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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 spring boots, 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.

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17 June

Next Denim Jacket, £32

Next Denim Jacket, £32

A denim jacket is the perfect top layer from spring right through to October, and Next's classic no-frills option won't break the bank

“I got mine from Next about two months ago. Nice, partly fitted lighter denim.” Ellapaella

“I have the Next one too! I don't think I've taken it off since I bought it. I found it hard to find an unembellished or ripped jacket in a mid denim. It's got just enough stretch in the denim to make it really comfortable” Firstaidnovice

“Another fan of the Next one here. Mine’s a darker mid blue shade, has a little stretch to it and is comfy and flattering.” BlueEyedWonder

There's a dark blue, a mid-blue and then white to choose between.

Buy now from Next

Hush Hayley Ombre Dress, £75

Hush Hayley Ombre Dress, £75

Stay cool and collected as you waft around on your holidays this summer

“We went to Croatia last year and it was very hot! I had a couple of these dresses from Hush – They were invaluable – chuck over a swimsuit in the day or dress up for evening.” KittyMcKitty

Buy now from Hush

Eyeko Sport Brush Waterproof Mascara, £19

Eyeko Sport Brush Waterproof Mascara, £19

Avoid the panda-eyed look when you clamber out of the pool/sea/paddling pool (delete as appropriate)

“It is amazing. Totally waterproof, beautifully curving and never clumpy. Removes with Simple eye makeup remover. I do a lot of paddle boarding and sea swimming and this is the only waterproof mascara that I trust!” Chicinwellies

Buy now from M&S

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comfort Sun Lotion SPF30​, buy now £10.50 (was £14)

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comfort Sun Lotion SPF30​, buy now £10.50 (was £14)

Sometimes it's worth splashing the cash to stay safe in the sun

“La Roche Posay is absolutely brilliant sun cream. It’s expensive but lasts the whole family and does not cause a rash. It's the best on the market, in my opinion (but I have highly allergic, sensitive and pale, easily burnt skin). It goes a long way.” 3luckystars

Buy now from Boots

M&S Cotton Rich A-Line Midi Skirt, £29.50

M&S Cotton Rich A-Line Midi Skirt, £29.50

M&S have a midi-skirt for every mood this season

“I bought this midi skirt last week – it's very flattering, nice cotton material, under £30, and comes in several different plain colours, ie, exactly what I'd hope to find in M&S every time I go in. I'm going to get a black one” FredSheeran

Buy now from M&S

St.Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse​, buy now £22 (was £33)

St.Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse​, buy now £22 (was £33)

There's still time to get that gorgeous summer glow, whatever your skin type

“I’m strawberry blonde and freckley and really like the St Tropez express tan. It’s the most natural looking tan that I’ve used for my colouring and because you wash it off after an hour, it doesn’t smell. It doesn’t streak either.” TheOnlyAletheia

Buy now from Boots

10 June

M&S Pure Linen Cropped Wide Leg Trousers, £19.50

M&S Pure Linen Cropped Wide Leg Trousers, £19.50

Smart enough for work, cool enough for the warmer summer days, and comfy enough for every day (honestly, we mean every day)

“I’m currently living in M&S cropped wide linen trousers. I have them in every colour and they’re very flattering on a size 14 short-arse.” teta

You can choose between navy, red, and a very summery white.

Buy some now from M&S

Office Maiden Cross Strap Wedges, £59

Office Maiden Cross Strap Wedges, £59

Available in a whole host of colours, these shoes are supposedly comfy even for the high-heel-averse

“Office Maiden range. Two heel heights, loads of colours, no ankle straps and insanely comfortable. Honestly they are so flattering….” windowing

Why not peruse all the available colours (there are lots)

Buy now from Office

Next Navy Slub Dress, £16

Next Navy Slub Dress, £16

Cool, but with a hint of a sleeve to keep shoulders covered

“I’ve bought this dress from Next, which I’ve already worn in hot weather here and love it” princessbear80

Available in four colours, including a lovely light blue floral design

Buy now from Next

Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, now £7.20 (RRP £11.99)

Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, now £7.20 (RRP £11.99)

Add a little bit of sparkle to your make-up routine

“At the popping-to-the-shops treat end of the scale, I'm about to buy my second Blushed Nudes palette as I've found all the colours really useable, some so much that I've finished them. Some are matte, some have shimmer, last well, minimal creasing – even on my sometimes knackered looking eyes.” pippistrelle

Buy now from Amazon

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, £16.50

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, £16.50

Give your skin a treat whatever your age or skin type

“I started using Liz Earle cleanse and polish, toner and moisturiser about a year ago. Love it, my skin looks and feels better, felt a benefit straight away.” LML83

Buy now from Fabled

Whistles Rosa Double Trim Top, £35

Whistles Rosa Double Trim Top, £35

Always the same conundrum: where can you find a good quality plain T-shirt that will actually last?

“Had to come back to the thread as I've found my holy grail T-shirt: the Rosa Double Trim at Whistles! They're a wee bit expensive (£35) but absolutely worth it. 100% cotton, lovely cut” AnotherRoadsideAttraction

“Another vote for Whistles Rosa T-shirt. It's 100% cotton, comes in a good range of colours, washes perfectly, doesn't twist and doesn't cling (important for me…hate clingy T-shirts!)” tonsattingforbjudes

Buy now from Whistles

3 June

FREZYDERM SPF 50 Velvet Face Sunscreen, £15.56 (was £20)

FREZYDERM SPF 50 Velvet Face Sunscreen, £15.56 (was £20)

A multi-tasking product that functions as a primer, moisturiser and weightless sunscreen – no wonder the Style & Beauty boards are in a “Frezyderm frenzy”

“So I finally cracked open my Frezyderm spf30 today and I love it. Such a lovely consistency which sinks in beautifully. I wore it without moisturiser underneath or any make-up over the top. My skin isn't oily or greasy and is, happily, looking like normal skin should.” TantricTwist

“I have been recommending the tinted Frezyderm to everyone I know for a year.” MaplessGlobe

“You are in for a real treat! Frezyderm is like no other! It's so unique I still can't get my head around it and am gutted I didn't know about it sooner.” mintmagnum

Buy now from Amazon

Ray-Ban Wayfarers, £95 (were £127)

Ray-Ban Wayfarers, £95 (were £127)

Classic sunnies that suit everyone

“Ray-Ban Wayfarers are lovely! I wear mine every day now. I buy the smaller size of both as I find them more flattering.” pigpoglet

“Another vote for Ray-Ban Wayfarers, they suit practically everyone and last forever.” Dontcallmeelen

Buy now from Sunglasses Shop

Boden Rachel Chino Shorts, from £45

Boden Rachel Chino Shorts, from £45

Cotton chino shorts available in a range of leg lengths from three to nine inches

“I love their shorts – I have a denim pair that are a wee bit longer and the khaki pair with the wee pink spots that are shorter. Love them both, really flattering.” WeeM

“I have the chino shorts, but I have the shorter length. I love them – fantastic fit and great quality.” EllaPaella

Buy now from Boden

Scholl Fresh Step Shoe Spray, £3.20

Scholl Fresh Step Shoe Spray, £3.20

Keep your feet fresh throughout the summer months with this handy spray

“It's like deodorant for shoes but 1000 times better than the Odour Eaters ones. My Skechers make my feet stink; I spray the Skechers and my feet like you would with your morning deodorant and it prevents the smell.” CrazyHippo

Buy now from Tesco

M&S Ruched Sleeveless Maxi Dress, £19.50

M&S Ruched Sleeveless Maxi Dress, £19.50

An elegant, affordable summer staple – what's not to like?

“I was surprised how chic it looked. Really silky fabric that hung well. Looked a lot more expensive that it was. With tan sandals and a cropped sleeved white blouse or jacket, I think it would look great for casual days in summer.” MinaPaws

Also available in curve and petite styles

Buy now from M&S

Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, £399.99

Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, £399.99

It's not cheap, but this Dyson hoover is lightweight with incredible dust-busting capabilities

“I took possession of my new Dyson V10 yesterday… I thought the V6 was good but this baby will be sleeping next to me in bed to keep her safe. She's that bloody good, I'm horrified at what came out of the seven-month-old carpet!” SluttyButty

Buy now from Currys

If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for May 2018.

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