The festival season is finally upon us! I've been going to festivals for years now, and for me, there is nothing I love more than living outdoors, the amazing food and music on offer! In my opinion, you have to do festivals properly, and the best way to do this is by and embracing the full spirit: wind, rain (and hopefully) some sunshine all thrown in! Today I am sharing with you my must-haves for those wonderful weekends. Obviously, you will need a tent, wellies and a whole load of wet wipes, but these are those extras that I can't leave out of my bag:
Dry Shampoo, by Batiste - £2.99:
Let's face it, you're gonna get greasy! Whether you like it or not, you're not going to get a good wash in festival showers, and thats only if you're brave enough to get in! Dry shampoo is a must have for me to tide over your roots until you can get home into your own bath or shower.
I LOVE this pair of sunglasses, and I can't wait to wear them to festivals this summer. I love the multicoloured print, and the lightweight plastic frames are comfortable to wear. As gorgeous as your brand new Ray Bans probably are, it is not worth taking them to a festival where you may well lose or damage them. These lovely and very affordable pair are therefore perfect, and will look awesome in the process!
When your skin is exposed to the elements when you're staying in a tent, you need to take care of it! Body Butters are great for this, and you may as well use one that smells great in the process! I love this strawberry body butter as the gorgeous scent means I don't need to bother with perfume, which I would worry about losing. It keeps skin soft and lovely, as you never know who you might bump into!
Kind of an obvious one, as you really can't go outside for a whole weekend without sun protection! I love this lotion as it is light and moisturising to the skin, and has a lovely fresh scent. The aftersun is a necessity for me too, as unfortunately, when you're out all day, you're bound to get at least a little bit burnt, and this lotion soothes out any redness.
PocketBac Antibacterial gel by Bath and Bodyworks.
Festivals are sadly not the cleanest places, and so this one speaks for itself really. The floral Japanese Cherry Blossom scent is much nicer than the generic alcohol scent of normal antibac gels, so this one comes with me wherever I go.
I tend to go quite minimal for festivals, and normally skip out on foundation. My must haves, however are a bold, long lasting eyeliner, my favourites are Glam Eyes by Rimmel, and Long Wear Gel Liner by Bobbi Brown. Similarly, bold brows are a bonus, and this Ilah brows palette is perfect for quick and easy styling. Finally, I never go without a good concealer, and Boi-ing by Benefit is the best for banishing pesky under eye circles, and if you're telling me you can go a whole weekend partying without grey bags, then please let me know your secret!
What are your festival must haves?
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