If the new summer product lineup has got you singing a siren song for your inner mermaid, check out these vacation destinations perfect for sighting a tail or two, or even trying your own fins on for size.
Get silky-smooth skin with Show Me What You’re Mermaid Of™ Sea Mineral & Salt Body Scrub scented with juicy melon and coconut, then slip into a mermaid tail for a swimming lesson like no other. AquaMermaid (www.aquamermaid.com) offers 1-hour classes for kids, teens, and adults, teaching you how to swim like Ariel at a local pool (they also host parties!).
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dubbed the “Best Free Attraction in Las Vegas,” the 117,000 gallon aquarium at the Silverton Casino and Hotel is family friendly and holds thousands of tropical fish, stingrays, and sharks, plus live mermaids Thursday through Sunday. Be sure to pack All Set™ Coconut Makeup Setting Spray to help you stay cool in the Vegas heat and keep makeup and skin looking and feeling fresh all the way from the aquarium to dinner and a show.
Spring Hill, Florida
Hot and humid Florida calls for a moisturizer with a higher melting point. Toss Trop the Beat™ Coconut Body Balm, scented with pineapple and hibiscus, into your beach bag and head to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park where you can make a splash with water slides, boating, and swimming, plus see a real-life, underwater rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” If Florida is too far, the park’s mermaids also respond to “Tail Mail,” their version of mermaid pen pals for kids.
Coney Island, New York
Get ready for the Mermaid Parade (June 16) with shimmery Vial™ Top Coats. Layer them with your current Vial primer and shades, and experiment with an ombre look by applying Sheerly You Jest below your cupid’s bow and on the middle of your bottom lip. Then apply Wanna Be on Top to the edges of your lips for a look that’s sure to get your crowned Queen Mermaid (or King Neptune) at this annual parade on Coney Island featuring both kid-friendly and adult-only activities that embrace all things eclectic and carnival related.
Having a tail is magical, but there are some events you’ll be glad for your legs, like the T9 Mermaid Tri & Du Capitola. This all-women triathlon features an ocean swim, a bike course through coastal redwoods, and a run on the ocean bluff. We’re not saying that Oh My Shell™ Snarky Bar will help you run, swim, and bike faster, but it does help slough off dead skin that, if it isn’t weighing you down, looks dull and dry at the very least. Not much of a competitor? That doesn’t mean your skin won’t appreciate the triad of benefits from this exfoliating, moisturizing, and antioxidant bar.
Start off your summer vacation with Resting Mermaid Face™ Probiotic Face Mask with probiotic yogurt and fermented pomegranate for a balanced complexion. Speaking of fermented, if wetting your whistle sounds better than taking a dip, drop into Mermaid Winery for a free tasting, featuring locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Don’t forget to to pick up a bottle of wine to go—the My Beach Peach Chardonnay blend is perfect poolside or for summer sunset on the water.
San Marcos, Texas
Big supporters of local art and history, SMTX Mermaid Society is ramping up for their 3rd annual Mermaid Splash: A Celebration of All Things San Marcos, Texas. The festival spans 2 weeks in September and includes an art ball, a mer-tini shakedown competition, parade, mermaid faire, and more. With 2 weeks of activities, you’ll want to pack lots of options like versatile highlighters. Pinking Out Loud™, Maiden Voyage™, and Working Pearl™ Liquid Highlighters can be worn together, separately, or mixed and matched to create the perfect customized look any mermaid would envy.
No matter where your summer takes you, be sure to pack pampering Posh for mermaid-like skin that leaves you happily saying, “I washed up like this!”