Holiday indulging

Hey guys it’s been a while since I posted on here but I have been on holiday and I have been working a lot more at my part time job so haven’t really had much time to sit down and have some me time! 

I just have returned from the most amazing holiday with my boyfriend we stayed in this gorgeous hotel in Ibiza, it had just been refurbished and was amazing. The decor was minimalistic, the food was to die for! Finally the staff were so amazingly friendly we really wanted to go back. Unfortunately the prices have rocketed double, so we have booked Ibiza again but another brand new hotel! We are excited to go back.

Originally my boyfriend was so confused why we had to pay a lot of money for a week holiday, then when he got to the hotel he was truly amazed just like me. He realised you do pay for what you get unfortunately! ๐Ÿ˜‚

The hotel is The Iberostar Santa Eualia , the food was amazing! It is unusual to go to a hotel and the food be outstanding to the point it could of been from a high class restaurant! 


The desserts were the best part; 


It was self serve so you could be as greedy as you liked! 

Also at dinner they gave you a complimentary cocktail upon arrival …. Very fancy! Our favourite was the mojito. Some nights we wasn’t sure what type of cocktail it was perhaps below it was a sangria? 


We did go half board as although the food is loverly there are some surrounding restraunts and beach bars worth trying. Also Santa eualia is only a short bus ride away, the town has some beautiful restaurants along the marina aswell as loverly ice cream parlours.

We had some loverly lunch one day at neighbour hotel at Nikki Beach Ibiza it was pricey but the service was exceptional! 

If anyone hasn’t been to the quiet side of Ibiza do try it! It has a different feel than the party side, it is less tacky and very beautiful! 


Me and my boyfriend ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Exx

Linen shorts ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

I love this pair of linen shorts I bought for my holiday, they are so versatile and can be worn day to day in the British sunny weather.The stripy pattern is very in this season with fashion houses such as Motel and Superdry, integrating the style in their summer season fashion ranges. 


This pair only cost five pounds and could be worn on holiday with a cute bandeau and choaker or in the British weather with a nice nude body like the one in the photo. 

๐Ÿ’›The perfect sweet pots๐Ÿ’›

It’s taken me a few years to come up with  a good recipe for baking the perfect sweet potatoes. 

Firstly their either too soggy, or too dry ๐Ÿ™ˆ. 

I have come to a conclusion that they only taste perfect with Cajun spices on them, I’ve tried many other methods with just salt and pepper (too bland), paaprika (too bland). The Cajun spices are a perfect paring with sweet potato, they taste really sweet and not too spicy if you just put a little sprinkle on; it gives them a good kick. 


First you have to slice the sweet pots so that they are thin; like so. I find cutting into chips is too much hassle and because the diameters are often equal in the circle-like shape, it makes it easier to cook and coat with spices and oil. Also easier to flip over half way. 

The ingredients are also placed in the photo. I added sweetener to enhance the sweet potatoes, I saw a recipie online to add sugar so I thought I’d add sweetener to see what happens. I’ve tried both recipes and both taste just as good; obviously this recipe is healthier for you. 


To help coat the sweet pots evenly I placed in a sandwich bag and put a teaspoon of each spice and sweetener in. Followed by two dessert spoons for coconut oil melted. 


Then cook on oven 200c for 30 mins turning half way. This time can be increased or decreased; depending on how thick the sweet potatoes are. 

I had a cocktail yesterday because it was so sunny! I know that’s a bad on a Monday but I loved the sunshine, you can’t not have a cocktail when it’s 24c in England! I weighed myself also and have lost weight yay. All these weekends not binging is paying off. 

E xx

Ripped Jeans โค๏ธ ootd

Had a loverly day in the sunshine today on my day off sipping cocktails and enjoying the view of my beautiful city Liverpool! 


I love this blouse from Zara I bought it in the sale back in January. It’s great either paired with leggings or some ripped jeans. 


The ripped jeans are Asos and a great wardrobe staple in the winter and summer. 


E xx

Pandora favouritesย 

I love Pandora it’s so cute if you want to buy a special present for someone for an occasion or a sentimental gift. 

Jewlery is something us ladies cherish, it helps to keep those amazing memories forever wrapped around our wrist and neck. 

My ultimate favourites from the brand at the moment are; 


The divine “Sparkling love-knot ring” ยฃ50. 

It looks so classy on your finger yet not too blingy. It sparkles in all the right places ๐Ÿ˜.


The “sparkling hearts” studs, ยฃ65.00

I am a sucker for sparkly earnings I wear them every single day in my ears, this pair are adorable and would go with everything. 


Finally the “Sparkling heart necklace pendant” ยฃ 45.00 

I love that this could be a matching set, little sparkly glimmers add ounces of glam to any outfit. I know that these items are on my graduation wish list ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ. 

E xx

FUDGEY CHOCOLATE HEALTHY BROWNIES.

So I’ve been trying for ages now experimenting with different techniques and ingredients. 

Firstly protein in brownies is a very HIGH risk ingredient as this can make them rubber-like especially when using cheap brands, so I started to explore other options for a healthy ‘treat’. 


However… I have come up with the most gorgeous rich brownie recipie for all you guys. Combining some recipes I’ve sourced from the internet and a little bit of initiative myself ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ. 


It’s so rich it looks really dark brown. Oh my god, I have never had anything like it. They cook really nicely in the oven, you have to make sure you let it cool for it not to all break apart. Once they have cooled they are super fudgey and decadent ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. 


I paired this dessert with muller light vanilla yoghurt and it tasted just like a cheat dessert but less calories! Amazing!! 


I did add dark as well as milk choc chips, this will help add to the richness of the brownie. You cannot even taste the sweet potato! Make sure you mash it up superfine to almost a pulp, because otherwise you will taste it! This is why I put my sweet pots in the microwave with extra coconut oil to help smooth the texture of them. 



(Lol I eat the end was too yummy!) 

Here is the ingredients: 

  1. 1/4 cup Ground almonds
  2. 2 tbsp maple syrup 
  3. 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  4. 2 small sweet potatoes mashed 
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  6. 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  7. 120-18g dark chocolate (+ milk chips of desired). 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350f/ 176c.Boil sweet potatoes till about 15 mins, mash them and then place in a bowl pour over a teaspoon of coconut oil and microwave for 2 mins. This will really help make the sweet potatoes go creamy and easy to mix with! 
  2. Add the maple syrup 8/12 dark chocolate chunks and microwave for another 30/20 seconds. The chocolate will melt so stir. 
  3. In another bowl add the cocoa powder and ground almonds, then combine the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Add the maple syrup stir thoroughly, vanilla extract and the coconut oil. 
  5. Cook for 20 mins in a grease proof dish. Wait to cool and serve and enjoy โ˜๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜. 

Serves 16, calories per serving: 105

๐Ÿ’œCasual Day wear; rose gold’s, camel and pink! ๐Ÿ’œ

Hey guys,
I love love love the colour palette I’m wearing today ; rose gold, camel and light pink!

I love the rose gold colour ATM it looks so classy with any outfit combination. 
I snapped up the top in Zara, in the sale back in January can you believe it? 

The top has really pretty detailing on the neckline, not like your average roll neck, it has a Victorian edge to it.


Victorian blouses are a must this season, and this style approaches the trend in a cool way. 

My jeans are so Kanye West met ball right now! I love them, light jeans are a key staple in any wardrobe. Especially during the summer season. They are so comfy, this pair is from St. John’s in Liverpool.


My suede jacket is a style steal from my fave shop Primark. I love it! Such a good buy๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ. I feel so cute in it and it literally goes with everything I wear! 

Sunny days

Loving this sunny weather at the moment! What greater way to celebrate the sunshine, than to nip on a fab pair of culottes. 

This weather is so unpredictable, so when it’s sunny we as Britons really have to make the most of it. 

I LOVE cutlottes, theier great to chuck on when your feeling a bit bloated, or if it is really hot. They are incredibly complementing to all figures; did I mention their on trend too?

 

Wide legged trousers are the new skinny trousers this season. I always go for the same types of clothes in summer; long dresses and lighter skinny jeans. However, sometimes wearing jeans during summer is hard work because it gets so clammy! 

My whole outfit is from primark again! ( apart from the body and trainers). They have some amazing bits this season or if you want some higher priced items Zara also are on point this season too. They have so many cute bohemian and nautical style items.

 


The trousers were ten pounds and the jacket 15! 

A suede jacket this summer will really help you look on trend. Many designers such as, Balmain’s PFW SS16 collection displayed an erray of suede fabric designs throughout his fashion show. Who could forget the Gigi-Kendal hair swap either? Pair with any item will bring an instant; classy-chic. 


Balmain’s PFW16

 
The body is topshop and shoes St. John’s! โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธโ˜๐Ÿฝ๏ธ.

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Bikini style steals!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜

I’m sure as you all know by now I am QUEEN bargain hunter! 
I’m always searching for something cheaper being undoubtedly always on a budget. 

These are the latest finds for my holiday wardrobe. 

Firstly I wouldn’t say I agree with counter fit items. However, as I am not earning a great wage, being a university student. I want to be able to look ‘on trend’for a cheaper price ๐Ÿ™ˆ. 

KIINI

I have always wanted a kiini ever since Abbey Clancy wore it on holiday in Dubai. They look so boho chic; yet they are not incredibly boho, they make you want to wear dreads and make daisy chains! ๐Ÿ˜‚

The kiinis are about 100 pounds in total. 


So, being the queen bargain hunter that I am. I searched my favourite website Amazon for a good copy. 

Amazon host some amazing bikinis, a lot cheaper than many online boutiques, as they are sourced straight from the whole saler in China etc. 


My bikini cost a total of 15 pounds. It’s a little hard to get around your bum, as the crochet detailing makes it hard for the fabric to stretch, so I recommend that you get a size bigger than usual. 

Here is the link for the amazing bikini, they also do them in many colours and provide a great turnover. The parcel got delivered within a week! 

Gaobei Womens Triangle Bandage Bikini Set Neoprene Push UP Bra Swimwear Swimsuit https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AHYDQ54/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_jipkxbDHDTEXS


TRIANGL

You have to be living under a rock if you do not have a clue about triangl bikinis. 

They are every girls dream ๐Ÿ˜. They fit just perfect with  a great scuba-style fabric that helps the bikini not to sag when it becomes wet. 

Again this style steal is from Amazon


The bikini cost me… Wait for it .. 11 pounds! 

YES; that’s eleven pounds, can you believe it? I better start taking out a morgage. 

I got a size medium being larger in the bottom area (size eight- ten) and the top is adjustable so fits perfect. 

Ebuddy Hand Sewn Crochet Blanket Stitch Women Neoprene Bra Style Top Hispter Bottom Bikini,Green (M) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014M94MIU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_HnpkxbXR7HA79


Stay posted for some more style steals. 

E xx

๏ปฟFood Diary

I thought I would post something fun! 
A day in the life of Estelle; FOOD. ๐Ÿ˜. 

As I am trying to get in shape for holidays ( especially going over board bank holiday weekend with the food), I thought I’d post my meals I had today. 
BREAKFAST. 


Banana on toast! Approx – 300 cals 

Snack 

Apple 

Lunch 


Chicken chunks, cucumber, hard boiled egg and avocado. W/ a Bulk powders whey protein shake. Approx- 420 cals 
Snack

Apple + Master Rice sweet chilli thins; Approx 150 cals

Dinner 


Turkey bolognese and courgetti spaghetti/ zucchini. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Approx- 525 cals

P.s I made this sauce from scratch! 

Here is the recipie: 

Serves 2

Ingredients

  1. Tinned chopped tomatoes 
  2. 2 dsp of tomato purรฉe 
  3. 450g turkey mince 
  4. Coconut oil 
  5. 1 red onion 
  6. Oregano 
  7. Basil 
  8. Garlic powder 
  9. Salt 
  10. Pepper 
  11. Courgetti spaghetti 

Method. 

  1. Chop up onions and slowley caramelise in pan on low heat w/ coconut oil for about 5-10 minuets. 
  2. Add turkey mince garlic powder oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Cook until meat turns light pink.
  3. Add the chopped tomatos, tomato purรฉe and turn to a really low heat. Cook slowley for 30 mins. 
  4. Stir fry the zucchini / courgetti spaghetti. 
  5. Serve and enjoy โค๏ธ

Dessert

Options hot chocolate w/ semi-skimmed milk + a muller light toffee yoghurt! 
E xx