I used to be a subscriber to Cosmopolitan. I subscribed to it for over 10 years. Before that, I read Cosmo Girl, along with other teenage magazines. But lately, my love for the Cosmo has faded. I loved the colors of the magazine, the layout, and the awesome interviews they would have.
However, I grew tired of reading the same information presented in numerous different ways throughout the year. I also got really tired of turning the pages and seeing something along the lines of: "lose 2 dress sizes", "get fit", "eat healthier", "lose weight", "try this workout", etc. It started to get really old, really fast. I began to lose interest in my beloved magazine, but the time had come to cancel my subscription. Did I outgrow it? That can't be, I'm not that old. Was I fit and healthy enough to not need to read it? Ha, hell no!
So, I am trying to locate a new magazine or two to read each month and the search is difficult. My interests include: fashion, shopping, lifestyle, design, and women's interests. I would love a good fashion magazine that shares items for smaller budgets (I mean really, who can afford $125 for a sweater?). I do love the InStyle magazine, but I've never subscribed to it because of the price. Maybe I can find a good deal somewhere.
But, what about my other interests? I tried Self magazine. That was a bust. Just more of the body image issues. Then, I tried Elle. Although beautiful, the items I saw were way out of my budget and there was no comparison to see where I could get something similar for a smaller price. I am currently reading HGTV magazine and this has been a pleasant surprise, but it doesn't include anything about fashion. I still might continue to read it though.
That leaves me still on the hunt for a new magazine. Do any of you have suggestions for glossies that you love that covers my interests? I haven't read Glamour in years, is it worth it to try? What about Vanity Fair, what's it like? Any ideas?