Swears by: Mumsnet recommends August
Mumsnetters are the best shoppers around, so we've tapped into their wisdom to source the stuff that really works: the comfiest summer sandals, the skincare that delivers astounding bang for your buck, the cleaning product that actually does what it says on the tin.
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Superdry Hurbis Biker Boots, £59.49 (were £84.99)
Get autumn-ready in these cosy faux-fur lined boots.
“I bought these Superdry boots in black last year, and they're the most comfortable thing I've ever worn. I can't wait for autumn so I can start wearing them again!” LuckingfovelyBuy now from Superdry
Kin Sadi Belt Bag, £35
This belt bag will make grabbing the essentials easy.
“I love it (and this kind of bag is not normally my thing). Being hands-free for short trips out feels great.” SwedishEdithBuy now from John Lewis
Hype Backpacks, from £24.99
These backpacks will keep both you and your child happy.
“My daughter has a Hype bag. It's really roomy and has lasted all year.” ScoleahBuy now from HYPE
Flipbelt Premium Running Belt, from £16.28
Hate juggling your phone and keys when you're out on a run?
“I love my Flipbelt. It holds my phone, tissues, keys, bank card, and folded shopper so I can do chores/get a bus home etc. It makes fitting runs in so much easier.” MsMartiniBuy now from Amazon
Tinkle Eyebrow Razor, £2.95
No need for a painful threading treatment with these little beauties.
“These are great – they take away 'peach fuzz' very effectively. They're also really good at defining your eyebrows, and it doesn't hurt at all.” practicallyperfectmummyBuy now from Amazon
Donut Canvas Backpack, from £17.89
Stylish, well-made and unbelievably cheap, this rucksack is a real all-rounder.
“A Mumsnetter recommended one of these when I was looking for a rucksack for my daughter starting high school. It's great quality, comes in loads of colours, and – to my daughter's delight – has oodles of pockets.” TheClitteratiBuy now from eBay
M&S High-waisted Leggings, £19.50
Because everyone needs a great pair of leggings.
“They're a good thickness, definitely not see-through, and very, very comfortable.” PonksBuy now from M&S
ESPA Soothing Candle, £26
It's nearly autumn, and guess what that means? Candles, glorious candles.
“ESPA candles are amazing. Seriously like walking straight into a spa.” BodiceaBuy now from ESPA
Oliver Bonas Floral Midi Dress, £75
Every wardrobe needs a transitional dress – and this pretty floral number fits the bill.
“I've just bought this floral midi from Oliver Bonas and it's lovely. I'm tall and not a fan of my legs, and find most 'midis' too short and don't care for maxis in the daytime. This one is a great length.” ZinniaBuy now from Oliver Bonas
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream, £31
If you'd like something a little lighter than foundation, this cult cream has you covered.
“This is amazing – literally life-changing.” applepieicecream
“I use this CC cream in Fair Light. It lasts all day and gives brilliant, full coverage. My skin looks great.” ZaraW
Whistles Matilda Bucket Bag, £99 (was £159)
Looking for your next great love? This bag is made entirely of soft leather.
“It really is a great bag. Plus, in tan, it'll go with everything and can be dressed up or down." NinkaninusBuy now from Whistles
Figleaves Twist-front Shaping Swimsuit, £26.60 (was £38)
You'll feel a million bucks in this retro cozzie.
“This is a very flattering swimsuit. It fits really, really well.” Marylou2Buy now from Figleaves
Triumph Amourette Wired and Padded Bra, from £36
Wonderfully supportive, this bra goes all the way to a 40E.
“I have a wide-set chest and this bra (and variations on it) is so comfortable and flattering.” DavespecificoBuy now from Triumph
Sloggi Double-comfort Shorts, from £10
Wave goodbye to wedgies and chafing with these comfy pants.
“I have a couple of pairs and they’re amazing. I ran a marathon in them they’re so comfortable.” jcurveBuy now from Amazon
Cultural pick: The Book of Mormon
A safe bet if you'd like to have your sides split (and several funny songs stuck in your head).
“It's the best thing I’ve seen in the West End for years, by a mile. Extremely funny and just generally a very good musical.” WitchesGloveBook now from London Theatre Direct
Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Remover, £399
Wave goodbye to wax strips and razor burn.
“I have PCOS and the Lumea is life-changing. I put on my first ever swimsuit without shorts this week, and it's like the hair was never there. You need about 12 weeks to complete the treatments but I noticed a difference after the second one. Totally recommended.” gotmychocolateimgoodBuy now from John Lewis
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water, £18.95
The best fake tan you'll use all summer? Mumsnet users seem to think so.
“This fake tan is amazing. Far better than any colour I achieve through the sun.” Delatron
“Isle of Paradise is fantastic. I've been using the spray but more recently the drops – they're much better. Couldn't recommend them highly enough!” namechanger0064Buy now from Boots
ASOS Design Curve Seamfree Bralet, £14
Thought you couldn't go braless when you have big boobs? Think again.
“It has enough surface area, thick enough straps and a proper bra fastening – providing support and making me feel a lot more comfortable without underwire. This all feels like a life-changing breakthrough for me.” QueenofPainBuy now from ASOS
Faith in Nature Shampoo, £5.49
Eco-friendly? Check. Vegan? Check. Cruelty-free? Ding ding ding.
“Faith in Nature shampoos and conditioners are lovely, and they do an extensive range for all hair types. An eco-friendly shop in our town does refills for the bottles, too.” martingoresnipplechainShop now at Holland & Barrett
Cuddledry Hands-Free Baby Apron Towel, £29.99
Splash-proof yourself while you lift baby out of the bath. It's soft, too.
“I loved the Cuddledry apron towel. They're made from bamboo, so are really soft and quick-drying. I’m quite heavy-handed and it saved me from soaking myself. I also didn't have to support the baby with one hand while I grabbed a towel with the other.” WatermelonBuy now from Amazon
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