Ok so I'm going to write a series of 3 "Alicia's Declassified Festival Survival Guide" posts (funky name huh? ;) ) delivering all you need to know to get you through your festival of choice this summer. I am by no means an expert having only been to a festival twice but If this was my first time going, this is the sort of post I would have liked to read!
The parts will pan out like this:
- The Essentials: What to take and how to prepare for a festival.
- Festival Outfit Do's and Don't/My ultimate festival wear
- Top 5 festival rules to 'survive' and a summary of the festival survival guide!
Let's Get Going!
When going to a festival, you have to think about how much it's all going to cost, you don't want to buy the ticket and think, oh crap I've got no money for a tent or food...So I've complied a list of things you should consider the cost of when planning for a festival!
- Tickets - First and foremost, can you afford the ticket? If not then I don't think you need to read on haha!
- Travel costs - How are you travelling first off train? If so, how much is an open return and how will you get from the station to the festival? Coach travel will again require tickets which you will need to check the price of. Are you travelling with a friend? Do they require petrol money? Or if you're driving, how much petrol money will you require and will you need a parking pass? All this will factor in to the overall cost of your festival experience.
- The Essentials - I'll go over this in my next part of this post but I will name a few of the essentials you may need here. A tent (unless you're sharing), food, beauty products, alcohol and so on.
- The Checklist - When you're packing, make a check list of this I've written in this post to ensure you don't miss anything out. Or make your own checklist :)
These are basically my essentials when I go to a festival. I've split the essentials into three categories: Beauty, Hygiene and Miscellaneous or Other. Again, these will all work into the cost of your festival experience. Maybe it would be a good idea to work up a festival list and price everything out or create a "Festival Budget" list!
- Eyeshadow primer and palette
- Eyebrow kit and pencil
- 2 lipsticks - Usually a bright and a neutral
- Foundation, powder and primer
- Mascara and eyeliner
- Blush and bronzer
- Leave in conditioner
- Multitasking makeup brush
- A small mirror
These are the types of things I would take in terms of make-up, even if I am at a festival I don't want to look like a mole! I like to keep it simple and don't tend to use all the products whilst I'm there for example, sometimes I won't use foundation, I just take it in case of a sudden breakout due to lack of taps and showers, my skin tends to suffer! I take leave in conditioner to stop my hair from going dry and brittle in the sun/with all the dry shampoo I use and to keep my hair smelling fresh during the last few days. I used hairspray to further set my make up ask I don't want to take my expensive setting spray, we all know festivals are known for people thinking they can take all your belongings, I experienced this when someone took £4 out of my purse and a pair of my underwear :s oh and then threw crisps all over my tent...Lovely!
- Rimmel Lash Excellerator Endless Mascara
- Real Techniques Buffing Brush
- Soap&Glory Super Cat pen
- Rimmel blusher and Bourjois Bronzer
- Boots Coconut leave in conditioner
- One Direction compact mirror
- Rimmel Stay Matte power
- Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
- Rimmel Stay Matte primer
- MUA eyeshadow palette (undress me) & Pro-Brow Kit
- Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte lipstick in 103
- Rimmel Apocalips in Apocaliptic
- Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover eyeshadow primer