Thursday, August 29, 2013

A new friend

Do you know that many mermaids keep some sort of marine creature as companion?  Some are keens to dolphins, flounders, sharks, even little creatures such as sea stars or crabs.  Well, I have found my companion, and here it is:

Hi! Name's Cthulhu!  I will swallow your soul!
Here is an adorable baby-sized Cthulhu!  This should not come as a surprise to anyone...  You already know that I am a Goth at heart, didn't you?  He and I will role the oceans.  Mwahahahahaha!

It is a puppet really, but I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  It was a gift from hubby.  While looking for pictures and reviews online, I stumbled upon this awesome blog, which has a lot of stuff for Lovecraft aficionados, including props, replicas of papers and letters as described by the author, drawings... Many things are downloadable and can be used to increase your Lovecraft collection or to decorate your place.  Very worth to take a look at it.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Nail Design of the Week

It was some time since I wanted to do this beautiful Indian inspired nail tutorial by IndigoNova1:

After doing it, these are the results:

And these are the tools I used:
Unglax nail hardener as base coat
Colorama Turquoise Seas (#107)
00 artist brush
Blue rhinestone
Seche Vite top coat
Naio coconut cuticle oil for the cuticles when everything is finished and dry

My nails are considerably shorter than the ones in the video so I had to do a smaller design - smaller teardrop, less dots, no green rhinestone.  It came out better in my left hand (of course) than in my right hand.  Since it is so complicated (at least for me) I only did it as an accent nail in my middle fingers.

I absolutely love it!  This design is simple enough to not be overkill, but at the same time it is dainty and delicate.

Since Summer is ending, I do not know how many times more I will be painting my nails blue.  I just adore when they are in sync with my tail! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sharing the holidays

So, here is the promised post with the holiday affairs.

We took off the 2nd of August via train to Vigo (Pontevedra).  My mom and aunt were waiting for us there, and we went by car to Cangas.  Here is a view of the place we were staying:

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The place is called Punta Balea.  See the house with the orange roof just by the rounded path?  That's our house.  The beach in the left side of the picture is called Areamilla, and it's our favorite beach to go to have a swim.  Here are some pics of it:

Taken at about 8.30 a.m.

It's a beautiful and much loved beach by me, but it gets really crowded, so we don't go there anymore unless we want to swim.  We prefer to stay in our backyard, which is covered with grass and has a pool:

We get Sun all day there, and it cannot be seen from the outside, so it's awesome.  This is the view we get from our front window:

The rocky formations in the ocean are the Cíes Islands.  The floating platforms in the water are called "bateas" and they grow mussels there.

I am sure you get why I love this place so much...

Our mornings were spent every day by the pool and in the afternoon we went sightseeing.  Well, we know the place very well, but my mother-in-law didn't so we drove her around to Pontevedra, Aldán, Cabo Home (Cape Man), Bueu, and we crossed to Vigo in the ferry - my mother-in-law loves traveling by ship.  Here are some pics of the places we visited:

Graveyard of Aldán - we have family there

2 pics of Cabo Home
Cangas' Port

Cíes Islands, pic taken from the ferry
And this is a recent addition to Cangas port, our own beautiful mermaid, with 2 dolphins by her side.  When the tide is high, it seems she is rising from the ocean:

Pic taken from the ferry
We even had time to take pictures of me playing with my mermaid tail, and record some videos which you can watch here.  

A couple of days before leaving, we were lucky enough to spot a huge family of dolphins hunting just in front of our window, by the sunset light:

They were common dolphins (Delphinus delphis).  It was a deligth to see them jumping.  They stayed there for a long time.  Sometimes they come near the coast when there is a storm coming to seek refuge.

So, that were our holidays.  I had a great time, and I had the opportunity to enjoy a lot of sea food that I normally do not eat - mussels, clams, octopus, percebes, scallops... We did not eat meat any day of our stay.  Just fish, a lot of salads, sea food and home-made empanadas (pies).  By the way, did you know that the scallop is the symbol of the apostle Santiago, patron of Spain?  Legend has that he used the deep side of the scallop as a glass to drink water from rivers and fountains.

I hope we can go again next year...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back from vacation, and new necklace

Hubby and I got back 2 days ago from Pontevedra (Galicia), after spending 10 days at the beach with our family.  I have lots to talk about, and I will, as soon as I gather all the pictures we took, and have a little time to devote to the post.

In the meantime, I want to share the new necklace that I got: it's Lana Lang's necklace from the Smallville series:

Picture from the Jinxy Jewels Etsy store
I am not a fan of Lana, but I have always liked her necklace.  For a time I considered making my own, but I never did.  Just recently it came over me the idea to re-watch Smallville (I still have some seasons to buy), and somehow I ended up searching online for replicas of Lana's necklace.  Even though I believe some official replicas exist, they are too expensive for me, so mine came from Jinxy Jewels.  She has articles for fans of Supernatural, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and other stuff too.  Check her out.

I hope someday I can buy a necklace with a clear bead - I would hate to hurt Clark if someday he happens to come near me.  I like the guy... But my true love of Smallville is Lex - up until season 5 at least, which is the last one I watched anyway...

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