Monday, 10 July 2017

FESTIVAL SURVIVAL QUIDE

Festival beauty survival kit


With many festivals approaching (Tomorrowland, V Festival, Sunrise Festival and much more) I compiled a simple guide to help you survive the heat, less than premium bathroom situations, messy hair and makeup to end all festival makeups with glitter and UV friendly picks. If you still don't know what to pack, check out what's in my makeup bag for the festival weekend! 





Stay cleanish

Whilst I oppose to anything less than glamping and prefer a nice hotel room with private bathroom to a tent with communal bathroom space (Slight anxiety just typing this! Lol), I know a lot of you will probably opt for the latter. Don't get me wrong, I've been there! Still, in my twenties, I loved less than optimal festival situations, but since I'm 30+ I rather spend a little extra to get my precious cargo (ME!) comfortable! Staying cleanish during the festival can be dreadful fun. I'd bring a lot of samples/sachets of body washes and use them to refresh on a daily. Mitchum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant will keep you dry and protected from sweat all day and night long. It's the only deodorant I use and I don't plan to change that anytime soon! Wipes are also an option so grab a pack before you go! Dry shampoo is a must but what if you could combine both shampoo and conditioner? Batiste 2-in-1 Invisible Dry Shampoo & Conditioner smells incredible (Cocoa!!!), refreshes my hair well and also keeps my locks conditioned for up to 18 hours. It's a great styling tool too and if you're into curls/waves it'll work as a great styling agent! Can't praise this enough! 



Protect your bits

Ok, so the subtitle here may be just a bit misleading lol! Sun protection is super important and I always recommend broad spectrum SPF30 or SPF50 depending on your personal preferences! Mists come in handy if you're want to top up the SPF throughout the day. Pixi Sun Mist offers a broad spectrum SPF30 in a super fine mist. Great before and over makeup and can be used on the body too (tried & tested!). A day out in the sun isn't too great on your hair either. I find that a conditioning hair mist can really make a difference. I'll be using No7 Hair Protecting Spritz this summer (taking it on holiday too!). It reduces the colour fade and protects from salt and chlorine damage. The unique vitamin and antioxidant complex strengthens, adds shine and protect hair from the sun and environmental damage! Don't forget to top up every 1-2 hours! 



#FestivalMistHave

I'm all about body mists in the summer. Perfumes can be a little too heavy when you're out in the sun all day and mists are a fun way to keep you smelling delicious without the heaviness of eau de perfume! So...? Body Mists* areavailable in 10+ different scents and cost less than £4.00 each!!! Ranging from deliciously fruity to girly floral, there's a scent waiting for you to be discovered! I must admit, I have a thing for So...? Floriental Body Mist*! The fresh & fruity notes of pear, apple and mandarin hit you first, before translating into gorgeous freesia and violet. The perfect combination of fruity & floral if you ask me! The scent stays on for up to 4 hours too! Great to refresh your hair with and add a little fragrance to your holiday/festival do! I really want to try Watermelon one too! They're currently on offer in Superdrug and can also be found in Boots!

Ouai Wave Spray


Wave me the way

The easiest look to pull off during a festival is messy waves. I usually go for curls the first day which transfers into waves the next. I always have my Tangle Angel with me, especially given the Cherub version is a perfect size for a weekend away. I don't think it's better or worse than a Tangle Teezer. I find both works similarly on my hair but just look how pretty it is! Magpie in me just can't even! I use Ouai Wave Spray to add a little texture and definition to my locks. The 50ml version is perfect for travel and I like the brand aesthetics. The spray is virtually weightless and I find that it works beautifully adding texture to my messy festival waves! 



90s child 

I was a total 90s kid (even a teenager at the end of it!) and remember the UV nail/makeup trend well. I love to experiment with colours, so the new 3ina UV makeup line*peaked my interest. I'll be adding a coat of 3ina Fluoro Top Coat* to my favourite mani. It's such a simple way to transform your nails! In terms of makeup, I'll be going for simple messy smokey eye with a splash of fluorescent colour. Starting with 3ina Fluoro Pencil*, I go to the roots of the lashes both upper and lower lashline, smudging if with a q-tip or a brush to create a little cat eye. Using my finger I apply the bright matte orange 3ina The Fluoro Cream Eyeshadow in 401*. I smudge it above the crease with a brush quickly as it sets in seconds and once it sets, it won't budge! I take a little of the same colour and smudge it below the lower lashline to create a messy smokey finish. I finish up with few coats of mascara & add Eye Candy Naturalise lashes* to complete this messy festival eye look! 



Glitterazzi

No look can be completed without a little glitter and a statement lip to end all statement lips! Purple and orange clash here so beautifully, don't you think? I go for a full pout of Jeffree Star Velour Lipstick in You Better Work which is a stunning pigmented purple. It stands out on its own, but no festival lip art can be completed without a little glitter. Using NYX Glitter Glue I add Festival Face Chunky Glitter in Pink Champagne on the mid lip. How cool is this?  


I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial/festival survival guide. Whatever you're wearing, makeup or no makeup, please just enjoy yourself. Dance like you've never danced before, laugh, drink (responsibly of course), take 100s selfies, love your friends and forget for a moment there's a different life waiting for you at home. Be a kid this weekend without a care in a world. That's what a festival weekend should be all about! 


Do you plan on attending any festivals this year? I was invited to attend a couple of festivals with brands (I know!!!), but sadly I'm abroad both dates. Unlucky! What is your best festival survival trick? Share it with me & others in the comments below! 


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28 comments

  1. Hand sanitizer is my number one must have for festivals! I used to go to them but no chance these days - the thoughts of a portaloo makes me shudder!! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. See I completely forgot about it and I never go anywhere without one!

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  2. Everything sounds amazing in this! Unfortunately I've never been to a festival before, but hopefully one day!

    www.daisyhudson.com

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    1. I used to be a frequent goer, now if I go once every coupleof years I countmyself lucky! X

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  3. I've yet to go to a festival, but let's be honest can you go wrong with glitter xx

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    1. You can never go wrong with a bit of glitter!

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  4. That glitter just looks incredible! I love it 😍 Your look is stunning, so pretty!

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    1. Awww thanks chick! I'm in live with this glitter!

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  5. I definitely need to try that pixi mist!! It's an amazing wee thing to have in your handbag especially since if you have makeup on you can exactly keep reapplying spf throughout the day!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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    1. It's absolutely brilliant! Best thing ever!

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  6. Glitter is always a must for me at festivals! I also totally agree with you about body mists so much better than perfume when you're in the heat all day!

    I love all of your picks!

    Trecee | http://www.treceefabulous.com/

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    1. Thanks chick! Love the body mists and can't believe these are so affordable!

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  7. Hand sanitizer and wipes all the way! That detangling brush is fantastic! Love this post!

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    1. I forgot to include it! I'm not big on wipes myself, but use them as last resource lol :)

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  8. I want to try that Pixi sun mist x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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    1. It's brilliant! You should definitely treat yourself to one! X

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  9. The glitter at the bottom is sooooo cool!

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it? I need more! X

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  10. I love Mitchum deodorant, it doesn't leave hat dreaded white stain, plus it smells good too, and should you want it unscented they do that too which is fab x

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  11. I would only do a festival if it included a 4* hotel lol, literally I am the worst person x

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  12. Stay cleanish πŸ˜‚ Festivals are not my thing because I love my bed, my shower and my clean clothes 😭

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  13. That glitter is super pretty, anything sparkly and I'm there ha ha, great post and some great ideas xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  14. I'm not a festival girl but all of these products are lush, i would use them anyway. That lip look is amazing xx

    franklyflawless.com

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  15. Too old for festival and tents, haha! But I used to enjoy them in my late teens and early twenties, now I need my comfort and shared bathrooms are a big no-no, haha! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  16. The lip combo you have used looks gorgeous!

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  17. I don't think I'm built for festivals! I love the idea of the boho outfits and glitter makeup but I need a proper bed and a bathroom!

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  18. "Protect your bits" haha I was giggling at that! However this is a really useful post, lots of people get swept up in the excitement and forget to take care of themselves properly! I LOVE that angel brush too!

    Alice | Dainty Alice

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  19. I bought the Pixi Sun Mist after reading about it on your blog and I love it! I also love the glittery lip look you created, so cool :)

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

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