Summer Festival Must-Haves {Giveaway}

Festival season is in full gear and here in Chicago we are gearing up for one of the biggest music festivals of the summer season- Lollapalooza (more affectionately known as Lolla). I’m not going to be able to make it this year but I thought I’d put together a list of some festival must-haves so those of you that are going to Lolla (or any other festival) have the best experience possible.

Sun protection

There is nothing more unfashionable (and painful!) than a sunburn so make sure to pack some sunscreen, a floppy hat and your favorite sunglasses to protect you from the hot summer sun.

Oil blotting sheets

One of my favorite products for the summer months, oil blotting sheets will keep your face looking fresh.

Refillable water bottles

It’s essential to drink plenty of water while you are outside all day, especially with this heat wave we’ve been having here in Chicago!


Keep your breath minty fresh with some gum.

Portable phone charger

You’ll want to send snaps and share ‘grams of your favorite moments but won’t be able to do so when your phone dies.

Toilet paper or flushable wipes

Let’s face it… you are going to have to use the bathroom while you are at the festival and port-a-potties are not the cleanest places in the world. And am I the only one that always picks the one that’s out of toilet paper? If you bring your own flushable wipes, like Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with CleanRipple® Texture, or toilet paper you don’t have to worry because you are all set. Cottonelle® with CleanRipple® Texture is a proprietary innovation on all Cottonelle® toilet paper and flushable cleansing cloths that is designed to clean better (than the leading national value brand) so you’re clean & confident enough to go commando if you want to!

Pain reliever

It’s always good to have a pain killer on hand in case you have a headache or are in pain from walking so much.

Hair tie

Whether it’s to tie your hair back to get some air on your neck or for another use, I always make sure to have a hair tie with me.

Light sweater

When the sun goes down it can get a little chilly, even during the summer months, so having a light sweater in your bag will come in handy during those times.

Makeup setting spray

To make sure you look just as good after hours in the heat as you did when you first started the day make sure to spray some makeup setting spray on your face. ‘Melted’ is not a good look for anyone ;)

Lip balm

Just like you want to keep your body hydrated you will want to keep your lips hydrated so they don’t crack as you are singing along to your favorite song.

Now that I’ve shared my must-have list I’m wondering, what items are on your list? Guiliana Rancic shares her top must haves (pictured below) and we are giving them away to a lucky winner!

Enter via the form (or link) below. Good luck! :)
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Giveaway Entry Details:

The Cottonelle® “Festival Must Haves” Reader Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:01 a.m. EST on July 25, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 8, 2016 (the “Entry Period”)


Cottonelle® Festival Must Haves Kit ($50 ARV). Each kit will include a selection of fabulous festival “must haves” — Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with CleanRipple® Texture (for your bum!), a floppy hat, makeup setting spray, tinted moisturizer and moleskin.

Also, click here to learn how to enter the Cottonelle® sweepstakes for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Wanderlust 108 Festival in Miami (October 22)


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

21 thoughts on “Summer Festival Must-Haves {Giveaway}”

  1. I haven’t been to a summer festival in a few years, but many of the things on your list are on my beach list :)

  2. Lots of good items listed here! Even if I bring sunscreen, I always forget to bring a hat and so the top of my head tends to get sunburned. Maybe one day I’ll learn!

  3. To be honest, I have never been to a summer music festival. I know, I know…smh. lol…
    This is a fantastic list that I will keep for when I finally do have the opportunity to attend my first fest.

  4. It has been forever since I’ve been to a summer festival. I really miss it. I always brought baby wipes, because its a great stain remover, cleanses the face, and cleans almost everything. I would also bring a refillable water bottle. Your list is full of really smart items to bring when you go to any festival.

  5. I have seriously not been to a summer music festival in a while. I have been trying to get to one, but my busy schedule just doesn’t allow the time for it. If I do get out to one, I will keep your tips in mind.

  6. These are all great festival essentials. I love to go spend the day at an event. I always pack sunscreen and snacks.

  7. A big hat and sunglasses is so important if you will be outside all day. I always have sunscreen and wet wipes in my bag.

  8. I wish they’d make the Cottonelle wipes in a much thinner, smaller package. I couldn’t fit that one in my purse, so I hope they think even more portable!

  9. Living in California there are a lot of fun festivals here, like that you have a great list here. Cottonelle wipes are a must in our house!!

  10. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a festival. I have been the unlucky one who has used the one with no toilet paper. It’s a great idea to have some wipes on hand.


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