A Guide to What to Wear at Festivals

Festival season is just round the corner; soon hundreds of thousands of people will be hitting the road to soak up all the year’s best music, drink and atmosphere. The time is approaching when dusty tents will be dragged down from attics, wellington boots will be put through the wash and prayers will be said for particular festivals to be swathed in sunshine. One festival no doubt prayed for more than others is Coloursfest in Scotland – victim of Scotland’s temperamental weather on many an occasion. Perhaps more important than the weather forecast is the attire that the average clubber should wear to this annual event.

Coloursfest is Scotland’s longest running dance event back for its’ 9th year. The enormous 6 arena event is a favourite amongst DJs and clubbers alike. 10, 000 party people will descend upon the River Clyde to dance the night away to the best DJs the world has to offer. Clothing will have a strong presence at this event as this will be a chance to promote the brand to the youths of the nation as well as offering these people the chance to check out the latest collection of T shirts, jeans, shoes and jackets. Clubbers will use this opportunity to wear a vast range of t-shirts and sweats to an extent where we could see a festival draped in colourful casual tees.

Choosing the outfit to wear to this event is an extremely important and time consuming process with many factors taken into consideration. As clubbers will be on their feet most of the night, flat shoes are highly recommended. Leave the heels at home. For guys, jeans are a must as this is a casual event along with a casual T shirt as these shirts are designed specifically for this kind of environment. You want an outfit that will let your skin breathe and keep you cool throughout the night. Entering the festival in sweats and hoodies is perhaps too casual and can make the clubber feel uncomfortably warm over the course of the night. The range of clothes typically worn by those going to the event, shows that you do not necessarily need to wear clich├ęd fluorescent outfits to clubbing events. Bright, vibrant colours are recommended as this coincides with the theme of colour. There is a sizeable range of men’s and women’s casual T-shirts and stretch denim jeans to fit the needs of every individual; unfortunately they do not sell any whistles.

Coloursfest takes place at Braehead Glasgow, on June 5 featuring star names such as Mauro Picotto, Seb Fontaine and Dave Pearce. Tickets have sold out for the past 6 six years so you better order them fast. Good luck and I will see you at the front!

Teens: How to Prepare and What NOT to Wear on Your Mexican Jungle Tour – Look totally in Fashion!

Teens (and adults, too) ~ ziplining, hiking and cave snorkelling in the jungle is no excuse to look drab!

Any day trip you make in the Yucatan, Mexico, home of the ancient Mayan, whether it be tripping around Chichen Itza, hiking through the Tulum jungle or ATVing along ancient Mayan sacbe’s, it is cool to be fashionable and not packing the kitchen sink.

Being a local in the jungles and beaches of the ancient Mayan world all my life and knowing a lot of adventure guides I have written “What To Prepare and What NOT to Wear” guidelines that are shared in two parts.

My name is Landis Grace and welcome to the jungles and adventures of the ancient Mayans.

1) DO NOT bring a huge backpack that is ugly and makes you look like Marco Polo. In a style that matches your swimsuit bring a small stylish backpack or even a beachbag with long handles that you can use like a backpack. I like the small backpack better because it has pockets but the beach bag will do, too. As long as it matches your swimsuit.

2) DO NOT bring your wallet. Wallets are heavy – Put the cash you think you will need for the day (preferably pesos but American dollars are accepted mostly everywhere), some identification like your health card, social insurance card and a credit card in a sandwich size ziploc bag to keep it dry from the water bottle, wet towel or even in the unlikely event of rain. Leave your important identification like your passport and the rest of your cash in the safe in the hotel. Don’t bring another smaller purse to put in the big purse – it adds unnecessary weight and if you have two purses your ‘purse-instinct’ might let you leave one of them somewhere.

3) DO NOT wear hiking boots – they are ugly, heavy, take too long to dry and you will not need them! DO wear some nice sandals, of course comfortable without tall heels so you can walk in them without socks, yuck, and the best would be sandals that could get wet and would dry quickly… leather is okay, but leather doesn’t dry fast. Even though the weather is perfect here in Mexico there are the odd puddles ~ and you want to be able to happily stomp through them not worrying about the state of the shoes afterwards! The jungle is the place to get back in touch with your inner child, not spending the day in wet leather hiking boots!

4) DO NOT get caught with uncharged batteries or a full chip on your camera or phone! Make sure you charge up everything the night before you leave – and download any photos you don’t need ~ you don’t want to be fumbling for your battery or deleting photos to make room as that spider monkey whooshes past you on your jungle walk! And – ziploc bag the stuff you don’t want to get wet!

5) DO NOT go without food! We have precious sugar levels to keep up! There is no reason why we have to starve waiting for the lunch stop. When you are booking your trip ask if lunch “comida/komeeeedah is/es incluido/inclueeeedoh”. Even if it is, it will probably mean a designated stop at a designated time so until then you might get hungry. Try to take small snacks from your hotel the morning of your trip to suffice on the bus, or between the opportunities of finding a snack or lunch stand. Grab some hard snacks like apples, cookies or oranges from your hotel, and have everything pre-washed with bottled water if it hasn’t been already. You can do like the Mayans and pre-peel the oranges so all you do is eat from the bag. Throw some paper towels in the ziploc bag as well. Don’t bother with food like bananas and grapes as they get soft and squishy in minutes in the Mexican heat! Once you are inside the ruins, there may be no time nor availability for food.

6) DO NOT dehydrate! Grab a lime or two from your hotel and squirt some in your water bottles ~ it tastes better. Maybe even add a little sugar. And this is another suggestion – a lot of people like to freeze their water bottles the night before, but I do not recommend this – first off, it will go from being frozen to lukewarm very fast and in the meantime unless it is in a ziploc bag it will make a mess in your beach bag or backpack with the condensation. Leave it room temperature, that is the best for your stomach anyways. (the plastic bag is still a good idea anyways though)

7) DO NOT have streaky makeup ~ no, no, no ~ chicas, this is why waterproof mascara was invented – in another small plastic bag bring a small mirror in a crash-proof compact, waterproof mascara for touchups, lipstick (that matches your swimsuit and backpack) and a couple of paper napkins for sneezing, cleaning or wiping. If you are a fashion queen you could bring a hair brush, but a small one. Bring some extra hair elastics.

8) DO NOT bring a huge container of sunscreen! Transfer a small amount of sunscreen into a small plastic bag or small bottle. Start the morning with some on, and you won’t have to reapply until mid way through the trip, and probably only once.

9) DO NOT eat food from vendors that cannot be cleaned by you. Some of the local people will be selling food like bags of peeled oranges, pineapple, or peanuts outside the entrances of most of the ruins ~ I have personally eaten those but I wash fruit first with my bottled water. Peanuts in the shell are better or course. Unless you are starving though, best not to chance anything. It’s not necessarily a cleanliness issue, because I am fine with all the foods I eat here in Mexico, but when I go back to Canada every summer my stomach feels queasy there for awhile – so I think it is just what we become accustomed to – so don’t take a chance if you don’t need to.

So now you know what your backpack is filled with for your trip. – camera, phone, plastic bag as wallet, plastic bag with a small amount of sunscreen, water bottle, compact, tissue, lipstick, mascara, maybe a hairbrush, elastics and for the first half of the trip anyways, apples, oranges and cookies. Not bad. You are probably thinking what about towels, and swimsuits and changes of clothing and all that stuff? Well I have some really good jungle fashion ideas about that, too, that I will share with you in DRESS FASHiONABLY iN THE JUNGLE! ~ How to Prepare and What to Wear on your Mexican Jungle Tour PART 2.

A Man’s Guide to Fragrance: How to Choose and Wear Cologne

There are more benefits of wearing cologne than you could imagine. A good cologne not only makes you smell good and feel confident, but can also help connect with people on an emotional level. A cologne with a pleasant smell can do your personality a world of good, helping you look sharp. Not every cologne suits everyone. A fragrance that works wonders for someone can result in sensory overload in your case. To get the most out of your cologne, you need to pick a fragrance that suits your style and personality. The way you wear your cologne also has a far-reaching impact on your present ability.

Tips for Choosing the Right Cologne

You do not have to be a perfume expert to choose the cologne that suits your personality. All you need to do is develop a better understanding of the fragrances that delight your senses and your environment. Here are a few tips for buying perfume online.

Educate Yourself on Fragrance Families

Before starting to look for best perfumes online, learn about fragrance families. Scents can be classified as floral, woody, or amber. While amber fragrances are exotic and sweet, floral scents include flowery fragrances. Woody fragrances traditionally have sandalwood and cedar notes. When buying a discounted men’s cologne online, look for a fragrance with unique composition.

Consider Your Personality and Body Chemistry

Look for a cologne that suits your personality. If you are a determined person, look for musky amber scents. Woody concoctions are usually preferred by charismatic men. If you are a romantic at heart, go with floral fragrances. Green, citrus, and aquatic fragrances are best for sporty men. Another important factor to consider when buying a cologne is your body chemistry. Look for a fragrance that works best with your natural body odor. The scent should smell good even hours after you applied it.

Take Your Geography Into Account

If you live in a humid climate, look for a strong scent. Men who live in low humidity areas must opt for a light scent.

Rules to Follow When Applying a Fragrance

  • Apply cologne immediately after a shower. To avoid irritation, hold the spray nozzle at least 3-6 inches away from your skin.
  • Start by applying the fragrance to heat areas including your chest, forearm, shoulder, inner elbow, wrist, neck, and inner jaw.
  • Avoid rubbing the perfume into your skin as it will kill the note
  • Avoid spraying on your clothes.
  • Most importantly don’t overdo

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