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      19.07.2010 20:09
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      More suited for children than teenagers I feel

      Sugar is a magazine that is aimed for teenage girls, although personally I think it is more suitable for young children. I used to read this magazine when I was younger and as I still have quite a few copies of it in my bedroom that I've just spent the last few minutes idly flicking through, I thought I would write a review on it. I am sixteen now so I am still in the target age group for the magazine, however I would never buy this magazine again and I will talk about why in my review now. My sister who is a couple of years younger has also stopped reading this and for similar reasons.

      My first impressions of the magazine is that it is very thin. It hardly feels like a magazine, more like a thick piece of card. It only took my about fifteen minutes at the most to finish reading the whole magazine, as it is basically just really empty and there isn't enough interesting articles etc in there to hold my interest. I think this was the main reason I stopped reading Sugar, because it costs £2.45 and I could buy like three other magazines for the same price, and only one other would be double the thickness of this one. And I know that quality is better than quantity but there isn't enough quality in this either.

      Inside the magazine you will find:
      *Celebrity interviews
      *Real life stories
      *Shopping
      *Problems Solved
      *Competitions
      not to mention the dreaded advertisements!

      I have found that with most of the teenage magazines I have read, namely Sugar, Bliss, Shout, all the celebrities in them seem to be off the Disney Channel, and the celebrities strike me as having a target audience of young children, and not teenagers. I'm talking about people like Myley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers and Vannessa Hudgens. On one copy I have here the cover photo is someone called Demi Lovata, someone I would have never heard of if it wasn't for this magazine. Apparently she is from Camp Rock.
      Personally as a teenager I don't care about Camp Rock, the Disney Channel, Hannah Montana or any of these shows. Save that for the children's magazines. Teenagers want to know about real celebrity gossip, interesting stories not what goes on in High School Musical.

      I would not recommend this magazine, it is too expensive, it is too thin, it is more boring than watching paint dry and is more like a children's magazine than a teenage girl's magazine. 1 star is too many for this.

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      16.07.2010 23:27
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      welcome to the world of sweetness

      I started reading this magazine after my mum picked me up a copy once, and I looked at the cover and thought this looks more like an adult magazine rather than a teen magazine, but then I opened the first page and I could then see that it was a teen magazine, where they had everything from make-up to girlie gossip.
      I buy this magazine every two or three months, to be honest whenever I feel like buying it! It is sold at two pound fifty. It comes with a free gift each month which may include : a bag, make-up, sweets or a novel - different for every issue. As well, not forgetting that this magazine also comes with a lad magazine which helps girls explain boy problems! So you get two magazines for the price of one!
      What this magazine includes:

      gossip : what's hot, what's not
      embarrasing stories : Can you beat the embarrassment!
      make-up : how to do this season's make-up
      fashion : when and where are the latest trends this month/season?
      film reviews: check what's on at your nearest cinema, also don't forget to check the book and CD reviews in this magazine.
      true life stories : there are some scary ones, freaky ones, ones that give you nightmares and ones could make you puke! yuck!
      horoscopes : you actually get these everyday till the next issue is released, some are true some aren't you never know you may have a lucky month this month!

      Lad mag: I know we girls have boy problems in our lives, young, old but lad mag is all about boys and they give their views on girls and they also tell real life stories and there is the odd celeb boy each moth!

      don't forget to check their website as they have gossips and fashion news everyday - so when you've read all the magazine, check out some more hot stuff!

      I do like this magazine, but it is a little bit similar to bliss, as it's target audience is the same age range, but Sugar has totally different stuff to Bliss magazine! I think the magazine is written in a different style, a lot simpler and the language is less complicated and the magazine is a lot sweeter too!

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      16.07.2010 21:19

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      Brill mag for all those gossip loving teens

      I'll admit it I am addicted to Sugar. A magazine which I can't wait to get at the end of each month. Each magazine comes with its free gifts whether it be a make bag or a sample of sweets you always get something. However with most magazine gifts some can be quite tacky. You then have a lad mag. This is brill as it is written by lads so all us girls who wonder what goes through guys minds we see it in this. With fab interviews with male actors it keeps your interest. However it is rather short but has just enough content to keep you entertained. Lastly you have the main magazine with female celeb interviews, fashion, beauty tips, horoscopes, true stories and more. Most of it is written by teens so you can relate to it. It's a good magazine if you're too old for 'kiddie' magazines like shout perhaps but not interested in women's lifestyle type magazines.

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      31.05.2010 20:21
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      Two fantastic magazines for girls aged 12-16.

      The March 2010 issue of this magazine caught my eye becuase it had a free purse. I am now collecting it every month and I am now writing a review.

      ~Packaging and Appearance~
      Sugar comes in a plastic bag with an unattached free gift knocking about inside it. Sugar also comes with a free Ladmag (more on this later). The plastic bag is usually very wide, much bigger than the magazine becuase free gifts from Sugar tend to be quite large. Free gifts are usually very good from Sugar, for example the purse in the March issue, a discount in the April issue, a Lipsy bag in the May issue (very good value) sweets and a taster book in the June issue, an entire novel worth £5.99 (My So-Called Life by Joanna Nadin) in the July issue and limited edition BarryM cosmetics in the August issue.

      The size of the magazine is quite small which makes it very useful so you can carry it round in your handbag. It also has a glossy cover. There are seven coverlines on the front: two for true life, one for fashion, one for a celebrity and three for other features.

      ~Contents~
      When you open the magazine there will probably be an advert on the left and a contents page on the right. There is also a letter form the editor, Annabel. Celebrity gossip is in the 'Insider' section. This can be quite funny and feature a short interview from a celeb. There is also a big interview with the cover celeb which is usually six pages long. The good thing is that the celeb is usally dressed in high street clothing, so readers can get the look for themselves.

      There is a 'Chatroom' section in Sugar in which one of Sugar's writers will write about something (usually very funny) and readers will also write in and express their views. 'Shameful Confessions' are two pages which contain cringey incidents and there are also three true-life stories - some sad, but some of them can be quite disturbing. Sugar also has quite a lot of quizzes and flowcharts about stress, crushes etc. and the mag gives you advice on what to do if you get to the bad option. Plus, there are also loads of prizes to be won every day becuase if you type in a keyword at the Sugar website (www.sugarscape.com) you may win a prize. The prizes are available to be won until the issue that they come from comes off the shelves.

      Sugar is also packed with fashion and beauty. The magazine usually choses a fashion theme for the issue and prints about seven full size photos of a model wearing the themed fashion before having two pages of items with the theme and comparing each item in price. At the end of the mag is a 'Day by Day Destiny' which is basically a horoscope prediction for each day. Some of them can be scarily accurate! There are also problem pages at the end of the mag too. Problems range from boys, mates, family, health and sex and are answered by qualified professionals.

      ~Ladmag~
      This is a small magazine that comes with Sugar and is all about boys and men. It has a male celeb on the front and an interview with that celeb inside. There is also boy adive inside the mag, which can be quite useful for teens!

      ~Value~
      Sugar's price is £2.50, which I think is very good value for two excellent magazines and a very good-quality free gift.

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        22.10.2009 08:14
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        A great mag free of the negative messages some other ones have

        PACKAGING, DESIGN AND CONTENT

        This comes inside plastic packaging, inside the packaging of the issue that i bought there is a glittery gold purse and a Chupa Chups lolly included. That also came in plastic packaging. Inside there is also the main book which of course is the sugar magazine and there is also a lads magazine. The sugar magazine is small in comparison to the cosmopolitan magazine that i would usually buy. There is lots of information on the cover about the articles which are inside the magazine. They always have a popular celebrity on the front of it.

        This months issue has Cheryl Cole on it. Its very brightly coloured, decorated with bright green colouring and big fancy pink lettering and has some interestingly named articles which catch your attention. On the top it tells you that you get "two magazines" for the price of one.
        Which you do in the form of the main magazine and then the lads magazine. On the back there is a advertisement for Avril Lavignes new perfume. The overall design for this is eye catching and in amongst a few magazines in a shop "in my opinion" it stands out and appears to be one of the most appealing. The Sugar magazine is "well designed" and has lots of pictures.

        Everything written in it is easy to understand and most of it is entertaining to. The lads Magazine is full of honest opinions from guys about the way that they all "apparently think" i say apparently because i don't believe every guy in the word thinks the exact same way because everyone is individual and it makes no sense. This also advices as to what way us women should react to them. I have to say i disagree with most of it. Some of the advice is useful though and makes some sense. On the upside their is hot posters, i don't put posters up any more but they are still nice to look at.

        There is a part called date mate or slate in the lad mag. In this part a guy gets to choose weather he would date,mate or slate five girls who send their photos in. I don't like this part or the concept at all. It reminds me of the X factor and the judges. These girls are getting judged in front of every one who reads this. Obviously they are not overly bothered as they are sending their photos in but one always gets rejected and the guys are rarely tactful either. Some of the girls who enter into this are only 13 years off age and it does go up into older years but in my opinion this part is a bad idea and it is bad for their confidence. Especially at such a young age, like for instance the guy in this issue slated a girl because he said he doesnt fancy her or the way she wears her hair. Someone older could brush it off but at that age girls are impressionable. I know i was when i was that age. This is mainly aimed at teens but i read it and i know lots of others who do.

        It has some interesting stories and freebies and in that sense i think it appeals too a older range of people as well. I usually buy Cosmopolitan magazine but its so full of ads and when its not ads, its sex, sex and more sex. Most of the time i cant be bothered with stuff like that and i prefer reading things like this with good stories,horoscopes,fun quizzes and information about new cosmetics and clothes. I just find it a lot more interesting and entertaining to read. The sugar magazine also has some great advice on things that any woman could do with knowing. Some of the stories are very easy to relate to such as one in this issue about someone who was bullied at school. I know most people had that happen to them at one point or another and i was certainly no exception to it.

        This is helpful to people in the sense that they can read things others have went through that they probably have to and no that they are not alone. This issue also highlights "important things" such as its article about "homeless people." This asks What do you see when you think of a homeless person? An old down and - out? A druggie whose habit got out of control? Then it goes on to tell you that thousands of people live rough everyday and then some of them share their stories as to how they got there.

        It sheds light on the situation and the assumptions that sometimes revolve around homeless people and lets you know that they are not necessarily druggies nor are they always there through bad or self inflicted reasons and that sadly some just get no choice. The contents section is full and their are quite a lot of articles. The pages in relation to each article are well displayed and easy to find thanks to it. There is a fabulous freebie section and theres even a calendar with prizes which can be won "every day of this month" by logging onto the sugar website and entering the provided codes.

        There is usually more than one item sometimes 30 of a certain item available to win. There is also "a unleash your inner psychic" article this is my favourite part in any magazine because i love this stuff. It tells you how to access your intuition through certain steps such as de - cluttering your mind and relaxing. It tells you intuition is like a muscle with which "the more that you stretch it" the better it will work and it encourages you to keep what it refers to as a intuition diary.

        There is also of course the subscription page. This informs you that if you subscribe it will cost you £19.99 for 12 magazines. You will receive a Barry M shimmer kit worth over£23 which includes a purple Barry M nail polish, a pink nail polish, purple dazzle dust eye-shadow, lipgloss and a glitter eye-liner. There is quite a few fashion pages packed with beautiful, stylish clothes and details on how much they cost and where you can buy them. There is also lots of information on gorgeous accessories and make-up. Articles such as the following one i think are very helpful.

        The article i am referring to is called make - up shake - up. It tells you that the average cost of your make-up bag is a whopping £55. Then it has a list, telling you the best available products to replace your usual ones "which work brilliantly" and are easier on your bank balance to. There is also a helpful bit on the same page were the Sugar beauty editor and interns test products and tell you if they are good and "most importantly" if they work and are worth your money. In this issue they tested mood swing lipgloss which changes colour to suit your mood and surprisingly enough it works!

        The style addict page shows celebrities and what they are wearing. In this issue it is printed leggings. I am not one to follow celebrity's fashion and don't overly fancy wearing printed leggings anyway. I have my own style and think everyone should have their own as well because everyone is unique and in my opinion individuality is good.There is also a "how to get clear skin everyday" article promoting Clearisil with four useful tips.There is also a section "describing problems" which all women may encounter with their bodies, describing things about certain parts, using statistics and lots of information to clearly show what they are talking about and there is lots of great advice.

        These parts of the magazine are very helpful and the saying you learn something new everyday is true to this mag. Some of the statistics and advice given on certain things "you really" may never have known prior to reading it. It also covers questions which people may be too embarrassed to ask someone that they know or a doctor about. ,And points out the things that some women may think is abnormal about themselves and lets them know if they are or not.

        There is also a website advertised which is Sugarscape.com were there is a celebrity channel. Just in case you hadn't had enough information about them already "shoved in your face" via the tv breaks and newspapers and of course magazines like this. This is the point were i get to the ADVERTISEMENTS grrrr i really hate them. Each advert takes up a page which you have spent your money on which "could have" had a good story or something worthwhile placed on it but no instead there is useless adverts of things you may never want to buy or things you will not even be in the slightest bit interested in.

        The advice in this magazine makes up for the advertisements well sort of. They give great advice their quizzes or just through their section were people send their problems in seeking help and advice. I just finished a quiz there now about weather a guy has good intentions or not which may seem irrelevant and i admit even i did assume that it was but surprisingly enough. When i think about it."a few years back" it honestly could have saved me dating some of the complete jerks which i have done in-fact even now it could be useful. So it actually is a good investment for women and i imagine even for a mother to buy her daughter.

        These bits of advice and the issues that they bring up are useful to know. Sugar mag covers the issues and problems very well and the advice they give is worth reading. This like all magazine has fashion included but it doesn't promote bad body image except for the date,rate or slate section in the lads mag. I think that is a very good thing on its side. I think it actually sends out a healthy message to women in most part's. For instance someone has written in and said since reading Sugar magazine that it has "changed the way she feels about herself" for the better and she now feels happy with who she is.

        Not many magazines could have something like that said about them because most send out very bad,negative messages. In that part their is many messages sent in from their readers based on stories which were featured in the magazine or just general things in the readers life's. There is a prize awarded for the star letter and this months star letter writer will receive a Radox smoothie pamper pack. This brings understanding to people on topics which they are non the wiser to and explains them well, for instance In last months issue their was a story about someone with Asperger's who was bullied a lot.

        This raises awareness of it and helps people see and understand it and could even possibly change the most ignorant peoples views. The fact that Sugar awarded the girl who wrote in "with the star letter" and said that she understood Lizzy Clark (that was the girl who was bullied) because she has a little brother who is autistic too and that people slag him off because they do not understand him is in my opinion sending out "a very good message."Maybe it isn't one that can change the world but it still is good because even just a little bit of consideration and compassion can go along way when it comes to this. The girl who wrote this was only fourteen bringing such a important message to people that age means they will grow up with compassion and understanding toward things like this.

        MY OVERALL OPINION

        This is a excellent magazine there is so much good, helpful and interesting information included and in my opinion it is totally worth buying. The story's are particularly interesting and my favourite ones were the one about the woman being bullied and how she came out the better side of it because its great to see that she did.There is also one were a woman befriended her sister murderer my first impressions of this were "omg how could she" but after reading it i found out that she had very smartly did so to earn his trust so that he would confess to what he did.

        There is plenty off helplines provided in the advice section these would be helpful to anyone who requires them and the Q and A in this section is very well covered. Unlike some magazines there is a lovely horoscope section which covers every single day of the month.
        There is also a great insight into the newest twilight film which does have a few spoilers but i like them because it lets me know enough to know if its worth watching or not. There is also horoscopes for your significant other if you have one. At the minute i don't so i ignore these. I don't believe in horoscopes and they couldn't be further from accurate but nevertheless they are still fun to read.

        This is good for women and sends a healthy message to them and it is the first truly good magazine i have ever read. In terms of how much it can actually benefit its readers rather than knock them or send wrong, negative messages to them. While reading the interview with Cheryl Cole the cover star were she says "she would cry herself to sleep for years over the crap that was written about her in some mag's."

        This is exactly what i mean some magazines are damaging to the celebrity's featured in them and some write very mean, unfair things about them. Without any considering as to the effect it can have on them. It saddens me to read that because she is beautiful and seemingly a very good hearted person. Yet she is left with that sort of hurt because of stupid thoughtless comments. I avoid paying for magazines which i think promote this sort of meanness.. Some also have similar bad effects on their readers by sending out negative messages and promoting unrealistic things. Sugar doesn't and this makes it the best magazine i have ever read.

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          08.10.2009 22:00

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          its an ok magazine

          Sugar is a teen mag basically aimed at 12-16 year olds.
          It comes with an extra mag 'lad mag' and a freebie everytime.
          Sugar always has glossy celebrity covers.

          I have gone off Sugar magazine because i am finding it is going downhill.
          The free gifts are getting worse everytime and the makeup is always gross. I had an eyeshadow that was like liquid and everything smells of chemicals!
          The magazine is quite good though.
          It allows young girls to keep up to date with fashion and celebs etc.
          I think it critises a lot of things though because quite often they critisize a celebrity who wore one outfit twice etc.
          Not very good.
          I think Sugar is quite a good boredom buster so its good if you dont have anything better to do.
          They also have a website (sugarscape) which is quite good and is always posting new things about fashion etc.
          Personally i think Sugar magazine is a bit fake and not what it makes out to be.
          I still think its a good magazine for young girls but it definatly needs some improvement.

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          26.08.2009 11:17
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          Great magazine for the teenage girls

          My daughter has a subscription to this magazine and she loves it and sneaklily so do I!

          I think that the stuff it contains and the layout is fantstic, the magazine suits teenagers so well! It has all sorts in it from gossip to real life stories to problem pages. The free gifts you recieve are also lovely, make up, bags, etc not the normal tacky stuff like plastic rings or a sheet of stickers which is what you recieve in some other magazines.

          The gossip...
          The gossip in the magazine is very up to date and what teenager doesn't like to know what is going on in the world of stardom? It keeps you up to date with what celebrities did next, new movies, things to watch and what to look out for in the future.

          The real life stories...
          The magazine also boasts many real life true stories, which has happened to sugar readers, each of them has their own tale to tell. These are normally deeply moving and I think that these are good for teenagers to read so that they realise what does happen in the world. Once read they can also write in to sugar about them or even to the family about how they think that it is amazing about how strong they are being, etc.

          The problem pages...
          It also has problem pages where you can write in and tell them about your problems, whether they are about love, gender or mixed feelings, or personal to you. Some of them are printed in the magazine and some aren't and you just recieve a reply. I feel that these are really good as most young girls can therefore relate to one of these and find out how to move on and what to do next.

          All in all I think that this is a really good magazine for the teenage soul with the perfect combination of real life and gossip. I would totally reccomend this to anyone else with teenage girls-its fab! The only problem with it is that it is monthly and I personally think it should come out weekly or fort nightly.

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            09.08.2009 20:18
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            Sugar could be improved, but is very appealing to young girls

            I have a bit of a love-hate thing going on with British fortnightly teen magazine "Sugar".

            It draws you in with bright and bold covers splashed with the faces of the lastest celebs such as Vanessa Hudgens or Taylor Swift and attached are sweat-shop goodies which spend more time clogging up the underside of your bed than making your eyes stand out or whatever. Whats worse is it babbles on about making girls feel confident- employing Agony Aunts who are probably on 30K a year just to say "sweetie, tell your doctor" or "honey-pie, tell your mum"....er, thats the reason why we wrote to you, because we, er, didn't want to? Some stuff is easier said than done.
            I have also seen pages where Sugar are frequently critical of celebrity's outfits, haircuts and life-style choices, and their additional feature "lad-mag" points out aspects of an "ideal girlfriend"....yeah...confidence...whats that?
            Even worse, occasional bulletins they make about the enviroment could easily be strained by pointing out the excessive packaging used to wrap a plastic free gift from half way across the globe. Contradictive? Just a tad. Lol.

            On the other hand, Sugar can be argued to have had some good articles- including pieces concerning healthy eating, exercise and ways to boredom-bust, which could help to combat crime and obesity, as Sugar is internationally sold. Although, with the frequently mentioned "Sugarscape" website, where girls could possible spend hours creating profiles, playing games and entering competitions, maybe exercise is contradicted as well...

            However, it is true that all stories have two sides to them, and i agree that Sugar is very well aimed at young girls with its colour scheme, cool features, relevance to modern teen intrests (i.e fashion, beauty) and frequent releases. Furthermore, i like its size- its small so it can easily be fitted into a bag, stashed away quickly and read whilst out and about. However, some may find it a little expensive at around £2.45 per issue.

            Overall, the magazine "Sugar", avalible from most supermarkets and newsagents, can be found to have pros and cons for the British teenage girl- it does suit intrests but not always needs.

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            20.07.2009 18:02
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            A great mag and a great gift if you subscribe.

            I really love sugar; it's simply my girl bible.
            Every issue never dissapoints me and it always gives great advice on health, boys, appearance and the girly bits and bobs!
            Including celebrity updates, bargain buys and great fashion advice; it always keeps me smiling!
            With the chance to win lots of competitions, write in sugar mail bag and free sugar website it's the perfect guide for girls who love some gossip. It's appearance is stylish, girly and always includes celeb interviews.
            The freebies in it are always great and it even includes a free ladmag, this months guide on boys, boys and more boys.
            It would be a great gift for girls 13-17 (subscribing) and it even works out cheaper when you subscribe. Most girls would love it so you can't go wrong.
            It helps you through exam worries, boy troubles and gives you great advice for fashion and friend fall outs.
            With daily horoscopes aswell you simply can't go wrong!

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            08.06.2009 16:32
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            Great for younger teens!

            Sugar magazine is a magazine primarily aimed at teeanged girls between the ages of 12 and 16, although by the time you reach 16, the magazine's appeal becomes much less.

            This magazine contains some celebrity gossip, problems pages with agony aunts, fashion pages and readers input into what they think about the magazine and it's subjects.

            The magazine has a website which continues to talk about the issues raised in the magazine and allows the reader to enter competitions to win a variety of prizes. The opportunity to model in the magazines and write for them is also available from their website by becoming a member.

            You actually get two magazines for the price of one because you get a magazine called "Lad Mag" free with the Sugar magazine which contains information about men and dating mainly.

            I would recommend this magazine to people who are between 12 and 15 really, although some less mature 16 year olds or more mature 11 year olds may enjoy it as well.

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              Great!

              Sugar magazine is a teen girl magazine. It's jam packed full of gossip, celebs, comps, horoscopes and more. There are loads of things you can take part in and whats more, the magazine is made up mostly by the readers. Things you've sent in- tried out/ tested and all that. I try to buy this every month, it's like a little obbsession of mine. Sugar mag has a website, too. (www.sugarscape.co.uk) Which is just a great as the magazine! In the mag i gives you keywords for each day- then you go on the website and use the keywords to win prizes! Also, if you become a loyal member of the site and gain lots of points (you get points by adding websites, commenting articles e.c.t.) you can become a V.I.P member. V.I.P. members have the privillage of testing out new products and giving their veiws to help other sugar readers/ website veiwers. This mag is great gor a girl teen girl, giving out the latest fashion advice and trends and bargains, too! Theres something about sugar that stands out from all the other mags!

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              It's definitely worth the two pound twenty you pay, don't be put off by the freebies

              I used to read this magazine years ago, but found it a bit too celeb-focused. However, after a relaunch of the mag, I gave it a try and LOVED it! Ok, so they tend to have pretty lame gifts, or oh-so-tight tops that I guess wouldn't fit half of sugar readers, but they do have a Sugar VIP club, with REAL girls. Readers can showcase their talents, by drawing or even writing a story for a title set by the mag. They don't seem to care about looking perfect and encourage redaers to love themselves, flaws and all. I think they set a really good message out to teens. Plus, the fashion and gossip is always up to the minute. Captivating true life stories are also included each month, as is a separate Lad Mag, which is pretty obviously about the opposite sex.

              Past cover celebs include; Paris Hilton, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Rachael Bilson, who all feature in an in-depth interview in the mag. There's usually around 4 or 5 Problem Pages, covering everything from love to health.

              For those who are into star signs then you'll definitely like the very precise predictions. Each star sign has a monthly plan, with a prediction for each day of the month, instead of just a brief overview.

              Quizzes have included; Is he worthy? How moody are you? and Is your star sign ruining your love life? They're a bit of fun but the outcome at the end does make you think.

              Finally, I checked out the sugar website and found it very disappointing. I expected it to be as full and interesting as the mag, with loads of extras and games, sadly though, it wasn't.

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                I have been reading this magazine for a few years and i think its a brilliant magazine. It costs £2.10 and you can buy it from most supermarkets and all newsagents. I buy this at my local Co-op. I buy this as its a great read and has lots of juicy gossip about the celebs and great tips. There is around 130 pages in each book including adverts and ring tone sellers.These get on my nerves and are in every magazine!

                FRONT PAGE
                The front pages are very bright with a big picture of a celeb on the front. Each magazine has a different celeb on the front. They are mainly girls!! I have never seen a male on the front of a Sugar Magazine!! Though what i find stupid is that the celeb on the front block the title of the magazine! You can only read 's u half of g and half of r' .There are titles and the things in the magazine in bold letters on he front. Also with the magazine you get various free gifts. There is normally 1 free gift and there are offers for free gifts you can send off for but you have to pay for postage!!! :(

                INSIDE THE MAGAZINE
                Inside the magazine there are many features.
                There are QUIZZES such as 'what are you pressure points' this is in the magazine that i have in front of me. It is a 3 paged quiz and i enjoy filling these out!! lol!
                There are a whole section on BOYS!! yes you heard me BOYS!! There are tips like 'how to lose a date in 3 easy ways!' there are boy lookalikes where there are boys sending in pictures saying how they look like a celeb!! There is a 'sugar lad test' where there is a test where a woman goes round and finds out what men like! There is a Lads astro love guide!! These things vary in different mags but they are along the same lines. There are some great posters of really good looking men!
                There are FILM AND MUSIC REVIEWS where people rate what they think of films and music. There are COMPOTITIONS where you can win really great prizes. I have never tried this yet!!
                I think this is the best magazine for 'problems solved' as there are 6 pages of problems these are Friends and family, Boys, Sex, Health, Fitness and cash and careers. And on each one there are loads of interesting detailed answers which id helpful to every one.
                There is a 3 pages star signs! For each star sign there is a fortune for everyday for a month, so you know why it takes up so many pages!! There are great real live stories like 'you have to be fat to go to my school', 'My boob exploded' and 'I'm 14, a girl, and I've been branded by a rapist' These are really good stories and well worth the read! The stories are at least 1 page long and can reach up to 4 pages. Some are very disturbing and some can be really sad.
                There are a lot of styles and beauty tips. They have clothes, make-up, hair styles and how to look good this month. Which often i use to keep my styles up!
                There are some great celeb gossip! I am normally the first out of friend group to find out what is happening in the celeb world!! Thats how i found out about Jordan being preggie!!

                OVERALL
                I think this magazine is well worth the read even if you a bit older than a teen!! lol! And i would NOT recommend this to ANY boys at all as it is obviously aimed at girls!!!
                I buy these very often and i really enjoy it! The free gifts are normally really good. I have got a pineapple bag, make-up and make-up bags. I would recommend it to any girl!!

                Thanks for reading!
                I hope i have encouraged you to go and buy it now!!
                Luv ya xxx


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                  I think this is a good magazine to read,but does feature too much sex for young girls. - Advantages: good value freebies., good ideas,like hair etc., quite alot of news and showbiz. - Disadvantages: too much info on sex., expensive., some info can be boring.

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                  I started reading Sugar when it first came out some five/six years ago. I stopped buying it becuase I went through a "mature" stage but now my whole life is pretty much back at the stage where I want tacky pink freebies and I'm bored of trying to direct my man...no, never mind, go check out the opinions on More! Taking the broad spectrum of magazines pre-Sugar, what was on offer to females went from Bunty to Cosmo. Magazines such as Shout catered for little girls wanting to be teenagers...but what about teenagers who wanted to be more grown up? Sugar magazine filled, in my opinion, a niche market. It was glossy, like "grown up" women's magazines. The content deals with issues that parents rarely touch and schools try and teach you but it ends up being quite frankly embarassing. My boyfriend's mum is a school nurse and the idea of her saying the word "condom"...no. Just, no. Sugar has all the usual "girlie" stuff in: make up tips, hair styles, fashion pages and posters. At a time when having "the look" is all important, Sugar always comes out top with advice on how to dress if you're tall/small/skinny/chubby. It also gives advice on being healthy. I can understand why this may concern some parents but trust me on this: Cosmo may tell you to run twenty miles a week, not eat fish and wholemeal bread on the same day and meditate every night, Sugar is the basics: more fruit and veg, less crisps, play at the playground with your mates to get fit. If only the USA had Sugar... The language makes me cringe a little and even my younger sister laughs: lush lads, anyone? But the magazine isn't for me, who am I to criticise? Where girls magazines come under fire - and I remember seeing this on the news - is the way they deal with sex, drugs and other sensitive issues. That is, exposing children to this sort of thing too soon. How soon is too soon? The playground is one big sex ed. fo
                  rum! If talking to parents is too embarassing and school is downright impossible, this is the first port of call for many young girls, and a damn good one it is too! Every now and then, Sugar runs "body specials" which are (sometimes) sealed sections in the magazine. It deals with puberty and how to cope, periods and how to cope and also what boys experience during puberty. It really is everything you ever wanted to know and were too embarassed to ask. They also run features on drugs and eating disorders, using real life stories to illustrate their point and always giving out help line numbers. Sex, I think, is the biggie but again this is dealt with in an appropriate manner: the problem pages, real or not, are the first place we all turn to in a magazine (you don't? Liar). Sensible advice from people who don't look like your auntie. I can relate to people who criticise these magazines. I bought Sugar for my sister once and tore out the pages on chlamydia, but that was error on my part. Other magazines, such as Just Seventeen have had to alter their format (now a glossy called J17) in order to compete with Sugar, which says a lot about the Sugar formula and its popularity. I'd recommend it to girls around the 14/15 to seventeen age group, and punk chicks with a fetish for all things pink and plastic.

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