Thursday, June 28, 2012

Festival Survival Kit!

I couldn't have a festival themed day and not include a little guide of what to take and what to avoid,
well as far as cosmetics and toiletries are concerned anyway!

My rule of thumb when it comes to events such as festivals and gigs is that if you can't afford to loose it
don't take it with you, it will save a lot of heartache and searching for a diamond ring in a muddy field
is not anyone's idea of a good me on that one!


Let's not pretend that you are going to cleanse, tone and moisturise when there because you won't!
For occasions like this facial wipes are a god send as you can at least cleanse your face and other body parts should you need to. 

I would also recommend taking a facial sunscreen as it will double up as a moisturiser and all over protector of the skin from the damaging sun rays, remember to use all over not just on your face!

A complaining sun burned friend is not a friend anyone will enjoy listening too!


Less is more!

A bronzer can not only be used to warm up the skin tone but it also doubles as blush and eyeshadow option.
As you will more than likely be wearing sunglasses I say skip mascara and eye make-up if it can't be seen what is the point in applying it?

Make sure you pack a lip balm as your lips will most likely dry out and perhaps a light sheer lip option 
if you can't live without lippy - try Revlon Lip Butters or a Clinique Chubby Stick.


Again just pack the bare essentials.

I find a travel toothbrush, mini toothpaste and a dry shampoo to be more than suffice!
As nasty as it sounds any camp site that I have stayed within during festivals did not have any shower facilities so wet wipes and dry shampoo will quickly become your best friends!

I forgot to photograph it but I do recommend popping a anti-bacterial hand gel with you 
and a strip of plasters wouldn't go a miss either!


I wouldn't bother taking a bottle of perfume to any festivals, it's wasted! 
Nearly everyone there smells of alcohol with the occasional whiff of shame and if your extra lucky urine!
For me it's all about feeling fresh and for that I like to use PitRock Deodorant wipes not only do they lightly scent the skin but they also help remove grime and what not, yes you could use simple wet wipes but as they don't deodorize they don't have quite the same effect.

For a light scent pack a body spray, cheap and cheerful and you can also use it as air freshener for 
when the tent gets a little whiffy or when entering a nasty port-a-loo!


Speaking of port-a-loo's you must pack tissues and wet wipes of some kind, trust me after using a port-a-loo at a festival you will not feel clean for around a year...horrid, nasty, places that they are!

You may also want to take along a pack of Allergy tablets in-case you have a mild reaction to your surroundings- hay fever, hives that sort of thing obviously consult your doctor before hand but generally speaking it may be a wise choice...a pain killer for sore heads should also be on your list!

Is there anything else you would take with you?

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  1. I love how realistic this is, although i know id probably end up taking way too many unnecessary things haha x

    1. Haha I pretend i'm practical but this is the girl who took a tinkerbell suit case to her first festival :| haha!

  2. I've used so much Batiste blush at festivals that I can't smell it without being transported to being sat in a field spraying it through my hair... it's a true God send! x

    1. It's funny how scents can do that isn't it :)

  3. Gross as it sounds I would also take some Immodium - for that one time you choose to eat off the dodgy looking burger stand (been done)! But a definite yes on Batiste its my best friend at festivals!
    Daniella x

    1. Oh god I never thought of that but you are so right, luckily I've survived on pre-packaged sandwiches, my good old scottish gut in the past and sheer luck haha :)

  4. Batiste & face wipes are an absolute essential at festivals! Great post xx

  5. Just been to Isle Of Wight festival and would have died without the Imodium tablets I packed. No-one wants to spend their weekend in a portaloo....

  6. Urgh i when i went to Reading festival, the only thing i swore i would buy the following year.. is bloody rooms at the holiday inn down the road, sod that tent!! xxx

    1. Hahahahaha a girl after my own heart, that is the only way you'd get me near a festival these days!

  7. I need to get myself one of these :P

  8. Some receptacle reserved for peeing into in the middle of the night to save a trek to the loo.

  9. Oops forgot my Contact details @bernolan1

  10. Hand sanitiser is my definite for all festivals and gigs, that and vicks to put under my nose when using the invariably horrendous toilets!!

  11. great stuff. i have seen some festival posts which are flipping ridiculous. YOU DO NOT NEED A KITCHEN SINK. i did a few festival posts over on my blog if you're at all interested? x

  12. My own festival must have is a pair of flip flops and some sort of foot cream or foot cooling spray to soothe your toes in the evening after they have been encased in wellies and trampling round all day! Your feet honestly breathe a sigh of relief.

    That lost diamond ring story sounds horrendous, I sincerely hope it is not something you have had to endure!

  13. really wish i was off to a festival this year! i love live music so much.


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