' religiously but if I'm after a bit of light entertainment to sit and read over a cup of coffee when my kids are around then this fits the bill perfectly. It does also include some celebrity gossip too, so I can get my fix of real life stroies and the latest celeb gossip for the bargain price of 30p. What more could you ask for!
I'm 6'2, have facial hair and have never drooled over Hollyoaks hunks. So I am not a typical reader of this magazine. However I have read women's magazines where the majority of the articles interested me, and where I felt like I had actually picked up a few nuggets of information in the eternal struggle to work out how women's minds work. Elle, Company.. come to mind.
To the magazine, the first thing I notice about it is the violently garish cover. If a colour is offensively bright you can rest assured that it will feature on the cover somewhere. The irony of course is that all of the myriad of competitor magazines try the same tactic, so all that happens is that it blends into an ocean of lurid pink and flouro yellow. They would have been better off making it matt-grey with the words "Love It!" in tiny tiny writing in one corner, and no info about what was inside it. I would estimate that the sales of this magazine would then AT LEAST double, because all the dim teenies would be too curious about this alien colour to not pick it up.
Another interesting feature is that this is 68p, good grief that is cheap compared to the £4 or thereabouts I'm used to paying for car magazines and the like. In terms of value for money it probably works out about the same price of course, this issue is only 62 pages of which around a third are adverts.
Contents.. I will give you a selection of words that feature on the cover:
Of course having read the list of words that I have just provided, what you have done is effectively read the entire magazine! No in fact every issue of the magazine ever released! And for free!
The first section of the magazine is "E!Spot" This is a celebrity news/gossip section, so if you want to find out what Cheryl Cole's farts smell like, this is the place to be.
Several 'real life' articles then follow such as "My Pervert Fiance Groomed Schoolgirls for Sex' this is a veritable treatise on sexual depravity. This is followed closely by the headline article, this is 'Wag' Alex Curran moaning about her boobs. To be fair this certainly needed to be brought to public attention because it really affects us all, thank you Alex. I'm sure hundreds of readers are cancelling their boob jobs and plastic surgeons around the country are gently sobbing into the walnut veneer of their Bentleys.
Next we are confronted with pages of clothes and pages of make-up. Nothing much to say about this, obviously most featured products are on the cheap end of the scale, and most of it looks pretty tasteful to my uneducated eyes.
Next on to the letters page, and the STAR LETTER is about a reader who has fallen in love with a dwarf featured in a previous issue. If I find Sam Smith from Northallerton in my garden doing unspeakable things to my gnomes I won't be happy. For writing about twenty words of gibberish about "size, boat, motion, ocean..blah blah" she won a mobile phone.
Following on from this we have articles about Facebook, crime, men pretending to be footballers to pull, people dying, tips, health advice, sex advice, a psychic agony aunt. Hang on a minute a psychic agony aunt... what would happen if you wrote in with a fake name, would she still know who you were and be able to give you advice or would she be helpless. OH HANG ON.. she could base her advice on what you had written rather than her psychic abilities! She probably hasn't thought of that yet.
Next we have section on interior decor, skiing, food, puzzles, more celeb nonsense, the obligatory Jordan article, more real life stuff, horoscopes, adverts for sex-talk phone lines..oh hang on a second I just need to go make a phone call.. oh ok I'm back now on with the review..
So overall this magazine is designed perfectly for it's target audience which seems to be poor young girls with not much education. Sorry if I've offended anyone, just because you read it does not mean you are the target market, maybe you just want to slum it sometimes, or a certain thing caught your eye, it's ok, just don't make a habit out of it.
I don't drive a car and my work is located in an area where its not easy for me to get out on my lunch break and go for a walk or do something entertaining, the only thing nearby is the Shell garage where I sometimes go to pick up a sandwich if I am being naughty and not having a packed lunch and I will also grab a magazine whilst I am there.
On a Tuesday I normally walk down there and buy Love It.
I am a big fan of trashy magazines but am not keen on celeb mags, I use digitalspy.co.uk or heatworld for my celeb gossip fill as its free but I just can't resist reading about the horror that goes on in the lifes of real people so Love It is perfect for this.
Love It is packed full of real life stories from victims of violent attacks, family members of murder victims, car crashes and sufferers of long time illnesses such as cancer so its pretty gritty stuff and sometimes puts me off my dinner!
The magazine does also have some lighter hearted articles such as receipes and travel items and a top tips page which normally has some bizarre tips in it, the best one being someone had written in saying freeze toothpaste and use as after dinner mints!
I wouldn't recommend this but the person got paid £60 for this tip and it was also mentioned on the Scott Mills Radio 1 show!
It also has a cosmetic surgery article each week which appears to be sponsored by Transform Cosmetic Surgery Clinics or else its just lucky that all the people interviewed used them and it also has a kinky sex stories page where they interview people who like to dress up or do other kinky things in the bedroom!
It also includes problem pages on general problems for which Trisha Goddard is the agony aunt, medical problems and sexual problems and has horoscopes, fashion articles and some celeb interviews.
Love It currently retails for 68p and it gives me something enjoyable to read on my lunch break but its not a magazine for teenagers or the faint hearted in my opinion due to the hard hitting stories it prints.
For me, this magazine is probably "it" and for it's price it's damn good value for money too. It's about 70p weekly, which certainly doesn't break the bank. Although it does feel thin, you open it up and it's got pretty much everything. There are loads of real life stories, all different lengths so if you don't have much time to sit and read it all there's just enough for you. There is also lifestyles sections such as recipes, decor, clothes, puzzles and product reviews. I particularly enjoy the decor section as they not only show you different looks to help you decorate, but also the accessories to match and where to buy them (especially helpful to me right now as I'm decorating!). The saucy section about people's sexual habits is not really my cup of tea but there have been some funny ones. Really makes you wonder what kind of people are reading this magazine! Overall, I'd say if you don't yet have a regular weekly for your lunch breaks this is the mag to go for.