SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
On Saturday a huge group of us got a coach (I booked a mini bus but a coach turned up) to Shock Out, which is a big event that got put on at the Bath and West show ground. All I can describe it as was a mini festival, apart from the fact by the time it got to mid-night it was -4 degrees. We arrived to the event at about 9 and got picked up at 4:30AM when it begun to die down. The acts included J Hus, Darkzy, Shy FX, King of the Rollers, My Nu Leng, High Contrast and so many more. There were 4 different stages, all being the same size but I only stayed at one which was called The Blaze. I am a bit annoyed I did not search the grounds a bit more, but I was so happy in the exact same spot for 8/9 hours with everyone.
Dress – MissGuided
Shock out is a big organisation and this is the first year it has been put on. It is at the exact same place as WestFest which is a Halloween rave which takes place every year. I would definitely recommend this event as it reminds you of the festival season which is only in a few months.
I hope you enjoy this short post, I am sorry it is so full of photographs.
On Saturday I went to a day event at Motion called Sequences. We got there at around 2:00PM/3:00PM after getting the bus from home to Bristol. Thankfully we missed the rain when we arrived before it completely tipped it down at around 5:00PM for the rest of the day. At the event there were 3 different stages, The Blast, Bandulu and Critical. Chase and Status DJ and Flava D were the best acts although the whole day was amazing. We all stayed in Bristol at our friends Uni home, when the boys all went back out in Bristol but us girls took over the bed.
Top – Urban Outfitters
Trousers – BooHoo
On Saturday night I went to Godney Gathering with my best friends. If you have been following my blog for a while you will see that I went last year and had the best evening! This year was also great but was such a rush. I finished work at 6:00PM and went strate there, even though I was knackered, hungover and stank from the night before. Being the trooper that I am, I downed half a bottle of wine before I got there meaning I did feel a lot more relaxed.
If you didn’t know, Godney Gathering is a family festival which is taken place in Godney. This is near where I live. It is a small event where a couple of bands play, with festival food, clothes stoops and even a silent disco! It goes on all day and you can even camp, I really recommend it if you just wanted a nice day out with your friends or even your kids as it is extremely children friendly. The music turns off at midnight which is when the festival ends. From there, my friend Jess gave me a lift to another friends house where I met my boyfriend and went home. It was an earlier night than before but the next day was still a massive struggle.
I love you…
This Festival is Solly and I’s fourth Glastonbury spent together. Although the second one we were technically not together we still spent the whole time with each other. It is crazy to think how much we have changed but there is nobody I would enjoy this festival with more. He is the only person who stays out with me until the sunrises, the person who looks after me when I get into a state and probably the only person who doesn’t care how much I stink.
Glastonbury is not on until next year, so lets let the 718 day count down and to many more Summer adventures.
Glastonbury Festival 2017
It is safe to say that this Glastonbury was the best year I have ever been. I was in the best company, the sun was shinning and I think everyone can agree that we could not of been happier. I was camping with a close group of friends, including my three best friends Kelsey, Jess and Holly and my boyfriend Solly. We camped near the top of Pennard Hill, close enough to the toilets and the night life but still far enough away. It was amazing this year as unlike last year, we were able to walk around in just socks avoiding any mud. I wore my Adidas trainers the whole time.
I don’t think I could even tell you my favourite memory of this years Glastonbury, as every single day and night was just as good as each other. I feel as if I definitely made the most of it. Other than just being with my close friends, there were many other people around the site that I knew, like my cousins and other school friends. So it was great to spend lots of time with other people. I want every Glastonbury to be like this one, but I know that in 2 years time, a lot would of changed.
The Glastonbury comedown is real.
Getting ready for Glastonbury Festival 2017
With Glastonbury Festival just around the corner, it definitely about time I started to prepare what I was going to bring. My beauty festival essentials are very simple. I wear barely any makeup due to tiredness and the magic of glitter. This year is slightly different to last year as I have learnt to look after myself and have got into a striked moisturising routine, so I know that when I am at the festival I will get irritated if my skin isn’t clean.
My first and most important beauty essentials has to be body spray and different. Anybody that has been to a festival will know that after a couple of dance in the sun, dancing away, you will smell. This year I am taking Nivea Anti – Antiperspirant Spray, Sanex invisible under arm and 2 Charlie body sprays. All these items I found in Tescos for around £2 each, so very affordable. The next item is Dry Hair Shampoo – Batiste Instant Hair Refresh. Unless you use the showers provided by Glastonbury Festival or wash you hair under the sinks, your hair will get greasy after 5 days. This dry hair shampoo has always served me well so I definitely recommend it. I then also pack femfresh and wet wipes.
I also bring some sort of lip balm as whenever I drink I always seem to get sore lips, this Nivea Lip Butter I have been using all year so I bought two new ones for the festival, both at £1 each. This Vital Moisturising cream by Trilogy I got in a BirchBox and thought it is a perfect travel size. I have only used this moisturiser a couple of times and it definitely works on my skin. It is quite thick so it will be suitable to put on in the mornings of the festival. And last but not least I will be using this Simple BB Cream. I use this in the summer time and it gives me an even foundation line while also feels great on my skin. When you are out all day you do not want to be wearing loads of makeup.
Overview of the beauty packing list:
- Diodrent – Sanex
- Under arm spray – Nivea Anti – Perspirent
- Body spray – Charlie
- Primark wet wipes
- Lip butter – Nivea
- Moisturiser – Trilogy
- BB Cream – Simple
I hope this short list helps any of you while you think about what to take to the festival. Quick tip, minimise the amount of stuff you take. You do not want to be carrying in loads of equipment you will not be using.
I will speak to you all after the festival!
Sunday 28th May
Love Saves the Day this year was absolutely amazing. It was one of those events that I ended up not even being excited about as my friend couldn’t come because of her car crash. But because I was not looking forward to it, it made it 100x better. It is a friendly, two day festival at Eastville park, that My Nu Lend and Nadia Rose played at. If you live near the area or are around in Bristol on the May bank holiday I seriously recommend. The day tickets are around £35.00 and you definitely make the most of your money. After Love Saves the Day I also went too the Motion after party, but by the time it got to 3:00AM, I was absolutely dead. So my friend Adam and I got a taxi back to his UWE accommodation and I stayed at my cousins (the girl on the right on the bottom photo) as she also goes to UWE. I went to this event with my cousin Anna, her friend Laura and Anna’s boyfriend Olle. But I also had a couple of friends from home who attended. This event takes place at the same place as Tokyo World, which happens at the end of September. So if you missed Love Saves the Day, definitely by your tickets for Tokyo World.
Top – Pretty Little Thing
Trousers – Boohoo
Trainers – Adidas
Sunglasses – Amazon
This is the beginning of the Summer, now I just need to finish all of my college work. I am writing this post on my last day of the half term, while trying to write out everything I need to do this week. I have been really slacking on my blog but at the same time have been extremely busy this week. But I have many posts in my draft ready to go live.