Here are my 3 easy festival looks for busy mums which I sported at Camp Bestival 2015!
As a mum at a festival, you’ll be responsible for making sure everyone has everything they need for the event and all the camping that goes along with it which doesn’t leave much time to think about you. But getting into the spirit of things with fashion is all part of the fun so it’s crucial that your festival look is quick to apply and easy to do.
I love to experiment with my beauty look at festivals as it’s a great chance to try something new in an environment where it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake (no-one will notice) and if you’re not as confident with a look, you won’t be judged (everyone’s too laid back to care!)
At Camp Bestival 2015 I tried out 3 new looks – one per day of the festival. Each one was achieved in minutes to ensure I was festival ready – fast! Here are my looks and how I did them…
Day One – Glitter and Feathers.
I started off simply by taking my usual day make up look which I’m very comfortable with and can do in minutes and adding some festival bling. I asked my daughter to apply an uncomplicated glitter heart to my cheekbone to fancy up my face. Then for my hair, I gathered up my wavy hair into a high bun and secured with some hairgrips. Then I decorated the style with a feather hairpiece I’d bought (£2.50 from Primark) to complete the look! The glitter heart gave me a party at the front and the feather chain gave me a party at the back! The Glimmer Body Art Glitter Tattoo Kit is £11.99 from www.glim-glam.com
Day Two – Go Wild!
The theme at Camp Bestival 2015 was ‘Go Wild’ and Saturday is usually the dress up day. I’d found a white maxi dress and kimono at Primark, here is my haul video showing all my festival purchases:
This outfit would have looked appropriate on any day of the festival but I decided to team it with a feather headdress I’d picked up at Home Bargains to create a Native American squaw look.
These clothes fit with the ‘wild’ theme and made me look suitably festive! By plaiting my hair into two bunches then tying the head-dress on, I was ready to go in less than 5 minutes!
Day Three – Metallic Tattoos.
I’ve never worn metallic tattoos before but they were so easy to apply and lasted for days afterwards so you could put them on before you go and have them in place for the duration of the festival. They go on with water and cotton wool and come off with baby oil (or wear off gradually). You can choose from necklace designs, rings, bracelets, arm cuffs and face details but the metallic (silver or gold) effect provides a more modern look than usual colour tattoos.
The Glimmer Metallic Jewellery Tattoos Kit is £11.99 from www.glim-glam.com
My other festival essentials were things I used every day of the event and are must haves! You’ll do a lot of walking and dancing at a festival and hopefully you’ll have great weather so a good deodorant is a must. I used the Sure Motionsense antiperspirant which activates with movement so the more I moved, the more I was protected! Plus the compressed size meant that I could carry it easily.
The Dr Bronner’s Lavender Hand Sanitizer was ideal for all the toilet visits and before eating food and was very gratefully sprayed on all the family when the portaloos ran out of hand sanitizer! It had a fresh lavender scent which smelled a lot nicer than what was on offer in the festival loos and the bottle is small enough to carry round in my tiny handbag but big enough to last all weekend and beyond! This little gem costs just £2.99 and is available from www.drbronner.co.uk
You can never have too many wet wipes at a festival and just with kids in general so these Dr Organic Aloe Vera Wipes were my ‘all-rounder’ throughout the weekend. They were handy for a multitude of purposes from sticky hands and chocolate faces to general freshening up and I liked their compact size for easy carrying. Available from Holland & Barrett.
Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo was very handy for both my daughter and I when we needed to wash our hair but couldn’t deal with the 40 strong queue for the showers one morning! Just spray it in and brush through to get another day’s wear out of your hair which at least gave us the chance to get to the showers earlier the next day! Available from John Lewis.
My daughter and her friend had their own festival essentials which included Quickies Deodorant Wipes and Eye Make-up Remover Pads for all their face paint and makeup. Plus they enjoyed using fake lashes from KISS True Volume Lashes at Boots and the imPRESS Accent Nails from ASDA.
So that’s my festival beauty looks sorted, do you have any favourite beauty buys for a festival? Leave me a comment! If you want to know more about our Camp Bestival 2015 experience, here is my Summer Playlist post
2015 Blog Ambassador: JuggleMum is proud to be an official blogger at Camp Bestival 2015. As an ambassador, my family and I visit the festival to share our experience with you. Camp Bestival is a family friendly festival that has entertainment for all ages from babies up. Learn more at their website