Coachella is almost here! A modern day Woodstock, Coachella has struck quite a chord with the California youth population since it began in 1999. It is located in Indio, near Palm Springs in Southern California and over 150 acts perform over three days and for the first time ever, two weekends in a row! It’s pretty much all every California music-lover can think about right now and its time to start getting ready for a music festival fun-filled weekend!
Here’s your guide to Surviving Coachella!
TRANSPORTATION: How to get there.
If you don’t have a car and need a cheap way to get down to Coachella Zimride is the way to go. To find a ride all you have to do is go to the website www.zimride.com/events/coachella select whether you are a passenger or have a car that you need to fill along with the city you are coming from, and select how much you are willing to pitch in for gas.
SUNSCREEN: Getting Tan without getting the burn.
Don’t forget to pack sunscreen! Nobody wants a bright red nose or checks all weekend long, which unfortunately happens a lot. It’s hard to remember to apply sunscreen after you’ve getting sprayed from head to toe in the Dew lab with water or dancing so much you sweat it all off, so try Shiseido. It is a sun protection and liquid foundation that will get you through the whole day. Shiseido can be found in Nordstrom and online.
The fastest, most cost efficient way to get some color in San Francisco with out the tanning beds is spray tan! Tip: Put on a little Neutrogena self-spray tan ($9) every day for two or three days before to get an even tone; it always takes a few hours for the full color to show up.
As all girls know hair can get so annoying especially when its hot outside and all you want to do is dance! Regular hair ties get so tangled and stretch out if you wear them all day. These hair ties called ManeMessage don’t rip your hair out, come in different colors and sizes, and even look like cute bracelets when you have them on your wrist. Find them online at www.etsy.com/shop/manemessage.
HIGH WASTED SHORTS
We all want them but hardly anyone can afford their dream pair. Solution? Make your own! Go thrifting! San Francisco has so many great places to go: Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, and The Goodwill have various locations all over the city. Look for high wasted ants that can be made into shorts. Once you find a pair that you like, they are so easy to make.You will need scissors, razor, tweezers.
1. Decide what length you want the shorts to be, cut them.
2. Pick where you want your rips to be and cut a horizontal slit.
3. With the tweezers, pull out the small blue stitching that is vertical on the shorts. This will create the white threading to come through that gives it the wear and tear look.
4. Once you are done cutting and tweezing, wash and dry the shorts to complete the look.