A Rosy and Relaxing Pampering, Cle De Peau BEAUTE Style

cdp products1 smallerIt was a ROSY occasion, I arrived at Svago, the Italian restaurant at KLCC last Friday morning feeling all exquisitely glam and feminine, simply because the space is dressed up with lovely red roses, it stirred up such array of different emotions – calm, intoxicating yet warmly inviting. I was invited to a private social outing, exclusively for Cle De Peau BEAUTE clients and loyal fans!cdp collage3 smaller

cdp collage1 smallerFirst off, each guest was being pampered with a soothing hand massage, then you can also get your make-up done or touched up by the friendly make-up artistes, using Cle De Peau BEAUTE latest Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection (La Beaute des Roses), created by Lucia Pieroni.  Co-incidentally, I bumped into my long-time fashion stylist and consultant friend, Peter Lum! How great it was to finally had a chance to catch up with him. He is one of the raving fans of the brand too. For more about the brand, click here.cdp collage2 smallerA beautiful make-up collection inspired by the alluring beauty of roses, one can’t help but to fall in love with its rich textures and vivid colours. Guests can also purchase the skincare and make-up on a special price package on that day. I was simply enjoying the company (and the food), while breathing in all the divinely elegant sights of the rose-theme decor and collection, all thanks to my friends at Cle De Peau BEAUTE. Each of us walked away happy (for all the right reasons) with a gift of a rose in a white vase and a Cle De Peau BEAUTE Enriched Lip Luminizer (lip rouge). Am loving it a lot, using the lip rouge so far. The colour is indeed vivid, but glides on smoothly and feels really gentle to my lips and not drying.

It was a splendid day after all. I truly enjoyed myself. Till we meet again, have a magical weekend ahead *_^cdp products2cdp products9

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As White As Dream, That Dream of You

Leaving behind, I stripped away those colours that would define me. Nothing but pure creamy WHITE. Feeling naked and liberated, I crushed into the sand of time, walking along those waves of unbelievably soft and beautiful corners of my mind, … Continue reading

The English Rose of Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2014

Backstage at the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring_Summer 2014 ShowIf you had seen the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear SS14 runway show, you will be mesmerized by the pastel colours and intricate designs. It is flowy, textured, feminine with a twist of little flowery details worked into the collection (with a touch of polka-dots as well).

burberry the show collageBurberry is a British brand that is well-known for pushing the boundary by incorporating technology and reaching out to its loyal clients all around the world via active participation in social media with their digital campaigns (remember that campaign with Google+,  Burberry Kisses?), In-store technology with fully immersive audio visual experience, and many others. This time around, Burberry even pre-promote their runway show using the brand new iphone 5S even before the product hits the mass market. Smart partnership indeed! I am also one of the many 938,000 (still counting)  followers of Burberry on Instagram, making Burberry one of the most followed brands on this app.

burberry ss14 look1burberry ss14 looks2burberry ss14 looks3burberry ss14 looks4burberry ss14 looks5I love this collection. Love their silhouettes of cardigan outwear, wrap coats, lofty knits paired with pencil skirts. Fabrics used include English lace, Macrame lace, lofty Scottish and soft sculptural cashmere, among others. Here are some of my favourite looks, as well as the accessories (The Petal bag, Petal-shaped sunglasses, iPhone cases). burberry ss14 looks6burberry ss14 looks7

Take a look at some of the celebs who have graced the event and backstage shots. I also love the make-up look of the runway done by Wendy Rowe using Burberry SS14 colours and Burberry pastel nail colours. Hair is simple by Neil Moodie.Burberry guestsBurberry make-up n nail

I also adore that Burberry do actively promote and work with local emerging British artistes and musicians in terms of music used (Burberry Acoustic). The artistes who were featured in the show include George Ezra, Jake Bugg and James Bay. For those die-hard fans of Burberry, you can actually custom-designed your pieces from the collection and have the opportunity to be the first to own next season’s collection, months before it arrives in store. Amazing indeed with its special personalisation tool. I think Christopher Bailey (and his team) is very ingenious. So, what are you waiting for? Check it out here.

And if you had missed the show, no worries. Check out the highlight video below, shot entirely with iPhone 5S! Happy shopping, fashionistas!

Till then, stay luminous and happy, always

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Too Cool For School: The New Korean Fix (Part 2) Lumi Favourites

tcfs Displaytcfs9 Dinoplatz mascaratcfs17 makeup pouchMake-up is cool with Too Cool For School. As if the array of make-up and skincare choices are not enough, they even have interestingly designed make-up pouches. I love them.

tcfs0 Blending Cream BBSo, which ones are my favourite Too Cool For School items? All right, I have to admit that I have concerns when it comes to BB Cream! You know how Koreans are famous for their BB Creams (those porcelain polished face, partly BB cream is their secret and now, CC Cream is already in the market!). Why? Simple because I have tried many samples, they never seem to feel right, especially the texture. It always seem too heavy or cakey (or too fair) on my skin. But I was in for a surprise when I tried Too Cool For School’s Blending Cream BB. It glides on ever so smoothly and effortlessly. It fits the skin pretty nicely and the best of all, it does not feel sticky and too heavy for the face to handle >_<

tcfs16 Dinoplatz HighlighterThe other secret to get that “glow”? Dinoplatz Pearl Bay Invasion. (yay!) When you mix a little of this to the BB cream, it instantly gives you that glow. Amazing indeed. These two are some wonder products that I feel you must try to see the results yourself.

tcfs friendsIt was great that I popped by to their boutique at Bangsar (No.11, Ground Floor, Jalan Telawi 3), and you can always visit them there, or Robinsons, The Gardens. You can find them on Facebook too! Hope you will find your glow and awesome COOLNESS with Too Cool For School. Check out Part 1 of the post here.

Have fun and have a super duper happy weekend *_^

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The Beautiful World of Instagram

IG collage1I LOVE instagram! Seriously. I love that it allows me to explore the wonders of the world, through others’ eyes, all around me. It fascinates me to see how others capture a piece of their world, how they creatively interpret a piece of their reality. It’s amazing indeed how technology has brought us closer, as human beings and how photography has evolved over time.

IG collage2At one hand, the advent of apps, mobile phone have allowed us more freedom to be creative, at another level, it does deconstruct the traditional way of painstakingly taking that one perfect picture that it may seem “nothing at all” for us now to just snap away as everything has become digital. Let’s embrace technology and the convenience it brings us, but more so, the FUN that it offers, for me, to have the opportunity to make friends with those beyond my physical reach, yet, I believe we all share the same passion at IG, to take good pictures and to share our world to others, to communicate through still shots (and now video!)

IG collage4IG collage3Here are some of my favourite IG profiles whom I follow (in no particular order). I love them all for different reasons! Check them out. They have such amazing work! Meanwhile, I do hope that you follow my journey too, on IG here. Till we meet on the virtual world, see you there! Note: Of course, I have many others whom I like (which are equally excellent), will let you all know next time around *_^lumi sign off with love cropped

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The Serenity of Aqua Turquoise

cherry blossom sequin1beach wearburberry collageturquoise dressesobjects in turquoise collageTurquoise with a tinge of aqua is such a soothing colour. I saw this pastel colour quite a fair bit from Christopher Bailey’s Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2014 collection last night. What an invigorating colour. I love the sense of serenity it evokes, quietly beautiful. Here are some of the looks and objects in life, inspired by this lovely tone. Have a great Wednesday ahead, my friends *_^

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An Indulging Facial Experience That Radiates From Within: Cle De Peau BEAUTE

cdp facial Lounge6cdp facial Lounge4cdp facial Lounge3Opulence, Light, Radiance, Luxury – these are the magical words that come to mind when one hears the name Cle De Peau BEAUTE. A prestige line of skincare and make up products that debuted globally in 1999, Cle De Peau BEAUTE is committed in delivering excellence in all its products through state-of-the-art formulations. The brand name is synonymous to creating ultimate sophistication and luxury. Cle De Peau BEAUTE in French, means “key to beautiful skin” is going for that RADIANCE that will BECOME YOU, ultimately.

cdp pavilion outlet1cdp facial Lounge1cdp facial roomI was extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity to experience, first hand, a facial that promises ultimate comfort and maximum pampering. Pavilion was where I was heading on a Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival, the open space of Cle De Peau BEAUTE boutique was an inviting one. I was immediately mesmerized by the signature “le creme” (star product of the facial) being displayed on the wall, the colour theme of blue and creamy white almost transported me to a different world, a space that I could feel relaxed and unwind altogether. The facial room is sparingly designed to showcase pictures of Cle De Peau BEAUTE’s brand ambassador, the beautiful actress singer, Amanda Seyfried. Her beauty captures me and I was secretly wishing that I could have half the radiance she exudes after my facial, I would be more than happy already *_^

cdp facial room2A lovely young lady came in, her name is Pearly, she will be my beauty and facial consultant for the day. The moment her hands touched my face, I was lulled into the blissful world of facial comfort. With very gentle fingers and strokes, she meticulously removed all my make-up before starting with my proper facial.

cdp facial products1cdp facial products2I had the scrub, the cleansing, and the mask done. Everything feels very rich in texture, smooth and at times light and airy, but very clean after each step. I touched my face and almost couldn’t believe the subtleness of it and how it felt, almost bouncy a little, and very dewy and moisturized (I LIKE!).

cdp skincareWhile waiting for the mask to dry away (though not tightened, as this is a peel-off mask), Pearly explained, she even gave me a real good hand massage with the rich body cream. I also had a good shoulder rub and a special facial massage technique that improves my facial blood circulation (am pretty sure). Everything was done by hand, no machine was used. I felt like I was in heaven and almost dozed off along the process. If there were soothing music being played in the facial room, even better. Like icing on the cake, Pearly also applied the luxurious Intensive Eye Contour Cream (with its exclusively made platinum massager that comes with the cream) on my eyes to reduce puffiness, fight against dark circles, wrinkles and brighten the eyes area.

cdp facial Lounge2cdp facial PearlyAfter the facial, I was given a cup of aromatic tea to wind down and relax. I enjoyed my facial, tremendously and couldn’t have asked for more. I love for a fact that Cle De Peau BEAUTE is committed to protecting the earth by reducing deforestation through the use of bagasse paper in all its product packaging, Bagasse paper is a non-wood paper that contains bagasse fiber, a natural by-product from the process of sugarcane milling. What an awesome idea! They also believe in participating in the fair trade of the business and are supportive of this social movement.

cdp facial room1I had a 60 minutes Soin de Beaute intensive treatment facial massage. How can you enjoy the pampering offered by Cle De Peau BEAUTE? Very simple. All Cle De Peau BEAUTE facials are complimentary. This is how:

1. Soin de Beaute Intensive Facial (60 mins) worth RM300 – With a minimum purchase of RM600 Cle De Peau BEAUTE products. Choose from Cle De Peau BEAUTE brightening, anti-ageing or clarifying products + hand massage + eye cream massage

2. The Radiance Emanates From Within Facial (45 mins) worth RM250 – With a minimum purchase of RM450 Cle De Peau BEAUTE products. Star product “La Creme” will be used for firmness, radiance and fine texture + eye treament + hand massage

3. Masque de Beaute Relaxing Facial Massage (30 mins) worth RM150 – With a minimum purchase of RM350 Cle De Peau BEAUTE products. Restore skin hydration with this moisturizing facial with sheet masks. Skin is de-stressed (this facial does not include a complimentary relaxing hand massage)

cdp facial products5Each facial has different functions but it would be nice to try them all, don’t you think? Definitely must try, if you have not. I did walk away, after the facial, feeling all pampered and revitalized, but most of all, rubbed off that little RADIANCE that has BECOME part of ME, all thanks to Pearly (and Chery) and the awesome line of products (thanks for the lovely gifts). I will share more about Cle De Peau BEAUTE MAKE UP in my up-and-coming post. Stay tuned.

Cle De Peau BEAUTE facials are available at Parkson Pavilion (03.2141.9968) and Isetan KLCC (03.2164.6096). Check out the Radiance Becomes You video featuring Amanda Seyfried below. I just love how her natural beauty just radiates from within, the sparkles on her eye lids capture and reflect the light, effortlessly. A look that I love! Very exquisite. More on this Japanese with a touch of French brand here.

As always, stay luminous and RADIANT, always *_^

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Counting Down to Something Awesome by Burberry

BP SS14 Shot2The world is so small these days that one does not have to be in London in person to watch the runway show! Stay here and you will be mesmerized, am sure, when the time comes! We are less than 20 hours away (time of this post) from an awesome Burberry show. I will post the link again right before the show. My apologies that I could not embed the countdown video provided by Burberry here for accurate second by second countdown time. The show will be streamed live on Monday, 16th September, 2.30pm London Time (Malaysia time, 9.30pm). Alternatively, click on the picture above to watch it at Burberry website. Watch this space for more.

[Desserts] Life Is A Sweet Sensation

ImageImageLife is short, start with desserts first, I once read somewhere. From a health perspective, this is such a sinfully crazy idea! But from a life pleasure perspective, this scores high on the “happiness” scale of things in life. I am such a softy when it comes to these nice looking desserts – cakes, finger food, coffee, hot chocolate, you name, human can make them! (Beautifully, I must admit). How could one resist this temptation?

ImageImageWhen you have a gloomy  day, or things don’t seem to go your way, perhaps a nice cup of artfully crafted hot chocolate may do the trick to cheer you up a little? Or maybe making your own cup of coffee will do.

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Let you be the judge. Eat at your own risk *_^

Have a happy sweet weekend ahead!

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Burberry Prorsum Womenswear SS14 LIVE show from London on LUMINNEJ

I am extremely humbled that Burberry has chosen LUMINNEJ among the selected bloggers all around the world, to feature their upcoming Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 LIVE show here! I am super excited, are you? I am currently facing some challenges showcasing the countdown video here, but I am still not giving up, working on how to go about doing it. I really hope that it can be sorted out real soon! (how I wish times like this I am a computer programmer >_<)

Please follow me as we witness the collection unveils, the same time as it does in LONDON! (Monday, 2.30PM London Time). If ever you can’t view it here LIVE by the 16th September, you could actually watch the show live at LUMINNEJ Official FACEBOOK page here. Meanwhile, do check out the teaser video here for a sneak peek.

Can’t wait to see the show myself *_^

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Yuzu Goodness in Za Perfect Solution Launch

Za PerfectSolutionModel ImageZa Perfect Solution grpI was pretty excited waking up early on a Thursday morning, braving the little rain and the infamous KL morning traffic (which usually I won’t need to), simply for the fact that this morning would be my very first product launch event to go to, for LUMINNEJ blog. Surprisingly, the traffic was gentle on me. Not too  bad. I arrived earlier than expected. Visited the Guerlain counter in Isetan, out of curiosity, and had an add-on make-up done by this enthusiastic make-up artist, Din. Thanks to him, I looked way more polished than I started off with (very limited make-up skills I have, to be honest). At Yuzu the Japanese Restaurant, I was quickly greeted by the friendly personnel and staff of Za and voila, I was there, for the new product launch of Za Perfect Solution!

Za PS EventZa PS SetZa Perfect Solution Ingredients labeledZa PS event1Za PS event3The invited media and bloggers were slowly filling up the serene space of this Japanese restaurant, I could see the Za Perfect Solution sets nicely decorated and displayed. Quick snaps of some pictures, and the pretty Patricia Khudsen (voted Malaysia’s Most Wanted Woman for 2012 by FHM) started emceeing the launch away. Of course, followed by a brief introduction of the products from two lovely Za representatives. Apparently, one of the main ingredients for this new line is actually the Yuzu roots (no wonder we were invited to this Japanese restaurant! I must say it’s quite an ingenious marketing approach). This Marine Collagen (very in trend these days) is meant to help with firming and resilience of the skin. The other important component is the Collagen Booster Complex, rich in bio Hyaluronic acid to help fade those wrinkles away. Apricot extract for radiance, and plenty of good water for deep hydration. Well, will this be your perfect solution to a younger looking skin? You will have to try it for yourself then.

Za PS event2Yuzu IngredientZa PS Restoring Collagen CreamZa PS Yuzu FoodIt was pretty fun of Za to actually get some good-looking young male models to present us each, a bottle of the Za Perfect Solution Restoring Collagen Cream to have a try on. The rest of the range came in the goodie bag. The launch was straight-forward and interesting. We were later served with a sumptuous  and healthy spread of Japanese delights. All in all, it was a great experience for me, to get to meet some new media friends and get to know new products in the market. Thanks Za for the invite. I had a blast! To know more about Za cosmetics, you can check out Za website here.

Till my next event, stay luminous and be happy, always *_^Za PS Set2

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