When Scent Circus released the news of their Dare to Dream collection, I was flippin’ my fins in anticipation. It’s one thing to create an enchanting product with your fave childhood characters rendered, but it’s a whole other to have it emit a scented goodness all over your home.
For those of you who have never heard of Scent Circus, they’re a handmade wax company based out of the UK. They only use eco-soy wax in their beautiful bars, which make them cruelty- free and vegan! Yay. (Plus they’re gorg)
Before I get into the whole use of them, here’s my fave piece from their mermaid release and they’re fin-tastic flavors.
Kiss The Girl – Jasmine, citrus, lavender, musk and wood.
Seahorse- hints of coconut, whipped cream, fresh mint leaves
Shell Yeah – cedar wood, sea salt, amber
Skinny Dippin’ – cocktail of pineapple, coconut, peach and sugar cane, basically a pina colada!
Wish Upon A Star Fish- tropical fruits, banana, pineapple.
And now for the test!
Online it says they’re wax melts last for 8+ hours, so I decided to try the Skinny Dippin’ bar. It’s been sitting for 2 hours so far, and the design is still fully visible, but now accompanied by a delightful beachy scent.
I can’t wait to try out the other wax melts from Scent Circus! They even have one with Alice In Wonderland and Cinderella.
Do you use wax melts merbbz? What are some ways you keep your home smelling great?
While I’m still sort of loopy from East Asian jet lag and suffering some serious beach withdrawal from the Andaman seaside, I wanted to make sure you merbbz knew all about the mer-magical Siam Mermaid Castle in Bangkok that I visited the other week!
I almost missed even seeing this place! I luckily found out about it through one of my Thai merbbz on Instagram ( thank you so so much @nanadezelo) and talk about serendipity because I was flying to Bangkok the very next day and this was right in the vicinity of my hotel.
After getting distracted by the endless sea of unique fashion boutiques and beauty stores, I came face to face with the glorious 4 story Siam Mermaid Castle. Yes, you read that right, 4 floors! Each filled with new products and prop setups to enchant the senses.
(For those merbbz who prefer video, I have a walk through available on my YouTube channel here)
Even from the outside, the flashy accessories and adorable decor with the cartoon siren lured me right in and I was hooked.
The first floor had an array of colorful jewelry, makeup brushes, costumes and customized denim, tops or just full out fun street wear. The way they lay this out is that each floor floats you up to the true, ultimate mermaid form.
The walls are painted in a neon fuschia and indigo shade with mermaid scales decals, and it’s the cutest. I wish my bedroom was this color!
And obviously, a mermaid store wouldn’t be complete without an array of swimmable mermaid tails, which were only in Neoprene but quite soft and affordable.
Then it was time to venture on to the second floor… Even more makeup, costumes, and blankets up there.
And okay how cute is this sign and set up enticing you for a mermaid snack on the next floor up?
As I was working my way up to the 3d floor, which was the cafe part of the shop, I started feeling a bit hungry!
After looking through some options, I decided on the mermaid cupcake, which I had seen countless times on their Insta + a mermaid blue lagoon pop! The frappes looked like they had way too much dairy in them though they looked gorg.
And then it was finally time for the infamous tail cupcake
Paired with a refreshing fizzy blue pop! It was the perfect combo after a hot afternoon in Siam Square.
After snacking time was over- it was time to explore the cafe’s floor, which had photo-booth areas for shell-fies. There were even more mini photo props on the final 4th floor, and a nice relaxation vibe for day dreaming merbbz.
There were so many things I wanted to buy (obviously) but I ended up choosing a shell mirror and a few tail earrings! Though I hope that they sell those plushies online because I totally would have bought more if I had more luggage space.
After a long day of exploring and shopping, I decided to call it a day. The mermaid castle overall is just a magical place that any merbb should check out if they ever find themselves in Bangkok! I would have spent my entire weekend there easily if I wasn’t on such a tight schedule ( I had spent around 3 hours in there already!).
The cafe pricing is on the higher side for Thailand, but if you’re from out of town it’s still totally affordable, there were also a few lunch items that were kind of junky. The products are also on the pricier side but they are just too adorable to resist, don’t you think?
Would you visit the Siam Mermaid Castle in Thailand? Swim by the comments and let me know ❤
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.
After all, they look so organic and ever- so fragile, like majestic organisms plucked from right under the sea.
Kusumoto is inspired by anything that may stimulate, inthrall and delight the senses, when creating her designs.
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?
Well this is probably the most mind blowing theory in regards to Disney’s Little Mermaid! Someone special on Tumblr came up with this earth shattering conclusion…
I thought about it a couple of times and it makes total sense. I remember the sisters all sparkling with their own personality when interacting with Ariel. Disney has a knack for slipping in secrets here and there, especially historical connotations, so I say YAY!
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 😉