A Blue Christmas Gift from SENKA

senkaproduct1This year’s Christmas came so much earlier for me. I was pleasantly surprised that I received an email saying that LUMINNEJ will be receiving an early seasonal present from SANTA! Best of all, they even played Santa and the special gift was to be delivered to my doorstep (Wow, what a treat indeed). As promised, the gift was swiftly delivered to me the next day. A blue red striped box with a big red polka-dot ribbon was right in front of me. I was really excited to see what’s inside this lovely box!

senkaproduct2Upon opening, the two products were quickly revealed. It’s a Christmas gift from SENKA, a sister brand of Shiseido!  Marvelous indeed. Love the wrapping, love the look of the two products. What I got were one Perfect Gel and one Perfect Oil, both are actually make-up remover (after I briefly went through the write-up). I am looking forward to trying out these products and see how they perform. Do stay tuned for more soon. Meanwhile, you can check out more of Senka’s product here.

senkaproduct3Thanks again, SENKA for the lovely gift. I couldn’t have asked for more. Christmas has just become extra special this year! Hope you all are gearing up for the special occasion too. Stay luminous and have a joyous occasion with family and friends.

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The Beautiful World of Aerin

aerin1Can style be cultivated? Or it comes from a family with acute sense of beauty that is equivalent to effortless luxury which is transferred down (wired in the genes), I wonder? But I guess it takes a keen eye to “see” what is there, and at times, not there, but understand the aesthetics of what beauty is all about. But then again, everyone has different interpretation and understanding of what beauty is. But I truly believe everyone is somehow attracted to all things BEAUTIFUL in life, and all its aspects – design, arts, music, fashion, film, and other forms of creative work. Beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder (and is pretty subjective).

Aerin2Aerin3The moment I ventured into Aerin’s website, I am absolutely captivated by the way it is designed, its layout, the fonts used, its soft pastel colour(s) scheme and its beautiful images. I am a very VISUAL person, I am totally in love with it. Kudos to the team behind it! Of course, am sure it is the visionary direction of Aerin herself. It is after all, a global lifestyle brand inspired by the signature style of Aerin Lauder (from the family of Estee Lauder). I love her premise of living life beautifully should be effortless, classic with a modern point of view! (all pictures via World of Aerin here).

Aerin4I really believe that beauty is in its simplicity, amidst a world of sophistication. Find your kind of beauty that makes you happy and hold on to it, for it is as precious as air itself, that you are breathing, and that is what keeps us alive, every day, seeing the beauty in things (and people) *_^ Happy happy Wednesday (my favourite day of the week!)

Be luminously beautiful. Be YOU!

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[Instagram] So Much Have Gone By

insta collage7It’s been a while since I updated what’s been happening on my IG. Been to a great make-up session with RMK by Japanese make-up artist, Masaaki Abe himself recently, had such great fun, then bought myself a pair of colourful Zara heels! Been addicted to this Korean drama called The Master’s Sun starring the gorgeous looking So Ji Sub and cute Gong Hyo Jin (so, my Wednesday and Thursday nights are off limits, even my TV lover-hubby also stepped aside to let me have my “dating” time with the leads and their ghost friends!). I was extremely excited to also roll out LUMINNEJ very first giveaway, a collaboration with Cle De Peau BEAUTE Malaysia. (Still waiting for entry to pour in *_^) and of course, was invited to attend the inaugural local Mandarin film industry’s Golden Wau Awards 2013 ceremony. There, I met up with new talents, model cum actress Tracy Cheong, among others. It was glamourous indeed.

Am really looking forward to more new things happening with LUMINNEJ and hope to achieve more here, be it making new friends, or working with new partners to share the passion about all things beautiful. Above all, hope to connect with different people out there. A big thanks for all my readers (thought not many yet, at this point, haha but I am grateful) and hope you will stay with me, on this journey of making LUMINNNEJ a better lifestyle blog, each day, everyday, with small little steps, at a time. More on RMK here, Cle De Peau BEAUTE here and The Master’s Sun here.

As always, stay luminous and happy, always!

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Make-up Is An Art [Cle De Peau BEAUTE]

I do believe make-up is an art, the art of finding that individual beauty that is unique to one self, the art of bringing the best out of one self. I have always been fascinated by how make-up can sometimes … Continue reading

In The Mood For BLUE

jen zara heels4 smallerBlue has always been one of my favourite colours. Love the serenity it evokes, the quiet tranquility it speaks, and the subtle passion that seem to captivate me, again and again.

Jen Zara heels collage smallerI immediately fell in love with a pair of Zara heels recently. It has a colourful shades of blue, green and orange. I couldn’t help but bought it, since my all time favourute Fiorucci blue shining heels has worn off (so sad, though I have gotten it fixed couples of times, not wanting to let it go!). I really love that pair of heels as it served me well (through thick and thin *_^). This new pair of Zara one is not too bad as well, though it’s not as comfortable as the Italian brand.

My favourite Fiorucci heels, with a Topshop dress and a Guess clutch

My favourite Fiorucci heels, with a Topshop dress, a Guess clutch and SzeAccessories handmade earrings and golden cuff

Here are some of my blue inspiration for this Monday. I adore these editorial looks and how they were shot, the blue pieces, as well as the make-up that goes with it. All editorial pictures via Simply Seductive (my favourite lifestyle & fashion blog) and Visual Optimism blog (new discovery thanks for Simply Seductive). You can check out their respective blogs for more lovely pictures! Till our next meet, Monday has never been blue for me, how about you?navy blue visual optimism1navy blue visual optimism2navy blue visual optimism3blue visual optimism1blue visual optimism2blue visual optimism6

RMK Dewy Make-up Workshop With Masaaki Abe from Japan

RMK products6 smallerIt was a beautiful Sunday morning. I was excited as I was getting prepared and was heading for my very first make-up workshop (all thanks to the good people at RMK Malaysia for the invite!) at Pastis, The Gardens Mall. When it comes to make-up, I am but a novice, so I was anticipating to learn some tips and tricks on how to achieve a dewy make-up look (which I absolutely adore and would love to know how to do myself!) with RMK’s latest Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection. Furthermore, all the participants attending will be personally guided by the make-up maestro himself, Mr. Masaaki Abe, all the way from RMK Japan!

RMK collage product smallerRMK pastis smallerI reached there pretty early, so, I hung out at Pastis for a while and took some pictures. All make-up products and materials were carefully prepared and placed at each table. As I was strolling over to the RMK counter at Isetan, and there I saw the young-looking Mr. Masaaki himself, at the concourse area, with his interpretor for the day, Mr. Cheong. I couldn’t help  myself but to greet them, and we started chatting away, mainly about make-up and what he does. But we had to cut our conversation short as the participants of the workshop had arrived and the workshop needed to be on the way. He humbly excused himself and strolled off. I went back to Pastis and got myself ready for an exciting session.

Mr. Masaaki Abe from Japan, explaining, enthusiastically,  interpreted by Mr. Cheong

The charming Mr. Masaaki Abe from Japan, explaining, enthusiastically, interpreted by Mr. Cheong

RMK collage teaching smallerThe session started with Mr. Masaaki introducing RMK the brand and what it stands for and what we will be doing for the workshop. It was divided into two main sections – Basic dewy foundation make-up and Point make-up (using colours especially focusing on the eyes). With such grace and ease, Masaaki explained away how to create that perfect canvas for the face. He emphasized that “Less is more” when it comes to applying foundation and applying a thin layer of base (with big strokes across the face to achieve evenness) is utmost crucial to a perfect make-up staying power. A pink corrector will also help to put back some “colour” onto your face (if it is not pale and dull already before the make-up), elaborated Mr. Masaaki. With experts strokes and touches, the dewy make-up based was completed and participants were given time to try out the method themselves.

RMK masaaki in session4 smallerRMK masaaki in session7 smallerNext, we moved onto point make-up where the latest Autumn/Winter Collection was used, carefully shown by Mr. Masaaki, how easy it was to apply this specially formulated gel type pearl-like pigmented eyeshadow. The eyes instantly popped and brightened the whole face. The award-winning RMK mascara were used after the eyelashes were carefully curled (with a special “pull-down” technique taught by Mr. Masaaki) to achieve the greatest length and volume! I was amazed how different the eyes looked by now, on the model’s face. A flush of pink cheek colour was applied and a gloss completed the whole look. It was simple, yet the finishing look exuded a certain charm and dewiness that had that glow-from-within-kind of make-up look! Amazing indeed. The participants tried on the technique excitedly after that and everyone was having such a great time (with the assistance of some helpful RMK beauty consultants). Some participants even grabbed the chance to take some pictures with the master himself towards the end of the workshop (Me included >_<).

RMK collage pictime smallerAll in all, it was a wonderful experience and I had a great deal of fun as I have learnt so much from him. Do stay tuned for my one-to-one interview (chat) with the master himself, coming up on my FACES segment soon. I can’t wait to share what we have discussed previously. Till then, have a fantastic weekend ahead!

Stay luminous and happy, always.

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The Lumi Radiance Giveaway! (Ends 30th November)

cdp giveaway1 w text mediumI absolutely LOVE Cle De Peau BEAUTE’s products, especially their lipsticks. I even had a chance to experience myself their blissful facial pampering which I blogged about previously here. Now, here’s YOUR CHANCE to win some of these fabulously luxurious products and relaxing pamperings! (all thanks to the beautiful people at Cle De Peau BEAUTE Malaysia! ** drumroll please**).

I am so excited to share with you LUMINNEJ very first giveaway! Jointly brought to you by my blog and Cle De Peau BEAUTE Malaysia, we are thrilled to welcome you to the beautiful world of Japanese skincare and make-up (plus pampering). So what are the prizes for the giveaway?

1. 3 x main prizes of Cle De Peau BEAUTE skincare + makeup products + 60 minutes facial spa (all worth RM1,000 each)

2. 3 x consolation prizes of 60 minutes facial spa (worth RM300+ each)

Isn’t that amazing?! So, what are you waiting for? Here’s how to win…

cdp facial room4Giveaway entry guidelines:

1. You must be a follower of LUMINNEJ blog (see sidebar* that follow button, hit it), “Like” LUMINNEJ on Facebook, and “Follow” LUMINNEJ on Instagram.

2. Answer the 2 questions by leaving your answers on LUMINNEJ Facebook giveaway post here. Question 1. What Does Cle De Peau BEAUTE mean? *hint: check out Cle De Peau BEAUTE official website here*   Question 2. What is radiance to you? (In not more than 10 words! *hint: be creative*)

3. Post a picture of a rose (taken yourself or otherwise) on your Instagram and hash tag #cledepeaubeaute and @luminnej (so that I know you have posted the rose picture *_^)

4. Lastly, go to LUMINNEJ Facebook page and  share The Lumi Radiance Giveaway post on your timeline and also SHARE it with the lucky 8 of your friends (whom you think would LOVE to be pampered like you do!) and urge them to join this fantastic giveaway too.

So, that’s about it and you are on your way to possibly winning one of those attractive prizes mentioned above. Please take careful note of the Terms and Conditions of the giveaway:

1. Open to Malaysian residents or readers only (for now)

2. DEADLINE of the giveaway is on the 30th October, 2013

3. All guidelines need to be fulfilled in order to be eligible for winning

4. All prizes collection and facial redemption are to be done at the Cle De Peau BEAUTE Parkson Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur outlet by the winners.

5. Most creative answers will stand a better chance of winning. So,  be as creative as possible and LUMINNEJ decision is final.

6. Winners will be announced approximately one week after the deadline. Winners will be announced on my blog as well as LUMINNEJ Facebook page.

A BIG thanks again to Cle De Peau BEAUTE Malaysia for the lovely prizes and we wish you ALL THE BEST and have a happy week ahead *_^ Meanwhile, check out how you can have the radiance (and elegance) like Amanda Seyfried here.

Note: If you have a fabulous product and are interested in a giveaway collaboration, please feel free to email me at jenniferliew@me.com

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[Mind Bridge] The Icon of Working People (Korea)

mindbridge fall1mindbridge collage5Have been intrigued by this Korean apparel brand for a while, thought I just share it here since I visited the outlet just two days ago, browsing through the collection and their ad campaign caught my attention. I took home a copy of their “The MindBridge Post”. Though I could not understand a word of Korean, but I love the layout and the design of it.mindbridge fall14

mindbridge collage2mindbridge collage3I do feel the quality used for the apparels are pretty decent, and they do put thoughts into the design and the cut of it – pretty clean, simple, yet preppy looking and casual  chic. It’s kind of a great wear to office and work, especially for those who are in the creative industry.mindbridge fall12mindbridge collage4

mindbridge fall13The fact that their “Mindset”, business casual range, feels almost “designed and illustrated”. Am sure they would feel  pretty comfortable once you put them on. Here are some of my favourite looks. Oh, do check out more pictures via my FB page here. All pictures here are from their official website, which you can visit here. (It would help if you do understand Korean, unlike me!). Below is a behind-the-scene video from their previous winter collection (with Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung). The brand can be found in Malaysia at The Robinsons, The Gardens Mall.mindbridge post2

mindbridge productsmindbridge products2mindbridge products7Have a great weekend ahead *_^

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[Spaces] Real Living’s 2012 Decor Comp Winner Mel Bradley’s Home

realliving cover smallerI have just discovered a real awesome interior design (home decor) magazine yesterday, hunting through back-dated issues. Real Living (Your Home, Made Easy) from Australia is such a great magazine, with heaps of designing ideas, nice layout and excellent pictures. It finally dawned on me that Australia is full of really magnificent homes! This is one of them.realliving1.1

realliving2.1realliving5.1Home of interior stylist and colour consultant, Mel Bradley and management consultant/musician husband, Chris Bradley, they share this lovely space with their two daughters. They bought over this post-war, faux brick cottage house with no redeeming features because they had it renovated in mind. They were going to create a home that was contemporary yet timeless.

realliving3.1realliving4.1They have decided on their colour scheme for the house – a black house with yellow as an ascent, with textures like exposed bricks, wooden beams and concrete. I totally think that she has created her dream home. For more of the magazine, here for their website. Real Living is also on Instagram @Reallivingmag

Till next time, have a luminous Wednesday *_^

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