200g softened butter

300g soft brown sugar

2tsp vanilla extract

300g self raising flour

80g cocoa powder

300g choco chips


  • Preheat oven to 180c/ gas 4
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in vanilla extract and eggs
  • In a separate bowl sift flour, cocoa and baking powder together
  • Add flour mix to the creamed mix in stages ( a third at a time ) mix well. Fold in choco chips until just combined
  • Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture on to a baking tray and just let it drop off the spoon, repeat until you have used up all the cookie mixture
  • Bake in reheated oven for 12 minutes, when you remove the cookies from the oven they will still be soft, leave to cool completely on the baking tray, where they will continue to cook slight, when completely cold move to a cooling rack. Then enjoy either with milk or fruit juice hmmmmmmmm.

Here is a DIY trick for your natural (virgin) hair…

Here is a DIY trick for your natural (virgin) hair
For manageability: banana, olive oil, glycerin and honey
The banana helps reduce shrinkage and softening the hair when mixed with other ingredients. The glycerin and honey which are both humectants( to keep things moist) and olive oil which is known to penetrate the hair, all contribute moisting benefits.
1 large overripe banana
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp pure vegetable glycerin
2 tbsp pure honey
Place the sliced banana, extra virgin olive oil, glycerin and honey all in a blender. Blend the ingredients thoroughly making sure no lumps or banana bits remain (depending on your blender quality, you may or may not have to sieve the mixture). Apply to hair and let sit for 30-40 minutes under a shower cap.
Detangle , rinse thoroughly and style as usual
Note: Do not be alarmed if you notice a loosening of your curls or coils with this conditioner, the effect is temporary for your next wash .
This recipe is ideal for naturals who want to achieve easier blow-outs or better stretched styles


Aloe vera gel helps stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, which reduces the appearance of scarring. It soothes sunburns. Aloe vera gel is known for its cooling, soothing properties, and it feels amazing on your skin when you’re suffering from sunburn. Aloe vera is perhaps one of the most widely used herbal remedies for topical skin conditions. This is because the gel like components of the plant are known to heal the skin from a variety of minor ailments.


Aloe vera is known to be a natural moisturizer. It has hydrating properties and absorbs into the skin like magic. Even for oily and acne prone skin, aloe vera has proved to be an excellent moisturizer because of its light texture and 99% water content.

As your skin ages, skin loses its elasticity and smile lines, Crow’s feet and saggy neck are some of the ageing signs that become more noticeable on the face. Aloe vera gel can help you deal with that. It helps your skin in retaining it’s moisture , and gives back it’s radiance. Not only it reduces the visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face, but it also prevents premature ageing of the skin by improving the elasticity of skin and repairing skin cells.

The most annoying and unsightly dark circles that you thought you really can’t do much about. Good news you can trust aloe vera for getting rid of. It is packed with anti oxidant and vitamin E which helps lighten discolouration around eyes and the cooling effects helps with the puffiness, killing two birds with one stone. Applying aloe vera gel around eyes at night would depuff eyes and fades dark circles away


Cut a piece of aloe vera leaf, cut out thorns and rub it from gel side on the face. You can also scrape some sap from the leaves of aloe vera plant using a knife to extract fresh aloe vera gel. Gel from two leaves would be enough. Take out more if you need. Blend it or whisk to make it smooth and apply the mix onto face and neck with the help of fingers before going to bed. Leave it overnight and wash your face in the morning.

For oily skin, here is an aloe mask that will help you zap excess oil from your skin and prevent acne. Take so fresh aloe vera gel in a bowl and add 10-12 drops of tea tree oil. Whisk it into a smooth paste. Apply on the face, leave it overnight and wash in the morning. Apply twice a week.

I hope this will be helpful.


If you have been dealing with skin issues like dull, lifeless, wrinkled or tired skin, this suggests that your skin needs care

And what better way to provide a natural glow and shine to your skin than to include some yummy fruits in your diet. You may be surprised to know, but your skin mirrors what you put inside your tummies, which means whether you eat healthy food or you make wrong eating choices, your skin shows it all. Some people are genetically blessed with good skin and others have to strive hard to attain that perfect skin goal. There is no need to worry as including some of the following fruits in your diet can help you get that wow glow.


The yummy, juicy and succulent mango is a wonderful food for rejuvenating your skin. Mango contains vitamin A,C,E and k. It also contains beta-carotene, flavonoids, polyphenolics and xanthophylls. This fruits also has anti-inflammatory properties and also protects your skin from any kind of DNA damage. The healing properties of mango make it an ideal ingredient in many cosmetic preparation.


  • Take some magic pulp and apply liberally all over your face and neck. Leave for ten minutes and rinse with tepid water.
  • Ear mango in the form of shake, mixed in your breakfast cereal or as a snack.
  • If you have dry skin, mix some mashed mango, yoghurt and honey. Apply this pack on your face and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and oat dry.
  • In case of oily or combination skin, mix some lemon juice and rose water in mango pulp and apply on your face.


This bright fruit is not only vibrant in colour, but it’s tangy and juicy taste is loved by most of us. This citrus fruit has vitamin C, which is a boon for the skin. Oranges are beneficial in the prevention of photo damage and oxidative damage. Oranges are waded with antioxidants and thus helpful in reducing inflammation, synthesising collagen and preventing DNA damage.


  • You may consume half or one orange a day.
  • You may take freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • You may add orange in your salads, puddings or desserts.
  • You may apply orange juice on your skin to get rid of pigmentation band brighten your complexion.


Watermelon is a boon for the skin, especially for women who have acne-prone or sensitive skin. For a glowing skin in Summer, watermelon is one thing that you cannot give a miss. Watermelon contains almost 92per cent of water in them, making them ideal for flushing out the harmful toxins from the skin and it also keeps the digestive system in track. This fruit is loaded with vitamin A, B1, B6, C. It also contains ample amounts of lycopene, flavonoids and carotenoids. The presence of lycopene is beneficial in preventing skin damage by removing the free radicals.


  • Take watermelon juice on a daily basis.
  • Alternatively eat watermelon fruits as a midmorning snack.
  • You may add watermelon to your smoothies, desserts or puddings too.
  • You may apply watermelon pulp on the skin for a dewy fresh glow.

This is not all but some of the fruits you can use to enhance the glow of your skin.