With Beach Break just around the corner, we round up your festival essentials in order to make you more Kate Moss than Kate Bush at the student festival.
1. Dry Shampoo
This is a must for anyone attending any festival this year. Due to a combination of sleeping rough, no showers and the great British weather, your hair is going to need every bit of help you can give it, in order to keep those sexy festival waves in place.
HerCampus recommends Batiste (Around £4)
2. Facial Wipes
Not only will these ensure that your facial routine is not jeopardised, it will remove all traces of face paint and even provide you with a bit of washing relief on day three when odours are starting to become quite potent. Stick to unfragranced brands like Simple, as you’re less likely to break out into a rash and it won’t sting any grazes or cuts which you might pick up along the way.
HerCampus recommends Simple Facial Wipes (Around £1.50)
3. Wellington Boots
With floods all over Wales, it is fair to say that Beach Break might be a little wet underfoot this year. Unless you want wet, cold feet for 5 days, the good old Wellington Boot is a must! Cheap wellies, which you can pick up from about £15 might last you the weekend… but then again they might not. Changing temperatures from the cold night air to the heat of the bonfires can cause the cheap plastic to break, leaving you prone to leaks underfoot. Invest your money in a well known brand, like Hunters, or Havaianas have recently brought out a new range of wellies, which are fun and flirty with their colourful patterns and are easier on the purse strings than Hunters.
Her Campus recommends Havaianas Wellington Boots (from £30)
4. Suntan Cream
Although it might seem silly wondering into Boots with an umbrella on purchasing some suntan cream, if the sun does eventually put its hat on, suntan cream will be worth its weight in gold. Go for an all-day cream and then a smaller bottle which you can carry in your bag, so you have it with you at all times.
Her Campus recommends Piz Buin 1 Day Long Lotion (Around £10)
5. Bagged Alcohol
With glass being banned in most festival sites, it is essential that all spirits/ wine you bring must be decanted into plastic bottles. Save the pain, the bother (and the tears when you accidently spill the drink when pouring it into the other vessel) by buying your vodka in bags. Not only will these sail through security, but they save on weight and won’t smash.
Her Campus recommends Petrov Vodka (£6 for 35cl)