Yes, I did it. I become my true self – A Mermaid.
Ever since I was a small child, I have been obsessed with Mermaids. The Little Mermaid was my favorite Disney movie and I thought I was Ariel. I am also a Pisces, the fish sign, so I very well relate to this costume in general!
Growing up, my room was ocean themed and I had sea themed objects and decorations all over my room. To this day, when I go back home to Texas, I stay in my childhood room! It has not changed, it is still painted turquoise with a huge beach mural on the wall. I also spent every single summer by the public pool with my mom and family friends, swimming for hours and hours. I never wanted to leave the water. My father told me that when I was a one year old, I jumped into the family pool in the background by myself for a few minutes. He said he panicked and jumped in to get me out in case I drowned, but once I was up I was breathing just fine! I was swimming under there I guess. Since half my family is Greek, I grew up going to beaches and being in the sea all day when we vacation there. Obviously this only encouraged my obsession of the ocean.
While searching for my final look for my Halloween makeup series, I had a few ideas and I could not decide which one to do! I ask my Instagram followers which one they preferred out of a Mermaid look, Bratz Doll look (I was also obsessed with Bratz), or a Butterfly look. And by ONE point, Mermaid won, beating Bratz Doll.
So, I decided to be a little creative and purchase some cheap miniature seashells and pearl stickers from Amazon for this look. I wanted to take the typical Mermaid look up a notch! Unfortunately, I am not in full Mermaid costume, but whatever the blue fishnet top works, haha!
Watch my tutorial on IGTV here.
Shop my look: Outus Flat Back Pearl Stickers / Tiny Miniature Fairy Garden Beach Critter Seashells / Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer / Glossier Futuredew / Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation in Light 5 / Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Concealer / Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla and Custard / Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder / CoverFX Foundation Powder in N30 / Milani Cosmetics Rose Blush in Coral Cove / Marc Jacobs Omega Bronzer in TanTastic / Huda Beauty Sapphire Obsessions Palette / Nars x Bartschland Queen of the Night Palette / Stila Cosmetics Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow in Mystic / Milani Cosmetics Hypnotic Lights Holographic Eye Topper in Electric Forest / Pat McGrath Labs Eyeshadow in Astral White Pigment and Iridescent Pink 003 pigment (old collection) / Glossier Brow Flick in Brown and Boy Brow in Brown / Jeffree Star Cosmetics Supreme Frost Highlighter in Diamond Wet / Morphe Brushes Continuous Setting Mist / Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer / Buxom Cosmetics Lash Mascara / Ardell Lashes Demi Wispies / Bephlon Lash Glue / Armani Beauty Lip Maestro in 202 / Jeffree Star Cosmetics The Gloss in Diamond Juice
Jewelry: Reliquia Rich Girl Earrings (Pearl Cluster) and Sea Shell Pearl Earrings / Awoke Vintage Sea Shell Earring / BaubleBar Fiji Drop Earring / Valet Studio Ariel Clips and Ursula Clips / Mirth Vintage Starfish Clip / Luiny Marea Ring and Ola Ring / Verameat Pisces Zodiac Ring / Aureum Collective Emma Chain necklace