Mumsnet Swears By - November 2017

Boots

Mumsnet has the best personal shoppers around – you! So we've tapped into the wisdom of the 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 everyone's buying this week. It's updated every seven days, so come back often. And sign up to our weekly Swears By email – you need never be the last to know again!

Swears by 30 November

Moshulu Slippers, from £28.80 with 10% discount

Moshulu Slippers, from £28.80 with 10% discount

Cosy, colourful slippers with hard soles – made in the UK

“Honestly they are the toastiest and comfiest slippers I've ever had! The soles are fairly sturdy, so they stand up to some light outdoor usage.” InMemoryOfSleep

Code: mumstheword

Buy now from Moshulu

Next Premium Modal Skinny Jeans, £42

Next Premium Modal Skinny Jeans, £42

Skinny jeans that stay skinny – available in two colours with a choice of regular, long, and petite fits

“You NEED these – they were recommended to me on Mumsnet 18 months ago and I don’t wear anything else now. They've got four-way stretch and wash like a dream. They’re utterly perfect.” LaurieFairyCake

Buy now from Next

Fitflop Mukluk Boots, from £61.60

Fitflop Mukluk Boots, from £61.60

Sheepskin-lined ankle boots that can be worn two ways. Available in six colours – and the taupe style is on sale

“Fitflop mukluks are warm and comfortable. Good for your feet too.” Arealhumanbeing

Code: OFFER20

Buy it now from Fitflop

Oasis Elin Parka, £100

Oasis Elin Parka, £100

A padded, long-line parka with a luxurious faux fur hood

“I bought the most beautiful parka that I have ever owned from Oasis. It's utterly gorgeous and so snuggly.” neveradullmoment99

Buy it now from Oasis

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, £31

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, £31

A bestselling radiance booster that moisturises, tightens and brightens skin

“Beauty Flash Balm is something I buy over and over. I use it as a makeup base or as a mask. I love it.” BuzzKillington

“It smells gorgeous and I use it as a primer to perk my skin up when I’m tired – works a treat!” TashieWoo

Buy now from John Lewis

Swears by 16 November

F&F Western Low Ankle Boots, now £20 (were £25)

F&F Western Low Ankle Boots, now £20 (were £25)

Western-inspired ankle boots with a low Cuban heel and elasticated side panels for a great fit

“I picked these up a couple of months ago and have worn them nearly every day since. They make my cankles look slim and are comfy enough to have survived a lot of pavement pounding. They look especially good with black opaque tights. Worth every penny of the £25.” KichenDancefloor

Buy now from Tesco

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, £20 with discount

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, £20 with discount

A fast absorbing liquid that removes dead skin cells and tackles blackheads

“I wouldn't be without it now I've discovered it. It's really changed my skin.” whirliegig

Get £5 off and free delivery with code MUMSNETBHA

Buy now from Paula's Choice

Celtic & Co. Easy V-Neck Jumper, £89

Celtic & Co. Easy V-Neck Jumper, £89

Celtic & Co. describe this pure lambswool jumper as a “buy it now, wear it forever” knit – available in six colours

“I have two Celtic & Co jumpers in geelong wool and can't recommend them highly enough: fitted but slouchy and lovely deep V neck. Not quite as soft as cashmere but not far off and wears a hell of a lot better. And made in the UK too.” Floisme

Buy now from Celtic & Co.

Homeys Slippers, from £33

Homeys Slippers, from £33

Slippers with a sturdy sole and cosy fleece lining

“I am a slipper fiend and these are the best and longest lasting I've ever experienced.” Dunzo

“I got some after seeing them recommended on MN and they're fab. They have a hard sole for popping outside and a nice fluffy lining to keep your feet warm but not overheated.” Topsyloulou

Buy now from Amazon

Swears By splurge: Eufy Robot Vacuum RoboVac, £219.99 (was £238.99)

Swears By splurge: Eufy Robot Vacuum RoboVac, £219.99 (was £238.99)

A robot hoover that cleans under furniture using sensors and returns to its charging dock when it starts running low on charge

“I bought a robot vacuum cleaner, and now my floors are always clean. Makes life easier and me very happy!” TheBitterBoy

“Absolutely bloody love ours. It does the whole downstairs- thinking of getting an upstairs one too.” Anatidae

Buy now from Amazon

Swears by 9 November

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 when you spend £35 - Now out of stock

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 when you spend £35 - Now out of stock

A calendar packed full of beauty treats from luxury brands

“I've had the M&S calendar for the last two years and loved it.” AuntPol

“M&S got it spot on for me last year. In the last one I discovered Emma Hardie moringa balm and alpha h liquid gold – they're both now staples in my skincare routine.” Mrsallovertheplace

Buy now from M&S

Uniqlo Heat Tech High Rise Velvet Trousers, £24.90

Uniqlo Heat Tech High Rise Velvet Trousers, £24.90

Velvet leggings that look like trousers, with Heat Tech insulation

“I bought three pairs and I'm not going to wear anything else all winter!” Pistachiois50pmore

“I've got the black ones, they're comfy, smart and warm.” Snailo

Buy now from Uniqlo

Hearst Magazine Subscription, £27.99 for a year

Hearst Magazine Subscription, £27.99 for a year

Any yearly Hearst magazine subscription is currently half price, plus you'll get free chocolates

“Red is lovely and my go-to after years of in style subscriptions.” OrchidFlakes

“Got to love Good Housekeeping magazine. I always keep all mine, and am currently reading through a 2014 issue.” tootsieglitterballs

Buy now from Hearst

Seasalt Janelle Coat, £150

Seasalt Janelle Coat, £150

A fleece-lined knee-length waterproof coat with a flattering adjustable waist

“Janelle all the way! I find it very warm.” hooliodancer

“I’ve just bought this and I love it. It feels warm enough now but has space for extra layers if need be.” Mrsboathook

Buy now from Seasalt

Swears By splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £254.40 (was £318)

Swears By splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £254.40 (was £318)

A Swears By regular, the Bales leather jacket is a staple in the wardrobe of many Mumsnetters. Loved for its super-soft leather, minimal metalwork, and incredible durability, it's now reduced with 20% off.

“The cost-per-wear of my All Saints biker is negligible – practically free. I've had it for years. I wear it for work over dresses to toughen things up a bit and it has been a trusted workhorse piece.” DameDoom

Buy now from All Saints

Swears by 2 November

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane, £7.80

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane, £7.80

A serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone and combats signs of ageing

“This is so good it's scary. I used it last night for the first time and, my word, I can see a difference today already! In all seriousness: clearer brighter skin. I've never seen a difference like this before. I'm bloody gobsmacked.” lasttimeround

Buy now from Deciem

Miss Selfridge Faux Leather Jacket, £49

Miss Selfridge Faux Leather Jacket, £49

A soft faux leather biker jacket with minimal gold detailing

“It's not real leather, no, but it's beautifully soft and not remotely plastic-y or anything. It genuinely is lovely.” PolkaDottyRose

Buy now from Miss Selfridge

Lakeland Oven Mate Cleaning Kit, £7.99

Lakeland Oven Mate Cleaning Kit, £7.99

A powerful oven cleaning kit that includes a brush and gloves

“Lakeland Oven Mate is magic. Apply the thick, clear, non-smelly gel, leave it for most of the day, then simply wipe off with kitchen roll to reveal a shiny oven that looks brand new. Told you it's magic! Involves no mess, smell or elbow grease.” Furball

Buy now from Lakeland

Mint Velvet Black Marl Batwing Dress, £109

Mint Velvet Black Marl Batwing Dress, £109

A soft jersey marl dress with batwing sleeves and side ruching that can be dressed up or down

“I just bought this dress from Mint Velvet for my mini-moon in Iceland. It's very cosy and flattering” eyebrowseyebrows

Buy now from Mint Velvet

Asda Active Wear Marl leggings, £12.50

Asda Active Wear Marl leggings, £12.50

Practical, comfy sport leggings with stretch fabric and a high waistband

“The trainers and more experienced gym-goers I've spoken to all seem to really rate Asda sports leggings for staying up and washing well over the fancy brands. I was really surprised by the unanimous vote!” Ninjakittysmells

“I second the Asda sports leggings, high waist and thick waistband. Very good, especially for the price!” TillyTheTiger

Buy now from Asda

If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for October 2017.