10 Festival Essentials You Need To Pack For A Carefree Weekend

So you’ve got your ticket, and you are ready for action. Only pack what you need as you may have to carry your festival – ready wardrobe a long distance to where you camp. Don’t forget it all has to go back with you after the weekend!

Sun block: We need to take extra precautions to stay safe in the sun. Exposure to UV radiation is the number one cause of skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in Ireland, so it is imperative to protect and to check your skin. Choose a sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection, with an SPF of 15 or more. Our star buy is P20 once a day application.Riemann_P20_02_800Hydration and Hangover: Oxylent is a pleasant tasting multivitamin that quickly dissolves in water to provide you with a blend of vital nutrients which will hydrate, rejuvenate you.

Product_Adult_AngledShotFestival Portaloos: We’ve all been there holding our breaths and making sure that no part of our body touches the inside of one! Be sure to kill any germs pack an anti-bacterial hand gel.


Avene Thermal Water Spray: If you feel like you’re getting too much sun, or you need something to perk you up in the morning, this beauty essential will refresh even the most festival fatigued faces with one spray.

341697_in_xlDurex Extra Safe Condoms: If you do find someone you want to share your tent with, make sure you stay safe!

Lidoff_540x540Sally Hanson Airbrush Legs: A new favourite among Irish women. Tan in seconds; party for hours.

airbrush-legsBatiste Dry Hair Shampoo: A quick and convenient way to get soft, clean and fresh smelling hair from a bottle. Now who doesn’t need that??

batiste-dry-shampoo-1350316949A Small First Aid Kit: This can stop a little problem turning into a complete nightmare. Make sure to include plasters, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, pain relief and a little something for the tummy. Always speak with your LloydsPharmacy pharmacist for advice when purchasing any medicines.

uploadArticlesuperClient4049486_LLP_WATERPROOF_PLAS_ASSORTMENTw750h750exactWater Wipes: Because it’s impossible to go through your full beauty regime in a tent in the dark! Use these handy wipes for face and body to take off your war paint and also to freshen up.

7182538Mouthwash & Deodorant: It’s important to look and feel good during your festive activities!! It is also important to smell good too!

Pick up all you festival essentials and much more at a LloydsPharmacy near you.

Written by Maria & Audrey, LloydsPharmacy Laois S.C.


Laura Loves: May Must Haves

Laura BThere’s lots of really great beauty to choose from this May at a LloydsPharmacy near you. As ever, there are super savings to be made on seasonal items like sun care and everything you need for getting bikini ready.

Starting with hair care, getting your locks in great condition will help defend against the drying effects of sun, sea and chlorine. This month at LloydsPharmacy you can get Garnier Ultimate Blends super Honey Treasures in a bundle deal; shampoo, conditioner and restorative creme 1-minute treatment, all three for €8.99, amazing bargain.


Bikini season, don’t shudder. Veet have your unwanted hair removal sorted, there’s 33% off selected creams and wax strips, the easy breezy way to smoother skin.

Veet Hair Removal CreamIf you are counting down the days to holidays in the Summer, stock up now on your sun care needs. With products for all the family, there’s 3 for 2 on amazing brands like Ambre Solaire, Nivea, Eucerin and Parasol. If you need advice on your SPF’s and which to choose, ask one of our colleagues in LloydsPharmacy or why not tweet for the information @LloydsPharmIre, they are only too happy to help.

Ambre Solaire Dry MistKeep cool with this great offer from Avene – two tins of Thermal Water (150ml each) for just €12 will rehydrate and soothe overheated, delicate skin. If you keep it in the fridge and use it as needed, it will be a real saviour for Summer.


From saviour to life-saver, before you dig out those flip flops and sandals, let’s talk about feet. Hardened heels leads to a heavy heart, buff them back to smoothness with Scholl’s Pink Pedi device on sale while stocks last for just €29 (RRP €49.99).

uploadArticlesuperClientScholl_Pedi_PinkPharma_Nordi8zzk9urw750h750exactAlso in this special May offer is P20, the sun care range with SPF’s 20/30/50 and superior water-resistance. Usually priced at €29.99, while stock is available you pay €19.99, putting €10 back in your pocket. Stay safe in the sun this Summer!

P20 Sunscreen SPF 30Written by Laura Bermingham