Closing out the long weekend for us Canadians and kicking off the work week for the rest of you fine folks with this little video I made for our YouTube channel, Park or Perish!, of one of my favourite rides at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid! As my husband has pointed out, my affection for this new-ish attraction is fairly unsurprising given that it’s essentially the Haunted Mansion, themed to the Little Mermaid (they share a similar ride profile, right down to the Doom Buggies/Clam Shells that usher you through the ride (don’t forget to pull down your sand bar, wah-waaaahhhhh) and the bats/stingrays printed on the moving walkway at the end of the ride.)
And while I was dinglehopper-deep in fond memories of Journey of the Little Mermaid, I thought it would be fun to round up the many, many mermaid manis I have done over the years, including a number of ever-evolving Little Mermaid manicures honouring our girl, Ariel. Gosh, some of my earlier stuff was dod-gy! That’s one of the very nice things about dabbling about in a visual medium – when your talents evolve (and they absolutely will, with enough practice) you’ll really be able to see how very much you’ve improved. It’s great (mermaid) motivation. 🙂
Psst! Hey, you guys wanna hear something? Supposedly, every last inch of this Gaston dude is covered with hair. I know, right?! Ever heard of manscaping, bro? What am I saying? Of course he hasn’t heard of manscaping! Gaston is totally that guy who runs around with his furry man-cleave hanging out of his tunic, crispy shedded chest hairs building up in tiny drifts around his bootaloons. To do anything more would be to show respect and consideration for others, and that totally ain’t Gaston’s bag.
I am, of course, intimately familiar with Gaston’s particular brand of whiffing it, on account of the fact that over four visits to his tavern in the last year alone (his tavern being in freaking Orlando, by the way) he has yet to show his chiseled jaw even once. A kind friend suggested that he may be intimidated – after all, the last brainy beauty who bested his beastliness badly bruised his bravado, did she not? Harumph, I thought he was made of tougher stuff than that. Wussy. But you didn’t hear it from me. 😉
I’m hoping, though, that when I wear these Gaston ears I nabbed from Etsy vendor Mouseket Ears Bowtique, he’ll show himself, if only to marvel at my amazing taste in hair accessories. I’m so in love with the chest hair ear, it is stupendous! And I very much appreciate the glittery stag rack mounted in the centre of the bow. You know Gaston would love it, on account of the whole antlers in all of his DE-CO-RA-TING business.
And as always, a bit of nail art. Because if I’m rocking chest hair on my ears, I may as well sport it on my nails, too (better my nails than my knuckles, which I’m also assuming is Gaston’s thing.)
Well now, what’s this utter madness here – actual nail art on this nail blog and not some long-winded tale about my recent Disney vacation that has taken exponentially longer to spin out than it did to actually experience it? 😉 At the very least this Mickey mani is well within my all-Disney wheelhouse these days.
The main Mouse’s birthday was actually yesterday – 89 years young. Doesn’t look a day over a well-plasticized 50, though. Happy belated, Mickey!