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27 January

Teddy Bear memory foam mattress topper


Price: from £44.99, Dunelm

Mumsnetters say: "I have the Teddy Bear one from Dunelm - I love it so much! It makes my bed feel like a fluffy cloud." Fabellini

"My children have the Teddy Bear ones as well - they're gorgeous, wash well, last and are very good value." DancingDuck

"I have two of the Teddy toppers - it's heaven. I didn't realise they made pillow covers too... I'm buying some right now!" Youcantmoancanyou



Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood cleansing pads


Price: £9.95, Boots

Mumsnetters say: "Yay to the Dragon's Blood pads - I read about them on Mumsnet." TheSpottedZebra

"I'm a fan of the Dragon's Blood pads. I tried to save money by buying Clearasil ones instead - they're bloody awful." Cheesymonster

"Another vote for the Dragon's Blood pads. I've also used (and enjoyed) the Nip + Fab Daily Moisture Fix." Creak



BHS Ultimate towels


Price: from £2, BHS

Mumsnetters say: "The Ultimate range in BHS is excellent and I think they currently have a discount. There's loads of colours to choose from (I have them in white). They're good quality and wash well too." NanTheWiser

"I will second BHS [for nice towels]." Diddlydokey

"The only redeemable thing about BHS is their towels and bedding. Go to BHS!" LordOfMisrule



20 January

The White Company bath robes


Price: from £40, The White Company

Mumsnetters say: "My lovely daughters got me a White Company dressing gown for Christmas. It's grey towelling but very, very soft like fleece and doesn't go weird and claggy when wet. I may never take it off again." cathyandclaire

"I have a lovely towelling robe from The White Company." Wilding

"White Company. I've got the brown one with a hood... I look like a Jedi." Glitteryfrog



Miller Harris candles and fragrances


Price: from £36, feelunique

Mumsnetters say: "I like Miller Harris candles - I've currently got Feuille de Tabac burning and I like the Tuberose one too." FreeButtonBee

"Miller Harris candles are very good." Allgunsblazing

"Scent of the Day here is Miller Harris L'Air de Rien - love it so much." Judydreamsofhorses



MAC lip primer


Price: £13.50, Debenhams

Mumsnetters say: "The MAC lip primer is absolutely magic stuff. It moisturises the lips so they don't dry out but the lipstick still stays on." Blingygolightly

"I have the MAC one and love it - sometimes I use it on its own." chipsandpeas

"I bought the MAC primer last week, not thinking it would do any good. I LOVE IT. My lips are sometimes a bit dry (especially at this time of year) and my lippy stays on all day, and my lips don't dry out." biscuitkumquat



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St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion

Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin cologne

Price: £14.50, Boots

MNers say: "I'm on day four and I look like I've just come back from a holiday. It's a nice subtle glow that doesn't look fake at all. I'm very impressed." patterkiller


Price: from £42, John Lewis

MNers say: "I love Jo Malone. Some people complain it doesn't last - but I'm on the move all day and can still smell it when I finish my shift." sherbetlemonD




Boots SmoothSkin IPL hair reducer

Hammam towels

Price: £299, Boots

MNers say: "I'm extremely pleased with the results. My bikini line used to go down the inside of my thigh and round the back of my knees - now it's nearly all gone, as are my armpit hairs!" Berthatydfil


Price: from £18.99 for a set of three, Amazon

MNers say: "I love them. I've just bought some more as our normal house towels never dry in the summer. They're great for camping as well!" Monkey533



Worth making space in your wardrobe for


 
 

Uniqlo Ultra Stretch jeans

Woolovers cashmere & merino knitwear

Price: from £9.90, Uniqlo

MNers say: "They are great. I have four pairs and 18 months later, still no saggy arse. They don't give up the ghost halfway through the day." FreeButtonBee


Price: from £20, Woolovers

MNers say: "Woolovers has so many different styles and colours - the cashmere and merino range is lovely." ThomasSofty




 
 

Next drape top

Merrell boots

Price: £16, Next

MNers say: "It looks like average workwear, but the draping is brilliant, it's very flattering over the waist, the V neckline gives a hint of cleavage (in a nice way) and it's long enough." BrendaandEddie


Price: from £43.50, Amazon

MNers say: "I love my Merrells. They're waterproof and warm and have lasted two winters thus far, being worn every day." UterusUterusGhali



Take the hassle out of household chores


 
 

Lakeland Heated Airer

Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner

Price: from £78.99, Lakeland

MNers say: "It is amazing! Cheap to run, and mine takes two loads of washing and dries them overnight. I bought the biggest one - best thing I've ever done." Allgunsblazing


Price: from £169.99, Curry's

MNers say: "It's brilliant! Yes, it's expensive, but it's so handy to quickly get rid of spills or crumbs, and it only takes five mins (if that) to do the stairs with its special attachment." Sleepyfergus




 
 

Turtle mats

Morphy Richards 9-in-1 mop

Price: from £29.95, John Lewis

MNers say: "I love Turtle mats, they're worth every penny. They can even go into the washing machine - I just give them a quick 20-minute wash and they come out like new." ClaudiaNaughton


Price: from £39.99, Amazon

MNers say: "It's really good. I used to detest mopping - now I can power through all the hard floors in my house in no time." SoftKittyWarmKitty



6 January

Morphy Richards soup maker


Price: From £24.99, Dunelm

Mumsnetters say"We've just got one - only used it once but I love it. The soup was brilliant and it was really easy to use." VegasIsBest


"We love it. I've made a Jamie Oliver tomato soup, a leek and potato, plus my own concoctions - and it has been yummy every time. The children eat it too!" Kreeshsheesh

"I wouldn't be without my soup maker. Just roughly chop stuff, bung it in and leave. I use it at least three times a week in winter and have recommended it to loads of people." tactum



Fitbit Flex


Price: From £59.99, Currys

Mumsnetters say"I've had a Fitbit for about three years now - they're really good. The customer service is really good too. I accidentally put mine in the washing machine and they sent me a new one!" Jinglebells99


"I really like mine - it's always accurate with my steps. The only thing it isn't great at is recording my sleep, but I toss and turn a lot so I wasn't surprised by that." VimFuego101

"If I'm pushing a buggy I take mine off my wrist and attach it at my hip, looped through the belt of my jeans or through the side of my knickers." SocksRock



Sanctuary foaming bath soak

 

Price: £6, Boots

Mumsnetters say: "Love the Sanctuary foaming bath soak - and it's not too pricey." superbfairywren


"I love the Sanctuary bath foam, and someone gave me a Sanctuary candle which makes my living room smell of bubble bath every night." LumpySpacedPrincess

"I just treated myself to some Sanctuary bath foam - love it." TheoriginalLEM



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