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Camping and Festival Beauty: part 1 of many…

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This is highly topical, what with thousands of utterly barmy people traipsing off to sit in fields covered in mud; some festival and camping recommendations. Recommendation number one would actually be: Hire a Winnebago, but failing that, some beauty advice is the best thing I can do for you. If you are off to Glasto, then I’m only joking about the barmy bit – and the mud. Have an amazing time – don’t do anything I wouldn’t do! (Tumbleweed…)

It felt as though I hadn’t made a video in an age (it had, in fact, been just nine days) and so I hauled myself outside to record my ‘festivals and camping’ masterpiece. In the rain, which was appropriate. I almost electrocuted myself on the electricity cables, so it was all very exciting and fun!

Some great new things in this video – apart from the very lovely Cowshed Festival kit (with gorgeous cotton knickers!) there’s a handy palette from Aveda that holds all of your face and eye powders and there’s an eyeliner that just will not shift, courtesy of the newly re-launched brand Stila. Lots and lots of other handy bits and pieces, so take a look – if you can’t bear to hear me witter on then you can just jump straight to the Shopping List below the video and see what went on…


(Before I forget; Birmingham people, you have a vintage fair going on this weekend at Pavilions in town. It’s supposed to be great! I’d like to go myself but can’t make it up there, so let me know if you get any great pieces!)


Cowshed Festival Kit, £30 (choice of three shower gels) http://tinyurl.com/5szt3jo

Nip + Fab Wipes, £4.95 from Harvey Nics: http://tinyurl.com/3qv8m8s

Caudalie Cleansing Water, 100ml: £7.65 with free worldwide delivery from FeelUnique http://tinyurl.com/6f5tw34

Binaca Breath Spray – widely available in the US and some pharmacies in the UK.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Spritz; I bought as part of QVC bumper set, £23.75: http://tinyurl.com/3st6kgo or £4.85 to buy as a small sample on its own.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Deodorant Spray, £29 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/3jwd8kv

Model Mirror, £19 from House of Fraser or Selfridges online: http://tinyurl.com/5rgzztd

Batiste “On the Go” Dry Shampoo in Original, £1.52 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/66f9zw8

Murine Eye Drops for Dry/Tired eyes, £4.07 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/3fwjtcg

Aveda Professional Magnetic Compact, £14 http://tinyurl.com/3sbqksa – the bits and pieces inside start at around £11 for a shadow.

Brushes – from selection of old and discontinued that I have knocking about in my office!

Estee Lauder Day Wear Sheer Tint Release, (one shade) £32 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/6e8aa2c

StriVectin Eye Cream, £49 for 30ml, Selfridges: http://tinyurl.com/6ca2pta

Mini Benefit Highbeam, part of Mr. Bright set: http://tinyurl.com/6b46mkl

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in “Instyle Coral”, £3.69 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/42r5mke

Clarins Night Cream Sample – you can get samples at the counter if you ask very, very nicely. It depends who you get! You can look at the full Clarins range here: http://tinyurl.com/3obdgxr

Clinique Superbalm, £10 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/5udr3tj

Clinique SPF35 Stick, £15.50 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/5ugy235

Rimmel Match Perfecting Illuminating Concealer in “Classic Beige”, £5.99 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/639ptwm

Stila Waterproof Eyeliner in “Lionfish”, £13 from LookFantastic: http://tinyurl.com/5tfzmfm

Tisserand Anti-Blemish Stick, £4.50 from Escentualhttp://tinyurl.com/6awm2wm

Goody’s Band, from ASDA or Boots stores.

Jemma Kidd Skin Perfection Kit, £22 with free worldwide delivery from FeelUnique: http://tinyurl.com/42mbzu7



  1. Is that Anya H bag in brown or grey? Seems like a really lovely size too! :D

    • @Vee it’s grey. It was a special edition for British Airways First Class, you got it free if you spent about £20,000 on a flight. (Exaggeration, but not much! Thank god I wasn’t paying!) x

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