The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • How To Look Good On A Cruise
I’ve never been on a legit cruise, but if I were, I’d like myself to be still presentable at all times… especially when I’ll be exposed to the sun and saltwater wind 24/7.
Since cruises are a glamorous way to spend a vacation; tropical islands will provide amazing backdrops for photographs but though the sights might be spectacular, you’d still like the foreground – ie. you – to look equally jetsetting. But with all that sea spray, hair-tangling breezes and constant traveling, how do you stay looking ship-shape on a cruise?
Take care of your skin
On deck, the sea air can dry skin. If you’d gone on a mountain-climbing expedition, rugged might be a good look, but you’ll be wanting a healthy glow and a gleaming complexion for the ship’s poolside and those social nights on cruises, so keep a can of facial spritz near to hand and ensure make-up or creams have at least an SPF30, to avoid aging sun damage. 
A regular moisturizing routine at night is also essential for skin to stay smooth and retain a fresh look. Use your normal product so skin doesn’t have any reactions and if you can’t find travel-size bottles in the product range, decant your moisturizing lotions and balms into mini tubs and containers. Take advantage of spa facilities found on many cruises for professional attention and luxury indulgence. Relax while having a manicure and pedicure to make hands and feet soft, and you’ll be ready to get out on deck again in no time.
Avoid hair hassle
Wear styles that suit you and don’t get a new cut before you go which you don’t know how to handle. Consult your stylist if you’re heading off to humid or unusual climates and get some appropriate products to protect your hair. Use hairbands and scarves to keep hair in place during the day – look for accessories with nautical stripes and anchor motifs if you want your style to be in keeping with the sailing theme! At night, go for cute weaves and braids or let curls tumble. Make sure you’ve packed some gel or hairspray to hold a style in place.
What to pack
On cruises to warmer climates make sure you have lightweight, natural fabric garments to keep you cool. Think floaty dresses, kaftans and palazzo pants, and team cotton crop tops and neat Capri pants with comfortable sandals that allow air to circulate. Don’t forget to add in some funky sunglasses and enjoy your cruise!

How To Look Good On A Cruise

I’ve never been on a legit cruise, but if I were, I’d like myself to be still presentable at all times… especially when I’ll be exposed to the sun and saltwater wind 24/7.

Since cruises are a glamorous way to spend a vacation; tropical islands will provide amazing backdrops for photographs but though the sights might be spectacular, you’d still like the foreground – ie. you – to look equally jetsetting. But with all that sea spray, hair-tangling breezes and constant traveling, how do you stay looking ship-shape on a cruise?

Take care of your skin

On deck, the sea air can dry skin. If you’d gone on a mountain-climbing expedition, rugged might be a good look, but you’ll be wanting a healthy glow and a gleaming complexion for the ship’s poolside and those social nights on cruises, so keep a can of facial spritz near to hand and ensure make-up or creams have at least an SPF30, to avoid aging sun damage. 

A regular moisturizing routine at night is also essential for skin to stay smooth and retain a fresh look. Use your normal product so skin doesn’t have any reactions and if you can’t find travel-size bottles in the product range, decant your moisturizing lotions and balms into mini tubs and containers. 

Take advantage of spa facilities found on many cruises for professional attention and luxury indulgence. Relax while having a manicure and pedicure to make hands and feet soft, and you’ll be ready to get out on deck again in no time.

Avoid hair hassle

Wear styles that suit you and don’t get a new cut before you go which you don’t know how to handle. Consult your stylist if you’re heading off to humid or unusual climates and get some appropriate products to protect your hair. Use hairbands and scarves to keep hair in place during the day – look for accessories with nautical stripes and anchor motifs if you want your style to be in keeping with the sailing theme! At night, go for cute weaves and braids or let curls tumble. Make sure you’ve packed some gel or hairspray to hold a style in place.

What to pack

On cruises to warmer climates make sure you have lightweight, natural fabric garments to keep you cool. Think floaty dresses, kaftans and palazzo pants, and team cotton crop tops and neat Capri pants with comfortable sandals that allow air to circulate. Don’t forget to add in some funky sunglasses and enjoy your cruise!

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Leave The Boy Alone
What’s up, homeslice? How’s December treating you all? :) First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I just couldn’t find the heart to write something, especially with Typhoon Haiyan hitting my home country. Plus, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and going out of the house on weekends. 
I do have a couple of entries lined up for you, including a bad ass giveaway. But let’s start the month of giving with a mid-outfit post (ano daw? HAHA Segway ang Queen of Selfies!). 
Snapback, the urban slang for baseball caps, is back in trend. Well, it was a few months ago. The most notable hat this season is the Boy London cap, the I’m one I’m wearing on the photo. Mine is obviously a OASAP knock-off because it’s obviously cheaper. Hehehe.
But did you know that back in high school, I used to “borrow” my grandfather’s collection of snapback hats? Yep. I was into hip-hop back then. Would you believe? 
How about you? What were you ‘into’ when you were in high school?  

Leave The Boy Alone

What’s up, homeslice? How’s December treating you all? :) First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I just couldn’t find the heart to write something, especially with Typhoon Haiyan hitting my home country. Plus, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and going out of the house on weekends. 

I do have a couple of entries lined up for you, including a bad ass giveaway. But let’s start the month of giving with a mid-outfit post (ano daw? HAHA Segway ang Queen of Selfies!). 

Snapback, the urban slang for baseball caps, is back in trend. Well, it was a few months ago. The most notable hat this season is the Boy London cap, the I’m one I’m wearing on the photo. Mine is obviously a OASAP knock-off because it’s obviously cheaper. Hehehe.

But did you know that back in high school, I used to “borrow” my grandfather’s collection of snapback hats? Yep. I was into hip-hop back then. Would you believe?

How about you? What were you ‘into’ when you were in high school?  

Little Miss Dress Up: Shiftless

I’m too lazy to do anything after a “long day” at work. I find this excuse quite odd because I’m not doing anything at work anyway. I can’t even be bothered to do the laundry, let alone take photos for my blog. I’m simply out of my element. 

Jump to me, trying to put some effort. And by effort, I mean “use blogging as an excuse to exercise your lazy butt.” How slothful. I need to exercise. 

Jump to the details of the outfit and how it looks like I’m going to the club or something. I received this cute denim midriff top from Shoppe Yourstyle, an online store based in Bacolod. It has these floral prints which screams edgy and girly at the same time. I decided to pair it my jacket from F&X and my skirt from Untitled Label because I didn’t feel like showing any skin. 

P.S. Stay tuned for a blog giveaway!

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • August Wishlist
Lately, I’ve been talking/dreaming about the following items: 
Organic Hair Care Products * — If 2012 was all about salon-based products, then 2013 is all about organic hair products. Unfortunately, the organic hair products I use are not locally available. :( More on that on my upcoming review. :)
A New Make-up Kit — I don’t really need one though. My current make-up kit from MAC is still in good condition, but Cath Kidston is coming to Singapore!!! <3 I couldn’t help but browse their website and check out what I would probably buy.
Turntable * — For our growing vinyl collection. :) Can you recommend a good model that’s below $100? Hopefully, one that comes with three speeds. 
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 * — The mother of all lenses, LOL! <3 I also want a full-frame camera body, but I think that could wait. The lens is actually more important than the body, IMO. 
Converse Platforms in White * — I absolutely love my black Converse Platforms. They’re so comfy, even after a long walk around the city. I was supposed to buy the white low-cut version in London but they didn’t have a UK Size 3.5. D:
Real Technique Brushes — Three weeks ago, I asked my boyfriend if he could buy me these make-up brushes a lot of bloggers have been raving about. I’ve been using their Starter and Core Collection and so far so good. But I still want to collect the individual brushes! I’ll definitely write an in-depth review about these make-up brushes. :) 
Naked Basics — I was supposed to purchase this a couple of months ago, but it was out of stock. It can’t beat the original Naked palette but it’s portable and perfect for that natural and neutral look. 
How about you? What’s currently in your wishlist? :) 

August Wishlist

Lately, I’ve been talking/dreaming about the following items: 

  • Organic Hair Care Products * — If 2012 was all about salon-based products, then 2013 is all about organic hair products. Unfortunately, the organic hair products I use are not locally available. :( More on that on my upcoming review. :)
  • A New Make-up Kit — I don’t really need one though. My current make-up kit from MAC is still in good condition, but Cath Kidston is coming to Singapore!!! <3 I couldn’t help but browse their website and check out what I would probably buy.
  • Turntable * — For our growing vinyl collection. :) Can you recommend a good model that’s below $100? Hopefully, one that comes with three speeds. 
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 * — The mother of all lenses, LOL! <3 I also want a full-frame camera body, but I think that could wait. The lens is actually more important than the body, IMO. 
  • Converse Platforms in White * — I absolutely love my black Converse Platforms. They’re so comfy, even after a long walk around the city. I was supposed to buy the white low-cut version in London but they didn’t have a UK Size 3.5. D:
  • Real Technique Brushes — Three weeks ago, I asked my boyfriend if he could buy me these make-up brushes a lot of bloggers have been raving about. I’ve been using their Starter and Core Collection and so far so good. But I still want to collect the individual brushes! I’ll definitely write an in-depth review about these make-up brushes. :) 
  • Naked Basics — I was supposed to purchase this a couple of months ago, but it was out of stock. It can’t beat the original Naked palette but it’s portable and perfect for that natural and neutral look. 

How about you? What’s currently in your wishlist? :)