Festival Survival Guide – with a hint of glamour! (Giveaway winner announcement)

Hey everyone! 

With the festival season in full swing, I thought why not talk a little about some of the essentials to help you through this season. 

Make sure you’re well stocked up on the essentials you need for your beauty bag this summer.

Music festivals last two to three days, and between the concerts, music, festivals and trying to get as much asleep as possible, the last thing you want to worry about is hair and makeup. 

I hope this post gives you some needed help when it comes to your packing, even if you’re not a festival goer. I’m sure you’ll still be able to benefit in some way or another. Hopefully these products will give the effortless beauty vibe, less is more for outside affairs! 

So hold onto your seats and let’s get started!  


Nails, Nails, Nails;

This long lasting nail colour in zingy orange/coral is perfect for the festival season. 


If you glitter babes love drama on your nails, then why not shimmer in the sun and glow in the dark with these glitter options.. 


You may not get a tan from the Great British Summer, but this Hoola Bronzer from Benefit will ensure you a beautiful sun-kissed look every time you wear it. Hell yeah! 


These alluring glittery eyeliners are so easy to apply and won’t budge even if you wanted it to. We certainly like that don’t we? These eyeliners are the perfect way to recreate eye trend at the fashion week and to add some much needed playful detail to your festival look. 

Bourjois has created these striking glittery eye pencils that are sure to make you twinkle till the wee hours of the night. 

P.s – did I mention how buttery smooth they are, so no more pulling and tugging on the eye! 


Who needs fake eyelashes when you can use this luscious water-proof mascara to give you the ultimate drama in the eyes. Better still, why not go for the vibrant blue mascara or metallic eyeliner to add double the drama! 



Furthermore, add some glamorous glitter around your eyes, lids, cheekbones, or even onto your hair for the glittery statement look. 

A sweep of shimmery champagne shadow across the lid is a great way to add some sparkle, it can also double up as a cheek highlight too. 

Festivals are the only place where glitter knows no boundaries, experiment and have lots of fun with it. It’s such a versatile product that it’ll easily take you through to the evenings. 

Just remember, the messier it gets through the day, the better it looks. No need for any touch-ups! 


If you prefer to keep it minimal on your lips, then just keep a tinted pot of Vaseline or lip-balm. It’ll smooth and hydrate your lips throughout the day as well as adding a hint of colour to it. Plus, you don’t need a mirror to apply, so it’s easy touch- up throughout the day. 


Ahh no one has time to find a mirror at the festival ground, it’s  like a battlefield out there, so keep one handy always. This also applies to a small travel perfume bottle (after all, all that dancing can cause us to break a sweat or two!) and a hair clip or a pin (or many!) as let’s face it, heat and dancing is a deadly combination where hair is concerned! *think crazy Einstein hair* .. After all, hair does have a mind of its own where humidity is concerned! ๐Ÿ˜ณ 


Anti-bacterial gel is a must have for your bag. Your hands tend to get very dirty outdoors and you don’t want to be touching your face with unclean hands, so these gels are the best option. 

Also because every girl needs s bottle of this hair magic when there’s no hair washing option for a few days.. Batiste Dry Shampoo is a life saver! 


Metallic tattoos have taken over and for a good reason. If you’re not a fan of jewellery, why not try these flashing beauties for some glitz and glam. ๐ŸŒ™โœจ


Take a Practical Bag; 

This one is really important. You have so many options, be it a small backpack, cross body or even bumbags. 

It’s very important to realise you need to keep it compact and small, you don’t want to be worrying about the contents of your bag throughout the day. Remember, you’re at the festival to have fun! 

So, I would recommend keeping a few important essentials, such as your money, phone, keys, lippie and a few important must-haves and that’s it. No matter how much you think you need certain products, just take them away. 

Here’s a tip, Keep a checklist, then go through each list crossing off products that you can do without until you get to the end. Repeat again! And again.. until you only have a handful of products and those will be your must-haves. This works equally well for holidays too!

Multitasking is very important when it comes to the contents of your bag, so instead of bringing stuff that’s probably going to take up extra space (and you’re not going to need), aim for as few products as possible. 


I prefer to keep a small coin purse within my main bag so I can keep my change in one place. It’s easier to reach for it than rummaging through the entire bag. Perhaps something like the one below, it’s a nice size to store all your notes and change for any emergency need. 

Plus, it looks really cute with the pom poms, again there’s so many cute options so why not pick one up for yourself! 


Accessory is the key;

Festivals are the perfect time to go wild with your look and style, and accessories are the perfect way to achieve that. 

From the boho-babes to rock n roll goddesses, make sure your festival accessory is totally on point. Layer, layer and layer! 

As you all know, my love for jewellery is no secret. I love layers and layers of jewellery. However, with the heat and temperature rising, sometimes it can feel a little itchy and uncomfortable. I always dread losing my jewellery especially when at a festival or a very crowded place as the chances of finding your precious pieces are nil to none. 


I’ve recently come across fabric jewellery which makes for a lovely alternative. It’s easy, light-weight and comes in so many options that you really will be spoiled for choice. The best thing is that you don’t have to worry about losing your precious jewels as festivals can get messy. 

The Tribal Collar for the ultimate festival look..! 

This is a lovely Devi neck piece, with cascading colourful beads and wool tassels hanging from a beautiful vintage embroidered and mirror work choker. It is finished with silk wrapped thread bells and beads. Simply gorgeous! 


It’s colourful, vibrant, and so unique. This piece for example, is very synonymous of the Kuchi/Tribal fashion that we’re seeing everywhere. The splash of colour is all you need to dress up any festival outfit. 

If you love beads, then this kind of choker will be the perfect statement necklace for all your bohemian attires. A crocheted choker with beads, shells and tassels is so on trend! ๐Ÿ”ฅ 

If you wanted something subtle, then you can always opt for a smaller choker, an arm band or even a fabric belt. It’s just so comfortable to wear. No matter what you choose, it’ll make quite a statement. 

It’s an incredible mesh of beauty and creativity. 


Isn’t it so colourful and gorgeous, it’s such a happy go lucky piece! โ˜€๏ธ 

If you are looking for inspiration, then you can find some wonderful pieces from the Kavana Emporium boutique below;

Instagram – here / Website – here /

Wear Practical Shoes; 

Whether it’s Coachella or any other festival, it’s very important to have comfortable shoes. Often, people make the mistake of wearing heels or open toe sandals (yep, that me!) and I would try and avoid that. Why? Well quite simply, with all that dust and mud, you’ll end up with very dirty feet by the end of it. Not only that, you will be walking, standing and dancing which means you need shoes that are comfortable on your poor little tootsies! Comfort is def key here. 

I would highly recommend some cute little ankle boots as they’re very chic and comfortable. You can get them in so many different styles and you’re sure to find the one for you! 

They also look great teamed with shorts, jeans, rompers or even dresses, therefore the styling options are endless. Just have fun getting creative! 

Other options; 

Sun-screen – if you get lucky with the weather, then cover up with a high spf sun-screen โ˜€๏ธ 

Flower garland –nothing says festival quite like a flower garland or even a scarf.. keep hair out of your face with these colourful accessories ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

Face wipes – I think festivals are the only place where using face wipes on your face isn’t frowned upon. Stack em up! 

What are your festival must-haves for this season? Please do add to anything that I’ve missed out.. 

I also wanted to thank everyone who participated in my giveaway..! 

And now it’s finally the moment you all have been waiting for… 

Time to reveal the results..! 

*Drumroll Please*

The Winner is..
                ๐ŸŽ‰   Huyen   ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulation lovely, I’ll be DM-ing you on Instagram regarding your address and other details. 

*The winner was picked by a name generator so there was no biasness. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed hosting this giveaway, so I’ve decided to host another one soon. There’s tons more to come so please don’t worry if you missed out this time lovelies! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ

I wish I could send you all something in the post, however the one thing I can certainly do is to send you all lots of warm hugs! Thank you for all your love and support my girl squad! ๐Ÿ˜˜

On this note, hope the sun is shining bright no matter where you are in the world. Happy Summer Festivals! ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽถ

Until next time, 

Sheema xx

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14 thoughts on “Festival Survival Guide – with a hint of glamour! (Giveaway winner announcement)

  1. Aww thank you so much lovely, ooh yes the bright nail colours really helped in the picture. I just thought every festival post needs that splash of colour haha! Thank you again ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

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