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For the men in your life

Are you the last minute Christmas shopper ? I know I am. What do you get your boyfriend, dad, uncle or grandpa for Christmas, if you are the perfect procrastinator ? Perfume. In my little world, my dad is the perfect gift giving person, he's always so surprised and happy when I get him perfume, almost every year ;p Today is the 24th of December, you know the stores will be crazy but for perfume, you can always pass by your local pharmacy for a nice perfume box set. 

My top 3 choices for the men in your life.
Burberry Brit - For the man in his 20's - boyfriend, friend, brother ; the perfect sexy scent that lingers on all day. You can never go wrong with a Burberry perfume, the quality is just unmistakable.

Mont Blanc Legend - For the man in his 30's - A nice mature manly scent, perfect for dad or husband. 

Azzaro Pour Homme - For the man in his 40's - The perfect perfume for your dad, mine doesn't know yet but that's definitely part of his gift this year. 

Obviously, this is my take of these 3 classic perfumes but you can surely find so many options at your local pharmacy. 

Can you guess which one my better-half prefers ?

Happy last minute shopping ! 


In Mint Condition

Coat Old Navy | Fluffy Sweater H&M | Jeans Target

My favourite part (and only part) of winter is the coats. I love changing up my coats and spicing up my outfits with a touch of pastel or adding the perfect scarf. As a fashion blogger for almost 3 years now, you need to find little tips and tricks to fight the cold and still look good ;p Changing up your coat is the first trick up my sleeve and you don't need to spend a fortune to do so.


The Perfect Secret Santa Gift

A Secret Santa is always fun but not always as easy. You know the person you are buying for but you have a budget restriction and you obviously want to please the person. The Body Shop had me covered for years in the Secret Santa department. Every holiday season they release amazing box sets that contain everything from body wash, creams, lotions, lip products and much more. The box sets vary in price, scent and product, something for everyone and for every budget. You can never go with The Body Shop scents and there's a scent for literally anyone. 

Which Secret Santa player you pick would say not to all these amazing products? 
Obviously, if you pick a girl ;)


Layering Plaid

Knit Gap | Plaid shirt Old Navy | Coat Old Navy | Jeans Old Navy | Booties Zara

My favorite thing about winter is the layering. In my opinion, it has truly become an art ;) Layering with plaid is another ball game. I love mixing plaid shirts with chunky knits and this season, I got the perfect plaid shirt at Old Navy. I believe that if you're going to follow a trend it's best to keep it at an affordable price and focus on the comfort. And Old Navy sure always knows how to do comfort, hence why most of my closet is their catalog. Add a pop of plaid to any casual comfy outfit, that's in my book of rules ! 
But who says you have to follow rules ;p

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A Lushing Christmas

I just cannot get over Lush, it has seriously become an obsession because I have been slowly but surely converting everybody around me. The products are of such high quality and are natural, what's not to like. Every Christmas, in my brother-in-law's family, we take part in a secret santa draw, where we establish a budget pick a name and buy a gift. Every year, we always try to decode the game and find out who picked us. This year, if I pick a girl, I know that I will be making a round-trip at Lush. The Little Ro's Flowers gift, my personal fave, which contains my all time two favourite products, the RoseJam body wash and the Ro's Argan body conditionner.
Can we please look at how cute this gift set is ?


La Couleur Couture

Last month, I came across these new La Couleur Couture nail polishes in two perfect shades (#1971 & #1998), a grey and a deep purple for the winter months. La Couleur Couture is new to my nail polish collection and what I love about the brand is that they are cruelty-free, toxic-free and the colors are named after years, how original ! 
They lasted a good 5 days on my nails, which is very good in my game and they retail for 12.99$ at Shopper's Drug Mart. 
La Couleur Couture is the perfect stocking stuffer ;)

How much grey is too much grey !

Knit Dynamite | Top Shopthe26thlook | Skirt Shopthe26thlook | Sunglasses CĂ©line

But really, how much grey is too much grey ?! This season, grey is all the rage and one shop that I know is filled and will be filled with grey is my friend's boutique Shopthe26thlook. If you are from Montreal and you haven't heard of this shop, you need to get with the memo ! You can shop online or visit Julia's showroom in the heart of downtown for the best personal shopping experience. 

Shopthe26thlook is currently having the best holiday sale EVER, 22 days until Xmas. Each day a new and different coupon code on a new item, the perfect holiday shopping ! 

Make sure to check it out for a gift or for yourself ;)


Baby it's cold outside !

When winter arrives you need to make a change in your skincare routine, whether it's products for your skin or your face, you need to adapt to the cold weather. 
When the first cold wave hit us, I switched up my little routine and included these 5 products that make such a difference to my skin. 

Every winter, I know my skin will suffer, I always make sure to have a good thick but non-greasy body cream that will hydrate immediately after my shower or at any moment of day. This year, I chose the LaRochePosay Lipikar Baume AP+ and I think I've found a holy grail product. You can use the LaRochePosay Lipikar Baume AP+ at any time of day and even on small children. 

To continue the hydrating trend, I've been using the LaRochePosay Pigmentclar Eye Cream for the last 2 months and I truly saw a difference in the pigmentation under my eye. It's usually very tricky with eye creams but the metal applicator really de-puffs the bags under my eyes after a long day. LaRochePosay is a brand that I know I can rely on because I know that they have high quality products that are perfect for sensitive skin and at an amazing price point, the perfect package ;)

I call the following duo my thick skin combo : the Glamglow Thirstymud and the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. During winter, you need a hydrating mask in your routine. I use the Glamglow Thirstymud on Sunday's and even sleep with it on. In the morning, your skin feels extra plump and hydrated. I purchased the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream in the summer in order to use it after my face had been exposed to sun for a long period of time. I happily discovered that it also works wonders for the winter cold. First Aid Beauty is my new brand discovery of the year !

Finally, let's not forgot those lips that take the toll during winter. The perfect little ball to throw in your purse, the new EOS Vanilla Mint Lip Balm

How do you switch up your skincare in winter ?


A Coffee Run with Miranda Frye

Sweater Target | Pants Female Department | Rings Miranda Frye
I'm wearing a mix and match of the following stacks : Axis RingSummit RingTwilight RingFusion Ring & Grace Ring. 

Can we please address the obvious here? These rings ! Stack and stack of rings. 

First time I came across these Miranda Frye rings, I completely fell head over heels, why you may say, because of the uniqueness of the designs and the versatility of the colours. Miranda Frye creates real quality pieces. Yes, you can buy cheap trendy rings and throw them out after a couple of weeks but Miranda Frye is all about the quality. The first ring set I got from Miranda Frye blew me away, I wore them all summer long and never took them off. Then, it became an obsession and I got more and what's amazing is that you can mix and match all her jewelry. I am all about mixing metals and Miranda Frye does it with perfection. 

Miranda Frye offers amazing quality at a very affordable price. She is the sweetest person with the perfect eye for quality jewelry design.

Talking about price, Miranda and I teamed up to offer you guys a 25% discount code applicable on all her merchandise, just use Lapizofluxury25 and you will be one happy customer ;)

Trust me, I love me some jewelry but this is another level of quality.


Crazy for Burberry

Every time Burberry comes out with a new collection, I am on it ! Why you may say ? Apart the fact that I have an addiction, Burberry is the type of brand (for me) that I know everything will be good. I was hesitant on trying a new base product, because I like to stick to something that works without creating an issue such as breakouts, that can often occur. The Burberry BB Cream loved my face and my face loved the Burberry BB Cream, I chose the color Dark No.03 which is the perfect match. The Burberry BB Cream leaves a dewy finish and offers good coverage. 

Also, I got the Burberry Concealer in Rosy Beige No.03 which is the perfect mix between a corrector and a concealer for me. A one step combo for those mornings I need some concealing action.

Finally, I can never refuse a good nail polish and if you mention navy polish in front of me, I am on it ! This Burberry Nail Polish in Ink Blue is the perfect transition color from summer to fall. There is something very classy about navy nail polish ;)

What are you favorite Burberry makeup items ?

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