|"Mermaid" by Aly Reyes|
(yep, that girl in the photo is me. This was shot during Manny Librodo's Eminent Light Workshop last 2010 in Cavite)
1. Mermaid leggings
|Wearing green mermaid print leggings while going as Ariel in Halloween last year.|
Leggins from Kosha Yoga, Php 880
2. Mermaid Sports Bra
|Valleau Apparel Mermaid Sports Bra, Php 2,400|
Available at Jade Activewear
3. Happy Skin x Disney Ariel Liquid Matte Lipstick
Happy Skin X Disney Princess Liquid Matte Lipstick in Ariel solo (left) and with Cinderella (right)
Who's the mermaid's favorite Disney princess? It's definitely Ariel (she's also my favorite Disney princess). Go #lovelocal and check out Happy Skin's latest collaboration with Disney as they feature eight Disney princesses in their holiday collection. Our Little Mermaid's color is a bright pinkish red, inspired probably by her fiery red hair and feisty rebel personality. The color stays on after yoga class, a whole rib platter, a cup of toffee nut latte, and maybe even if I swam, it's meant to last in water. Purchase the Ariel liquid matte lipstick (Php 699) individually or buy the set which includes Cinderella (Php 1299).
4. Sea Salt Spray
Let your mermaid friend have her tousled, sexy, beach waves all year round with this all-natural and local hair care product that smells really awesome as it gives hair natural waves without any effort.
5. Ariel Socks
|whenever I wear socks, that little boy Sebastian is all over socks|
6. Aquamarine Nail Polish
Choose a pretty, metallic or holographic color that remind you of mermaid scales and fins. Here shown is Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Make Waves (Php 315), a gorgeous aquamarine color that's super easy to apply. Up the shine with topcoat too, or even glitter.
7. Mermaid-inspired pigments
Bright cobalt blue, aquamarine, green, purple, or a subtle lilac. these jars of makeup pigments can create lovely eye looks or can be mixed with liquid lipsticks or clear lipglosses to create that mermaid-inspired lip color without buying another shade. I have here this shiny, green color from Overdosed Cosmetics called Nausea (Php350). Don't let the name turn you off because it's a pretty statement green to give smoky eyes dimension or create an ethereal EOTD.
8. Mermaid Tail Blanket
I've seen these online and I was so glad I was able to find one in this weekend's Trendsetter's Bazaar for Php 800. It's warm and comfy for the chilly December-January to February weather. You can slip your feet to the fins and they're warm thick socks. Take them also with you to the movies (one customer actually does this). You can also buy a kiddie version for Php 500.
Glorietta 3, Ayala Grand Mall; Greenbelt 5, 2/F; Powerplant Mall 2/F; Robinson's Magnoila 2/F; SM Megamall 2/F Mega Fashion Hall; Eastwood Mall, 1/F; UP Town Center, 1/F; Trinoma, 1/F; available at Rustan's Beauty Source, Beauty Bar, and Plains and Prints; happyskincosmetics.com; www.facebook.com/happyskincosmetics; instagram.com/happyskin_ph
Available at Polecats Manila Studio 22/F Strata 100 Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr., Ortigas Center, Pasig City; facebook.com/JadeActivewearPh; instagram.com/jadeactivewear
Available at Katch Beauty Supplies 50th Avenue East Wing Robinson's Galleria; "Toasted" 1st Level, Sta. Lucia Mall, Cainta; facebook.com/katchbeautysupplies; instagram.com/katchbeautysupplies