Summer is the perfect time to let out your inner mermaid; but if the daily grind is making you feel a bit landlocked, we’re here to help. Stop ignoring the siren’s call of the beach and let your inner mermaid take the helm this season with these summer essentials that are sure to have you looking as cool as an ocean breeze.
Master the Mermaid Beach Wave Look
Beach waves are a must for any true mermaid at heart, and with products like L’Oréal’s Air Dry It Wave Swept Spray, you can master the look. Just apply the product through towel dried hair and gently scrunch your hair to help enhance your beach waves. For added texture, try letting your hair dry in a braid.
Nourish Your Skin with Algae
Harness the nourishing power of algae to make your skin as radiant as a mermaid’s. The Algenist Algae Brightening Mask includes micro and macro algae, along with real sea kelp, to exfoliate and detoxify while hydrating and visibly brightening the skin.
Use Scent to Take the Beach Wherever You Go
Evoke thoughts of the beach wherever you go by wearing a beachy scent. Coconut scented lotions and body sprays can be an affordable way to carry a beachy aura around you. If coconut isn’t your thing or if your inner mermaid has a sophisticated siren, try Bobbi Brown’s Beach eau de parfum. The fragrance blends summery scents of jasmine, mandarin, and sea spray, bringing the essence of the beach to dry land.
Dress Your Tail
Make up for the lack of a mermaid tail with a flowing maxi dress. Maxi dresses seem to never go out of style and can be found in a variety of colors and prints this season, like this embroidered braided tie waist maxi dress from the Knox Rose™ collection at Target. The dress will flow in the breeze like gentle waves.
Accessorize with a Nautical Theme
Nautical themed jewelry can help channel the sea and make a great addition to any mermaid’s wardrobe. Add pieces with anchors, sea stars, coral, or other ocean inspired charms or pendants to take your look to the next level. If you’re having trouble finding the right jewelry that sings “mermaid” try this mermaid pendant necklace from Alex and Ani.
Get Some Scales
Every mermaid needs to have some scales and since you probably weren’t born with a mermaid’s tail, the Summer Mermaid tote bag by Monika Strigel for Society6 is the perfect way make up the difference. This tote bag boasts a beautiful scale pattern in aqua blues and there’s even a matching beach towel!
Hydrate In Mermaid Style
Landlocked mermaids get parched, and what better way to stay hydrated than to do so with a cute travel mug that nods to your inner mermaid. If you are living the “mermaid hair don’t care” life this summer or if you’re ready to reveal to the world that “secretly I’m a mermaid,” you can do so while also enjoying your Starbucks on the go.
So what are you waiting for? Let your inner mermaid thrive on dry land or where ever you go this summer!
– By Samantha B. Rivers, Editor