Mumsnet Swears By: June 2017
Fancy a treat or looking for something a bit different? Mumsnet has the best personal shoppers around – you!
We've tapped the wisdom of the Mumsnet crowd to source the stuff that really works – the cigarette pants that are 'just right', the skincare that delivers astounding bang for buck, the cunning discoveries that the rest of the world hasn't yet cottoned on to.
From fashion to books to inflatable seagulls (don’t ask), here's where to find the things you've been 'swearing by' this week. It's updated every seven days, so come back often. Or sign up to our weekly Swearsby email – you need never be the last to know again!
Swears by 29 June 2017
Chic update on a classic blazer.
“I've worn it almost every day! Nice soft fabric, and it goes with jeans or smarter stuff equally well.” FabelliniBuy it now from Hush
Fresh, floral fragrance to turn heads.
“I get stopped daily asking what it is – it's lovely and summery.” mrswarthogBuy it now from Amazon
Nautical chic for the British summer.
“I really love it and I get lots of compliments when I wear it. I find it quite light to wear.” CinderellasBroomBuy it now from Seasalt Cornwall
It's time to master your flick, people.
“Kat Von D Tattoo is the only one I can manage, and it's totally budge-proof.” JudydreamsofhorsesBuy it now from Debenhams
A chillingly plausible dystopia.
“I loved this book. I was thinking about it for a long time after I'd read it.” AgentProvocateurBuy it now from Amazon
Swears by 22 June 2017
Comfy jeans for everyday style – best wear loosely rolled up to reveal a glimpse of ankle.
“they are the comfiest jeans ever and very flattering” JDSTERBuy now from Hush
Ditch your squeaky desk fan for this futuristic model from Dyson.
“Pretty much best thing I've ever bought.” MovingtoParadiseBuy now from Argos
A lovely leather cross-body bag – simple, elegant and holds all your stuff.
“It's fab, understated and well made..” NomDePlumeReloadedBuy now from Fossil
The ultimate gym bag? Check it out.
“I bloody love my Workplay bag. Not cheap, but great” WolfiefanBuy now from Amazon
Avoid the dreaded chafe in the summer heat.
“I got some Sloggi shorts for chafing. I wore them in 36 degree heat in Vegas and they weren't sweaty.” ArieltheMermaid1720Buy now from Amazon
Swears by 14 June 2017
Clarks Ferni Fame sandals, £45
Add a pop of colour to summer outfits with these casual sandals in sunny yellow leather. The classic style (two-part silhouette, saw-tooth sole and buckle fastening) disguise a moulded footbed with super comfy Cushion Soft™ technology.
“These are the most comfortable shoes ever (I clambered around ruins in Turkey with them!).” FatGirlWithChocolateBuy now from Clarks
La Roche-Posay Anthelios, £13.20 (20% off)
High protection (SPF 50+) and moisturising facial sunscreen, which comes recommended for sensitive skin.
“I swear by Anthelios. You can put your make-up over the top of it if you like and nothing gets through it.” KennethnoisewaterBuy now from La Roche-Posay
French Connection Utility top, £18 (Was £21)
A lovely, light tee with a crepe front and longer back in contrasting jersey. The relaxed, short-sleeve style is perfect for summer and can be dressed up or down to work with any ensemble.
“I bought a fab plain navy top last year from French Connection. This year I was delighted to discover that they do them in a multitude of colours, so I bought most of them!” NotPennysBoatBuy now from John Lewis
Kindle Paperwhite, £89 (save £20!)
With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution display for crisp, print-quality text. Read comfortably without straining your eyes.
“I love the backlight and it’s easy to read thanks to the screen resolution. I charge it about once every 6-8 weeks.” AverysillyoldHectorBuy now from Amazon
Estee Lauder Night Repair: £72.00
Wake up to radiant skin, every day. Address all the key signs of ageing with exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology and aid your skin’s natural renewal overnight.
“I didn't expect any change but I was genuinely amazed. My skin became much smoother, the texture improved immensely." LostGardenBuy now from Boots
Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial (£7.99/month)
Watch thousands of movies and TV shows, listen to ad-free music, hand-built playlists, and two million songs. You can also safely store an unlimited amount of photos. Plus, you'll enjoy unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items and get early access to Lightning Deals.
“Amazon Prime is great value for money. I mean films, TV, music and books that can be downloaded or streamed. There is loads to choose from.” TeenagersandFurbabiesSign up now on Amazon
Swears by 07 June 2017
Fit Bit Charge2, from £109.99
A stylish fitness wristband that tracks heart rate, activity and sleep quality, and motivates you to get moving.
“I have a Charge 2 and have got the pink leather strap. Wouldn't be without mine, obsessed with it.” DragonmotherKhaleesiBuy it now from Amazon
Vans, from £44.95
Comfy low-top lace-up trainers in canvas and leather, with padding for support and flexibility.
“Vans are amazing – got a pair few weeks ago & am still agog at how comfy they are!” LoftyjenBuy now from Office