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Leather Accents

This season brings us a lot of different trends but one of the trends that is omnipresent in pretty much most of your favorite stores is LEATHER.

The trend of leather accents is everywhere, you can have leather trousers, leather leggings, leather on your blouses, leather on your knitwear, leather on your coats, leather everywhere !

You can adapt this trend to your liking, since most of the stores offer a wide range of products. Here are some picks that you can include in your wardrobe to spice it up and make it work with your other everyday pieces.

Zara offers a wide range of the leather trend, on practically every type of clothing.
Forever 21 is the type of store where I can get overwhelmed, but none the less you can browse online before going and once you get there you can try to find your key items !

BCBG always knows how to please me ! Here are a couple of items from their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. I can't get enough of this leather dress.

Browse your favorite stores and I am sure you will find something to fit in your closet !
Enjoy !


REVIEW : Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

A couple of months ago, Revlon came out with a new type of lip stain called the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Now, obviously, since we are Canadians, we always get our stuff months and months after our neighbors down south. None the less, here is a little review on the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.

I got my hands on these the minute I saw them in my pharmacy. I'm lying, I actually cheated and purchased two of these at the end of the summer in the States and I really loved them, so I got more.
Here are the colors that I own.

These stains work pretty well, but I gotta say they dry out the lips a tad, but they do respect the ''stain'' part of the job, they actually do stay on the lips for quite sometime. On my part, I love the minty smell they have and I love the fact that they are in a pencil form. Some days, you just don't feel like wasting time on applying lipstick and that often happens when you wanna wear a dark color, but with these dark or light, it is super easy !

All in all, I recommend the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains for their staying power but make sure you have a lip balm on hand to hydrate your lips !

Enjoy !

Stay tuned for more Revlon Reviews, gotta love this brand !


Autumn Leaves

Hey everyone, so fall flew pretty fast away this year, we are already in the stage of taking out the big coats and the boots. Soon, it will be snowing ! And then, Christmas ! :)

(Sweater Zara, Shirt American Apparel, Leggings LeGarage, Necklace House of Harlow, Boots Spring, Handbag Michael Kors, Watch Michael Kors, Armcandy Ebay, Earrings Regular Pearls, Sunglasses House of Harlow)
Stay tuned for some pretty exciting stuff upcoming soon on Lapiz of Luxury
Enjoy !

Nail of the Week : American Apparel Neon Violet

This week, I decided to spice things up and put away the vampy reds and the neutrals and go for a nice purple nail polish.
I don't know if many of you are aware, but American Apparel sells nail polishes, and to my surprise they have a really good finish and they remain on the nails for a good period of time. They have a wide range of colors from Pastels, to Classics, to Neons !
They are around 6$CAN and you can sometimes get them in a pack of three for a cheaper price.
Here is American Apparel's Neon Violet, a neon twist to a rasberry purple! 

Soon, I will post my Fall nail polish Favorites, any suggestions ?


Saturday Night

(Faux-Fur Coat Forever21, Peplum Dress Dynamite, Earrings from EllandEmm (go check out Jenn' store on Etsy), Booties LittleBurgundy, Handbag Longchamp Pliage)
Little Black Dress with a hint of Pink, the lipstick I wore that night is MAC's Girl About Town ! Perfect for a night out !
Enjoy !

Urban Decay Setting Sprays

Not many people are aware of the existence of setting sprays, but these babies are magical, they help keep your makeup intact until the end of your day. At first, I thought it was a scam, just like any other new ''IT'' product in the makeup industry. What made me very doubtful is the fact that I had tried the MAC version, months back, which is a setting spray called Fix+. This spray did not do anything for my skin, yes it hydrates your skin and gives a nice mist of minerals but it did not set my makeup in place all day. Point, blank, period. Very disappointed.

A couple of months later, I discovered that the makeup brand Urban Decay had associated themselves with Skindinavia, which is a company known for being ''the pioneers of makeup finishing spray''. They created 2 setting sprays : De Slick and All Nighter.


At Sephora, they sell the mini-versions of these two sprays, which gave me the opportunity to try them both. At first, I tried the All Nighter Setting Spray and I instantly fell in love, my makeup would stay intact even after a night out in a club. I grew a habit of spraying it everyday and finished the small bottle after a couple of weeks. I then decided to try the De Slick version, since I have a skin with oily tendencies, but I was disappointed.
Even though this spray claims to control the oil and absorb excess sebum, I did not see a difference in my skin. The oil was still present and the makeup did not look as flawless at the end of a long day.
I instantly went back to the Urban Decay All Nighter spray and haven't gone without ever since.
The Urban Decay De Slick may work for you, but the only way to find out is to try it.
Go at your local Sephora and grab the small little bottle which runs around 14$CAN and give it a try and see which one works best for your skin. I promise, this changes everything in your makeup routine !
Go check it out !


*UPDATE : Project 10*

It is now November and I come to you with the Update of the ''Project 10'' that I tried to respect during the month of October !

And ......Drum Rolls !!!!!


I respected the rules and managed to get only 10 items, which includes clothes, jewelry, haircare, nail polish and beauty items.

Here is my little roundup for you guys !

1- First, I made a little trip to Dynamite, which is a clothing store, and I was invited to an event where 20% was offered ! Obviously, I couldn't pass it up ! I pretty much got only ''Peplum'' items, I purchased 2 peplum tops, very versatile, for a Day-Look than can easily be transformed into a Night-Look, with nice black leather-ish Jeans. Then, I got this fabulous Little Black Peplum Dress, LBPD, for a night out, which I will post this week as a fashion post on the blog !
2- I have heard so much of the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks, so I decided to check out what the hype was about. I got the #10 and it is a beautiful blue-toned red color that has amazing staying power, and such an affordable price, approximately 6$CAN, very cheap !
3- I have spoken before about my love for the Phyto Hair Products and this product is Holy-Grail material, the PhytoLisse Hair Mask. I have super frizzy hair and this tames the hell out of them ! You apply this product after your shampoo, leave it in for 2-3 minutes and rinse it off. If you blow dry your hair right after, you get a fabulous effect, no frizz and sleek hair ! This hair mask is pretty costly at around 41$CAN but totally worth it if you have crazy unruly hair.
4-5 I cannot express enough my love for these 2 necklaces. A wonderful girl named Jenn makes these wonderful pieces and sells them on her Etsy shop called EllandEmm, and they sell out almost 5 minutes after she posts them. Her store is one of the most coveted Etsy stores in the Blogger/Fashion community and I will dedicate a full blog post to her store, since I have grown a certain addiction and I have accumulated a couple of pieces. Her jewelry instantly dress up a plain outfit such as a white t-shirt and jeans, and spices up a Little Black Dress for a quick outfit of the night ! If you can get your hands on her items, you definitely should and fast !
6- This is no shock, but I got another Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, this time in a more fall color ''Adore''. I will post a full review of these on the Blog in the upcoming weeks.
7- Once again, an Essie product, I just can't live without these polishes, every 2 seconds Essie comes out with a new collection and obviously I have to check it out. This time I got the color ''Don't sweater it'' a wonderful brown/gray that is a perfect fall color.
8- Last but not least, I got myself some Rocker/Biker Boots from Spring. These boots add an instant pick me up to any dull outfit !
So here it is, I DID IT, I managed to respect my challenge and made it through the month !
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