Mumsnet Swears By

Klaxon! Here's the latest round-up of Mumsnetters' style, beauty and lifestyle favourites

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25 May

Max Factor Masterpiece mascara


Price: £9.99, Boots

Mumsnetters say: "Max Factor Masterpiece is better than any fancy brand I've tried." SnuffleGruntSnorter

"Masterpiece Max is my 'ride or die'! And I also used to use £25 high-end mascaras." mrsmugoo

"Max Factor! It's very nearly as good as Dior." Badhairdontcare

Bondi Sands self-tanning lotion


Price: from £11.99, Boots

Mumsnetters say: "Bondi Sands is the best gradual tanner I've found by far, and I think I've tried them all!" itsgoingtoofast

"Bondi Sands is very good - there is a fake tan smell but it's reasonably subtle and I've never come across a gradual tanner that doesn't whiff a bit, but this wears off quite soon after application. It does a decent job at moisturising, and it has a pump which is handy." TheCraicDealer

"Bondi Sands smells like coconut." PatMullins

Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten foundation


Price: £26, Escentual

Mumsnetters say: "I love Balance-n-Brighten - I've been using it for a few years now. I use the telescopic brush that it came with, which you can use fully open for general coverage and then push in for more of a concealer effect." Costacoffeeplease

"I love my B-n-B! I also use the telescopic brush that came with it. It's great and I think you can buy it separately." CaptainCallisto

"I love B-n-B - I look ill without it. I use it with a Real Techniques kabuki brush." ShebaQueen

18 May

Lancôme Bi-Facil eye make-up remover


Price: £22.50, John Lewis

Mumsnetters say: "I've used it for 20 years and will never use anything else. It's very soothing and melts away waterproof eye make-up too." augustusglupe

"I have very sensitive eyes but Lancôme Bi-Facil is fine for me." Spen

"Lancôme Bi-Facil works great for me. I feel like there's something about the liquid that just feels so much better than the creams and balms and oils I've used." NatalieRushman

Crocs flip-flops


Price: from £10, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "Crocs flip-flops saved my life. My feet rub in virtually anything and it's so depressing - but Crocs flip-flops are great." harryhausen

"Crocs flip-flops and sandals are amazing! On my feet all day and so comfy." almostthirty

"I just read this discussion and bought some - I swore I'd never buy Crocs! The power of the Mumsnet Style & Beauty board..." LadyAntonella

L’Occitane almond shower oil


Price: £18, L’Occitane

Mumsnetters say: "I used it for six months and really noticed a change in my skin. I was tight with it too - 250ml lasted me three months." thenuttynanny

"I am LOVING this shower oil. I'd like it to be more almondy scented, but it doesn't intrude or fight with other perfumes." TondelayaDellaVentamiglia

"L'Occitane shower oil is indeed fabulous stuff." slug

11 May

Brazilian Keratin hair straightening kit

Price: £27.99, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "It's even better than a salon job! My sister and I treat each other three times a year and it's only in the last couple of weeks that we need to actually straighten our curly hair." Howdidthathappen1

"Yes, it's brilliant. You might need someone to help you as it's quite fiddly, and you need to straighten it in tiny strands." SallyVating

"It's excellent - I've done it twice now." signalred

M&S Deeper fitted sheets

Price: from £12, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "I get mine from M&S. They fit perfectly." mountaintoclimb

"I got some from M&S." Horopu

"M&S or John Lewis - both are excellent." Woodhill

Superga trainers

Price: from £21, Office

Mumsnetters say: "They're comfy and I think they're a much more flattering shape." Wellhellothere1

"My Supergas are really comfy. They are heavier, but that’s a small price to pay IMHO." AverysillyoldHector

"Supergas here too - I wear them with insoles to make them extra comfortable. They even come in half sizes!" Mamia15

4 May

IT light suitcases

Price: from £29.99, Argos

Mumsnetters say: "I used them going to/from Australia on four or five occasions and they were great - much sturdier than the more expensive one I bought." Scone1nSixtySeconds

"We have them and they are really handy. It means you can pack loads and carry on as hand luggage. Plus, they have a 10-year guarantee." MathsFiend

"Mine has been heaved on and off several flights and is much sturdier than it looks. In my opinion, these cases are great." NicknameUsed

Bioré UV Aqua Rich SPF 50+ sunscreen

Price: from £6.51, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "The only sunscreen I've found that doesn't irritate my skin is Bioré watery essence SPF 50 - you can get it on Amazon." AdoraKiora

"Bioré UV watery gel - it's AMAZING! Rubs in and you can't feel it at all. I'm about to order some more." roundtable

"It's the only sunscreen that doesn't irritate my eyes. It's also not greasy or chalky like most of them." BrendasGotABaby

NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix pads

Price: £8.63, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "I've only used them twice per week, as advised on a Mumsnet thread. I'd say I have normal skin, and so far it's softer and brighter." DianaT1969

"Great for de-flaking dry, scaly lips." Lottapianos

"They're good on dry, camel elbows too." MsBojangles

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