Summer is finally here and for many of us that means one thing, festival season is well and truly upon is!
First you have to choose the festival for you from the hundreds on offer, check out the links for these amazing line ups of both big well known UK and abroad music festivals and local fun festivals in an area near you. Whether it’s Glastonbury or Rug Fest in Wallingford you still need to be prepared, it doesn’t have to be all dirt, sweat and grubby loos this year so stand out from the crowd by looking fresh, feeling fresh.
So here is the BeautyH2T guide on how to take the minimum to get the maximum out of the experience and be a happy glamper(that’s glamerous camper, see what I did there…!) in 2010.
- Make sure you pack clothes that you can layer on. Knowing our lovely UK weather it can change in a heartbeat so you want to be able to cover up and shed it off easily! Think loose vest tops, band t shirts, waistcoats, the worlds your oyster when it comes to festival fashion.
- Denim shorts are a must for working your way around a busy field of tents and in the huge crowds. Perfect for matching with any top, and if it’s cold they look just as great with tights on underneath!
- Long necklaces give that relaxed boho look and will compliment your arm full of wristbands!
- A good hat like this straw trilby will keep you cool whilst looking cool, and also cover days of unwashed hair underneath
- Wellies are a key piece to any festival goers wardrobe, in this year are a twist on the popular biker boot so it doesnt have to just be tatty old green ones! A pair like this from Next are ideal cheap and chic- Yay!
- Sunglasses are a must, no point not being able to see the bands play for the sun, and they are great for hiding unslept eyes. Play around with styles and colours, remember anything goes at a festival.
As you know I am a beauty addict so I cant go the whole festival without a little something to brighten up my face and even out my skin tone! You want make up that keeps you looking wide eyed and bushy tailed but is easy to put on in a tiny tent you are sharing with 10 others - 6 of which you didn’t know until you got there!
- Waterproof mascara is the ultimate make up tool for the muggy weather and possible rain, and this is my absolute favourite, 1 stroke and you have that false lash effect in an instant!
- A good foundation compact is perfect for being outdoors, this Sleek Creme to Powder foundation comes with a mirror and applicator and is perfect for beauty on the go, or why not go for the Max Factor version with a built in SPF 15, gorgeous smooth skin tone whilst keeping sun damage at bay, yes please! For those of you lucky enough to not have to wear foundation just a little dab of under eye concealer or tinted moisturiser will keep you looking gorgeous!
- A stroke of blusher will perk tired cheeks up ,and there is nothing more practical for the festival season than these cream blushers from Bloom, no fuss or brush necessary, these little 3 in1 beauties can go on lips, eyes and cheeks so are perfect to pop in your bag.
- A good lip balm with an spf keeps your lips soft and kissable ( what happens at the festival, stays at the festival!), Nivea Pearl and Shine is perfect for the job giving your lips a nice sheen of colour while still being moisturising and packing SPF 10.
- Dry shampoo is a MUST! You cannot leave home without it ladies, no matter how long you are going for you will need a little of this to revamp your do and keep it looking fresh… well fresh..er. My tip is to put your newly washed hair into pigtails and rock the indie look for travelling there, then when they are dry you just have to shake them out and voila - amazing boho waves, ( my example is this pic- I wear my hair like this not just at festivals but all the time, it is lazy girl beauty at its finest!) and then you have your dry shampoo to put texture back into your greasy mop for the day that follows, ( and a hat for the day after that!) Batiste now comes in the brunette version too so no white headed worries for all us darker hair ladies, there are even miniature tins which are perfect for lightening the load!
- Bin bags are a great thing to pack, use them as clothing, as a seat, as a head covering and well as a bin. A couple of pounds well spent!
- Along with that think, a mirror, some wet wipes, loo roll, antibacterial hand gel , and hayfever tablets, these are all little live savers that have proved really handy to me in the past and might just prove themselves as essential to you this year.
- Simple face wipes, will wipe away the days excesses and keep your skin cool and clean, no water needed so one less trip to those delightful port-a loos. These beauties are so effective but still gentle on pretty much any skin type!
- You party hard skin will need some TLC so make sure you pack some moisturiser, sun screen and of course after sun which might just make you a hero for anyone camping nearby who was less prepared than you and has turned a nice lobster red!
- deodorant- speaks for itself, even though everyone else may be less than fresh you still can be, even in the middle of a mosh pit.
- And last but not least some bottles of water and a tube of Berocca will keep your energy up and ready for even more dancing!
Remember you can get loads of these products in travel sizes, more space for food and drink that way
I hope this festival lo -down has taken the pain out of packing and has helped you get ready to get out there and embrace your inner festival goddess and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Look good, smell good, and be bad– drink, eat and dance the night away, go wild and enjoy your amazing festival experience!
Oh and don’t forget to head on back to superdrugloves.com to tell us all about it.
Happy Glamping everyone!
PS Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 of my festival posts…