Pampering, room service and fluffy bathrobes are WAY more my cup of tea than glow sticks, muddy wellies and sleeping under the stars. I don’t feel apologetic about this, it’s just WHO I AM. Aged 24, I joined up to Mr & Mrs Smith and didn’t look back. I was all about the weekend mini break and I’d spend hours (days!) planning the next one. Babington House, Calcot Manor, Hotel 38, Cotswolds cottages, a cheeky Hotel du Vin here or there, Edinburgh’s Tigerlily… *slips into reverie about mini bottles of Molton Brown shampoo….*
But this weekend, I’m pushing myself as far out of my comfort zone as I possibly can, by attending Camp Bestival. It’s going to be dusty (or muddy). It’s going to be tiring. It’s going to be cramped. I’ve decided, however, to try to style it out as far as I can, by taking some carefully selected beauty products with me… (y’know, as well as the baby wipes and deodorant.) Here are my Camp Bestival beauty essentials….
1. Steamcream, £12.99 – this little tin of wonder can be used to moisturise your face, hands and body. Multi-tasking, or what?
2. Ole Henriksen TruthTo Go Wipes, £15 – orange scented and containing green tea, these are seriously posh face wipes. When I use them, I’m going to close my eyes and imagine I’m in a luxury spa.
3.Carex Moisture Plus Hang Gel, £1.45 – to keep our hands germ-free when my toddler decides she needs to use the potty in the middle of the night, and I don’t want to trek to the loos to wash our hands. (Yeah. I’m lazy. Deal with it.)
4. Percy & Reed Quintessential Quick Travel Kit, £24 – containing mini bottles of dry shampoo, dry conditioner, texturising spray, finishing polish and bodifying cream, this little set is everything I need to disguise my unwashed hair.
5. Bliss Sinkside Six Pack, £20.50 – if I do manage to get to a shower (I really really hope I do. Wet wipes can only do so much… surely?) then this kit will keep me clean and shiny. I love Bliss products. The lemon and sage isn’t my favourite scent they do (I prefer the blood orange and black pepper) but it’ll wake me up with a ZING at least.
As far as my Camp Bestival hair is concerned, I’m going to be all about the twists and the plaits…
Tickets are still available for Camp Bestival – but you need to be quick! Adult Weekend Camping tickets are £190, Age 15 to 17 Weekend Camping tickets are £113, Age 11 to 14 Weekend Camping Tickets are £98 and under 10s are free (but they still need a ticket). Day tickets are £60 a day.