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.

Sniff out the best perfume gift set deals this Christmas

Buying perfume this Christmas? Well, the value of buying perfume gift sets containing extra smellies, rather than bottles individually isn’t something to turn your nose up at. Along with the perfumes themselves, these gift sets contain scented bubble baths and body or hand creams at little, or no extra cost. These items can soon stack up –...