Festival Face Paint, Tattoos, Glow Paint, Glitter and Garlands

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

how to decorate yourself for a festivalSo Beyonce wore these once, about a year ago, and now they’re blummin everywhere. I’ll have to admit I did join in with the fashion at a recent hen party though.

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.

Glow paint

How to decorate yourself at festivalsThis 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

Festival glitter

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.

how to decorate yourself at festivalsI 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

daisy 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.

Crazy eyelashes

how to decorate yourself

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.

And finally…

How not to decorate yourself for festivals

3D Face stickers

how to decorate yourself for festivals

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

Hair at festivals 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.


Festival bindi

What is it with festivals and bindis?

More on festivals…

– 75 Reasons to Love Festivals

– How to Save Money at Festivals

– 5 Things I Wouldn’t Go to a Festival Without

How to Be Comfortable at Festivals
Cool Blogs About Glastonbury from the Interwebs


  1. by Abi on June 23, 2015  1:43 pm Reply

    Fine line? What fine line! You've just dared me now...Look out for an instagram feed of pure glitter!

    • by Vicky on June 30, 2015  7:16 pm Reply

      Ha, I'll look forward to seeing it. I'll be the same next week at Bilbao BBK Live :)

  2. by Sarah Weaver on June 16, 2016  3:51 pm Reply

    OMG 3D face stickers?? I'm in love.

    • by Vicky on June 21, 2016  11:14 am Reply

      Haha, festivals are all about pushing boundaries – just do it!

  3. by Sarah Weaver on June 16, 2016  3:53 pm Reply

    I know it's in the "how not to decorate yourself for festivals" category, but oh well.

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