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)

Nip + Fab Wipes, £4.95 from Harvey Nics:

Caudalie Cleansing Water, 100ml: £7.65 with free worldwide delivery from FeelUnique

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: or £4.85 to buy as a small sample on its own.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Deodorant Spray, £29 from Boots:

Model Mirror, £19 from House of Fraser or Selfridges online:

Batiste “On the Go” Dry Shampoo in Original, £1.52 from Boots:

Murine Eye Drops for Dry/Tired eyes, £4.07 from Boots:

Aveda Professional Magnetic Compact, £14 – 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:

StriVectin Eye Cream, £49 for 30ml, Selfridges:

Mini Benefit Highbeam, part of Mr. Bright set:

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in “Instyle Coral”, £3.69 from Boots:

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:

Clinique Superbalm, £10 from Boots:

Clinique SPF35 Stick, £15.50 from Boots:

Rimmel Match Perfecting Illuminating Concealer in “Classic Beige”, £5.99 from Boots:

Stila Waterproof Eyeliner in “Lionfish”, £13 from LookFantastic:

Tisserand Anti-Blemish Stick, £4.50 from Escentual:

Goody’s Band, from ASDA or Boots stores.

Jemma Kidd Skin Perfection Kit, £22 with free worldwide delivery from FeelUnique:


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