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Love it Magazine is a must for everyone to try. What I love about it is that there is a good mixture between real life and celebrities, not too much of one, just about right.
I have been reading this magazine for a while now, I first got it when it was on trial at a cost of 30p, the current price is 68 pence, which is well worth it.
The edition I will review today is very recent dated 28th oct - 3 nov 2008.
FRONT COVER Very Bright, eye catching, mixture of text and pictures. Stands out on the shelves in the shops.
There is a page at the beginning called editor's letter. This is where Karen the editor writes a story usually something shes done that week etc.
Next 2 pages is called Amys E Spot. This is where you find hot gossip and celeb secrets. In this edition there is information on x factor, big brother, sugababes, Will Young, Paris Hilton and Gordon Ramsey, so a good mixture there.
Over the page from that is a true story called My Cheating fiance BEDDED the babysitter, sad story but a great read. This is a lengthy story at 3 pages long.
Next to the third page is a full page advertising the fact that you can earn up to £1000 by telling the magazine your own true life story. a
The next 2 pages is a love it exclusive all about Chantelle Houghton (winner of celebrity big brother)
Pages 14 and 15 are dedicated to fashion. Winter Must-haves. Good range of macs various prices, clothes items which are lacy, boots, bags, jackets all with studs and also printed clothes.
There is then a phone advertisement page, boring to be honest but in most magazines. Next to this there is a beauty page where they give you tips on looking like a particular celeb. Its someone different every week.
You then get the chance to write your own letter to love it magazine and there is always a prizw for the star letter, this week the prize is a Ericsson W580i Walkman Phone. Just incase your thinking of food you will also find a voucher for Burger King, this week it is mini burgers kids meal free when you buy an adult meal. Nice little freebie there!
To get the men involved there is a page called You've got male. Here you find a bloke joke!, Man Talk Section, you can send in a photo of your fella etc.
You then find quite a few real life stories which are excellent. Good range, sad, happy, interesting. Best part in my opinion.
Like in most magazines there is a page where you can write your tips which do come in handy. This is called Carlys Top Tips. There is an incentive for doing this. You get £60 for the star tip and £20 for every other tip printed.
I like the small section on page 33 called Dear Dr Jon, its where you can ask a question regarding your health and a doctor gives advice. Usually 3 letters there that you can read.
Couple more trus stories follow and then you come to Dear Trisha Page and Sex Confidential Page. Here you can write your problems and get answers printed in the magazine.
Only part of the magazine I dislike comes next. Six pages called home shopping. Just lots of pictures of furniture and home accessories. Some people will like this, not for me sorry!
To get you in the mood for a holiday there are 2 pages dedicated to a particular destination. This week is Portugal, here you find info on that place, beautiful pictures. Also tells you what the destination will be for next week. In this case its Menorca.
Page 48 is an advertisement for Dolmio and page 49 is a recipe page. These are usually very good, cheap and easy to do. There is 4 recipes on this page and this week its called healthy fast food.
Pages 52-55 is a puzzles section, some are for fun and some are for prizes. Mixture of wordsearch, sudoku and arrowword.
More True Life stories and then on page 63 you find Psychic agony aunt. This is where you write a letter and they can look into your past and present. Bit spooky actually but always tempting to read.
At the end of the magazine there is a page called love it stars, just like there is in all magazines.
My opinion is that this is an excellent value for money magazine. Approx 1 pence per page. The stories are excellent, not too much advertising and a little bit of celeb gossip aswell.