My festival fashion and beauty essentials

Hi everyone,

The Saturdays are performing at the V Festival today and tomorrow – very exciting! We travelled up here last night and stayed in a hotel and there are just a few hours to go until we open the main stage!

Despite having performing at lots of festivals, I have to admit I’ve never properly camped at one. I slept in my car at Oxygen festival a few years ago – that’s an experience I never want to repeat! I’d love to go to one but now that I’m a Saturday, I don’t think it’d be the same experience. I think it’d be hard to stay incognito which might ruin it a bit.

Here are a couple of photos from the Sats’ performances at V in 2009 and 2011.





The weather forecast isn’t looking too bad so there might not be any need for wellies. But whether it’s muddy or not, I think wellies are a good bet for a festival plus they can look pretty cool too with a little dress or pair of denim shorts.




My favourite festival fashion accessories are those dainty floral hair garlands – they’re absolutely gorgeous. I wore one backstage at the Hyde Park concert we did and thought it was the perfect boho chic summery touch.




These are my recommendations for what to pack in terms of beauty products for a festival. Obviously you’re not going to spend hours doing your makeup but there are a few key items that will keep you feeling fresh and looking good!




Sun cream – an absolute must! You’re so exposed when you’re at a festival and even if it’s not roasting hot, it’s still very easy to get burnt – which would make sleeping in a tent a more uncomfortable experience than it needs to be! I recommend Garnier Ambre Solaire sun cream. I used it while I was on holiday in Portugal and loved it. I stick to higher factors these days and make a big effort to keep my face out of the sun.

Face wipes – don’t leave for the festival without them. My favourite brand is Simple. I find them really soothing on my skin but they’re still tough enough to remove eye makeup etc.

BB cream – this multitasking, heaven-sent product is a great idea for a festival. It really perks you up which is just what you need if you’re planning to spend a couple of days partying in a field. I used the Garnier Perfect Blur one on my holidays too but most brands do them so try a couple out to find out which ones works for you best.

Dry shampoo – Batiste is a really popular brand and it’s always worked really well for me. I love the tropical one – it smells like summer!

Lip balm – easily forgotten but very important. I’d take a trusty Chap Stick to keep my lips soft – a pot probably isn’t very hygienic for muddy fingers!

I’ll be sharing lots of photos from backstage at the festival so look out for my blog next week.

Love from Una xxx

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  1. I’ve always loved your festival look! Hope you have fun today and great tips too I use simple products on my skin alot!! :)
    & when it comes to make up you are natural beautiful and look better without it :) x

  2. V Festival looks amazing and i cannot believe how far you guys have come to opening the main stage like WWHHHHAAAATTT!!!! I completely agree about Chap Stick it’s better than the Vaseline because that melts easily and Simple wipes are great on your skin especially if it is sensitive! x

  3. #1 That festival outfit is SPOT ON and #2 I heard in an interview that you said A.B. looks like Ben and she did…but now my god she looks exactly like you!

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