Trolling department stores for lipgloss that smells like eucalyptus, lipstick with an extra dose of kukui nut oil, and oil-absorbing blush takes five hours you’ll never get back. Create makeup online that’s up to your not-picky-at-all standards at Giella’s custom blending bar.
Playdate’s cruisers are made from refurbished bike parts, but don’t call ’em junky: Each is fully customized by customer request. So if your bottom feels good only on a bright yellow banana seat, the company will make sure it’s a ripe one.
Artist Rosalind Freeborn’s paper-scrap mosaic portraits are the perfect cubist/impressionist counter to all those realist photos of you on Facebook. Just e-mail a picture and wait three to four weeks. After all, oil paintings are for squares.
The locket reimagined. Colorful hand-carved Cameo by Rux resin bangles reference facial profiles without being too straightforward or narcissistic. Just submit a photo, and in three to five weeks you’ll be wearing a tongue-in-cheek nod to yourself or someone whose nose you don’t mind.
Downward dog seems more achievable when performed atop a custom Gaiam yoga mat. Pick out a graphic, color, and message (you can even download a picture), and the company will whip it up in a day or two, making you more than just a poser.
This is no ordinary shredded, screen-printed T-shirt. Designer Sofia Karvela of SKar makes each piece with surgical, painstaking precision. So if a bespoke tee seems too pretentious, think of it as a one-of-a-kind artwork.
We’ve all had that “friend” who “accidentally” grabbed the “wrong bag” (yours) while leaving a party. Clear up confusion by adding your name to Clava’s leather-trimmed canvas totes. Monogramming happens in about a week, otherwise known as the time it takes to track down a lost bag, refer a therapist, and get new credit cards.
A black diamond nameplate necklace may scream early ’90s hip-hop, but you won’t look like Flavor Flav when wearing Kacey K (must be the lack of a wall clock). The custom pieces take three to four weeks to make, so order early lest you fall off your flow.
Give artist Lisa van Beeck of Eeny Meeny a photo and in one to two weeks, she’ll turn any family member into an accessory (not that you think of that person as ancillary). Of course, if you see enough of your relative on the holidays, van Beeck can paint just about anything on a brooch.
Each custom recipe box from Malcolm Studio Shop is made from scratch. The artist simply combines your choice of theme, size, and color with up-cycled odds and ends (adding generous scoops of creativity along the way) to create an instant heirloom.
The writing’s on the wall. Mooza Designs’s hanging letters come in tons of colors and mix-and-match patterns (blue dragonflies, lilac blossoms, peach flowers), so you can mark your territory in the sweetest way possible. Available at moozadesigns.com.au, $8 per letter.