November 5, 2013

I was sent an issue of Psychologies Magazine for me to take a look as they have now changed their design and features. I was curious as I have never bought the magazine before (I tend to look at the fashion magazines only) and was curious as it promises relevant ideas in motivational content from real people.

(Yes, that’s how I read magazines, all the time.)

Although I don’t think I ever picked up an older issue to be able to compare the look, currently it looks fresh and features good photography. The regular features show us suggestions on books, film, art and ideas, an interview with someone famous (in this issue, Julia Roberts) as well as several opinion articles on varied themes such as divorce and casual sex, among others. You can also find a Dossier, in which a theme is more extensively explored (in this issue, communication), articles on scientific studies and a section with mixed themes such as DIY, home decor, recipes and travel. I found it to be a very complete and diverse magazine, with plenty of interesting things to be learned. I particularly liked the interesting facts and numbers that can be found among the shorter articles as I’m always curious to know about statistics!

Here are some of my favourite quotes from the magazine, that I can relate to:

Julia Roberts on Honesty: “I always want to hear the truth. No matter what it is. I have a great family and amazing friends. I expect them to be honest with me. And I want them to be very straightforward, very plain.

On the  Speaking Up article: “The world tends to value extrovert qualities over introvert ones”.

Amanda Cadenet says: “I just never wanted to live someone else’s life. I don’t know why I’ve got this kind of spirit but I’m very much an advocate of living honestly”.

On the A Life More Ordinary article: “Finding joy in the mundane helps you look at life ‘in the round’ and see that it’s good”.

In sum: I liked the magazine and will probably look for it when I get to buy a magazine to read when I take the train, as the content can be a lot more informative and relevant than regular women’s magazines.

If you want to see if for yourself, Psychologies Magazine is now running a promotion: you get 3 issues for £3 only. T&Cs are on the link.

I know everyone is aching to know what I wore, so here is the rundown: Bow – H&M, Dress – H&M (via Ebay), Boyfriend Cardigan – Zara, Belt – c/o ASOS (it was on their Access All ASOS welcome package), Shoes – Irregular Choice, Tights – I can’t remember!

PS: Psychologies sent me a copy of their latest issue for review, no money was received and the opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen November 6, 2013 at 02:47

    Sounds like a very interesting magazine… though does seem a little ambitious with so many varied subjects. You have me intrigued now, I think I will have to have a look for it here next time I’m in the city where I can get a better selection. Love the outfit, you look fab as usual, the pensive look on your face in the last pic is precious! XXX

    • Reply Mrs D November 11, 2013 at 09:47

      Trust me it does work out well! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Vix November 6, 2013 at 07:21

    It definitely sounds like it has a bit more to offer than the usual magazine, crammed with pretty pictures, adverts and no content. I’ve seen it in the dr’s waiting room, I’ll have to flick through it next time I’m there!
    Love your reading pose and the neckline on your dress! xxx

    • Reply Mrs D November 11, 2013 at 09:48

      Absolutely! I was pleasantly surprised!

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House November 6, 2013 at 09:44

    This actually sounds like an interesting magazine. The speaking up article caught my eye. You look wonderful, love those shoes x

    • Reply Mrs D November 11, 2013 at 09:49

      Thank you! The shoes are really cool!

  • Reply Ariane November 6, 2013 at 15:36

    I read this magazine- It looks the same as the old format –
    Very interesting mag, informative, intelligent –
    A welcome change from all the fashion’s magazines young trendy air head nymphets and articles –

    Ariane xo

  • Reply Señora allnut November 6, 2013 at 21:49

    it seems a interesting magazine to read when travel by train, I agree with you!
    And I’m loving your cute dress and fabulous shoes!

  • Reply Jocy November 7, 2013 at 15:17

    I’ve picked up a psychology magazine but I found it too analytical and boring. This sounds like a lifestyle magazine + psychology so I can definitely see myself reading it 😀

    Love how you shared some quotes of the things you thought were interesting

    And any magazine featuring julia roberts is a definite yes in my book 😛

  • Reply Joyatri November 11, 2013 at 04:42

    Sounds like the perfect plane or train reading. I’ll look for it when I’m in London in a couple weeks.

    • Reply Mrs D November 11, 2013 at 09:56

      Please do! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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