Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Summer Festival Skincare Must Haves!

Easter is over, blossom is falling and the weather is heating up which means one thing - festival season is well under way!  My parents have been taking me to festivals from a tiny age (I went to Reading when I was like 8!) and so sitting in the sun, listening to good music with great company is always a summer highlight of mine!

I'm hoping to head to LoveBox again this year after attending with Andrew in 2013 - it was our second date and where our romance really blossomed so we want to re-enact the date (with pizza, rose, dancing and swooning galore) to mark our 2 year anniversary!

Anyway, beauty at festivals can be difficult, especially if you're camping - loo's are a nightmare (take spare tissues), your only hope for good hair is dry shampoo and removing makeup is a chore and so I wanted to put together some beauty tips for those of you who are heading to one this summer!
My top summer festival beauty tips are:

I swear by SPF all year round, and get even more obsessed during the summer months, and wear nothing lower than SPF 50 on my face (paranoid about wrinkles).  Being out in the sun all day is so damaging so please take some sun protection.

2) Remove your makeup properly!
Yes, wipes are convenient and great for freshening up, but they should not be used to remove makeup, no matter how tired & tipsy you are!  If you're camping, keep a bottle of water & flannel with you for lathering up some face wash for a really quick but thorough clean!

3) Keep refreshed.  
We all know how dehydration plays havoc with our skin so keep hydrated and drink lots of water.  Your skin will thank you for it!

4) Have fun!  
If you can't wear neon body paint and glitter at festivals, when can you?  Just remember to remove it all properly afterwards ;)

Luckily for us beauty obsessives, Kiehls teamed up with DJ Zara Martin to put together a festival Survival Kit which includes all the must haves to keep your skin healthy throughout the summer party months - from festivals, to beaching it up, to exploring new cities, this pack has everything your skin needs!

It includes:
Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector - Minimal makeup is perfect for festivals to save you touching up throughout the day, but this product is fantastic with or without makeup.  It acts as a primer underneath your foundation to make it last longer, but also looks beautiful on bare skin,  blurring it for a smooth, airbrushed look.
Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 - This is my second tube of this now - I adore it and used it religiously last summer.  It's a beautiful moisturiser with an incredible high factor spf so you can party all day and not worry about burning up.
Kiehl's Skin Rescuer - If your skin is suffering this is for you - a stress-minimizing moisturiser which combats the appearance of the visible signs of stress on the skin such as fatigued, dull-looking skin and uneven skin tone.  A travel must have!
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser - A fantastic face wash for a really thorough cleanse!
Kiehl's Creme De Corps - My go-to body lotion of choice in the perfect size for nights away.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate - My skin LOVES this stuff and just the tiniest drop really moisturizes and does the world of good.  Rub in a few drops before bedtime and say hello to glowing skin the next morning.

I will be taking this little kit with me on holiday this year too!  All of the bottles are under 100ml which also makes it perfect for travelling.  The kit retails for £95 - pricey but at least you know your skin is in good hands!  Link here!

Are you going to any festivals this summer?  What are your beauty tips?




  1. I love the sound of all these products, I'm really interested in their Skin Rescuer!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  2. Thanks for sharing! I find skin care so important in the summer!!

    Marianne x


  3. I always neglect my skin at festivals. Even if I do take off my makeup my skin doesn't feel its greatest! x

  4. Since you were 8 you little rock star! Keeping hydrated is the biggest point for me.

    My Little 'Dream' Box REVIEW | April 2015 UK

  5. That's such a lovely 2nd date, and this is a great festival pack - I really want to try so many Kiehls products including the moisturiser and oil!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Love Kiehl's products and what a perfect little survival kit! Our product of the month at the moment is Argan oil, we have written a blog post about it (http://bit.ly/1ySwRf8 ) as it is such a handy product to use on the go, especially at festivals! Teamed with the Kiehl's kit I think were all set! Nicki


  7. I'm in love with Kiehl's! This is such a nice little kit for traveling x


  8. What a fab little kit for holidays! I have never been to a festival, just not sure I could hack the living conditions and madness of it all!!!


  9. Very practical, a kit like this. I don't really do festivals anymore though, or at least not for more than a day.

  10. That seems like a fab summer kit!! I would add micellar water to it as I find that's the quickest and most efficient way to take make up off when you don't have a sink to hand haha!!
    Sasha xx

  11. I hope to go to a festival one day, I just can't stand the idea of not having easy access to a shower at any point of the day

  12. My essential is sunscreen! Skincare is so important, and no matter how short a time you are going to be outside, you need sunscreen. You can still tan with sunscreen, and your skin will thank you years form now.

  13. I love Kiehl's and these products look amazing!

    X Marjolein

  14. Thanks for sharing! Summer is my favorite time of the year, but of course you can't enjoy all the fun without using sunscreens! Sun damage can cause problems and you have to find the one that can give you maximum protection to stay away from ugly marks and uneven pigmentation.

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