Mumsnet Swears By

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

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30 November 2016


Price: £125.10, Boden

Mumsnetters say: "It's thick, luxurious and soft. Totally non-itchy. I love mine." ilovecherries

"My Boden cashmere jumper is the best cashmere I've got. Five years old, and still thick and lovely." BikeRunSki

"I have the Boden cashmere jumper in black and I love it, so soft and warm!" queenbee69

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Hive Home

Price: from £249, Hive

Mumsnetters say: "We have Hive and I love it. When I woke up this morning the house felt a bit chilly, I used my phone to turn the heating up so I could have another ten minutes in bed." chocolatebiscuit123

"We had Hive in our last house and loved it. Controlling via the phone was great because you could hit the switch on the way home and come back to a toasty house." QuilliamCakespeare

"We have Hive. Works well and is nice and easy to use." strawberrypenguin

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Amazon Echo


Price: £119.99, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "Loving ours. So fun. Music sounds great!" Wheezles

"We love Alexa, I spend all my time asking her what the time is each morning so we are not late for school/work. I really like how easy it is to listen to music and the news, DH is going to set her up to turn on the TV and Christmas tree today." scrivette

"The kids love it. Sound quality is great. You can ask Alexa about the weather and traffic etc like Siri." MrsClueless

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23 November 2016


Price: £46, Next

Mumsnetters say: "I have two pairs of Next 360 jeans, I bought them a while ago. They are brilliant. They hold you in, don't bag after one hour's wear and wash brilliantly." chrispenrallt1

"I bought a pair. AMAZING. Skinny to the ankle, soft as anything and they suck my flabby, two x c section tummy in." YourRound

"They're fabulous and really fit properly without that horrid bending-over-arse-gap thing you get with some jeans." WhooooAmI24601

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Camelbak Eddy water bottle

Price: from £12.29, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "Camelbak Eddy is the best I've had. It comes apart easily and can go in the dishwasher. You can also buy replacement straws and valves if you are worried about a build-up of yuckiness over time." TeamEponine

"Camelbak Eddy without a doubt. I've tried dozens until I saw this recommended and I thought I may as well give it a go. Loads of designs to choose from and the spout is replaceable." MissRainbowBrite

"Camelbak Eddy is the way forward!" susurration

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Kat Von D tattoo liner liquid eyeliner


Price: £14.40, Debenhams

Mumsnetters say: "Kat Von D's tattoo liner. I have tried hundreds of different ones - all smudgy - until someone brought me one of these back from the US a few years ago. I ended up bulk buying the next time I went, and now the brand is sold in Debenhams." Judydreamsofhorses

"Yep, Kat Von D tattoo liner is brilliant. I wore it in +35 degree heat this summer and even went for a swim in the sea and it didn't budge!" Lonelynessie

"Kat Von D tattoo liner is great. I also have very oily eyelids and it doesn't budge." Catdogcat

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16 November 2016


Price: £66, John Lewis

Mumsnetters say: "My favourite go-to strong perfume is Alien by Thierry Mugler, it's lovely!" Whatthefreakinwhatnow

"I love Alien too. Last time I was in the British Library a man came up to me in the reading room and asked me to write down the name of my perfume so he could buy it for his wife." LordRothermereBlackshirtC***

"I smelt it on a friend recently and couldn't get enough of it, have dropped enough hints to DP so am expecting some for Christmas!" Zoflorabore

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Wonderbra Ultimate strapless bra

Price: £36, John Lewis

Mumsnetters say: "The Wonderbra Ultimate is the only bra that holds my boobs in place." Lovelybangers

"Another vote for the Wonderbra here. It's the only one I've found that doesn't spend the whole time slipping down and it gives good oompf!" Melstarrynigh

"Yep. Wonderbra. It's the only one I've found that actually lifts them rather than flattens them." BusterGonad

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North Face Arctic Parka


Price: from £249, Cotswold Outdoor

Mumsnetters say: "I have a North Face Parka in khaki and have been pleased with it. Covers my bum, is warm, waterproof and so far has worn well." han01uk

"I bought the North Face Arctic one for Norway last year and it kept me warm at -13." FleshEmoji

"I have the North Face Arctic Parka and love it. Very waterproof. Keeps me toasty though I wear a thermal under it when really cold." Oly5

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9 November 2016

Seasalt Janelle waterproof coat


Price: £140, John Lewis

Mumsnetters say: "I love my Seasalt Janelle coat. It's very warm and cosy and comes down to my knees! Can't wait until it's cold enough to wear it again." ChessieFL

"I commute by train from a frrrreeezing cold station and because the coat is long at the back I can sit on cold wet benches at the train station without getting a, cold wet bum!" CoconutAmericano

"If you are tall you will appreciate the length. It's light but toasty warm. I walk to work so am exposed to the elements quite a bit. Honestly, it's the best money I've ever spent on a coat." choppolata

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UGG boots

Price: from £155, Shoeaholics

Mumsnetters say: "Teamed with dark skinny jeans and a fitted jumper, I think they look great and at risk of sounding like an old granny, I get terrible chilblains in the winter so the furry lining is a godsend." ILostItInTheEarlyNineties

"I have Uggs and wear them to the supermarket on a cold day for instance. They're fab for pulling on and keeping your feet warm when you'd rather not go out." champagnefromapapercup

"I've worn Uggs for the last 10 years in winter (on my third pair and yes, they're real!). I love them and think they look great with skinny jeans." Heatherbell1978

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Maybelline 24Hour lip colour


Price: £8.25, lookfantastic

Mumsnetters say: "Don't know about kiss-proof but Maybelline 24Hour stays put through a bacon butty. Unless he's got exceptionally greasy lips it should stay put for you." HarrietSchulenberg

"Another vote for Maybelline 24Hour here, they are everything proof! Some colours last better than others but they really are amazing, prune plaisir and red alert are my favourite shades!" Wigglemunch

"Another vote for Maybelline 24Hour. Does not move. Ever. Has to be scrubbed off." PocketWatchFob

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2 November 2016

Dyson V6


Price: £299.99, John Lewis 

Mumsnetters say: "I love mine and can honestly say that it changed my life! Yes, a vacuum cleaner…" Therewere5inthebed

"The V6 is so lightweight, perfectly balanced and effortless, that it makes me enjoy hoovering (I used to hate all forms of housework)." RubyCav

"I bloody love mine. Use it on tiles, wood and carpet every day. Brilliant gadget. You can remove the tube to hang it." DaftPunkIsPlayingAtMyHouse

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Topshop Leigh skinny jeans

Price: from £38, Topshop 

Mumsnetters say: "Topshop Leigh. God they are SO comfy." bullshift

"DD has two pairs of Topshop Leigh jeans and says that they are the best jeans she has ever had." NicknameUsed

"Topshop Leigh are so comfy I could wear them forever." helenlove

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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream


Price: £3.69, Amazon

Mumsnetters say: "I prefer it to body shop hemp. The concentrated version is great." TheDuckSaysMoo

"Another vote for Neutrogena concentrated here. Really cheap, non-greasy and it is the only thing that stops my hands being so dry that they crack and bleed." Catgirl83

"Neutrogena is also excellent and has brought her hands back from red raw and chapped to lovely as smooth in just a few days." PandasRock

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