Swears by: Mumsnet recommends September
Mumsnetters are the best shoppers around, so we've tapped into their wisdom to source the stuff that really works: the comfiest ankle boots for autumn, 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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M&S Flexifit™ Cotton Rich Cami Bra, £16
A good bra is hard to find, especially one which doesn't jab you in the armpit. Well, allow us to introduce you to this absolute game-changer from M&S – it's cotton-rich, and its Flexifit™ technology promises all-day comfort.
“I recently bought this bra and I'm in love – so much so that I bought it in all three colours. It's tight enough to stay put but it doesn't squeeze the ribs, and the lack of underwire feels heavenly. The straps are soft on the skin too. Well done, Markies.” QwertyguertyBuy now from M&S
Topshop Belted Peg Trousers, £36
A stylish staple, especially as the days get colder * sob *; the tortoiseshell buckle is a lovely touch. They're also available in black for £26 (although low in stock), red and cream.
“I needed some nice trousers for work and am very happy with these. The material is really nice.” GinandGingerBeer
“I'm always partial to a bit of Topshop. These trousers are lovely.” EllapaellaBuy now from Topshop
Sudocrem (travel-size), £3.89
Ah, the humble Sudocrem. Never do without with this handy travel-size bottle.
“I wouldn’t be without it. When I had a fall a few months ago I had a nasty area which wouldn’t heal up. The nurse at the surgery told me to use Sudocrem and it worked in no time at all.” HappydaysArehere
“It's great as an overnight face mask. It reduces the redness of spots, shrinks them, and leaves you with a lovely glow.” ChachasliderBuy now from Amazon
Benefit Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel, £21.50
Get the perfect arch with this cult brow gel.
“Gimme Brow is the nuts. My eyebrows are fine and short and it’s perfect for giving a natural but full look. Love it.” AnneLovesGilbert
“Another vote for Gimme Brow. It's a gel but it also contains fibres, so it fills in your eyebrows and makes them look thicker. It's really quick to apply, too.” SpuriouserAndSpuriouserBuy now from Benefit
AmazonBasics Three-Bag Laundry Sorter, £17.91 (was £25.63)
If laundry feels like a never-ending task, an organiser can help break the cycle. No more once-white-now-pink pants, or sorting through 500 pairs of socks. Hoooo-rah.
“One thing that makes everything so much easier is a triple laundry sorter – it's changed my life. Everyone puts their laundry into the right bag and I only wash a bag when it's full. No more daily small washes for me.” WellTidyBuy now from Amazon
M&S Faux Suede Biker, £45
The perfect jacket to see you from September to November. The suede feel and buckle details give it a chic-yet-kickass finish. Available in camel brown and indigo blue.
“It's safe to say I'm very happy with my new biker jacket.” rookiemereBuy now from M&S
Boden Bronte Jersey Dress, £65
Every wardrobe needs a versatile shift dress. Available in a plethora of colours (from the above ruby to bright blue), wear it from the boardroom to the schoolyard.
“Very flattering. It skims over the tum, the seams create the illusion of shape, and the length lets you show off your legs.” TatapieBuy now from Boden
MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick, £17.50
Because there's nothing like a red lippy to improve your day. Especially one with a matte finish long-wearing formula.
“My latest holy grail has been this. It's made me a massive convert to red lipstick, having always been scared of it previously."
TP-Link Smart WiFi Plug, £15.99
Did you know you can turn electronics off and on with your voice? Yep, the future is here. Pairs with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
“If we're talking simple things that have made our lives better, my husband would probably say smart sockets so he can turn the bedroom lamps on and off with his voice.” FivechatchachaBuy now from Amazon
Baukjen Clarke Trench, £149 (was £299)
It may be on the pricier end of the scale, but if you make one AW19 purchase, this should be it.
“One of my favourite recent purchases is this heavily-reduced navy trenchcoat from Baukjen. I love it so much I could practically marry it.” LuxuryWoman2018Buy now from Baukjen
Nioxin Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner, £20.24
Hair wearing thin? This shampoo and conditioner give some serious body.
“It really thickens up my fine hair. I will re-purchase forever.” SuzeD29Buy now from Amazon
& Other Stories Belted Overlap Mini Skirt, £65
Say hello to your new favourite skirt. It goes with anything – and everything.
“I bought this skirt from & Other Stories. It’s a lovely fit and is made using a nice, heavyweight material. It'll be very useful in the winter – just add a shirt or a knit. I really like it.” championquartzBuy now from & Other Stories
Boden Nicola Jersey Midi Dress, £45.50 (was £65)
This pretty number claims to be 'as comfy as your favourite T-shirt'.
“I have this Boden dress and it's been lovely in the heatwave. Excellent quality and easy to wash.” SooverthemillShop now at Boden
Yuuki Menstrual Cups, £25
Thinking of giving menstrual cups a go? These come highly recommended.
“I have a Yuuki cup and I love it. I have really, really heavy periods, and with the Yuuki cup I can wear it for 12 hours (and overnight!) with no issues. It's no exaggeration to say that it's changed my life.” NamiSwanBuy now from Feminine Wear
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