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Welcome to Lolla-Land! Relive the Best Lollapalooza Moments in Our Instagram Diary

Aug 6 2013 - 7:00am

Lollapalooza has come to a close, and after three days of head-turning festival street style [1], beautiful weather (a happy departure from the scorching temps of years' past!), and killer performances from the likes of Emeli Sandé, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and Lana Del Rey, we've packed up our cutoffs and headed back to real life. But not without first reminiscing.

Click through our favorite filtered photos from our trip to Chicago, and be sure to follow us on our POPSUGAR Fashion [2] and POPSUGAR Beauty [3] Instagrams!

— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel

We aren't called POPSUGAR for nothing. Our form of caffeine for our early morning flight to Chicago was this grab bag of yummy gummies. There was really no better way to kick off the Lollapalooza festivities!

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The minute we got to our hotel, we laid out our festival essentials. Our weekend wardrobe included an anorak (for the Friday rain forecast), a Tibi [5] denim vest, comfy Madewell [6] flat sandals, Ray-Bans, and a lot of arm candy, including our Lolla wristbands.

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Is there anything more festive in the Summer than a concert in the park? Ellie Goulding brought the crowds, but the city provided the perfect backdrop.

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Chicago's Grant Park had many beautiful attractions, but none were more photographed than the giant Lollapalooza balloon letters. It was the official spot for festivalgoers' Instagrams.

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Some of our festival beauty essentials included CC cream, eye cream, face wipes, bobby pins, and Band-Aids, of course.

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Who wears short shorts? Everyone at Lollapalooza!

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Right outside the Lollapalooza gates? The Volkswagen Nordstrom [12] van. We must admit — it took a lot of willpower to not skip a few sets to do some serious shopping on Michigan Avenue.

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Camilla Belle stopped in at the CK One Color Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel for a manicure, and we spotted her posing for the camera. We love her short hair!

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We took a break from the fairgrounds to attend MAC Cosmetics' Lollapalooza rooftop soiree. And we weren't without good music for long: The Dolls' Margot and Mia Moretti provided a killer soundtrack alongside special guest DJ Este from Haim.

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We caught Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul getting his face painted at the MAC Cosmetics party. When in Rome!

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You couldn't walk far into the grounds of Lollapalooza without spotting bright hair color, but we think Allyson pulled off the look in a tasteful way with a classic red lip and a green dip dye.

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Forgot your flower crown at home? A whole row of pop-up shops, including the St. Louis-based boutique The Foundrie, had attendees covered with everything from headwear to customized cutoff shorts.

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Eve gave an outstanding performance at the Hard Rock Hotel. We don't know what we loved more, her rendition of "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" or her amazing shorts suit from Topshop [19] London.

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We didn't let Eve leave before we got a snap of her amazing nail art. She also let us in on her airplane beauty secret. Stay tuned for that.

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The weekend's It's So Miami lounge had everything from free real tattoos (no, we didn't partake!) to a life-size chess board to a wall of tees ready for custom screen printing from shirt brand District.

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The shining moment — among many shining moments — of the weekend was seeing Salt-N-Pepa perform in the Asos [23] Rocks afterparty event, but we also ran into Salt getting a prereunion manicure.

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We saw a lot of crop tops this weekend. And we mean a lot. But we hardly even noticed the bare midriff above these amazing patterned pants from BCBG Max Azria.

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Celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams took the time to give us a tutorial on creating the berry lip trend for Fall. One of her tips? Use the moody lip color on cheeks, too. The entire photo tutorial is coming soon to POPSUGAR Beauty, so check back soon.

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We took a break from rocking out to Icona Pop to lay eyes on the latest sunglasses from TOMS. We can't wait to wear these now through Fall.

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This nail art had a rock-star theme, and the detail is amazing. Oh, and did we mention this Dalmatian iPhone case is just as cool?

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One of our favorite new acts? British import Jessie Ware.

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Flower accessories and music festivals are like peanut butter and jelly. They just go together. So, we weren't surprised to see this street-side stand where you could customize your headpiece.

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Yes, his sand castle is better than yours. In the It's So Miami lounge, guests sipped on wine while this artist got to work on a beachy sculpture.

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You better believe we devoured several messy handfuls of Garrett Popcorn. May we recommend the "Chicago Mix" — a bag of both caramel corn and cheesy popped goodness?

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The "sun" sets on another successful festival season. Who needs a moon when you have a giant Lollapalooza balloon?

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