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Embrace the mermaid style this summer

by timetospa June 17, 2013
Embrace the mermaid style this summer

Let's face it, most of us longed to be Ariel from the Disney classic, "The Little Mermaid" at least once during our childhoods - she lived under the sea, had a fabulous French best friend and got swept off of her feet by a prince - what's not to love? Though your dreams of becoming a true mermaid most likely faded with time, Glamour magazine reports chic mermaid styles are totally in for summer 2013.

Bold braids
The first step in this fabulous beach style is to forgo traditional waves or ponytails for a sassy fishtail braid. The experts at the magazine report you'll need a few specific hair products, like dry shampoo, a styling spray or cream and nimble hands, to get the job done. 

With items in hand, begin by spraying the shampoo throughout your hair and then run your fingers through it, messing it up a bit for a true wind-swept appearance. Add in a bit of Steiner Abundance Volumizing Spray for Fine Hair 150ml to up the ante even more. Next, gather all of your hair and hold onto it behind one ear, similar to if you were going after a side ponytail. 

Next, attempt the tail style by dividing your hair into two parts and then crossing a quarter-inch piece from the outer section into the inner section, alternating sides much like you would a traditional braid. Worried it will look messy? Don't, it's meant to look like you've been enjoying the sun and sand! Trying this look means you're in good company, as celebs like Blake Lively, Nina Dobrev, Rihanna and Dianna Agron have all dazzled with this trend, according to Teen Vogue.

Blue babe
Looking to revamp your makeup products for summer, but want something that's not too time consuming? Adding a pop of gorgeous turquoise or electric blue liner to your routine is sure to impress. The beauty and style gurus at Cosmopolitan recommend switching out your standard black liner for one in the blue family to boost the appearance of your peepers while also enhancing your fab tan.

The best way to rock blue liner is on the bottom lids - a unique and attention-grabbing area. Since the liner is meant to be the star of the look, keep the rest of your makeup simple. Try sweeping a muted gold or light pink eyeshadow on your top lids and finish with black or dark brown mascara for a truly breathtaking trend.  

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