But then I thought Wait a minute, something made me buy this - what was I looking for? Surely there is something in there for me!
So here is what I gleaned:
I could do a simple manicure on my gardening hands (I did - nice).
There was one smiling model - amazing - and I thought I could smile more even if my teeth look nothing like this
Next time I'm in the city I'll look at Mango where they actually have dresses for £22.99? I don't want a dress but I do like looking..
I quite like wearing lipstick, and somewhere I've got a nice bright pink....there seems to be a trend for very soft colours, must have a look
I'd like to see this exhibition at the V&A of glamorous ball gowns and it is on till January 2013
Fragrance - I like perfume - maybe i could get some for my birthday. I tried all the little samples in the magazine but the one I liked was £67....hmmm, always did have expensive taste.
I could jump, wearing nice shoes?
I like high heels (about three times a year). Must plan more occasions to wear the ones I've got.
Prints are in it seems - maybe not this backless dress, but a shirt or a scarf might be fun.
I love my sunglasses which are very old and may fall apart any day. If I carry them in my bag I may find a pair that are similar...
A free make up lessson and personalised face chart from Bobbi Brown? Could be fun..
I realised that what I was looking for when I bought the magazine, was a little boost, a little incentive to think about my appearance and the end of winter clothes and winter skin (there is still snow on the hills as I write this!) but I think I did actually get my money's worth and am off to rummage in my wardrobe right now....and put on some lipstick!
(NB I am having annoying problems with the layout of my blog pages and hope the text is lining up with the pictures!!)