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I appreciate the beauty; but it's just not for me.,
This review is from: Elle (Magazine)
I can see the appeal of Elle magazine. The layouts are beautiful; the paper is glossy and has a nice feel; and the magazine is always so thick. However, I just don't think the magazine is for me (which is odd, considering I fit squarely in the middle of of all of their average demographics except age--I'm about 8 years younger than their average reader).
For starters, the clothes, makeup, and accessories advertised and featured in this magazine are waaaay too expensive for me, and some of the tips are a little ridiculous. Now mind you, my household income is about one-and-a-half times the average HHI of this magazine's readers, so it's not like I have a ramen noodle budget. Also, I don't consider myself even slightly frugal. But I'm sorry, as a wife and a mother, I just refuse to wash my hair with S. Pellegrino sparkling mineral water that costs around $3.50 for a 1 liter bottle. I don't even drink water that expensive. And that was by far the cheapest thing I've ever seen in this magazine.
I'm also not a fan of the way most articles in this magazine are written. A lot of the seem snobby and pretentious. I just don't see how the average woman can relate to anything in Elle.
I much prefer Redbook magazine. No, it's not as glamorous by any means, but I feel like that magazine speaks to me more than this one ever will.