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Phoebe Davenport

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Phoebe Davenport

Junior Editor

When Phoebe Davenport’s not trying every bottomless brunch in London, she’s probably curled up in her room reading with her cats. A recent Classical Studies and Journalism (with Honours) graduate from the University of Kent, Phoebe discovered her penchant for writing, and enjoys writing about anything from books, makeup, gaming and tech. Having lived here all her life, Phoebe loves living in London, and getting the most out of living in the city, and frequents museums, shopping hubs, concerts and historic sites.

Latest articles

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Enjoy a blissful soak: Shop the best bath bombs
By Phoebe DavenportJun 12, 2024
How do you make bath time better? With bath bombs, of course! From budget to luxury, shop the best bath bombs now.
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Make your trip to ‘Music City’ unforgettable with the best hotels in Nashville
By Phoebe DavenportJun 10, 2024
Get a taste of Southern hospitality with the best hotels in Nashville.
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Cleaning your cast iron skillet: A how-to guide
By Phoebe DavenportJun 07, 2024
If you’ve been delaying cleaning your cast iron skillet, don’t delay anymore and discover how to do it the right way.
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Help heal the world with these eco-friendly products
By Phoebe DavenportJun 05, 2024
Sometimes it feels like we can’t escape plastic — but it’s easier to switch to more environmentally friendly options than you’d think.
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What the Smart Shopper editors bought in May
By Phoebe DavenportJun 04, 2024
We do a lot of shopping here and we love testing and giving roundups on the best products to get more bang for your buck.
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Escape to another world with 18 best summer reads of 2024
By Phoebe DavenportMay 23, 2024
With a good book for company, any moment in summer can feel like a vacation.
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Unleash your inner grill master with the best outdoor griddles
By Phoebe DavenportMay 22, 2024
From sizzling morning breakfasts to savory evening feasts, outdoor griddles add a fun element to every garden BBQ setup.
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Women's rain jackets: Keep dry with 7 of the best options
By Phoebe DavenportMay 22, 2024
Wet weather got you down? Shop this selection of fashionable coats, and face the rain in style with a cute rain jacket.
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The best toilet paper for a pampered tushy
By Phoebe DavenportApr 25, 2024
It matters what kind of toilet paper you use. Treat your bottom right so upgrade and discover your next favorite.
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Got a dirty oven? Get it squeaky clean with our oven cleaning guide
By Phoebe DavenportApr 23, 2024
Believe it or not, cleaning your oven doesn’t have to be a chore that you absolutely dread.
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The ultimate Father’s Day 2024 gift list dads will love
By Phoebe DavenportApr 19, 2024
Struggling on what to get for the man who has been blessed with you as their child? Check out our rundown of the best Father’s Day gifts.
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Unlock salon success: Simplify scheduling and payments with Square
By Phoebe DavenportApr 15, 2024
While it may look like it, running a beauty salon isn’t all glitz and glam — find out how to make yours more streamlined.
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Make playtime purr-fect with the very best cat toys
By Phoebe DavenportApr 02, 2024
A big part of owning a cat is playtime — that is if you don’t want your feline friend to take out their boredom on your furniture.
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Protect your pooch with the best dog food for allergies
By Phoebe DavenportMar 21, 2024
A dog can develop an intollerance at any age. Discover the best allergy food for dogs to ensure their health and safety.
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Got a new phone? Shop the best iPhone cases for style and protection
By Phoebe DavenportMar 14, 2024
Whether you’ve treated yourself to a new phone or want to refresh your vibe, check out our top picks for the best iPhone cases that your hard-earned money can buy. 
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The best boxer briefs for men for ultimate all-day comfort
By Phoebe DavenportMar 13, 2024
Everyone deserves nice underwear. Treat yourself to some brand-spanking new pairs today from our roundup of the best boxer briefs for men.
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Which walking shoes are the best? We reveal the comfiest pairs of 2024
By Phoebe DavenportMar 12, 2024
Need some new walking shoes? You’re in luck! Check out our editor-picked favorites, with one for every need and style.
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The best hotels in Vegas for a once-in-a-lifetime trip
By Phoebe DavenportMar 05, 2024
If there’s one thing Vegas does right, it’s offering opulent, luxurious and flashy hotels to everyone looking for a lucky break.
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Boost your car battery with the best jump starters
By Phoebe DavenportMar 05, 2024
Revive your vehicle with these handy jump starters from brands like Clore Automotive, Stanley and DeWalt.
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Sick of forehead shine? These are the best foundations for oily skin
By Phoebe DavenportFeb 29, 2024
If you’ve got oily skin, it can sometimes feel like a losing battle against that dreaded forehead and nose shine when it comes to makeup. Find the best foundation to achieve smooth coverage and control grease.
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The best PS5 games for every kind of gamer
By Phoebe DavenportFeb 16, 2024
Discover the best PS5 games out now that combine breathtaking visuals and immersive gameplay for hours of entertainment.
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The best surge protectors for safeguarding your devices
By Phoebe DavenportFeb 14, 2024
Looking to protect your electronics from unexpected power surges? We've compiled a list of the best surge protectors on the market that offer excellent performance and value for money.
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Make wedding planning a piece of cake with VistaPrint
By Phoebe DavenportFeb 12, 2024
With VistaPrint, you can simplify your wedding planning and prioritize things that truly matter.
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The best hotels in Hawaii for an unforgettable vacation
By Phoebe DavenportFeb 09, 2024
Headed to Hawaii? Ensure you have the best vacation possible by checking out these top Hawaii hotels.
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Shop 8 best outdoor speakers for every occasion
By Phoebe DavenportFeb 05, 2024
Look no further for the best outdoor speakers on the market. We've got 8 outdoor speakers packed with features, right here.
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The best luggage sets for seamless travel
By Phoebe DavenportFeb 02, 2024
Headed off on vacation? A good suitcase can make or break your holiday. Discover our rundown of the best luggage sets so you’re prepared for every occasion.
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The ultimate guide to hosting a Super Bowl party
By Phoebe DavenportJan 29, 2024
It’s almost time — the 2024 Super Bowl is just around the corner, so check out our guide for throwing the best watch party for your friends and family.
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The best baby detergent for your little one's laundry
By Phoebe DavenportJan 26, 2024
Laundry can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to your baby's clothes. This article will guide you through the best baby detergents to ensure a clean and safe laundry experience.
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Heading off to college? Here are the best backpacks you’ll want to take with you
By Phoebe DavenportJan 25, 2024
Whether you’re a freshman or a returning senior, a good quality backpack will be your best friend during your college years.
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The best film cameras for capturing timeless shots
By Phoebe DavenportJan 25, 2024
In a digital era, the best film cameras offer a nostalgic charm and a unique photographic experience. Here's a list of standout film cameras.
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The best crib mattresses for your little one's sweet dreams
By Phoebe DavenportJan 16, 2024
This comprehensive guide provides a detailed review of the best crib mattresses, helping you make an informed decision for your baby's comfort and safety.
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The 8 best duffle bags for men of 2024
By Phoebe DavenportJan 09, 2024
From stylish totes to versatile men's large travel bags, we've got the ultimate list of men's duffle bags to suit every gentleman's needs.
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The best Bluetooth speakers under $100
By Phoebe DavenportJan 08, 2024
Looking for the best Bluetooth speakers under $100? With our guide from waterproof, compact to long-lasting battery ones, we've got you covered.
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The best monitors for your home office
By Phoebe DavenportJan 05, 2024
Searching for the best monitor for your home office to upgrade your workspace? We've handpicked 6 top-rated monitors in the market, each with unique features to cater to your needs.
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The 8 best things to do in Croatia for an unforgettable trip
By Phoebe DavenportJan 03, 2024
Navigate through our curated list of what to do in Croatia, including historical tours, nature explorations and thrilling adventures.
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10 of the best New Year’s resolutions to carry into 2024
By Phoebe DavenportDec 28, 2023
Make 2024 your best year yet with these fun (and achievable) resolutions. 
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The best AirPod alternatives for every budget
By Phoebe DavenportDec 21, 2023
Get the lowdown on the best Airpod alternatives on the market. We compare features, prices, and what makes each product stand out.
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Got acne? These are the 9 best cleansers for crystal-clear skin
By Phoebe DavenportDec 21, 2023
Want clearer skin? We’ve gathered the best acne face washes on the market for every kind of budget.
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The best winter coats for women for every kind of style
By Phoebe DavenportDec 20, 2023
A good winter coat is an essential item in everybody’s wardrobe — they’ll keep you warm and cozy during the winter. Read on, because we’ve got some of the best in this roundup. 
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The best Xbox headset for immersive gaming
By Phoebe DavenportDec 19, 2023
Need a new gaming headset? If so, read on to discover the best Xbox-compatible headsets on the market now for every budget.
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How to make iced coffee at home: a comprehensive guide
By Phoebe DavenportDec 12, 2023
Looking to up your iced coffee game? Whether you’re a fan of cold brew, iced Americanos or iced lattes, we’ve got the best products and tools for the perfect coffee every time.
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We review the Steam Deck: Is it the best handheld gaming console on the market?
By Phoebe DavenportNov 28, 2023
For the last few years, the Nintendo Switch has been the reigning champion of handheld gaming devices, so we’re thrilled to finally test out Valve’s Steam Deck.
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Black Friday
Don’t miss these Black Friday Kindle deals
By Phoebe DavenportNov 24, 2023
You can find major savings on Amazon Kindles this Black Friday. Shop now before stocks run out!
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Black Friday
The Black Friday laptop deals of 2023 for every budget & need
By Phoebe DavenportNov 24, 2023
This Black Friday, why not upgrade your laptop? Whether you need one for work, college or gaming, we’ve got you covered.
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Black Friday
9 Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals you don’t want to miss
By Phoebe DavenportNov 20, 2023
Want to upgrade your gaming console? Black Friday is the time to do it. Stick around for great deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games and accessories.
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Holiday gift guide 2023: Shop for every person on your list
By Phoebe DavenportNov 20, 2023
Rely on these top holiday gift ideas to nail your holiday shopping this year. We’ve got the best presents for every age group and set of interests.
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Upgrade your home internet with Verizon’s 5G Home connections today
By Phoebe DavenportNov 09, 2023
Who wouldn’t want faster, smoother WiFi? When upgrading to Verizon’s 5G Home packages, you’ll enjoy big connections for low prices. 
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Unlock your family history with Ancestry's® holiday sale
By Phoebe DavenportNov 01, 2023
With Ancestry.com's winter sale, there’s never been a better time to unearth your family history.
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Ninja Creami review: Does this viral TikTok ice cream maker live up to the hype?
By Phoebe DavenportOct 17, 2023
Like us, you’ve probably seen videos about the Ninja Creami all over your social media feed.  Here, we’ve put it to the test.
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How to get rid of blackheads at home
By Phoebe DavenportOct 12, 2023
Squeezing blackheads can lead to scarring and hyperpigmentation. Instead, learn about the best product types and key ingredients for blackhead removal.
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Prime Day
Shop the best Prime Day headphones deals of 2023
By Phoebe DavenportOct 11, 2023
Find HUGE savings with the best Amazon Prime Day headphone deals of 2023.