This time of the year the team at bb get a little sad. Yes, it’s true. Summer is over (Insert sad face emoticon here). But if you’re anything like us, you’ll be making the most of March by pulling on those denim cut-offs and wide brim hats, one last time, for some fun in the sun (or rain)! And what better way to bid adieu to summer and welcome in the cooler weather, by attending a music festival! But before you go, make sure you consult our essential beauty festival survival guide to see what we’ll be packing in our beauty totes this festival season...
While a floppy hat is a must (a great form of shelter rain, hail or shine) it’s not going to protect your whole body. And lets not forget about those hilarious, yet embarrassing tan lines we collect from the straps of our dresses and shirts, after spending a whole day outdoors. Sunscreen is necessary! Here at bb, we love Banana Boat Everyday SPF 30+. All Banana Boat sunscreens offer protection from the dangers of UVA/UVB rays, and the lightweight, non-greasy cream will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. By applying every 3-4 hours you can dance the day away, with the confidence your skin will stay untouched by the sun.
Our next pick is Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment. Compact enough to fit in your bag, along with your iPhone, camera, money, ticket (and other beauty must haves), it is the perfect lotion for your luscious lips! Replace your usual bright red lipstick with Natralus, and take the worries out of bleeding lines, stained teeth and reapplying. Plus, this naturally based product will leave your lips looking and feeling nourished and kissable!
At bb, we like to make a statement not only with our choice of fashion, but also with our choice of beauty products! Have your fingertips be the envy of all your fellow partygoers with Fing’rs Nail Makeup. Match them with your outfit or contrast them for unique, festive look! And with its simple application it’s easy to sport this new nail trend. First buff your nails to achieve a smooth surface then, choosing the best size nail strip for each nail, apply the rounded edge near the nail cuticle. Gently press nail strip over the nail, and finally, apply a topcoat to make sure your pretty patterned tips last all day and night!
Some of our favourite festival icons Kate Moss (at Glastonbury) and Alexa Chung (at Coachella) know what’s going on when it comes to looking hot at a festival. It’s all about the legs! If you’re brave enough to wear your favourite floral skirt or pleather shorts this weekend, make sure you remember to fake tan! We heart Le Tan Flawless Legs Deep Bronze. I know what you’re thinking… I would rather look like a ghost than an Oompa Loompa, but don’t fret! Le Tan has curated the perfect formula that provides a matte finish, for a naturally, flawless looking tan. Spray on hair-free legs, wait 60 seconds, throw on your outfit and voila! Perfect pins.
After such a long day, we know the last thing on your mind will be removing your makeup. Bed and aspirin take first priority. But with Wotnot facial wipes, removing the day’s fun and debauchery is easy. Lightly wipe over your face, eyes and neck for cleansed, supple skin. And with the inclusion of all natural ingredients, like aloe, rosehip oil and Vitamin E, you know that your skin can recover over night without the hassle of taking a shower (don’t cringe, we know you all skip it)!
Are you attending a music festival this March? Let us know we might see you there! And what about our favourite festival beauty products, will you be trying any of them this festival season? - Laura
(Banana Boat Everyday SPF 30+, Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment and Fing’rs Nail Makeup are all featured in Febs Bellabox. Yay!)
(images courtesy of pitythecool.com, savekate.com, rdujour.com)