Mermaid Monday: Acqua Del Elba’s Oceanic Scents

 

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Last year I decided to take my fins on a short but sweet vacation to Italy in a little city called Rome…

And, of course, as most material merbaes do, one of the first things I did was explore and scour the city for some hidden treasures in the design district. I spent the whole afternoon checking out the boutiques, taking in the ancient streets and listening in on the foreign chatter of natives. I suddenly came face to face when a monument of teal goodness, the perfume store “Acqua Dell Elba”.

Ever since my first perfume purchase there, I’ve been hooked.

The craftmanship is stunning and the scents last for days (literally). When I spray the scent” Acqua” in my hair, it trails and trails even in the muggiest city walks. They’re all handcrafted on a paradise island called Elba (seriously need to go there, yesterday!)

Design:
-Super clean, modern glass design

-Blue colored fragrance (looks like the ocean!)

-Durable glass (but don’t drop it cause you never know!)

Scents:

Donna: Sweet, floral scent with a musky undertone to it. Made with, myrtle, gardenia, jasmine and Mediterranean shrubs + marine cistus. It’s the perfect scent for Spring with a touch of the sea.

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Acqua: This one I LOVE, it’s totally unisex as well. The scent transfers well on men as it does with women I’d say. It’s fresh, with lemon, musk and mediterrean shrubs + it has marine algae! Yes Merbaes you heard that right.  MARINE ALGAE.

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The company ships internationally, but if you happen to have a store near you, I would def recommend stopping by, it’s just such a soothing, minty experience!

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Have you tried their perfumes? Would you try them out? Let’s get the pod talking ❤

FULL Video will be posted here tomorrow!

Become A Land Mermaid With These Fintastic Swimsuits

Happy Starfish Saturday Merbaes! I know it’s been a while.

I have been actively planning my trip to Miami on Monday, and by actively planning, I mean buying ridiculously cute accessories and clothes that would be perfect to shoot and strut in while there, soaking up the sun! (Us Canadian mermaids don’t get much of that).

Margarita Mermaid has been on my mind for quite some time now, plus she’s been all over my Instagram feed for the past few months (Thanks for the reminder, Instagram :p) . This designer creates adult mermaid attire that will make your inner child squee of happiness.

My only frustration with purchasing was that anytime a style i’d want would get restocked or released on the website, my size would be gone in a matter of minutes (figures!).

Luckily, I was able to snatch a mix and match pair of high waisted mermaid bottoms and a seashell inspired bikini. Of course, they are both blue/teal, my signature colours!

I can’t wait to share the photos of me wearing it on the beach! But for the time being, check out her amazing newest collection “Castaway Siren” 

 

 

 

Dudeoir x Mermaids

If you’ve never heard of Joshua Varozza listen up merbaes, because this guy definitely caught my attention like a fish out of water!

You may remember him from his previous epic photo-shoot collection that went viral, it had an America theme. But now he dove a bit deeper and decided to come out with this little number.

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I can’t decide if it’s funny or cute, but one thing’s for sure – Merman Power!

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Would personally love to see more photo-shoots like this even if they are meant for humour, what about you my fishy friends?

 

 

Arctic Mermaid Hair Transformation!

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll probably know that I’ve had a variety of blue-green shades for over 8 years now.

It’s been my “go-to” hairstyle for as long as I can remember. My most recent shade being a pastel mint, which was diluted from a deep emerald green.

it’s been a long magical journey… But last week I decided to metamorphose into an icy mermaid!

Here’s a special look into my day at Good Day Hair Shop

So first of all the salon is SUPER cute, they are located in the heart of downtown Toronto tucked away in Kensington market. They make their own hair products (that are heavenly) and know exactly what’s on with trends and colours.

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Little did I know there are SO many different shades of grey/white and tints, so I decided to let my colourist, Christopher help me choose the right shade.

We started by lifting the entire mint colour from my hair with a lower volume of bleach so as not to damage my poor hair.

Then once my hair was super blonde, we added in some toner + bleach bath to ensure all the colour was out. We then re-added some custom coloured mint to give the subtle halo look. The whole process took about 4 hours.

Christopher was very careful when shampooing my hair and adding the toner, making sure that my hair wouldn’t fry off. We used the Good day hair shop silver fox shampoo and it made my hair feel super soft with the lingering sweet smell of vanilla candy.

The end result: A super cool toned silver with a mint halo

 

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 Styled + extensions added:
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I used Good Hair Day Shop‘s exclusive Mermaid Sea Salt Spray to finalize the beachy- wavy look and give my tresses that much needed mer-curl.

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You can buy their spray in store and it smells absolutely fintastic! It also doubles up as a hair spray. Perfect for those summer festival looks !

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For silver hair maintenance, they also carry a purple shampoo + conditioner combo.

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I would highly recommend the products + the salon and my magical hair colourist Christopher for anyone looking to change up their hair, they do an excellent job and made this mermaid super happy!

XO

This Jewellery Is As Pretty As The Ocean!

When I came across Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto’s delicately detailed necklaces, I thought I was peering into another world. One filled with whimsy, lightness and magic.

At first glimpse, you would think these pieces are made from environmental treasures that were found in nature. Familiar forms of sea urchins, shells and flourishing anemones instantly came to my mind.

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After all, they look so organic and ever- so fragile, like majestic organisms plucked from right under the sea.

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Kusumoto is inspired by anything that may stimulate, inthrall and delight the senses, when creating her designs.

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She does this by heating translucent fabric, then molding and shaping it into perfect, synthetic magical eye-gasms.

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The level of sophistication is near perfection, fit for a mermaid queen to wear and style.

If you had one of Mariko’s pieces, where would you wear it out first?

 

These Rainbow Highlighters Are Everything

Highlighters come in all shapes and sizes, you have your creams, your sticks, your liquids, your powders,

but now for the first time ever..

RAINBOW HIGHLIGHTERS! (Are you as excited as I am?)

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Obviously this is not for your everyday mer-bae look but if you’re like me and addicted to those shimmering eye-catching marvels that we call highlighters, I would definitely pick one of these up for safe keeping.

I found these on Etsy’s BitterLaceBeauty and she makes them in all colours if rainbow is too out there for you.

Like this pearlescent shade with a blueish purple tint to it- totally reminds me of a unicorn mane floating in the wind.

 

Or maybe blue is more of your colour..

 

They even have a shade that’s perfect for a subtle rose glow look,

But for someone who has cool undertones and wants to sparkle in lavender, this one is definitely calling my name… And of course it’s called “New Seashells”.

 

You can check out Bitter Lace Beauty on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BitterLaceBeauty

 

XO

Fin-Tastic Mermaid Tights (You Need These)

So today a friend shared with me this incredible and unique idea of scattered realistic scales on tights..

 

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I know right?

Literally the best thing I have seen in the last few months.

These beautifully made, delicate and feminine stockings made from  Etsy’s  Tinkercast.

Their shop is full of magical accessories that will delight and enthrall any mer-bae to splurge and fork over their moolah. They even makes some with branching off fins, for a more fishy appearance.

 

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The touch of delicate glimmer, those peek a boo curved lines and the strategic placement makes these perfect for any cosplayer and aspiring mer- to use for a wearable everyday alluring siren look!

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And now I totally need a pair, so I can add it to my ever growing fishy collection!

 

You can buy this Item from Tinkercast on Etsy, link above or here:

https://www.etsy.com/

Deathly Art: Bali Skulls

I recently came across this amazing photo of a crocodile skull engraved with hand made carvings of embellishments and a sitting Buddah..

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Pretty amazing right? I know. It’s almost surreal! 

The dedication this work of art must have taken is unimaginable. So I searched the web’s nooks and crannies to find the artist and give credit to this glorious art work. Low and behold I found“Bali Organic Arts”!

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They source their skulls ethically, as mentioned on their etsy page and facebook, which is really great and comforting.

The best part? They are affordable!

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They range from 300 $ and up, which is standard taxidermy pricing for something even basic. Needless to say, I’m keeping my eye on this company, they are very talented and unique!

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What do you think about these skulls? Which is your favourite? 

You can buy them from Bali Organic Arts! I don’t sell them.

Mermaid Monday

Hello  mer-babes! It’s Mermaid Monday.

I know i’ve delayed my posts as of late, been trying to thoroughly gather some fin-worthy material for you all this week.

TBH I’ve already started gawking after some of these for christmas birthday inspiration, just between us mermaids.

 

 

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Slippers are sooo 2014
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Shake A Feather

 

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Scale-worthy warmth!
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If you happen to find yourself on land..
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Holiday letters to make your fishy friends jelly..
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Shrimp pillow.. Need I say more?
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All Aboard the Sushi  Train!
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Sparkle for days
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For The Biking Mermaids..
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Some Ariel coffee lovin’
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And, finally, for LOLS.

Which one will you add to your list this year? And no, that cute angry cat is not for sale.

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So we all know that shedding that beautiful tail and fins can be quite a shock to us and to the urban world. So why not pick some styles that will compliment your inner persona, while discovering your whole new world 😉

Fintastic tights!
Fintastic tights!
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Ombre merskirt
She's got that merglow
She’s got that merglow
Eat my shark!
Eat my shark!
Jumpsuit mer
Jumpsuit mer
Leggy mer
Leggy mer
Pastel mer
Pastel mer
Lolita mer
Lolita mer
Glamazon mer
Glamazon mer
..I just had to share this last one!
..I just had to share this last one!
See you on Mermaid Monday XO
See you on Mermaid Monday XO