I love going to festivals and was so excited to be invited along to V Festival with Boots at the end of August. V was actually the first festival I ever went to so it was really fun to head back 10 years after I first went.
The Boots babes sent me an amazing festival survival kit with loads of beauty essentials to help get me looking festo-fabulous! On the day I decided to wear my favourite Seventeen BB Magic Blemish Balm* – which gives a really good level of coverage but feels really light – perfect for dancing the day and night away! It’s also SPF 25 which was essential as it was a mega hot and sunny day hurrah! I also used the Seventeen Falsifeye HD mascara* which is absolutely amazing and gave me really volumised and lengthened lashes. I teamed this with a statement hot pink lip, using one of my favourite lipsticks – Fontaine by Joan Collins Timeless Beauty. I also made sure to pop the Soltan Invisible Dry-Touch Transparent Suncare Spray* in my handbag to keep us protected throughout the day, along with the Irritated Eyes Eye Drops* as I wanted to wear my contacts and past experience has taught me that lenses plus dusty festival fields can be quite an uncomfortable mix!
I decided to wear my favourite white linen tunic from River Island to keep me cool throughout the day. It’s really light weight and comfy and I love the embroidered bib detail. I teamed it with black leggings and my new monochrome Aztec print kimono from New Look which was a right bargain in the sale – just £7! I always go for comfort at festivals so wore my pink sparkly pumps as they’re really great for walking around in and I knew they’d keep my feet warm in the evening. I also wore my yellow fringed leather bag which is the perfect size for festivals, and finished the look off with rose gold nails.
Tony and I headed up to Chelmsford on the Saturday morning, getting the train from Liverpool Street and then a shuttle bus to Hylands Park. A little stroll pass the camp sites and we were in! I love the moment you first walk into a festival – having all your sense suddenly being hit at once with festival fun is literally the best thing ever! I was so excited to see the big red flowers which epitomise festivals for me, I would love to have these in my garden (if I had a garden!) We decided to grab a drink and sit down to take some silly selfies and listen to James Bay who started to play just as we walked in – what a welcome!
After singing along to his finale (Hold Back The River) we decided to grab another drink and go for a wander around to check out the rest of the site. I loved looking at all the stalls, face painting and rides available, as well as heading into each of the tents and bars for a little drink and dance.
We continued to bar and stage hop the rest of the day and saw some amazing acts including Annie Mac, Jess Glynne, Hozier, Churches, Tom Jones and of course Kasabian. Everyone was brilliant and I especially loved Churches who I’ve never seen before but we’re absolutely amazing.
*Thanks so much to Boots for inviting us to V Festival and sending me some festival beauty goodies. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.
I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.