BDELLIUM TOOLS OVAL BRUSH | You might be a brush collector or maybe you’re not but you must have seen these oval brushes floating around social media in the last year. On the high end of the spectrum, Artis Oval Brushes run for upwards of $80+ a pop but I’m thrilled to see affordable brands taking the leap. This one from Bdellium tools is a smaller size but certainly big enough for concealer, blush and granted I’ve been trying it out for foundation application as well. Korean brands like Etude have also put out their own versions but this might be easier to get your hands on.
HOME MADE MODERN | Did I ever tell you that I scored some pretty high marks in my 8th grade wood working class? Well, the teacher did cut out my piece because I was too scared of the life sized standing wood cutter but I’ll let you know I was a brilliant sander and painter – lol. Home DIY has always been a hobby I’d hope to adopt one day when I actually have a place. My latest addiction is Home Made Modern, a couple who puts together industrial chic handmade projects using simple materials like wood, concrete and metal pipping – you know, perfect if you just so happen to live in a hipster loft in the middle of Gastown. My personal favourite is this mid-century inspired piece using IKEA brackets.
NIKE HUARACHE TRAINERS | Here’s something out of the ordinary for ya – I’ve got my eyes on a pair of Nike trainers. What? Yes. While my personal style is rather casual and feminine, I’ve been trying to avoid the sneaker, runner, trainer situation for as long as possible. If I need to go do something sporty I have a really displeasing pair that I wear for getting dirty and not for looks. I would wear slip ons, loafers, flats and anything to avoid looking sloppy. But you know what? I miss socks. I miss the feeling of being cushy and warm and cozy in socks and this pair of Huarache Ultra SE shoes are not only cool looking but the colour palette even fits with my wardrobe. Anyone tried these yet?