February 2017 | Mermaid Waves | Chicago Fashion Destination

February 28, 2017

Locks of Love: Personalized Hair Care with Function of Beauty

Hey Merbabes!  I am so hyped to share my latest find with you, it may be due to the extreme amount of matcha I have consumed today, but this brand is seriously amazing.  I decided to treat myself today (because its FAT TUESDAY my favorite holiday) by stopping at Starbucks and getting a matcha.  A matcha at Starbucks really means a huge plop of matcha powder in ice water, but there is just something about it.  I order matcha powder made with water and that is literally what you get, it doesn't need milk or sweetener, its perfect on its own.  It is like my version of a Big Mac, so bad its good.  Disclaimer: I have never had a Big Mac and can not confirm that a Starbucks matcha is anything like a Big Mac but in my mind that analogy works.   I am currently seeing stars from the amount of caffeine I have consumed so hold on tight because this post will probably have a lot of CAPS LOCK and exclamation points. YAY.  

Keep reading for more on the coolest haircare line and a link for $5 off your purchase.

February 21, 2017

Calling all Merbabes: Salty Mermaid Swimwear

Hey Merbabes!  I love nothing more than finding a brand that speaks to me, but Salty Mermaid Swimwear literally went above and beyond by taking the words right out of my mouth!  How crazy amazing is this Merbabe suit?  Like what?! When I saw this suit I knew Salty Mermaid Swimwear and I were about to be best friends.  

Take a look through my photo diary featuring Salty Mermaid Swimwear.  I took these photos in Chicago, in February.  I will honestly never get over this past week of sunshine and warm weather.  

February 19, 2017

SALE ALERT: The Final Days of Nasty Gal

Hey Merbabes!  Nasty Gal is in its final days, which is seriously sad.  Nasty Gal has long been a source of fashion inspiration for me, it is a brand that I and so many girls could relate to.  My love for the brand has grown since reading #GirlBoss and getting a behind the scenes look at the hustle and passion that went into the brand.  To be honest I have ready about 10 different articles trying to figure out what is going on with Nasty Gal but I can't.  It seems that Boohoo bought Nasty Gal and all of Nasty Gal's intellectual property will go to Boohoo. Whatever that means, it seems the Nasty Gal's future will be very different than its current existence.

New York Fashion Week Diaries: Raindrop, Mesh Top

Hey Mer-babes!  It's Sunday, the sun is shining, and I have not one complaint in the world.  I have so many exciting projects to produce and put out soon, I can not wait to show them off to you babes.  I have been working on different projects constantly but still somehow seem so far behind!  No stress though, all the content will make it out into the internet eventually right?  How crazy is this Chicago weather we are having?  I happily walked 15,000 steps yesterday, that is seriously shocking for February.  I have had two different Via drivers tell me that it is the highest recorded temperatures in February in over 100 years, so its definitely true.  Be sure to read the full post and head to the bottom to catch the day three photo diary along with my final Fashion Week vlog!

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February 16, 2017

New York Fashion Week Diaries: Blowouts and Bombers

Hey Mer-babes!  Happy Thursday.  I have no idea where this week has gone, how has it already been a whole week since I sat in an airport cart for hours waiting to fly to NYFW? I am not neglecting you I have just been crazy busy with lots of exciting projects! No complaints here.  At this point I am sure  you have already read the full run-down of Fashion Week Day One, if not head there first then come back for New York Fashion Week day two!

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Plus head to the bottom of this post to see my Day Two VLOG!


February 13, 2017

New York Fashion Week Diaries: Pajamas and The Rolling Stones

Hey Mer-babes! I feel like I have been so MIA lately, but it is because I have been turbo content creating.  I am sure by now you all know that I spent the weekend at New York Fashion Week which has been a joy.  I am on the plane back to Chicago and feeling so full and warm inside, but maybe thats because I just ate a bagel.  We are going to rewind for a hot second and start from the beginning of my New York Fashion Week journey.  

Be sure to read the full post and check out my first ever VLOG down below!

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February 5, 2017

Its Just an Illusion: How to Ditch Pants for Good

Hey Mer-babes!  Happy Super Bowl Sunday, LOL as if.  I'm only in it for the food and Lady Gaga, I don't want to brag but I picked out the most beautiful bag of golden tortilla chips at Whole Foods yesterday and I'm going in on those.  I am so ready to kick off this week because Thursday I leave for Fashion Week and I am beyond pumped.  Be sure you are ready for #content overload, I am talking Snapchats, Instagram live, Facebook live, Boomerangs, DAILY VLOGS, its all happening.  Be sure you are following along on all my channels and get ready to take on Fashion Week with me!

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February 4, 2017

Beauty Foodie: Eat (and Drink) Your Way to Better Skin

natural acne remedies

Hey Mer-babes! I am all about that clear and healthy skin, and I truly believe "you are what you eat". Everybody and their momma claims they have the perfect diet to clear up acne, or that you need to cut gluten, dairy, blah blah blah.  I am not here to tell you what not to eat because I nor anyone else should pretend to have that kind of authority over someone, but I am here to share some of my favorites foods and supplements to add to your diet.  Who doesn't want an excuse to add things to their diet? Literally no one.
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February 2, 2017

Nudes Over Dudes: Mixing Shades of White for Winter

Alternative Titles: 50 Shades of Beige, Bone Broth.

Hey Mer-babes! I am in a seriously good mood this morning, I have been planning out my February content, this month is looking fabulous. Between Beyonce's pregnancy announcement (I hope you've seen the whole shoot), Valentine's Day, and FASHION WEEK, February is about to kill.  I have been gathering some pieces for my Fashion Week wardrobe and of course couldn't wait just one week to show them off, my bad.  I am debuting some of my late winter / early spring purchases in this look but not all don't worry, I've got some beauties hidden up my sleeve until next week!

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