Sunday, 12 May 2019

Jonas Brothers and their partners step out together in New York



Nick Jonas with his wife Priyanka Chopra (in front) and Joe Jonas with his wife Sophie Turner (at the back)
Nick and Joe Jonas stepped out in New York with their wives on Friday looking very stylish and all very much in love.Nick Jonas (26) married former Miss world and actress Priyanka Chopra (36) in Dec 2018.While only last week Joe Jonas (28) married Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner (23) in a surprise wedding in Las Vegas.

The couples look great together.Wishing them all a happy married life together.

xxx

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Updated Skin Care Routine for the winter

Pears Oil Control Soap with Lemon Extract
As you well know from my previous post on my skincare routine See Here, I use  both a cream cleanser  and a gel cleanser as part of my double cleansing regime. But I have noticed that this regime is currently  harsh for me, due the inclement UK winter. It stripped my skin and left it dry despite following this with a serum and moisturizer.Because of this, I decided I needed to tweak my skin cleansing routine. I decided I needed something Glycerin base, because Glycerin is a well known  humectant and would cause my skin to retain moisture.



Sunday, 20 January 2019

Make your home smell amazing with potpourri

Potpourri Bowl (L),Potpourri (C) and Fragrance oil (R)

A home that smells amazing is a pleasure to be in. It brings a smile to my face when I am welcomed home with sweet smelling fragrances and it certainly makes a home more inviting. I was shopping at Wilko ( a retail shop in the UK) and stumbled upon this Pot-Pourri Strawberry-red fruits pack, it retails for £3 and is  vibrant red in colour. I also  purchased it's corresponding fragrance oil (for £1) and an Elegant Potpourri Bowl  for £5.

Final Display By Ade Toko

I placed some of the potpourri in the bowl and poured a few drops of the fragrance oil on top of it and my sitting room smelt like heaven. I replenish the scent every week for intensity. It also makes a beautiful display for your sitting room.

Why try it and add a touch of class and beauty to your living space today.

Many thanks for reading.

Wishing you love and Light

Ade

P.S this is not advertisement, all materials used  in this post has been purchased by me.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year



Happy new year to all my readers.Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and wealthy 2019.

Sending you  love and light.

Cheers to 2019 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo

Ade

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


Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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.

Ade

xxx

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