Introduction. Hey, Hi, Hello.

Introduction. Hey, Hi, Hello.


Introduction time! It is May and most of my university stress is over. I can finally start my blog! When I say start I mean start again. I used to be at but I was a shoddy blogger and I like to think of that as an experiment. Finishing university, I am going to have a lot of time on my hands so this is the perfect time to re-launch. New URL, new theme, new look and new motivation. I am excited. I’ve blogged on different platforms in the past and loved it, so I decided to create my own little space on the internet for just me. I’m even self-hosted now! (WordPress and Bluehost are stress, let’s not even) Welcome to Afro Mermaid.


Let me tell you a bit about myself in case you are new or in case you know me and would like to be reminded. I’m Whitney Abigail and I am about to finish university! Thank the laaaaawd. I studied Philosophy and Sociology, loved it, also happy it’s over. I love horror films and have an obsession with the ocean and mermaids. I’m very happy this mermaid trend is on the rise – mermaid-themed homeware is now acceptable haha. I have no party tricks except I love to talk a lot about nothing so you have that to look forward to if you decide to keep up with my blog.

introduction. afro mermaid

Upcoming Posts

So what am I going to be writing about? If you know my makeup collection is excessive (I’m not even a makeup artist) and I adore creative beauty looks. So yeah I will be writing BEAUTY posts; my new finds and favourites, makeup for WOC, beauty trends and hopefully some makeup looks of my own. There’s more! I will also be posting LIFESTYLE posts; so anything from what I’m up to, my thoughts on things in general, pop culture and all things LIFE and STYLE (see what I did there). LASTLY, probably what I’m most excited about, I will be writing WELLNESS posts; covering everything to do with self-love, self-care, confidence, positivity and all things good for the mind and soul.

Introduction post done! I think that’s it for now. I’m not good at writing bios. But I’m excited to try and be a consistent blogger (again) and share some of my thoughts. Stay tuned for my up-coming blog posts and things I have in store for myself; I will be posting a new blog post EVERY SATURDAY. Thanks for reading this far if you have and WELCOME TO MY BLOG, AFRO MERMAID say hello.



  1. May 1, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Congrats in completing your studies, Whitney, you must be so proud of yourself! You have have some great topics lined up to look forward to.

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      thank you very much 🙂 x

  2. May 1, 2017 / 8:23 am

    I’m really looking forward to reading your future posts and see where you go with your blog. All the best!

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:46 pm


  3. hannah
    May 1, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Hello Whitney Abigail. I could have what you would call an excessive makeup collection. I have around 5k worth of makeup

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      omg that is immense, a girl can never have too much makeup

  4. May 1, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Hello hello! Welcome fellow blogger, great to have you online! I look forward to following you, especially when you post about wellness, I think subjects on self-love, confidence etc are so very important, I write about that too. Do you have instagram I can follow? It’s the easiest way for me to keep up to date with blogs.
    haha I love that you’re into mermaids!! I told my best friend that for my hen-do (when I eventually decide to get married) I want all the bridesmaids to have an underwater shoot dressed up as mermaids lol 🙂 I’ve already started with my underwater photography obsession, check it out if you like 😀
    Anyway, all the best to you with the new blog!!

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      OMG the underwater shoot would be so beautiful! Happy to have another self love/confidence blog to keep up with x

  5. May 1, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    I’ve had many different starts in my blogging career, but I feel like this is the first time that I’m putting in a lot more work. I am trying to recycle some of my older posts while creating new ones too.
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  6. Ali Rost
    May 1, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Welcome back to blogging! I’m really excited to follow your blog and can’t wait to see what you have in store for your readers

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      thank you! I’m excited as well 🙂

  7. May 1, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Congratulations on your relaunch. I’m sure you are very excited to share your message and style. I look forward to following along.

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      thank you very much 🙂

  8. May 1, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Good to see you started blogging again. You’ve have had interesting subjects in University.!

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      thanks! yes very interesting to learn about but happy I’ll be graduating 🙂

  9. May 1, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Welcome back to the blogging world and thank you for joining my group Bloggers United, its a pleasure to have you hear. Looking forward to reading more posts from you and good luck with your degree. Can I just say your highlight is popping too? Love it x

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      I’m excited to be back 🙂 hahah thanks love, says you whose makeup is always on point xx

  10. May 1, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Hi! Welcome to this crazy world of blogging! I am looking forward to following your blog and seeing what lies in store!

  11. May 1, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Hey! Welcome back to blogging, its so tough trying to blog and also ‘live’. Glad to see you are back and I look forward to seeing more posts especially new products for WOC.
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  12. May 1, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Good luck with your relaunch. Lovely to get an insight into the girl behind the blog, I am obsessed with mermaids too

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      thank you! yes mermaids are life :’)

  13. May 1, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    Good luck in your journey in this blogging world…super exicted to see and experience it unfold

  14. May 2, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Looking forward to some great content. Especially the wellness stuff….people need to start caring for themselves more than they do!

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Yes they do, happy mind, happy body.

  15. Elizabeth O.
    May 2, 2017 / 3:03 am

    Welcome back! Good to know that you have more time to blog. Looking forward to you posts. I think it’s a smart move, changing you URL.

  16. Dana Vento
    May 2, 2017 / 6:56 am

    It such a great story! You’re truly awesome and bravery! I love this post and its really inspiring!

  17. May 2, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Congrats on finishing university, it’s such a great feeling isn’t it?! Can’t wait to read more of your newly vamped blog x

  18. May 2, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Welcome back to blogging, can’t wait to read some of your post x

  19. May 2, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Welcome back to blogging! I hope it becomes a stress reliever for you. I like mermaids and it’s so fun that they are trending these days!

  20. May 2, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I used to be a shoddy blogger myself! I have recently shifted to self hosting and a new domain and it is been a big learning experience. It is so great to get to know the face behind this wonderful blog 🙂

  21. shannon ritchie
    May 2, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    I look forward to reading your posts, congratulations on finishing university 🙂 x

  22. May 2, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Love this introduction! I too am a bit Beauty obsessed and have a huge makeup collection. Great minds think alike!

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:58 pm

      makeup is life haha

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:58 pm

      Thank you very much! x

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks, yeah I will be adjusting my expectations haha. My last blog was neglected so I’ll be more consistent with this one haha

  23. May 3, 2017 / 4:53 am

    Welcome back to blogging! I can’t wait to see your Makeup tutorials. Colorful and creative looks are definitely my favorite! Good luck

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks, I can’t wait to do them. I love make up x

  24. May 3, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Hello! Lovely to ‘meet you’ and I’m really looking forward to seeing what you get up to here on your blog

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Lovely to meet you haha I’m excited to start properly x

  25. May 3, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    yay for your new blog, blogging is such great fun! I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to writing them 🙂

  26. angela milnes
    May 3, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    What a good post and so glad that you were starting on your blog! By the way I can’t wait to read about your make up collection

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      Thanks, I’m excited to start again and share 🙂

  27. May 4, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Hey Whitney,
    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Blogging! Also congratulations of finishing your studies, I bet you are really relieved about it! I look forward to reading more from you soon


    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      Thank you very much! I am happy for freedom haha

  28. Rachel
    May 4, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Welcome! I’m really looking forward to reading your upcoming posts! xo

    • wjames0505
      May 4, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      thank you!

  29. francesca
    May 5, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Welcome!!! I love the look of your blog and I’m really excited to see where you take it!

  30. May 5, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Welcome back! I’ve started over a few times with blogging too. Look forward to seeing more from you

  31. May 5, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    A warm welcome back to blogging – Nothing wrong with being a shoddy blogger! I’m looking forward to all the various subjects that you are going to be blogging about x

  32. Kristina Maggiora
    May 6, 2017 / 8:00 am

    awwww girl welcome back 🙂 I look forward to seeing your posts!

  33. May 9, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    love this, welcome back. I can’t wait to get myself up and running consistently again! Praise the lord exactly, look forward to reading x x

  34. May 12, 2017 / 8:10 am

    So glad you’ve decided to relaunch and that I’ve come across your blog. I literally relaunched last week with a new blog design and moved to self hosted wordpress so I totally can relate. Cant wait for more posts from you!

  35. January 17, 2018 / 12:23 am

    Hello Whitney. This is super late… I am new to your blogs :0 May I ask where did the name afromermaid come from? Very interesting lol plus I wish I did an intro blog for my page now.
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