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A girl’s guide to staying festival fresh

Be the envy of all the other festival-goers this summer season with these nifty must-haves. You’ll have the best in fashion accessories, camping gear and other bits and bobs to help you feel fresh and fabulous at your next big summer festival.

GoGirl

You GoGirl

This is the perfect device that all of us ladies have needed at one point or another. You know the one, a disgusting public toilet, a camping trip where a loo means a hole in the ground. There’s no need to hover anymore, ladies, that’s where the GoGirl comes in handy. Perfect for a trip to the Porta Potty, the GoGirl allows us to pee standing up. Neat and discreet! (GoGirl Australia, $14)

Spray-on sunscreen

Spray-on sunscreen

Sunscreen is an absolute must at the festivals. Unless you want to nurse your burn wounds to good health with aloe vera afterwards, make sure you use it! Try out a non-greasy spray-on sunscreen like Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Body Mist. Pop it on in the morning before you go, but don’t forget to keep reapplying throughout the day. (Neutrogena, $10)

Glamping tents

Glamping tents

You’ll be the envy of the festival camping ground with this luxury tent — talk about glamping! This Coral Red Bell tent can fit up to six people and is made from a breathable cotton so it won’t get too stuffy in there on a warm summer evening. And, more importantly, it’s super cute. (Boutique Camping, $585)

Emergency poncho

Emergency poncho

Don’t get caught in the rain again with this Spinning Hat Retro Arcade Blue Festival poncho. Just keep the poncho rolled up and in your bag, ready for when the rains come in. The ridiculous design will instantly put you in a good mood, too. They come in Pirate Flag, Fried Egg, or adorbs Pug and Boxer varieties. (Spoiled Brat, $6)

Keep up your fluids

Keep up your fluids

Keep hydrated during the festival and make sure you have water on you at all times by grabbing one of these great Sigg water bottles. They’re eco-friendly, made out of aluminum and stainless steel and come in a great variety of cute colours and sizes. (Kitchenware Direct, $39)

Doc Martens

Doc Martens

The ultimate festival shoe, a pair of Doc Martens is going to save you from the mud and the mosh pit and keep you on your feet from the afternoon until the sun comes back up again. This classic black pair will match any outfit. (Urban Outfitters, $130)

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Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo

De Lorenzo Essential Treatments Absorb Dry Shampoo is a powder-free dry shampoo, designed to soak up gross sweat — your own and other people’s — from your scalp. It’s also an Aussie brand which uses natural ingredients, which is a nice bonus. (Hairhouse Warehouse, $20)

Solar mobile charger

Solar mobile charger

It’s not a good idea to get stuck at a festival without your phone. Firstly, you want to take photos of all the bands you’re going to be checking out, but also if you lose your friends, you want to be able to contact them. That’s where the Bamboo Solar Mobile Charger comes in handy — genius! (Moolah’d, $35)

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