The Body Shop Skincare 🧖🏼‍♀️

Something that I’ve wanted to address this year is my skincare.

I haven’t been very good at keeping on top of it, especially during the last half of 2019! But, I have finally got around to rectifying that.

I popped into The Body Shop as I have heard really good things about their skincare, I’m a big fan of the brand anyway, so I thought I would give them a try.

My skin has been quite dry recently so I was looking for something to add moisture, I was instantly drawn to their Vitamin E range.

With a bit of help (& thanks to a well timed 3 for 2 deal) I grabbed some bits from this and their Drops of Youth ranges.

Let’s take a look…

These are the two staples that I was looking for, a cream cleanser and a toner. Having these, at least, is a good shot at skincare (& your usual moisturiser of course)

As I said, I went for the Vitamin E range as this is great for adding moisture to your skin. Especially at this time of year, my skin is in much need of it.

I love that freshly cleansed feel with the added refreshment of a cold toner. It’s such a good feeling at the start of a new day and at the end of a long one!

& knowing you are adding moisture and comfort to your skin is great.

That’s why I also picked this up from that range…

This is their Vitamin E ‘Sink-in moisture sleeping mask’

This gives you an intense hydration boost to your skin, at night, which is when your skin needs that moisture and can take it in really well.

I must mention that this range is good for all skin types which is great 👍🏻

From their ‘Drops of youth’s’ range I picked up…

The ‘Youth liquid peel’ & ‘Youth Eye concentrate’.

The peel is very satisfying, as soon as you rub it onto your skin it starts to peel away the dead skin. It leaves your skin feeling super fresh.

The eye concentrate has a metal rollerball applicator which is so refreshing for under/around the eyes. It’s great if you wake up with puffy/sore eyes in the morning.

The final item that I got, as a little extra, since it was 3 for 2 (be rude not to) was their Himalayan charcoal purifying clay wash.

This is a lovely face wash that cleanses and purifies your skin. It also unclogs pores.

It leaves your skin feeling really clear, bright and much smoother.

This is a nice treat, to use every now and then, alongside the other products I picked up.

I am really enjoying using all of these products so far and I’m hoping my skin will thank me for it too… my skin is already feeling softer and my pores smoother.

Have you used any of these products?

What do you think?

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Chocolate orange cupcakes!

Hey guys 👋🏻

So I haven’t done a recipe post for a while and what better way to start off a new year of baking than with these delights…

….chocolate orange cupcakes.I’ve used a BBC Good Food recipe because they always work out well for me.I slightly modified the recipe to make then orange as the recipe was for just plain chocolate cupcakes.Let’s take a look at the recipe. I’ll leave a link here and then you can see on the recipe below how I modified it.

•100g Plain Flour

•20g Cocoa Powder

•140g Caster Sugar

•1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

•40g Inslated Butter

•120ml milk

•1 egg

•Orange Extract

To decorate:

•Chocolate buttercream flavoured with melted chocolate orange or the orange extract.

•Chocolate orange segments


I hope you enjoyed this little recipe. Chocolate orange seems to be everywhere atm (I’m not complaining) so theres plenty of chocolate orange adornments to choose from.

I added sprinkles too because why not!!

I would usually use a piping bag but mine broke last time so I glhas to just spatula it on, so not quite a professional finish but so yummy.

Let me know if you give them a go .

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂