Festival time means quirky outfits, flower headbands, funky nails and experimental makeup! It also means mud, sleeping in a tent and lack of a hot shower! Not exactly glamourous… but at the same time, you wouldn’t have it any other way.
We have compiled a festival checklist of all the essential items you will need during your time away. So let’s up the glamping game this year!
Freshen Up With Wet Wipes
Face wipes and/or baby wipes are a top festival essential. Not all music festivals have showers on-site, and even if they do, you don’t want to waste valuable time queuing. So for those times where a shower is absolutely not going to happen, turn to your wet wipes to help freshen up.
Pack Light, Choose Mini!
Streamline your rucksack by buying travel-sized products, as it will be absolutely impossible to take all of your everyday beauty items with you. Suncream and aftersun in travel sizes are key essentials even if the weather is looking overcast. Protect your skin at all times and avoid peeling for weeks afterwards.
Stay Smelling Fresh
Your camping friends and yourself will be grateful that you remembered to pack deodorant or body spray, especially when sharing a tent for three or four days without showering.
Minimise Time at The Portaloos… Hand Sanitiser!
Portaloos carry all sorts of germs, and the last thing you want is to be ill over the festival weekend. Used as a great supplement or alternative to handwashing with soap and water, a travel size bottle of hand sanitiser is definitely an essential item not to be forgotten to be packed.
Don’t forget Dental Must-Haves
Dental hygiene is essential, even more so at festivals. It’s easy to forget about the normal health routine whilst you’re having fun. Remember to pack your toothbrush, travel size toothpaste and mouthwash. Also, chewing gum is beneficial to oral hygiene so protect teeth and gums by chewing gum in-between meals.
Hair Lifeline… Dry Shampoo!
Washing your hair whilst at a festival is probably out of the question. Instead, use dry shampoo as your go-to product once a day to quickly soak up excess oils from your roots, fix unwanted shine and freshen up your hair instantly. It helps in the scent department, too, leaving your hair smelling clean and fresh.
Mix Up Your ‘Do With Coloured Hair Spray
If you want to have fun with your hair and add a little colour to it, then hair chalks are the way to go. Whether you want an ombre effect or cool highlights, there are various hair chalks available for you. See the Introduction to Colour Chalks and Sprays for some more inspiration.
Go Big, Go Bold!
Festivals are the PERFECT place to let your creative side run wild. Fancy a neon eye? Go for it! Want to cover yourself in glitter? A festival is a place to do it! Want to experiment with makeup that would usually be a total no go in your everyday life? Fab! Stock up your festival essentials at Superdrug and go crazy!