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Let’s Be Mermaids

 Let's Be Mermaids

Let’s Be Mermaids

It’s August! And birthday month!  So what’s a better way to celebrate than with my current favorites!  Summer is the perfect time to be a mermaid; beach waves, beach bums, and vitamin sea.  I haven’t made it to the sea (but I am headed to the lake this weekend!) so I need to channel my inner mermaid with Bath and Body Works Sea-Tox.  This bath and body line is and has been my new all time favorite from Bath and Body Works.  It smells exactly like the scent they pumped into the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, so it immediately takes me back.

Bath and Body Works Sea-Tox

Bath and Body Works Sea-Tox

Sea-Tox:  A mermaid-approved blend of soft sea breeze, salty ocean waves & crisp aquatic florals.  Currently available in a body cream, body lotion, body polish, all over mist and sheet mask.

Available in a range of products

Available in a range of products

Word Of Alicia:  I’ve been so obsessed with this collection that I’ve gone back and rebought it 3 times this summer.  The beach wave foam is wonderful but now sold out.  My top pick would be the body cream, the scent lasts all day and keeps you moisturized.  But honestly need the shower gel, lotion and spray, its that good.  I would call it more of a clean beachy scent, not a typical coconut beachy scent.  Honestly, just get it, it’s amazing.

Getting My Mermaid On During August

Getting My Mermaid On During August

You can shop this Sea Tox scent at Bath and Body Works.  You might recognize the backdrop as the “mermaid” skirt from holiday last year.  Just for fun see the post here.

In need of vitamin sea!

In need of vitamin sea!

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Week O’Nautical – Mermaid Mani

Week O'Nautical:  Mermaid Mani

Week O’Nautical: Mermaid Mani

Week O’Nautical returns with Mani Monday!  Because the 4th of July falls on a Monday we get two mani Monday’s out of Week O’Nautical this year.  So, for this one, I decided to break away from the usual red white and blue and go mermaid nautical with these mermaid nails!

mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss Mini Gel Polish Duo

mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss Mini Gel Polish Duo

I started with the Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat.  A little trick is to use this ridge filling base coat not only to fill ridges on natural nails but to get white polish to apply better.  I also found having a thicker base coat like this works really well when applying jams (aka Jamberry Nail Wrap).  It helps protect your nails, create an even surface for application so they apply better and last longer, and it helps make removing jams much easier.

Jamberry Wrap in Mermaid Tales

Jamberry Wrap in Mermaid Tales

For this mermaid mani used the mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss mini gel lacquer duo.  I used the white (Cloud 9) on my pointer and pinkie, and the purple (Hula) on my thumb and middle.  On my ring I used Jamberry Nail Wrap in Mermaid Tales.  I then used the scraps to create an angled accent piece over my pointer.  I finished everything off with the Avon Gel Finish top coat, which is seriously a game changer in my life!

Mermaid Mani for Nautical Looks

Mermaid Mani for Nautical Looks

I’m definitely feeling like a nautical goddess with my mega pretty mermaid mani!  It was so hard to capture how stunning this mani is in real life with my crappy phone camera.  I was too lazy to use my real camera so you’re going to have to take my word on it.  The purple and teal in the metallic finish in Mermaid Tales looks so perfect with the mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss duo.  I’m such a fan of these new gel polishes they last so long and look so smooth. You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duo here and the Mermaid Tales wrap here.

In Full Sun

In Full Sun

In Shade

In Shade

Hope you don’t mind a little twist on my Week O’Nautical Mani Monday as we count down to the long weekend.  Going forward this week I’ll be in my red white and blue for our most patriotic holiday and special deals and free stuff too so check back all week long!  Preview the promos going on this week at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger:

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