Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Last week I covered festival glamour & how to look your beauty best while stuck out in a muddy field, which the likes of Kate Moss & Kelly Osbourne managed to do so well at Glastonbury....however this week it's truly about getting by without wanting to run home crying to your nice warm shower by Saturday night!!!!
Most of us girlie's like to smell nice, feel nice (i.e clean!) & look pretty damn hot effortlessly, so how do you achieve this when camping for three days on the trot...??!!!
Well first of all pack the essentials, such as baby wipes, excellent for a quick all over rub down to get rid of muck as well as the memory of the poratloos from your skin! Boots do great travel wipes as well in handy packs so stock up on them plus some antibacterial hand wash, also available at boots. Get yourself some three in one face wipes with eye make-up remover, cleanser & toner for getting rid of any make-up, food or dirt (Johnsons 3 in 1 face Wipes - £2.99), plus a rich moisturiser with UV Filters (Simple Replenishing Moisturiser - £3.28). Take an all in one shower gel/shampoo (Radox Refresh Shower Gel & Shampoo - £1.69) & get to the showers early doors, but if the hangover holds you back on that one wait until a popular band is on stage (one you don't want to see though!) & get to the showers then, you're less likely to be queueing, it may feel like a bit a trek but if you haven't showered in over 48hrs it will be a god send! Obviously if the showers are too hard to get to then your wipes will come in handy but also try some dry shampoo on your hair (Batiste Dry Shampoo, £1.39), at least it'll feel non greasy & a bit fresher! Take two small towels as well for washing, plus two face flannels (one for your face & one for your body), even wetting this with bottled water & giving your face a good wash if you can't get near the showers is better than just face wipes alone, not forgetting the other to wipe yourself down as well after a hard days work at the festival!
Always wear layers & carry a PVC poncho for any unwanted rain fall, also avoid flip flops or any open toes even if the weather is great, toes get stood on, not forgetting any mud that you can find yourself well & truly stuck in (believe me I've been there!!), closed toes with comfort at all times & wellies really are a style item at T in the Park!
It kind of goes without saying, but don't take any expensive items with you & pack as light as you can making sure you have a change of clothes if it starts raining. Of course plenty of body spray & deodorant can help when not showering for some time so make sure you have some nice scents with you! Also be safe in the sun & pack some sunscreen, at least SPF15.
Finally, something for the gents to keep a look out for is the 'Philips Soundshaves VW Camper Van' that will be at this years festival, the stylists will be cruising around the campsite offering their 'Razor Sharp Style & Soundtracked Stylin' with Hair Trims, Face Shaves as well as Facial Hair Styling, so keep your eyes peeled and/or ears open...!!!