We sent a team of editors out to California to see, do, and experience everything that goes on around a music festival (think great style  and relaxed-cool beauty looks ). And now, by the magic of Instagram, you can go right along with them! So far it's been a fun run, including some fabulous nail art, leopard print, and a POPSUGAR-pink cupcake.
It's hard work, we know, but someone's got to do it. Scroll down to see all the fun stuff!
Source: Instagram 
As the sun set on the Coachella Valley skyline, we said goodbye to Coachella 2014 weekend one.
Lorde Gets Loud
Two of the best parts of the Grammy winner's performance: her signature natural curls and vampy MAC Cosmetics lipstick.
The Coachella Valley skyline was gorgeous during the day, but looked purely magical once the sun set.
Festival Style, Perfected
Floppy hat, printed skirt, and itsy-bitsy crop top? This might be one of the most spot-on festival looks we saw all weekend!
Wang For the Win
For a fashion editor, the most exciting part of a music festival might be the big fashion news that happens after-hours! H&M's big reveal that Alexander Wang would be its next collaboration  had us cheering.
For what might've been the coolest manicure we saw all throughout the festival, one partyer was inspired by the walls of Diane von Furstenberg 's Los Angeles store.
We left all the stilettos in Manhattan when we packed our bags! Instead, POPSUGAR Beauty Editor Lauren Levinson picked leather Supergas and POPSUGAR Associate Fashion Editor Leah Melby rocked Trina Turk  slides.
Party at the Pool
Everyone knows the quickest way to beat the heat is a trip poolside. We made sure to block out some afternoon time for a stop by one of the weekend's many fashion parties.
Watch Out For Gators
Who knew California had such big alligators?!
Chain Me Up
In real life, jewelry might not fly for the pool, but at a party with festival folk? It totally works! This belly chain was subtle, but so cool.
Meet a (New) Mansur
We've been eyeing Mansur Gavriel bags for a while now , making us extra excited when we zeroed in on a new backpack shape from the brand.
After a whole lot of wild festival looks, it was refreshing to spot a sophisticated combo that we want to wear in real life, too.
Good Food, Good Fashion
Even with a jam-packed schedule, taking some time to sit down and enjoy a meal was paramount (and so yummy).
Pretty in Pink
By now, you know we love our pink. These striped Marc by Marc Jacobs  sunglasses, done in varying hues, were too sweet to ignore.
Even though we were in town to work, we still needed to look good! Some extra space on the hotel floor worked well as a staging area for the weekend's outfits.
Time For Fun
Just because the sun goes down doesn't mean the fun's over! After a long day at the festival, we played at a grown-up carnival (and totally rode the Ferris wheel).
Another day, another great braid for POPSUGAR Beauty Editor Lauren Levinson.
With contrasting colors in her braids and a seriously regal-looking headpiece, this festival fan was clearly having fun with her look.
Serious Rock-Star Hair
We love Ellie Goulding in general, but we couldn't stop gushing over how perfect that hair was!
Themed Nails Hit the Spot
Beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson came to town ready for action. Have you ever seen a more Palm Springs-appropriate mani??
A Pretty Perfect Vest
Festival fashion often veers toward the boho end of things, but we liked this military-inspired look we spotted.
And because we love our treats wherever we go, a sweet POPSUGAR cupcake provided an afternoon pick-me-up.
A Simple (but Serious) Polish Choice
It was all about strategic prep for beauty editor Lauren Levinson, who picked a gel mani in bold, bright white to last through everything (and how good does it look against a colorful beach ball?).
On the Schedule: Relaxation
Before the weekend got too busy, we carved out some time for zen with yoga under the sun.
We Spotted Spots!
We cheered to find official proof that leopard print works at music festivals, too!
All the Essentials
Who packs like a pro? Beauty editor Lauren Levinson.
A Bright Ride
Cheerful stripes on a green van caught our eyes immediately.
We're not gonna lie — sunshine looks even better in a pair of POPSUGAR shades.
Braids For Days
Beauty editor Lauren Levinson did festival fashion all over, including her 'do, with a braided half-up style.
Skip the Heels
The shoe of choice for associate fashion editor Leah Melby? Studded leather slides.
The Ultimate Party Dress
Music festival aside, a quick tour of downtown Palm Springs turned up a beyond-sparkly vintage dress that we couldn't help but stare at.