TA Mag Festival Saviours – It’s June and one thing this usually promises is Wimbledon and the start of the Festival Season which in turn normally brings some varyingly high volumes of rain.
So if, like us, you are not getting the Centre Court tickets or the Royal Enclosure where you can dress up to the nines and stay completely dry (except for the Champagne) what does it take to get festival ready?
How do you stay clean(ish), fresh(ish) dry(ish) and hydrated on our festival adventures starting this weekend at Download and The Isle of Wight festivals before we hit the Big One at Glastonbury later in the month.
Here are our favourites for the girls – TA Mag Festival Saviours
Keeping those trotters clean, warm and dry is imperative so as not to ruin your fun and we have gone Bogs Mad here at HQ and do not understand why we ever spent £100’s on a certain brand of wellies before that left our feet cold and damp.
Bogs have loads of designs and are 100% waterproof Streamlined upper design with rubber trimmed handles. Constructed with 5mm Bogs Neo-Tech™ Lite insulation. Lined with Bogs Max-Wick™ to keep feet dry Footbed with DuraFresh bio-technology that activates to fight odors – handy stuff at Glasto!
For any bumps you may get you can take along some Fix ‘Em Plasters
Fun way to keep your festival cuts covered with Superdrug’s new emoji decorated Fix ‘Em plasters. Ideal for that scratch you got from setting up your tent or the blister from your welly/sandals!
Water resistant, breathable and non-wound sticking, Superdrug’s new Fix ‘Em plasters are strongly adhesive and guaranteed to stay in place. RRP: £2.99
We cannot take our entire makeup routine as space is tight so we opt for some handy products which can multi task in travel sizes.
Weleda Skin Food is celebrating 9 decades as the brand’s hero product, with celebrity fans including Victoria Beckham, Adele and Julia Roberts. NATRUE certified and made with 100% natural ingredients, Skin Food is the most useful, versatile and intensively hydrating natural skincare product that you could wish for. It comes in three handy sizes, including a mini tube to throw in your bag- a must have for any festival goer! (From £2.25 for a 10ml tube, www.weleda.co.uk)
Skin Republic Foot Repair Mask – £5.49, available from Superdrug
When it is time for rest pop on your Foot Mask with dual layered booties that contain an intensive moisturising serum packed with Plant Extracts for soft, silky smooth feet. The outer layer of the booties stays dry so you can continue with daily activities. They help soothe rough, dry feet and heels and are intensely moisturising.
Put your hands together to welcome the NEW SKIN REPUBLIC BRIGHTENING EYE MASK (£5.99, 3 applications), this innovative and powerful triple action eye mask is designed to target the entire eye area. Packed full of anti-oxidant rich Green Tea, Mulberry and Coffee Bean which work together to restore radiance by brightening those pesky dark circles and reducing puffiness.
Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Handbag Beauty Balm (£14.99, Holland & Barrett)
Your multi-purpose miracle for all skin types. Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Handbag Beauty Balm is a multi-purpose miracle. This balm can be used for all kinds of things; as a rich cleanser, gentle exfoliant or as a deeply nourishing balm to quench areas of dry or dehydrated skin. The exceptionally high levels of potent oils, including Abyssinian Oil, are proven to help repair, firm, smooth, decongest and enrich the skin, restoring its natural radiance. It’s grown in the UK, bee-friendly, renewable, biodegradable, sustainable and 100% natural.
BeeGood have put together the perfect festival ready pack of goodies for us with everything we even for a few days away. £28.00 from www.beegood.co.uk
This travel-friendly bag of skincare essentials provides everything you’ll need for gorgeously glowing skin whether you’re jetting off for a weekend break or working out at the gym. Enjoy our award-winning Honey & Propolis Cream Cleanser with mini cloth, our Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm and our trio of best-selling Youth Enhancing products – serum, moisturiser and eye cream. Presented in a cotton, drawstring bag.
Washing facilities at festivals aren’t the best and sometimes a walk through knee-deep mud to get to a communal sink to brush your teeth isn’t very appealing either. TA Mags Guide to keeping thing Fresh in the mouth and armpit departments
SWISH TO GO in 10 seconds to clean teeth, healthy gums and fresh breath without the need for water – Genius!
Make way then for a groundbreaking oral care powder that does the job of toothpaste, brush and mouthwash all rolled into one, without the need for water, so now you don’t even need to leave your tent to keep teeth squeaky clean this festival season.
SWISH TO GO comes in handy single-use sachets (£3 for six from Boots) and can be used as part of your daily dental routine to give that just-brushed feeling in between regular brushing.
No excuse not to Floss and Go too with some handy DenTek® Sensitive Extra Gentle Floss Pick’s soft, silky ribbon floss glides comfortably between teeth to remove food and plaque. £6.00 at www.boots.com
- Ultra-silky floss tape slides smoothly between teeth without irritating sensitive gums
- Comfort pick deep cleans between teeth and stimulates gums
- Essential festival tongue cleaner helps fight bad breath
NEW Citrus 24h Roll-On Deodorant (£7.95 for 50ml, available from www.weleda.co.uk)
Weleda Citrus 24h Roll-On Deodorant conveys a natural freshness, with the pleasant scent of lemon and litsea cubeba. The fragrance is rounded off with slightly floral and spicy notes of petitgrain. This convenient vegan friendly roll-on deodorant, without aluminium salts and all natural essential oils, provides 24h reliable protection from body odours without blocking the pores.
If you need to take your sweat protection up a gear, try the NEW Sure Maximum Protection Antibacterial Odour Protection anti-perspirant (RRP £5.69 ) which reduces 90% of odour causing bacteria.
This year’s must-try anti-perspirant innovation has been specially formulated to fight body odour from its source, with trusted 48hr protection to ensure you stay feeling fresh. It also comes in an easy-to-apply cream stick format, providing maximum protection throughout the entire day, even after a shower.
Staying Hydrated is a tough one if you happen to overindulge but some smart planning ahead with some Zinger Shots, Protein Bars and some easy to pack handy protein sachets mean that we stand a fighting chance of making it to the end of the festival in good shape
The fabulous people at Robinsons have come up with handy pocket size concentrated squash to boost your sometimes not so fresh festival water.
They know that staying hydrated in the heat of a festival is no easy feat, especially for those who want to party all weekend long. Helping festival-goers drink more water throughout the day, sugar free Robinsons Squash’d is a festival must-have designed to make water more exciting when on-the-go.
Squash’d is available in six fruity flavours including Summer Fruits, Lemon and Lime, Citrus, Orange, Apple and Blackcurrant and Passion Fruit & Mango. £1.99 www.waitrose.com
Or if you have really overdone the partying then opt forRehydration Sachets
For the treatment of acute diarrhoea, and for the treatment and prevention of dehydration by replacing fluids and body salts lost through diarrhoea. RRP: £2.99
Prana Protein is a brand new range of nutritious bars, shakes and superfoods deliver the perfect balance – pure and simple ingredients packed full of beneficial nutrients.
The more we learn about nutrition, the more we understand we should eat as they did hundreds of years ago. Knowledge of the beneficial links between what we eat and what we achieve drives us in everything we do.
The range consists of three Wholefoods, three Wholefood Protein Shakes coming in at a bargain of £1.49, four Protein Powders £11.99 and two High Protein Bars at just £1.39 each
Balls – we just cannot get enough of our boost balls for energy on the go and our favourites are Mint Chocolate Chip. These healthy, yes we said healthy, balls of boostness contain just 7 natural ingredients and are delish.
Boost balls also contain a rich source and wide variety of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, B, E, B12, Calcium, Iron and Zinc.
All balls are made with raw cold pressed ingredients so there is no baking and no refining.
Shots that really pack a punch and wake us up in the morning are from James White Zinger Shot range
These drinks boast a long list of health benefits in one quick, easy and delicious shot, making the ingredients a more accessible addition to everybody’s diet. Plus they come in a handy 7cl size, meaning they’re the perfect size to pop in your hand luggage and take quickly and easily through customs! If you tend to feel drowsy and sluggish while travelling, they’re also a healthy alternative to caffeine-loaded energy drinks and coffee – the ingredients are 100% natural and there are no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.
RRP of £1.49 per 7cl shot Available in Waitrose and Holland & Barrett.
Last and by no means least no festival would be the same without a nice bottle of GIN!
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