Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you still read print magazines as often as you used to? Or do you stick with the internet for all of your beauty news?

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43 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – Do you still read print magazines as often as you used to?

  1. crystal

    only seventeen.

  2. Nooo not anymore! Stopped that phase about 2 years ago lol.. It’s all about beauty blogging etc. for me!

  3. Taj

    call me old-fashioned, but I still read print magazines regularly and diligently !!

  4. Not that much any more. Once in a while, I will buy an Elle magazine or a Vogue but I mostly read fashion and beauty blogs

  5. luckymirai

    not much anymore.. i think everything is on the internet now ..easy to access and free:)

  6. I stick to the internet.
    I only read the tv guide, lol!

  7. I still read gossip mags or Look for high street fashion – plus I love their make up shots however – now i know a lot more about make up I wonder what planet the majority of the beauty writers are on – highlighting their amazing products, which I’ve tried and found to be awful! Plus their dodgy advice like nobody wear shimmer eyeshadow over 25, don’t wear more than 2 colours on your eye or you look like a crazy person e.t.c

  8. Avatar of superqueen Terry

    I love reading Vogue Italia, because – imho – it’s one of the best fashion magazines out there. When I can, I also buy i-D, which is a British fashion magazine. Since I’m very keen on fashion photography, I have to admit Internet is a blessing (I can have access to foreign magazines), but the sensation of flipping through a REAL magazine is uncomparable.

  9. Kat

    I definitely still read print magazines. There’s something in the tactile experience of reading a magazine cover to cover that can’t be replaced.

  10. Jai

    I still hold subscriptions to two magazines that I’ve read for years. I like to find things to inspire me to write about things on my own blog. But I have realized that they’ve become a lot thinner and more full of ads which is a huge turn off for me. The subscriptions are so cheap that at less than $20 to get my monthly mail, it’s fine by me!

  11. I actually love magazines, my faves are Nylon and Instyle.

  12. HijabiApprentice

    I still have love for real magazines! I buy InStyle, Bazaar and Vogue regularly!

  13. geri

    If it falls in my hands I will read it =p

  14. Jelisha

    I read websites & blogs , but I also need my weekly dose of magazines. I couldn’t live without Elle or Glamour … just could”t !

    A magazine is a great read for when you’re waiting on a train , when you’re between classes at university or when you simply want to lay in the garden with a bowl full of apple parts and a nice magazine to look through.

  15. vicki

    I read Nylon and sometimes Bazaar. I like having magazines in my bathroom :).

  16. Stephanie

    not so much anymore, I like reading teenvogue though, cause they usually have good clothes/makeup ideas in them that are directed more to young girls

  17. It seems that I’m not reading magazines nearly as much any more, especially since it seem that by the time I get my magazines (they’re submitted months ahead) I’ve already read the information on-line. Do you remember the time when we had to wait for the magazines to find out what went down at fashion week? Now we can get live footage right from the shows!

  18. Tanya

    I adore magazines and read tons of them :) I have several subscriptions to all kinds of different types – crafting, sewing, fashion, feminist, decorating!! There is nothing like the feeling of leafing though a brand new magazine that just arrived in the mail……love it :) I will never ever replace my magazines with the internet.

  19. jess

    I love magazines! I love when they are brand new and glossy and have articles in it I’m dying to read! I subscribe to Allure, Glamour, People Stylewatch, US weekly and Shape, I also buy In style, Self, Marie Claire, Psychologies, Harpers Bazaar and Cosmo if they have an intriguing cover! Yeah some of the gossip can be a tad outdated but nothing beats a big heavy fashion issue full of current beauty trends and informative articles–it definitely gives you something blogs don’t–the ability to read it anywhere and everywhere and especially on your couch! I like to flip through and look through the pictures first, then I go back later and read the articles when I want to focus. Its like a relaxation ritual for me!

  20. I’ve slowly begin phasing out of print magazines. I still have subscriptions to Allure and Makeup Artist Magazine, and I plan on keeping them for a while. I used to receive Cosmo, Self, and People, as well, but now find most of that type of content online.

  21. i read blogs way more often but i do get the “glamour” magazine monthly.. and i’m hoping to also get GQ for my boyfriend just to see how things are in the guys’ hemisphere.

  22. Nancy

    I still get excited when I receive my magazines in the mail!

  23. Donna

    Yes! I love getting Allure, Shop Etc, and Lucky in the mail. Plus I like the smell of a brand new magazine lol

  24. Avatar of maddie maddie

    yes!! i read them all: vogue, elle, harpers bazaar, instyle, glamour( i get it free) there is always something i rip out and fins interesting..like the Dior silver liner that i didint even know about or the CK lipsticks and thierry mugler lipsticks!! im a makeup and fashion shopaholic

  25. Liz

    I love magazines because I can schlep them to the gym. I occasionally read Allure, Elle, Zink!, & Bust. But for good, in-depth beauty coverage & content, I’m ALL about the blog/vlogosphere! Print magazines just cannot compare, or keep up, with the content online.

  26. justine

    i love reading the beauty blogs, but there’s still a few i want in print, for various reasons. the beach, the gym, a long plane/car ride are all perfect places for real mags.

  27. HoneyBrown1976

    I have three subscriptions: Essence, Glamour, and Entertainment Weekly. I used to love Cosmo; but, it’s pretty much a sex magazine now. : (

  28. I subscribe to five magazines: Vogue, W, Wired, Latina, and Reader’s Digest! For anything besides that and the newspaper, I browse the Internet. Free! :D

  29. Ruth

    I used to read about 10 magazines, now I don’t read any.

  30. marlena

    i personally love magazines – i want something tangible, something I can carry around, cozy up with on the couch, cut pictures out of. Even still, I think that beauty blogs, especially yours, is my go-to for no B.S., tried-and-true beauty info.

  31. DaniMae

    I haven’t picked up a print mag in foreeeeeeeever. I can’t even remember the last time…wait…no…it was when I was preparing my hospital bag for labor, two years ago LOL I love to “surf the net” so it’s really convenient to be able to get my beauty news this way. Plus mags don’t have the detailed and raw reviews and swatches.

  32. Arika BH

    I love the old Allure! When I was a teen back in the day and supermodels were still on magazine covers. Allure is what started my makeup addiction but it has never been as good as it was back in the 90′s. There was this particular cover with Helena Christensen that was dark and gorgeous. It’s this image that is forever seared in my brain. I still read magazines. I still subscribe to Vogue but it’s not as interesting. I like Nylon for fashion more. That’s it though. I dont buy any magazines for beauty info. I check a few blogs, Spektra, MakeupAlley, and You Tube. Really Christine your blog is my favorite! I love the lay out. I love how often you update it, and I love that your more addicted to MAC than me!

    • gkate

      I’m exactly the same re the old Allure making me love make up! Remember the old eye diagrams and the Kevyn Aucoin features… those were the days…

  33. maryjoyce

    Not really.Back then before i discovered beauty blogs, i always buy several magazines a month..and then along i came stumbling on blogs…. I FIND that beauty blogs are more TRUTHFUL and UPDATED, with mentions of where and how we can buy for less and such more helpful info. Frankly, i also am afraid of that very tall columns of magazines in the room. i love the money i save too (not really, blogs are VERY enabling!)

    love temptalia!!!

  34. Yes! I love beauty blogs, but I live for new magazines.

  35. Diana A

    I actually love magazines :). My aunt gets me subscriptions for cheap from her job (she’s a prof and her uni gets sweet discounts for students & faculty) but I tend to pick them up myself when I travel the most (via plane/train) or when I have a bad day.

    Plus my mom sends me hers every few months.

  36. gkate

    Yes for fashion – no for makeup.

    Fashion mags are a must read – just as much for the ads as for the content. The styling and art direction are unbeatable, genuine fashion expertise, original thinking, styling. There’s a lot of fashion blog dross, frankly. Though I do check out style.com a lot.

    But makeup blogs on the internet are inspiring and trustworthy where the advertorials – sorry, EDitorials – in magazines aren’t. Like I’m supposed to beleive the word-for-word-of-the-press-release some lazy beauty journo copies and pastes onto her makeup page? Yah right…

  37. gkate

    Yes for fashion – no for makeup.

    Fashion mags are a must read – just as much for the ads as for the content. The styling and art direction are unbeatable, genuine fashion expertise, original thinking, styling. There’s a lot of fashion blog dross, frankly. Though I do check out style.com a lot.

    But makeup blogs on the internet are inspiring and trustworthy where the advertorials – sorry, EDitorials – in magazines aren’t. Like I’m supposed to beleive the word-for-word-of-the-press-release some lazy beauty journo copies and pastes onto her makeup page? Yah right…

  38. Nicole

    Yes, I have subscriptions to Lucky and Glamour magazines

  39. I stick with magazines for fashion news and the internet for makeup
    It’s alot more up to date and more detailed

  40. Annika

    I still read Allure, UK Glamour and US InStyle, and I would buy People Stylewatch too if they sold it near me but I am nowhere near as excited as I used to be now that I read about makeup online – so it’s mostly clothes I’m interested in magazines and maybe the odd relationship advice and celebrity interview :)

  41. I still get excited every month when my fashion & beauty magazines arrive in my mailbox. Online is cool (because it saves me from having to put all the mags out for recycle), but I love to be able to turn the pages and rip out editorials for inspiration. Plus I take a mag with me to the hair salon to read while I’m getting my hair done.

  42. Yes. I love my magazines! Glamour, Allure, Cosmopolitan.