10 things you need in your festival kit

Hey everyone,

So festival season is truly upon us. I’m off to V Festival in just over a week and I cannot wait! I won a competition last month which was held by Fluorescent PR to win a Limited Edition Festival Kit. I was in shock that I won and it honestly is amazing. So i’ll show now what’s inside. Now this is a picture heavy post so apologies in advance.

2016-08-08 14.13.55So this is what I found when I first opened the box. 

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So first of all there is a Tangle Teezer, now these come in all shapes and sizes. The original one is the perfect size for a festival when you don’t want to take up to much space. It will also fit perfectly in my gym bag once V Fest is over. Now these retail at £10.60 and you can get them here.

2016-08-08 14.14.18Next up there are some Festival Face Stencils. Now I cannot wait to use these, I’m a total fan of neon paint on faces to lots of glitter. These things will definitely be used to the fullest. These are by beauty boulevard and retail at £4.95 and you can get yours from here.


2016-08-08 14.18.52 Going on from the face stencils we have Glitter Love. Now I am so excited to use this, I’ll post a proper picture when i’ve opened it properly but the shade is Disco Kiss Go. Now its by beauty boulevard once again and retails at £6.50. You get 3g of refined glitter which is definitely a perfect amount. You can get yours from here.


2016-08-08 14.14.35Now this is the last item from Beauty boulevard. It is Glitter Lips. The shade is Guilty Rose, it is a coppery colour of what i can describe and is absolutely gorgeous. I’m not sure if i’m brave enough to wear it for a whole day yet but this will certainly be on during the night performances!! These retail at £12.50 and you can get them from here.


2016-08-08 14.49.16 Up next are these really cute items from NPW. I absolutely adore the packaging, it’s so vibrant and definitely has the festival vibe. Tissues and Hand wipes are a must for festivals, so these will be staying in my bumbag!! Now I cannot find a price for these but you can find them here.

2016-08-08 14.15.30Next up is Batiste Dry Shampoo plus heavenly volume. Now this will be a lifesaver, festivals aren’t a place where washing your hair happens. The fear of having something chucked over you, mixed in with the rain which may happen is not the one. This retails at £6.49 and you can get this from here.

2016-08-08 14.16.02This might be my favourite thing from the kit, the packaging is so cute! This is a necklace from Me and Zena. Now I love the entire range and i’m so excited that i finally own a piece from there. The lovely lilac colour is beautiful and it will be a finishing touch to any outfit i wear. Now this particular necklace is £14 and you can purchase it from here.

2016-08-08 14.16.27Burt’s Bees lip balms have to be my favourite thing. They are so easy to carry around so I always have one with me. Dry lips are something which I hate and at a festival you are bound to get them so this lip balm will be essential. These retail at £3.99 and you can get yours here.

2016-08-08 14.17.51Last but not least is this Bowie t-shirt. A festival would not be a festival without a singer or band t-shirt lets be honest. This one is gorgeous and is very comfy. This is from Rock Off and can be purchased from here.

So aside from your tent, sleeping bag and other essentials. These are definitely 10 things you need in your festival kit. What is your must take item to a festival?!

Bye for now


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It’s the final countdown

Hey everyone,

Well this morning I received an email telling me I have 6 weeks until the Great North Run and next week is York 10k. I haven’t done a charity/competitive run for quite sometime so nerves are definitely making a feature.

I do an occasional run around my local park which is 5k all in, apart from that I have a love/hate relationship with cardio. At the gym, I do weight training which I absolutely love and I do hot yoga to aid flexibility and strength. I’ve started upping my training during warm up at the gym by doing longer times on the treadmill but I’m going to start road running/park running this week. (If you see someone running like she has no clue be sure to say hi). All joking a side though, as much as I am dreading it, I cannot wait to push through my current boundaries and hopefully raise more money for the charities which are close to my heart.

I will keep updating you all on my progress and how the big days go! Have you ever done something and felt less than prepared? Have you got any tips you can give? Let me know in the comments below!

Bye for now


5 ways to combat a low mood

Hey everyone,

So we all have those days when a bad mood can surround us and take over our mind and body completely. For some people, the weather can cause this, sometimes its the work/life battle and just the daily stresses of everyday life!

For myself, these moods can throw me off my day to day routine and leave me feeling at rock bottom. So I thought I’d type up a post with a few things that help me when I’m feeling at my lowest.

  1. Tea – Tea is one of my first point of call when I’m feeling low as my nan always says ‘A cup of tea makes everything better’ and it might be psychological but it’s stuck. I think because if I’m having a day where getting up seems impossible, making a cup of tea is my first step, as then I’ve got up made it and even if I go back to where I was the first movement has been made. cup-happy-quote-tea-Favim.com-849345
  2. Music – Listening to music always helps me feel better. I think this is partially because when I used to play the flute it was my outlet for everything. I was able to let go of whatever I was feeling through playing. Having a good sing along to some cheesy pop or Disney never hurt anyone at all and it is almost always guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Unknown
  3. Do something for yourself – Paint your nails, do your makeup or hair. Do something that makes you feel a little more you. It may sound silly but when I’ve tided up my eyebrows and sorted out my hair I feel ready to take on the world! It’s that little boost that makes me feel better. 10499222_1388871034767962_246267167_n
  4. Go outside – Sometimes going outside and getting fresh air is just what you need. In a study for Environmental science and technology, they found that getting outside and moving even for just five minutes a day can help improve your mood. 2016-07-23 17.53.18
  5. Exercise – Exercise is definitely important when hoping to rid a mood. Exercise equals endorphins and that means little balls of happiness are created (this is how the children I work with describe it and i think its perfect). For myself I will either go the gym and stick my headphones in and spend an hour just training or I will go along to a Yoga class at IGO-Yoga as it enables me to disconnect from the world around me and clear my head. I will be posting more on my gym routines and yoga in the next few weeks.  IMG_6287

I hope this post will help a few of you and get you thinking of your checklist which helps you. Drop me a comment if there is anything you’d add or change to the list.

Bye for now



Pictures are from pintrest and ones i have taken.