So its V festival this weekend and Reading the weekend after, and as a relatively experienced festival goer I thought I'd share some of my festival essentials (by this I mean what you NEED). Some of them I've purchased, and some things I've already acquired over time so I've done a bit of online browsing to find some of the best deals.
|Left to Right: Treseme hairspray 100ml, Simple eye makeup remover 50ml, Simple light moisturiser 50ml, Batiste dry shampoo in tropical|
Miniature products are a great way to save on space when you're packing for a festival.Even now I still manage to over pack every year and instantly regret it because there is always so much queuing to get into the camp site, and doing this with a heavy bag is not the one! I picked up the miniature hairspray, eye make up remover and dry shampoo in a 3 for 2 offer in Superdrug and the small moisturiser in Primark for £1.
|Left to Right: Pump bottle 100ml, toothbrush holder, travel bottle 100ml.|
|Early days baby wipes twin pack & carex aloe vera hand gel|
|Urban Outfitters: £28.00|
I have been looking for a decent bum bag everywhere, but as usual I've left it all to the last minute so all the bargains are sold out everywhere and I'm gonna have to order one of these offline. However if you do have a local Primark and you need one of these, they did stock them for about £4. Bumbags used to be something associated with tourists and were considered quite gross but are becoming increasingly popular this summer due to these fashionable twists. I think these would be great for a festival as they are much more safe and secure to have around with you than a side bag. One of my pet peeves from festival going in the past is where I've taken a larger bag people want to put all there stuff in it so you end up carrying a heavy load. I will certainly not be anyone's camel this year and will have much more fun dancing around without worrying about my side bag flying everywhere.
|River Island: £13.00|
A decent pair of wellies is essential when trawling through the mud and left over food. I got mine a few years ago from an outlet shoe shop for about £25.00. Office have quite a few fun prints left in their sale however if you're more into your named brands they do basic Hunters from as cheap as £25.00. I love River Islands studded design but I'm not sure I'd be willing to part with £55.00 on a pair of wellies. Again if you want to travel light you can purchase wellies at the festival but you will probably get some in the summer sales at a fraction of the cost.
|Primark Knee Highs: Both £2.50|
I always pack plenty of knee high socks every year to wear with my wellies. Primark do a range of styles from plain to patterned and are all really cheap. The ones with the stripes remind me of the classic design American Apparel sell but for a fraction of the cost. If you're feeling slightly more frivolous I'd highly recommend Jack Wills as they do some great quality knee high socks that fit right in with festival fashion.
I hope you've enjoyed reading about some of my festival essentials. Are you going to any festivals or already been to any this year? If so what are your essential/survival items? Please leave me a comment.
Thanks, Ash x