It’s tough being a mermaid. All that combing your hair, singing and luring men to their deaths can really take its toll. So sometimes you just need a good, relaxing pamper night. Here’s my guide to a home spa menu for mermaids and mermaid-wannabes alike.
All good pamper nights begin with a long relaxing soak in the tub. You can lights some candles, pop on some soothing whale-song if you want to go the whole hog and just relax and enjoy the scented water. I used the Big Blue bath bomb from Lush (I made this one myself at an event there) and a body wash by Elemis, the lavender scent perfectly complemented the salty, citrusy freshness of Big Blue.
I love the single sachet face masks from Montagne Jeunesse, there’s one for every occasion and this Dead Sea Mud Pac was perfect for my mermaid-needs, drawing out impurities without drying my skin. Here you can see the half dissovled Big Blue with its chunks of sea salt and seaweed turning the bath into an ocean lagoon.
My number one choice for mermaid hair is the Lush Seanik shampoo bar. Not only does it smell amazing, with jasmine and citrus but it leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean and soft. It contains sea salt with gives your hair some bounce but not in such a quantity that ut would dry out your hair. For extra texture a few spritz’ of Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray is unbeatable. Instant beach hair.
When it comes to appropriate scents, Yankee Candle has many to choose from. You can go for something floral – beach flowers perhaps, something warming like Midnight Oasis, or stick to the fresh, sea air scent of Coastal Waters like I did. This would be the mermaid who likes to chill by the rock-pools choice.
For me, no pamper evening is complete without a fresh coat of paint. On my nails that it. For mermaids, the automatic association is something blingy – glitters in blue, green and purple to mimic a shimmering tail. But sometimes we need something a little toned down. The life of a mermaid is not always sunshine and surfing y’know and Mermaid’s Tears by OPI embodies the more melancholic (yet still beautiful) aspect of the mermaid legend.
The last thing to do is to get tucked up into a warm bed with a good book or movie for company. And a cuddly dugong of course. Dugongs are the real-life animals that inspired the legend of mermaid and are perhaps even more awesome than the mythical creatures themselves. This is Derek, he helped me pick The Life Aquatic, such is his impeccable taste.
And with that I’ll drift off to sleep and dream of the ocean.
“My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.