Festival Essentials: Fashion and Beauty

Once again we are neck-deep into the muddy fields of festival season. We’re desperately seeking that perfect grunge-glam-hippy-chic look without appearing as if our smoky eye is from yesterday’s slept-in eyeliner and our dreadlocks grew themselves.

An entire cleansing routine in a tent in the middle of a field using the light of your Poundland torch is only destined for failure. Make-up remover wipes will be your saviour – and yes, even skincare-snobs will make do. With so many on the market, Yes to Cucumbers are a suitable choice. 98% natural so your skin shouldn’t be too upset with you.

And don’t even think about washing your hair whilst you’re there. Do it right before you leave home for maximum freshness. Dry shampoo must do thereafter. Quick and compact – a festival essential. Batiste minis are perfect for travel, and the tropical scent is perfect for that summer feeling.

Some may be over the flower crown trend, but if not at a festival, then where?  Have some fun with these bright and beautiful summer blooms from H&M.

Festival Essentials - Wipes, Boots @ £3.99Festival Essentials - Flower Crown, H&M @ £9.99Festival Essentials - Dry Shampoo, Superdrug @ £1.50

From L-R: Boots Yes to Cucumbers 30 Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes £3.99, H&M Hairband with flowers £9.99, Superdrug Batiste Dry Shampoo On The Go Original 50ml £1.50

Many tend to forget that it can get pretty nippy after the sun sets! Versatile, easy-to-wear layers are key. Try a checked shirt like this one from River Island not only for warmth, but for the variety of styling options. Remember, you’ve got to carry everything you bring, so less means more.

And for venturing out into festival jungle and not wanting a bulky backpack in the way of your fun? Try this on-trend twist on the bumbag, with funky and on-trend fringing and a hardy zip to keep your valuables safe whilst you’re out having a wild  one.

UntitledFestival Essentials - Shirt, River Island @ £28

From L-R: ASOS Suede Fringed Bum Bag £25.00, River Island Red check casual shirt £28.00

Sophie Learman

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