Five Ways To Feel Like A Beach Geek

Image by Lush
Image by Lush

It’s summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and just as we’re starting to see the possibility of beach days approaching, those of you down under are wishing they’d last a bit longer. Either way, here are a few retail-therapy goodies to help you pretend you’re basking in the sun and playing in the sand–or defeating a kraken. Up to you.

The Mermaid by Lush

Lush sells fresh, handmade soaps and body care products made with only vegetarian ingredients and minimal packaging. I love stumbling across a Lush store when I’m travelling–and it’s easy since you can smell them coming (in a good way!). Their latest product is The Mermaid (pictured at the top of this post), a limited edition bath bomb with the sales being donated to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. When you buy one, you also get a download of “The Mermaid Song,” the first release from “The Coldwater Project.” Continue reading Five Ways To Feel Like A Beach Geek

A Very Cephalopod Valentine: Tentacle Ring by OctopusME

Image by OctopusME, via Etsy.

So, you forgot about the big day on the 14th. Maybe you need to make up for the error of your ways.

Might I suggest this gorgeous sterling silver tentacle ring for that special geek lady or gent in your life? I’ve got a thing for cephalopods, and while I’ve seen a great many in my day none have so caught my attention as this gorgeous tentacle ring by Etsy user (the aptly named) OctopusME. What I love is that the materials are high quality and the craftsmanship is top notch–the casting can even be made of gold. This is just a marvelous, elegant representation of one of the most curious, intelligent, and beguiling members of the animal kingdom.

Image by OctopusME, via Etsy.

There’s plenty more to see at OctopusME’s shop, too, for the cephalopod fan out there. Apparently, all cast from real tentacles, too. I won’t ask how that process works, but I’ll take their word for it.