The best of Swears By 2018

The best of Swears By 2018

2018: the year of the Argos raven, post-poo drops, and a jumpsuit which made Mumsnetters feel like flying squirrels. Now you can get the lowdown on the products they've been recommending over the last 12 months – so sit back, relax, and enjoy a trip through the products that set the boards alight in 2018.

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M&S Cotton Rich Jeggings, £15

M&S Cotton Rich Jeggings, £15

High-waisted for a flattering fit and cheap enough to buy more than one pair, MNers have raved about these jeggings for the last six months.

“I bought a pair from M&S and they have done amazing and magical things for my body. I bought my usual size which seemed a little too small but I finally wriggled into them and wow! Can't believe how excited I am about a pair of 15 quid jeggings but they are the best item of clothing I've bought in years.” Lizzy1980

“I think I've got about ten pairs of these. They are fantastic, so comfortable and still smart enough to get away with for work with a naice blouse or shirt.” TomHardysNextWife

Available in three leg lengths and 13 colours.

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Nanoblur 30ml Instant Skin Finisher Cream, £19.00

Nanoblur 30ml Instant Skin Finisher Cream, £19.00

Smooth on to give your skin an airbrushed look.

“They were right. I’m blown away after the first use, my forehead wrinkles are hardly noticeable.” Fullfatlatte

“I may start stockpiling in case they ever discontinue. Best thing I've found for my forehead wrinkles.” Delatron

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George Leather Chelsea Boots, £25

 George Leather Chelsea Boots, £25

Add these bargainous boots to your shopping basket.

“I have too many boots and couldn't justify buying anything expensive, but I took a chance on these and am delighted – they do not look or feel like they cost £25. They are so, so comfy without even needing to be broken in. I may have to order them in black too, rude not to at that price.” evilharpy

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E-Cloth Deep Clean Mop, £16.54 (was £18.29)

 E-Cloth Deep Clean Mop, £16.54 (was £18.29)

This is a perennial favourite across the Mumsnet boards – a mop that doesn't need a bucket is surely a winner in anyone's books.

“I've just bought an E-cloth mop system, and I love it: quick, easy and no clattering about with a mop bucket!” Florianna

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Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge, £1.85

Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge, £1.85

Our feet might spend all winter in socks and boots, but it's still important to show them some love.

“What magic is this? This little block is the single best thing I have ever bought for my feet. Ever.” Sparkingfizzing

“Ooh I love them. I have a good long soak in the bath and then tackle my hooves, knees and elbows (I have dry knees and elbows so the extra exfoliation really helps). Cheap as chips as well.” hunibuni

Available in packs of six for just £8.99.

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Lumie Bodyclock Light Alarm, £52.30 (was £59.95)

Lumie Bodyclock Light Alarm, £52.30 (was £59.95)

Make dark mornings more bearable with an alarm clock that mimics the sunrise.

“It's lovely – I wake up feeling refreshed and energetic.” MizzMimi

“I have the Lumie and it’s AMAZING. I used to be a grumpy confused mess when my alarm went off. Now, when the Lumie beeps, I'm OK as I’m almost awake anyway.” museumum

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Uniqlo Heattech Velvet Trousers, £24.90

Uniqlo Heattech Velvet Trousers, £24.90

Not quite trousers, not quite leggings, and with added insulation – these are your perfect cold-weather bottoms.

“I’m totally evangelical about these. They’re like jeggings but a lovely soft velvet. They're warm and they don’t bag after a couple of hours – they also wash easily.” Potplant2

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Kipling Alvar Cross-Body Bag, from £39.99

 Kipling Alvar Cross-Body Bag, from £39.99

A versatile and lightweight cross-body bag.

“I was given the Kipling Alvar as a present almost a year ago and have used it daily since then. It’s the best handbag I’ve ever owned. It still looks brand new. It wipes clean, isn’t heavy before you put anything in it and is just brilliant. I love it. It’s like a Tardis – my DH was agog at everything I pulled out of it when I went to get my umbrella out.” GeekyWombat

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Nesti Dante Soap Bars, £5

 Nesti Dante Soap Bars, £5

You'll be smelling (and feeling) fabulous in no time.

“I bought a few bars and it's really changed my bathing habits. My skin's in the best condition it's been for ages, upper arm rough skin has vanished, and both me and the bathroom smell divine.” milestoneBD​

“Nesti Dante is a brilliant soap. Comes in a hundred or so scents, so the only problem is choosing one.” nothingwittyhere

If you can't decide which fragrance tickles your fancy, get this multipack of six soaps for £21.

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Papaval Harem Jumpsuit, from £9.50

Papaval Harem Jumpsuit, from £9.50

In the height of the heatwave, MNers were loving these cool and airy jumpsuits.

“I bought six of these. I may never wear anything else – ever.” exWifebeginsat40

“They are fab, really pleased with them. I bought a navy blue one and the black and white spotty one. Wearing the blue one now, it's soo comfy.” Iamblossom

“I look a bit like a flying squirrel in it but I do love it!” MyRelationshipIsWeird

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Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, £298.90 (was £349.99)

Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, £298.90 (was £349.99)

This nifty little gadget is perfect for those tight spots where dust always seems to collect.

“I absolutely love my Dyson V6 Cordless. Worth every penny. Need somewhere suitable to wall-mount, but it changed the way I vacuum completely.” cheeseandcrackers

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Babyliss Big Hair Rotating Hot Air Styling Brush, £45

Babyliss Big Hair Rotating Hot Air Styling Brush, £45

An easy-to-use brush for smooth, voluminous hair.

“Babyliss big hair is AMAZING. I love it. I look like I’ve had a salon blow dry – achieved at home on a Wednesday morning with two small children under my feet.” Longhairmightcare

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If you want even more recommendations, check out our current Swears By page for an up-to-date round-up of Mumsnetters' top buys this winter.

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