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28 October

De'Longhi Icona coffee machine



Price: £99.95, John Lewis

Mumsnetters say: "I love it. Takes a bit of practice but we got the hang of it after a week or two and have never looked back!" Brekekekex

"We have a De'Longhi Icona. If you get the right sized cups (wide and shallow) you can make a good Americano. Or you can make espresso shots and pour them into other cups like they do in cafes." TeaandHobnobs

"Another fan of the De'Longhi Icona - we've had it for five years and it still works brilliantly. You can use it for espressos, Americanos, cappuccinos and lattes - absolutely perfect!" LadyPenelope68


Dr. Martens boots



Price: from £55, Office

Mumsnetters say: "As a teenager I lived in my DMs and in the past five years I have re-embraced my love for them." RoosterCogburn

"Oh I miss my DMs. I wore them every day for years but can't remember where they ended up." Pooseyfrumpture

"I gave into my cravings for a pair of purple Dr. Martens a while back and love them." HookedOnHooking


Parlux hairdryers


Price: from £54.95, lookfantastic

Mumsnetters say: "Parlux is the way to go - the only dryer I haven't killed because of my long hair." Madbengalmum

"Parlux is just brilliant - it has transformed my hair. I have the Parlux 385 Compact Light and I highly recommend it." gonegrey56

"I love my Parlux. Think it was about £70 but has lasted for years. Loads of hairdressers use them which must be a good sign. And when drying it creates white noise so the baby naps!" BushyTailedPony


21 October

Neom Organics Christmas candles



Price: from £34.95, lookfantastic

Mumsnetters say: "Neom Christmas Wish has an excellent scent. It's made with essential oils, so nothing synthetic, and you get a very clean burn. I'm a Neom addict." DameDoom


"Neom candles are so lovely - there's a Christmas one too! I might have to try their reed diffusers this year as DD is getting a bit too climby for candles." CherryPicking

"Although I love Jo Malone candles, I equally love Neom candles." BeaLola


Cloud Nine hair straighteners



Price: from £44.90, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "When my GHDs gave up I bought Cloud Nines and I love them. I have really thick hair and have to do the same section more than once, but it is a lot less with these." ZippyLongstocking


"Big thumbs up for Cloud Nines from me too. I think they are even better than GHDs. They heat up really quickly and make my hair lovely and sleek, but not too dry." Cheekybiscuit

"I tried them today and my hair looks so smooth. I tried the hottest setting but it felt too hot, so I used it one level down. The plates glide really smoothly." Aquamarine70


Levi's Demi Curve jeans


Price: from £22.20, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "It's like I've found the holy grail. Amazing fit, no unflattering crotch tightness, fits my large bum and hips like a glove and the waist is not flappy. Very happy indeed." Marmaladybird


"They're absolutely brilliant jeans - I don't bother with anything else now. They are SO flattering and brilliant quality - wash well, wear well etc." KwikQ

"Levi's are my saviour with the slight curve version as I have no waist to speak of. I no longer have to look like I'm wearing saddle bags just because the waist fits!" LemonRedwood


14 October

Joules Harbour jersey top


Price: £24.95, Joules

Mumsnetters say: "Have you seen Joules' Bretons? They use a much thicker cotton than most other brands." Stripytees

"Joules here! Great quality and washes really well. Great price too for the quality." drLu

"I love the Joules too! Brilliant quality." HelicopterDick


Boden leggings


Price: £22, Boden

Mumsnetters say: "Boden leggings are very nice and quite thick. My black ones wash very well and don't get baggy knees." ihatethecold

"Boden have a discount at the moment. I find them very good." Northernlurker

"I love Boden for leggings. They are super quality and as long as you buy the right size, no one will see your underwear through them." farmerswifey


Madhur Jaffrey's curry recipe books

Price: from £4, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "Madhur Jaffrey's Curries gets used again and again in this house." TarkaDarling

"Curry Easy by Madhur Jaffrey - so simple, and all the recipes in there are great!" dinkystinky

"Madhur Jaffrey is the Delia of curry - old-school and reliable." justabigdisco


7 October

Lakeland oven gloves


Price: from £10.39, Lakeland

Mumsnetters say: "The plain, cream, hessian-looking ones from Lakeland - shrink a bit in the wash, but they're the only heatproof gloves I've ever found." florenceandermintrude

"I have an AGA which can get very hot - these are the only gloves that allow me to handle dishes without burning myself." gonegrey56

"Another vote for the Lakeland gloves! I've had the same ones for about five years now - still going strong!" Curiousandcuriouser30


Kitchenaid mixer


Price: from £381, Selfridges

Mumsnetters say: "I have a Kitchenaid - I love it. Good for breads, cakes, desserts etc. The mixer can also be used to make mash, shred chicken, make sausagemeat or meatballs (on a low speed it's really good at distributing herbs through the mix)." FuzzyWizard

"Definitely Kitchenaid. I have the chopping and grating attachments too and it's great - I use it all the time." ShelaghTurner

"Kitchenaid for sure, looks the part and is great quality too." Newdad19


No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Gay Geranium


Price: from £9.95, Boots

Mumsnetters say: "You have to get Boots No7 Gay Geranium. It's my fave ever lipstick and I always get asked what it is - I've got so many people on to it too. It goes on satin with a matte finish and it's a bright orange/coral colour." Lauren83

"I must dig out my Gay Geranium - I haven't worn it for ages. I find it a bit drying but mixed with a lip gloss it's good." Sonata1

"No7 Gay Geranium! It's a classic and looks a little different on everyone!" FluffyDucky


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