Mermaid Scales Inspiration
The #M e r m a i d S c a l e s have launched and I could not be more excited! So, I wanted to share a little bit about each one and also tell you about the wonderful people they are named after. Starting Mermaid Magic has been a labor of love - I started in September of 2017 and am still working to bring the best, most sparkly, and eco-conscious products into the world. Throughout life and during this process so many people have helped me along the way so I just wanted to commemorate their contribution and show them just how much they mean to me.
Our first mermaid scale is called Gale, my Mom’s nickname. My Mom is the most amazing woman and she’s my mom - so if I have any % of cool, it came from her <3 She’s worked so hard to put me in a position to follow my dreams - there’s no greater gift than that and everyday I pinch myself because I’m so lucky to spend my days doing what I love.
Becca has been a consummate force of good in life since I was in college. I first met her working for Charleston Fashion Week and wanted to be her when I grew up! She was just amazing. But spending more and more time with her and eventually working for her she taught me to not emulate her but to look within, find myself, and to play to my strengths. All the good in my life and the joy I find in my career I can attribute directly to her influence. I’m forever grateful she helped me find my way through this thing called adulting.
Edie is a starbust - and I mean Edie the person AND Edie the #MermaidScale. Almost three years ago I experienced a pulmonary embolism - basically, I could not breathe and even when technically I could I still felt a huge weight and went through the darkest days. Depression and anxiety are NO JOKE but my burst of sunshine, Edie, came to the rescue. She helped me heal and connect to the healer inside me. I’m forever grateful she shares her gift with the world. She inspires me to be my true self everyday.
Cindy Lin is Mermaid Magic’s very first *official* model and a really special person! She shines everywhere she goes and she has such a giving heart. If there were more Cindy’s in the world, we would be better for it. I am so appreciative she shares her beauty with us and lets me feature her all over our website, postcards, and social media. She’s the face of magic!
Chelsea or as I like to lovingly call her, Sham Sham, is my #rideordie. We’ve been friends for almost a decade now and I know I can always count on her to be there when I need her.
Liz is my sister, my heart, and a shiny little lady. No hearts are enough to show my love for her!
Nadia is the most musical mermaid I know and we have some super cool musical musings in the works! I am grateful for her ear and that she shares her love of music with MM and all of you!
Patsy - my sister in a past life is next level fabulous, part movie star, part southern serenader and 100% a shiny human. There’s no one else who can pull off stars every day.
Sierra is has been my rubber ducky for almost a year - which means I call her every time I have a new idea or something is just not working out. She’s magical and creative and so, so kind! I could not have launched MM without her support and I can’t wait to see all the magic she brings into the world.
In addition to my real life mermaid friends and supporters I have always loved the mystical, mythical, and magical. The folklore of the god's and goddesses of ancient times has fed my creativity and allowed me to consider the other-worldly. Several of the scales are named after these personifications <3
Freya is a the Nordic goddess of all things divine - she searches for joy and beauty wherever she goes, spreading magic along the way. May we all live a little bit like Freya!
Aphrodite is the goddess of love, unafraid to let her true self shine, leading with her heart and soul. I strive to live my life this way - may we all free ourselves to love more <3Iris is the personification of rainbows - and, I like to think, sparkles! She is the goddess of sea and sky, offering the gift of crashing waves and pink clouds - the two things that bring me the most joy on this Earth. She rides the rainbow, carrying divine messages for each of us. Look to the clouds and see her smile!