Y’all remember Splash, right? About the mermaid who became human and walked the streets of New York? And of course before that there was Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Little Mermaid, most recently re-interpreted by Disney. In our popular imagination, mermaids long to leave the sea to become human, even if only for a little while.
Meanwhile, in the real world, little girls imagine being mermaids. When I was a little girl back in the carefree 70s, spending hours every summer day in the pool, I had to try to swim with my legs together and just pretend. But because I am a US Family Guide blogger and get to try products for free in exchange for my honest review, Lorelei’s mermaid dreams are a little more realistic!
Sun Tail makes wearable, swimmable mermaid tails out of swimsuit material. They come in many colors–the hardest part of this whole process was deciding which one to buy. In addition to the beautiful tails, they make monofins that fit inside the tail to complete your mermaid swimming experience.
You can read more details about the product and company by clicking here for my first post from a few weeks ago. In this post I want to share what Lorelei (and I) thought of the mermaid tail I ordered for her.
First of all, it’s really pretty and comfortable. Also, it fits very nicely, and she practiced walking in it (without the monofin!), and there is totally enough stretch to make that possible. The monofin is extremely well-made and durable, with pockets for your feet as well as three straps to make sure it stays on. The whole thing comes with detailed instructions, and special guards to protect the delicate fabric of the tail from being torn by the monofin.
Unfortunately, it is winter, and we don’t have access to an indoor pool, so the best I can do is promise you (as Lorelei insisted I must) that at our first opportunity we will try the tail out in water to see how it performs.
If you want to make a little girl’s mermaid dream come true this Christmas I have an offer for you:
Receive a 10% discount on your order at www.SunTailMermaid.com by entering this code: BestGiftEver. (And don’t worry–they haven’t forgotten about little boys as you can see in the picture below.)