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Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil Review...

20 Jun 2018



Hello everyone 

I recently received a lovely parcel from PinkParcel.com and one of the amazing goodies within the subscription box was this Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Facial Oil*. Now I was a little sceptical to use this as I have never used a facial oil before and to be honest, I have always been quite scared of putting an oil based product on my skin. After about 3 days of this sitting in my skincare basket, I finally decided to take the plunge and try it out. 

Qualities 

This facial oil claim to be a 'light weight facial oil infused with vitamins and oils for a brighter, even skin tone'. The oil is also vegan friendly which is amazing! I believe this retails for around £39 for the 30ml bottle, however I have here the 15ml and its lasting me very well. Here is what Dr Botanicals.com have to say about the oil...

'he main active ingredients in the formulation are:
1) Vitamin C helps to stimulate collagen production, for younger-looking skin.

2) Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant with aims to rejuvenate skin, even skin tone and reduce the signs of ageing; while protecting from free radicals.
3) Almond Oil deeply moisturises and nourishes skin, whilst brightening the complexion for brighter fresh looking skin.' 


Texture/ Consistency

I tend to use this in the evening as I always like to wake up and see if my skin looks any different from the day before. I have recently been struggling with quite a few blemishes and red areas on my skin and I have noticed that this has really helped my skin out. I tend to take around 4 drops of the oil and press it into my skin. When I first felt it on the skin, I was expecting it to feel a lot more oily and greasy, however, I would probably describe the texture as more of an oil based serum as it feels lovely and light on your skin. For me, I preferred it this way as I had never used an oil before, so it was a bonus that it was light weight.

Application

I loved that fact that this product had a pipette as it was really easy to guide how many drops I wanted to use. My skin absorbed the product really well and didn't leave my skin feeling too sticky and it definitely did not leave a greasy residue on the skin, which is definitely a plus point for me.

Scent

Now this product is probably one of the nicest smelling skincare products I have ever used. Anything rose scented I just love. I am actually horrendous at describing scents but this honestly smells like nothing I have ever smelt before, a very sweet scent that I would go as far as saying actually smells like Candy Kittens (which are amazing). 

Results
So what you are all probably wanting to know, is does this oil actually do anything good for my skin? Well the answer is definitely yes. I feel like it has really helped to reduce the under the skin spots I get around 'that time of the month' and also just make my skin feel so much brighter and rejuvenated.  







I really hope you enjoyed this review, all the best,

Cristy x x 





Unicorn Birthday Cup Cake Recipe...

15 Jun 2018


Hello everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you my recipe for these cute little unicorn cupcakes. Now I'm loving unicorns and anything multi coloured at the moment and thought I would make these for my sisters friends daughters birthday. This recipe made around 8 cupcakes...

Ingredients
-160g butter 
-160g caster sugar
-160g self raising flour
- 2 eggs 
- Betty Crocker Vanilla butter cream
- Pink food colouring 
-Blue food colouring 
-Yellow food colouring 
-Roll out icing 

Method
  1. Begin by adding the butter and sugar to a bowl and cream together.
  2. Once the butter is lighter in colour and lighter in texture, add the two eggs and whisk again.
  3. Now add the flour to the mixture and fold in. 
  4. Pop the cake mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for around 10-15 minutes at gas mark 6/ 200 degrees c.
  5. Once the cakes are golden brown on top, leave to rest until they are cool.
  6. Whilst the cakes are cooling, split the buttercream into 3 separate bowls and add the 3 food colours to the mixtures.
  7. Make sure the colours are bright as when they are mixed together, the colours can fade.
  8. Add small teaspoons on the different coloured icing, one by one into a piping bag, so the colours merge together.
  9. Once the cakes are cool, pipe around the perimeter of the cake and then on into the center. 
  10. As for the horn and ears, take a small amount of roll out icing and shape into a long thin sausage. 
  11. Then wrap the sausage up to create a horn shape that is tapered at the end.
  12. As for the ears, roll into balls and then pinch the end .
  13. Using edible gold shimmer glitter, add a little water and paint this onto the horn and on the small part of the ear.
  14. Let these dry and then pop them on top of the cake.
  15. Sprinkle a little bit of glitter over the top of the cupcakes and then you have your Unicorn cupcakes. 





I really hope you enjoyed this post, please tag me in any photos if you decide to make them! 

Cristy x x 







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