This magazine is a ripoff. About 90% of the pages are glossy advertisements and there is minimal actual written content. You are paying so that the Hearst company can charge the advertisers for larger distribution. We canceled our subscription.
The magazine is fine. However, I do not like the fact that I actually did not purchase this magazine directly. It is one of those combo purchase + free magazine promotional package deal. I received a few issues for free and then I got charged due to an auto renewal clause in the fine print ( charged to my credit card on file without prior notification.). I had a hard time cancelling the subscription.
I love this mag. It is a compilation of all things relevant to the modern muse. It has relateable fashion, hair and makeup articles that can actually be utilized in the real world, always an enlightening article on a female issue somewhere in the world, as well as other pertinent articles. I am still Old School and actually enjoy holding a real mag, while I peruse over a warm beverage or glass of wine. Yup, I still tear pages out to refer back to. If you are looking for an all around great mag with various content, this is your baby.
I have been a MC subscriber for many years and have enjoyed staying up to date with fashion and popular styles. Unfortunately the magazine has become a lot like the shallow ones that are at newsstands (or maybe I'm more mature). It used to have very good articles that had a lot to do with empowering women and showcasing female talent/intellect. Now it just reads more like a slightly intelligent version of Cosmopolitan, minus the sex craze. Although I understand that there are a lot of social and cultural changes that affect women it was nice to have a magazine that seemed to respect women, not just sexualize them to sell something.
101 Ideas - some great ideas for my mood board, but definitely most items out of my price range as another reviewer noted. Beauty section - Love hearing about new products, especially the Beauty Passport feature. Books section - Picked up some great books based on these write ups.
What I don't like:
Bathroom Confidential - no thanks. Always some scary facts about aging and info on all the new (expensive) procedures required to halt aging, literally this is in every issue. No one over the age of 25 in the "What I Love About Me" section. What, no 40 year old's live in America? Or maybe they just don't love anything about themselves? Issue always turns up at least 10 days after its available in store. ALWAYS! Why subscribe??!!