Get the Festival Glow

Get the Festival Glow


Festival season is on us and we want to get the festival glow, and keep it!

It gets hot and sweaty being in the sun all day and makeup doesn’t stay on too long.

So, what are the essentials?

1. Keep your skin hydrated with Chia Seeds

These little seeds are hydrophilic, absorbing 10 times their weigh in water. Pop a tablespoon of chia seeds in some tupperware with some water, and eat for brekkie to keep your skin fresh all day.

2. Keep energised with Maca:

This superfood will keep your dancing shoes on all weekend. Mix it into some water or make some maca ball treats for the trip:

  • 100g of dates
  • 100g of almonds
  • 100g of desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp of maca powder

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combine, roll into balls and enjoy.

3. Bring some skin love:

I always have my Pai avocado moisturiser on me. Lather a little of this cream on before bed and you will wake up positively glowing.

4. Snack Happy

Festival food isn’t great, so make some of my maca balls (above) bring a bag of nuts, coconut flakes, some coconut water and nak’d bars.
I like the cashew one

5. Sleep sweetly

It can be hard to sleep at the best of times, but with music and people running riot you might need a little hammer. I love to mix some valerian root extra and drop it into my mouth before bed.

6. Recover more effectively

Recover the night’s damage with bananas, coconut oil and fresh ginger tea. Taking a B12 vitamin and a good probiotic will help to restore you back to your glowing self… and of course lots of water.

Other essentials:

  • Ear Plugs
  • Eye Mask
  • Pillow


The aftermath:

When I get home, a proper shower and a facial usually gets me back on track. I love Pai’s facial at Being Content. Using natural products, this facial promises to be a soft and luxurious experience. It gets the glow back after much debauchery!

The most important step is to enjoy yourself! What are your top tips for getting your festival glow?


  • Elise Holland

    I love these ideas, and I can’t wait to try out your recipe for maca ball treats!

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Let me know how they go! x

    • Elise Holland

      They were AMAZING! Thanks Madeleine for the recipe :)

  • Pia Sabel Gulling

    Hi Madeleine! Love your webiste! Can you recommend any podcasts about nutrition, health, well being etc.? I’ve become so much more interested in these subjects after I discovered your blog and would love to learn more (have ordered your book, but it has to be sent to Norway which is taking a couple of days). Best regards, Pia

  • Cassie

    I love these tips! Coconut oil and good food and sleep are my secrets!

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Sleep is a very important one too! Love your tips x

  • Mary

    Hi Madeleine,
    I’m currently in the midst of studying for my A-Levels, and I was wondering if you could give me some advice. The morning before an exam I always struggle to find something to eat for breakfast which is healthy. I need something quick as my exams start at 8:30 but also filling as it has to last me through to around 11, without tummies rumbling. Do you have any suggestions? I’m currently just having toast as it’s quick and filling but it doesn’t give me much energy.

    Thanks, I love your ethos and blog and everything. :) x

    • Madeleine Shaw

      You could either go for protein based breakfast – scrambled eggs, salmon, avocado or if you don’t have time for this you could make some granola and eat with yoghurt or almond milk and some berries. Try this one, or there’s one in my book x

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