Wednesday, 3 August 2016

10 Festival Essentials

Hello people. I have provided you with 10 must have essentials for any festival. I have devised this list from previous experiences and I think you will appreciate this list. Tomorrow I am going to Wilderness festival, which I am super excited for. Check it out on their website, I highly recommend it. 

No.1 Polaroid Camera/ disposable.

A Polaroid or disposable camera is perfect for a festival, as you can catch the moments in an instant. They also create a really lovely vintagey' style to the photographs, which I think is super nice. I bought my Polaroid from Argos, but you can buy from Amazon, Urban Outfitters or some internet stores also. I know my friends take disposable's which you can get from any large supermarket store. 

No.2 Bum Bag. 

A bum bag is so handy for all of your little bits n bobs which you really don't want to carry by hand. If you wear shorts or skirts, with belt straps, then a bumbag easily replaces the belt aspect. But also because it is at the front of you, you know yourself that you are completely in control of who enters it. The bum bag is also a very typical festival accessory. Mine is from ASOS, I noticed they have a rather large selection you can choose from. 

No.3 Colorful Eye shadows.

Go crazy with color. If you are quite shy when expressing color in your day to day life, then a festival is wear you can really go wild with color. Eye shadows are key, as well as using them on your eyes, you can use them as a highlighter. This year in particular, gel glitters and face sequins are really the must have festival make-ups. My palette is by Sleek, and I find that the colors are intense when applied to the face (which is a good thing).

No.4. Torch/ Lantern.

Crazy individuals, it is a massive mistake if you don't take a touch or lantern. They are completely needed. When you go back to your tent it is completely pitch back - you need to see where your going, you need to be able to see inside the tent and to see inside the portable toilet. I bought my large torch from Trespass.

No.5 Floaty Dress 

Having a pretty, floaty and printed dress is an ideal festival outfit - at a festival you want to feel pretty and comfortable. You can get one from any shop, mine is from Urban Outfitters, and I absolutely love it. I tend to wear floaty dresses in the day, with body jewelry, a flower headband, and black gladiator sandals. with my camera around my neck. 

No.6 Bandanna.

When you get out of the lake, or come out of the shower lovely people, you need to get your hair out of your face. A bandanna is perfect, as well as looking stylish. You simply roll up thinly and tie in a knot onto your head. Mine is a simple one, from H&M, but you can get ones with many colorful prints on also, which is even more ideal for a festival. 

No.7 Portable Phone Charger. 

Portable Phone Chargers are very important items. When your phone is at it's very lowest and your only half way through your festival, you will be craving for one. Mine is from Primark, and it is able to charge your phone twice. What I tend to do is, fully charge my phone before I go, and when it is at 5% recharge it. And then do the same again. This will allow you to use your phone with no worries. 

No.8 Henna.

I personally love Henna as I think it is so pretty and perfect for a festival, as you wouldn't be aloud it at school or work. You can get it done professionally, which can be quite expensive, or buy henna tubes, and do it on yourself, or get a friend to do it for you. Buying Henna though can be quite dangerous, make sure you buy natural and not black, because black henna is poisonous and is very dangerous for humans. I bought mine from Amazon. 

No.9 Printed 'fat' pants.

Lovely people - it is a tradition to have 'fat' pants for a festival. They are super comfortable, crazy and casual. They maintain your heat, and also keep you cool in the heat (if it is sunny anyway). Mine are from ASOS, in which they have a huge selection. The more crazy they are, the better. Have fun choosing. 

No.10 Flower Headbands. 

Hello. In a festival a flower headband is the only place you can really wear one. I think they are super pretty and go with any outfit in which you wear. Wear your hair down, with little plats extra, and allow the ivy ties to fall with your hair. I bought mine on a little market shop in Cornwall, but you can buy them from many accessory shops, such as Accessorize or Clare's. 

Tell me what you think. If you are going to a festival have a crazy time. I will speak to you when I get back from mine. Follow me on Instagram 'ElizabethGoodrick'. 

I'll talk soon beautiful people. 


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Extraordinarily Chocolaty Brownies

Hello lovely people, these brownies are truly the most chocolatiest and heavenly things ever. They are also super easy to make! They never go wrong, well as long as you follow this recipe. When I was a child I use to bake all the time, and these exact brownies were my favorite thing to bake, because all my family loved them! Fond memories! 

The Ingredients ...  

20cm by 30cm tin 
140g Dark Chocolate 
225g Butter
5 Free-Range Eggs 
450g Caster Sugar 
110g Plain Flour 
55g Cocoa Powder 

Hello. So firstly preheat the oven to 170 degrees (fan) 190 degrees (electric). You must have a pan filled only slightly with boiling water, with a glass heat proof bowl over the boiling water, make sure the glass bowl doesn't touch the bottom of the pan or the water. Put the caster sugar and butter within the glass bowl and melt together over the heat ...

... once the butter and sugar has fully melted, break up the dark chocolate and put within the butter and sugar mixture. Melt the dark chocolate into it by continuously stiring ...

... crack the eggs into a separate bowl, and whisk. Pour the eggs into the chocolate mixture and stir the eggs in ...


... using a sieve, put the flour and cocoa powder into the sieve, and sieve through into the mixture, then stir in. People of the world the brownie mixture is now ready and you can poor it into the 20cm by 30cm tin ...

... put the brownie mixture into the center of the oven for 20-25mins, your looking for a slightly firm touch. Once baked, bring them out of the oven and allow them to completely cool to room temperature before cutting to your desired pieces ...

I hope you love them as much as I do. They aren't fancy, just supper simply yummy. Follow me on Instagram 'elizabethgoodrick' 

I'll talk soon beautiful people. 



Monday, 18 July 2016

6 'British Summer' Late-Afternoon Outfits

Hello beautiful people, I am presenting you with 6 Mid-Afternoon summer inspired outfits, which I think is perfect for our British weather. As you are all probably aware the British Summer weather is pretty poor at the moment - but hopefully soon we will see the sun proudly sitting on a blue sheet. Within my outfits I demonstrate a running theme of dark floral's, and bold neutrals. This theme is ideal for our British summer, especially within the late-afternoon to evening, out at the village pub with family, or having tea n'cake with your friends in the garden. 

Black Lace Bralet - Urban Outfitters 
Mustard Sheer Top - Topshop 
Black Lace Collarless Shirt - Urban Outfitters
Levi Denim Shorts - Thriftshop 
Button Down Denim Skirt - Asos 
White Floral Wedges - Clark's 
Black Heeled Sandals - Clark's  

Wonderful individuals, the mustard yellow sheer top and the Levi shorts create a casual and elegant look, perfect for a British summer late-afternoon, where bare legs as when else can you do so, and finish with a pair of chunky wedges! The next outfit is a little more elegant and totally suitable if there's a chill in the air, the black collarless shirt co-ordinates nicely with the black heeled sandals, balancing the whole outfit - the denim skirt is in style at the moment, and is lovely in Britain's sun as it keeps us slightly warm, but having bare legs help to cool us down if we get too hot.

Low V-Neck Floral Play- suit - Urban Outfitters
Black Lace Bralet - Urban Outfitters  
Orange Trainers - New balance 
Dark Floral Blouse - Topshop 
Black Denim A-Line Skirt - Topshop 
Black Sandals - Topshop 

People of the world, this next outfit is a dark floral playsuit, perfect I think for our British summer, as you can have bare legs, but the black and white contrast makes it feel slightly more warmer for Britain, you can get a similar playsuit from any high street shop. They are very simple and easy to wear. Style with trainers, to create a casual look. The following outfit is really cute and simple. Having a dark floral blouse tucked into a black denim A-line skirt is very flattering, bare legs is perfect for the summer evenings, finished with a pair of traditional black sandals, the sandals create a casual look.

Grey Sports bra - Calvin Klein 
Rust Pinafore Dress - Urban Outfitters 
Black Sandals - Topshop 
White linen shirt - New Look 
Grey & White Striped skirt - New Look 
Black leather-look Loafers - Topshop 

Bonjour, I think these last two outfits are my favorite. Firstly, pinafore dresses have completely returned back into our generation, and they are now modernizing them by using cord material and bold colors - which I love. These are perfect for summer, especially in Britain because they are slightly heavy and provide you with slight warmth. I styled mine with a Calvin Klein Sports bra, which I love and starting to collect, and my very comfortable Black flat sandals, which you will be able to buy a pair from any high street brand. The last outfit is supper cute and pretty, a white linen shirt, totally screams summer, as it keeps you cool! and a statement skirt, which basically draws your eyes into the outfit. I casually put some black leather-look loafers with the outfit, to not make it too fancy. 

I hope that you love my outfit ideas for a British summers late-afternoon - give me some feedback to tell me what you think - and follow me on Instagram 'elizabeth Goodrick' & also follow the co-star 'just_eve'. 

I'll talk soon beautiful people. 



Monday, 4 July 2016

Making A Simple Stuffed Heart

Hello, wonderful people. Stuffed hearts are super cute gifts, which you can make as personal as you want. You don't necessarily need a sewing machine, but I have got to say it would make this task a lot easier. Lovelies I will demonstrate the steps as simple as possible...

... Get as sheet of A4 paper. Fold through the longest part of the paper, and draw a half heart shape. Then cut it out. You should end up with a perfect heart template!...

... Depending on how many hearts your planning to make, work out how much fabric you predict you will need, and remember you chose any material you like. Beauties, draw around the heart template twice per heart onto the material, and simply cut out the fabric hearts... 

... From the fabric, cut out a 30cm by 2cm piece (this will be your stuffed heart handle) you can also use ribbon, if you prefer. Along to 30cm's fold in 0.5cm from both sides and then fold together, secure by stitching along the 30cm's...

... This is the tricky bit crazy people. Put the two right sides of your fabric together, pin secure. Start sewing at the point of your heart, and stop just before the half way point. Place inside the 'handle' which is set into position, leaving some excess out from the heart. Then put material back over and carry on sewing...

...Stop sewing about 3cm's before you reach the hearts point again. Bring the heart back to it's correct manner. Give your hearts a quick iron, so they are neat and crisp...

... finish by stuffing the hearts (can use from pillows) and securing the open hole by a quick hand stitch. 

I hope that your result is fabulous, it can be a lovely gift. If you want you can also add some lavender into the stuffing, so the heart smells nice as well. 

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I'll talk soon beautiful people.

E.M.G X 


Monday, 27 June 2016

Pesto Gnocchi with Greens

Hello crazy people, this recipe is an unusual one, and I specifically love it because it's so quick and easy to make. Also really yummy. It's a perfect recipe for vegetarians and it fills you up.

Serves 4.
500g Gnocchi 
480g Garden Peas
6-8 Asparagus
300g Pesto 
50g Pine Nuts 
2 Garlic Cloves 
2tbsp Olive Oil 

Lovely people, the first step to this very tasty meal is loosely chopping up the asparagus, mean while boil a kettle full of water and get out a two large saucepans... 

... in one large saucepan put olive oil, garlic, Garden Peas, Asparagus and Pine Nuts, and turn the heat on to a medium temperature to heat the substance up. Meanwhile out the Gnocchi into the other large saucepan and cover with the boiling water. Boil for 3-5 minuets until the Gnocchi has risen to the top of the water. Once this has happened drain the pan and add the 'Greens mixture' along with the pesto and quickly toss the Gnocchi within the 'Green's and Pesto'.

Wonderful People, this recipe will serve 4 and I hope you enjoy this recipe, despite how unusual it is. 

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I'll talk soon beautiful people.


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