If Mermaids Had Legs They Would Totes Do This Retreat

As mermaids we’ve definitely heard of underwater swimming sessions, retreats, photo-shoots and even classes! But rarely do we see opportunities that offer these things AND combine them with an environmental impact.

After all, without our oceans, we wouldn’t even have any of these options available to us in the first place! So it’s SO important to give back especially in such a bleak time of marine life devastation.

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That’s when I came across miss Christine Ren on Instagram, an underwater performer, diver, and activist in Marine conservation. She’s curated and organized a magical trip, fit for us salty sirens where you explore bodies of water in #travelworthy destinations like Koh Tao, Thailand and sunny Los Angeles ( with a flippin’ 10% going towards ocean conversation!).

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The program is meant to immerse you into another dimension, one filled with movement and nature. What kind of movement you might wonder.. well one that makes you filled with connection and purpose.

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I mean, let’s be real, it’s not often that you get to dance + meditate underwater alongside exotic sealife, AND get pro pictures of those moments taken.

I wonder if mermaids had legs if they’d take up underwater ballet as a hobby…I guess there’s one way to find out.

Find out more about these retreats : http://christinerenfilms.com/workshops/koh-tao/

Using my code SIA-18  you’ll get a special 10% off!

 

 

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!

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Ariel Theory: Mind Blown!

Well this is probably the most mind blowing theory in regards to Disney’s Little Mermaid! Someone special on Tumblr came up with this earth shattering conclusion…

tumblr_lgbsekFVD51qdtiodo1_500I thought about it a couple of times and it makes total sense. I remember the sisters all sparkling with their own personality when interacting with Ariel. Disney has a knack for slipping in secrets here and there, especially historical connotations, so I say YAY!

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What are your thoughts on this theory?

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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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