Festival Guide 2022…
Our festival checklist and survival guide covers what essentials to bring with you, whatever you next festival this season may be.
Mylee All That Glitters Kit – Iridescent Dreams
Meet All That Glitters, Mylee’s latest range of loose glitters which are perfect to add some sparkle to your manicure. Use on top of Mylee MyGel polish or encapsulate with 5-In-1 Builder Gel or Polygel. Apply and wear with confidence knowing that All That Glitters is 100% safe and compliant with all UK and EU safety regulations.
Mylee Stand by Me Gel Polish 10ml
Mylee Funfair Gel Polish 10ml
Two fabulous festival polishes which are bright, fun and colourful. Apply over Base coat, 5-in-1 Builder GEL range or POLYGEL. Curing time: 120 seconds under UV lamp, 30-60 seconds under LED lamp (depending on application and thickness of the layer).
We recommend using a tinted 5-in-1 Builder GEL or POLYGEL under sheer polishes if you wish to achieve higher opacity.
Shiftcam Pro Grip
ShiftCam designs and reinvent photography and videography gears for mobile phones, perfect your mobile creation journey with lens and grip solution. Ideal for festival moments!
A must-have item for any festival weekend! It’s travel-friendly, easy to buy from many retailers and is becoming a firm favourite in festival survival kits.
Pure Paw Paw
Pure Paw Paw is a festival must-have with its many beauty benefits and hacks! From nourishing dehydrated, dry lips to smoothing brows and fly away hairs for perfecting those festival styles, and even being used as a base for body glitter and highlighting – this Australian cult beauty ointment is the perfect, pocket-sized product for festival fixes.
The soothing properties of pure papaya ointment can be a saviour for relieving common festival woes- such as chafing, minor open cuts, sun burn and chapped lips. This is due to it being full of skin- healing antioxidants including Vitamin A, C and E, Magnesium, Potassium and Iron.
Oh My Lash
Oh My Lash is a fun lash brand that sells each pair of faux mink eyelashes in a reusable case to protect them between uses. Glam festival-goers need not worry about losing or damaging their lashes overnight – they can simply pop the pair back into their case and keep them in tip top condition for the following day of fun. The brand has many different looks to accommodate different styles and personalities; perfect for the expressive individual!
See > https://www.ohmylash.uk/
Malibu Sun SPF Lip Balm
This continues to be one of Malibu Sun’s best-selling products across the board. And it’s not hard to see why – its soothing, totally vegan SPF 30 formula moisturises and protects the lips from harmful UV rays in 3 delicious flavours- Watermelon, Vanilla and Mint. This handy lip balm trio is a great stash of SPF for festival goers prone to misplacing small items.
JBL Flip 6
Whether you’re getting ready for the day, listening to music in between seeing your favourite acts, or hosting an afterparty around the campfire, this compact but loud speaker is the perfect companion for any festival.
See > https://uk.jbl.com/
Angela Langford Freshen Up Spritzer
Cooling and hydration all in one! This toner is great for my menopausal skin! So good for those hot moments too – always keep it with me for a quick spritz and festival fresh!
Saalt Menstrual Cup
No one likes to use public toilets when they are the portaloo type and especially if you’re on your period. Pack a Saalt Menstrual Cup, a soft silicone cup that is used like a tampon, but it collects your period rather than absorbing it. Avoid bathrooms queues and breaks as you can safely wear it for 12 hours leak-free while dancing, jumping and sitting on grass. It’s the perfect festival companion!
See > Saaltco.uk
Juice ECO 5 Charge Power Bank
The Juice ECO 5 Charge Power Bank with 15,000mAh (Five Full Charges) battery capacity. With the Juice 5, we head into festival territory. If you are away for 4-5 days camping, or anywhere away from mains power, the Juice ECO 5 Charge Power Bank has you and your pals covered. With 5 full charges you don’t need to stress about running out of power over a longer period.
The Juice ECO 5 charges an average smartphone from 0-50% battery in only fifty minutes and holds Five complete charges of an average smartphone. With LEDs to check remaining energy levels – you should never get caught short!
With festival season in full swing, we know how important it is to nail your beauty routine so that it’s as simple but effective as possible to make sure you can party the weekend away but still feel your best! So, essence has put together the ultimate guide to festival fever beauty on a budget.
Invisibobble – Fruit Fiesta Collection
The sound of the sea, sand between the feet, and a bowl of tropical fruit in the hand: invisibobble shortens the waiting time until summer and launches the new Fruit Fiesta collection. Colourful motifs and delicious little fruits decorate the products of the new collection. They bring a fun filled, summer feel to festival vibes.
All products in the Fruit Fiesta collection rely on the innovative invisibobble spiral design to hold the hair tightly and offer high comfort. Thanks to HAIRLOVETECH, they are also particularly kind to hair and have been scientifically proven to give less damage, less marks, and less pain. Whether refreshing watermelons, sweet pineapples, or sour lemons – summery fruits decorate this on trend modern hair limited edition collection!
Black Label Pinot Grigio
Refreshing and light with fresh pear and apple flavours, this wine is to be most enjoyed with barbequed prawns and scallops. Stock up your festival bag with this delicious white.
Tasting notes: featuring delightful tropical fruit flavours.
Galaxy Z Flip3
Forget about packing a tripod for the festival with the cutting-edge Galaxy Z Flip3 and its innovative Flex Mode. Made to fold, the device can rest on a surface at the perfect angle for a hands-free selfie, so festival go-ers can dance the night away and still capture
Poo-Pourri is the wellness, lifestyle and natural odour elimination brand, founded by Suzy Batiz in 2007, that uses a unique blend of natural essential oils and compounds to absorb any unpleasant smells around the home.
Angela Langford freshen up
This is perfect for dry, dehydrated & sensitive skin. This is your recipe for a natural tonic that leaves skin feeling fresh, clean & hydrated. The ideal festival hand bag must have!
Bear Beauty Botanicals
A brand new sustainable beauty brand, with everything shaped like cute little bears! Bear Beauty Botanicals is fun, bright, and far from boring. The eco-friendly beauty accessories, which range from the ‘Bear Buff’ to the ‘Bear Pads’, are all fun and enjoyable and inspire customers to make small yet significant changes to their beauty routine.
Malibu Watermelon! Caribbean Rum
Blended with the ripe, juicy and refreshing taste of Watermelon flavour and a smooth and fruity finish, Malibu Watermelon is made for summer! For chilled moments with friends, simply add soda and share, or stir things up with a Malibu Watermelon Mojito – Available at Tesco.
Offers dreamy pre-wash treatments for glowing hair. All of Hair Syrup’s pre-wash treatments have a ‘main focus’ – for instance for the Vitamin C Me, the key ingredient is Sweet Orange OIl. Mint Condition is centered around peppermint oil. The best-selling products are Rapunzel (RRP: £13), Mint Condition (RRP: £13) and Vitamin C Me (RRP: £13). But stuck on what to buy? Don’t be – Hair Syrup even has a handy quiz on the website for people who are trying to find the best product for their hair.
See > https://hairsyrup.co.uk/
A huge beauty brand loved by Doja Cat, they created the original UV wet liner. The brand offers stunning products, but they’re also vegan and cruelty-free, and they are certified by PETA. Their bestselling products are their innovative Wet Liners, these amazing water-activated lines retail from £6.50 and are incredibly pigmented. Plus, they come in almost every colour of the rainbow.
Pink clay masks and natural waterless facial oils. Founded in 2020 by 27-year-old Isobel Perl, PERL Cosmetics seeks to shake things up when it comes to skincare. Their champion product, the British Pink Clay Mask, has received incredible feedback from customers, garnering countless five-star reviews and viral-worthy results. Hand crafted and formulated by Isobel, who has an educational background in Biology, the British Pink Clay Mask contains powerful botanical ingredients, such as kaolin clay, which leads to a deeply detoxifying result- with zero dryness.
Aesthetically Perfect SKIN
The next-gen brand that’s here to shake up the beauty industry. Currently, their core range of products consists of their ‘Capsule Collection’. Inside of these travel-friendly capsules is a highly potent serum, powered by ceramides and other incredible skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin c. The capsules have been designed to complement your existing skincare routine and give your skin an extra boost of what you need the most.
Poo-Pourri uses no aerosols, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, or synthetic fragrance within their products, which are also cruelty-free and not tested on animals.
See > https://poopourri.co.uk
Xlear Nasal Spray
- Provides relief in as little as 10 minutes
- Natural – contains the natural active ingredient xylitol
- Can be used daily unlike OTC nasal decongestants
- No side effects like drowsiness
- Suitable for children
MATCHBOX Tilly Stud Earring in Gold
Add some peace and love vibes to your look with TILLY, a cute and playful stud earring with a popular peace sign design. Style solo, or stack alongside other earrings for a bolder look.
Fabulosa’s Spray and Wear clothes freshener spray – 250 ml, refreshes clothes & fabrics while eliminating 99.9% of bacteria that causes unpleasant smells. Spray & Wear provides a wrinkle free system and is gentle on clothes & other fabrics. Freshens garments without having to wash & leaves them smelling fresh, available in a range of luxurious fragrances.
Your dirt free-little secret! Keeping you bacteria-free when you’re on-the-go – a festival goer’s essential.
Silentnight Camping Collection Adult Sleeping Bag
This sleeping bag is perfect for festivals, especially for warmer weather, as it is super lightweight yet due to the softfill interior retains that cosy feel.
Keep younger ones’ sensitive eyes safe in the sun and protected for long term eye health with Suneez® – the world’s number one sunglasses brand for cool kids, featuring sun-blocking polarised lenses.Made from a highly flexible and virtually unbreakable material to allow bending without snapping, Suneez® are also designed to withstand rough play. In fact, Suneez® are so confident of the quality of their sunglasses, that they offer a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee, which can be redeemed at Suneez.com within seven days of purchase with a valid receipt.
See > https://www.suneez.com/
Belgian beer, Duvel, is a wonderful match for a range of cheeses. The flagship beer, Duvel Belgian Strong Golden Ale’s carbonation cleanses the palate between bites and its dry, effervescent fruitiness is an excellent counterpoint to salt and fats in cheese. The perfumy notes on the nose, followed by its citrus, pear brandy and strong hop flavour, allow for a delicious pairing with a wide variety of fresh cheeses such as goats cheese and Burrata, as well as aged cheeses from Gouda to Cheddar.
Belgian, Chouffe, evokes a slight hoppy taste, combining notes of fresh coriander and fruity tones. Resulting in an exceptionally well-balanced beer, La Chouffe pairs brilliantly with unpasteurised cow’s cheeses such as Brie and Comté or even a Manchego.
RRP £2, available at Tesco
Premium Spanish beer Estrella Galicia is renowned for being a beer that pairs effortlessly with great food due to its light body and fine texture. The 1906 Reserva Especial embodies roasted notes meaning it pairs deliciously with smoked cheeses. For non-alcoholic pairings, Estrella Galicia 0,0% has a sharp and sturdy bitterness on the palate, thus pairing wonderfully with fresh cheeses like ricotta or mozzarella.
RRP £2, available at Greene King
Dr Bronner’s Peppermint Hand Hygiene Spray
For hygiene on-the-go, making it ideal for festivals, this Peppermint scented Organic Hand Hygiene Spray contains ethyl alcohol and is 99.9% effective against germs. The peppermint oil also leaves behind an uplifting scent!
- Certified organic & fairtrade
- Vegan Certified
- Leaping Bunny Certified
- Fair For Life, World Fair Trade Organisation and B Corporation Certified
Available to buy at www.drbronner.co.uk
Dreams Bestway Kids’ Unicorn Air Bed
Children will love this fun air bed that takes sleepovers to the next level. Shaped like a magical unicorn, it makes a great sleeping space while inspiring young imaginations.
You can inflate this unicorn air bed quickly and easily with any standard foot or hand pump. The comfy recessed centre can be left in the main bed or easily removed and used separately.
Safari Adventure – Super Soft Toddler Nap Mat
Let your little one snuggle up at any time with our super soft Safari Adventure folding, all-in-one nap mat. Whether it’s a sleepover, a camping trip or just to cozy up at home, these amazingly portable and effortless mats are the perfect companion to roll out for nap times on the go.
Featuring all their favourite animals from lions to flamingos, elephants and more, it also makes the perfect gift. Product is inclusive of a convenient colour co-ordinated carry loop, removable pillow, storage pouch and name tag to personalise.
MEN’S OOAHH SPORT SLIDE SANDAL – MATT BLACK
An evolution of the OOriginal, featuring an agile OOfoam™ strap for additional support and comfort. Sport: Features bold, sporty, hand-painted graphics on the upper strap.
Revolutionary OOfoam® technology absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam materials to reduce the stress on your feet and joints, making it ideal for festivals.
Face Halo Original
This vegan and PETA certified modern makeup remover is a revolutionary HaloTech fibre-filled face pad that, by using water only, can reach deep into your pores to remove and trap makeup, giving your skin a healthy and invigorating clean in half the time of traditional cleansing methods.
Each fluffy pad uses HaloTech fibre strands to remove makeup gently and efficiently. 100X finer than human hair, the micro-fibres reach deep into pores to remove and ‘trap’ makeup, daily dirt, and grime. Each Face Halo is dual-sided and totally reusable, meaning it’s not only good for your face but it helps the environment too. The Face Halo pads can be machine washed up to 200 times and are perfect for travel and on-the-go cleansing.
Morphe 35A Up ‘Til Dawn Artistry Palette
Meet an all-new summer palette packed for bold artistry. Keep your look energized from dusk until dawn with a romance of rich neutrals, glowing shimmers, deep blues, and pink pops. Transition from natural effects to smoked-out hues and vivid vibes that light up when the sun goes down.
Amika Top Gloss Shine Spray
This lightweight, non-greasy spray gives hair a high-shine finish while fighting frizz and taming flyaways. Formulated with sustainably sourced Sea Buckthorn, amika’s signature ingredient, plus UV filters, this ultra-dry finishing mist helps protect strands to keep colour vibrant.
Bondi Sands Sunny Daze SPF 50 Moisturiser
Everyday skin needs everyday protection. Say goodbye to sun damage with Bondi Sands Sunny Daze SPF 50 Moisturiser, a daily essential to hydrate and protect your skin from UVA and UVB sun exposure. Save your face and experience 72-hour hydration with a product that’s packed with natural Australian botanicals and has been tested by real people, with real skin, for proven results. Add a little more sunshine to your day and request a sample from us… your skin won’t regret it.
CLEAN AF FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES
The bog-standard baby wipe won’t cut it for this kind of partying. Patchology Clean AF wipes are the only option for 3-day skincare survival. These handy facial wipes restore as they cleanse, each gentle swab soaking vitamin B5, Folic Acid, and Biotin into your skin. This powerful antioxidizing trio improve skin health, just wipe away to face the day.
FLASHMASQUE® SHEET MASK: PERFECT WEEKEND TRIO
The Patchology Perfect Weekend Trio are the festival essential when you’re starting to get a little tired of life in the tent. Beat the airbed deflation with a little hydration. The Hydrating mask refreshes the face and starts the weekend off right with betaine that helps the skin retain moisture, or the Illuminate mask with liquorice extract that helps brighten and even skin tone, is the pick me up you need after a particularly heavy night – what festival?
BRIGHTENING ROLL MODEL
Why not pair these hardworking face masks with the Brightening Roll Model to replenish your skin. This handy little beauty tool is a serum and rollerball in one, and a quick fix to banishing dark circles fast. Maximum wattage illuminators, Vitamin C, and Kiwi and Grapefruit extracts will get to work fast so you can enjoy a dark fruit without the dark circles.