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Our 12 Must-Knows to Survive Coachella this Year!

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It’s almost here! The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place every April in Indio, CA, a short two hours outside of Los Angeles. Over the last 10+ years, Coachella has grown into one of the largest music festivals in the world. People from all over the globe now travel to California to take part in the unforgettable experience. That being said, ticket prices and availability has now become luck of the draw. This year, tickets to both weekend sold out in a record breaking 40 minutes!!!

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 If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, consider this guide your cheat sheet! Having years of Coachella under my belt, I’ve created a list detailing the top 12 festival MUST haves, & below I’ve included where you can buy them!

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1.) Two pairs of comfortable shoes : You heard me, two. If it rains you will be very glad you listened. Also, comfortable shoes means sneakers, skate shoes, or boots, anything but sandals or heels. Sandals = 200 people stepping on your toes & heels = blisters!

2.) Backpack : Each person is allowed to bring one backpack into the festival. My advice? Do it! Below is what I suggest you put in it. Trust me when I say, Distributing the weight across your body instead of on one shoulder is crucial in 100+ desert temperatures, not to mention it makes dancing so much easier!

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3.) Hat : Anything that gives you 365 degree shade & looks good.

4.) Bandana/Scarf : This is your most important and versatile tool! Pull it out of your bag to sit on, tie it around your head as an anti-sweat fashion statement, drench it in water to cool yourself down or tie it around your face to keep the dust out during those gnarly desert wind storms!

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5.) Sunglasses : Protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays and desert dust storms. Most important though, pick up a quality pair at an inexpensive price point before you leave. Don’t bring your expensive sunnies, I’ve never seen a good outcome with expensive shades at a music festival! Below, I have rounded up a few of my favorite affordable shades

6.) Sunscreen : Try La Roche-Posay tinted (featured below) for your face, ears and neck. Good color, great finish, and it doesn’t leave an oily residue. Spray sunscreen for the rest of your body. It’s easy, it feels refreshing and it protects you from the harsh desert sun!

7.) Tarte oil-absorbing blotting papers : These will help keep your make-up in tact while blotting the excess sweat off. Trust me, you need these.

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9.) Flash Tattoos : A little extra flair of bohemian perfection! We’ve been obsessed with these super fun and chic semi permanent tattoos since we discovered them! (Our favorites HERE & HERE)

8.) Hair Chalk : What better place to have colorful hair than a music festival? Hair Chalk  will last you between two and 10 shampoos and looks great on light or dark locks!

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10.) Light weight sweater: Even at scorching 110+ temperatures, I’ve been out there where it drops to low 50’s at night, & rather than spending $50 on a cheesy Coachella sweater, you will be so happy you have your own.

11.) LED light up fan : Trust me on this one, you will be everyone’s favorite human. Comes in a variety of colors, and as the sun goes down, the fan goes bright enough to illuminate a small room with dozens of random patterns. It’s a fun toy and a lifesaver during the mid-day scorchers.

12.) Mophie : If you only purchase one thing from this entire list, the Mophie is a must have! This is my go-to phone case for any all day event, especially one in the middle of the desert that doesn’t come equipped with outlets.

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Our beauty guide is quite simple. Less is more. Especially out in the desert heat, it’s a nice change to good natural for the makeup, and let your fun accessories and outfit stand out! Above are some of our favorite must-have beauty products.

Below, are a few favorites of the items listed above! It’s your one stop festival shop.

Xx. Jadan Huter

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David Soriano

Congrats To The Winner Of Our Essie’s Cashmere Matte Collection Giveaway!

We’d like to take a moment to announce the lucky winner of the Essie’s Cashmere Matte Collection Giveaway!  Congratulations to Rahiza! Rahiza, please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize! As always, thank you to everyone for making The Blonde & The Brunette your quick daily dose of fashion, style and beauty! – […]

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Astrid

Flats Friday: D’Orsay Flats Are Still The Classic!

Exhale. It’s Friday and we always reach for our flats at the B & B. It’s the perfect start to the weekend.  This summer the big shoe trend we’re spotting everywhere and in LA is the d’Orsay flat. What exactly does this name mean if you’re a shoeaholic? It refers to a shoe style in […]

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

Letarte Spring Break Swimsuit Giveaway

You probably know Letarte. If you don’t, the iconic Maui-based swimwear label is always gracing the most beautiful models year after year in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition including more than 50 swimsuits gracing the pages of SI along with two covers in 2005 and 2013.   Know for their beautifully coordinating cover-ups, swimwear, and […]

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

Last Chance! FarFetch Indulges Us With Free Global Shipping

We never post twice a day but we totally messed up.  This is a need-to-know. Our favorite super edgy fashion site FarFetch has an amazing promo going on right now that gives you free shipping anywhere in the world. This is a BIG deal because you can access the most amazing looks from over 300 […]

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jadan

10 Things You MUST Do For Your Skin Before It’s Too Late!

A few months back, as I was washing my face, I looked at myself in the mirror and was horrified at gasp finding a few fine wrinkles around my eyes! How could it be? I’m only in my mid-twenties! Aren’t wrinkles supposed to start when you turn 50? My mother always used to say “stay […]

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jadan

Ladies! Let’s Get Personal

 Made-to-order fashion has suddenly gone mainstream. In the past, ordering a “custom made” item was an idea available only to the wealthy because creating individualized products was a time-consuming and expensive process. Not any more. More companies are realizing that personalization is the perfect way for clients to express their own sense of style and […]

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Lauren Cheek

Style Inspo: 5 Spring Must-Have Trends!

With Spring almost in full swing (except for five inches of snow in New York City on Friday), we’re taking a moment to regroup after all the craziness of the all the Fashion Week madness. We’re suddenly focused on Spring. Here are our top Five Spring Trends that we could just can’t live without. See […]

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David Soriano

For The Men: Stylish Matching Socks & Boxers By Related Garments

OK, ladies (and gentlemen, if you’re reading), check this out. What would you think of a man that matched his underwear with his socks, perfectly? You’d think he either has too much time on his hands, or, on the other hand, you’d think he has impeccable taste. The latter being most likely if you’re dating […]

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