Festival Season: Your Beauty Survival Kit

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Despite what the weather may have us believe, it’s now officially UK summertime which means one thing… it’s festival time!

Yes indeed – the festival season is upon us and we’ve trawled and crawled our way through the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival, Download, Lovebox, Reading and Wireless year after year, which means we’re pro’s at knowing exactly what you’ll need to stay in tip top condition when festivaling.

Trust us – we’ve been there.

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We’ve put together a list of our must-have festival beauty items and treatments that’ll carry you through day and night; wind, rain and sunshine!

Make sure you’re photo ready with these beauty essentials:

1. Prepare lashes and brows

Don’t give yourself extra facial work at a festival. Mirrors aren’t your friend after 24 hours of festival fun and you don’t want to have to go through the makeup regime of putting on mascara, taking off mascara, reapplying rain-soaked mascara etc etc.

Think ahead and invest in a HD Brows and Eyelash Tint.

festival glam

And why not grab a Groupon deal and you can get both your eyelashes and eyebrows done for just £24 (reduced from £70) in London’s Chelsea.

2. Get a manicure and pedicure

Chipped nail varnish can kill a festival outfit. Don’t be that guy.

Prep your talons before you go with a durable Shellac Manicure or Pedicure (£16) or Both (£26) at Nail Candy – claim your Groupon discount on mani-pedi’s now.


3. Look after dehydrated skin with Rosehip oil

If you haven’t been let in on this beauty secret before, let me introduce you to Organic Rosehip Oil – a product that delivers all-over nourishment and repair for dehydrated skin. This brightening oil will repair all the damage sleepless nights and partying will inflict!

Buy this Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20ml from Holland & Barrett. Currently Holland and Barrett is offering buy one get on half price on everything!

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4. Get honey bronzed skin without sun or fake tan

Being British means we’ve learnt not to rely on the sun to give us that sun-kissed glow. And our new, favourite go-to product for beautifully sunny skin is The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Drops of Sun. All you need to do is blend one drop of this miracle lotion into a small amount of your daily moisturiser or foundation for a matte-shimmer free finish. You can even use these drops of sun to contour your makeup naturally; leaving you with maximum glow!

Minimum fuss and a festival must!

Pick up a bottle for less than the £12.00 RRP with this 35% off All Orders at Body Shop discount code.


5. Dry shampoo is your festival friend

If we could give festival virgins one vital piece of advice it would be to avoid the skanky showers and stick to fun in the field! Dry shampoo is your new best friend – a quick spritz and brush and you’re good to go; looking fresh, even if you don’t feel it!

Grab a bottle of Batiste from Boots before you go, and keep an eye on these Boots discount codes for special offers.


6. Face wipes are a must

Expect your usual skincare routine to go firmly out of the tent window at a festival. This is the time to grab a face wipe and go.

We heart Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes 25s – currently on offer at 2 for £4.

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7. Keep it clean!

You’ll want to spend as little time near the toilets and showers at festivals as is humanely possible – believe me. Invest in this gorgeous scented hand sanitiser – Cuticura Mango Shimmer Hand Gel – which is just £1.99 from Boots.

Summery, smart, small and smells super!

hand gel festival

What are your festival beauty essentials?

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