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Mermaid Styling Tips

Mermaids like to look their absolute best–no secret, right?! Besides wearing crazy cute bikinis like the African Jewel or the Multi-Wear Bikini or everyone’s fave the Bohemian Queen Triangle Bikini, we like to get all pretty. And yes, we aren’t judging if you’re all about rocking makeup to the beach…do you mermaid! So we’ve pulled together a few ways to mermaid out when it comes to your summer look. From mermaid hair (hello, Charity Grace), to nails, and makeup tricks we’re going to have you showing folks how a real Salty Mermaid works it. Ok…werk, ladies…

 

MERMAID HAIR

We love mermaid hair. But did you know you can do it with dark hair too? Show off all of the pretty colors that make up mermaid hair like this. Do a dark fishtail braid that’s laced with color. Watch all of the shade of green, purple and blue come through without overdoing it.  

Another mermaid hair fave? A pretty purple and blue mix of beauty waves a la Charity Grace. This summer style is one of the best because it’s easy and exceptionally cute. Plus it’ll reveal all of the rich shades of your hair. Love love love.

MERMAID BODY JEWELS

When you live the mermaid life, almost everything is inspired by the sea. Right?! Transform yourself into a literal treasure chest like babe @griffinarnlund who shows off a major merbody with body jewels from The Gypsy Shrine. Kick off summer with some super fun mermaid-esque body art. It’s giving us life and it’ll give you that glow.  

MERMAID LIPS

The mermaid lip can go from super bold to subdued. For our day-to-day mermaid look, we like to keep it simple. That’s why we’re into a high gloss, iridescent look to get those mermaid smoochers. Pink and purple undertones with flecks of gold work for almost every mermaid and it’s less time consuming then a more dramatic mermaid lip look. Rock this all summer long. Look to Too Faced for looks like this. 

MERMAID EYES

For as much as we heart a less aggressive mermaid lip, we live for a bold mermaid-inspired eye. Take for example this look where a pretty pink meets a rich gold to create the perfect merblend. Top that with a dramatic lashes and you’ve just become queen of the land an sea. Super babe @hailiebarber owns this look!! We’d wear this even to the beach!

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The Pink Geo Bikini is BACK!

We announced it last week, Mermaids. But in case you need to hear it again, the Pink Geometric Bikini is BACK! You ladies loved this style  (a super cute itsy bitsy bikini with gold detail) so much that we had to bring it back and you were busy getting inspired by some of our fave babes who rocked the style on the ‘gram like Charity Grace, Diaries of Danielle, Brooke Davis and more.

Chances are you want to know what ladies are loving about this teeny tribal print bikini so much. Well, we’re gonna tell you…

THE TOP:

Not your average padded bikini top, this style fits more like a bra, molding perfectly to your shells and not only offering major support, but enhancing them too! This bra-style bikini top features underwire, molded cups, hook and eye back closure and adjustable (removable) straps to take your girls to the next level. Not to mention the positional print does you some favors too, while the the black pom pom trim adds a little more fun to the whole look.

THE BOTTOMS:

The Pink Geo bottoms are a favorite fit. It’s a low-rise bikini bottom that features a cheeky fit and a scrunch butt detail. So it makes your bum look bomb. Move to the sides and the details are to go crazy for. Delicate black fringe trims the side along with gold hardware for a little glam.

WHERE TO WEAR IT:

We love this style for the beach, but if you’re a babe who hits up festivals, pool party or even rocks your ‘kini as a part of your daytime outfit, this suit is totally for you. The top can double as an insanely cute crop top with high-waisted everything. Or glam it up for pool parties with heels and hoops.

So, are you ready to join the club and get the Pink Geo Bikini for yourself? SHOP IT HERE!

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Best Beach Bars for Spring Break

Spring Break is approaching, Mermaids. And what better way to spend it than 1. In a Salty Mermaid cheeky bikini 2. At some of the most exciting beach bars in the world. Well, rather than sending you on a wild goose chase to find them, we did it for you. So if you’re spending your spring break away from the books on the white sand beaches of Playa Del Carmen, along the Ionian Sea or on the coast of Spain, we know where you want to take it all in–and party. Oh and because we care, get the scoop on which flattering bikini you want to wear to each place. Hashtag let’s go somewhere!

Coralina Daylight Club, Playa del Carmen Mexico

Located at 26th Street in the bustling area of the Riviera Maya known as Playa Del Carmen, you’ll find Coralina Daylight Club. One of the most popular daytime parties in the area, this is a prime place to show off your Salty bikini and have some fun with your friends. Featuring a wrap around pool that looks out to the beach and the captivating Caribbean waters, this place blends luxury with fun. Get bottle service and order champagne or chill with your favorite cocktail and dance to the sounds or stretch out on a cozy beach bed. Coralina is known for bringing in talented DJs that keep that party going until the sun goes down.

What to Wear: Geometric Jewel Reversible Macrame Bikini

Copla Beach Bar, Lefkada Greece

Designed in a way that blends the beauty of the beach and the sea with the luxury of a great restaurant and bar scene? That’s Copla Beach Bar in Lefkada Greece. It sits along the shore of the Ionian Sea and it’s made from natural materials to complement its surroundings. Once you’re there, you’re overthrown by the music and the vibe. With a swimming pool in the center of the restaurant, Copla Beach Bar is home to an intoxicating scene. Here babes are laying out and sunning their buns, mixing and mingling, sipping signature cocktails and grooving until the sun sets (which by the way is amazing). Fun, decadent and built into the size of a massive rock, Copla is where you want to spend some time this Spring Break.

What to Wear: Bohemian Queen Triangle Bikini

Sunset Ashram, Ibiza Spain

If you’re taking to Ibiza for the break don’t miss Cala Conta and definitely don’t miss Sunset Ashram, which is located at the beach. Here one of Ibiza’s most beautiful beaches–turquoise water and white sand–mix with a super cool scene and a beach bar sitting on a rock. It’s an expansive space that welcomes beach lovers and party-goers alike. The place features a relaxed vibe that made complete with good music and top notch, local DJs spinning all day long. The sound of the music, the energy of the people and the crashing of the waves lays down a spectacular visio that’ll stay with you long after Spring Break.

What to Wear: Mermaid African Jewel Triangle Bikini

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Rock Your Bikini as Fall Fashion

Ok Merbabes, Summer has come and gone. And even though we’re still scrolling through our camera roll and trying to figure out what to #latepost on the ‘gram, this all means one thing–Fall is here. People are talking sweaters and booties, but yes, we’re still talking about our new bikini. Sounds, cray, right? It’s not really, though. Why? Because we’re rocking swim as Fall fashion. Genius.

If you were keeping up and saw our South Africa-inspired collection debut at Miami Swim Week and took note of our Bohemian Queen Launch, then you know that we have some insanely cute one-pieces that’ll fit perfectly into your fall wardrobe.

Black to Basics

Babes turn to black when the seasons change, so look our Brazenly Braided One-Piece in Midnight. It’s the merbabes bodysuit as it’ll take you from drinks to late night dip if you’re up for the challenge. But if you’re just keeping it simple, think to pair this perfectly fitting one-piece with your best statement skirt. It features a deep v-neckline, so it’s super sultry. And to add it has loaded with pretty detail that’s hard to overlook like braided straps and a scoop back–so right now. This works as a layering piece under your favorite leather jacket or as a stand-alone for drinks with the squad. Oh and it goes with everything because it’s black.

Short Story: Bikini Top

Show off a no nonsense Fall 2017 night out look. Pick the Midnight Corset Cutie as a match for your high-waisted statement pants and a leather jacket thrown over your shoulders. The bikini top is all about enhancing your assets. The underwire top shapes your bust, making the “girls” look great. Plus it features adjustable straps and removable padding, giving you the option to give a lot or give a little. It’s a style that is a Fall fashion basic and it’s cute from a luxe fabric–even more of a reason to love it.

Bohemian Babe

Fall is all about showing off. Sure you showed off your summer body all summer now, not flaunt your fashion prowess. The Brazenly Braided One-Piece shows off a wealth of hues and patterns sure to turn heads. Like the Braided One-Piece in black this style blends braided detail with a sexy scoop back and a plunging v-neckline. This show piece is a perfect match for a neck full of dainty gold chains and hoops. As for the rest tie it all together with a cropped denim and a bold pair of mules in a standout color like yellow and prove that swimsuits have a place outside of the ocean and at the dinner table.

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BTS: South Africa Bikini Collection Shoot

Get excited, Mermaids, our South Africa bikini collection launch is just days away. And if you’ve been keeping up with our Instagram, then you know a little bit about the collection and why it’s so special (because it’s all about saving the rhinos). More on that later.

But before we launch, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what it was like to shoot the collection and how much fun it was. Our super gorgeous babes, Tiffany Keller and Maggie Rawlins Douglas worked it with some direction for everyone’s favorite photog, Chris Shintani. Danni Katz dolled up the gals and Salty Mermaid, co-founder, Kara Versage was hanging around doing boss lady things and styling with help from the Salty Mermaid team.

While the girls made our South Africa bikinis look even more fabulous than they already are (because they’re some of the most flattering swimsuits around not to mention perf bikinis for curvy girls) and Shintani got crazy beautiful pics of them both, one of our ambassadors @tav_lo,  came to hang–she even brought her dog.

It was an awesome time filled with smiles, sexy bikinis, polaroids, pizza and even a funky green monkey. But don’t take our word for it. Check out these snaps.

Maggie Rawlins Douglas taking the black bikini to the next level.

Maggie, why you such a hottie with a killer bikini body?

Embellished bikinis, printed bikinis, sexy bikinis, cheeky bikinis, sexy one-pieces? Gang’s all here.

Tiffany Keller getting super silly with the cam in our Bohemian Queen Triangle Bikini. It’s the triangle bikini that every curvy girl, beach babe and poolside princess needs.

Werk, babe! She was giving us life in those cheeky bottoms.

What goes best with babes and bikinis? Pups! @tav_lo ‘s pooch was a star too.

Loving this halter style bikini top and these cheeky cutout bikini bottoms on Tiff. Heart eyes <3

Bohemian Queen South Africa bikini? Check. Funky green monkey? Check. Let’s take some pics!

Bikini babes for days…

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BLOGGER BABE CANDICE NIKIEA WEARS SALTY MERMAID SWIM

candice nikiea in salty mermaid swimwear rainforest ruffles bikini

Okay, seriously, our #SaltySquad is on FIRE. Case in point, did you see blogger babe Candice Nikea rocking her Salty Mermaid Rainforest Ruffles Jungle Print Bikini? If not, get ready to feast your eye on this fierceness!

candice nikiea in salty mermaid swimwear the rainforest ruffle bikini

Candace describes her love for Salty Mermaid, saying that, “What I love about Salty Mermaid is not just the fabulous designs but also the opportunity they give for each customer to give back. With every purchase, Salty Mermaid gives $10 to Iracambi Organization. So not only do you look great in your next bikini moment, you are contributing to the well-being of the rainforest! How cool is that? In these photos, I truly feel empowered and sexy. I love how the print exudes my personality and reflects magically off my skin tone.”

candice nikiea in salty mermaid swimwear rainforest ruffles bikini

Honestly, we couldn’t agree more! Candice is giving us chic surfer-babe vibes in her Rainforest Ruffle bikini, and we love how the leafy print just pops against the California palm-tree skyline!

candice nikiea in salty mermaid swimwear rainforest ruffles bikini

Click HERE To shop Candice’s style!

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Salty Mermaid Swimwear Debuts Collection at Miami Swim Week

Salty Mermaid Swimwear South African inspired collection

Now that we’ve caught our breath after the whirlwind adventure that was Miami Swim Week…we’re excited to share this season’s South African-inspired collection with you! This was our very first time at Miami Swim Week and we had an absolute blast and already we can’t wait to go back!

Of course, we stayed true to our dynamic prints, while introducing new colorways and prints inspired by our travel and time spent in South Africa.

Our co-owner Kara Versage describes it best, “The majestic sunsets, colors and natural beauty of Africa inspired our 2018 collection. Vibrant oranges and reds, shades of pink, and intense golden yellows came together and made our heart skip a beat. We knew we wanted to bring those colors to life through our swimsuits. Bright colors, intricate patterns and vivid motifs create swimsuits that make you feel alive and  have you dancing from sunrise to sunset.”

But did you know that Kara actually camped across the desert plains of South Africa and immersed herself in the culture as part of her research for this collection?! #TrueStory In fact, both of our co-owners are frequent travellers, so they constantly find inspiration for prints from different parts of the world they’ve visited. Because of this, we’re able to reach mermaids globally rather than focusing on one particular market.

The collection really focuses on sunset-inspired prints and colors, tribal details, fun and trendy tassels, and ethnic prints with vibrant pops of colors.

Salty Mermaid Swimwear South African inspired collection

Salty Mermaid Swimwear South African inspired collection

Salty Mermaid Swimwear South African inspired collection

Salty Mermaid Swimwear South African inspired collection

Salty Mermaid Swimwear South African inspired collection

Salty Mermaid Swimwear South African inspired collection

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Get to Know our #SaltySquad: Cindy Sterling

Interview with Model and YouTuber Cindy Sterling

We want you to meet one of our favorite members of our Salty Squad… Cindy Sterling! Keep reading below for and interview with Model Cindy Sterling!

  1. Where do you live? West Hollywood, CA
  2. How old are you? 20 years old – finally 21 on July 30th! (Zodiac: LEO) Summer baby
  3.  Tell us about yourself! I am a huge overachiever perfectionist who wants to give to those I love & contribute to something bigger beyond my personal world. I do however try to practice patience & being humble. It’s important to strive to be the best version of yourself yet enjoy the present and what you currently already have. There is no moment like the present! I protect my energy and avoid bad vibes – so I stay around people who are laughing, living, creating, and happy. Its okay to be blue its natural but I’m all about putting positive energy into the world.
  4. What’s the first thing you do in the morning? First thing I do in the morning is set the right mood & play music that will get me in a good mood. After I check my e-mails, brush my teeth, and figure out a list of what I need to do! Music for sure is the absolute first.
  5. You’re gorgeous! What’s your beauty routine like? My Beauty Routine Includes: Coconut Oil 1-2 times a week. It’s more effective 3 times a week but I never have the time. This is only effective for making your hair smoother if you leave it in for at least an hour or 2 before washing it out.Charcoal pills on my toothbrush/toothpaste 3 times out of the week. It makes for a whiter smile! I used to do teeth whitening strips but those strip your enamel and hurt your teeth. Charcoal Peel Off Masks when my skin is going through a bad time. It removes all the underlying problems in your skin like blackheads. It pulls out things from your face including oil so it’s important to moisturize after. Clinique Moisturizer literally saves my life during HUGE moments of crisis when the LA heat dries out my skin. Its worked for me & for many of my friends to literally save their skin. It can be found at Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta or online of course – and it extremely affordable. I use jojoba oil to keep my hair thick after all the hair dyeing/straightening/heating that i do to it through out the year. I apply a small amount to my scalp and ends in the shower when shampooing my hair to keep my hair thicker after all the hair dyeing/straightening/heating that i do to it through out the year. My eyebrow secret is that I get my eyebrows threaded for usually around $7-$12. The ladies that thread brows at these brow bars really know how to give you a fierce shape and it comes out looking way more precise and clean then other methods like waxing or plucking. My make-up routine is: Foundation – Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow by Benefit. Mascara – Get Up & Grow by Almay & Colossal Volum Express by Maybelline. Lip Color – Tartiest Lip Paint by Tarte’ in the color: TBT

 

  1. If you had to wear the same outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could wear only 1 outfit for the rest of my life it would have to be something really soft and comfy. So either a onesie or something like a romper haha
  2. What’s on your playlist right now? I have a pretty sick playlist compiled of songs I crave to hear called “CR^VE on Spotify. Click HERE to listen to my playlist on Spotify! It includes songs like Fashion Killa by A$AP Rocky, Wicked by Mansionz, ILYSB by LANY, Heartbreaker by Bad Suns, I Like Me Better by LAUV.
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? I want to travel everywhere – mainly tropical and historical places with not many cold cities on the list but if I could travel anywhere right now it would be…Monaco, France to start and go through Paris, take a train to Venice, Italy and then fly out to somewhere tropical like Hawaii or Bali, Indonesia.
  4. What’s your fave thing to do in your downtime? In my downtime all I really want to do is hang out with my close best friends and be laughing so hard until it hurts and I can’t stand up or speak correctly. It doesn’t really matter where we are but probably the beach or in the city doing something cool.
  5. What’s your favorite style from Salty Mermaid? My favorite pieces from Salty Mermaid Swim is the Salty n’ Sassy Midnight Reversible Bikini! I wore this bikini when I shot with Salty Mermaid Swim and it was the set I was most comfortable in. I like that its reversible but really overall just love its simplicity & shape! It also make your bum look great and is incredibly soft.

Model and YouTuber Cindy Sterling Wears Salty Mermaid Swimwear Bikini

Model and YouTuber Cindy Sterling Wears Salty Mermaid Swimwear Bikini

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Top 5 Insta-Merbabes We Are Crushing On Right Now

Top Bikini and Swimwear Instagrammers and INfluencers
  1. @webbylinster, Buzzfeed producer, and basically doing the coolest shit all around LA. Her long blonde hair and killer fashion sense makes her look exactly like you would imagine a mermaid to. Lindsay can be seen in the Salty Mermaid Swimwear Rainforest Ruffles Reversible Bikini poolside in Palm Springs *totally not feeling jealous at all*instagram merbabes buzzfeed producer2. @deesignplay, Fashion & Lifestyle Instablog with an amazing feed of color. Deb was seen wearing the Rainforest Ruffles Reversible Bikini in Key Biscayne, Florida and it gave us major summer travel inspo. Another one of her favorites is the Tribal Taboo Green and Midnight Bikini by Salty Mermaid Swimwear.

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3. @howdoyouwearthat, Cait’s feed is an obvious reason as to why we are crushing on her. She is a stylish NYC and Jersey City gal that we cannot get enough of. She is seen chillin’ on the beach in Jersey City in the Salty Mermaid Swimwear Corset Cutie Bikini but that is not the only outfit we love of hers. She truly has an amazing fashion sense that takes trendy pieces and then she makes them her own and struts around the city like she owns it. #yougogirl

Instagram Bikini Blog How Do You Wear That4. @erikawheaton,  Erika is a bathing suit queen. Her feed is beaches and bathing suits and that is why we love her so much! On her feed you will find her in Salty Mermaid Swimwear Strappy Starlet Jungle Bikini and in the Iguazu Oasis Blue Butterfly Bikini. We can not get enough of her feed even though it’s creating some vacation and travel jealousy feelings… but I guess we can forgive her.

Instagram Blogger Erika Wheaton5. @jordanmariebrennan, Her Instagram bio states that she is out collecting passport stamps, and after checking out her Instagram… well she is quite literally doing just that. She has visited some of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen, and she even has held a baby freaking tiger on the beach! During her Coachella adventures she was wearing the Salty Mermaid Swimwear Iguazu Oasis Green Iguana Knotted String Bikini and looked HOT AS HELL. #GOALS.

Instagram Bikini Blogger Jordan Brennan

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Salty Mermaid Swimwear Bikini Review: Bikinis for Curvy Merbabes

While some merbabes have itty bitty booties…others have booty for daaaaaays. And we LOVE that about our #SaltySquad! All of your bikini-loving mermaids come in SO many different shapes and sizes…it’s inspiring! So inspiring, in fact, did you know that we actually alter the fit and designs of our swimwear specifically to fit curvier bikini bodies? That’s right! We have bikini tops with support, such as underwire bikinis, for our larger sea-shelled babes. And unlike many other swimwear brands, we also offer cheeky, Brazilian coverage bikini bottoms that are made for our curvy sisters to show off that beautiful booty!
Let us break it down for you: In one of our favorite styles, the Salty Mermaid Rainforest Ruffles Midnight Reversible Halter Bikini, our extra-small through medium sizes feature a Brazilian cut bottom with side strings to accentuate your mermaid curvature. And our large through extra-large sizes feature a medium rise fit with cheeky cut and lace-up sides to bring out your inner Amazonian goddess.

Exhibit A:

bikinis for curvier bodies

Same style, different designs. Because hell-o! We all know that those string-side bottoms would totally “dig” into our curvier merbabes, and that sexy lace-up detailing is loads more flattering than a muffin top situation!

Exhibit B:

Same style, different designs. Because hell-o! We all know that those string-side bottoms would totally “dig” into our curvier merbabes, and that sexy lace-up detailing is loads more flattering than a muffin top situation! Exhibit B:

Different bikini, same concept! Whether you’ve got an itty bitty booty, or a bootylicious booty…we KNOW you want to show it off! Which is why all of our designs feature a cheeky cut, brazilian bikini bottom. BUT — while the smaller sizes feature a wrap-around string detailing at the hips, the larger sizes feature a figure-flattering variation of the same design, with the string detailing focusing on the front of the hips to prevent the oh-so-annoying “digging” that we talked about earlier.

 

And there you have it. Merbabes! Now you know some of the inspiration behind our design variations, and it’s all centered around YOU! Of course, we’re still working day and night to perfect the art of the bikini and the perfect design for all shapes and sizes. Which is why we need your help!
Drop us a line at mermaids@saltymermaid.com and let us know what you think of these designs and other other designs on our website. We value your opinion and would love to hear what you have to say.

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