What’s the big fuss about Allure magazine?!

A couple of weekends ago, I went to London on a lovely weekend to see my best friend from uni. When I’m travelling, one of my most favourite things to do is to curl up on an (empty either side) train seat with music, snacks and a good magazine. I was in W H Smith and decided to try a magazine I’d heard a lot of bloggers talking about – Allure!

I assumed this magazine might be around £3, so took it to the till happily perusing some chocolate at the same time (maltesers). I was shocked that it cost £4.80!!!! For a MAG A ZEEN. Wth.


Anyway I decided to give it a chance, paid, ran to my train, sat in the wrong carriage, ran again and settled down with my music, Maltesers and Allure. I noticed that it didn’t have many adverts in it which was a really good start – one of the most annoying things when reading Elle or Vogue is just HOW much of it is filled with stupid adverts.

When I started reading further, I had the price of the magazine ringing in my ears. It was not worth it! I could have easily got the same amount of cultural words from a £2 Glamour. I didn’t find the articles particularly engaging or revolutionary, it was just a bit…blah.

A real shame, because I thought this would be one of those magazines where I also start raving about it and pining for a subscription.

For me, the best magazines for train travel are – Glamour, Look, Cosmo and Grazia!

Have any of you guys read Allure? Do you feel the same as me or do you love it?!

Thanks for reading everyone 🙂

Roshni xxx


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  1. I agree, it really irritates me as well when magazines are mostly filled with ads. I like reading the articles and stuff, but for the price it’s not worth it. I usually like to go online onto the magazine website instead because it’s cheaper. But sometimes it’s just not the same as a good hardcopy magazine.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

    1. Yeah that’s what I do a lot now too – I love going on the Vogue websites and browsing the galleries. I know what you mean too – there’s still something about sitting down with a proper magazine and curl up with a hot drink! Thanks for your comment <3 xxx

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