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Lapiz of Luxury x Horace jewelry inclusive collection

If you've been a very long time reader of mine, you would know that in August 2016, I launched my first ever jewelry collection with my friends Horace Jewelry. It was absolute amazing and now, 5 years later, we decided to join forces once again to launch a second jewelry collection focused on inclusivity. You can shop it HERE now! 

Being a curvy girl, I always had a hard time finding good quality jewelry, especially necklaces, that were fit for my shape. I started Lapiz of Luxury to inspire women of all sizes to be courageous and confident in their fashion choices and to never back down when it comes to style. Launching this 2nd collection with Horace, it was very important for us to be inclusive and cater to everyone. 

This collection was inspired by my grandmother as she was the biggest influence in my life with the strength and confidence she always projected through her amazing fashion sense. I designed this collection around the Mélina earrings, which is inspired by her wedding band my grandfather gave her. 

The collection consists of 2 necklaces (the Yasmine and the Ani) that are 18 to 22 inches long and 3 earrings (The Mimi, the Mélina and the Coco) from a dainty one to a nice detailed hoop. 18k gold plated or .925 sterling silver plated, there is something for everyone.

Today, as I am bringing a little girl into this world, it is very important for me to teach her that EVERY woman deserves options and no limits. 

Shop the complete collection HERE

Enjoy xxx

How to create the perfect date night with Le Creuset

Every week, Ever and I try to organize a little something special to add some spice into the pandemic life. It hasn't been easy but I truly think that putting a bit of effort into setting a nice table, getting dressed up and cooking amazing food can really change your mood and you can enjoy such a good evening. 

This month, we celebrated 4 years of living together and Ever organized the perfect fall date outside, so we can still enjoy the beautiful autumn weather. He surprised me with this romantic setup with a very cozy menu including one of my faves, onion soup. Last year, we got the Le Creuset Flame minimalist 16-piece dinnerware set and it has become our everyday set ever since. The Le Creuset dinnerware sets that are made of stoneware are super sturdy, very durable and so classy that it makes it the perfect daily dinnerware but also the ideal set to host friends and family for brunches and dinners (when it's safe again). 

The Le Creuset minimalist 16-piece dinnerware set is perfect for 4 people and consists of dinner plates, smaller Plates that can be used for salads or desserts, pasta bowls and mugs. We decided on getting the colour Flame because we wanted something that was vibrant and fun but I love the most is that all the available colours are season-less and can be used all year round. Also, most importantly this dinnerware set is dishwasher and microwave safe and comes with a 10 year warranty, an amazing investment in my opinion. You can also spot on our romantic dinner setup, the Le Creuset minimalist pitcher that can be used for 2 purposes, as a pitcher or as a beautiful vase. 

Then, we decided to use our Le Creuset mini-cocottes that are made of enamelled cast iron as a perfect serving bowl for olives and dips but they are perfect to bake the most amazing apple crumbles or souflés. Finally, we recently added the Le Creuset minimalist serving bowl to our collection because we eat salads pretty much everyday and we wanted a sleek but durable bowl. 

Investing in your dinnerware and cookware is a very adulting thing to do but in my opinion, it's a game changer because you are investing in quality and durability and that is what Le Creuset is all about! 

*This article is in partnership with Le Creuset, however all opinions are mine.

* Cet article a été créé en partenariat avec Le Creuset. Mes propos reflètent mes propres opinions.


How linen sheets changed my life

I've always been a lover of a nice bedroom decor, a nice cozy feeling because at the end of the day, you just want to snuggle in a warm setting that makes you feel good and one of the most important factors are sheets. Yes, you can find sheets anywhere and for a very long time, I settled for the sheets that I could find and didn't bother too much with quality. Sheets have to also be of super good quality, breathable, easy to wash and comfy. Our bed life changed when linen sheets entered our lives. We got the opportunity to try the linen sheets from Magic Linen and wow does it make a difference to have high quality sheets on your bed. We decided to go for a different colour to add some freshness to our bedroom and opted for the Duvet Cover sheets in Sage green and the Linen fitted sheet in Natural, it completely brighten up our bedroom and we've never slept better. 


What I'm shopping for right now - August 2020

September is here and the temperatures are dropping...that means that fall is right around the corner. Yes, I'll always be a summer girl but there is something about fall and fashion that makes me feel good and excited. I wanted to take you on my shopping journey and share with you the pieces that I'm shopping for right now.

Le mois de septembre est là et les températures chutent ... cela signifie que l'automne approche à grands pas. Oui, je serai toujours une fille d'été, mais il y a quelque chose entre l'automne et la mode qui me fait me sentir bien et excitée. Je voulais vous emmener dans mon parcours shopping et partager avec vous les pièces que je recherche en ce moment.


Dear Diary: How Olay Retinol24 changed my skin

*This article is in partnership with Olay, however all opinions are mine.
* Cet article a été créé en partenariat avec Olay. Mes propos reflètent mes propres opinions.

During our last beauty talk, we discussed anything and everything you needed to know about retinol. I answered some of your questions, we cleared up some myths about retinol and I briefly talked to you about my skin journey. Fast forward a month later and this time around, I really wanted to share with you my experience in detail with retinol and give you a glimpse into my skincare diary with the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream.

Lors de notre dernier entretien beauté, nous avons discuté de tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le rétinol. J'ai répondu à certaines de vos questions, nous avons éclairci certains mythes sur le rétinol et je vous ai brièvement parlé de mon parcours de soins de beauté. On se retrouve un mois plus tard et cette fois-ci, je voulais vraiment partager avec vous mon expérience détaillé avec le rétinol et vous donner un aperçu de mon journal de soins de beauté avec la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24.

It’s no secret that I’ve been working hard in the last months to find good products to improve the look of my skin. I did some research on the different products that were available. I have normal to combination skin and my main concerns were a dull complexion, my dark spots and my acne scars. I talk about it very openly with you ladies over on my Instagram Stories and I love that this creates an open dialogue about skincare. So, I figured I would really walk you through how I incorporated the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream in my routine, guide you with some little tips while using the product and mainly, how it changed my skin. In the next few lines, you’ll learn more about my experience with Olay Retinol24 in the last 4 months! 

Ce n'est pas un secret que j'ai travaillé fort au cours des derniers mois pour trouver de bons produits pour améliorer l'apparence de ma peau. J'ai fait quelques recherches sur les différents produits disponibles. J'ai une peau normale à mixte et mes principales préoccupations étaient mon teint terne, mes taches brunes et mes cicatrices d'acné. J'en parle très ouvertement avec vous sur mes Instagram Stories et j'aime avoir un dialogue avec vous sur les produits pour la peau. J'ai donc pensé que je vous expliquerais vraiment comment j'ai incorporé la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24 dans ma routine beauté, que je vous guiderais avec quelques petits conseils lors de l'utilisation du produit et surtout, comment cela a changé ma peau. Dans les prochaines lignes, vous en apprendrez plus sur mon expérience avec Olay Retinol24 au cours des 4 derniers mois!

Week 1 – I started using the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream at the perfect timing, my face is looking extra dull. My night routine starts with removing any makeup with the Elemis Cleansing Balm and then double cleansing with the Caudalie Foam Cleanser which is super gentle and perfect for my skin. After that, I spritz the Caudalie Beauty Elixir Spray, which I use as a toner and let it dry for five minutes. Then, I apply either a hydrating serum such as the Alper Oils Midnight Boost or an oil such as the Josie Maran Argan Oil, which I alternate depending on my skin’s need, and then I apply a moisturizer. This week, I started using the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream and I apply it 3 times a week. I’d rather start slowly to see how my skin would react and then gage if my skin is reacting well to the product.

Semaine 1 - J'ai commencé à utiliser la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24 au moment idéal, mon visage est très terne. Je commence ma routine de nuit en enlevant tout mon maquillage avec le baume nettoyant Elemis puis j'effectue un double nettoyage avec le nettoyant mousse Caudalie qui est super doux et parfait pour ma peau. Après cela, je vaporise le Beauté Élixir de Caudalie, que j'utilise comme toner et le laisse sécher pendant cinq minutes. Ensuite, j'applique soit un sérum hydratant comme celui d'Alper Oils Midnight Boost ou une huile comme l'huile d'Argan de Josie Maran, que j'alterne en fonction des besoins de ma peau, puis j'applique une crème hydratante. Cette semaine, j'ai commencé à utiliser la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24 et je l'applique trois fois par semaine. Je préfère commencer petit à petit, pour voir comment ma peau va réagir, puis évaluer si ma peau réagit bien au produit.

Week 4 – Crazy that I was able to see a difference in my skin last week. This week, my skin is loving the effects of the Olay Retinol24, even more. I can already see that my complexion is brighter and I’m noticing that some of my dark spots caused by acne are slowly becoming lighter. This makes me beyond happy, because this means less concealer! At this point, I’m still applying the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream 3 times a week as the last step to my skincare routine. As I mentioned before, I read a lot of reviews on different retinol products and the side effects I heard the most were redness and irritation. After 4 weeks of usage, I was pleasantly surprised by the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream – I am not experiencing any redness or irritation on my skin, such a winner!

Semaine 4 - Wow, c'est fou que j'ai pu voir une différence dans ma peau, la semaine dernière. Cette semaine, ma peau aime encore plus les effets du Olay Retinol24. Je peux déjà voir que mon teint est plus lumineux et je remarque que certaines de mes taches pigmentaires causées par l’acné s’éclaircissent lentement. Cela me rend tellement heureuse, car ça signifie moins d'anti-cernes! À ce stade, j'applique toujours la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24 trois fois par semaine, comme dernière étape de ma routine de soins. Comme je l'ai mentionné précédemment, j'ai lu de nombreux commentaires sur différents produits à base de rétinol et les effets secondaires les plus populaires étaient des rougeurs et des irritations. Après 4 semaines d'utilisation, j'ai été agréablement surprise par la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24 - Je ne ressens aucune irritation sur ma peau, ni de rougeurs, un franc succès!

Week 8 – I’m now using the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream every night and my skin is so soft and bright. I can’t believe most of my dark spots have disappeared and I can barely see any of my acne scars, which means even less makeup, yeah! My skin is feeling super hydrated and moisturized.

Semaine 8 - J'utilise maintenant la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24 tous les soirs et ma peau est si douce et lumineuse. Je ne peux pas croire que la plupart de mes taches brunes ont disparu et je peux à peine voir mes cicatrices d'acné, ce qui signifie encore moins de maquillage ! Ma peau est super hydratée. 

Week 12 – Today, 3 months after using the Olay Retinol24 Night Cream and I can gladly tell you that I am so happy I stuck with my skincare routine and I was so consistent, week after week. My skin looks so smooth and bright and the texture has completely changed.

Semaine 12 - Aujourd'hui, on se retrouve, 3 mois après avoir utilisé la crème de nuit Olay Retinol24 et je peux vous dire avec plaisir que je suis si heureuse que je suis restée fidèle à ma routine de soins, semaine après semaine. Ma peau est si lisse et lumineuse et la texture a complètement changé.

I hope you enjoyed reading a couple of pages from my skincare diary. Please let me know if you have any questions and want to discuss more skincare. The Olay Retinol24 collection is available as a serum, face cream and eye cream.

J'espère que vous avez apprécié la lecture de quelques pages de mon journal de soins de beauté. Laissez-moi savoir si vous avez des questions et vous souhaitez discuter encore plus des produits de beauté. La collection Olay Retinol24 est disponible en sérum, crème pour le visage et crème pour les yeux.

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