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Essence (1-year auto-renewal)

4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Cover Price: $47.88
Price: $12.00 ($1.00/issue) & shipping is always free.
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Issues: 12 issues / 12 months auto-renewal
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Product Description

Product Description

ESSENCE inspires Black woman of all shades and shapes to lead bold, fulfilling lives. We encourage their passions and dreams and celebrate their community. As a trusted friend, we reflect their best selves and motivate them to live without limits.

Amazon.com Review

Essence magazine is a lifestyle publication for African American women of all ages, shapes, and cultures. If you've been looking for a periodical that addresses what black ladies need to know about fashion, beauty, relationships, and current events, a subscription to Essence will come in handy. It also features tips and tricks to help you deal with everyday issues, as well as a special section where real men ask their significant others to marry them.

Essence magazine features interviews with movie and music celebrities that share their knowledge on how to empower yourself in order to reach your goals. It also contains articles about average black women who have become successful in their careers after starting almost from scratch. The heartwarming stories will give you the courage to push aside all of the negativity that you may face in your chosen field, while tips from experts on a variety of topics, such as job hunting and scholarships, will help with the practical side of your endeavors.

Essence magazine will make you embrace fashion and beauty with passion, offering hints on hairstyles, makeup, and wardrobe choices that will complement your skin tone and body shape. The publication also discusses health issues that African American women face, including the symptoms of certain conditions and the questions you should be asking your doctor.

A subscription to Essence magazine will give you the tools you need to raise your self-esteem, and the magazine makes a great gift for any young woman that needs a little boost in self-image too.

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  • This subscription will automatically renew until you decide to cancel, at any time, using Magazine Subscription Manager.
  • Before your subscription expires Amazon will notify you via e-mail of the rate at which you will renew. You may change your credit card, address information or cancel your subscription before the order is placed.
  • Amazon will renew on your behalf at the lowest renewal rate then available to Amazon.com customers at the time of renewal.
  • Each renewal term will be for a one year subscription, unless otherwise posted.

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Product Details

  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Essence Communications
  • ASIN: B002PXVYE6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Synapse

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful app January 11, 2012
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
I love reading Essence magazine, I am happy I can now read it on my kindle fire. I recommend this
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good March 11, 2011
Subscription Term Name:1 year auto-renewal
This is the only magazine I read regularly in college (25 years ago) that I still read now. Great articles on all kinds of issues and they do try to cater to black women from ages 20 to 55 or so which is not easy. Lately, it's been a little flat -- both in terms of magazine size and in the depth of the articles. I'm renewing it one more year and hope it improves during that time
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We all enjoy essence... July 9, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
the price can't be beat and I look forward to my magazine's arrival. When my son was a teen and wanted to know more about what women thought--I handed him my Essence. This was over 13 yrs ago and I can still remember his response: it was positive and he liked the articles (and the women modeling) that covered a variety of topics. He even compared Essence to the magazines the female students read on the bus 'It seems all they tell them is how to get a man'. Yep, my family and I love Essence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best magazine! October 3, 2010
By Y
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I ordered this as a special. I have not subscribed to Essence in ages.

I am so glad to have been able to get re-acquainted with this magazine again. It is modern, very fashionable and the articles are very informative.

This is a must have magazine for all african-american women. It doesnt just have fluff like other magazines. It is uplifting and has many real ideas for how to improve your life, finances, fitness, etc.

I look forward to reading this magazine every month.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable deal! January 24, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I was amazed that you could get such a good deal on magazine subscriptions through Amazon. I ordered several different publications as "stocking stuffer" gifts for friends and family (and some for myself). I expected a substantial delay since it was holiday ordering, but everyone received their first issues promptly in January. I will certainly be looking for these great deals again next Christmas!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essence of Life October 23, 2012
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
"Essence Magazine" is a well-rounded magazine that covers issues pertaining to women from various backgrounds. Tyler Perry is on the front cover and there is a special feature of Gabby Douglas on page 70, along with some of the other Olympic winners. Additionally, the November 2012 issue features women with different and engaging political beliefs on page 82. The following are the women featured: Daryl Joy Walters, Mary L. Washington, Montica Talmadge, Jennifer Carroll and Jennifer Burke. It is implied on the side of the magazine that African American women come first when it comes to "Essence Magazine". I confirmed part of my own African American ancestry when I recently discovered that my late paternal grandmother was an African American woman who was originally from Birmingham,Alabama. However, this magazine is also great for those from various backgrounds due to some of the universal themes covered in "Essence" (such as the articles on the secret of giving and ideas for the Thanksgiving holiday).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wolf in Sheep's Clothing!!!!! June 8, 2012
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I'm thinking of cancelling my subscription. Ever since Time Warner Publishing acquired Essence, it seems to be cantering to dark-skinned white women and NOT Black women.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Essence June 29, 2011
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
Great magazine, with great articles, beauty tips, information on my community, and a section that celebrates everyday womens style. I love this magazine and have been buying it for years and finally decided to get a subsription and save a little money. I would recommend it to all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Essence Mag
the magazine is great in digital form since i receive it on time however the print copy takes forever to get to me so happy that i can access the digital portion or else i would... Read more
Published 8 months ago by V
5.0 out of 5 stars Essence subcription
I am set for the next two years wish they would do interviews on other than the top 6 black actresses and Beyoncé (They could expand). Read more
Published 11 months ago by G. Monk
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Essance Mag since I was a child!
Excellent Mag for African American Women and teens!

Keep up the great works in beauty and the community!

I'm hooked
Published 12 months ago by Nekicia Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good...and helpful
I'm in grad school and during a multicultural conversation an African-American student suggested that those of us from the dominant culture might benefit from reading the magazines... Read more
Published 13 months ago by J. Alyce Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for people who love essence
I purchased this magazine and the quality, and information in the magazine is a huge plus. I enjoy reading, and also I enjoy that my magazine gives me lots of information.
Published 15 months ago by Brandon H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
The Price is good. I got this for a friend as a gift and decided to renew for the 2nd time..
Published 20 months ago by aretha clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Essence
The magazine is thinner than it use to be. However I enjoyed the articles and found the publication uplifting to African Americans.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Well put together magazine
I never use to read through an entire magazine until I subscribed to ESSENCE. It is not a waste of time by any means, and it has encouraged me to read other magazines thoroughly as... Read more
Published 20 months ago by S. Langley
5.0 out of 5 stars love
i love essence, the stories, the fashion, the natural hair section, the horoscope everything. i even enjoy the product suggestion pages in the back :)
Published 20 months ago by B. Daniel
2.0 out of 5 stars too many ads, not enough interesting material
i was hoping to gain some entertainment while reading things that will keep my interest but like most magazines, this was full of ads and the articles either seemed generic or just... Read more
Published 21 months ago by QueenG
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