Monday, 26 January 2015

Invisibobbles?...

What, I hear you ask, is an 'Invisibobble'? Well quite simply it's a hair bobble and is an alternative to your normal hair elastics. 

I have always suffered with the typical kink that hair bobbles leave so when I heard about these I immediately bought some.

The bobbles themselves are plastic and don't feel like they will be comfy to wear, however once your hair is up you don't even notice the bobble and your hair stays in place! 

Yellow New & Unused - Black Used

I have quite a few of these now, but like most hair bobbles the majority of them have mysteriously disappeared, that happen to anyone else? 

Anyway if you're looking for an alternative to a hair elastic that keeps your hair in place and doesn't leave a kink then these come highly recommended! Oh and they're great for top knots.

You can find them here, in various colours for £3.75 for a pack of 3.

Let me know what you think and if you've tried these before.

Take Care!
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

My Little 'Energy' Box

Hey Guys, hope you're all well!

This months My Little 'Energy' Box arrived at the weekend and as you might gather from this months title, it's based on health and fitness! Well, we are in January after all.


As usual you get your magazine and mini poster and for this month a 2015 Calendar which has little inspirational quotes throughout the year.


Then there's your bag of beauty bits. This month there's a My Little Beauty Energizing face & body mist (which has already taken up residence on my desk). A Talika Photo-Hydra Day Cream (which you can find here) and a Nails inc nail polish in the colour Tate (a dark red).... just me, or everyone else wondering what nail polish has to do with health and fitness?



Aside from the calendar, the other 'main' gift in this months box is a My Little Sports Bag (gym bag) which is actually really cute, but it's not great material and I don't know if i'd really use it (i'd have to join a gym for a start). Maybe it can wait until a family holiday (which is the only time I go swimming) and act as bag for my wet towel?

Anyway, you may be able to gather i'm slightly disappointed with this months offerings but it is the first time I have been so we'll see what next month holds.

Don't forget you can get the box here for £14.95 including P&P.

Take care,

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

B. Clean Melting Gel Cleanser

So my love of cleansers continues to grow, as does my collection! I've reviewed quite a few in the past and they're all fairly expensive so when I heard about Superdrugs B. range I wanted to try some bits and of course when I saw this cleanser it went straight onto my wish list.


The cleanser is the B. Clean Melting Gel Cleanser and I eventually bought it when it was on a buy one get one free offer so got 2 (125ml) cleansers for the bargain price of £6.99! 



What B. say: Gel cleverly melts into an effective deep cleansing oil that is gentle enough to remove eye make-up. Oil washes off as a milky toner, leaving the skin soft and supple (ingredients listed on the website). It also says its good for normal to dry skin, I tend to get an oily t-zone and it's perfectly fine for me.


Directions: Use daily. Gently massage onto skin to transform into a cleansing oil and then rinse off with warm water.


The Packaging: Simple and looks nice on the bathroom shelf but my favourite thing is that it comes in a squeezy tube so it's really easy to dispense and you won't have a lot of wastage as you can cut the top off and scoop the last bits out.


Application and Review: It's a clear gel and is fragrance free (as far as I can tell). I apply it to dry skin and massage in and then rinse off with a flannel/washcloth. At first I was worried as it feels really thick on the skin with no slip and is actually quite difficult to work in, however, I persevered and eventually it turned into an oil and ended up feeling like a luxury product. 



I have used this for a while now and what I have noticed is that from the time you put the product on your dry skin to when it becomes an oil varies greatly. Sometimes it feels like a good minute or so before it gets easier and other times its practically an oil straight away. I've tried adding a touch of water to get the process going quicker but no joy so my guess is that it reacts with heat and how warm your hands/environment are. Obviously this is just me guessing as I cannot figure out why it takes so long to develop into the oil. 


The consistency aside, the cleanser is wonderful, it does not affect my eczema prone skin and does not break me out. It leaves my skin feeling clean and soft and not stripped like some others can. 


Make-up Removal: Great for face/base make-up removal but not for eye make-up removal! It doesn't get mascara off very well and as soon as you emulsify the gel with water it stings like crazy! 


Just to touch on this a bit more, it states it is gentle enough to remove eye make up and then there is a warning further down to say 'Avoid direct contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes rinse well with water immediately' is it just me or this a complete contradiction? If a product isn't safe for eyes then it shouldn't be recommended as an eye make up remover... 


Good to know: It is cruelty free, suitable for vegans and lasts for 12 months from the date you open it. Contains mineral oil. Packaging can not be recycled


Overall, considering this has mineral oil, which I usually stay away from, I would give this a 7 out of 10, I just can't get past the consistency issues and the eye stinging. other than that its a wonderful, purse friendly, cleanser and I would definitely recommend it! (just not as an eye make up remover).


You can buy it in store at Superdrug or online here for £6.99 (buy one get one free at time of publishing). 


Let me know if you've tried this cleanser, or if you have any other budget cleansers I should try. Also let me know if you like the new review layout, I'm trying to go a bit more in-depth...


Take Care!

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Monday, 12 January 2015

Mrs D Loves turns 1

Hello my lovelies!



I cannot believe this time last year I hesitantly hit the publish button on my first ever post and became part of the blogging world! 


It took me so long to pluck up the courage to finally do it but here I am a year later and i'm so happy I did! I've had my ups and downs over the last year but my blog has been there to keep me going and I really have loved creating new content for it!


I will be bringing more posts to you all this year and hope you enjoy them as much as last year. 


My schedule will be changing shortly to Monday, Wednesday and Friday that way I can spend a bit more time at weekends prepping for the upcoming week! 


Finally a huge, heartfelt, Thank You!!!! to all of you reading my ramblings over the last year and taking the time to comment and tweet me! 


Big (virtual) hugs! 

Take Care,

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Monday, 5 January 2015

Positives i'm taking from 2014 & my Goals for 2015


Hello, my wonderful readers! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas (if you celebrate it) and New Year! I want to say a Huge Thank You to each and every one of you for taking the time to read my ramblings over the last year, I appreciate you all more than you know!


After taking an unplanned blogging break over the last few weeks I am back and I wanted to write this post as a reminder that last year was not ALL bad! In my mind it's been one of the worst years of my life and I am glad to see the back of it! Unfortunately things got worse towards the end of the year and the issues are still ongoing. Anyway enough said on this subject, lets get on with the positives! So, in no particular order...


  • My relationship with my cousin has grown and I have loved being around her, she's a truly beautiful person! 
  • My friendship with 2 of my best friends became even stronger towards the end of the year and all 3 of them have been an amazing support to me! I love you all dearly! 
  • I also want to say a special Thank you to my amazing mum, I have put her through the mill this year, worry wise, and want her know I love her so much and she's the best mum I could ever wish for! 
  • I found out I was going to be an auntie again! 
  • Our gorgeous twin nephews were born! 
  • The same 2 friends I mentioned above both fell pregnant. 
  • I started my blog and have loved creating new content for it! 
  • I started CBT for a severe needle phobia and am currently winning! 


Now on to some 'Goals' for 2015. I don't make 'New Year Resolutions' as I never stick to them, but I do have a few things I would like to change in the future, it just so happens to coincide with the New Year. 


  • Be Happy and learn to at least like myself. 
  • Say Yes more. 
  • Lose weight, Exercise more and get my back stronger! 
  • Read more books
  • Put more time and effort into my blog, I have some great ideas and can't wait to get going. 
  • Attend a Blogger event (I need to get over my nerves)
  • Be a bit more active on social media (mainly Instagram as I rarely upload).
  • Spend less money on unnecessary things and shop my stash more! 
  • Try and get in the habit of moisturising after a bath/shower! 
  • Get my nails in better condition and stop neglecting my cuticles! 
  • Do more with my hair rather than just pull it up into a messy bun. 


So what are your 2015 goals? I would love you to share them in the comments below! 


Take Care,

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

High End Beauty Christmas Wish List



I don't know about you but at this time of year there's so many gorgeous beauty products that come out and have me lusting after them. Here's just a few that have made it on to my wish list this festive season! 


1. Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette here 


2. NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette here 


3. Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection here 


4. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk here 


5. NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret here 


6. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms here 


So what's on your beauty wish list this Christmas?


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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Soap & Glory The Next Big Thing

So it's that time of year when Soap & Glory release their huge gift box for crazy money in Boots. I couldn't let this offer slip by and not tell you about it, so here it is...


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Included in the box is: 


Hand Dream Super Cream 100ml 

Orangeasm Body Wash 500ml

Butter Yourself Moisture Lotion 500ml

Heel Genius Foot Cream 125ml

Sugar Crush Body Scrub 300ml

Whipped Clean Shower Butter 250ml

The Righteous Butter Body Butter 300ml

Off Your Face 3 in 1 Daily Purifying Cloths (25 Cloths)

Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive

Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara

and a drawstring bag (assuming it is reusable but doesn't state) 


This normally retails at £60.00 (the contents are worth over £75.00) but from tomorrow it is only £29.00!!! For what you get I think that is amazing! You can get it here.


If you fancy getting your hands on this I would make sure you get in pretty quick because these sets sell out ridiculously fast! 


So will you be setting your alarm to get your hands on this crazy offer?


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