Sunday, 7 September 2014

My Evening Skincare

As I said in my morning skincare routine I don't use a lot of products, mainly because I'm lazy and I just want an affective routine. :)

Step One: removing make-up

For this I use the Corine De Farme Micellaire Water. It's such a good make-up remover (Another excellent one is the Garnier one. That stuff is good) Mascara, foundation you name it, it will dissolve everything. Just put it on a cotton pad and voilĂ .

Step Two: cleansing

To get rid of the dirt that builds up during the day I cleanse my face with the Beauty Formulas Vitamin E Foaming Facial Wash. It's just your bog standard face wash but for me it works just fine :). After washing my skin feels clean and fresh.

Step Three: moisturising

This step includes 2 products: The Simple Spotless Skin Anti-Blemish Moisturiser and the Nspa Deep Hydrating Facial Oil. First I apply the cream. I really enjoy using the Simple products especially this one, as I have blemish prone skin . There's something for every skin type. Then for even more hydration I put 3-4 drops of the oil into my palm and work into my skin. It's a light but effective oil that smells amazing. The next day my skin feels lovely and soft. 

Well this is the routine I 'perform' before I doze off. If you have any recommendations then just leave them in the comments. I'm always open to trying new products! 

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Scrumptious Gingernuts

I love baking. There it's out :) I love baking cakes and biscuits just as much as I like to eat them. On a Monday evening approx. 9pm I got those baking feelings. I just felt like I had to rustle up a batch of golden brown beauties. So here is the recipe.

So that was:

350g of self raising flour
150g of caster sugar
75g of golden syrup                                    
125g of butter
1 lightly beaten egg
1 tsp of orange zest
1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp of ground ginger 
a pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 125°C ( gas mark 3).
Line an oven tray with baking paper.
Mix the dry ingredients (flour, salt,sugar,bicarb,ginger)into a mixing bowl.
On a low heat melt the butter and golden syrup. Let it cool down a bit and add to the mixing bowl.
After that is mixed, slowly add the egg and orange zest. Mix until everything is combined.
Form equally sized balls and put them on the baking tray. Flatten slightly with your hand.
Let the biscuits bake for approx. 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
Leave them to cool on a cooling rack.
Now make a cup of tea and dunk away!

























How very Great British Bake Off appropriate. I hope you like these gingery biscuits. I personally adore them! They're my favorite dunking biscuit. If you decide to make them, then please let me know if you liked them. 


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