Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Best Moist Sponge cake with cream cheese frosting

Moist Sponge Cake

Hello there,

Today, I will be sharing how to make the best-ever moist sponge cake.I made this sponge cake recently for a summer get-together and it was really nice and believe me anybody can make this cake.It was my first time and it turned out  brilliantly and was a real show-stopper.

Let's get cracking, you will need the following:

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Review of Superdrug's Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic -Dupe for Pixi Glow Tonic

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

Hello there,

Today I am writing a review of Superdrug's Naturally radiant glycolic tonic with an active ingredient of 5% Glycolic acid.

I was first drawn to this product  because I was looking for something that had 5% Glycolic acid (Glycolic acid is well known for its exfoliating properties)  but one that did not have  hydrogenated castor oil,cult favourite  Pixi Glow Tonic has hydrogenated castor oil in its formulation.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Skin care -Double Cleansing for acne prone skin - Black Skin - Nigeria

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Hello Cupcakes, today is all about double cleansing.

Double cleansing has really taken off in recent times and if you are not double cleansing you are behind in skin care trends.Incorporating double cleansing into your skincare routine will really transform your skin and give you a nice glow.

What is double cleansing?

It is cleansing your face twice,literally.The first cleanse is to remove your make-up and then the second cleanse is to clean your skin. We spend a bit of time putting on our creams,moisturizers,SPF lotions and then make-up, because of this we should also ensure we spend time removing every bit of make-up,environmental pollution and grime on our face before we go to bed, this is the bed rock of clean and clear skin.Most times after cleansing your face once, you realize that when you  run toner on a cotton pad on your face you still get streaks of dirt,this shows your face has not been properly cleansed.

Lacura Face Wash Gel

There is a lot of material online about using an oil based cleanser for the your first cleanse and then a cream based cleanser for your second cleanse.The really important thing is too double cleanse, you can actually use the same cleanser twice.Some people use a gel cleanser and then a cream cleanser.
For those with oily/acne-prone skin you have to be careful when deciding to use an oil based cleanser as they can clog your pores and cause black/white heads.I have oily/acne-prone skin  and any form of oil/butter in a cleanser  will cause break-outs on my skin.Hence I use a gel cleanser; Lacura refreshing face wash gel and it  is super affordable at 0.85p  from Aldi in the UK for my first cleanse  and then a cream cleanser the New Skin Glycolic facial cleanser from Beauty formulas this is also super affordable at 0.99p for 150ml in the UK for my second cleanse.

New Skin Glycolic Facial Cleanser

How to double cleanse

To double cleanse, apply your cleanser directly on your face with clean hands.Do not wet  face with water  before hand but apply the cleanser directly to your face and massage in circular motions to dislodge make-up,massage for like two minutes and then use a warm face cloth (sometimes called a flannel) to clean off all the now dissolved make up.Remember the first cleanse it to remove make-up.Next step is the second cleanse which is to clean the skin,apply your second cleanser directly to the face and massage in circular motions and then using a warm clean face cloth clean your face until all traces of cleanser is gone and then as a final step rinse your face with cold water to close your pores and that's it.Follow up with a toner .

Double cleansing should be done at night at the end of the day,for a morning routine just cleanse once as you are waking up from sleep and do not have any make-up on.

So please give double cleansing a go and see your face glow.

Wishing you light and love.



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Eva Longoria gets a star on the Hollywood walk of fame

Eva Longoria
Hollywood actress Eva Longoria received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame today.The 43 year actress was given the accolade in recognition of her 20 year career as an actress and activist.The actress is heavily pregnant and is expecting her first child any time now, with her husband  Jose Antonio Baston. She was supported by friends and family among whom were Victoria Beckham her very close friend and Felicity Huffman her former co-star in Desperate housewives

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Wishing you a Happy Easter !!!!!!

 Happy Easter to you and all your loved ones. Wishing light and love today and everyday.

Lots of Love,

Ade xxx

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Posh Deserts -Creme Caramel Recipe - how to make it

Creme Caramel
Creme caramel is a classic french desert.It is quite posh and it is sure to impress your guests served as a desert  after a dinner.It is also quite easy to make and can easily be made at home.To make it you will need the following ingredients for six portions in ramekins.

For the Creme
-500ml whole milk
-1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract
-100g caster sugar
-2 eggs and four egg yolks

For the Caramel
-120g of caster sugar
-2 tablespoons of water

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Smelling good all day long. Review of Impulse Perfumed body spray Into Glamour and Instant Crush

Photo Credit:Impulse Fragrances
Every lady wants to smell fresh and sweet all day long. After applying your perfume in the morning as the day passes along especially by afternoon your scent is certainly not as fresh.To tackle this, use perfumed body sprays to freshen-up.They are small,compact  and can easily be carried about in your handbag or in the glove compartment of your car for  your convenience.I find them very useful for afternoon touch-ups especially when you are about to enter an afternoon meeting,or to freshen up after a gym session or an exercise class.

My two favourite perfumed body sprays are Impulse's  Into Glamour  and Instant Crush  perfumed body spray deodorant.They are very feminine fragrances. Into glamour is a  floral fragrance that is quite charming  and  fresh  while the instant crush is very  a fruity and sweet .

Photo Credit:Impulse Fragrances

For maximum impact and results  spray on pulse points (behind you ears ,center of your neck,inner wrist,between your breasts and behind your knees) on your  clothes and your hair (spraying on you hair is very important as your hair holds the scent).

You can also add this as part of your bedtime routine ,use after your night shower or bath and if you have a partner  believe me your partner will be more than  impressed cause you will smell gorgeous

The body sprays  come in 75ml aerosol containers and retails for only a pound and is easily available in Superdrug click  Here for link , Boots click Here  and all major retailers in the UK.

Thanks for stopping by.

Do you have a favourite body spray kindly drop a line

P.S All products bought by me.

Sending you love and light

Ade Toko

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Jennifer Lawrence at the premier of "Red Sparrow" in London

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence looked gorgeous at the film premier of Red Sparrow in west  London.The 27 year old actress wore a golden  shimmery Dior that was absolutely stunning.
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Photo Credit: Google

Happy valentine's day. As we celebrate special people in our lives,let us always be thankful for the gift of these special people,for the gift of love,for the gift of companionship.

Yours today and always,

Ade Toko


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Review of Fade-Out Anti wrinkle cream SPF25

Fade Out Cream

I recently started using this cream called Fade-Out Anti-Wrinkle Cream  to combat acne scarring and hyper-pigmentation.It comes in a 50ml tube and is white in colour .It contains Hyaluronic acid,Liquorice extract and Niacinamide which plumps and hydrates the skin.As an added bonus it has SPF 25. I bought it primarily to fade out old acne scars that I have and also to help with hyper-pigmentation. I have been using it for a month now and my skin is smoother and my acne scars do appear lighter.The cream does do what it says on the pack but do not expect results overnight.It works, but slowly.Apart from helping with acne scarring, it is also a very good day  moisturizer especially now during the winter months. It can be purchased in the UK at any Boots shop for £9.99 click  here Fade Out Cream for link.If you are looking for an effective night antiwrinkle cream click on my review of Lacura Q10 Anti Wrinkle Night Cream

PS: This product has been purchased by me

Monday, 1 January 2018

10 Steps To Levelling Up As A Woman

 As a woman, you have the power to shape your own destiny and become the best version of yourself. Here are 10 steps that can help you level...