Your secret is out. You’re officially busted. We know you’ve been replaying Girls Trip on repeat + secretly comparing your crew to the Flossy Posse as you’re prepping for Essence Fest 2019! In theory, every trip with your squad is filled with unlimited mimosas, VIP passes, throwback memories and all-nighters that take you back to freshman year. And as much as we wish these magical moments would all happen spontaneously, past experiences have taught you that girls weekend can quickly spiral out of control when working from an invisible agenda.To keep your trip stress-free all you need to know are the 3 P’s, and we have you covered!
Pictured: @lisette + @joyjah
We know planning can seem tedious, but it can save you from unnecessary drama later. We all have the one friend who loves to plan down to the very minute + one who has never owned a calendar in their entire life. The trick is to find a common ground where there’s a schedule with some wiggle room. Start a group chat or a google doc allowing everyone to add at least one event/activity they want to attend. And speaking of Essence Fest, we know one event that the whole crew can agree on. Free drinks? Free products? Oh, it’s a win! RSVP for our Sip + Shop where you can come meet us! RSVP ~ NOLA Sip 'n Shop!
This can seem like a small detail that could get lost in the hustle + bustle, BUT, it’s the glue that keeps everything together. From in the car to getting ready to go out, it literally becomes the soundtrack to your trip. Let’s be honest. We’ve all seen amazing films with a soundtrack that made you wish it was a silent movie. Just like the overall planning, this piece of the puzzle is a collaborative effort! Create your Tidal or Spotify playlist with a touch of everyone’s personal faves. We get you may not like every song but hey, it could also introduce you to new artists you may come to love.
Save the most important for last! You’ve planned your outfit from the accessories, shoes + show stopping colorful looks. However, a head-turning outfit means absolutely nothing if your hair is not cooperating, right? You had to leave your overflowing baskets of haircare products and tools at your apartment but are saved by travel kits of your fave collections! Now, you don’t have to run to the hotel lobby praying that the random product in the gift shop will do the job! Speaking of travel kits, our Almond Marshmallow + Hibiscus Honey minis will have your hair looking fresh all trip! You can pick these cute 2oz items up at select CVS stores!
And that's that! Let go, have fun, and take lots of pics with your #CURLFRIENDS! See y'all in New Orleans!