It’s festival time. You’ve just finished grooving away at Client Liason’s set, there’s about a 30min break before the next set starts so you and your girls A-line to the bathroom. After to eagerly waiting, you squeeze into the cubical and it’s in that very moment you catch a glimpse of yourself in that tiny little mirror…
One strip lash has totally blown off, the other barely holding on. Your bindis are missing and my god there’s glitter everywhere…There seems to be a little pool of black smudging under your eyes, even though you swear you brought waterproof mascara?! And you’re pretty sure your hairbrush will be swallowed when you try to brush the magnitude of knots out in your hair the next morning.
It’s all too familiar, isn’t it? It’s ironic how festivals are synonymous for making the biggest and baddest fashion statement you can yet it has be the worst environment ever for staying fabulous. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s possible to make the most out of every festival but stay glam at the same time then keep reading; ahead lies the answers
1.THE POWER OF BRAIDS
Not only do they serve as a cute hairstyle but they seriously deliver as a tactical move to keeping your hair manageable across the weekend. Your hair does not knot or tangle, simply stays intact. The morning after your hair is still smooth and even has a nice wave to it which is handy if you’ve got no access to styling wands. Even if you chose not to wear braids through the day, braiding before going to bed will save you a hell of a time the next morning.
2. SET YOUR FACE, LITERALLY
Setting spray, a literal hairspray for the face. One of the best inventions, up there with the internet and sliced bread. If there’s one non-negotiable it’s this product right here. Say goodbye to smudged makeup, panda eyes and losing an eyebrow in the mosh. Pro tip; buy a mini and keep it in your bag, sprits on after your boogie to keep your face looking fresh. Product recommendation: All Nighter Setting Spray, Urban Decay
3. HAIR DOWN, HAT ON
Its day three, and you’ve pretty much reached the end of that dry shampoo bottle. It’s time to whip out your sailor’s cap and rescue your hair for another day. A hat is going to be your literal best-friend, not only saving you from bed-head embarrassment, and the blinding rays of the sun but also making a trendy fashion statement at the same time. PRO TIP: Using your hat as a makeshift fan in the mosh will score yourself a lot of new friends.
4. DON’T DULL YOUR SPARKLE
Yes, it’s a real thing!! Keep your sparkle locked down, with a little bit of this magical stuff. Designed so that you can shine well into the night, this glue is non-irritating and formulated to be safe on the skin so it doesn’t cause any gross residue or unwanted breakouts! PRO TIP: Use with shimmery eyeshadows to give an extra impact. Product recommendation: TooFaced Glitter Glue
5. GOING CORDLESS
No power? No problem. If you’ve found yourself opting for the camping experience at any festival this year, it’s probably crossed your mind that there will be no power to tame your locks each morning. That’s why a cordless hair straightener can come in very handy. Most are simply rechargeable, so give it a good charge before you hit the road. Don’t you just love technology? Product Recommendation: LoLaCordless Hair Straightener.
With all these little tips and tricks under your belt, you can be assured to make a beauty statement at your next festivities. Let’s be real, you’re probably going to be the most popular gal on the campsite…
Need a packing checklist? We’ve got you covered girl. Download our printable pdf checklist for Splendour In The Grass 2018.