The ULTIMATE Festival Survival Guide!

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It’s officially festival season Shopcaders! As Glastonbury kicks off today and with Wireless, V, Reading and Lovebox all just around the corner, we thought we’d put together a little festival survival guide to get you through in style. Or at the very least, leave you looking half decent 😉

It’s all in the packing…

You have two options here:

A) Small backpack: We say small, because there have been those who show up with the world’s biggest backpacking bag. Pack light and don’t waste your money on a designer number because we guarantee it will be as muddy as you by the end.

B) Bumbag: Moschino have made them cool again, need we say more?

DO NOT take a suitcase… people will laugh at you.

Lookin’ good…

It goes without saying that you have to rock up at your festival of choice looking as cool as humanly possible. It also goes without saying that you won’t be washing for four days, so how can you keep up this stylish façade?

Face: Go glitter mad. Glitter covers everything and will officially replace your foundation for the duration. Not a fan of glitter? Then face paint and stickers are equally acceptable here. False lashes are not exactly essential, but they look pretty and will finish off your drag homage nicely 😉 If all else fails… buy a wig.

Hair: Thank god for dry shampoo, we’re sure you will agree. Blow dry your hair on the day of departure and wave goodbye to a brush for the best part of a week. Repeat after us… wake, spray, ruffle and style. Hair ties, hair chalk, headbands and this summer’s must have- floral crowns will make sure your hair stays looking fresh, even if the rest of you smells a bit funky.

Nails: Opt for nail wraps before you go and take a few spare sets to change it up to suit your mood.

Look: Wellies and a rain mac will see you through in style this festival season. Other than that, go for a super cool statement tee, denim cut offs, your shades of shame (they hide everything) and a sweat you can chuck on if it gets a bit chilly. Our biggest piece of advice here? KEEP IT SIMPLE.

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5 Reasons You Need Rainbow Hair Now!

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So, we don’t want to appear bossy or anything, but well, if you’re not planning on colouring or at least chalking your hair this summer, you may as well go into hiding, because rainbow hair is like, THE hottest beauty trend right now!

We’re talking teaser hair chalk streaks, full on colour, dip dye ends, you name it! Anything to give your hair a bit of oomph will go down a treat, trust us.

Here’s 5 reasons why you need to jump on the bandwagon. STAT!

1.  Kylie Jenner is a fan.

2.  You will totally believe McFly are singing about you.

3.  People will stare at you in amazement because your hair is the colour of a RAINBOW.

4.  You will suddenly be 50% more interesting.

5.  Did we mention Kylie Jenner is a fan?

If those reasons don’t convince you, then check out this awesome tutorial on how to get rainbow hair by Jellybeamers on youtube. Enjoy!

Need more prompting? Then find everything you need here to get your rainbow hair kick started!

The Quirky Trends of 2013

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Quirky Trends of 2013

Yes. 2014 is well and truly underway. As we say goodbye to all that is so last year, we take a look back at some of the popular, and er, slightly weird, trends of 2013 that we were all (and probably still are!) loving.

5. Cat Lady

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Yep, the cat’s outta the bag. We all know watching cat videos is one of the best things ever. That was until we discovered CAT CLOTHING! We turned into crazy cat ladies last year, wearing feline finds to make our outfits look extra purrfect. (Sorry, couldn’t help ourselves!)

From dressed up moggies to chic feline prints, we just couldn’t get enough of it.

 

4. Halloweird

Quirky Trends of 2013 - 4. HalloweirdAs usual, we discovered some pretty quirky Halloween costume ideas. There was just too much to choose from, from animal onesies to galaxy leggings and bubble wrap suits – we were jumping at the chance to accept that costume party invite.

Of course, our fave celeb inspo last year comes from the one and only Queen of Twerk, Miley Cyrus. Where do we even start…?!

 

3. Back To The Future

Quirky Trends of 2013 - 3. Back To The FutureMetallics, creepers, studs, spikes and holographic pieces. We felt out of this world wearing one of our futuristic outfits. And it sure did make those heads turn.

One of our all-time wardrobe must-haves is a metallic clutch bag (gold, or silver) which is sure to match any evening outfit.

 

2. Talk To The Sweat

Quirky Trends of 2013 - 2. Talk To The SweatWho needs to talk the talk when your sweatshirt says it all, eh?! Slogan sweats were all the rage last year with you trendy fashionistas making a statement wherever you went.

These weirdly wonderful pieces can be worked in so many ways, we were just spoilt for choice! From pairing with some joggers and strappy sandals for a sports luxe outfit or adding to a plaid skirt and creepers for schoolgirl chic, we loved rocking this look.

 

1. Rainbow Hair

Quirky Trends of 2013 - 1. Rainbow HairYep, you guessed it. Hair chalk has made it to numero uno in our top 5 quirky trends of 2013. A style we’re STILL trying to pull off, come rain or shine, this year!

Go for pastels this Spring/Summer to keep bang on trend and try curling your hair beforehand for a long-lasting effect.

 

And now we just can’t wait to see what weird and wonderful micro-trends 2014 has to offer…

The Goss: Katy Perry Announces ‘Prism’ UK Tour Dates!

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Katy Perry announces UK ‘Prism’ Tour: This news has totally brightened up our Monday morning, we don’t know about you?! The lovely Katy Perry has just announced her UK tour dates for new album, Prism kicking off in May 2014! After the success of her California Dreams tour in 2011 we’re super excited to hear she will be back on the road and visiting her lovely fans. The show will kick off in Belfast on May 7th, ending in London’s O2 on the 30th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, so start planning your ticketing strategy now Katy obsessives!

Vivienne Westwood to write memoirs: OH MY GOD can you imagine how amazing this book will be? Due out next year, the grand dame of fashion herself will be spilling all in her official memoirs. We can’t wait, it’s seriously on our wish list already!

Miley Cyrus performs on X Factor: It was hyped to be one of The X Factor’s best guest star performances and what with all her recent drug EMA controversies, you would have thought Miley wouldn’t disappoint…. And yet, we were left pretty underwhelmed by the whole thing. The biggest shock? She actually covered up and wore a long metallic dress complete with brick lane turban (yep turbans are back in fash) to belt out her Number 1 single, Wrecking Ball.

Alexa Chung hearts hair chalk: The ever gorgeous Alexa Chung has given one of the hottest hair beauty trends her seal of approval by posting this pic on her Instagram page. Hair braids and hair chalk? Clearly this lady knows how to make a fash statement. We heart.

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Meadham Kirchoff for Topshop: The wait is nearly over fashion fans, as Meadham Kirchoff’s fourth collection for the high street giant lands in store on November 21st. The capsule collection is themed around ‘cherrys’ and it’s clear the duo have had a hoot designing this one. What with Isabel Marant for H&M last week and this collab coming out Thursday, we’re being seriously spoilt by the high street at the mo. Who needs high end, eh?

And finally…

blog.image-daily.gloss-bubble-181113-ukShopcade hearts Joey Essex: Oh Joey how we love you and your pearly white knashers! We think he will be hilar on I’m A Celebrity if last night’s opening episode is anything to go by. The Only Way is Essex star was ripped for his brilliant pearly whites by his campmates as soon as he landed, but he may have the last laugh as we can see romance blossoming between him and Amy Willerton. Lotsa flirting going on last night on the ITV show as Amy attempted (she really tried, bless her) to teach Joey how to tell the time with a giant makeshift clock on the floor. Joey’s response? “It’s so much easier to look at your phone though, isn’t it?” Brilliant.