Reading the right publication can help you look good on a budget – and we’ve got the inside scoop on the very best of the bunch.
DIY Drop Dead Gorgeous
Want to look as great as a cover-girl? Then try a subscription to US beauty title Allure. This award-winning monthly features the world’s most beautiful women on it’s cover – Alumni include Kate Hudson, Kate Moss and Katie Holmes – and includes everything you need to help you be beautiful this Christmas, with little or no financial out-lay.
You’ll find DIY tips on creating sizzling up-dos and high-impact make-up looks such as the sultry smokey-eye and step by step advice on getting glowing skin. A smart read which will see you looking fabulous through the season, into the new year and beyond.
Step Back in Time
Working vintage style is an amazing way to save money and create a unique look which ensures you stand out from the crowd. A subscription to Her Vintage Life will whet your appetite for all things retro.
Interviews with vintage vamps like Paloma Faith and clever costume designers working on the likes of Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby, combined with top tips for perfecting the perfect pin-up pout, will help you create a party look with a difference. Think LBD goddesses Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn!
The clue is in the title. Glamour magazine is a one-stop shop for fashionistas and beauty junkies. Page upon page of stunning fashion and beauty, will help you keep an eye on new trends and make them work in your own wardrobe.
Why buy a new LBD for example when you can see that pairing black knitwear with a chic black skirt or digging out your tailored tux can make an equally fabulous statement? Glamour is also a great place to go for ideas on upcycling existing pieces to give you and them a new lease of life.
A subscription to Look can certainly show you how to appear incredible even on the tightest budget. Featuring the best of the High Street and online fashion it showcases all the best buys to suit your purse and encourages you to think about ways to change looks by shopping clever.
An existing dress can be given a whole new twist when updated with the latest belt, shoes or bag, for example. This mag is a must for those with an eye on the celebrity world.
So, there you have it. Before stepping out on to the dance floor under the eagle eyes of your CEO, CFO and COO, make sure your Coco isn’t looking loco.