Swears by: Mumsnet recommends August

Summer fashion

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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25 August

Superdry Hurbis Biker Boots, £59.49 (were £84.99)

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!” Luckingfovely

Buy now from Superdry

Kin Sadi Belt Bag, £35

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.” SwedishEdith

Buy now from John Lewis

Hype Backpacks, from £24.99

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.” Scoleah

Buy now from HYPE

Flipbelt Premium Running Belt, from £16.28

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.” MsMartini

Buy now from Amazon

Tinkle Eyebrow Razor, £2.95

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.” practicallyperfectmummy

Buy now from Amazon

18 August

Donut Canvas Backpack, from £17.89

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.” TheClitterati

Buy now from eBay

M&S High-waisted Leggings, £19.50

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.” Ponks

Buy now from M&S

ESPA Soothing Candle, £26

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.” Bodicea

Buy now from ESPA

Oliver Bonas Floral Midi Dress, £75

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.” Zinnia

Buy now from Oliver Bonas

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream, £31

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

Buy now from Cult Beauty

11 August

Whistles Matilda Bucket Bag, £99 (was £159)

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." Ninkaninus

Buy now from Whistles

Figleaves Twist-front Shaping Swimsuit, £26.60 (was £38)

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.” Marylou2

Buy now from Figleaves

Triumph Amourette Wired and Padded Bra, from £36

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.” Davespecifico

Buy now from Triumph

Sloggi Double-comfort Shorts, from £10

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.” jcurve

Buy now from Amazon

Cultural pick: The Book of Mormon

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.” WitchesGlove

Book now from London Theatre Direct

4 August

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Remover, £399

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.” gotmychocolateimgood

Buy now from John Lewis

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water, £18.95

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!” namechanger0064

Buy now from Boots

ASOS Design Curve Seamfree Bralet, £14

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.” QueenofPain

Buy now from ASOS

Faith in Nature Shampoo, £5.49

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.” martingoresnipplechain

Shop now at Holland & Barrett

Cuddledry Hands-Free Baby Apron Towel, £29.99

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.” Watermelon

Buy now from Amazon

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