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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.

19 August

George Double Layer Camisole​, £6

George Double Layer Camisole​, £6

Whatever weather the next month brings (it's anyone's guess at this point) these camisoles are the perfect option for layering.

“I am an apple and this summer these have been my saviour. The black, the red and a patterned one. Wear with a skirt or denim shorts on warm days or with slim cropped trousers or skinny jeans.” Lidlfix

“I've got a couple of those George tops, they've got great smart/casual versatility.” flutteryleaves

“I swear by those camisoles from ASDA. You can dress them down with a cardigan or dress them up with a jacket.” Lallybroch

There are lots of other colours and patterns available, too.

Buy now from George at ASDA

Parlux Compact Hairdryer​, now £76.40 (was £105)

Parlux Compact Hairdryer​, now £76.40 (was £105)

Mumsnetters swear by the Parlux for longevity and sheer drying power.

“Had my Parlux for 10 years and it's still going strong!” MyBeloved

“I love my compact Parlux – I've loads of fine hair and it dries it all brilliantly.” Fayrazzled

“My Parlux has massively reduced the drying time on my long thick hair. I despair when we go away and I have to use something else. Six years on, it's also as good as new.” cloudtree

Buy now from Amazon

Next Navy Floral Printed Tunic, £34

Next Navy Floral Printed Tunic, £34

Perfect for the transitional weeks, tunic tops look great over skinnies or a pair of leggings.

“I have had a couple of nice tunic tops from Next in the past couple of weeks. This one is a bit autumnal.” DiabolicalMess

Buy now from Next

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo, £12.50

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo, £12.50

With the constant drizzle our hair needs some serious attention.

“Liz Earle Botanical Shine – it’s worth every penny, transformed my hair! It’s pricey but lasts for ages. It’s got no nasties in but the shampoo still lathers really well – I hate the non-lathering ones.” KateAlexander

And for double the luxury, there's also a matching conditioner.

Buy now from Boots

M&S Soft Padded Full-Cup T-Shirt Bra​, £16

M&S Soft Padded Full-Cup T-Shirt Bra​, £16

A bra which is both comfy and looks good? M&S have done it again.

“Seriously comfortable. Wide back straps so no back fat, really soft cups and straps, looks great – I bought one in each colour.” binkybub

“I bought one a couple of weeks ago and it is very, very comfortable. I may be going back for another one!” Floridagirl

Buy now from M&S

No. 7 Radiant Results Hot Cloth Cleanser, £13

No. 7 Radiant Results Hot Cloth Cleanser, £13

Make taking the day away less of a chore with a hot cloth cleanser.

“I like the Boots No. 7 one. It's a medium-sized pump action bottle with creamy cleanser inside that you apply after removing make-up, and a cloth which you can run under hot water and lay over your face so that it steams slightly. I find it quite mild.” LockedOutOfMN

“I prefer the No. 7 one, it's the best cleanser I've ever used.” sureitsgrand

Buy now from Boots

12 August

Protected Species Waterproof Mac, £225​

Protected Species Waterproof Mac, £225​

The return of the rain means our thoughts have well and truly turned to dressing for autumn – time for a new rain mac, anyone?

“I bought a mac yesterday and it arrived today. It's beautiful. Very excited to wear it, I really needed a smart waterproof coat.” russiandwarf

“Last year my lovely parents gave me a Protected Species mac for my birthday and I really love it. Being tall, I am pleased that the sleeves are a good length. It's totally waterproof and a very flattering design.” 0ccamsRazor

“My mac arrived today, it's a storm grey one and a perfect fit. I really like it! I'm so glad I bought this, even though I'm not really 'feeling it' yet regarding autumn clothing (who is in this weather?)” NigellasGuest

Until 14 August, get 40% off any Protected Species coat with the code MUMS40

Buy yours now from Protected Species

New Look Ribbed Wrap Front Jumpsuit​, £19.99

New Look Ribbed Wrap Front Jumpsuit​, £19.99

Ready to dive into the world of jumpsuits? This one comes in lots of colours and is very flattering.

“I'm 40 and got this for my hols and I've loved wearing it. The wrap front is really flattering. Bargain price, washes easily and doesn't crease if you take it away.” hopethisworks

Buy now from New Look

Tripp Cabin-Size Four-Wheel Case, now £44 (was £55)

Tripp Cabin-Size Four-Wheel Case, now £44 (was £55)

This nifty case is the perfect size for the overhead storage on your flight.

“I’ve got a Tripp cabin-sized suitcase and really like it. It’s a good few years old now (over five) and still looks good despite quite a lot of use.” YukonGold

Available in a rainbow assortment of colours.

Buy now from Debenhams

BaByliss Diamond Heated Straightening Brush​, now £50.49 (was £80)

BaByliss Diamond Heated  Straightening Brush​, now £50.49 (was £80)

A shortcut to smoother hair? Sign us up, please.

“I have got the Babyliss one and I love it. The finish is softer and less severe than with GHDs.” MrsPatrickDempsey

“I picked up a Babyliss one as a Black Friday deal. It is fabulous! I find it way easier and much, much quicker than straighteners (and no burns!) I like the fact that you can use it to turn the hair under at the ends. The effects last until the next wash.” CointreauVersial

Buy now from Amazon

Kiss My Face SPF50 Face Suncream, £16.97

Kiss My Face SPF50 Face Suncream, £16.97

Keep your face and neck protected from the sun's rays.

“I have really sensitive skin and Kiss My Face SPF50 is great. It's also cruelty-free.” Mercurial123

Also available in SPF30 and handy spray bottles for sun protection top-ups.

Buy now from Amazon

5 August

iShine Women's Casual V-neck Maxi Beach Dress, £8.99

iShine Women's Casual V-neck Maxi Beach Dress, £8.99

This cool, casual beach cover-up is also perfect for lunch by the pool or a picnic in the park and – best of all – it's an absolute steal. Plus, it comes in so many designs you're sure to spot one that's just right for you.

““For wafty comfort I've bought a few of these from Amazon – they're great and dry in minutes” KaliforniaDreamz

Buy now from Amazon

ASOS Wide Fit Leather Flat Sandals​, £16

ASOS Wide Fit Leather Flat Sandals​, £16

The perfect wide-fit solution when all the other tan sandals don't quite cut it.

“I recently bought these. They come in wide and normal width. They're very comfortable.” badgeronabicycle

Believe it or not, according to ASOS these are in fact real leather – for less than 20 quid!

Buy now from ASOS

Body Shop Aloe Protective Restoring Mask, £11

Body Shop Aloe Protective Restoring Mask, £11

Give your sun-kissed (definitely not burnt) skin the TLC it deserves.

“Body Shop aloe mask is the nuts. Love it. You slather it on to clean dry skin, leave it 20 minutes, rub it in and tissue off the excess. Or leave it on overnight. It’s calming, soothing, plumping and amazing.” AnneLovesGilbert

Buy now from The Body Shop

Boden The Silk Shirt, from £58.80

Boden The Silk Shirt, from £58.80

Inject some colour into your summer office attire.

“I own around four from previous seasons and I do wear them a lot when I travel with work. I like that they’re unstructured and flowy so you can tuck in or leave loose. I go for a 14 and they’re very roomy – because the fabric is flowy they don’t add bulk.” SoyYo

Buy now from Boden

Nivea Post-Shave Balm, £5.35

Nivea Post-Shave Balm, £5.35

Bear with us on this one – MNers promise that this is an excellent primer replacement.

“I'm a make-up artist and I know this sounds silly but Nivea post shave balm is the only thing that has worked on myself as well as other people! It lasts such a long time and it's not too expensive.“ TheClientList

“I second the Nivea post shave balm. Get the sensitive one. Way better than any brand I've ever used (and I've tried a lot in my quest for long lasting make-up!). I totally rate it.” Ostagazuzulum

Buy now from Boots

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