Some babes were born to wear bikinis. Our Salty Mermaid Ambassador, Melissa, is one of them. A self-proclaimed ‘bikini obsessed mermaid,’ she has been rocking our styles for some time now–and she doesn’t plan on stopping. When she’s not running after her five year old (yes, she’s a mama…CRAZY, right?!) she loves to lounge around in an itsty bitsy bikini at her Palm Springs home, hang poolside in Las Vegas or show off her bikini bod in exotic Caribbean locales like, Jamaica. Some of her favorite styles are the Vibrant Ruse Bikini and the Pink Geometric Bikini. We caught up with Melissa and asked her to give us the scoop on what’s she loves most about Salty and how she stays so HAWT. Wanna know? Read on…
WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT?
I live in southern California. I am a short drive from the beach, the desert, and the mountains.
TELL US A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU…
For as much as I love living life in a bikini…I really don’t like the water all that much.
WHAT’S YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE? TELL US WHAT YOU SWEAR BY TO STAY LOOKING GORGE IN THE SUN….
I am not the girliest of girls. When I am in a kini I feel most confident. I use my Hawaiian Tropic SPF 6 oil, throw on a pair of sunnies and sometimes a hat to protect my face! Boom!
POOLSIDE OR BEACHSIDE?
Poolside, with a cocktail
WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW?
I constantly get made fun of for my taste in music. Some have called it terrible. But I LOVE anything that reminds me of high school. So I have a lot of early 2000s R&B and pop.
YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
My most favorite place in the world…as of right now my happy place is Palm Springs. I feel at peace in the desert. The 100+ temperatures that most people try to avoid, I embrace it.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND WHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS YOU’D BRING WITH YOU?
A boat (so I will not have to be stranded forever), a masseuse (because massages on the beach are what dreams are made of), and tequila (because margaritas are life)!
DESCRIBE THE PERFECT BIKINI DAY…
Poolside with my closest girlfriends, 90+ degree weather, lots of adult beverages, good music, and laughter.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT SALTY MERMAID?
I love the styles, the bright colors, and that when I purchase my bikinis I know a portion of that money is going to save the Rhinos and the Rain Forest.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SALTY MERMAID STYLE?
My most favorite bikini is the Vibrant Ruse. I have never worn a style like this before. And it seemed a little risqué–a woman in her late 30s wearing something so revealing–but I have never felt more confident and sexy in a bikini.
WORDS YOU LIVE BY?
I always tell my son “Be loving, respectful, and kind” It’s not always easy but if I am telling him daily I better be leading by example.