How I saved 60% on a year’s worth of make-up by hunting down the best Black Friday deal

Black Friday isn’t just about discounted gadgets – it can be useful for stocking up on everyday items you know you’d buy anyway at the absolute cheapest price. So come shopping with me, and I’ll show you how a Deals Hunter shops when it’s Black Friday…

Trick to get £56 of No7 beauty for £10 in Boots stores

Here's a trick to pay just £10 for £56-worth of Boots No7 beauty, by cleverly stacking a '£10 off' in-store coupon with a 'free gift' you receive for buying two or more No7 products.

Beauty advent calendars 2019 – incl £174 of No7 products for £42

Beauty advent calendars, though significantly pricier than their chocolate alternative, have in recent years proven increasingly popular. They often sell out early, so here's a round-up of some of the best I’ve seen, with the best discounts. 

Boots trick... Get £80+ of beauty products for £20

Until Wed 11 Sep, Boots* has a deal where if you buy £20 of selected beauty products in store or online, you get a free 'Beauty Edit' box with contents worth £37 individually.

Get a ‘build your own’ beauty box where you choose the contents for £15 delivered

Sometimes, you do want to try an expensive brand to see if it lives up to the hype, but going out and buying the full-size product without knowing if you’ll like it sends chills down a MoneySaver’s spine. Beauty boxes have a tendency to contain some products you’ll use and others you won’t, as you rarely get to choose what’s inside. This one’s different…

Trick to get £45 of No7 beauty products for £10 in Boots stores

Here's a trick to bag £45-worth of Boots No7 beauty products for £10 by combining a 'free gift' offer with a coupon in store. Though if you'd rather shop online, don't worry – there's a slightly lesser trick further down where I explain how you can grab £37-worth of No7 for £12 instead.

MSE Update Tue 20 Aug: While both the coupon and offer are due to last till next week, as this has been very popular some stores may have sold out - so you may want to check stock before making a trip.

£85 of No7 beauty for £30 in 'Beauty Vault' set

It was popular last year, and this week it's back - with an even greater amount of No7 beauty products inside, and you can get your hands on it from Wednesday 17th July online and in Boots stores...

Beauty Downshift Challenge – Is it worth ditching brands for cheaper ‘dupes’?

At MSE, we’ve challenged you to ‘downshift’ your grocery shop for years (check our Downshifting Guide), but you can also save on make-up and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper ‘dupes’ – lookalike products, where often even the packaging is similar to the expensive brand.

Reusing and recycling nail polish – don’t waste money you’ve already spent

Nail polish isn’t the nicest stuff for the planet, and even though you can now get acetone-free polishes with an environmentally friendly vegan formula, chances are you’ve still got some old bottles hanging around. Did you know you’re not supposed to throw them away, and you can’t recycle the glass without cleaning out the bottles first?

Beauty advent calendars out now

Beauty advent calendars, though significantly pricier than their chocolate alternative, have in recent years proved increasingly popular. We'll soon be opening them, so here's a round up some of the best we’ve seen.