The hottest day of the year so far saw parts of the UK reach temperatures of 27-degrees yesterday, leaving bikini bathing Brits counting down to summer – and indeed a festival season.
Muddy feet, a dead battery, missing wet wipes, and a broken tent are just a handful of the festival fails that never fail to make an appearance, but, a little preparation goes a long way, especially when you start early.
With the warm season of music just around the corner, we’ve put together a handy list of gadgets, toiletries and miscellaneous goodies you need to pack this time around – to make your experience as trauma-free as possible.
1. Make up must-haves under £10
Festival style is a big deal – so it’s important to pack smart when it comes to your beauty stash.
Benefit’s mini Benetint lip and cheek stain, £5 from Boots, will keep you cheek bones and pout on point – adding a splash of colour to your glow the morning after the night before.
This refreshing Elderflower eye gel, £7.50 from The Body Shop, will cool down any dark circles for a fresh look in minutes.
If you’re prone to break outs, or want to avoid any cake-like foundation mishaps, invest in a tinted moisturiser. This NYX Tinted Moisturiser, £8 from Boots, is great value for money and the sheer hydrating formula will keep your skin silky smooth.
2. Argos 2 Man Dome Tent, £14.99
The bigger the tent, the better
Even if there’s two of you aim for a four-man tent if you want to be able to move without ending up in your mate’s armpit. For £29.99 you can snap up this ProAction 5 Man Dome Tent.
3. Toiletries from £1
Festival toilets can be a pretty traumatic experience, and don’t get us started on showers
Wet wipes are the most valuable of festival essentials, so pack in abundance.
Babywipes are a thrifty option as they’ll double up as make up remover in the night and a makeshift shower/wipe down in the morning.
This 64 pack of Little Star Fragrance Wipes is 79p at Superdrug or get three for £2 and double them
Next stop is deodorant. Pick one that can keep you smelling sweet (or odour-free) for at least eight-hours – these Right Guard 72 hour antiperspirants are currently down to £1.50 at Boots.
For the hair, Aussie’s quick fix miracle dry shampoo smells lush – plus it’ll banish greasy hair for at least 8 hours – get it for £2.29 at Boots UK.
Lastly, don’t forget to pack sun cream, especially for the face. Superdrug has a wide range of creams for all skin types from £3 – and you can currently get your second bottle for half price.
Style it out
Unless you’re heading abroad for your summer adventure, rain is most likely on the cards, so remember to pack yourself a mac – with a hood.
Don’t forget everything to go INSIDE the tent
Unlike tents which vary in size and shape, sleeping bags are pretty much all the same – so you don’t need to splash out for one.
This ProAction single envelope sleeping bag from Argos will do the trick – and it’s only £9.99.
A couple of home luxuries are a must
Glastonbury Festival is notorious for its wet and windy weather
If you’re not ready to splash out £90 on Hunter wellies, Sports Direct is stocking Dunlop, Kangol and Havaianas rubber boots from £10.99 – and you can choose from polka dot designs to plain pink or traditional camouflage.
8. Trendz Portable charger, £13
If you want to go for a charging solution that is a little more petite, this vintage bird print powerbank can give a whole extra battery to your smartphone.
It has smart LEDs to let you know how much charge is left inside, and yup, it even has a built-in torch to help light up your tent.