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!

 

 

 

 

Mermaid Monday: Acqua Del Elba’s Oceanic Scents

 

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Last year I decided to take my fins on a short but sweet vacation to Italy in a little city called Rome…

And, of course, as most material merbaes do, one of the first things I did was explore and scour the city for some hidden treasures in the design district. I spent the whole afternoon checking out the boutiques, taking in the ancient streets and listening in on the foreign chatter of natives. I suddenly came face to face when a monument of teal goodness, the perfume store “Acqua Dell Elba”.

Ever since my first perfume purchase there, I’ve been hooked.

The craftmanship is stunning and the scents last for days (literally). When I spray the scent” Acqua” in my hair, it trails and trails even in the muggiest city walks. They’re all handcrafted on a paradise island called Elba (seriously need to go there, yesterday!)

Design:
-Super clean, modern glass design

-Blue colored fragrance (looks like the ocean!)

-Durable glass (but don’t drop it cause you never know!)

Scents:

Donna: Sweet, floral scent with a musky undertone to it. Made with, myrtle, gardenia, jasmine and Mediterranean shrubs + marine cistus. It’s the perfect scent for Spring with a touch of the sea.

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Acqua: This one I LOVE, it’s totally unisex as well. The scent transfers well on men as it does with women I’d say. It’s fresh, with lemon, musk and mediterrean shrubs + it has marine algae! Yes Merbaes you heard that right.  MARINE ALGAE.

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The company ships internationally, but if you happen to have a store near you, I would def recommend stopping by, it’s just such a soothing, minty experience!

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Have you tried their perfumes? Would you try them out? Let’s get the pod talking ❤

FULL Video will be posted here tomorrow!

Become A Land Mermaid With These Fintastic Swimsuits

Happy Starfish Saturday Merbaes! I know it’s been a while.

I have been actively planning my trip to Miami on Monday, and by actively planning, I mean buying ridiculously cute accessories and clothes that would be perfect to shoot and strut in while there, soaking up the sun! (Us Canadian mermaids don’t get much of that).

Margarita Mermaid has been on my mind for quite some time now, plus she’s been all over my Instagram feed for the past few months (Thanks for the reminder, Instagram :p) . This designer creates adult mermaid attire that will make your inner child squee of happiness.

My only frustration with purchasing was that anytime a style i’d want would get restocked or released on the website, my size would be gone in a matter of minutes (figures!).

Luckily, I was able to snatch a mix and match pair of high waisted mermaid bottoms and a seashell inspired bikini. Of course, they are both blue/teal, my signature colours!

I can’t wait to share the photos of me wearing it on the beach! But for the time being, check out her amazing newest collection “Castaway Siren” 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

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?

What Type Of Mermaid Are You?

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I got the “Dolphin Mermaid” – You are very playful and wise, with a knack for making friends, and you love to spend hours playing with your dolphin friends.

Pretty cute quiz if any of you want to find out your inner mer!

LUSHIN’ Mermaid

I’ve always loved LUSH! From the products’ deliciously fragrant aromas to their magical workings, it’s the prefect home-spa brand.

Recently, I was really excited to find out that they created ocean inspired beauty items for all those city merbaes out there that need a little TLC.

Sea Spray 

03767Gives your locks an instant boost of nutritional goodies and beachy- tousled waves. A must have for all those mermaids with  flatter or stiffer manes, since it adds a nice bouncy feel to the hair.

Ocean Salt Cleanser

Not only does the colour remind you of a foamy, frothy ocean wave it also gives your skin a supple, softer glow. The minerals will scrub away any dead skin cells and enchant you with it’s refreshing coconut scent. 05234_b

Shimmer Bar

 Shimmy Shimmy is a massage body butter that smells like vanilla cupcakes. The glitter and shimmer applies evenly on the skin and provides a beautiful glow. You can even put some in your hair! 01318

Don’t Take Our Tails Away!

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Edmonton mermaids are in extinction! Thanks to this silly new law.

Apparently they are deemed to be “hazardous” in public pools or for the individual swimming in the tails..

Which makes me go..

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But in all honesty, someone who has NO experience swimming in a tail should take baby steps when diving into the deep end or into dangerous waters.

( it’s common sense!) duhhh

The same applies to pretty much any task, or activity or hobby.

When you’re beginning to learn snowboarding or skating you don’t just go to the highest mountain without prior training or knowledge on how to handle that said mountain or obstacle.

When you’re new at guitar, you don’t just book shows right away, you wait until you find yourself at a comfortable level, enough to get in front of hundreds of strangers and perform.lauren-conrad-yikes

Maybe the problem then, is related to the mermaid tail makers, who have gained quite a spike in popularity thanks to popular TV shows like H20 or Youtube mermaids ( cause really mermaid tails have been around for much longer, think of the performers you’ve seen at big casinos or high end bars.) But how on earth would you moderate who gets a tail and who doesn’t?

Luckily Marielle Chartier Henault, founder of AquaMermaid Academy in Montreal, has a positive view on this matter; “It makes people happy. You can’t be mad or sad when you see a mermaid.” The schools plan to spread across Canada this very year starting with Toronto and following with Ottawa.

What are your thoughts on this new ban merbaes?

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Summer Mermaid Must Haves

I’m always on the lookout for aquatic furniture to decorate and adorn my home wonderland, I came across these beauties recently that I just had to share with you fellow merbaes!

Mer- Bed Time!

Mermaid Dreams
Mermaid Dreams
This is just too good!
This is just too good!
Plastic makes perfect
Plastic makes perfect

Am I Too Old For This?

Miniature prop maybe?
Miniature prop maybe?
Lucky kids..
Lucky kids..

Lights, Camera, Mermaid?

How cute!
How cute!
Such class
Such class

Washing In Style

How cool is this?
How cool is this?
Scale-tastic!
Scale-tastic!

Can’t Forget Those Bubbles!

It's going to be real hard not to pop these.
It’s going to be real hard not to pop these.