Coachella essentials

Coachella Must Have's

Heading to Coachella this year? Can we just start by saying we are extremely jealous, that being said we still want you guys to have the best time ever!! In order to have the most enjoyable experience at any festival, it is essential to prepare beforehand. So we have created this Coachella must have Blog/Survival Guide filled with festival essentials to make sure you guys don’t forget a thing! We are basically taking all the hassle out of packing for you guys, yes we are just that good!

The Perfect Raincoat

So what’s our number one must have for any festival, whether it's in California or right here in Vancouver?Rains Rain Coat A raincoat, it might seem like the most obvious one but we know all to well it can sometimes be forgotten or overlooked, especially when good weather is forecast. However, we all know how unpredictable the weather can be so we would rather be safe than sorry in this case. Sometimes it's not ideal to have to cover up your perfect little festival outfit with a raincoat, but fear not!

The raincoats from Rains range are super cute, stylish & perfect for any festival. These fab rain jackets come in a variety of different colours, shapes & are not too pricey either which is always a big bonus.

We also think there is no better investment than a good raincoat especially when you live in rainy Vancouver.  We can guarantee if you buy one you will be sure to get your wear out of it!

A Good SPF

It is essential to be prepared for the good, the bad & the ugly where the weather is concerned guys. So along with packing your best raincoat & wellies, you will also have to be prepared for the sun & good weather. 

Coola SunscreenCalifornia is known for being HOT & temperatures are set to be in the mid to high thirties this weekend so a good SPF is a must!

We have a huge range of great sun protection available in Kiss & Makeup. However at an occasion like Coachella we would defiantly recommend something with a high SPF & something that is relatively easy to apply.

The Coola Spritz Sunscreen is ideal for when you are on the go or in a hurry. This nourishing & hydrating sun protection feels great on the skin & has an SPF 30. It also has an amazing Pina Colada scent so it gets a big thumbs up from us.

Hair Essentials 

R+Co Death Valley Dry ShampooYou get the perfect blow & arrive at Coachella with perfectly styled hair, but then you dance your first night away & wake up with not so perfect looking locks. Sound familiar? Yep, we have all been there. It's like a festival right of passage, turn up with the perfect do & end up with something resembling an unwashed mess by the end of day one!

So what do you do when you're in a rush but don't want your hair to look like a greasy mess?  The answer is easy, simply give your hair a quick spritz of the R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo. This amazing dry shampoo will instantly add volume and body to your hair. Phew, you have achieved perfect Coachella Hair once again.

 On the other side of things, you might want to embrace the more boho chic messy look. Sometimes the more festival chic your hair looks the better, 

Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray

To achieve this look you will simply want to add some texture & waves to your hair. One of our favourite products to help you get this look is the  Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray.

This deliciously scented salt spray gives your hair that effortless, tussled look & its formulated with golden shimmer so your hair will shine in the light in the most perfect way! So whatever way you want your hair to look this festival season we have you covered.


A Boho Chic Outfit

Coachella is well known for its amazing style scene. I have heard of people planing their festivals outfits a year in advance!

StarMela Top

If you are anything like us such things do not happen & you are more of a last minute dash to the your favourite clothes store kind of gal.

Well don't worry, we most defiantly have you covered where Coachella style is concerned. We carry some ridiculously cute pieces from ranges such as Ichi & star mela. We have everything from the most amazing & super wearable kimonos, tunics, shorts & shirts. Perfect festival attire. Although we do have some of our clothes up online we do recommend you pop into our stores for more variety! 

Refreshing Wipes

Sometimes festivals aren’t as hygienic as we would like them to be. That’s why we would defiantly recommend bringing at least one packet of wipes, if not two!

Neal's Yard - Organic Facial WipesYou will be surprised by how much you will use them. From drinks spillage to just needed a general freshen up, wipes are a must-have. 

We suggest the Neal's Yard Organic Facial Wipes. These soothing wipes will be your bestirred at any festival ladies & gents!


A Big Bag

Lastly, you are going to need a cute bag to put all of your Festival essentials in & we have just the one for you.


When you think of Coachella fashion, bohemian style defiantly comes to mind. This stunning Star Mela Lali Pouch is literally screaming COACHELLA vibes! With its Aztec design & adorable tassels, we are finding it very hard to resist this one! We also think this is just a great summer statement piece, so basically what we are saying even if you are not going to any festivals this year this is still a good buy.

So there you have it guys, we hope we have helped you get Coachella ready. Stay safe & enjoy lovelies xoxo

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