TIPS TO KEEPING THE GOOD LOOKS WHILE CAMPING
A campsite is not the best place to feel pretty, but maybe you are going on a trip with your crush or a group of people you make an impression on, so what are your options? Here I have broken down the ideas into what is possible in terms of preparation, what you should buy and what you can do once you are there.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU GO
So you have less to worry about, book in to get a tan, wax and get your nails done. Absolutely do not take fake tanning cream because the smell will attract bugs, and do not expect to have time to shave as you might normally in the shower. As for your nails, if you really want them to stay looking great consider getting shellac as you might be doing activities that will chip less durable nail polish. Another idea is to get your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted so you can avoid the hassle of mascara and liner.
Be sure to wash your hair the day you leave to go camping, you cannot be sure the next time you will be able to have a real, long, hot shower. Or maybe you will not be able to at all! If you have never braided your hair before watch some youtube clips and practice, as they will be no dryers or straighteners available.
WHAT TO TAKE
We all know that beauty sleep is a thing, so be sure to have a comfortable pillow and mattress/stretcher/inflatable pad for getting as many uninterrupted hours of sleep as you can!
In terms of makeup, a tinted moisturiser with sun protection is going to be your first necessary product. After that, a tinted lip balm that also has sun protection, and if you want a little extra colour it can double as a blush. If you are swimming while camping then waterproof mascara and liner are a must, however, try not to use so much as without your other products it will look quite unbalanced. Furthermore, be sure to have makeup remover wipes to try to get this stuff off before bed.
Mosquito spray should be your only scent! Do not take perfume, hair spray, scented moisturisers or anything of the like as they often attract insects.
For your hair, take some dry shampoo, a comb, headbands and elastic bands. Also a sun hat for relaxing and a cap for any games, sport or activities will come in useful.
As for clothes, do your best to find simple and not too tight ones that will dry rather quickly. Do not pack anything you are scared might get dirty, or anything that has loops, holes or a fuzzy texture that could get caught on sticks and branches. Darker colour clothes like brown, purple or dark green will still look fine even if you get a bit dirty.
Try not to stress or spend too much time with your makeup or hair, remember that everyone else is in the same situation so keep your time getting ready to a minimum so you can be out enjoying with your friends. Ten minutes should be enough to put on your cream, lip balm, liner and mascara (if you need it) and do your hair with a headband and ponytail or braid.
Does anyone else have any great tips? Looking good is feeling, I say.