Glitter, Face Paint and Temporary Tattoos: it’s Festival Time!
There’s only one time of the year you’ll get away with this look after you’ve hit double figures in age, festival season.
One of my favourite things about festivals is looking ridiculous, so I thought I’d scour Amazon to show you exactly how to do it…
Metallic temporary tattoos
Simply apply, later warm water on top, leave to dry and then slowly peel off – you know, like the Batman tattoos when you were 9.
And remember there’s a fine line between classy and twatty.
This one time, at EXIT Festival, I had a queue in front of me of people waiting to be ‘glow painted’ from my limited supply. The next day when I was walking around all these people were saying hi to me and I had no clue who they were, apparently I did the night before.
Anyway, my point is, I love glow paint and it always used to be an essential ingredient for me for any festival. So you should get some. Just a string of dots here and there works wonders. It’s also great for finding your mates in the dark.
Glitter, glitter everywhere
Festivals are the perfect opportunity to get your glitter on, it’s basically the sole reason I want to go to Secret Garden Party – that looks like the glitteriest of them all.
I find that a lot of the glitters that have the gluey stuff in them aren’t dense enough, so best to buy one like this and then get the separately. On a side note, I went to see a recording of the Jonathan Ross show once with Ke$ha and apparently she has a separate glitter artist, not just a make up artist. Just thought you’d like to know.
Flowery head garland
Yeah, you look like a douchebag in the real world with one of these on, but at festivals it’s all good. My friend bought me one to wear at Blogstock and I felt, and looked, all kinds of special. There are loads to choose from on the high street, but I liked this daisy one.
Channel your inner drag queen with these crazy ass eyelashes. I’ve only ever worn fake eyelashes about three times in my life and it’s never gone well. Love it when you look in the mirror and you’ve only lost one. Classy girl. If you think you can keep them on your lids longer than me, go for it. They look cool, but they’re just, so, heavy. Good luck.
How not to decorate yourself for festivals
3D Face stickers
Amazon warns me there are only 4 left in stock, who is buying them? These 3D butterfly face stickers will definitely make you stand out from all the other glittered up faces, but not entirely sure that’s a good idea here.
Feather hair extensions
All you have to do is tie each feather around the hair closest to your scalp, and you can look like you’ve tied a feather to your hair, closest to your scalp. To be fair, they are pretty cheap.
What is it with festivals and bindis?