My goal for Mermaidens is to be an optimistic source of escapism - both for me and you - so if I don’t seem to have much to say beyond discussions of makeup and clothing, the truth is I don’t have much else going on in my life at the moment.
Over the last few years, my father’s disability has been getting worse and this has had a dramatic impact on my family and livelihood. This doesn’t make for very interesting or happy blog content, not to mention I’m already too self-conscious about my writing abilities (and especially sharing them on a large public platform!) to tackle topics heavier than my favorite lipsticks. These family problems not only require time-consuming dedication and patience, but having the responsibility to stay at home caring for someone has decreased most of my opportunities. This blog has become my main opportunity that I can pursue from my limited means - home and places near it - yet share and connect with so many amazing people.
It is lonely and difficult seeing loved ones struggle, so I try to channel all my love and creativity into Mermaidens. These past two weeks, several things prevented me from being able to post, and being without such a positive and at times therapeutic outlet had a drastic effect on my happiness. A lot of us disappear into the blogging world as escapism and being part of this community has been invaluable for me. I believe I’m a better person because of it and I'm so happy to be back!
I am always blogging and creating from a place of optimism - and hope that Mermaidens can be an escape for you if and when you need one like it has been for me ♡
And now, a few words about what I'm wearing! The stars aligned and I was lucky enough to find this dress by Dear Creatures on sale - a brand I have long admired and I am so happy to have a piece of their magic in my wardrobe! I wore it with the cutest cat bag ever, which was kindly sent to me from Lookbook Store, my favorite silver ASOS flats, and on my wrist is the adorable Harriet Gray temporary cat tattoo from the brand new shop Yurei Boutique! If you love the look of tattoos but are too fickle to get one yourself (like me!), these are purfect (sorry, I had to)! ♡