The up and coming magazine reviews will feature an array of different style magazines. The way I pick out my magazines are strictly base on the cover. If the cover speaks entertainment my assumptions is, so will the inside. I know the cliché saying goes “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” blah blah, but that does not apply here. A magazine cover is not like a book cover. A magazine cover is supposed to pull you in and make you want to pick up what they are selling. With the rhetoric skills I had been “blessed” with from AP Lang; I will analyze the hell out of the magazines I am reading . I will high key be a self-proclaimed magazine editor and my reviews will slay!
Month of July 2017 Magazine Reviews
Month of June 2017 Magazine Reviews
No Reviews 😦
Month of May 2017 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issue: Seventeen May/ June 2017
On The Cover: Gracing the baby blue pigmented cover page is the social media star Cameron Dallas.
Inside the magazine: This issue of Seventeen has to be my favorite that I purchase. Usually, this magazine is like a snack; leaving you satisfied but not breaking the surface of hunger. In other words, its filled with fluff. The articles in this issue were talking about real life issues that are plaguing our society. Along with great beauty tips! This issue was a enjoy to read.
Cameron’s Interview: Cameron’s interview was a like his Q & A videos on YouTube. I agree with him with his answer to “If you could tell your younger self one, thing what would it be” because I am the same way. Reading this interview gave Cameron more dimension in my eyes. When seeing someone like Cameron who puts his life on the internet you make snap judgments about them and for him to talk about his struggles brings him down to Earth.
Afterthoughts: This issue was a nice poolside read!
I enjoyed the What’s Hot Now article about the author Jennifer Yu. I adore how she is taking on mental illness in a young adult book because it is such a serious topic that is not acknowledged often.
The “School Bathroom Debate” was a very eye opening read. My heart goes out to the LGBTQ community, especially under the Trump administration.
Month of April 2017 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issue: Cosmopolitan April 2017
Month of March 2017 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issue: Cosmopolitan March 2017
On the Cover: Gracing the hot pink stained bad-ass babe issue is the beautiful cover girl Ruby Rose. Everything on this cover is drawing me in to buy it! The intriguing picture of Ruby to chunky bold font lettering of blurts.
Inside the magazine: It is almost baffling how much I enjoyed this issue of the mag. I literally read cover to cover every single word that was written. To be honest, I have never read a mag cover to cover, but the fact is there was never a mag that was that interesting for me to do so. This issue was a learning issue every segment of the magazine was cutting edge information.
Ruby’s Interview: I have an official girl crush on Ruby Rose! I am here for her humble candidness. She is comfortable in all her being which is hard to find in people let alone celebrities nowadays. Rose like many of my other role models is unapologetically herself in a world that likes to prey on flaws and insecurities. My favorite part of the article was the “be good to your mind and body” section because it speaks to who I am as a growing individual.
Afterthought: This issues was like reading re-watching Beyonce’s Grammy’s performance! Btw reading about the other badass women was inspiring.
Favorite Articles: Frat Boys 2.0
This article really stuck a cord with me because I was ignorant to this subject. I find it so alarming because I am soon to go off to college unaware of this disgusting culture that is prominent in some fraternity. It is very important to educate women and especially men on the topic of sexual assaults on a college campus and in general.
Month of February 2017 Magazine Reviews
Month of January 2017 Magazine Reviews
Month of December 2016 Magazine Reviews
On the cover: The lovable Chrissy Teigen has graced the cover of this issue of comso to spill the beans about her hot marriage and bedtime rituals!
Inside the magazine: This issue was probably the driest issue I have ever read from Comso. It breaks my heart to even utter those words because I love comso mags. One thing I can say is the “confessions” story never disappoint they get better with each issue. It amazes me to know how many people have gone on terrible dates in the world (lol). Another I enjoyed was the advice from Logan Hill because they give me insight about real relationship problems outside of the high school guy problems I have
Chrissy’s Interview: Three words. Adorable, Candid &X-rated!
After Though: Eh! Not hot. Not cold. This issue is lukewarm. Who likes lukewarm material?..
Favorite Article: Should You Pop or Stop
Before You Gulp Read This…
That article was ridiculously insightful about the yes, probably not and definitely not vitamins that us women should be downing. I even learned that vegans (me) should be consuming a B12 vitaman because my body isn’t getting any due to a plant base only diet.
Month of November 2016 Magazine Reviews
Month of October 2016 Magazine Reviews
Month of September 2016 Magazine Reviews
I did not enjoy this following issues therefore I will not being putting out a review for them.
Month of August 2016 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Cosmopolitan August 2016
On The Cover: The bold beauty that is Ashley Graham graces the cover of this issue of Cosmo! I was so excited to see that Graham was on the cover of Cosmo! Just looking at the cover of this issue I already know it is going to be bomb. Now let’s spill some tea!
Inside The Magazine: The inside of Cosmo never disappoints. I like the “In Her Own Words” Ashley Graham edition because you get to see what she is like as a person. Another thing I love to read in the Cosmo is the “Confessions/ Worst Dates Confessions” they are so funny and embarrassing, it shows how human people actually are instead of how perfect society wants people to be. I totally recommend this issue it is A1. I can’t stress that enough! There is something in here for everyone to enjoy whether it’s workouts, confessions, sex, love, beauty, and etc.
Ashley Graham Interview: I am even more of a fan of Graham’s after reading this interview! She is a soldier girl, who can from a not so good beginning into a woman who is conquering (she is low-key the real life Khaleesi).
I’m giving curvy woman a seat at a table that we’ve never been invited to before.
I like how Graham addressed what Amy Schumer said about being grouped with curvy girls in Glamour magazine. I enjoyed the “post-breakup” about how Graham met her now husband at a church on “porn Sunday” (lol). The interview as a whole was a really good interview; it makes me like Graham even more. Btw she does TED talks which I didn’t know. I totally could use her as a reference in school assignments now.
Afterthought: Go buy now please!
Favorite Article: “Take Flight” Misty Copeland
She is #GOALSAF
There’s no wrong way to create your own path, but you have to find support. On those days when you want to give up, you have to have people in your life who are going to keep you striving
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Essence August 2016
On the cover: The Rio bound Zendaya is on the “see the world” August issue of Essence. I love Zendaya’s interviews because she is candid about what she thinks. I have never read an Essence mag before, but I am ready to travel around in this issue. **sidenote** The cover is absolutely breathtaking from the colors to the backdrop to the outfit Zendaya is wearing.
Inside The Magazine: Reading this inside of this magazine really made it clear that it was not for me, It is for a more mature reader (I guess). I liked the book that was recommended. I just don’t think I will purchase another issue from this mag, I probably will just look at it online if there is someone’s interview I want to read. To be honest I was so bored reading this mag. Even the inteview with Zendaya was boring. In the interview it was a trip down memory lane the topics that were discussed were Guiliana Rancic gate of 2015, her site seeing in Rio, and her new ventures.
Afterthought: I gave the issue to my mom to read because I felt like it she may enjoy it.
Favorite Article: I liked learning about the first African American supermodel that is Pat Cleveland.
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: InStyle August 2016
On The Cover: The stunning Quantico starlet Priyanka Chopra is the cover girl of this August issue of InStyle magazine before so I am extremely excited to see what the inside holds.
Inside The Magazine: I was disappointed by the inside of the magazine. There were points in the magazine that I enjoyed like the interview with Chopra. I felt like the issue had a lot of fluff on the inside; there were also a lot of interviews in the mag aside from Chopra. InStyle made Chopra a side piece in her own issue.I felt Chopra interview should be longer than the other interviews featured because she was the cover girl.
After Thought: This issue did not leave me wanting more. My interest was teased throughout the entire issue. I wanted more details in the interview. I can’t say this issue did not disappoint in the style department! I loved Ashley Graham’s cameo in the style section.
Favorite Article: Stella McCartney on being eco-friendly and styling millennials
Month of July 2016 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Cosmopolitan July 2016
Coming Out Soon
Month of June 2016 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Cosmopolitan June 2016
On the cover of Cosmo is Shay Mitchell. The Pretty Little Liar herself looks stunning with the yellow back drop making her curve hugging red one piece pop. The eye catching blurts on the mag talked me into buying the mag. The bold, colorful, and edgy blurts sale the magazine even more.
Inside the this issue I was having so much fun exploring the paper turning articles. Cosmo has become easily one of my favorite magazines. I am never bored viewing this magazine because it is extremely fun and upbeat. Cosmo is an “I Am Every Woman” type of magazine. Eventhough I know their target audience is probably the teens to young adults market, they are slaying in my eyes. I kid you not in the grocery store I see all types of people (guys included lol) checkout this mag when in the checkout line. Ps. Cosmo I love this short issue because it cuts out all the fluff and gets to the juiciness!
Shay Mitchell Interview
I enjoyed this interview a little too much! I love how open and no BS taken Shay is. I obviously know who she was because I am a fan of Pretty Little Liars. In the interview Shay talked about how she struggled with her identity in school due to her Filipino race. Many kids face this same issue (I myself face this issues as well with others putting their stereotypes on me). Mitchell was slaying in this article she even tackled subjects like how she doesn’t want her future partner to know what snap-chat is Mitchell bluntly put it “I find it unattractive when a guy scrolls through Instagram. Let that be something that I do”. Love it (I agree with her. Being a social media junky is not cute, nor attractive). Shay would like to be a business women rather than be an Oscar winner saying “to be honest, winning an Oscar is not one of my goals”. Shay even has a lifestyle blog AmoreAndVita (which is under construction right now). The interview was just effortlessly real and flawless. I really like her as a person. She has a good head on her shoulders. It is nice to see a woman (young women especially) stand in her truth with no thoughts of backing down. I highly recommend everyone to buy this issue! NO JOKES it is worth the 3.99.
Favorite Quotes from Shay Mitchell’s Interview
“I announce at the beginning of a relationship I’m not going to be sharing this with anybody. If that’s what you’re hoping for, there is the door.”
One of my favorite articles was in the #RealTalk section. The “You Are Not Your Like” article really spoke to me because as a young-in in the social media world, it can be a little too much to keep up with. I personally experienced some of the feelings former Instagram model Essena O’Neil felt. Like O’Neil, I would low-key delete a photo if it didn’t get enough likes. I don’t see eye to eye with O’Neil about being “addicted to social media, social approval, [and] social status”. However, social media does take a toll if used too much. Everyone should read this article, so they are aware of the dangers of the misuse of social media.
The eyeliner ad is alluring and effective enough to make me look into this product. The eyeliner looks like it glides on effortlessly.
Nail envy! This brings me day to the days when I had my claws (don’t worry they will be back!).
One piece’s are starting to glo’ up. I would totally rock this piece that is on model. It is classic and effortlessly beautiful.
Month of May 2016 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Elle May 2016
(Pre thoughts) This is my first time ever reading an Elle magazine. One of the reason — scratch that the only reason I bought this magazine was because Beyoncé was on the cover.
On the cover of Elle is issue is Mrs. Knowles. I am extremely excited to crack open this issue of Elle for two reasons 1. because I never read an Elle magazine before and 2. Beyoncé is on the cover, along with others powerful women in the sidebar captions. This is probably the best four dollars I have spent in my life.
Inside the magazine a lot of topics were covered. At times I found myself very bored, almost sleepy-like reading this issue. Some of the articles made me realize this magazine is not universal; it is not only for a mature older women. Not a young lady like myself. On a positive note I enjoyed the feminist parts of the Editor’s letter. In the letter the editor talked about a Frenchman who is a feminist. Yes you’re reading it right he is a feminist. The editor stated ” the young man was committing his time and money to leveling the playing field for women. The editor also touched on topics like Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin and the dreaded election.
Let’s get down to business! Beyoncé’s interview was very informative and rewarding unlike the interview I read in the past September Vogue issue. The interview in this issue was formatted like a Q & A. Bey was very open about her new business venture, being a feminist, and the formation tour. Bey and I have similar view on feminism and how everyone should have equal rights. Beyoncé also addressed the bad buzz some have put around Formation saying ” If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me”.
Favorite Quote from Beyoncé’s Interview
I mean, I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood.
Favorite article has to be the one in the Agenda area. The article talked about Rose Wang a young problem go getter, who was a problem in American’s consumption and decided to do something about it. Wang came up with the idea of chirps (a cricket-based flour). I know it sounds disgustingly gross, but it would cut down the harm that meat production is doing to the environment. This article is a great learning lesson/ inspiration because it shows a person who saw a problem in the world and put I the work to see the results, so it would no longer be a problem anymore.
The rockstud untitled Valentino sneakers is absolutely breathtaking. The grace of the dark angelic tattoos behind the fiery white gold touched sneaker make them so desirable. I would love to have these in my closet!
The mascara looks stunning. The deep black bombshell mascara liquid would make my lashes look so good. Definitely going to try it.
Month of April 2016 Magazine Reviews
There are no reviews this month 😩.
Month of March 2016 Magazine Reviews
Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Marie Claire March 2016 Summary and photos
On the cover of this spring issue of Marie Claire is a vulnerable looking Dakota Johnson. On the cover the issue says it is the spring issue, so I already know what to look forward too; the DIYS, weight-loss tricks, and this year’s spring fashion. What made me stop and grab this issue was actually Hillary Clinton’s gun talk. The article about Dakota Johnson was pretty short and nothing was said that was not already known to the world. This issue was a lot to swallow because it was not just one focus. I like the array of topic though that was covered, it was fulfilling nevertheless. Eh! not really worth the money though.
Favorite Dakota Johnson Quote
Maybe I’m so full of EMOTION because I’m SO FULL of everyone else’s SECRETS
The Marc Jacobs ad caught my attention because of the uniqueness of the sunglasses. Effortlessly beautiful.
This Emma Watson look-alike stunned in an androgynous street- style feel outfit. I love everything about this outfit especially the shoes. I would slay in this outfit.