How-To: Mermaid Hair

One of my favorite parts of going out when I was in college was getting ready with my roommates. It included borrowing blouses, swapping heels, and catching up while doing our hair. One time, during my sophomore year, I decided to wear my hair in waves for a party. My then-roommate always made my hair look phenomenal, be it pin straight or in pin up curls, but it always took at least three hours to do. So one evening, I wore my hair a bit more natural, and my roommate dubbed it as mermaid hair. These days, I don’t straighten my hair quite as much as I used too. I prefer keeping my hair healthy and somewhat heat free, at least some of the time. Since my loose waves mermaid hair is my current go-to, I figured I’d share a tutorial of my beach ready or date night ready hair. It’s the perfect look for when you want to feel dressed up for date night or just a bit put together, while still feeling completely unfussy for our stay-at-home/ remote work uniform of yoga pants and a slouchy tee.


Step 1: After washing your hair, press out all extra water from it without using a blow dryer, and then braid your hair.
Step 2: Sleep in the wet braid.
Step 3: The next morning, undo your braid and brush your hair. Then, scrunch your hair with a curl enhancer.
Step 4: Enjoy your mermaid hair.

x Paris

How-To: Pumpkin Pie Mask & Peel

Many years ago I purchased this pumpkin enzyme mask and instantly fell in love with my favorite fall ritual: using it along with my weekly bath. It’s such a relaxing ritual that helps me unwind after a particularly long day, difficult workout, or simply before getting dressed up for a holiday party. With the holidays coming up {I still need to pinch myself to realize that Halloween is at the end of this month}, I decided to blend up my own pumpkin pie mask and peel that is food-grade because our skin is our largest organ and absorbs whatever we put on it including chemicals and toxins. With a touch of sugar for exfoliation, the coconut oil helps moisturize my face while the pumpkin puree helps brighten and detox my skin. I’m obsessed with the fact that this mask smells like a pumpkin pie and tastes like one too, and plan to make it anytime I’m craving pumpkin pie minus all the calories.

2 Ounces Pumpkin Puree
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Pinch Granulated Sugar

How to Make it:
1. Fill your container with the pumpkin puree to determine how much you need.

2. Mix in one tablespoon coconut oil with a pinch of granulated sugar and stir.

3. Use on your face for ten to fifteen minutes once or twice a week and enjoy!

x Paris