The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • How To Avoid Hat Hair
Tis the season to be jolly but it’s also the season for windy cold temperature, wrapping up and hat hair! Yes hat hair — the way your hair looks after wearing a hat! Normally, wear a hat creates a static build up and makes your hair limp and lifeless (though hair, by default, is dead). 
But you don’t need to choose between staying protected and looking good since there are some essential tips on how to wear a hat and still have great looking hair. [[MORE]]
Remember to condition your hair as dry hair will just stick to the inside of the hat more. Check out BaByliss Pro Argan Oil Conditioner because it is enriched with moisturising Moroccan argan oil that smooths and protects each hair fibre.
Remember to dry hair and to not leave it damp as a damp hair will be more susceptible to flattening and a line caused by a hat.
Seek to straighten hair as by flattening hair on propose you will avoid disappointment when the hat flattens your style.
Finish your hair with a hairspray like Clynol Freeflow Flexible Hairspray which is ideal for moments when you need to add a hint of control and body or just want to bring a little gentle order to a style.  Avoid mousse or gel as these will add moisture to the hair making it more susceptible to hat hair.
Take your hat off every 30 mins and if at all possible brush it to remove static build up.
Seek out hats in cotton, or with a cotton lining, or cashmere which build up less static build up than wool. Your biggest enemy is synthetic materials.
Seek out loose fitting hats like a floppy hat or a beret as these allow hair to lie naturally, whereas beanies force the hair high on to the head.
If you really have a bad case of hat hair don’t try to sort it by brushing instead carry emergency hairspray in your bag and try to blast hairspray on to your fingers and try to “spot treat” any flyways. 
You can also check out the hairdresser supplies at www.coolblades.co.uk to help you in your quest for the perfect holiday hair.
Stay gorgeous! x

How To Avoid Hat Hair

Tis the season to be jolly but it’s also the season for windy cold temperature, wrapping up and hat hair! Yes hat hair — the way your hair looks after wearing a hat! Normally, wear a hat creates a static build up and makes your hair limp and lifeless (though hair, by default, is dead). 

But you don’t need to choose between staying protected and looking good since there are some essential tips on how to wear a hat and still have great looking hair. 

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Playlist - Songs Of The Wild Youth
         01 Carried Away - Passion Pit         02 Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men         03 Chasing You - Capital Cities ft. Soseh         04 Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys         05 Float - KO KO         06 Shuffle - Bombay Bicycle Club         07 Beta Love - Ra Ra Riot         08 Paris - Magic Man         09 Hey! - Set Sail         10 Don’t Save Me - Haim         11 My Love Grows In The Dark - SSION          12 Team - Lorde         13 Recover - CHVRCHES         14 Pompeii - Bastille         15 Say My Name / Cry Me A River - The Neighbourhood         16 Purple Yellow Red and Blue - Portugal. The Man         17 For Days - Satin Jackets ft. Klp         18 Sacrilege - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Sorry if it took me almost two weeks to publish this playlist on my blog but I’ve been busy! Sharing to you another set of indie and electronic tunes for my Playlist Tuesday. Hope you’ll like it! :) 

To download my Songs Of The Wild Youth playlist, just install 8Hacks on your Mac or Windows. Enjoy, my little dreamers!

Playlist - Songs Of The Wild Youth

         01 Carried Away - Passion Pit
         02 Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
         03 Chasing You - Capital Cities ft. Soseh
         04 Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
         05 Float - KO KO
         06 Shuffle - Bombay Bicycle Club
         07 Beta Love - Ra Ra Riot
         08 Paris - Magic Man
         09 Hey! - Set Sail
         10 Don’t Save Me - Haim
         11 My Love Grows In The Dark - SSION
          12 Team - Lorde
         13 Recover - CHVRCHES
         14 Pompeii - Bastille
         15 Say My Name / Cry Me A River - The Neighbourhood
         16 Purple Yellow Red and Blue - Portugal. The Man
         17 For Days - Satin Jackets ft. Klp
         18 Sacrilege - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Sorry if it took me almost two weeks to publish this playlist on my blog but I’ve been busy! Sharing to you another set of indie and electronic tunes for my Playlist Tuesday. Hope you’ll like it! :) 

To download my Songs Of The Wild Youth playlist, just install 8Hacks on your Mac or Windows. Enjoy, my little dreamers!

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Bits & Pieces: York, England
When I got hired for my current job here in Singapore, my first goal was to save enough money so I could visit London in 2013. I’ll admit, I was making some  crazy promises back then because I started working in December. But I knew, deep in my heart, that I will one day visit England no matter what. 
Then on March 9, 2013, on a stroke of pure luck, I found the Big Blog Exchange website. I remember freaking out while reading the mechanics because it was a contest about blogging and traveling — two things I’m so passionate about! Albeit still a factor, the contest was also not purely based on popularity and that made me giddy because nobody else knew (at least, within my blog network) about the contest yet and I felt like I had a chance. In fact, I was the third Pinoy who joined the contest. With the help of family, friends and supportive readers, I got to be one of the 16 bloggers to go somewhere for 10 days. At that point, I didn’t care where I was going but the Universe to fulfill my long time wish and sent me to the United Kingdom. :) 
Six months has passed since I left the UK. It was truly an adventure that still feels like a dream. 

I’ve been traveling a lot before, but it was only in England that I realised that no amount of beautiful pictures and words can fully describe or do justice to the things I’ve seen. During this trip, I’ll admit that there were a lot of breathtaking moments that were undocumented because you just really need to experience and savour those moments. But I hope that by sharing to you bits and pieces of this adventure, it’ll inspire and encourage you to see the world and sleep with unfamiliar stars.
Whew! That was long, but I won’t hold you any longer. I know you all wanted to see the photos and here they are! These are the photos I took while I was in York. York is a bit far from London but I guarantee you, the place is soooo worth the visit! I personally think York is like a tamer version of London. [[MORE]]

To give you a brief intro, York is a walled city that lies in the North Yorkshire region of England. The city or area was founded by the Romans in 71AD (according to Wikipedia) and was a backdrop in major political events. York is also considered the most haunted city in England, if not Europe, due to the number of ghost sightings ever recorded. 

Inside entrance the York Minster. The York Minster is a cathedral in York and the highest of its kind in England. This place is huge, so I decided not to join the tour because I want to see the whole city, too. 

The Shambles, or at least, an area of it. It’s one of England’s best shopping area. :)   

This might be a preposterous thing to say but I truly believe that I belong in the UK. Reason #1? They love sweets and ice cream! 
One day, I’ll live here. Wait and see!
 
What did I tell you? Ice cream! 

Clifford’s Tower or the remnants of York’s Castle. As mentioned earlier, York is full of history. Of course, most of them were either sad or gruesome. In 1190, a lot of Jews were massacred here. I can’t remember where exactly, but I believe you can still see remnants of the ashes of the fire inside. 

This is the interior of the tower. 
The view from the tower.  

After walking all the way to Clifford’s Tower (I honestly have no idea how I got there by foot cause I just kept walking), I took the tour bus to see the rest of the city. I’m glad I did because it started raining, too. 

The walls of York
    
The gates of the walled city. The blue store there, I believe, sell music stuff and old cameras. :) After the tour, I decided to go back to the hostel to rest. 
After the tour, I decided to head back to the hostel to rest. But not before I walked around their massive park! 


Dad and son bonding.


River Ouse, I believe. 
Since York is known as the most haunted city in England, it is a must to join their Ghost Walk tours. This bloke was our tour guide for the evening, and he was quite entertaining.


Now, I’m not gonna tell you what happened to the tour because I want you to join it next time you’re in the city. But I can tell you that the last story scared me to bits. 
 
Please follow my photo/travel blog because I’ll definitely post more photos soon! Until next time, my little dreamers! xo

Bits & Pieces: York, England

When I got hired for my current job here in Singapore, my first goal was to save enough money so I could visit London in 2013. I’ll admit, I was making some  crazy promises back then because I started working in December. But I knew, deep in my heart, that I will one day visit England no matter what. 

Then on March 9, 2013, on a stroke of pure luck, I found the Big Blog Exchange website. I remember freaking out while reading the mechanics because it was a contest about blogging and traveling — two things I’m so passionate about! Albeit still a factor, the contest was also not purely based on popularity and that made me giddy because nobody else knew (at least, within my blog network) about the contest yet and I felt like I had a chance. In fact, I was the third Pinoy who joined the contest. With the help of family, friends and supportive readers, I got to be one of the 16 bloggers to go somewhere for 10 days. At that point, I didn’t care where I was going but the Universe to fulfill my long time wish and sent me to the United Kingdom. :) 

Six months has passed since I left the UK. It was truly an adventure that still feels like a dream. 

City of York

I’ve been traveling a lot before, but it was only in England that I realised that no amount of beautiful pictures and words can fully describe or do justice to the things I’ve seen. During this trip, I’ll admit that there were a lot of breathtaking moments that were undocumented because you just really need to experience and savour those moments. But I hope that by sharing to you bits and pieces of this adventure, it’ll inspire and encourage you to see the world and sleep with unfamiliar stars.

Whew! That was long, but I won’t hold you any longer. I know you all wanted to see the photos and here they are! These are the photos I took while I was in York. York is a bit far from London but I guarantee you, the place is soooo worth the visit! I personally think York is like a tamer version of London. 

Read more