After kicking off festival season with L’Oreal Paris Colorista a few weeks ago in quite a pink manner (find proof here) this weekend Lennart and I got ready for the next one. Up on the menu: By the Creek festival, a smaller festival near Utrecht […]
Author: Debbie - Six Feet From The Edge
I’ll just cut the crap: yes, that’s me with unicorn pink hair. Powered by L’Oreal Paris Colorista, rocked by my dearest friend Xaviera and me to kick off festival season in style at Amsterdam Open Air. I think we were al aware of the fact that pink hair is having a moment. Or pastel hair in general. But was I willing to give up my blonde manes for a trend that might not satisfy my hair dreams for many months to come? Nope. So when L’Oreal asked me to get festival ready with them and their washable Colorista products, I didn’t really hesitate.
Because my hair is very – véry! – light blonde naturally, I decided to give the lightest washout version a go. For the record: the product comes in different versions, so if you’d like to go for a temporary colour, opt for the sprays for a 1-day colour, or the washout for a colour that lasts up to 3 washes (depending on the intensity of the colour and the state of your hair). They come in a broad variety of colours, some suitable for blonde hair, some for darker shades, but I decided to experiment with the lightest shade of pink first.
I was pretty surprised by the fact that this product is really easy to use. I’m by no means a skilled hair dresser – or no hair dresser at all, to be quite fair: many days I even forget to brush my hair – but even I can do this. I knew from experience that my hair usually is pretty easy to dye, so I decided to apply the product on clean, dry hair, leave it in for 20 minutes and then rinsed, dried and styled it as I usually do (which is: I pretty much didn’t do anything at all), and festival-ready I was. Easy-peasy!
As for the outfit: I’m not the type of person that dresses completely different than usual on a festival. The pink hair was different enough for me and I’d rather make sure I’m comfortable in what I wear on a day like this. Nothing too special: by baggy old shorts (they SO need a replacement, I used to wear these when I was +20kg, so you can imagine they don’t look very good on me anymore.. thank God I could hide them a little bit with that oversized top ;)), loose lacey top and comfy boots are my jam on festivals. Next time I might experiment a bit more, but I’m pretty sure I’ll never be the exotic bird type and I’m totally comfortable with being overlooked in a crowd. Until I realised the pink hair probably might be a bit counteracting if that’s what I was aiming for ;)
Top – River Island / Shorts – River Island / Boots – Asos / Hair colour – L’Oreal Paris Colorista (as I said: I used the Wash Out version and applied it on dry hair).
This festival post was written in collaboration with Fashionchick and L’Oreal Paris Colorista, but – needless to say – all opinions, expressions and experiences are my very own.
Amsterdam in Spring is just magical. Even though my outfit might not be the Springiest you’ve ever seen in terms of colours (or lack thereof, I’m fully aware of that!), I love the feeling of not having to wear a coat when going outside. This literally is the easiest outfit of all outfits – it’s basically just a pair of leggings and the biggest knit I own, but somehow it felt good to me.
Annnd just a bit of self promotion from my side: I opened a new Instragram channel: @debbienuchelmans. Not because I don’t like @SFFTE anymore, but because I thought it would be fun to give a little peek into my personal and not so curated life. I’ll just post bits and pieces from my everyday life – could be fashion related, could be completely non-fashion related – but I just like the fact that I’m able to drop pics without even thinking about whether they fit my ‘brand’. Would love to see you around :)