Disclosure- I received a mermaid tail and monofin in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever dreamed of being a mermaid? I’m pretty sure most girls have thought about what it would be like to be a mermaid and have a long, beautiful tail. Well now thanks to Fin Fun tails, girls and even women fulfill their mermaiden dreams. The holidays are coming and if you have mermaid lovers on your gift list, I have the perfect idea for you. The Fin Fun Mermaidens collection features tails based on the beloved Mermaiden Princess characters, each with a unique personality and story, which can be found on the kid-friendly FinFriends.com site.
My older daughter turned 13 last week and as long as I can remember, probably since the first time she saw The Little Mermaid, she has dreamed of what it would be like to be a mermaid. Of course she knows that she’ll never turn into a real mermaid but with the Fin Fun tails, she can get pretty close! We were sent the beautiful pink, purple, and blue Fin Fun tail that my daughter picked out and she was so excited to try it out. There are many different colors and styles to choose from including one that looks like a peacock and one that looks like a butterfly! It’s hard to choose a favorite!
There are lots of sizes available on the website so make sure to measure the wearer and choose the right size. I’m not sure why when I first heard of these mermaid tails I thought it would be rubbery (maybe I’ve watched too many mermaid movies LOL) but I was wrong. The tail is made of a high-quality, soft polyester/spandex blend fabric which is very comfortable according to my daughter. We were also sent tail protectors which are thick, clear stickers that go on the ends of the tail to keep them from getting scratched up on the pool surface. I suggest getting them to protect your new tail. It is form fitting like a mermaid tail should be but it was easy to slide up over her legs and hips because the bottom of the tail is open for that purpose. Wearers can walk safely on land by pulling the fin up over their legs and having their feet stick out of the bottom.
To make the mermaid experience even better and more realistic I suggest also getting the patented Fin Fun Monofin (available for separate purchase). It provides natural mermaid motion for smooth swimming at the pool, lake or beach. It really makes the mermaid tail feel and act more realistic. You can see in the picture below how it really gives the mermaid tail shape compared to picture of my daughter holding up the tail above. In the Monofin feet are not strapped in, making removal of the Monofin easy, with just one tug and a kick. The open tail bottom makes it easy to insert and remove the Monofin (required for swimming), while also avoiding trapped air and allowing mermaids to walk on land.
Note- the Monofin is only for experienced swimmers who can swim well with feet positioned together and who can butterfly kick with ease. It doesn’t come in toddler sizes for this reason.
In the picture above you can see how the bottom of the tail is open so you can easily slip the Monofin in for swimming and out for walking. For safety make sure to put the Monofin into the mermaid tail at the edge of the water because it is not recommended to walk with the Monofin on. In our hurry to take pictures for the post my daughter put the tail and Monofin on while sitting on a lounge chair. Then we wanted to take some pictures by the side of the pool and realized we had to take the monofin off so she could walk over to the side of the pool. Just keep that in mind and put the Monfin on where you are going to be getting into the pool.
We live in South Florida where it is hot most of the year but of course as luck would have it it had been “cold” here for the last week so unfortunately my daughter wasn’t able to try her mermaid tail out in the water yet. We’re hoping she’ll be able to actually swim with it the next time the weather gets warm again and I’ll update the post. Poor child was freezing in these pictures since it was in the upper 60’s (which is pretty cold for a Florida girl wearing a bathing suit), overcast, and about to rain but she did her best to make it look warm and sunny don’t you think? Ah the life of a blogger’s child!
Fin Fun has lot of other great products, too, like mermaid tail blankets, matching bathing suits, mermaid tails for dolls, and even mermaid tail stockings! More information at www.finfun.com.
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