“wouldn’t you think this collection’s complete?”

by ali hoffman & ray siegel

Even though Ariel can't technically get a pedicure, (and we're not even sure she can get a manicure--after a closer investigation we've determined that her illustrator didn't bless her with nails) we still think that the inspiration behind Deborah Lippmann's latest collection is nothing short of genius.

For summer '13, the nail polish guru has created a four-piece Mermaid collection for summer '13 that clearly draws inspiration from some of our favorite finned sea creatures of all-time. There's Million Dollar Mermaid, which is a tangy orange that's almost identical to Daryl Hannah's mermaid fins in the 1984 movie Splash ("There's a mermaid in New York City.") Lippmann's sparkly lilac color called 'Do The Mermaid' bears a striking resemblance to Ariel's seashell bikini top and Azealia Banks' Mermaid Ball' gown. 'Mermaid's Eyes' is a hypnotic blue much like the color of Cher's metallic ensemble in the '90s classic movie Mermaids. The glittery carnation pink polish 'Mermaid's Kiss' is the exact hue of the dress that Ariel wore for her first dinner as a human (yes, she brushed her hair with a dinglehopper at the table.)

So gather your whoosits and whatsits galore and give yourself a Mermani.

Winona Ryder, Cher, and Christina Ricci in Mermaids

Azealia Banks at her Mermaid Ball

T-Pain's "I'm On A Boat" music video

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

'90s mermaid Barbie

Daryl Hannah in Splash

Derek Zooland as a "Mer-man"