So with a bunch of my friends heading off to Download festival and festival season well and truly starting I thought I’d do a mini post on festival essentials.
These are all the things I think people over look or don’t consider, along side this I will also post a festival essentials check list which is here, so why not check that out too.
First and foremost Wellys, even the littlest amount of rain can make the ground turn to sludge due to so many people trampling on it. Luckily there are so many on the market now to suit everyone’s taste I brought these from matalan last year for £14.00 so relatively in expensive considering you can no get stylish wellys and keep your feet dry at the same time. Failing that just take an old pair of shores you don’t care about, these ones I got for P.E way back in year 7 and it’ll save my lovely converse from getting ruined.
A jacket is a must have, denim and faux leather jackets are every where these days and you can pick up one easily and within your price bracket, a jacket is ideal for later in the day as when it gets dark it get chilly quickly and although it might be warm in the crowd it’ll be freezing when you are walking back to your tent. Also they’ll be good if the weekend turns out to be a complete wash out. In addition to a jacket a fold up rain mac or poncho, isn’t a bad bet light weight and will keep you dry.
Another sunny festival essential Sun glasses, here I have on the left my beautiful fat face shades and some free impericon ones I got given at warped tour. However, if I was attending a festival I would definitely take the free pair, do not take your beautiful favourite pair of sunglasses as you might break or loose them. Take a pair you’ve got given or go to a supermarket or primark and pick up a cheap pair that still looks good but doesn’t matter so much.
Do not forget your sun cream and possibly pack after sun as well, look for spf 20 or above as you’ll be out in the sun all day even if the sun doesn’t feel strong or warm you are out in it all day so put some on anyway (unless its raining of course). The after sun is always good just in case you have caught the sun too just to bring down the redness and soreness.
Just in case you meet someone in a band and just can’t resist getting something signed don’t forget a market pen or sharpie, and a camera which is great for saving your phone battery when taking pictures and they’ll be better quality.
Plasters are a must have for any accidents or shoes rubbing, you can get a good value packs of all different sizes but if you want something cute why not trying something like the very hungry caterpillar or all sorts of other funky designs. Also don’t forget medication, I’m allergic to near enough everything so I always have to take these sorts of things but won’t be a bad idea for people to pick up as even if you have mild hay fever been outside all day will bring it on. Always bring the medication you take regularly and anything else you think you might need over the weekend such as ibuprofen and paracetamol.
Don’t forget any hair bits the biggest festival essential is Dry Shampoo, when you can’t wash your hair all weekend dry shampoo is a must to freshen it up also is great for adding volume for big hair. A small hairbrush no space for the real thing and a mini one will do the trick just a well, okay maybe not just as well but enough to do the trick. A mini hairspray for styling and they work so well even in the small size and is perfect for travelling or festivals. I’d also take but this is definitely optional is a leave in conditioner to keep my hair in good condition and keep the ends in check.
Finally some beauty bits. . .
So for a start off Make Up, don’t bring a huge bag just the basics/essentials, so foundation, powder, one mascara, eye liner, eye shadow/face pallet, I’d especially recommend bringing a pallet with a mirror in here I have chosen my sleek 3 in 1 face pallet any will do so you can double up in purpose. If your taking make up don’t forget the make up wipes, I’d just these cute eye make up wipes from halo due to their small size, I also have the tesco face wipes which I use for make up wipes but can be doubled up as wet wipes so you can freshen up through out.
Another must have deodorant and body spray to keep smelling clean and fresh no matter how dirty you feel. And last but not least hand sanitiser, you have no idea where any ones been and those gross festival toilets so this is a must.
So there you go some festival essentials, why not check out my festival check list post or my post on travel sized items / miniatures. Hope you enjoyed this and it helped you guys out.