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10 Wedding-Worthy Beach Cakes: Our Favorites

Have you ever wished for a wedding cake straight from the beach scene? Whether you plan to go all-out in 2019 or just incorporate a select few items of coastal flair, we think you’ll flip for these under-the-sea sweets with nautical touches shore to bring every sea siren’s vision to life! Nine tiers for nine years of love! This towering confection that signifies the happy couple’s lengthy courtship had us hooked from the get-go, especially those fondant ombre waves that Read More >>

February 27, 2019

Up Your Game with Mermaid Body Art!

If you’re planning a mermaid celebration in 2019 or just want to look “extra” at the beach, take it one step further with face painting, body art, or temporary tattoos! We’ve found a few inspirational ideas that you could pass along to the artist or even attempt yourself! Face Painting We love how magical this eye-focused makeover looks! Featuring bold colors, faux gems, and shimmery paints, this vivid color palette is an absolute showstopper and coordinates with our Fiji Fantasy Read More >>

February 7, 2019

6 Ways to Protect the Ocean While on Vacation

Mermaids are known as the protectors of the sea and have a responsibility as ocean ambassadors to help the environment. There are many ways we can do this at home, but as we travel to our favorite beaches on vacation, it is even more important to respect our surroundings. Here are six ways you can help protect our oceans while on your next vacation. 1. Look For The Bins Most public areas have trash bins to throw away your garbage. Read More >>

January 21, 2019

Keep Your Fins Warm with Mermaid Hot Chocolate!

Once the cold weather casts its icy spell on the waters in which you swim, there’s nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate! But not just any old hot chocolate will do. Fin up for #HotCocoaDay on Dec. 13 in all the right ways. Mix up a comforting cup of cocoa made just for mermaids, then really jazz it up with mermaid-themed mugs and accessories! Here are some ideas to get you started. Mermaid Hot Chocolate Recipes Check out Read More >>

December 12, 2018

Fin Fun’s Favorite Ocean & Mermaid-Themed Tree Ornaments

Keep the coastal vibes flowing throughout the holiday season with Christmas tree ornaments “shore” to show off your mermaid style to every house guest who enters your grotto! We’re loving the abundance of ocean and mermaid-themed ornaments that have washed up at some of our favorite retailers. Here’s our pick of this season’s merriest ornaments that would be the perfect addition to any holiday tree. Sequin Mermaid Girls Ornaments from Target Who can resist the wild mermaid hair and feisty Read More >>

December 3, 2018

Treat your Mermaid Bod with Seaweed-Based Beauty Products!

Have the incredible beauty benefits of seaweed escaped you? No worries! We’re here to help you discover the best products designed to help you achieve that healthy, glowing skin mermaids are known for (without the work of foraging for your own superfood). Bring a piece of the ocean home and make those underwater weeds part of your health regimen with these beauty sea-gestions! For the Skin If you’re looking for a complete skincare collection, check out The Body Shop’s Seaweed Read More >>

November 1, 2018

Make Memories with a Mermaid Sleepover!

Do you remember the excitement of sleepovers as a child? Is hosting a sleepover currently on your list of to-dos? Why not pack the evening hours with a mermaid-themed slumber party?  You don’t even need a specific reason to shellebrate—as long as you’re prepared! Invitations Have an ideal sleepover date?  Let your pod pals know by sending them invitations with the date, location, and items they should bring to the party! Setting Up One of the most important things to Read More >>

October 24, 2018

Halloween Mermaid Makeup Inspiration

Shimmering scales, vibrant colors, and boatloads of glitter are must-haves to complete any mermaid Halloween costume. Whether you’re a whimsical sea princess or a frightening sea siren, these MER-makeup looks will be sure to make a splash this Halloween! Aquamarine Maiden This enchanting multi-colored makeup is perfect for any glamorous mermaid! Dramatic eye shadow, glowing skin, and glossy lips come together to create a realistic look straight from the sea. Be sure to apply makeup down the neck and collarbone Read More >>

October 19, 2018

DIY Mermaid-Style!

Are you a crafty mermaid?  Do you go head over fin for DIYs? Gather your supplies and get ready for some fintastic fun! Here are some marvelous mermaid and beach-inspired projects to try: Mermaid Message Board Need to remember your on-land to-do list?  Hello Giggles offers instructions on how to make your own Mermaid Message Board! All you need is a picture frame, mermaid sequin fabric, paint, hot glue, and some seashells to add some personal flair! Mermaid Scale letters Read More >>

October 16, 2018

Mermaid-Themed Bridal Shower

Are you a bride or bridesmaid trying to create the perfect bridal shower with a mermaid twist? Is planning everything from venue to pre-wedding parties making your head swim?  If so, we’re going to lend a fin and offer up some ideas for a magical mermaid-themed bridal shower! Invitations You’ve picked a date, you’ve created a guest list, and you have a theme –now what?  Design the invitations, of course!  Online sites like Zazzle have a ton of options in Read More >>

October 11, 2018

Little Mermaid Movie Night!

Of all the mermaid movies ever made, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is by far the most well-known and loved.  For many, this Oscar-winning film was what made them realize their dreams of becoming a mermaid and living “under the sea!”  Want to relive the mermaid magic that Disney created nearly 30 years ago with family and friends?  All you need are the movie, snacks, and some imagination to create a marvelous Little Mermaid movie night! Setting the Scene The great Read More >>

October 5, 2018

Prepping for a Spooky Mermaid Halloween Party

Transform into a bewitching mermaid this Halloween and put your guests under a spell by throwing a mermaid-themed Halloween party, complete with ghostly sea décor and sinister ocean-themed treats.   Spooky Sea Décor Create an unforgettable tablescape with this Mermaid Décor Set by Haunted Moon Emporium that combines the magic of mermaids (and some of their winged friends) with the mystic look of vintage bottles to conjure up a little mermaid magic. Looking to elevate your Halloween décor with something Read More >>

October 1, 2018

Transform Your Bathroom into a Mermaid Grotto!

Have you always wanted a mermaid-themed room in your house? Start with your bathroom! Not only does it provide the perfect opportunity to don a mermaid tail, it also involves smaller square footage that’s easier to manage during a total room makeover. Whether you’re fully renovating or just incorporating a few mermaid touches, start with these fish and mermaid bathroom ideas from HGTV, then keep on reading! Bring on the Backsplash What screams mermaid more than tiles in the shape Read More >>

September 24, 2018

How to Create a Custom Mermaid Tea Blend

Let’s be honest, if a mermaid had a choice, she’d drink tea…but not just any tea—she’d have her own custom blend. And right now, merfriend, you can too! Creating a custom tea blend is as easy as clicking a mouse and waiting for it to arrive. You can either use an online provider like www.blendbee.com or find a local shop that creates loose leaf tea blends. When you first jump into sites like Blend Bee, you’re going to be hit with an overwhelming amount Read More >>

August 29, 2018

Mermaid Crafts for Kids

Trips to the beach and pool are fun, but what happens when the weather isn’t the best for swimming? Reel in your little mers with a whirlpool of mermaid crafts and activities! Whether you save these ideas for a rainy day or get right to work collecting the needed supplies for an afternoon of fun, there’s loads of fun to be had. Mermaid Lagoon Does your little mermaid have a big imagination?  The Mermaid’s Lagoon from My Small Potatoes is Read More >>

August 24, 2018

Mermaid Baby Shower

Do you or someone you know have a little mermaid on the way?  Don’t stress!  We’ve got a list of tips and tricks to help celebrate the special occasion with a mermaid baby shower! Invitations Let the world know about your precious pearl with some invitations!  There are some for every mermaid design imaginable from online stores like Etsy, Amazon, and Zazzle! Decorations The first step when it comes to decorating any kind of mermaid-themed party is choosing a color Read More >>

August 20, 2018

Mermaid Spa Day

Are your fins frayed from busy days?  Feeling washed up and overwhelmed?  When the world seems like it’s spinning too fast, let your mermaid hair down and unfurl your flippers with a mermaid spa day in the comfort of your own home! Before you begin… It’s a good idea to get together a few things to create the ultimate spa ambiance.  Warm up some towels using a towel warmer, or by throwing them in the dryer for a few minutes.  Read More >>

August 14, 2018

How to Create a Mermaid Crown for Under $5

We’re full steam ahead into summer and when beachy waves just aren’t good enough anymore, there’s an easy fix to help us live our best mermaid lives—shell crowns. Step1: Gather Your Supplies Creating a mermaid shell crown only takes a few mermazing supplies, which, thankfully, you can get at any craft store or more dollar stores.   Shells can be found at Dollar Tree for $1 per bag, but you can also pick some up in the floral section of Walmart. Read More >>

August 9, 2018

Bring the Beach to Your Backyard

Feeling landlocked, but an ocean escape is too out of reach?  Yearning for the beach amid busy schedules and tight budgets?  All mermaids have felt that way at one time or another.  We think summertime is the best time to bring the beach to your backyard without breaking the bank! Water A beach isn’t a beach without water!  If you have a big yard and some cash to burn, buying a pool is one of the best ways to beat Read More >>

August 4, 2018

Summer Mermaid Playlist

Need some music to flip your fins to?  We’ve got you covered!  From Irish Folk songs to The Beatles, here are some songs especially picked with mermaids in mind! “The Mermaid”– John McCann A traditional Irish Folk song best estimated to have originated in the 18th century, this upbeat ballad tells the story of a sinking ship that crosses paths with a beautiful mermaid. Along with this song, there are many other folk ballads and sea shanties featuring mermaids, though Read More >>

July 30, 2018