Saturday 19 January 2013

When Mermaids take over- giant sunday inspiration

photo's taken from:
Pintrest search mermaids, Tully Firbank, Hanalei Reponty, Spell Designs,
The design villa, Wild Fox, wings hawaii 

So i must say this is probably the biggest inspiration post so far hahah well it started when I read Spell Designs guest blog post from Hanalei- her beautiful words (see below) became the inspiration i have been searching for this year. So my hunt began ... got a bit carried away looking mermaids on Pintrest and decided to share a bunch of them with you. I think they are just so magical and beautiful in so many ways- i love how every girl wishes we were one. I am also attempting that mermaid nail art today so keep your eyes peeled on instagram (@coconutandlime) to see the final piece

it is now less than two weeks till my trip to Byron and i am super excited, already wondering how i will fit all my jewellery in my luggage with room to fit all my new purchases from there back haha.

I hope you enjoy this post as much as i have, and lets just say i wanting to watch the little mermaid on DVD right about now hehe....

 enjoy these lovely words by Hanalei here:

"I learned how to swim before I could walk, and that is when I discovered the beauty of nature and all the treasures in the ocean. I was born and raised in paradise, and my love for the ocean became unconditional. The beach was my playground, and everything tasted like sand, salt and sunscreen.
Surfing came as a natural thing in my life, like a blessing from the gods. I remember my brother and I standing up on my dad’s boards, spending hours in the water, like dolphins in their element. Now it is my life, because everything revolves around surfing, waves, swells, new spots, fins, boards, leashes and wax. It’s a passion, a passion that I share with mother nature.
The best part of it is being out there, in the line-up, surrounded by the infinity of waves and people I love: my man, parents, my brother and my friends. No words can describe this feeling. The rush of adrenaline, the mesmerising powerfulness of the water, duck diving under the waves, the smiles on all the faces. The ocean will always be my favourite place. Where I resource myself. Where my happiness is, or where I drown my sorrows. No matter what, the ocean always puts you back into your rightful place. It can lift your spirits up, or teach you how to be humble. The ocean is the best cure.
I got to travel the globe for surfing and modelling from a really young age, it really opened up my mind and vision of the world and shaped who I am. I got to surf in four different oceans, and countless perfect waves. Traveling is the most thrilling experience ever: you never know where you’re gonna end up, who you’re gonna meet, what you’re gonna see or discover. All these are little hidden jewels and memories which are gonna fill up your heart and mind for the rest of your life. More, friends you meet on your way are unforgettable. Every new friend, every new culture and every new country impacted on who I am today.
Traveling the world taught me a lot about myself and about others, and I discovered that adventure is the best way to learn. But home will always be home, and the ocean the special place in my heart. Along the way, people taught me that you can make your wildest dreams tomorrow’s reality. Life is what you make it, you just have to understand that you are the only person that can get you were you want to be. Now go out there, travel, live your life to the fullest, be kind to the earth, jump in the ocean, fall in love, create your destiny and never ever regret anything.
- words by Hanaelei,

Love Leana xxxxx


  1. Roadtrip Jewellery And Designs19 January 2013 at 23:40

    LOVE, beautiful pics xx

  2. Loving every picture! Such a fantasy of mine to be a mermaid ;)

  3. Amazing blog! You're such an inspiration. Who did make these wonderful bracelets, especially the one in white and gold? Totally in love! Would be great if you could let me know. Can't wait for your next post :)

  4. great finds! so magical.



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