#BeautiesOnFire – Pretty in Pastel

This months #BeautiesOnFire theme is one of which fellow blogger and close friend, Rossy, has been hoping for, for some time now and this month I can finally say that ‘Pretty in Pastel’ has won the Twitter poll for March! I for sure can’t wait to see what all of the participants come up with, though Rossy’s enthusiasm excites me! In the meantime, I intended on having a trick up my sleeve for this one, lets see how bad it failed, shall we?

So as you’ll be aware by now this is, of course, a fashion and beauty collaboration and again I’ve decided to put together a beauty look for this months theme. I wanted to create something wearable as I were visiting my Nanna on the day I were working on this and due to wearing a purple shirt dress I opted for a purple pastel make-up look to accompany it, with a pastel pink shade used on the lips concluding the final creation.

I feel like pastel shades are easy to keep wearable due to their light barely there tones, so I totally lucked out with this one. I’d definitely be interested in seeing a more ‘out there’ pastel look however, or in trying it out for myself in the future. As it happens I had originally wanted to go a lot brighter and include many more colours, unfortunately it just weren’t happening for me though and I literally went in such a mood with it, silly make-up, silly face! 😛 As always the products I used can be found below, too.

Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer
Max Factor Face Finity 3 in 1 Foundation – Beige 55
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair 1
Collection Primed & Ready Invisible Setting Powder – 01

Make-Up Revolution London – Bronzer Pot
Make-Up Revolution London Pressed Highlighter – Ice Kiss

Brows & Eyes
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette – Whiskey (brows)
MURL Eyes Like Angels Palette – Lilac Frost, Lilac Shimmer & Bold Purple
Make-Up Revolution London Pressed Highlighter – Ice Kiss
Max Factor Flash Lash Epic – Black

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Paris

I also decided to take a risk when playing with hair dye! My blue had again faded at an alarming rate, but whilst out shopping I spotted some hair dyes – you may recognise the above from my post ‘Budgets and Bargains, Cheap and Cheerful!‘ There weren’t any blues and I were feeling reckless that day, so instead picked up a pastel lilac, having no notion of how it would turn out, though not really caring! So it’s with this, that I give you the results of my recent craziness!

And the results are… Drum-roll please…….. Absolutely none. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. The pastel lilac did nothing at all to my hair, I didn’t really expect much though, after all it’s a pastel colour being put over a darker colour… The only real hope of it doing anything would be over very light colours, though I did think that maybe it would do something to the lighter parts of my hair, like the massively faded light green, or even the little bits of bleachy colour where my dark brown and blue meets, alas that’s not so. Oh well, I tried.

Did you enjoy this months theme? What’s your favourite pastel shade? I’d also love to know about any crazy hair colours you’ve had – which colour should I try next?!

With Love,
Disaster Davis x


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16 thoughts on “#BeautiesOnFire – Pretty in Pastel”

    1. Same here, I thought it might have done something even if it had have been slight! Ahh thank you lovely! It’s faded even more now, in desperate need of picking up a dye soon!

  1. I just saw that the pastel didn’t work! Ahaha but the hair colour you have is lovely though! I want bright colours in my hair; but mine is jet black and the hair salons in korea might not be able to do it. They did my friends hair and it was supposed to be pastel but it came out grey 🤦🏻‍♀️

    1. Thank you honey, it’s massively faded now, I’m overdue getting another dye on it SO bad! I’ve just not had the time to pick up a dye. 🙁 I’m not sure what’s available for hair in Korean salons, do they use bleach at all? If so then you should be able to achieve a bright colour, the only trouble is bleach really damages the hair so it’s important to use conditioning treatments on it regularly to keep it in good health! 🙂 Oh dear, which pastel shade were your friend trying to go? I’ve heard that the purple pastels can often turn grey, or that grey colours can also get purple tinges to them!

    1. Thank you! For a pastel colour it would definitely need bleaching and if you’re going to use bleach I’d definitely recommend an Olaplex treatment alongside it to keep your hair in as good condition as is possible. Argan Oil conditioner is saving the life of mine at the minute too! 🙂

  2. Sucks the he didn’t do anything for your hair. How long did it last before it started washing out?
    And I love the makeup look, and you’re right, with such light colors we kind of lucked out on this month. Can’t wait to see next momths lol

    1. I know, right? Oh well better luck next time.. I just need to remember to buy the dye I want when I’m next in town, I always keep forgetting! I’m not sure, because with it being a pastel colour there didn’t seem to be much colour washing out even when I first did it, so I’ve literally noticed nothing ha ha! Thank you honey! Definitely, pastel shades are so easy to keep minimal!

  3. I was expecting more as well. I am not brave enough to put any crazy colours because I had to cut all my hair off due to heat damage basically starting over now 🙈

    1. Oh no, it takes forever too, doesn’t it?! I hope it doesn’t take too long for you to get your hair the length you want! I’m a nightmare with my hair, I’ve already been thinking about what colour to go after blue! 😛

    1. Ahh thank you so so so much Antonia!! Argan Oil conditioner is my life saver at the moment, I also use a John Frieda shampoo when I want a little extra something!

    1. I were surprised too! Then again, I’m wondering if that’s got anything to do with it being such a cheap hair dye, I picked it up for £1 after all ha ha! I can’t wait to see yours when you do it!

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