Thursday 18 July 2013

Festivals - The Essentials + A Festival Cocktail Recipe.

In my eyes if you are going to a festival this Summer and worrying about what clothes to wear, what make-up to take and what accessories to go in your hair - YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG! 

Let's face it you are either going to be a sweaty mess or a rained on mess (depending on our great British weather) so whatever you look like really doesn't matter in the end as festival are mean't to be about the music, the atmosphere and fun - it's not a catwalk.

The amazing team at Cardiff's St.Davids have provided me with the most essential festival pack to keep you going for the whole weekend:

The Festival Essentials:
Wind-Up LED Light - to find your tent after one-to-many.
Boots Lipsalve - don't let 'em dry out!
Batiste Dry Shampoo - Forget about washing your hair - this is the MOST essential.
Carex Hand Gel - get rid of the gross.
Boots Handy Wipes - I'd probably take way more than 12 but again this is a must.
Hawaiian Tropic SPF Lip Gloss - keep shinin' in the sun.
(Bag - c/o H&M)

10L "Water" (see: Alohol) Holder - A must have to keep you hydrated BIG time.
 Festival Cocktail:

3 Bottles of Cava
1/2 Bottle of Cointreau
1 1/2 Bottles of Fresh Orange Juice
1/2 Bottle of Citrus Squash
1 Whole (sliced) Orange
1 Whole (sliced) Lemon

Leave to stew for a couple hours and there you have a fresh festival cocktail!

What is YOUR festival essential (minus the tent obviously!)?



  1. Good point, it makes me laugh so much when magazines feature "festival make-up" which usually involves more time and effort than my everyday make-up. The water/cocktail holder is a great idea! x

  2. that lipgloss tastes amazing, been wearing it all week mmm x

  3. I totally agree with you, when I go to festival I always end up being a mess so I don't even care about what I'm going to where and normally I don't even apply makeup ahaha! One of my festivals essentials is definitely sunscreen! xxx

  4. Agree! I wear old clothes to Reading because they get ruined! Loving that cocktail :)

  5. That would be my camera and sunscreen.

  6. Lovin it! Wish it were festival season here in Aus. Sooooon.

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  7. OMG that cocktail idea is amazing... saves space, and really refreshing as well as being delicious :D xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. Ohhhh lordy that cocktail sounds guuuuud!! Gotta try making that - thanks for sharing the contents with us ;)!xx

  9. that mix of drinks sounds yummy! I like that there's a torch very handy. :)

  10. that cocktail sounds good! lovely blog - following now <3
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