I've decided to start a new segment on the blog talking about my favourite things I'm currently obsessed with each month. As the summer is coming to a close, I seem to be reaching for those last summer nail polish shades to paint my toes or my salt spray for the perfect messy curl. This summer has been a whole new adventure for me. Earlier this year Dave and I moved to the West Coast. I was a little nervous at first but as we've settled into life on the wild West Coast I feel a lot more settled and excited to see what the next chapter has in store for us. We've had visitors from all over this summer and I've really enjoyed showing friends and family my favourite places in both Ucluelet and Tofino. Our last visitors for summer are leaving at the end of this week and I'm starting to think about projects I want to get started on in the Fall to carry me through the wet winter on the coast.
Italian Vogue: My friend Kate and I met up in Vancouver for a friend's wedding at the end of July and then her and her partner managed to make it up to Ucluelet to visit. Every time she comes back from Europe she always brings me a Vogue. I have collected Vogues for a long while now, so much so that I had to choose my favourites and donate the rest since I was running out of shelf space! As summer has been so busy I have to remind myself to sit down and take it easy once and awhile and what better way to do so then with a new Vogue.
Davines Sea Salt Spray: In July I recently cut quite a few inches off of my hair and I absolutely love it. It does get annoying when working out and running but I manage to tie it back into a short little pony. When I was at the hair salon I asked my stylist how she manages to get the perfect messy curl every time she cuts my hair. Other then using a straightener (which I cannot use) to create the perfect wave, she uses this salt spray in my hair before tousling the curls up. Not only does it smell like a dreamy, tropical vacation it holds my curls without getting stiff. I can't leave the house without a couple of sprays!
Formula X Nail Polish: My best friend got married this past May in the most beautiful wedding. As bridesmaids we wore these unique floral print dresses in corals, pinks and oranges. My best friend put together the sweetest thank you present for each of her bridesmaids and included this fun orange-coral colour. Every time I wear it, it reminds me of her special day and those gorgeous bridesmaid dresses. It's the perfect colour for the end of summer and I've been painting my toes and fingers on repeat with it. Formula X is such a great nail polish brand I only recently started purchasing and it lasts much longer than other nail polishes I've used in the past.
Danielle Bartlett Ursa Major Zip: As you have probably previously seen on my blog my best friend in Toronto has started her own small business of hand dyed items from pouches to totes and even chokers. I already have one bright pink pouch that I carry in my everyday purse, a pink dyed tote that I used all summer and most recently I purchased one of her zips from her new collection. The dark colour really has got me excited for fall after a great summer of sun and bright colours. This pouch is the perfect size for a cosmetic bag, travel bag or clutch. The second I received it in the mail I emptied my cosmetic bag out and put everything in the zip right away! I can't get over how much I love it and show it to everyone that comes over. Check out her website to see more of what she's doing: https://danielle-bartlett.squarespace.com I love that I can support a friend through her creative endeavours. Check out what my favourite things are come September!