Swears by: Mumsnet recommends July
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It's all white sandy beaches and coastal views from here.
“It's famously known for the blue lagoon, which is splashed across most of Turkey's holiday brochures. It's really beautiful and there's so much to do.” Sosayi
“Another vote for Ölüdeniz, it's a stunning place.” ReginaGeorgeousBook now
Loose Linen Cotton Jumpsuit, £10.39
A linen jumpsuit for under £15? Don't mind if we do.
“This arrived today. I have a delightful mother's apron I have to work around and this disguises that and flatters everywhere else. I'm a size 14 to 16 so I bought the 5XL and it skims without clinging. It looks like a Toast offering. Really chuffed.” PaulHollywoodsleftbollockhairBuy now from Ebay
Skip Hop Butterfly Backpack, £17.99
Keep them in your sights with this adorable backpack with reins.
“We have one of the Skip Hop backpacks with reins – they're ace. It stops my daughter wandering off, and means she can carry her own water bottle and toys.” MotherWolBuy now from Amazon
KORRES Natural Red Vine Hair Sun Protection, £10
Beat the heat (and humidity) with this nourishing spray from KORRES.
“I really like the KORRES Hair Protection spray. It smells lovely and is very light.” ZazieTheCatBuy now from Lookfantastic
Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch Illuminating Concealer, £31
Hit refresh on your complexion with this under-eye concealer.
“This is my holy grail. I only recently discovered it and bought two because I loved it so much. It gives a dewy, natural finish.” BlackSwanBuy now from Giorgio Armani
The best place to holiday this summer?
“I fell completely in love with Corfu. We stayed in Kalami and hired a boat to explore the island, and found a beautiful restaurant in Agni bay which we'd eat at every night if we could afford to. We went back again this year after loving it so much the last time, and I can see us returning again and again.” AngelsWithSilverWingsBook now
M&S Linen Shift Dress, £25
A light, breathable summer staple.
“I have two – one in navy – and everyone comments on how nice it is.” OhDearGodLookAtThisMessBuy now from M&S
John Lewis Lidded Casserole Pot, £75
You'll be on a casse-roll in no time with this stainless steel beauty.
“It's the best all-round pan I own. I've used it to make stews to feed 10 people.” toastedteacakeBuy now from John Lewis
Dune Ridged Loafers, £65
You can rely on these loafers for when comfort is queen.
“I really like them. They're very similar to a pair of Skechers I have, and are super comfy.” SummerLove2306Buy now from John Lewis
What Mumsnetters have been buying this week
Boden Luna Jersey Jumpsuit, £63 (was £90)
It's easy to feel swallowed up by a jumpsuit, but this one by Boden fits like a glove. Cinched in at the waist with a ruched belt, it's made all the more flattering with a boat neckline and V-back design. Oh, and did we mention it has pockets?Buy now from Boden
M&S Collection Ivy Skinny Leg Jeans, £19.50
A staple pair of skinny jeans is a must-have whatever the season.
“I am constantly recommending these jeans. I have a dark pair and a white pair (both in short so they finish slightly above my ankle). They don't bag, they don't lose their shape even when tumble dried, and they don't lose colour. They are my holy grail – I wear them practically every day." LaurieFairyCakeBuy now from M&S
Bio-D Powdered Bleach, £2.10 (plus £1.25 postage)
A surefire way to blitz the suncream stains which crop up every summer.
“I just got loads of sweat and suncream stains out of a white blouse by soaking it in Bio-D laundry bleach, which is bloody fantastic. I'd been faffing with various non-toxic laundry whiteners for ages and now wish I'd tried this earlier. I soaked it overnight, mixed with a healthy splash of hydrogen peroxide, then washed as normal, and the blouse is as good as new.” MiniMum97Buy now from Abel & Cole
Lencent Four-port USB Universal Plug, £11.99
Put an end to arguments over the charger once and for all.
“We take one of these with us when we go away. Hotel rooms never have enough plugs and when you’re only inside for a short space of time, and need to give phones, cameras and tablets a charge all at the same time, it makes a massive difference. Also, it minimises trailing cables for people to fall over. It's even more useful abroad as it minimises the need for multiple adaptor plugs too.” FinnBalorsAbsBuy now from Amazon
Hush Lightweight V-neck Vest, £25
They're cool, good quality, and will go with everything.
“I bought two of Hush's cotton vest tops for my holiday; they're very good quality and thickness. I've washed them twice now and they come up really well, with no shrinking or stretching.” Laska2MerylsBuy now from Hush
Anjou Blackhead Remover Six-in-one Tool, £6.29
It's so wrong but so, so right.
“We have a marvelous set of tools from Amazon, I got rid of a few huge blackheads on my son's nose and face with them – it's extremely satisfying! There are different shapes but, essentially, you press down on the blackhead without having to dig in with fingernails.” ThisIsNotAIBUPeopleBuy now from Amazon
H&M Linen T-shirt, £8.99
Because who can ever really have too many plain T-shirts?
“H&M have a variety of 100% linen T-shirts – kind of knitted linen rather than woven, so they're more drapey and less crumply. They're quite cheap and come in quite a few styles. I pretty much wear one of them every day through the summer while I'm not working.” RacheyCatBuy now from H&M
Matalan Tapered Trousers, £10
These lightweight trousers will keep you feeling cool in the office.
“I wear tapered trousers in a light soft fabric like these with vest tops or T-shirts and then a cardy, denim jacket or biker jacket depending on the weather. They look great with flip flops or ballet pumps and are cool in the heat. I have loads in different colours and patterns, but you can get plain black ones too.” TitsywooBuy now from Matalan
M&S Straw Shopper Bag, £15
A stylish and practical way to lug around your summer essentials.
“This one comes in a few colours and is very handy for chucking a load of stuff into. The strap is a comfortable length, too, and it fits quite a bit. For plenty of sun lotions (fair tweens), multiple swimsuits, a few bottles of water, my purse and some snacks it’s perfect. And not so spendy as to have to worry about it.” championquartzBuy now from M&S
Champagne Stopper, £0.91
Because no one likes flat champagne.
“I used to do the teaspoon trick, which works OK, but being given a champagne stopper has been life-changing! It works so much better. I can open a bottle of Cava on a Saturday night and drink half, leave it in the fridge until the following weekend, and it’s good as new.” bettybyebyeShop now at Amazon
Marigold Extra-Life Kitchen Gloves (pack of six), £11.40
Every home needs a reliable pair of washing up gloves.
“Marigolds are the best (and believe me, I've tried many). I live in them for everything, and the yellow ones are the most hardwearing, but the pale green longer sleeved ones are OK too. They're certainly worth the extra money.” ppeatfruitBuy now from Amazon
If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for June or our round-ups of Mumsnetters' top buys:
Best menstrual cups | Best leggings and jeggings | Best cleaning products | Best trainers | Best dresses | Best maternity dresses | Best trousers | Best jeans | Best raincoats | Best beauty boxes | Best beauty dupes | Best bed sheets
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