Today I wanted to share something a little more personal with all of you. Whenever I meet someone in person and we talk about La Belle Sirene, the first question they ask is “what does your name mean?” It has become such a common question that I thought maybe you were wondering too!
When I was a little girl I was pretty much obsessed with fairytales and anything Disney, the Little Mermaid in particular. I really related to the red headed mermaid and I was completely convinced that I was a mermaid too – I’m not ashamed to admit that I still believe this! Well, growing up my Nana was a huge part of my life, she lived with us and was my second mom of sorts. She taught me a million things and she was also the person that sparked my interest in makeup. She was a beautiful woman who exuded glamour and class and I always admired her. One of my favourite memories is of watching her put on her lipstick and now I think of her every time I do. Well when I was going through my mermaid obsession my Nana gave me a book, it was one of those books that you order from a catalogue and they come personalized with a specific name. The book she gave me was a story about mermaids and I loved it because I was the main character. My Nana had given me my dream of being a real mermaid in the best way she could. I still have that book and I will never part with it because that little book and my Nana meant so much to me and still do to this day.
So when I decided to start a blog, I tried to think of a name that would really truly speak for who I was and what was important to me. I instantly thought of my Nana because she has always been an inspiration and I knew she would be proud of me for following my dreams. She instilled a number of things in me including my love my makeup, my obsession with Paris (her favourite city) and my dreams of being a mermaid so I combined all of those things and came out with La Belle Sirene – The Beauty Mermaid.
I miss my Nana everyday so it’s really nice to have a little bit of her with me while I follow my dreams.
Where did you get your name?