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Make a difference, one heartbeat at a time !

If you've been following me from the start of my blog, you know that the Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine is a foundation that is dear and near to my heart. If you follow me on social media, you must have seen the picture of this little fighter, here and there. 

Her name is Talia, she is 12 years old and she is the pure definition of strength and happiness. Talia is born with a complex heart condition and has been living life to the fullest ever since. If you want proof of a person living each day to the fullest, well, meet Talia. 

This upcoming Saturday the 8th of November, my family and Fondation Ste-Justine are hosting, for the 2nd year, a Gala to benefit the CINC (Clinique d'Investigation Neuro-Cardiaque). This gala will help us raise funds for the clinic of Sainte-Justine in order to provide help to other kids suffering with similar conditions related to heart surgeries and to further advance science and knowledge on the subject.

I am lucky enough to have this wide platform to raise awareness and to ask for your time and effort. Please take a couple of minutes to donate, if you wish to donate, please send me an email and I will send you all the information at

As the motto of this campaign, let's make a difference, one heartbeat at a time ! 

Thank you ;)

Going Green

Yes I recycle and yes I try to do my best to respect the environnement but in my book, the best way to go green is with this amazing Joe Fresh leather jacket ;p
Jacket Joe Fresh | Knit H&M | Jeans OldNavy | Sunglasses Prada | Slip-ons NYC

If you've been following my blog you know that I am an avid shopper at Joe Fresh, and thus, since the launch of the brand. 
A leather jacket is always a key piece to any wardrobe but it can be a bit daring to rock a green leather jacket but I just can't stop. I completely fell in love and you would be so surprised on how easy it is to style this gorgeous Joe Fresh jacket. The quality is outstanding, a dream ! I could just own a leather jacket in every colour ;) I've already got my eyes on so many new outerwear pieces from the Joe Fresh winter line. 

pic credits : Cruz_Photograph


It's already Xmas time !

Christmas is right around the corner ! Oh yes, I said it, it's in exactly 9 weekends and I cannot wait. 
I don't know for you but Sephora has got me fooled every time around Christmas with all the gift sets and packages. I enter the store wanting to find presents and leave buying stuff for myself ;p

Well, this year, Sephora has teamed up with Lancôme to offer 3 amazing gift sets that are really irresistible for this holiday season. 

I got the chance to try the Sephora Lancôme Starry Eyes gift set and I fell in love. If you are a strong lover of mascara and you've been in the game for long enough, you know you cannot go wrong with Lancôme
Lancôme pretty much owns the world of mascara with their immaculate formula and the strong staying power. I tried the Lancôme Cils Booster XL which is the base and the Lancôme Hypnôse Star

These Sephora Lancôme sets make the perfect holiday gift for your work gift exchange or to add goodies to the Christmas stocking. 

Make sure to check out your local Sephora to catch one of these Lancôme sets before they're gone, they range between 35$ and 55$ ! 


But Navy is the new Black with Converse

Leather Coat Joe Fresh | Blouse Gap | Pants Target | Cap NewYork Yankess | Shoes Converse Waterproof Rubber Collection | Necklace EllandEmm

Converse just came out with a new model for their all star chuck taylor's, only the best thing for fall and our slushy winter, a waterproof version called the All Star Rubber Collection.
The Converse All Star Rubber Collection are literally completely waterproof high top chuck taylos and I surely put them to the test this weekend whilst walking along the river and dipping into puddles like a 5 year old, so much fun ;p 

For my pair of Converse Rubber Collection shoes I decided to fight the black pattern of boots and get the navy pair, they look so so nice with jeans, casual dresses and even black pants ! The perfect addition to my fall footwear collection ;)

The Converse All Star Rubber Collection come in an array of colours from yellow, to red, to black only to name a few and are a great trendy option to a fall boot.

pic credits : Cruz_Photograph


Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows

Last month, Make Up For Ever launched their new Artist Shadow range, I had the chance to try out 3 of these new shades and I am so impressed. The colours are absolutely amazing and blend like butter on your eyelids. They are such easy colours, that I can just swipe, add mascara and go ! 
The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Collection includes 210 new shades in 5 different finishes, there is seriously something for everyone. 

The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow retail for 25$ (single), 39$ (duo) and 50$ (trio) and you can find them at your local Make Up For Ever boutique in Sephora or

Definitely, worth a try ! 


Fall Madness with Shopthe26htlook & Bedford & Six

Ok, so you emptied out your closet to make room for your fall clothes, well, it's your lucky day....because we did the same and you can actually shop our clothes and some new clothes ! 

Come shop My closet, Julia's from Shopthe26thlook closet and new items and Annette from Bedford&six amazing items. 

Swing by Friday on the 17th of October to find your fall items and scoop them up at ridiculous prices.
From tops, to pants, dresses, shoes and accessories, different designers, we got your covered. 

Sip some Barefoot wine and shop for clothes, a girl's perfect combo ! 

Make sure to bring your girlfriends !

We take cash and credit :)

Jet Set to London with Revlon + Giveaway

For my Jet Set to Revlon look, I created more a grey-toned eye look which is quite different for me. I enjoyed it very much and it's fits perfectly with the grey skies of London.
I used these top 6 products to achieve this look: 
On my eyes : Revlon ColorStay Shadow Links in Onyx and Gunmetal, Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Blackout & Revlon Blod Laquer Mascara in Blackest Black (my fave mascara of the moment!)

On my lips : Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh

On my nails : Revlon ColorStay Gen Envy in High Stakes and Diamond Top coat

Guess what ? If you are over 18 years old and Canadian you can actually win all the products I've used to achieve this look and it's the easiest contest of life : 

You just need to follow me on Instagram @lapiz_of_luxury and Like the picture I posted on my Jet Set London Revlon look. I will choose a winner on October 19th. Make sure you Like & Follow my account in order to be admissible. 

Goodluck ! 

What kind of makeup look do you wear when you travel ?


John Frieda Stylist Selections

If you follow me on Instagram (@lapiz_of_luxury) you might have seen that I just came back from the gorgeous windy city, Chicago ! Chicago is definitely a place you need to add to your list, it's gorgeous, clean, filled with amazing architecture and tasty restaurants. 
I took this opportunity to put my hair routine to the test with the John Frieda Frizz Ease line vs the windy city ;)
John Frieda currently has an amazing Stylist Selections questionnaire that helps you choose the right combo for your hair. You can try it here.

Once you have answered the questions to describe your hair profile, a line of products will be recommended from the John Frieda Haircare. 

Curly and coarse hair, you know frizz-control would be involved - enter the John Frieda Frizz Ease Smooth Start line.

I've been using John Frieda Frizz Ease Smooth Start line for more than 2 weeks and I rapidly saw a difference in the texture of my hair. I beat the Chicago wind, as I would use a curling-iron to perfect my curls and at the end of the day, the curls were intact and frizz-free. A very good affordable alternative to expansive hair care lines. 

Make sure to fill-in your questionnaire and find your match at your local drugstore. 


Stripes for life

Top & Skirt Joe Fresh | Jacket Zara | Sandals Zara | Handbag H&M | Sunnies Ray-Ban

My love for stripes can only grow stronger...

pic credits : Cruz_Photograph


Autumn Beauty Edit Part I : The Nudes

If I'm gonna wear eyeshadow, you can be sure that I will be wearing neutrals and lately, I've been almost exclusively gravitating towards this gorgeous Maybelline The Nudes palette. Yes, you can find expensive neutral palettes but when you find a good quality one at the drugstore, you know you've hit the jackpot. The Maybelline The Nudes palette includes satin and matte finish eyeshadows which can create nice day and evening looks. The perfect travel companion !

Make sure to check out this Maybelline palette at your local drugstore, it retails under 20$ (crazy price for what you get) ! 


Dermalogica saved my skin and Montreal

I have mentioned before that I do not wear makeup on a daily basis. I pretty much stick to a bare face most of the week on the exception of my teaching days and one day of the weekend. I love to try beauty bits on those days but I much prefer leaving my skin to breathe in between those makeup days. 
Well, for the past couple of days, my skin has been intensely acting up, I do not know if it's the stress but I've been dealing with redness around my chin area and on my forehead, something I've never had before. The day this Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer arrived at my doorstep, it was a magical moment *cue the angels singing* because it has changed the current appearance of my skin by reducing the redness and eliminating the little bumps I've had. I apply the Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer on top of my face cream and start my day. The Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer offers SPF20 which makes me so excited for summer

My skin is slowly starting to cooperate but I'm going on vacation this Thursday and the flight might play tricks on my skin, fake air is never good.

Dermalogica recently opened their new store in Montreal, which is super exciting. You can purchase all the products at the store and even receive different treatments. They even offer what they call a skin bar where you can learn about all the different products with the help of the face-mapping system where you get to know your skin better.

Make sure to pay a visit at 132 McGill street if you are a Dermalogica fan and if not it's definitely worth the try !


A White October

Jacket JoeFresh | Plaid Blouse Joe Fresh | Jeans TargetCanada | Shoes Gap | Hat Zara | Sunglasses Prada

Autumn came but I am still not ready to let go of my white jeans, the look of an all-white winter look just makes me so excited for the winter season. Can you just imagine a huge white coat ! 

If you ask me, you can definitely incorporate white to any season, especially with this absolutely to die-for white leather jacket that I got from JoeFresh last Spring. I can literally do leather jackets in every colour. 

Stay tuned for another spin on the classic leather jacket ! 

pic credits : Cruz_Photograph


Feeling Orange

This month, I've been all about the orange cheeks and the orange nails, maybe it's because of the orange leaves that have taken over our trees. For the complexion, my current crush has been Benefit's Majorette cream-powder blush that gives your cheeks the instant pop of orange. As for my nails, I just can't seem to shy away from this Maybelline ColorShow formula. I went a little cray on my last drugstore visit. Particularly, for this orange-hued coral-colored nailpolish in Pretty in Peach.

Orange has taken over, well, you know, it's my favourite colour, hence the logo ;)


Bye Summer

Blouse OldNavy | Pants OldNavy | Shrug Zara | Heels Zara | Handbag H&M

This summer's most used wardrobe piece : my collection of pyjama pants ! The perfect pair of pants that can easily get you dressed in 5 mins in the morning for the corporate job and makes you look cute for the weekday night out ;p

If you ask me, a must in every girls closet ! 


My Total Intensity Look + Giveaway

This week, I was invited by Uniprix to feature my Total Intensity look with their amazing paraben-free, gluten-free and synthetic fragrance-free makeup brand. These days, a lof of people react to different makeup brands, because let's be honest, we are not putting the best of the best on our faces.

Yolo for Yellow Pants

Pants Zara | Blouse Old Navy | Vest Editorial Boutique | Sneakers Nike | Necklace Shopthe26thlook | Handbag H&M

The minute I saw these pants on the Zara website, I knew they had to live in my closet forever. I was one smart little shopaholic though, I waited and waited and waited and snatched them during the Zara sale at a ridiculous low price and I wore them so many times already. Not many would dare to wear yellow pants but I said Yolo, too good to pass up ;)

They were the perfect key to my last NYFW outfit, the last one had to be a comfy one ;p 

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