Mermaids are the biggest trend of 2018! That's why we partnered with Freeform to share all the exciting ways to celebrate the supernatural creature, including tuning into the new show
on Thursdays at 8/7c. Siren
From spirulina smoothie bowls to turquoise-streaked hair, mermaid-inspired fashion, food, and decor is taking 2018 by storm. Instead of dipping a toe into the trend, why not dive in headfirst with a bold and beautifully Instagrammable statement that declares your love of the supernatural creature? Whether you're a fan of fishtail braids or iridescent eye shadow, get ready to indulge your supernatural side with these mermaid-inspired ideas!
Enjoy a Mermaid-Themed Smoothie Bowl
Spirulina is the secret ingredient for creating the entrancing, ocean-inspired bowls that are lighting up your Instagram feed. To create your own mermaid smoothie bowl, first combine coconut or regular yogurt, a pinch of blue spirulina, a frozen head of cauliflower, and a frozen banana in your blender. Next, pour your smoothie into a bowl and add a handful of blueberries. Finish off the bowl by trimming your favorite fruit into star-shaped slices and placing them strategically around the bowl. Hello, Instagram photo op!
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Tune Into Freeform's Siren
Mermaid fans will flip for Freeform's thrilling new show
, which follows mermaid Ryn as she brings chaos to the quiet coastal town of Bristol Cove. Together with marine biologist Ben and local mermaid expert Helen, Ryn seeks to regain control of the ocean from the mortals who threaten her species with extinction. Siren
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Show Your (Siren) Stripes
While sporting a seashell bikini every day of the year might not be a feasible option for most landlubbers, you
can don an outfit that takes inspiration from the colors of the ocean. An ensemble in shades of emerald, cobalt blue, teal, and turquoise will look especially aquatic with embellishments like sequins and beading.
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Get Fashionable With Fishtail Braids
Dying your hair varying shades of blue is one way to display your mermaid pride, but a more attainable way to subtly hint at your marine leanings is by creating a loose fishtail braid with your hair. To create a fishtail braid, first tie hair into a low ponytail, secured at the top with an elastic band that matches your hair color. Next, split the ponytail into two parts and take a piece of hair from the outside of your left ponytail and place it across the tail toward your right ponytail. Afterward, complete the same step with your right ponytail by drawing a piece from your right ponytail and pulling it across to the left side. Continue braiding until you reach the ends of your hair, and shake out the braid for a more relaxed look that any mermaid would envy.
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Add Aquatic Flourishes to Your Bathroom
If you adore the idea of living the mermaid life, dress up your bathroom with oceanic decor. Snap up a beautiful, vintage-inspired jar of turquoise bath salts and display it alongside a collection of conch and clam shells that would put any mermaid's collection of treasures and trinkets to shame. For a vibe that screams "beach house," add towels with nautical navy and white stripes and a bath mat with an anchor pattern.
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Create a Siren-Inspired Makeup Look
Whether you're in love with orchid lipstick or obsessed with aqua eye shadow, mermaid makeup is the perfect way to showcase your free-spirited side. Create a dramatic mermaid look by blending an iridescent teal eye shadow into the center of your eyelid and contouring the crease with a charcoal shade at the outer corner. After all, a siren's song isn't the only way to captivate someone's attention . . .
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Watch Siren Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform
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