I felt that it was about flipping time I did an update, and felt now is a perfect opportunity for me to do a post regarding some the items I plan to take to Benicassim as I go in less than 2 weeks time. This is just a taster of some of the items I've bought over the last few months, but I've included a few of my favourite things ! I'm really looking forward to my holiday and camping experience...but I'm also REALLY looking forward to wearing all the new clothes, shoes and accessories! You have no idea how much will power it took to have them all in my room for so long and now wear them...its not been easy!
|Primark - £3.00|
In addition to my holiday items, I've also included some Primark purchases I made just today. On Friday I plan to go to Liverpool with my boyfriend. We planned this a while ago, to have one big shopping trip at Liverpool One in order to buy everything we need for the festival holiday. However this hasn't really worked out for me as I've pretty much bought everything I'm going to need (minus the actual camping equipment, oops) but we are staying over in a hotel and plan to go out for the night so I'm really looking forward to it! This is why I went to Primark today to be honest, to buy a new outfit for my shopping trip (don't judge me), I couldn't help it as I really wanted something new to wear! Anyway, the first thing I saw was this gorgeous tan satchel bag (satchels seem to be very popular at the moment). Can you believe it was only £3.00, reduced from £7.00!
|Primark - £8.00|
I also bought these adorable brogues for £8.00 in tan. I've been meaning to buy some for ages, as I tend to only wear boots and definitely felt I was in need of a change. I think these would look good with some black tights and a cute summer dress.
|Primark - £6.00|
I bought this gorgeous shirt top from Primark, its black with bright colourful flowers dotted all over, and I was lucky to get one in my size as there was only 3 left! It came at a cost of £6.00 (a bargain) and I think it will really work with leggings, a long necklace and with brogues!
|ARK - £21.00|
I bought this beach bag from Primark for £7.00 (I think...I took off the tag). Its really bright and summery and is covered in many tiny pink sequins. It is also quite large which is important if its to hold all mine and my boyfriends beach stuff.
I got this feathered necklace from H&M, its got a tribal vibe to it and is very festivally I feel (I think its supposed to look like a dream catcher). Normally I think the jewellery can look a bit cheap and be of poor quality in H&M, but this looks really well made and a bargain at £5.99!
I've been wanting to try Topshop makeup for ages! I have heard some great things about it (on the blogging community mainly) and I'm really attracted to the fresh and very cute packaging. I was looking for a face glow/highlighter, mainly because my skin can sometimes look dry and bland when I've applied foundation. I'm was also looking for something that can give my skin a 'healthy glow' in the sun when applied to the top of my cheeks and brow line. I bought this in a light colour, and I have tested it just once (on Sunday to be precise when the weather was nice). But I really like this skin glow lotion, it gives a lovely subtle shimmer and I was complimented a few times on how healthy and 'glowing' I looked. It cost £10.00, but you do get a lot of product for the price.
I got this Posie Tint by Benefit (for lips and cheeks) in the July copy of Glamour magazine. Its a tiny sample bottle but is perfect for taking on holiday for 10 days. I've tried their dark red tint before but felt it was a little too red on my skin (clown comes to mind) so I was eager to try this lighter pink shade instead. I've only tried a tiny bit on my hand (as the bottle is only small) but it left a gorgeous, more subtle pink stain to my skin, which I think would look lovely with a sun kissed glow. It was really long lasting as it stayed on my hand for a good few hours, even after I washed my hand there was still a hint of colour left. I have a feeling that I'll be purchasing the bigger bottle when I return home.
Finally, no festival is complete without a flower garland for your hair! Your hair can look a dreadful mess but I think that by adding a flower garland to your head it can distract from the birds nest and add interest giving you a feminine and overall cute look. I did a post on flower garlands a few weeks back, since then they have become really popular, cropping up in most hight-street stores. I was tempting by this one from Primark (not only because of the £2.00 price tag) but because I like the way it just rests on the top of your head, unlike elasticated ones that really dig into my head and eventually end up giving me a head ache. There were many colours to choose from including pink, blue and purple! But in the end I went for simple white daisies as I felt they would go with any outfit!