Friday, August 24, 2012

Ice Cream DIY Headband for Scathingly Brilliant

Hello darlings, I just wanted to pop by and tell you I did a guest post for the incredible Kate Gabrielle at Scathingly Brilliant, where I show you how to make an ice cream headband!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway, and I'll be back with a new post soon!
♡,
Kailey

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Giveaway: Win a Custom Illustrated Blog Header!

In honor of the new Mermaidens header and our birthday this month, I am offering one lucky winner a custom, illustrated blog header from yours truly! This giveaway is open to international readers as well as those based in the United States. If you don't want to wait to see who won, you can now purchase custom illustrated blog headers in my shop!

How To Enter:
1. Follow Mermaidens
2. Leave a comment with a way for me to reach you in case you win!

For additional entries: (leave a separate comment for each entry)
- Follow Mermaidens on Twitter
- Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to use "@mermaidensblog" so I will be notified of the tweet!)
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Bloglovin'

Giveaway ends August 31st, 2012! Good luck!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The winner is commenter number 11... aka Ms. Jade! Congratulations honey ♡

♡,
Kailey

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Style Icon: Judy Jetson

I figured it was about time I revamped my Style Icon series, and who better to usher in a new era than Judy Jetson?! If you've been on my tumblr lately you will know I have completely fallen in love with the adorable white-haired, music-loving teenage daughter in The Jetsons (1962)! I adore her fluorescent, geometric, all-pink outfit that the people in the 60s must have imagined teenagers in this time period would be wearing!


01 Weekday Amelia Blouse €40. 02 ASOS Round Color Block Sunglasses, sold out. 03 ROMWE Shirt Dress, $42. 04 Pizzazz You Wish Modcloth Bag, $72. 05 Debenhams Pink Wedges, £13. 06 Shop with Romi Acid Galaxy Tights, $20. 07 Sock Dreams Pink Tights, $14. 08 LouLou Loves You Collar, £39. NOT PICTURED Petite Mesh Insert Skater Topshop Dress, $90. OASAP Transparent Candy Shoulder Bag, $43. ROMWE Pink Belt, $19.

When I'm obsessed with something, I see it everywhere - and these pieces just scream Judy Jetson to me! I also made a Judy Jetson Pinterest board just for the occasion! Who is inspiring you right now?

♡,
Kailey
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

One Year of Mermaidens

This month marks the year anniversary since I made my first post on Mermaidens! Well actually, I registered the name in 2009 - but unsure of what kind of blog I wanted to have, I made a few throw away posts and promptly forgot about it. In August of last year I was going through a rough patch and needed an outlet for my creative endeavors - and decided to try blogging again! Still unsure of what my blog's concept was and my own voice, the first few months were a mish-mash of my collages and screencaps from movies I love. But as you can see, this blog has evolved into much more than that!

Mermaidens has grown into such a supportive and passionate community, and I feel so so lucky to have formed the relationships I have as a direct result of blogging! I struggle with issues of self-confidence, and I am absolutely blown away by the sheer amount of positive and supportive feedback I have received. Thank you thank you thank you to each and every one of you for being a part of Mermaidens, and here's to another year of creating, (hopefully) inspiring, and be inspired by you!

In honor of our birthday, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share with you my own top 5 favorite posts at Mermaidens!

David Lynch Inspired Nails Wanting to do something special with my nails, I came up with the concept using iconic elements from David Lynch's films! They were posted on Rookie Mag's tumblr and won Modcloth's Marvelous Manicure contest (STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT TBH)!

Candy
I was very pleased with how this look came together - with the beautiful full skirt and nipped waist I couldn't help but feel like I was in a technicolor musical ♥

Pistachio Zine
Pistachio began as a simple project that quickly ballooned into one of the most ambitious projects I have ever attempted - and also one that I am the most proud of!

I'm a Mermaid ^_~
Inspired by sewing blogs, I repurposed an old Disney dress into a mermaid shirt and skirt! This is still one of my very favorite things to wear and opened my eyes to all sorts of diy possibilities!

Interview: Marlena from Self-Constructed Freak
I was utterly over the moon when after just a few months of blogging, my favorite blogger (MARLENA ♡♡♡) agreed to be interviewed for Mermaidens! I would also recommend going through my community tag for more interviews and guest posts!

Now, which Mermaidens post do you love the most? And more importantly, which post of your own are you the most proud of? I wanna see! ♥

♡,
Kailey