Mumsnet Swears By: August 2017

Mumsnet Swears By: August 2017

Want to know what everyone else has been buying for the new school year? From the perfect autumn boots to everyday dresses, with a few life-changing beauty buys and great reads thrown in for good measure, check out the cult products and surprising bargains Mumsnetters have “sworn by” this August.

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Swears by 31 August 2017

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, was £39.99 now £23.27

<h3><a href="http://amzn.to/2elBSFO">RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, was £39.99 now £23.27</a></h3>

Lash enhancer for extra length and volume

“I bought RapidLash as my eyelashes were patchy and very short. I now have the longest lashes I have ever had and they are gorgeous. It worked really quickly – I started noticing a big difference within two weeks.” Binger

Buy now from Amazon

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, was £8.99 now £6.29

<h3><a href="http://amzn.to/2go23MJ">I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, was £8.99 now £6.29</a></h3>

A Sunday Times bestselling thriller

“I found it a really good read - I virtually breathed it in rather than read it.” Cornishblues

Buy now from Amazon

M&S Leather Block Heel Loafers, £45

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=1402&clickref=SB_31Aug17_M&SLoafers&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marksandspencer.com%2Fclean-modern-loafers%2Fp%2Fp22471018%3Fextid%3Dps_gglpla_895149989_46286434002%26s_kwcid%3DAL!2750!3!209940448460!!!g!311028990463!%26device%3Dm%26cvosrc%3Dppc%2520shopping.google.Women%2520%253E%2520Trends%2520%253E%2520Footwear%2520Trends%2520%253E%2520Luxury%2520Loafers%26cvo_pid%3D46286434002%26ef_id%3DWabwzAAABMxV0j0W%3A20170830172152%3As%26source%3Daffwindow%26extid%3Daf_a_Content_78888_Skimlinks%26comgp%3D78888%26cvosrc%3Daffiliate.aw.78888%26awc%3D1402_1504181566_140f974b90866186c35d72ccdb195684">M&S Leather Block Heel Loafers, £45</a></h3>

Smart and durable shoes, with underfoot padding for exceptional comfort

“I've had lots of compliments wearing these and feel very smart and confident in them (and I can walk for miles!).” BluebellGal

Buy now from M&S

Nike Vintage Sweatpants, £38

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=5678&clickref=SB_31Aug17_NikeSweats&p=http%3A%2F%2Fm.asos.com%2Fnike%2Fnike-vintage-sweat-pants-in-grey%2Fprd%2F7407954%3Fclr%3Dmulticolour%26SearchQuery%3DNike%2520vintage%26pgesize%3D17%26pge%3D0%26totalstyles%3D17%26gridsize%3D2%26gridrow%3D5%26gridcolumn%3D1%26affid%3D10607%26pubref%3D1171%26transaction_id%3D102b2e28cc4d9465f88d44cb6b9591">Nike Vintage Sweatpants, £38</a></h3>

Skinny tracksuit bottoms with fitted cuffs and pockets

“I bought a pair of these recently and love them. Lovely lightweight fabric and very flattering.” Sleepthief

Buy now from ASOS

Swears by 25 August 2017

Badedas Bath Gelee, £4.59 (was £5.24)

<h3><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Badedas-Essence-Bath-Gelee-300/dp/B000KVJMVW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1503563961&sr=1-1&keywords=badedas+bath&linkCode=ll1&tag=mumsnetswearsby-21&linkId=366e4f5713f4114470c116bcfff4a76a">Badedas Bath Gelee, £4.59 (was £5.24)</a></h3>

A rich, moisturising bubble bath

“I tried it at the suggestion of my midwife when I was pregnant/post-partum and now it's my guilty little pleasure – I love the stuff. And no I'm not an 80-year-old granny! It's just a relaxing smell and very bubbly.” Twistandshout

Buy it now from Amazon

Tu Sole Comfort Leather Chelsea Boots, £40

<h3><a href="http://prf.hn/click/camref:1101lKjt/pubref:SB24Aug17Boots/destination:https%3A%2F%2Ftuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk%2Fp%2FSole-Comfort-Leather-Chelsea-Boots%2F131359700-Black%3FviewType%3DcrossSell">Tu Sole Comfort Leather Chelsea Boots, £40</a></h3>

A classic style in two staple colours – snap them up now, ready for autumn

“These boots are really comfy and made from leather. They look a lot dearer than £40!” Rollerbird

Buy it now from Sainsbury's

Asda George short-sleeve white shirts, £7.50 for 5

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=2925&clickref=SB_24Aug17_Asda_shirts&p=https%3A%2F%2Fdirect.asda.com%2Fgeorge%2Fschool%2Fshirts-blouses%2Fgirls-school-5-pack-short-sleeve-shirts-white%2FGEM526706%2Cdefault%2Cpd.html">Asda George short-sleeve white shirts, £7.50 for 5</a></h3>

A pack of five easy to iron, machine washable shirts with StayWhite technology

“Asda plain white school shirts are brilliant, cheap as chips, and wash well again and again” Metalmum15

Buy it now from Asda

Hush Ivy dress, £55

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=1206&clickref=MS_24Aug17_hush_ivy&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hush-uk.com%2Fwomenswear%2Fdaywear%2Fdresses_skirts%2Fivy_dress.htm">Hush Ivy dress, £55</a></h3>

A relaxed fit, with pockets – and three warm colours to choose from

“The Ivy dress in green is lovely. It's good quality jersey and covers a multitude of sins.” MerricatsHouse

Buy now from Hush

Swears by 18 August 2017

F&F Premium mid-rise jeggings, £12.50

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=7091&clickref=swearsby_recommendation_tescojeggings&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tesco.com%2Fdirect%2Fff-premium-mid-rise-jeggings%2F390-1095.prd">F&F Premium mid-rise jeggings, £12.50</a></h3>

Smarter than leggings but comfier than jeans

“Tesco jeggings all the way. I've been wearing mine for about four months now and they haven't lost stretch or colour. I can't imagine why I'd go back to jeans!” LadyOfTheCanyon

Buy now from Tesco

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension serum, £5.50

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=5678&clickref=SB_azelicacid_recommendations&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fthe-ordinary%2Fthe-ordinary-azelaic-acid-suspension-10-30ml%2Fprd%2F7894093">The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension serum, £5.50</a></h3>

A lightweight “wonder” serum for bright and blemish-free skin

“I would recommend Azelaic Acid from The Ordinary. It has the most wonderful smoothing effect, and is suitable for oily skin.” Nicketynac

Buy now from Asos

Hush Althea knitted dress, £89

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=1206&clickref=SB_recommendation_Altheadress&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hush-uk.com%2Fwomenswear%2Fdaywear%2Falthea_knit_dress_burgundy.htm">Hush Althea knitted dress, £89</a></h3>

A luxurious merino-blend dress with a subtle star print – it'll see you through the next season

“It is beautiful, flattering, long and true to size. I fell deeply in love.” Swimminguphill

Buy now from Hush

Clarks Hamble Oak brogues, £60

<h3><a href="http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinaffid=67689&awinmid=2515&clickref=SB_recommendation_brogues&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.clarks.co.uk%2Fc%2FHamble-Oak%2Fp%2F20350674">Clarks Hamble Oak brogues, £60</a></h3>

Quality leather shoes in a timeless style

“I'll recommend Clarks Hamble brogues time and time again. They're supportive, comfortable, come in wider widths and lots of colours. I think they're stylish and I can walk for miles in mine.” Acornatics

Buy it now from Clarks

Moroccan Oil, £33.79

<h3><a href="http://amzn.to/2x6Va9e">Moroccan Oil, £33.79</a></h3>

Get smooth and shiny locks with this nourishing hair oil treatment

“Moroccan Oil is my desert island product. My hair absolutely loves it – the condition has improved massively since using it.” guestofclarkmackenzie

Buy it now from Amazon

Swears by 11 August 2017

Sugarhill Boutique Brighton embroidered top, £29.50

<h3><a href="http://tinyurl.com/ybsl8amr">Sugarhill Boutique Brighton embroidered top, £29.50</a></h3>

A classic breton with a stylish update

“The Brighton Bretons from Sugarhill and incredibly flattering and wash brilliantly. My favourite thing is that the neckline doesn't gape – it's doubly reinforced with fabric so it just sits really well.” turtlewoman

Buy now from Sugarhill Boutique

Audible, £7.99/mo

<h3><a href="http://www.audible.co.uk/promo/offer/4314?p=MUMSNET2XB&source_code=MUM30DFT11BkWS0802170006">Audible, £7.99/mo</a></h3>

Listen to books anywhere, any time on your phone or tablet

“Before my commute was so dull but now I can't wait for my journey twice a day.” Susannahmoodie

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Hush Modal Ruched Skirt, £45

<h3><a href="http://tidd.ly/49e865a2">Hush Modal Ruched Skirt, £45</a></h3>

The Mumsnet favourite is back – grab one quick!

“A surprisingly excellent buy for me was the Hush ruched skirt, which I have worn so much that I bought a second one. I wear it with tights and fitted jumpers or Breton stripes.” Judydreamsofhorses

Buy now from Hush

Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique, was £21.80 - now £18.50

<h3><a href="http://tidd.ly/46d1dae0">Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique, was £21.80 - now £18.50</a></h3>

Leave-in heat protection for hair

“It smells like cucumbers and lasts for five washes. It's almost completely prevented my split ends and saved me a fortune in trims”. SuzieQuatro

Buy now from lookfantastic

Tile Mate bluetooth tracker, £19.99 - was £22.99

<h3><a href="http://amzn.to/2vSb4I5">Tile Mate bluetooth tracker, £19.99 - was £22.99</a></h3>

Never lose your keys again

“I have three of them, one on my car keys, one in my purse and one in my handbag. They can be tracked from my phone and play a noise when you get near – no more wasted time searching for stuff!!” Fantasticmissfoxy

Buy now from Amazon

The Body Shop hemp hand cream, from £5

<h3><a href="http://tidd.ly/720ee15d">The Body Shop hemp hand cream, from £5</a></h3>

A bestselling moisturiser for very dry skin

“This stuff really has changed the look and feel of my hands – they are now super smooth and look like a teenager's.” Lottie987

Buy now from The Body Shop

Swears by 4 August 2017

Boohoo Kelly swing dress, £8

<h3><a href="http://fave.co/2h2gVDZ">Boohoo Kelly swing dress, £8</a></h3>

Bargain dresses to see you through the summer.

“Boohoo have a bunch of strappy swing dresses which are ideal for holidays. I've been living in them in the hot weather.” FunkyChunk

Buy now from Boohoo

Vax Switch steam cleaner, £49.99

<h3><a href="http://amzn.to/2vzlQ5A">Vax Switch steam cleaner, £49.99</a></h3>

For sparkling floors in a flash.

“I'm impressed – it heats up instantly and does the job wonderfully. Stows away neatly in a small cupboard too.” MrsBakedBean

Buy now from Amazon

Nip+Fab Tummy Fix, £19.25 (£14.95 with discount)

<h3><a href="http://tidd.ly/7b541c2c">Nip+Fab Tummy Fix, £19.25 (£14.95 with discount)</a></h3>

A moisturising, skin toning lotion.

“Since I started using it, I have noticed that my tummy skin is in a much better condition. It feels nicer and more toned.” d270r0

Get 25% off all bodycare from Nip+Fab with code MUMBODY25

Buy now from Nip + Fab

Egyptian Magic, £24.99

<h3><a href="http://amzn.to/2uVyGcM">Egyptian Magic, £24.99</a></h3>

Ancient recipe, all-natural ingredients and multiple uses.

“I use it for everything from chapped lips and spots to hair treatment. It's natural, so it doesn't irritate my skin and there's no yucky fake perfume smell. I love it.” Auchan

Buy now from Amazon

Boden double layer front tee, £28

<h3><a href="http://tidd.ly/9e5bd823">Boden double layer front tee, £28</a></h3>

A versatile top in classic colours.

“These 3/4 length sleeve, double fronted, plain tops from Boden have been a godsend for me this season. They are well made and quite fitted.” Threehoursfromhome

Buy now from Boden