Lilac Love Affair

In recent years, I’ve adopted a rule of “no pastels,” knowing that they clash with my warm and medium skin tone. This spring, I don’t know what happened. I’m all about lilac errthang. I can’t get enough of it!

Ever since I got a lilac pedicure on my visit to Pause Beauty Boutique, I’ve discovered that I can wear lilac and it is just so pretty! When I saw this glorious lilac wedding dress from Sareh Nouri Spring 2015 collection, that’s it; I had to create a colour mood board dedicated to lovely lilacs.

Lilac Obsession

L’Oreal Professionnel Hairchalk in First Date Violet ($25 at select salons). This isn’t a dry chalk and so it’s not like the hair chalks from other brands. It’s a liquid colour in a bottle that you apply with a sponge on a section of your hair. Then, you blow dry the section to make the colour adhere to your hair. As you can see, First Date Violet appeared vibrant on my medium brown highlights, and it stayed on for about 5 washes. It’s also available in pink, blue, green, coral, bronze, gold, and black. You can even mix the colours to customize your hair chalk (pink + gold = rose gold!). I found no colour transfer on my pillow case or clothes with this, although I did find the sections of my hair to feel a bit more gritty than its usual super smooth texture.

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Vibrant Light ($42). This eyeshadow palette from Clarins Spring 2014 collection go on sheerly, but the colours are so pretty for that whisper of happy colour this spring.  They can be worn dry or wet for more intense colour. I don’t wear a lot of eyeshadow these days, but I feel like this beautiful eye palette needs to be taken for a spin. Edit: I Instagrammed a look here. Check out Karen’s look on Makeup and Beauty Blog to see it in action.

Clarins Vibrant Light Eye Palette swatches
Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Vibrant Light swatches (dry)

CND Vinylux in Lilac Longing ($11). I wore it on my toes and I had to work to take it off. The Vinylux formula is a winner for those who tend to ruin their manicures 10 minutes after application because it dries very quickly. Nothing but love for Lilac Longing. Need it.

Gap fitted boyfriend swiss dot shirt ($59.95). I haven’t even seen this in person, but I’ll probably buy it online as I usually do with Gap. Polka dots and lilac = so. much. fun.

bkr glass water bottle in Rex ($35 for 500 ml) c/o Eco Diva Beauty. I love my bkr. I go everywhere with it, which means I get my daily recommended water intake. And I mean, it’s cute, no? My co-worker said it looks like I’m drinking shampoo. Hahaha. But my favourite part of my bkr is the cap, which makes it so easy to carry even when I have my hands full. I love my Rex. I also have it in Kitten. 🙂 Meow!

Do you like lilac? Or do you have another current colour obsession? Inquiring minds wanna know!

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  • I love the shirt! I have similar reservations for pastels medium skintone and oilve! 🙂

    • Isn’t it adorable? Do you own any lilac clothing? I need some in my life. I can’t believe I don’t own one.

  • Same here!!!! NARS Kauai Duo and China Glaze What a Pansy were surprise loves for me. I also have a complete aversion to pastels 🙂

    • ERMAHGERD What a Pansy! I didn’t even know about it and now I want!

  • I love lilac. And Mint. And pale pink. I love all the pastels! GIMME hahaha.

    • You rock them all, Tracy! Love pink especially on you. 🙂

  • cpbebe

    Now you have got me wanting a lilac pedi! I am currently lusting after Chanel Sweet Lilac. But I have OPI Do you Lilac It? to tied me over until I can afford the splurge polish. Your hair looks great that way- pure fun. Now give us some pastel eye tutorials, please, so we can figure out what to do with these lovely spring palettes(Bobbi Brown’s Pastel Brights is also on the wishlist!).

    • I think I have some pastels kicking around. I’ll see if I can get a pastel spring look up. 🙂

  • LOLOL I see the shampoo resemblance, but darnit I love those bottles. I think lilac is gorgeous, just not much of a “me” color…but who knows, I may change my mind too.

  • Toya

    Ah frig, now I want to try a bkr!! I have seen them online but didn’t get too excited about ’em, but you make it sound sort of like a NEED. I LOVE lilac too Arianne, awesome choices!

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