WHAT I AM PACKING FOR LEEDS FESTIVAL

What I am packing for Leeds Festival, Catseye London, Urban Decay Naked Palette 2, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fickle Tattoos, Umberto Giannini Curl Friends, Alpro Soya Dessert, Metcalfes Topcorn, Scrunchie, Hair Crown, Heinz, Tangle Teezer, uk fashion blog

There are two things I love in life. Planning and Festivals. For days I’ve been thinking about what to bring, I am the worst for overpacking, and this year I’ve narrowed down my favourite essentials anyone should take to a festival with them, something I wish people shared when I first started going, especially being a girl, I’ve cracked how to still be a princess in the most horrendous conditions. Let me share with you what I will be taking and why.

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Here’s my essentials kit:

Monki Bumbag

Alpro Dark Chocolate Desserts

Huggies Baby Wipes

Umberto Giannini Curl Friends Scrunching Jelly *

Catseye London Make Up Bag *

Fickle Temporary Designer Tattoos *

Urban Outfitters Sunglasses

Metcalfes Skinny Topcorn (sweet ‘n salt)

Heinz Reduced Sugar Beans

Tangle Teezer

Soltane Moisturising Sun care stick SPF 30

Moldex Ear Plugs

Catseye London Coin Purse *

Batisse XXL Dry Shampoo

Catseye London Wash Bag *

Catseye London Eye Mask *

Grape Tree Yoghurt Banana

American Apparel Velvet Scrunchie

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Coconut

ELF Mineral Face Primer

Primark Floral Crown

Samsung Galaxy Ace

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 I remember when I would literally shove a cardi, a pair of Levi shorts, my doc martens and some foundation and cous cous in my camping bag, I like to think I’ve matured more and learnt to take care of myself and whilst I’m not taking an insane amount of makeup this is an improvement on my old lazy ways. I’ve learnt to appreciate my bed and bath after being in the great outdoors amongst sweat and rain and I should at least try now I’m older. I’ve included a few fun items that I know many people feel nostalgic over such as the Fickle Temporory Tattoo’s that I want to try out!

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I feel it’s important to cover the basics and some pointers you may of never considered, such as taking vitamin tablets (which I forgot to include) to cure that morning hangover crushed in a bottle of water or using separate bags to alienate dirty washing from new!

Heinz reduced sugar beans, metcalfes skinny topcorn, alpro soya dark chocolate desserts, grape tree yoghurt banana

Food

 

The first thing I ever learnt about the great outdoors was the importance of food and whilst I will be sampling noodles, burgers and falafel from every food van I find whilst back at my tent I’ve stocked up on supplies that will keep me fuelled throughout the day and all of the night!

Beans are the obvious choice, I hate fast food and wouldn’t be seen dead next to a Pot Noodle, beans are my exception of quick food, I got the limited edition of reduced sugar as I can imagine the amount of sugary drinks and mixers I’ll be having, why choose more sugar?

Popcorn is one of my all time favourite snacks and Topcorn has a variety of yummy low calorie flavours  that provide great energy. I can’t live without yoghurt and this was the closest thing, us ladies must have some chocolate and I love love love these Alpro Dairy Free Dark Chocolate desserts, they make such brilliant handbag snacks! I also included Yoghurt Banana because banana is a great source of low-releasing carbohydrates and fantastic for energy and your skin!

Finally I wish I had them on hand to photograph but I am also taking a crate of Coconut Water, the electrolytes are great for keeping your energy up, very hydrating and go great in camp cocktails!

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Hair

 

Hair has personally never been a large issue at festivals, I have long curly natural hair, I don’t use chemicals much and do not use any heat on my hair, but I like to have lovely boho hippy curls and to keep them looking lush I use Umberto Giannini’s Scrunching Jelly, it feels natural and smells a dream, and for my roots use a dry shampoo Batisse is great because it comes in mini sets and you only need a small amount for styling. This year I’ve opted for the Flower Crown look, a great alternative to a hat for someone with larger hair. To tame it I’m taking my Tangle Teezer, this thing works miracles! Not once in my life have I gone root to tip in one stroke, I get no damage or knots when I use this, Tangle Teezer is a M U S T! Finally for when I’m in the crowd and getting my hair tugged on I can slip my hair into a high ponytail, fishtail braid or top bun with my scrunchie, American Apparel are great for high quality scrunchies!

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Beauty 

 

My beauty regime at festivals consist of putting on primer, concealer, eyeshadow, some glitter and powder, and to take it all off is a pack of baby wipes, I have ultra sensitive skin and cannot take my Clarisonic, but these Huggies wipes are perfume free and the softest and gentlest way of removing makeup and feeling fresh! For sleeping I have trouble with light and this Catseye London Eye Mask is an adorable way of preventing fine lines and still looking so stylish, I can’t wait to use this!

 The Naked Palette 2 is my go-to palette, appropriate for everything and whilst a little bulky I know I will get use out of every colour! Over the past year my ears have got worse and I’ve started to buy Moldex’s ear plugs to stop feedback, a great music lover like me must take care of her ears!

Soltan’s sun care stick is a great alternative for handbag skin and sun care, small and enough coverage to protect you from the nasty sun!

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Things for your bag

 

Here I’ve included some bits to throw in my bumbag (sorry, not sorry)

I don’t want to carry around a massive purse or sparely in the bumbag pocket so I’ve got Catseye London Coin Purse, the cutest way of keeping your coins safe in a durable waterproof purse that is safe for holding tickets and small cards. I’ve been loving Barry M’s Gelly Polish in Coconut, it’s such a fresh colour, feels lush and holds forever! And of course include your phone and rechargeable battery (try Volts power stations) 

Here are some other things to keep in mind packing:

Hair Pins

Pads/Tampons

Hand Sanitiser

Disposable Camera

Compact Mirror

Sunglasses

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Torch

Emergency Poncho

Lip Balm

Spray Perfume

Flatwear

Collapseable water bottle

Face paint – must

All these are applicable to any festival, specifically UK festivals due to the appalling weather that we so love to get lost in. I’ll be uploading all my outfit photographs day by day on Twitter and Instagram so stay tuned folks!

What are you taking to festivals?

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38 Comments

  1. August 18, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    This post has made me insanely jealous that I'm not going to Leeds festival this year! You definitely have the packing spot on though 🙂 xx

    Kay | What Kay Does

  2. August 18, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    great list/guide! I am loving all the cat accessories, but I am a sucker for all cat related things! and I can't live without my tangle teezer either!
    Helena / helenaterry.blogspot.co.uk

  3. August 18, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    I'm so jealous that you are going to leeds! How cute are your catseye goodies btw?! Hope you have an amazing time 🙂 <3

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  4. August 18, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    Wish I was going to reading or leeds, one day i will just make a trip across the water (i'm irish) and go! packing always looks so daunting though, this post will prove very helpful to many x

    http://fancydressinvite.blogspot.com

  5. August 18, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    ahhh I'm so happy you like the post, thank you so much 🙂 xx

  6. August 18, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    thank you! this makes two of us, anything with a cat on and I'm sold!
    everyone should get a tangle teezer!!! 🙂

  7. August 18, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    awhhh I'm so glad I could be of assistance!!!!

  8. August 18, 2014 / 5:13 pm

    I know they're absolutely adorable, I want the entire collection now!!!
    thank you so much doll!!

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  9. August 18, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    It's definitely one of the best festivals that there is! Oh wow where about in Ireland are you from?
    I hope so dear, I wish I had someone to write a post like this when I first went! x

  10. August 18, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    Awesome post! I love the design on your bumbag :)!

    Emie xo
    emiesbitsandbobs.blogspot.co.uk

  11. August 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    Most definitely I thrive from packing, I know I'm so sad!
    Awh I hope you had a lovely time at V, you gotta camp though it's the way forward!!! x

  12. August 18, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    Thank you dear, Monki do it just right!!! xoxox

  13. August 18, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    preach it girl, I had one before after editing these photos and awhhh thank you x

  14. August 18, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Have fun! I hope the weather's nice for you, I went last year and it rained the whole time 🙁

  15. August 18, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    I bloody hope so I haven't got a poncho yet
    awhhh that's grim that 🙁

  16. August 19, 2014 / 1:30 am

    Love all the cat stuff you're packing. So cute! Have an amazing time! 😀

  17. August 19, 2014 / 7:59 am

    It's adorable isn't it!!! Thank you so much 🙂

  18. August 19, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    It's one of my favvy new things ever!! <3

  19. August 20, 2014 / 9:49 am

    Omg i love the cat items! They are adorable! Great list.

    x

  20. August 20, 2014 / 10:25 am

    hI am so jealous, I got offered free tickets ( joys of the job) but alas, I couldn't go this year….why does everything have to happen on one weekend? Never mind, have muchos fun!X

  21. August 20, 2014 / 11:23 pm

    Looks like you're all set! I'm only going for the day this year but still so excited for Arctic Monkeys 🙂 Hope you have a good time

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  22. August 20, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    I absolutely adore them!!!!

  23. August 20, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    No way you're so lucky should of taken it!
    thank you I'm so excited! x

  24. August 20, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    I've been set for ages now, hope you have a wonderful time dear, maybe I'll see you!!!

  25. August 20, 2014 / 11:52 pm

    Hey! I've nominated you for a liebster award,check it out on easteclectic.com!

  26. August 28, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    Ahh I really loved this post! I love the Salt n Sweet popcorn too – I can't stop eating it! D:

    May I ask, what lighting and set up do you use to take your photographs?

    Shannon xx | shanyloux.blogspot.co.uk

  27. August 29, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    I'm so glad you like it too, not enough people know about it!!

    It depends photo to photo, these for instance was just the flash atop my dslr since I didn't have my flashgun and softboxes at hand, hope that helps

    Stephi xx

  28. Francine
    September 13, 2017 / 2:41 am

    Baked Beans for lots of Iron! And the cats eye mask I have on gold! Definitely a girl after my own heart x
    I love the sun necklace loads!
    Such an interesting person who has a great mind!.. and all the magic just pours out in her blog right?!! Yes!!
    -really enjoyed reading .. love the silver and gold and I’m looking forward to Coffee day on the 1st of October 💖

    Thanks wonderful girl
    Stephi x
    Lots of Love Francine x

  29. Francine
    September 13, 2017 / 2:46 am

    In gold that should say not *on gold haha darn Qwerty keyboard typos! What I was trying to say Ms Stephi was that the Cats eye mask I have in gold! Silky and protecting eye area from wrinkles ah your so right too keeps out the light and you get a nicer sleep 😊 thanks for all the fab little tips your blog is so refreshing every single time and extremely positive and original

    Hippy vibes
    Peace and love
    Francine x

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