Advantages Fun read! Price!
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
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.
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|Value for money||Excellent|
|Quantity of advertising||Average|
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