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Mumsnetters are the best shoppers around, so we've tapped into their wisdom to source the stuff that really works: the comfiest summer sandal, the skincare that delivers astounding bang for your buck, the cleaning product that actually does what it says on the tin.
From fashion to books to inflatable seagulls (don't ask), here's what everyone's buying this week and where to find it. It's updated every seven days, so come back often and sign up to our weekly Swears By email. You need never be the last to know again.
Swears By is always based on Mumsnetters' recommendations, if you are after the products we've tested and loved then check out our Reviews section.
PraNaturals Revitalising Body Scrub, £16.99 (was £24.99)
It's like a trip to the spa without leaving your bathroom…
“This scrub is incredible. It smells wonderful and is so scrubby it leaves me red raw but in the most satisfying way. It is also full of oils so that once the redness fades after your shower, you're left with the most beautifully soft and smooth skin. I can't recommend it highly enough.” ChateauneufDuTwtBuy now from Amazon
Uniqlo Women's Heattech Leggings, £12.90
Perfect for keeping your legs toasty under dresses.
“I really recommend Uniqlo heattech leggings. They are thin enough to pop under your tights when it gets really chilly without having to find nice, thicker tights.” DandelionAndBedrockBuy now from Uniqlo
E-Cloth Deep Clean Mop, £15.06 (was £18.29)
This is a perennial favourite across the Mumsnet boards – a mop that doesn't need a bucket is a winner in anyone's books.
“I've just bought an E-cloth mop system, and I love it: quick, easy and no clattering about with a mop bucket!” FloriannaBuy now from Amazon
NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil, £10
Easy and precise, even if you don't quite know what you're doing.
“Bought the NYX Micro pencil last week and it’s the bee's knees. It’s weaned me off Benefit.” NotExactlyHappyToHelp
“Another vote for NYX Micro.” mononoaware1907Buy now from Boots
Seasalt Pinafore Dress, £75
Perfect for layering over your favourite turtleneck and under your best rain mac.
“I've just bought this dress for autumn and winter and love it. I'm definitely an autumnal dresser… I like tights and boots.” GivemestrengthorginBuy now from Seasalt
New Balance Women's 373 Trainers, from £41.99
Available in every colour under the sun, say hello to your new autumn trainers.
“I've just got some New Balance 373s and I'm really pleased with them.” Synecdoche
“I have a pair of New Balance 373s as well. Love them. They're my trendy trainers!” HiGunnyBuy now from Amazon
M&S Cotton Rich Jeggings, £15
High-waisted for a flattering fit and cheap enough to buy more than one pair, MNers are raving about these jeggings this week.
“I bought a pair from M&S and they have done amazing and magical things for my body. I bought my usual size which seemed a little too small but I finally wriggled into them and WOW! They seem to push up my ample but slightly saggy bum. Can't believe how excited I am about a pair of 15 quid jeggings but they are the best item of clothing I've bought in years.” Lizzy1980
“I agree wholeheartedly – I found these a couple of weeks ago and need to order some different colours as I wear them all the time now. They are higher waisted which makes them comfy.” bodiddly
“I think I've got about 10 pairs of these! They are fantastic, so comfortable and still smart enough to get away with for work with a naice blouse or shirt.” TomHardysNextWife
Available in three leg lengths and 13 colours.Buy yours now from M&S
Nesti Dante Soap Bars, £4.75
You'll be smelling (and feeling) fabulous in no time.
“I bought a few bars and it's really changed my bathing habits. My skin's in the best condition it's been for ages, upper arm rough skin has vanished, and both me and the bathroom smell divine.” milestoneBD
“Nesti Dante is a brilliant soap. Comes in a hundred or so scents, so the only problem is choosing one…” nothingwittyhere
Get this multipack of six soaps for £21 if you really can't decide which fragrance tickles your fancy.Buy now from Amazon
Uniqlo Women's Rayon 3/4 Sleeve Blouse, £19.90 (was £24.90)
Perfect alongside skinnies for a crisp autumnal day.
“I'm wearing this today in red. It's lovely and light and it doesn't crease when I slouch. Most of Uniqlo's loose tops and shirts have a very simple cut that sits well and looks elegant.” BlackAmericanoNoSugarBuy now from Uniqlo
Polarn O. Pyret Kids' Organic Adjustable Leggings, £12
Featuring an adjustable waistband, these children's leggings are ideal under dresses.
“Polarn O. Pyret are fab! They have an adjustable waist so fit various sizes and last for ages, especially if you then have them as cropped leggings when they grow. My fairly short 7-year-old is still comfortably wearing age 4-6.” TooStressyForMyOwnGood
Get 15% off when you spend over £30 with code MN818.Buy now from Polarn O. Pyret
L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara, £10.99
Get the false-lash look without the faff.
“L'Oréal Telescopic all the way. My lashes are the shortest in the world, this makes them look like other people's.” Bluelady
“L’Oréal Telescopic… I've tried others but always end up back with it.” SummerfallsBuy now from Superdrug
Hush Meg Ruched Zebra Skirt, £59
Add a bit of glamour to your autumn wardrobe – this skirt is perfect paired with tights and a black jumper.
“I absolutely love this skirt. The waist sits quite high so it's quite good for a mum tum – I have bit of a pouch but the skirt means you can't really see it.” EllapaellaBuy now from Hush
River Island Amelie Jeans, from £40
It's officially jeans season – and MNers are on hand to help make sure you're looking stylish and feeling comfortable this autumn.
“I swear by River Island, either Amelie (mid-rise super skinny) or Molly (mid-rise jegging). Really comfy, hold their shape and never go baggy. I wouldn't buy anything else now!” Liefster
“100% agree with Liefster. Amelie or Molly are the only jeans I'll buy now. I lean slightly more toward Amelie as they're more fitted, but Molly are good too.” HildaZeldaBuy now from River Island
Kipling CLAS Seoul Large Backpack, from £60.99
A hands-free way to get all that stuff from A to B.
“It's absolutely massive with three big pockets plus an expandable bit. I absolutely love it and had an A4 notebook, A5 notebook, laptop, full pencil case, water bottle, phone, car keys and 2 big folded up shopping bags in it today.” RedPandaMama
“I like my Kipling backpacks. I have a dark grey one, lots of useful pockets. It has a monkey attached.” Jinglebells99Buy now from Amazon
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Body Lotion, £3.99
Keep your skin smooth and your lovely self smelling fab with this moisturiser.
“Palmer's Cocoa Butter is so good and smells divine. I used the oil when pregnant and have been obsessed ever since. Also the gradual tanner is really lovely – don't need a lot for a lovely tan. I use the gradual tanner and then go over again with the moisturiser to ensure no streaks.” sunshineseasideBuy now from Superdrug
FitFlop Superchelsea Boots, from £44
Comfy, practical and will go with literally everything – what more could you want?
“I pretty much lived in these last winter – I can’t do heels and I have a longish walk to and from the tube station so comfort is key for me.” bloopitybloopShop now at Amazon
Hush Flock Star Print Tee in Petrol, £39
If there's anything Hush do really well, it's comfy yet cool tees.
“I have the Petrol Star Tee, I was wearing it until a few minutes ago in fact. It’s lovely. Honestly, just get it.” TalisinBuy now from Hush
Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Strengthening Hair Mask, £4.99
A quick burst of TLC for your hair.
“It's a brilliant deep, detangling conditioner with a lovely smell. Worked so much better on my long, highlighted hair than many much, much more expensive products, and only needs to be left on for a minute.” LockedOutOfMNBuy now from Boots
If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for August 2018.
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