The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hair Chameleon: Mint Green
Going mint green, without having any idea if it’ll suit me, is a pretty risky move. Green is not a color for everyone, I believe. But since almost everyone is sporting pink or blue hair, I wanted to be different. And I’m glad because it turned out great. I love it!
How To Achieve Mint Green:
I used Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise (Amplified) mixed with tons of conditioner, particularly the green bottle from Dove. It works best if your hair is in a pale yellow shade.
This photo was taken in Macau, by the way. JP’s family and I were visiting the house-museums in Taipa Village and all of them are painted mint green. JP thought it’d be really cool to have a photo against the wall. It’s currently my favorite portraiture of myself.

Hair Chameleon: Mint Green

Going mint green, without having any idea if it’ll suit me, is a pretty risky move. Green is not a color for everyone, I believe. But since almost everyone is sporting pink or blue hair, I wanted to be different. And I’m glad because it turned out great. I love it!

How To Achieve Mint Green:

I used Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise (Amplified) mixed with tons of conditioner, particularly the green bottle from Dove. It works best if your hair is in a pale yellow shade.

This photo was taken in Macau, by the way. JP’s family and I were visiting the house-museums in Taipa Village and all of them are painted mint green. JP thought it’d be really cool to have a photo against the wall. It’s currently my favorite portraiture of myself.

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hair Care Diaries: Blonde Essentials
One of the most common remarks I get in person is how healthy my blonde hair is. When you go blonde, your hair will experience irrevocable damage — something a lot of people would expect to see when I go out of the house. Nothing in this world can really save chemically-treated hair, unless you cut it, but finding the right products can help minimize the appearance of the damage. And after countless of hours researching and trying different products, I’m lucky that I have found my essentials.
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CLEANSE: Human Heart Nature Strengthening Shampoo. An organic made that’s made with love in the Philippines. This shampoo cleanses your hair minus the harsh chemicals because it doesn’t contain any chemical surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). Selected Human Heart Nature products are available online, Rustan’s Supermarket (Shangri-la Plaza), and Landmark (TriNoma). 
For those who live in the UK, I highly recommend DGJ Organics HairJuice Shampoo. It’s an organic shampoo with the best scent ever!
CONDITION: Suave Daily Clarifying Conditioner. I like to try all kinds of brands and variants but if you’ve got oily scalp, you’ve got to try this! It’s the only oil-free conditioner I can find locally.
TONE: Clairol Shimmer Lights. This is a purple shampoo that I use to tone my hair. It keeps the brassiness at bay, and transforms pale blonde into white or silver hair. This shampoo can be very drying though, so make sure you condition your hair after each use. Clairol Shimmer Lights is not available locally, but you can order from eBay, Amazon or from Funky Streaks.
TREAT: Joico K-PAL Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor. Helga highly recommends this miracle treatment and I can see why. This product does wonder to bleached/damaged hair, and I only have to leave it for 15-30 minutes. Joico products are not available locally, so I often order mine from eBay or Amazon. WORTH. THE. INVESTMENT.
SHINE: L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil. A 5-in-1 lightweight oil that make your hair look shiny. It can also serve as a heat protectant serum. If you’re not going out for the whole day, saturate your hair with Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO). 

So there you have it! My list of coveted hair products of the moment. If you have other hair care products you’d like me to try or you think is worth the rave, please let me know by leaving a comment below! :) 

Hair Care Diaries: Blonde Essentials

One of the most common remarks I get in person is how healthy my blonde hair is. When you go blonde, your hair will experience irrevocable damage — something a lot of people would expect to see when I go out of the house. Nothing in this world can really save chemically-treated hair, unless you cut it, but finding the right products can help minimize the appearance of the damage. And after countless of hours researching and trying different products, I’m lucky that I have found my essentials.

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hair Chameleon: Platinum Ombré
Two weeks in Europe, and what do I get? Lighter hair and sunkissed skin (or face, cause it got the most exposure). Most Europeans enjoy the sight of the sun. Some of them would even sunbathe along the River Seine. I, on the other hand, was thankful for the weather but wish it was a little cloudy cause now I look like I went to the beach. Malibu Barbie, anyone? 
Going platinum was never my plan, btw. It was a result of my lack of DIY bleaching skills, lol. It’s hard to do my roots on my own, okay! But I still like it anyway. For anyone who wants to go blonde, don’t bleach your hair at home, unless you’re 200% sure you know what you’re doing because you don’t want your hair to be falling off like crazy.
Ok, that’s all for now. JP and I are going out for our usual Saturday night date. :) Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

Hair Chameleon: Platinum Ombré

Two weeks in Europe, and what do I get? Lighter hair and sunkissed skin (or face, cause it got the most exposure). Most Europeans enjoy the sight of the sun. Some of them would even sunbathe along the River Seine. I, on the other hand, was thankful for the weather but wish it was a little cloudy cause now I look like I went to the beach. Malibu Barbie, anyone? 

Going platinum was never my plan, btw. It was a result of my lack of DIY bleaching skills, lol. It’s hard to do my roots on my own, okay! But I still like it anyway. For anyone who wants to go blonde, don’t bleach your hair at home, unless you’re 200% sure you know what you’re doing because you don’t want your hair to be falling off like crazy.

Ok, that’s all for now. JP and I are going out for our usual Saturday night date. :) Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

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?