I used to spend a lot of money every month on all the fashion magazines ,getting a new one every time I went to a shop. I knew all the top designers, new up and coming talent and all the latest trends, now I wouldn’t know what is in fashion or not. Some of the reasons my reading choice changed are my age, as I get older I care less whether what I am wearing is current or not and I am sure now I won’t ever fit into any tiny designer dresses. Make up and skin care has been broken down over the years into the few products I love and trust and I have let myself read about things I love rather than what everyone else is reading just to stay up with everyone else.
But possibly the main reason I passed totally on my glossy magazine fix was a video I watched which showed a top fashion magazine with all the ads taken out. What started as a magazine of 100+ pages ended up with maybe 30 made up of articles to read. So I was wasting my money and a lot if it monthly on glossy designer ads ! that was my turning point.
So what you see above are now the only magazines I buy monthly and two are only a few times a year. I have always had a love of anything creative, I am not a creative person but creative things really make me happy. I love the idea of making things simple, I love paper, books, food and art and these bring all I love together for me.
I get them all online except Project calm which I get in Tesco and it was out yesterday. The first one is The Simple Things
I have been getting this for a couple of years now and I love it, it covers everything lifestyle and have beautiful photos and paper which is a good thing in a magazine.
The next is 91 Magazine
I am new to this one, it’s only my second one but this is just home and photo goals. This isn’t monthly, I think it’s every 6 months but it’s just gorgeous and one that you would look back over again and again. I spaced out reading mine over a month I didn’t want it to end.
The next is Flow Magazine
This is all things craft, paper, art, design and lifestyle as well. This one isn’t monthly and I get it delivered but you can buy it in good bookshops.
The last is Project Calm Magazine
This is one I get in Tesco as they don’t have subscriptions set up yet for it but when they do I will be signing up. This is a little like the Flow magazine but it also has some yoga, wellness and lifestyle and I was hooked after the first copy. It’s a fairly new magazine but I am addicted.
So there are my magazine reads, the only ones that I buy now, the ones I ration how much I read so they will last longer because they are so good and the ones that I feel better for reading and not depressed like the fashion and beauty ones.
Let me know what you like to read ? I would love to hear.