Friday, 14 August 2015

Double chocolate cupcakes


These mouthwatering easy to make chocolate cupcakes are a easy bake in the kitchen and a big hit with my family and friends who always ask when will I be making them again. You can tweak these cupcakes in many ways to suit your fancy, whatever floats your boat. You will need:

8oz Sugar
8oz Butter
8oz self-raising flour
2oz Coco powder
3 large eggs
1 packet of chocolate drops
Icing sugar

  1. Preheat over to 160 digress Celsius
  2. Mix together the sugar, butter and eggs until it becomes a soft creamy consistency. Be sure to add the eggs in one by one to get the best result. You can mix it in a mixer or if you don't have one a wooden spoon is just fine.
  3. Then you shiv in the flour and coco powder and mix it all together but this time you must mix it with a spoon so keep the air in for your cakes to rise.
  4. Next chuck in your chocolate drops and place the mixture into cupcake cases within a baking tray.
  5. Pop into the oven for 20 minutes at 160c.
  6. Once they are cooked let them cool down for 20-15 minutes lightly sprinkle the icing sugar over the top of the cakes for a extra little touch.

And there you have it your own delicious double chocolate cupcakes.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Simple skincare

For this blog post I thought I would start of with the basics of beauty, skincare. Simple skin care is my favorite skincare brand, none of their products are too harsh on my skin but do make a difference. There are multiple Simple products including moisturisers, toners, cleansers, eye make-up removers and facial wipes. Simple have other products like showers gels as well which I haven't got round to try yet but am looking forward to trying in the future. I find that the light moisturiser keeps my skin high dratted and smooth without making my skin greasy which is exactly what you want out of your moisturiser. The skin care facial wash I haven't been using for to long now but is keeping my face clean and has been really kind to my sensitive skin. All together I feel that all Simple skin care products are really good purchases and brilliant to use on a daily basis.

For my daily routine I wash my face then use the facial wash (right) to cleanse my skin. I use a pea sized amount and just massage it into the skin on my face, once i have thoroughly worked it in I was it off with a wet flannel. Once my face has dried then I just rub my moisturiser into my skin being gentle but paying extra attention to around my eyes where my skin gets particularly dry. I either then apply my make up on top or go to sleep.