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Festival Packing Guide

We are well in the midst of festival season and with Gastonbury kicking off later this week I thought it would be the perfect time to put together a list of everything you'll need to keep you looking and feeling fresh after days of camping in a field. 

I tend to pack everything I need the night before because I know that if I do it on the day I'll definitely forgot something. I also do my nails and fake tan the night before too- I find that having a tan means that by the end of the festival I won't look as horrendous as I feel. I think it's also good to give yourself a facial the night before as your skin will be a bit neglected over the next few days so it's good to give your skin a little pamper.

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As you're going to be packing as light as possible you don't want to take a whole skincare routine because you won't have the space and it's just impractical. Festivals and flights are the only time I allow myself to use face wipes and my favourite ones are from Ole Henriksen because they smell amazing, take all your make-up off and contain lots of skin loving properties to care for you skin. For the rest of my skincare I then take a small sample of serum, a gradual tanning moisturiser to add colour into the skin and a face SPF. The reason I take a separate face SPF is because I want something substantial like an SPF50 that will last all day through rain and mud, and I love the La Roche Posey one as even though is SPF50 it's a really light lotion and does't dry white. Lastly I love the Avene Thermal Water Spray for adding some moisture back into my skin and it feels amazingly refreshing when you wake up in a hot tent!


As I normally wash my hair on the day that I leave I tend to leave it down in my natural wavy style but by the next morning it will be looking a tad greasy so I always take a mini can of Batiste Dry Shampoo with me. I think cordless hair tools are perfect for festival situations and the BaByliss Cordless Hair Curling Tongs are a definite a must for putting a bit of life back into your hair. 
I also take a bunch of hair ties and pins in case I want to put my hair up and my trusty Tangle Teezer, as I can't go without it.


I like to take a mini sample of body moisturiserhand santatiser for obvious reasons, deodorant and sun cream. I really like the This Works In Transit Skin Defense SP30 as t's a really good size that you can pop in your day bag and doesn't leave your skin greasy.  


If you like your nails to look perfect all the time then stick on nails are the one for you, they go on quickly with no fuss and last a good amount of time. I've always used Elegant Touch nails as they come in all different colours and it's the easiest way to change up your nails. Paracetamol is a must along with a camera, and sunglasses. Lastly, whenever I got away anywhere I fill up a Travalo with my favourite perfume as it tiny and will slot into any day bag. For a lip balm I like to use something multi purpose that will double up as a a bit of colour too, and the new Lip Balm Crayons from Clarins are my currently go to for this. 

If you're not super organised and tend to just shove everything in a bag on the day then just try and remember some underwear as you can probably borrow everything else from friends :)

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