This weekend Jake and I are at Tramlines Festival. We’ll be sloshing overpriced pints, singing the wrong lyrics and wearing lots of glitter (or at least I will be).
Whilst I have an extensive general festival packing list coming your way next week, I’ve put together a few festival bits that I’ll be taking in my bumbag.
This bumbag has survived V Festival 2015, Lakefest 2016, Y Not Festival 2017 and soon to have seen Tramlines 2018. The old girl has some life left in her for another festival or two at least. I chose a plain black, leather bumbag so that I could wear it with any outfit. As much as I love a glitzy number, I wanted something a little less in your face and more practical, so I could go all-out on outfits. The number of pockets on this badboy is awesome as it means that I can fit loads more in (there’s also a secret back pocket for booze smuggling).
So what festival faves and glittery goodies are coming with me?
A craze that exploded a year or two ago and one I am whole-heartedly in love with. Use them to cover your eye bags or mask those forehead fine lines. If you’re lucky enough to not have shit skin, use them purely for glitz and glam (but you’ll have shit skin in about a weeks’ time cos we all know you ain’t cleansing, toning and moisturising in your tent after all-day-drinking). I’m taking the Barry M Dream Queen face jewels and the CYO On The Rocks gems, too.
Along with jewels, I’m going overkill on the glitter, without killing the planet. These PaintGlow Holographic chunky glitter gels are biodegradable and super funky. I got the shades Rainbow Rave and Unicorn Tears for £3.95 in Superdrug. The fact that it’s an all-in-one gel means there’s no mess, no lost glitter and it dries quickly. When removing, it practically peels off like PVA glue – remember as a kid when you’d cover your hands in the stuff and peel it off? Super satisfying.
I’ll be adding extra glitter to my eyes using these three little pots I got on Depop, as well as the NYX cosmetic glitters. No glitter application would be complete without my trust NYX Glitter Primer. This stuff is awesome – I used it for my sunset glitter eye makeup look that you can find here.
I’ve picked up so many beaut pairs of earrings in the past few months, but I can only wear so many in one weekend! The two pairs I’m taking to Tramlines are both from Primark. Firstly these festival must-have sequin babes that were a measly £2, and some rainbow tassel earrings for £3.
Am I wearing them to shade my eyes from the sun, to hide the bags under my eyes, or to somewhat nurse my hangover? Who knows but they’re groovy. The red skinny 90’s shades are from Sparrowhawk Vintage and I grabbed the yellow pair at a festival. Fear not, cos Sparrowhawk sell some really similar ones.
Let’s not lie to ourselves – personal hygiene isn’t exactly tip-top at festivals, despite how many baby wipes and how much deodorant we use in the morning. Body sprays are really handy to carry around and freshen up a little throughout the day, to mask the fact you’re sweating cider. This Ted Baker spray was £3.50 from Boots and smells super floral and fresh.
Some of you may be furrowing your eyebrows asking wtf? I would have this time last year too, until T-Zone sent me these No Shine Papers. When you’re feeling a little oily, just dab a sheet of paper on your face and the paper absorbs the excess oil without removing any makeup! Lifesaver when you’re in the sun running from stage to stage all day.
I won’t dye my hair, but I do think it’s fun to have a play around with it at festivals. When I saw this L’Oreal Colorista 1-day spray in the Boots clearance section, I snapped it up to try out. I don’t have a verdict on it just yet, but I’ll let you know what I think on my Instagram stories at the weekend.
For keeping everything in place so you don’t flash anyone a nipple. This super sticky double sided tape from Eyelure has saved my butt and boobs from flashing on a number of occasions.
Other things to think about taking:
Chewing gum. Hand sanitiser. Tissues. Ear Plugs. Glitter nail polish. Glitter liner. Glitter. Glitter. Glitter. Disposable camera!
I love the way disposables come out, and I’ve taken several to festivals in the past and loved the results. Definitely recommend as it saves you getting your phone out all of the time too.