Sunday, 28 February 2016

Easiest smores ever!

I've seen smores all over Pinterest and Tumblr and always wanted to try it, but thought you can only make them with graham crackers (which you can't find in the UK) around a proper campfire. But I finally found an easy peasy recipe that requires only 3 ingredients! You don't need to be a Mary Berry in the kitchen to figure this out and its such a perfect treat for when your girls come round or family even. Mine are addicted to these already! 

All you need to make these are digestive biscuits, chocolate of your choice (I used classic Dairymilk) and of course marshmallows. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, lay out half the digestive biscuits and place a few cubes of chocolate on top. Top with 2 marshmallows and place in the oven for a few mins or until the marshmallow turns golden brown. Take out of the oven and place another digestive on top and oh my gosh the marshmallow and chocolate just ooze out. Ahhhhh enjoy!!









Habeebah xxx

Saturday, 27 February 2016

That polar bear coat

Spring is just around the corner, the sun has finally made an appearance but it's still so cold! I've had to bring out more of my blanket coats, shawls and double up on the layers. I'm so obsessed with this new coat, it's literally like wearing my duvet around, but more socially acceptable obviously. And my little sis wanted to make an appearance too. (follow her on Instagram @haajirah_x















My outfit
 White coat: Urban Outfitters
Jumper: Primark
Jeans: Zara
Boots: Tk Maxx


Haajirah's outfit
Fur jacket: Next
Black skirt: Topshop
Barbie crop jumper: Newlook
Boots: Primark
Polaroid camera: Amazon
Habeebah xxx

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

That sparkly dress

Woahhhh!!!! Who knew weddings were so stressful? Imagine the months of anticipation until the big day and then before you know it, its all over. One of my close friends got married over the half term break and it was such a beautiful wedding, but damn the amount of planning that's behind the wedding day I had no idea about! I don't think I could handle all that stress, and to be honest I'm more comfortable with a small intimate wedding- just immediate family and friends, no hassle. Wait, why am I talking about my own non-existent wedding plans? Urgh, I'm going off topic as usual.
Anyway, so yeah about the outfit I wore, I hadn't planned what I was going to wear until about a week before the wedding (trust me I leave EVERYTHING to the last minute). I had a dress I had bought a while ago but wanted to oomph it up a little. So, I found an old burlesque costume from a costume shop and chopped the net skirt off to create a mermaid tail-like effect and used velvet for the sleeves. My tailor was literally my saviour because not only did she make my dress EXACTLY how I wanted, but she somehow managed to do all in 1 day!!! It's ever so easy to take a simple mini or midi dress and transform it into an evening or occasion dress. My favourite shops that sell beaded and embellished dresses are Miss Selfridge and Shop style and if you're looking for net try costume shops or any vintage store. So in total this dress cost me £42.50 including labour costs which is way cheaper than buying a dress of similar style readymade off the high-street.
Hope this post gives you inspiration for any future events you have coming up like prom or a graduation ball.








Dress: Miss Selfridge (similar styles here) £20
Net skirt: From costume shop £4.99
Velvet sleeve material: From any fabric store £1.50
Labour costs: £16 since the pieces were all hand stitched
Habeebah xxx

P.s My stunning make-up was done by my sister's talented friend, only 16 years old!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Peanut butter Hershey's cookies

Now that January is over, we can all stop kidding ourselves that we'll be carrying on with that whole "new year, new me" thing because we've all established the fact that new years resolutions are made to be broken. Thats the whole point right? So obviously there's no better way to celebrate freedom than these decadent, buttery, crumbly, chocolate topped peanut butter cookies. The chocolate used in this recipe is Hershey's Kisses which I recently discovered can now be bought from most supermarkets like Asda or Sainsbury's.


Ingredients:

  • 24 milk chocolate Hershey's Kisses
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • splash of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Method:
  1. Heat the oven to 180℃. Remove all the wrappers from chocolates.
  2. Beat together the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy and pale. 
  3. Add the egg, vanilla and milk and beat well.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir the mixture well until it resembles a dough. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll them in granulated sugar and place on a greaseproof lined baking tray.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes and cool for 1 minute. Transfer onto a wire rack and place the chocolates on top.
ENJOY!!!!









Habeebah xxx