Monday, 19 May 2014

#LetsTalkBlogChallenge Week 4 - Festival Survival Guide

Hey beauties!

So festival season is now upon us and I thought I would choose a festival survival guide as this weeks LetsTalkBlogChallenge post. For those of you who have been there and know what I'm talking about, a survival guide really makes the difference between a great time and feeling miserable at an event like this. It's so handy to see what others recommend so lets get into it! I'm going to base this on past experiences on day trips to festivals instead of doing a weekend guide, I'm too old for that carry on anyway! :)

A small cross body bag is a must for day ticket holders no matter what kind of festival this is. It needs to be small enough that it doesn't bother you carrying it around all day and big enough to fit all your essentials. Below is one I think is perfect! Also don't spend a fortune if you don't already have this type of bag. Chances are it's going to get destroyed anyway (especially if the festival is in Ireland) so don't become too attached :)

Fossil Cross Body Bag - this is a splurge at $88 but look how cute!!

Next essential is hand sanitizer, boring I know but trust me this will be your best friend for the day and it means you wont be queuing for 40 minutes just to wash your hands. If your lucky enough to have a Bath and Body Works near you they do AMAZING pocket size hand sanitizers, they smell so good! Boots also do travel size ones which are great and most importantly affordable.

Next up are a pack of tissues. Yes I know what your thinking 'where are all the cool flowery wellies and cute headbands, tissues? Are you kidding?!'. If you have just spent what seems like half the day queuing for the portaloo only to find that there is no toilet paper you'll be wishing you brought these! They take up no room in your bag and are just so handy. There's always some kind of drink spillage (either by yourself or the drunken person next to you screaming 'THIS IS MY FAVOURITE SONG!') so at least you can attempt some kind of clean up. I learned the  hard way at Oxegen one year. A sneaky bird pooped on my head and I didn't have any tissues on me at the time. The embarrassment! :(

Lastly make sure you and your group choose a meeting point at the start of the day before you enter the main area. That way if anyone gets lost you can go back there to find each other. Somebodies phone will always run out of battery or get lost so at least you know that you will be able to find each other again! 

Most importantly have fun and be safe! :)

What festivals is everybody going to this year? Don't forget to visit Sarah over At The Beauty Desk for her survival guide!


Thursday, 15 May 2014

#LetsTalkBlogChallenge Week 3 - Birthday Box

Hey guys!

I actually can't believe we are at week three of the Lets Talk Blog Challenge already. Time is just flying in!

This week is a 'Birthday Box' post which is a fantasy style post. Basically it's just for fun, it can include all your favourite items or things to do on your birthday. A girl can dream! :)

I think for me the first thing I would love on my birthday is to wake up to the sun shining! There's nothing nicer about waking up to a sunny day in Ireland. It's rare so we tend to make the most of it!

So there's nothing more pampering than a spa day on your birthday and I nearly always go for the same treatments, an Indian head/back massage and a pedicure. I just love the feeling after you have a good massage. The Escape Salon and Spa on Morgan Street in Cork is one of my favourite places to go for this. The relaxation room is great, the girls are lovely plus they give you yummy sorbets and fruit after your treatments! :)

After a morning in the spa a lovely girly afternoon tea with macaroons would be next on the list. You'd be hungry after all that relaxing don't you know!

A pair of Christian Louboutins have been on my wishlist now for quite a while. I just can't justify spending that much on a pair of shoes, I'd be terrified in case something happened to them! I will just lust after them in this post instead :)

Another lust after item of mine lately has been the Michael Kors 'Selma' bag in black......just look at it!! It's so pretty!

I think its nice to treat yourself to a wash and blow dry on your birthday especially if you are heading out to celebrate. My favourite thing to get is a big curly blow-dry, it feels so glamorous! 

Lastly my all time favourite thing is to catch up with friends, dress up, have a few cocktails and a bit of a dance. Mmmmmm Long Island Iced Teas all round! :) So much fun!

Don't forget to check out Sarah over on her blog At The Beauty Desk for her birthday box post!