Beauty on a budget


She likes to splash out, but how does The Mumster cope when asked to watch the pennies? 

It is ridiculously easy to spend money nowadays. Contactless means you can just tap your way around town, merrily pinging through cash that doesn’t feel quite real. If like me you may have flashed your plastic a bit too much, then are there budget friendly options out there that are a treat without being spendy.

Over the course of a week I tried various products, all available in Boots, Superdrug or supermarkets. The most expensive product was £16.50 and the cheapest £3.29. Now I love an expensive product, usually – although not always – they are better quality. However, I have discovered and rediscovered some real finds, a lot of which I am carrying on with. Continue reading “Beauty on a budget”


One palette – seven looks


Down to the pan on only two colours in your eyeshadow palette? The Mumster throws shade on sticking to the same looks and shows us how to get the most from the handiest piece of your make-up collection…

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2017 – A year in beauty

If it’s make-up, then there’s only one person I turn to – my friend The Mumster. Seriously, if you can swatch, dab or layer it, she’s there. I’m so happy she’s agreed to do a regular piece for 50 Sense. Enjoy… (Nothing here comes from PRs. It’s all her own stuff and her own opinion.)

At this time of year the TV, radio and newspapers are littered with reviews of the year. It’s definitely a tradition – and who am I to argue with that? Traditions are what keep us going. Except sprouts. No one needs sprouts.

I love make-up. It is my Kryptonite, as my bank account will testify. The packaging, the thrill of the purchase, the joy in using the latest thing that will make me look stunning (or at least feel stunning and isn’t really the point of make up?) I tried a few new things last year, but only a few made it. So here are my finds for 2017:

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