Mermaid Monday With Design Me Hair

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Oh my shell! Another mermaid Monday is upon us, and I’ve been saving this one for you babes till I had a chance to fully try and experiment with these fin-tastic products from DesignMe Hair. It’s one thing to try new hair goodies for a day to a week vs. a month, and I’ve now also figured out a totally easy routine that works as well.

So let’s dive in (hehe)

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Fab Me Serum

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I’ve been using this serum in-between days when my hair needs a bit of a pick me up. It’s great for when you step out of the water for a little refresh and smoothing and it does SO much to repair.

Something wonderful that’s part of all the Design Me products is that ALL their products help with volume, yes all of them.

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What’s that saying? The bigger the hair the closer to god. Yeah that pretty much sums up how I feel!

OK, next is actually my absolute fave from the entire collection ( and I’ve gotten my BFF hooked on this one too)

The Puff Me Spray

As someone who uses dry shampoo powders religiously, I have reached for this lil’ guy more than any other piece from the collection. The bottle is tiny, but lasts forever.  It fits great in pretty much ANY bag and takes up little to no space on your counter space. With just a simple spritz the powder is dispensed deep into your roots, mess free and invisible! And like magic, Poof your hair rises.

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I even use it in between the bottom layers of my hair to get through all those little guys for a bit of texture.

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2″ Round Brush

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LOVE this one, literally my blowdry go to. It has such great grip and really helps lift and tilt the root of your mane to the heat. It never makes your hair look bland or static, and it’s never caused a snag.

If you’re looking for big, voluminous, cartoon worthy locks the Design Me Hair products are mermaid approved without breaking the bank. I’ve gotten my friends hooked and now I wanted to share the news with you too.

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What are some of your fave hair products merbabes? Let me know!

 

 

 

 

Dudeoir x Mermaids

If you’ve never heard of Joshua Varozza listen up merbaes, because this guy definitely caught my attention like a fish out of water!

You may remember him from his previous epic photo-shoot collection that went viral, it had an America theme. But now he dove a bit deeper and decided to come out with this little number.

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I can’t decide if it’s funny or cute, but one thing’s for sure – Merman Power!

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Would personally love to see more photo-shoots like this even if they are meant for humour, what about you my fishy friends?

 

 

Arctic Mermaid Hair Transformation!

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll probably know that I’ve had a variety of blue-green shades for over 8 years now.

It’s been my “go-to” hairstyle for as long as I can remember. My most recent shade being a pastel mint, which was diluted from a deep emerald green.

it’s been a long magical journey… But last week I decided to metamorphose into an icy mermaid!

Here’s a special look into my day at Good Day Hair Shop

So first of all the salon is SUPER cute, they are located in the heart of downtown Toronto tucked away in Kensington market. They make their own hair products (that are heavenly) and know exactly what’s on with trends and colours.

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Little did I know there are SO many different shades of grey/white and tints, so I decided to let my colourist, Christopher help me choose the right shade.

We started by lifting the entire mint colour from my hair with a lower volume of bleach so as not to damage my poor hair.

Then once my hair was super blonde, we added in some toner + bleach bath to ensure all the colour was out. We then re-added some custom coloured mint to give the subtle halo look. The whole process took about 4 hours.

Christopher was very careful when shampooing my hair and adding the toner, making sure that my hair wouldn’t fry off. We used the Good day hair shop silver fox shampoo and it made my hair feel super soft with the lingering sweet smell of vanilla candy.

The end result: A super cool toned silver with a mint halo

 

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 Styled + extensions added:
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I used Good Hair Day Shop‘s exclusive Mermaid Sea Salt Spray to finalize the beachy- wavy look and give my tresses that much needed mer-curl.

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You can buy their spray in store and it smells absolutely fintastic! It also doubles up as a hair spray. Perfect for those summer festival looks !

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For silver hair maintenance, they also carry a purple shampoo + conditioner combo.

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I would highly recommend the products + the salon and my magical hair colourist Christopher for anyone looking to change up their hair, they do an excellent job and made this mermaid super happy!

XO

These Rainbow Highlighters Are Everything

Highlighters come in all shapes and sizes, you have your creams, your sticks, your liquids, your powders,

but now for the first time ever..

RAINBOW HIGHLIGHTERS! (Are you as excited as I am?)

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Obviously this is not for your everyday mer-bae look but if you’re like me and addicted to those shimmering eye-catching marvels that we call highlighters, I would definitely pick one of these up for safe keeping.

I found these on Etsy’s BitterLaceBeauty and she makes them in all colours if rainbow is too out there for you.

Like this pearlescent shade with a blueish purple tint to it- totally reminds me of a unicorn mane floating in the wind.

 

Or maybe blue is more of your colour..

 

They even have a shade that’s perfect for a subtle rose glow look,

But for someone who has cool undertones and wants to sparkle in lavender, this one is definitely calling my name… And of course it’s called “New Seashells”.

 

You can check out Bitter Lace Beauty on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BitterLaceBeauty

 

XO

Mermaid Monday

Hello  mer-babes! It’s Mermaid Monday.

I know i’ve delayed my posts as of late, been trying to thoroughly gather some fin-worthy material for you all this week.

TBH I’ve already started gawking after some of these for christmas birthday inspiration, just between us mermaids.

 

 

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Slippers are sooo 2014
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Shake A Feather

 

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Scale-worthy warmth!
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If you happen to find yourself on land..
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Holiday letters to make your fishy friends jelly..
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Shrimp pillow.. Need I say more?
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All Aboard the Sushi  Train!
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Sparkle for days
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For The Biking Mermaids..
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Some Ariel coffee lovin’
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And, finally, for LOLS.

Which one will you add to your list this year? And no, that cute angry cat is not for sale.

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So we all know that shedding that beautiful tail and fins can be quite a shock to us and to the urban world. So why not pick some styles that will compliment your inner persona, while discovering your whole new world 😉

Fintastic tights!
Fintastic tights!
ombre merskirt
Ombre merskirt
She's got that merglow
She’s got that merglow
Eat my shark!
Eat my shark!
Jumpsuit mer
Jumpsuit mer
Leggy mer
Leggy mer
Pastel mer
Pastel mer
Lolita mer
Lolita mer
Glamazon mer
Glamazon mer
..I just had to share this last one!
..I just had to share this last one!
See you on Mermaid Monday XO
See you on Mermaid Monday XO

Mermaid School Opening This Sunday!

Back to our roots..
Back to our roots..

This sunday is quite the exciting day indeed. The popular mermaid school from Montreal Aquasirene is now opening it’s new location in Toronto on Queen St!

giphyAs an employee for their new division, I thought I would share the news since it’s a unique event and opportunity to not only get in shape by swimming in a monofin, but also fulfilling your dreams of becoming a mermaid for a day (maybe longer if you take a tail home :P)

We all know how expensive silicone, latex, even fabric tails can cost online, so    it’s a great place to start and get used to the idea of swimming in a tail before you make the commitment of going custom.

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Personally, as someone that’s swam in both fabric tails and silicone, I can tell you that you want..nay, NEED to start off with a lighter material in the beginning, especially if you are not a trained swimmer. Silicone in itself is extremely heavy, and then you have the additional weight of the monofin. At least with the fabric tails the weight is only felt around and on the feet.

Here’s some more super adorable photos of merbaes at the Montreal academy:

Show us your fins!
Show us your fins!
Mermaid greetings
Mermaid greetings

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So if you’re in Toronto make sure you check out the new mermaid school at the Jimmie Simpson Pool 😉 XOX

Mermaid power!
Mermaid power!

Mer-MAN, Mer-MAN!

Zoolander said it first, but we’re saying it now, Mermans are trending right now!

The craze for those aquamarine and fintastic teal locks are coming back full force, but this time for men! And who can blame them?

While we know that our mer-girls have been dying their manes for a while now, these boys decided to start working on their beards too!

What do you think of this trend?

Magenta and teal mer!
Magenta and teal mer!
Festive mer!
Festive mer!
Piercing blues
Piercing blues
Stylistic blues
Stylistic blues
Hot hot pink!
Hot hot pink!
Flippin' blue
Flippin’ blue
Crazy teal!
Crazy teal!
Camera ready mer
Camera ready mer
Shorter blue mane
Shorter blue mane
Blue and black!
Blue and black!
Poseidon style
Poseidon style
We love the shimmer here too! extra mer <3
We love the shimmer here too! extra mer ❤
Forest Green!
Forest Green! Hah.. Get it?

Mer-Mondays

Treasures I found this week ❤

Every monday I try to gather and dig up the best mer content for you all 

This incredibly real mermaid cave in New Zealand

No photoshop needed!
No photoshop needed!

This Shimmering Transformation

Never too much glitter!
Never too much glitter!

This adorable mermaid necklace

Now you can carry your tail with you.. even when you're out of water!
Now you can carry your tail with you.. even when you’re out of water!

This majestic pastel crown

Bow down!
Bow down!

Mer-Blanket!

Seriously... I want one!
Seriously… I want one!

Seashell Literature

A Mermaid's favourite book
A Mermaid’s favourite book

These adorable starfish barrettes

Mer-hair for days!
Mer-hair for days!

This fintastic DIY sign

Nostalgia much?
Nostalgia much?

Mer Mondays

Treasures I found this week for mer mondays ❤

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This adorable bralette
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Mermeow
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Tie dye mer
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These cute seashell studs
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These gorg pasties
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This lamp that makes your home seem underwater
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these yummy lollies
this starfish garter
This starfish garter
This avant garde crown
This avant garde crown
these stylish tops
These stylish tops
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This new MAC matte lipstick
Infinity rings
Infinity rings