Today I decided to do a post on what I believe to be some festival survival essentials for you. I had this idea as festival season is beginning. Last year I attended Glastonbury with my friends and I had a lot of comments on the things I took with me and how useful they were so I have decided to share some of them with you :) so lets get into it...
Lets start with body products.
Now for the most of us festivals sadly mean no showers :'( and the best way I found to tackle this is to buy an array of wet wipes! I took with me deodorising body wipes, these are great- they clean you and you guessed it.. deodorise you too! I got mine from Savers for less than £1. Now lets get in to the nitty gritty and don't be shy, feminine intimate wipes are a must, you don't wanna be getting no problems down there at a festival! Fem fresh is a popular brand but there are many (cheaper) alternatives available. Lastly a good long lasting deodorant and a refreshing body mist or spritz will have you feeling at least relatively fresh!
Now for make-up!
It goes with out saying but you are going to spending a lot of time outside and (hopefully) the sun will be shining, so make sure to have a good moisturiser and lip balm with an SPF in! I use Piz Buin 50+ Allergy Face Cream and Maybelline Baby Lips in Mint. For a base I'd go for a BB cream, not too heavy but good coverage and again SPF! I chose to use the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream for oily skin. This product has a good buildable coverage, SPF 15 and comes in 2 shades. A really good no budge concealer is also a must, I like to use, you guessed it, the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. It's cheap it's cheerful, has great coverage and good staying power. Speaking of staying power, a good powder is highly recommended to help keep everything in place. I suffer with oily skin and live by the Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in translucent. Last of all, mascara is one thing you definitely need to be weather/ emotion proof when at any festival. So I opt for a good waterproof one (generally of the Maybelline variety) that way if is raining or I'm a but sweaty/oily from the sun or even crying (good tears) watching my favourite band you won't end up looking like a panda!
And finally, hair care...
To get that free, easy, I'm so cool and at festival hair you will need at least one can of dry shampoo. My favourite is the Tresemme Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo, it smells great and does the trick better than most others I have tried. Some sort of leave in curlers can be a life saver, I took foam bendy hair curlers with me (the long thin bendy ones) and boy were they a hit amongst me and my friends. Last of all, my holy grail hair brush.. the Tangle Teaser. This was a god send especially after 3/4 days of no washing, a lot of dancing, all the elements and A LOT of dry shampoo.
I hope you find this useful. I have been to quite a few festivals now and have a pretty good routine of tried and tested products I would never go with out. This is by no means everything I would take, if I told you that it would be an even longer post, I have just picked a few of my favourites and what I believe people may forget/not think of.
Please let me know if you have any requests or feedback in the comments.
Lots of Love
PS. Sorry there are no pictures, I'm waiting for my new camera to arrive :)