25 June 2013

Guest Post - A Mermaid's Summer Essentials

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce the lovely Jessica from "The Mod Mermaid". Recently, I have been looking for guest writers for my blog and was thrilled when Jessica tweeted me about posting on my blog. Her blog is really lovely and as you can see from the images below, she takes gorgeous photo's! and really embraces her inner mermiad! so please stop by her blog if you get a chance (www.themodmermaid.com). I absolutely love helping other bloggers and I would love for you to leave a comment below if you would like to feature a post of my blog sometime. I'm thinking of having two guest blogger's a month, so from now on I will always be on the look out for new writer's. Hope you are all doing well lovelies and enjoy this fabulous post from Jessica.

Hello everyone! My name is Jessica and I write a beauty blog as well called The Mod Mermaid. Before I begin this post I'd just like to extend a huge thank you to India for allowing me to write a guest post for her blog! I really enjoy reading her blog, especially her Chanel posts that I live vicariously through! I'm really excited that I get to share a little something with all of her lovely readers. So today I'm going to share some products that every mermaid shall need for this summer, a.k.a. some of my summer essentials! I've included products for your eyes, lips, cheeks, nails, and even body! 

Even though it's the summer time and your lips may not be getting as dry and chapped as they would in the colder months it's still important to keep your lips hydrated, if not for the moisture but so your lip gloss or lipstick can apply smoother! My favorite, that I always come back to, is the EOS Lip Balm in the flavor Passion Fruit. The flavor/scent is summery and sweet and my lips become soft and smooth! I find myself whipping this out even when I don't really need a reapplication! Next, every mermaid's got to have her nail painted in some sparkly and bright colors! My favorites have been Julie G's Oh Em GeeBarry M's Hi-Shine Greenberry, and Julie G's Mermaid's TaleOh Em Gee is a fun and bright pink shade that steps back from all the blues and turquioses. Greenberry and Mermaid's Tale, on the other hand,  are gorgeous blue's that reflect the sea and always make me think of a mermaids! 
For cheeks and eyes I like to keep things really natural as i don't like being all dolled up. Urban Decay's Naked Basics has been my favourite not just foe the summer but all year long! The shades are matte and help you create a natural look that only accentuates the natural and gorgeous feature of your eyes! NARS Laguna bronzer is my one and only for getting a summery glow to my cheeks. A little dusting on the high points of my face and I get the light bronze I would expect when popping up to shore. Usually I'll leave it a bronzer because I like the sun-kissed effect, but when i'm feeling i need a bit more colour I'll pop on NARS Orgasm which is the perfect peanut butter to the jelly that is laguna.
Now being a mermaid, we can't have our mascara smudging all over our face so waterproof mascara is your best friend. Wether you're at the pool or at the beach, mascara is usually that one product us beauty lovers can't leave the house without, so a waterproof formula, like CoverGirl's LashBlast 24HR, really helps to keep your lashes defined without smudging about. Although I forewarn you, it's a nightmare to remove when you want it to finally come off, haha! To make my eyes look bigger and brighter I've been loving Rimmel's Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol in Nude.When I crave a bit more color my go to has been Urban Decay's 24/7 liner in Freak, a gorgeous metallic green that really does wonders to bring out a sparkle in your eye.
Lastly, every mermaid loves to sparkle and I'll give you one of two ways to do it! The first is with a bit of shimmery gloss and my favorite's got to be Bobbi Brown's High Shimmer Gloss in Bellini. It's a super sheer-peach with flecks of gold and pink shimmers that looks absolutely gorgeous on. Plus, it's not sticky, which I love! Don't have time to be pulling our hair from our lips this summer! Now if you're like me and are totally in love with shimmer, I'd say Bath & Body Works Shimmer Mists are a must! I have three and can't choose which I love most! I know that not every country has a Bath & Body Works (which is such a shame) but I'm sure if you search "shimmer mist" you're bound to find some great ones!
So by this list it seems like we're going to need a very hefty "essentials" shell bag (get it? shell bag? I promise I'm not a complete nutter!) All these products are essential for my summer beauty routines and they'll be getting a lot of use from me. I'm loving bringing the natural and not so natural sparkle to my face and body this summer. None of these products will distract from your natural beauty, but only enhance your mermaid shine.
What are some of your essentials for the summer?



  1. I came here to support my girl Jess!! Lovely post, as always; I can really see how all of the products together give a natural Summer glow but with that Mermaid twist that Jess is all about :)


  2. Oooh I love that Barry M nail polish colour. And I'm obsessed with anything passion fruit flavour so that lib balm sounds luuuuush!


  3. I love Bath and Body Works products, and I agree with you shimmer is a must for summer! :) Have you tried Victoria's Secret shimmer mist? <3

    xoxo -B ♡

  4. You choose great stuff

  5. Hello dear, as you may already know - GFC is shutting down - hope you can follow me now on Bloglovin' instead. Here's my link: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3704460
    Have a nice day :** <3

  6. That bobbi brown gloss looks sooo pretty xx

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