Whilst festivals are indeed ‘Rock n Roll’, what they are not, is glamorous. With no showers and a less than ideal toilet situation, keeping clean and looking preened is rather a challenge. Here are our basic beauty must haves for festival survival:
Unfortunately there is no magic wand you can wave to halt your bodily functions, so yes you are going to need to use the toilet, and no, loo roll is not provided. Take a multipack of tissues so you can carry them around with you wherever you go to be sure you are never caught short.
We recommend: Kleenex Collection Pocket Pack x 6 £1
Antibacterial hand gel
Again, luxury bathrooms will be in short supply so we recommend taking a mini hand gel so you can keep it clean where possible.
We recommend: Soap & Glory Hand Maid Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel £2.50
A power shower isn’t really an option so you are going to need to get clean using other means. Freshen up in the morning by giving your body a quick sweep over with a few baby wipes.
We recommend: Johnson’s Baby Extra Sensitive Wipes £1
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Don’t forget your toothbrush! Teeth brushing may seem pretty low on the list of priorities, especially when you’ll probably be going to bed in the early hours of the morning and waking up in the afternoon. However, there is really nothing better for a hangover than giving your teeth a jolly good brushing.
If you’re short on space in your rucksack, you can pick up a travel toothbrush inexpensively.
We recommend: Superdrug Travel Toothbrush £0.99
Greasy hair is inevitable if you are made to go days without washing it. Be sure to take some dry shampoo along to freshen up on a daily basis. Dry shampoo is also great for adding in some volume to limp hair.
We recommend: Batiste Dry Shampoo Fruity & Cheeky Cherry £2.99
Ultimate Festival Kit
If you can’t be bothered to think of any additional basics you might need, you could always head on over to The Ultimate Festival Kit, where someone else has does the hard work for you and put everything you might need into one bag. There are various kits to choose from: classic, pink, waterproof or build your own.
We recommend: Ultimate Festival Kit Pink £24.95