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Festival Quickies

16 Jul

The Beauty Edit

As I write this on the train I find myself stood next to the second hottest man I have ever seen (the hottest being my boyfriend of course) He smells amazing, looks so fresh and clean, and his clothes are entirely crease free. It got me thinking wow, I am really going to look the opposite of this (like a messy hung over pile of crap) at any festivals that I go to this year. Well, this makes my blog post even more relevant as I am sure it does not have to be as bad as that. With a few nifty products and a little effort I can still look a little human at a festival!
On this note, I have put together some quick and easy products perfect for festival preparation. Whether you are a glamper or a grotty camper, it can always be good to keep fresh as best you can while at a festival!
MaskerAide
These larger than average sized packets make the perfect pick me up for after a weekend of grime and sun. Try the Dextox Diva after the festival and the Party Prep packet before you go. The packet itself is bulging with product which I love, usually with the ‘travel sized’ beauty products on the market I feel there is never enough included.
The smell is fruity and fresh but not overpowering, and the thick paste feels like it really penetrated my pores.
Available from Selfridges & Harvey Nichols £5.00, they are a little indulgent but worth every penny.
Detox Diva

Detox Diva

Pre-Party Pamper

Pre-Party Pamper

Verdict: 9 / 10
Keeping it Fresh
Festival morning mouth. Dry from the heat of your tent, furry from the sugary alcohol. Perhaps even garlic from some food stall delight. Not a nice feeling, or smell – and brushing out of your water bottle never feels as effective. The UltraDEX Fresh Breath Oral Spray is one way to be sure that you remain perfectly kissable even with the odds stacked against you. With its clinically proven technology, the brand claims that one spray is all it takes to instantly eliminate odour-causing compounds (VSC) and deliver 12 hours of fresh breath confidence.
I love that the bottle is really small, and the mint flavour not too overpowering (I guess its the chemicals that do all of the work to eliminate the bacteria causing odour rather than masking it) I certainly felt a lot fresher and more confident after use.
It is available from major retailers and online at www.ultradex.co.uk. At £2.75 for a bottle that will last 130 sprays it wont break the bank either!
Ultradex

Ultradex

Verdict: 9 / 10

In case of emergency
A grubby cut can quickly get infected at a festival, so use these cute plasters to keep it clean!
Dermocare WWF Safari plasters are wash proof, breathable protection from dirt and bacteria and are a stylish alternative to standard plasters so you can stay feeling and looking good whilst protecting any festival injuries.
Available at www.dermocare.co.uk for £2.99.
Cute!

Cute!

Verdict: A very cute 8 / 10
Tent-hair
Festivals can be a real pain when it comes to hair. Too greasy, or otherwise (after a quick wash from a cold water bottle or tap) too dry and frizzy. I love label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist – it gives my hair a nice shine and tames the flyaway frizz nicely. Containing the REJUVEN-8TM Complex with Moroccan Argan Oil, it is perfect for combatting dry, dull hair. And for a festival it is a lot lighter and easier to use than taking conditioner with you!

label.m

label.m

Verdict: 7 / 10

An oldie but a goodie
I have yet to find a dry shampoo as good as Batiste, in particular their cherry variety. Available from £1.99-£.99 in most stores it is the festival essential!
Cherries!

Cherries!

Verdict: 10 / 10

Smell Divine
Don’t bother taking your expensive perfume to a festival, instead buy a 50ml bottle of Avon Tahitian Holiday Eau de Toilette Spray for under a tenner. The amazing coconut smell is bound to mask the beer and sweat smells! And it’s value for money means that you won’t feel bad dousing yourself in it.

yummy coconut

yummy coconut

Verdict: 9 / 10 
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Holi Festival

14 Apr

While Holi festival is traditionally in March many festival organisers organise celebrations in June, to fit in with the British weather. Having experienced the Battersea celebration in London last year I thought I would write a review to help anyone thinking of going to similar events this year decide if the price is worth it. Fortunately for me I scored tickets on Wowcher and saved 70% of the cost.

Firstly I should mention that the British musical celebrations of Holi are not in any way cultural or religious. They are essentially one massive piss-up photo opportunity accompanied by cheesy chips and dance music! We did see a few families arriving and they were disappointed, it certainly is an 18+ occasion. Secondly it is – as with most gigs/festivals/events – what you make of it. If you feel like a fool raving in a car park outside a power station breathing in masses of coloured dust, it isn’t for you. If you can let go chill out, dance and laugh with friends it can however be an amazing day. My top tips would be always buy tickets from a discount site, and always buy the maximum number of colour bags before you enter as they are prohibitively expensive inside. Finally, wear sun cream!

Verdict: A fun, messy 8/10

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Glastonbury 2013 Tickets – Sold out!

6 Oct

Well after attempts on two days, I still failed to secure Glastonbury tickets! It is far too popular these days, half the people going don’t even enjoy the music but want ‘the festival experience’ which is the real shame.
Hopefully there will be plenty of tickets in the resale, I will be employing the ‘refresh refresh’ powers of all my family and friends! 🙂

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