Mumsnet Swears By

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Mumsnet has the best personal shoppers around – you! So we've tapped into the wisdom of the crowd to source the stuff that really works: the cigarette pants that are 'just right', the skincare that delivers astounding bang for buck, the cunning discoveries that the rest of the world hasn't yet cottoned on to.

From fashion to books to inflatable seagulls (don’t ask), here's where to find the things everyone's buying this week. 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 14 September 2017

Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil, £18.50

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=1203&clickref=MN_SBPage_RoseOil&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnlewis.com%2Fneal%2527s-yard-remedies-rehydrating-rose-facial-oil-30ml%2Fp1563534">Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil, £18.50</a></h3>

A nourishing oil made with damask rose to replenish moisture and boost radiance

“I've used it for years – it's the one beauty product that I can't go without.” MozzchopsThirty

Buy now from John Lewis

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon, £7.99

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=2041&clickref=MN_SBPage_BourjoisLipCrayon&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.boots.com%2Fbourjois-paris-colorboost-lip-crayon-10156477%3Fcm_mmc%3Dbmm-_-Google%2BBoots%2BPLAs-_-BAU-_-C%3DP1a_2017_Sales_Nominations_Bourjois%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIv_m66eCk1gIVo7ztCh1SMA_-EAQYAyABEgJ8QfD_BwE%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds%26affwin%26awc%3D2041_1505465397_664823ca3e2ac760f8f9fd78085810d4">Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon, £7.99</a></h3>

A silky, easy-to-apply lipgloss with a hint of colour

“Lightweight, super glossy and nicely moisturising. It's labelled as a lipstick but I would say it's more a glossy balm really. Proudly Naked is a great my-lips-but-better shade. I love it.” Cakescakescakes

Buy now from Boots

Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant Cream, £4.99

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=2041&clickref=MN_SBPage_SureDeodorant&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.boots.com%2Fsure-women-maximum-protection-clean-scent-anti-perspirant-deodorant-cream-45ml-10085746">Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant Cream, £4.99</a></h3>

An antiperspirant providing heavy duty protection without being harsh on skin

“The Sure cream changed my life – after years of sweat patches I can wear grey clothes without worrying AND smell nice.” Dairymilkmuncher

Buy now from Boots

Amazon Basics 6ft charging cable, £6.99

<h3><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Apple-Certified-Braided-Lightning/dp/B01F9RH0R4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1505333101&sr=1-1&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=mumsnetswearsby-21&linkId=f2590507097effad6288b81e4473d17d">Amazon Basics 6ft charging cable, £6.99</a></h3>

An extra long, Apple certified, nylon braided lightning to USB charger

“The Amazon basics ones are far, far more durable than the Apple ones – and cheaper. Much cheaper.” ArbitraryName

Buy now from Amazon

Swears by splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £318

<h3><a href="https://www.allsaints.com/women/leather/allsaints-bales-biker/?colour=5&currency=GBP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI957z0uek1gIVhL3tCh3kCwC5EAQYASABEgJJfvD_BwE&partner=awin&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_term=67689&utm_campaign=Mumsnet&awc=3708_1505468770_9e3175a9983828df17decefafd3ba61f">Swears by splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £318</a></h3>

This is a chic, grown-up biker jacket. Crafted from super-soft lamb's leather and without too much metalwork, it's incredibly flattering. A definite investment piece.

“Mine has got better with age. The cut is just exquisite, and I've never seen anything like it anywhere else. I don't like jackets with loads of zips and studs – this is really simple and elegant. I always get compliments when I wear it too, it's so flattering.” bananafish81

Buy now from All Saints

Swears by 7 September 2017

M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, £22

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=1402&clickref=SBPage_M&SSleepCream&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marksandspencer.com%2Fultimate-sleep-cream-50ml%2Fp%2Fp22449732">M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, £22</a></h3>

Anti-wrinkle, brightening night cream

“It has basically given me a new face in three days. I can't recommend it enough. I don't sleep well (understatement) and usually look like I've been dug up. This stuff makes me look dewy and fresh and bright – it's amazing.” Mumbod

Buy now from Marks & Spencer

Tesco F&F Contour High Rise Skinny Jeans, £22

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=7091&clickref=SeptemberSBPage_TescoJeans&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tesco.com%2Fdirect%2Fff-contour-high-rise-super-skinny-jeans-with-lycra-beauty%2F560-7452.prd">Tesco F&F Contour High Rise Skinny Jeans, £22</a></h3>

Stretchy, smoothing and sculpting for a flattering fit

“I have several pairs of F&F jeans, they last well and are comfy. They never lose their shape or fall down. I buy the ones with the Lycra label on which are more expensive but absolutely worth it.” Boredomismyenemy

Buy now from Tesco

Naissance Cold Pressed Castor Oil, £4.49

<h3><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Castor-Oil-100-Pure-100ml/dp/B004RG9ZC2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=mumsnetswearsby-21&linkId=ad78760bf57b7a282c22fcbac22b8c97">Naissance Cold Pressed Castor Oil, £4.49</a></h3>

Get thicker, softer, glossier hair with this bargain dupe for Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer

“I didn't have high hopes for this, but I've just dried my hair and it feels amazing: unbelievably soft, swishy and shiny. Same result as when I leave Elasticizer on overnight.” Beadieeye

Buy now from Amazon

Seasalt Westery Mac, £165

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=7548&clickref=SeptemberSBPage_SeasaltMac&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.seasaltcornwall.co.uk%2Fclothing%2Fall-clothing%2Fwaterproof-cotton-a-line-westerly-raincoat-mac_black.htm">Seasalt Westery Mac, £165</a></h3>

A cotton A-line coat that's waterproof, windproof and breathable with a removable hood

“Mine is guaranteed waterproof for life. It has taped seams, and is really good quality. I love it.” BarchesterFlowers

Buy now from Seasalt

Swears by splurge: Baukjen leather leggings, £296.65 with code (RRP £349)

<h3><a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=ukrULQCXCSU&mid=39036&u1=MNSBPageSeptemberLeatherLeggings&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baukjen.com%2Fuk%2Fshop%2Fbaukjen%2Ftrousers-and-jeans%2Fleggings%2Fliv-leather-leggings.htm%23fullscreen-image-1">Swears by splurge: Baukjen leather leggings, £296.65 with code (RRP £349)</a></h3>

Looking for an alternative to your trusty skinny jeans? These super-soft stretch leather leggings are a game-changer. Made from 100% luxury European leather with a comfortable, elasticated waist – it's no wonder Mumsnetters are raving about them.

“I am really impressed with the Baukjen leather leggings. I have worn my black pair to death so am considering buying a pricier pair when these give up the ghost – although that won't be anytime soon.” DameDoom

Get 15% off all orders over £59, plus free delivery and returns with code: MUM217

Buy now from Baukjen


If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for August 2017.

Swears by splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £318

<h3><a href="https://www.allsaints.com/women/leather/allsaints-bales-biker/?colour=5&currency=GBP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI957z0uek1gIVhL3tCh3kCwC5EAQYASABEgJJfvD_BwE&partner=awin&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_term=67689&utm_campaign=Mumsnet&awc=3708_1505468770_9e3175a9983828df17decefafd3ba61f">Swears by splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £318</a></h3>

This is a chic, grown-up biker jacket. Crafted from super-soft lamb's leather and without too much metalwork, it's incredibly flattering. A definite investment piece.

“Mine has got better with age. The cut is just exquisite, and I've never seen anything like it anywhere else. I don't like jackets with loads of zips and studs – this is really simple and elegant. I always get compliments when I wear it too, it's so flattering.” bananafish81

Buy now from All Saints