The festival essentials you need in your backpack this summer

Festival Essentials

Glastonbury may have been and gone, but there are still so many festivals to come. And over the years I’ve done quite a few. From V Festival and Lovebox to Wireless and Latitude.  There’s just something about being in a field watching your favourite band or DJ perform. And while planning which stages to fight your way to the front to. It’s also important to know what essentials you’ll need to survive the weekend. Which is why I thought I’d share my years of experience will you all but give you the festival essentials you need in your backpack this summer.

Lottie Viva La V Festival Face Gems £2.99

Festival Essentials

Now is it even a festival if you don’t cover your face in glitter or gems? I think not! Which is why these gems from Lottie London are the perfect festival essential. Not only are they easy to apply, but the design is perfect for adding a touch of glitter to your face, without looking like a unicorn just threw up on you. You can pick them up here.

Lottie Shadow Swatch The Rainbows £9.95

Festival Essentials

Sticking with the glitter and glam theme. If you can’t wear outrageous bright colours on your eyes at a festival. Then when can you? Which is they this palette from Lottie is perfect for festivals. And for less than £10 it’s an absolute bargain as well. With 12 colours to choose from, in every shade of the rainbow, I can’t wait to experiment with some very bright festival looks!

Colour Freedom Pink Pizazz £6.99

Festival Essentials

Although it’s become socially acceptable to have pink coloured hair at any time of the year. Thank goodness. But it’s still a fab way to change up your look for a festival. And for me pink is the only colour I want my hair at the festivals I’m off to this summer. But while achieving a colour like pink can be hard. It really isn’t with Colour Freedom. It’s easy to use, with surprising brilliant results for an at home hair dye. You can pick them up here.

Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid Tan and Tone £9.99

Festival Essentials

Now while some of us may have been lucky enough to have built up a natural tan on our holidays. For the rest of us, we have to rely on getting that golden glow from a bottle. Or in this case a spray. And if you’re going to be getting your legs out for a festival. Then you want to make sure they’re bronzed. Right? And the best thing about this tan, is the fact that it starts to develop in just 60 minutes. You can pick it up here.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defence Stick SPF 50 £15

Festival Essentials

And finally, it’s time for a sensible item. Sunscreen. Because sometimes festivals are sunny. And sun burn is not cool. I’m sure you’re aware that we should be wearing a SPF on our faces on a daily basis. But what’s great about this little stick from Elizabeth Arden. Is that you can use this stick to target any over-exposed areas. Like your lips, nose, earlobes or even scars. You can pick yours up here.

What are your festival essentials?


  1. July 17, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Those fold up water bottles are also great for festivals! It’s important to stay hydrated after all!

  2. July 18, 2017 / 1:24 am

    The Lottie London Festival Gems are everything! They would be perfect for a festival!

  3. July 18, 2017 / 10:25 am

    What a fantastic selection of products, I love the colours in the eyeshadow palette (not that I’m brave enough to use them) xx

  4. July 18, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Some fab essentials here – I totally love the colours in that palette the most!

  5. July 18, 2017 / 11:46 am

    I’ve not seen the Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid Tan and Tone before! I don’t really tan naturally. I’ve managed to get a tiny bit of colour. But my legs are so pasty. I love how it only takes roughly and hour to start working. The face germs are pretty cool too

  6. Joanna
    July 18, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    The Rainbows palette is so cool, definitely perfect for festival goers. I can imagine what amazing make-ups you can do with it at festivals like Glastonbury for example. And I can’t believe it is so cheap!

  7. July 18, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Glitter, dry shampoo and micellar water are always my festival essentials. I’d love to dye my hair a bright colour but it’s too dark to do properly x

  8. July 18, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Yes to sunscreen! Nothing ruins a festival quite like limping around with sunburn while cursing yourself for not being more careful!

  9. July 19, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I wonder if that pink colour would come out in my hair?! I’d love a bit of pink going on!

  10. July 19, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I love the idea of sun cream that lasts eight hours. I need to check that out for my children!

  11. July 19, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Spot on list! I also think you can’t go wrong with wet wipes to help you keep fresh. x

  12. Dannii
    July 20, 2017 / 10:23 am

    I am going to a festival this summer and I will add these to my packing list. Dry shampoo is. Festival essential for me.

  13. July 20, 2017 / 11:27 am

    I have never been to a festival before but these look like great essentials, I want to try the eyeshadow palette

  14. July 20, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I love the rainbow palette! Definitely my kind of shades!

  15. July 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    That palette though!! Sweet Urban Decay Full Spectrum dupe of my dreams. I was actually looking at the colour freedom stuff yesterday, so It’s nice to hear that someone actually uses it and recommends it! x

  16. July 20, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I love these! I wish I was going to a festival this year!

  17. Ashleigh Dougherty
    July 21, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    I love Colour Freedom hair dyes! I have used a couple of the silver/grey shades!

  18. July 25, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Very good products – especially for festival goers. I need to find some places to go to now 🙂

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