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Apr 5, 2019

Festival Beauty Essentials

Since festival season is upon us once again, I thought it might be fun to do a quick roundup of my festival season beauty must-haves. This year marks my 6th festival season, and through trial and error I’ve learned what’s really important when it comes to festival beauty, i.e. products must be easy to use, super effective and on-the-go friendly.

The air is Palm Springs is extremely dry, not to mention the fact that you will be spending quite a bit of time in direct sunlight, so your tresses will need some extra love and attention. Love Pantene Nourishing Oil because it’s super versatile. First, when my hair gets really dry, I apply it to my hair prior to washing it (if you have the time, let it sit on your hair for an hour, trust me, you’ll love your hair after), secondly, I apply it to towel dry hair to prevent heat damage and for some added moisture, third, I use it once my hair is styled to tame flyaways. The Intense Rescue Shots are a recent discovery and I am obsessed. This is what gets my hair back in shape when it’s extremely dry, I also like to use them after I color my hair to make it extra smooth, sleek and hydrated.

Once again, sun in Palm Springs is no joke, so a good sunscreen is a must! Love this particular one because it’s hydrating, super light-weight and water resistant! The Pure Fiji body oil is something that I’ve used for years. Keeping your skin moisturized in dry heat is not an easy task, but this oil gets the job done and it smells great!

Biossance Vitamin C Rose Oil is definitely one of my current obsessions! This one does it all  – brightens, firms, evens out skin tone and keeps your skin hydrated without making it oily (I have oily/combination skin and I always stayed away from oils thinking they will not work for my skin type, but this one does). I’ve talked about Josie Maran Body Butter many times before and I will continue talking about it because honestly, it’s that good! When you’re dealing with extremely dry skin, this product will get you back in shape quickly.

A big fan of Nars palettes in general, I love the Summer Lights Face Palette because it’s offers a great selection of products (4 eyeshadows, a bronzer and a highlighter), has both shimmery and matte shades, and features the prettiest colors perfect for creating that summery, glowy look.

Another Nars favorite  – the Multi Use Lip-Gloss, love it because it can be worn on eyes, cheeks and lips, but also, because it feels very moisturizing on and looks super pretty layered over your favorite shade of lipstick. Speaking of lipsticks, I’ve been super into Lipstick Queen lipsticks as of late. Love the amount of pigment with just the right touch of sheen. Added bonus, they are enriched with vitamin C and natural oils, so they feel extremely hydrating on!


This palette is perfect for creating that sexy night-time smoky eye look. The frosty metallic shades are gorgeous, the mattes are perfectly creamy and the staying power is amazing! Love that!


You know that I am basically a Tom Ford beauty fanatic and the new Aqua Metal Shadows are absolutely insane. Love eye products that are quick and easy to use, and these definitely are. All you need to do is sweep a thin layer across your eyelids for that glowy, sparkly eyes effect. I wear these a lot and always get complements when I do. Added bonus, you can definitely wear them during the day for just a touch of shimmer, of build them up for a more dramatic metallic eyes look.


Biossance Love Your Face Kit, Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel, Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, and Limited Edition Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil | Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter | Pantene Pro-V Lightweight Nourishing Hair Oil Treatment Serum for Split End Repair and Rescue Shots | Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 and Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 | Pure Fiji Coconut Milk and Honey Exotic Oil | Nars Multi Use Lip Gloss in Working Girl and Relentless | Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipstick in Blooming Blush | Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Frost Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette and Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick in Sugar Sugar | Tom Ford Acqua Metal Shadow in Venus Rising and Sheer Cheek Duo in Lissome

Lovers + Friends Ava Top | Denim Shorts (similar here, here, and here) | Paco Rabanne Sparkle 1969 Mini Sequined Faux Leather Shoulder Bag (also love this and this one) | Chloe Boots (similar here, here, and here)

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Love Your Face KitBiossance

Squalane + Peptide Eye GelBiossance

Squalane + Omega Repair CreamBiossance

Limited Edition Squalane + Vitamin C Rose OilBiossance

Whipped Argan Oil Body ButterJosie Maran

Lightweight Nourishing Hair Oil Treatment Serum for Split End RepairPantene Pro-V

Rescue ShotsPantene Pro-V

Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30Beautycounter

Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30Beautycounter

Coconut Milk and Honey Exotic OilPure Fiji

Multi Use Lip Gloss in Working GirlNars

Multi Use Lip Gloss in RelentlessNars

Nothing but the Nudes Lipstick in Blooming BlushLipstick Queen

Eye-Conic Frost Multi-Finish Eyeshadow PaletteMarc Jacobs Beauty

Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick in Sugar SugarMarc Jacobs Beauty

Acqua Metal Shadow in Venus RisingTom Ford

Sheer Cheek Duo in LissomeTom Ford

Ava TopLovers + Friends

Helena ShortGrlfrnd

Jaden High Rise ShortsAgolde

501 High Rise ShortLevi's

Sparkle 1969 Mini Sequined Faux Leather Shoulder BagPaco Rabanne

Blossom 1969 BagPaco Rabanne

Regan Belt BagFrench Connection

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Winona BootiesSam Edelman

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Caceres Buckle BootiesJeffrey Campbell

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Caceres BootieJeffrey Campbell

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Caceres Boots in WhiteJeffrey Campbell

Elana BootsSam Edelman

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Love Your Face KitBiossance

Squalane + Peptide Eye GelBiossance

Squalane + Omega Repair CreamBiossance

Limited Edition Squalane + Vitamin C Rose OilBiossance

Whipped Argan Oil Body ButterJosie Maran

Lightweight Nourishing Hair Oil Treatment Serum for Split End RepairPantene Pro-V

Rescue ShotsPantene Pro-V

Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30Beautycounter

Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30Beautycounter

Coconut Milk and Honey Exotic OilPure Fiji

Multi Use Lip Gloss in Working GirlNars

Multi Use Lip Gloss in RelentlessNars

Nothing but the Nudes Lipstick in Blooming BlushLipstick Queen

Eye-Conic Frost Multi-Finish Eyeshadow PaletteMarc Jacobs Beauty

Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick in Sugar SugarMarc Jacobs Beauty

Acqua Metal Shadow in Venus RisingTom Ford

Sheer Cheek Duo in LissomeTom Ford

Ava TopLovers + Friends

Helena ShortGrlfrnd

Jaden High Rise ShortsAgolde

501 High Rise ShortLevi's

Sparkle 1969 Mini Sequined Faux Leather Shoulder BagPaco Rabanne

Blossom 1969 BagPaco Rabanne

Regan Belt BagFrench Connection

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Winona BootiesSam Edelman

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Caceres Buckle BootiesJeffrey Campbell

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Caceres BootieJeffrey Campbell

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Caceres Boots in WhiteJeffrey Campbell

Elana BootsSam Edelman

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