Lumi Radiance Winner!

Thanks to all who have entered in our very first Lumi Radiance Giveaway.

lumi radiance giveaway winnerThe LUCKY consolation prize winner is Elmo Fae! Congratulations, you have won yourself a consolation prize of 60 minutes Cle De Peau BEAUTE facial spa treatment worth more than RM300! To Elmo, radiance means “the aura within yourself” (how true is that!). LUMINNEJ sincerely hope that you will enjoy your pampering and hope to hear about your experience and share with us here in this post ya ^_^

To redeem your prize, please email your full name, IC and mobile contact number to jennniferliew@me.com  Thanks again and we do hope to have more giveaways in the future. Have a great week ahead and stay luminous, everyone *_^

Inspiring Creativity, An Artistry That Is Shiseido Professional – Part 1

sa single1This is not my first hair show. I have been to and worked on one many years back. Nothing could have prepared me for something this EXCITING! From the time LUMINNEJ received the invitation (thanks Shiseido Malaysia!) to the event day, I have been waiting, anxiously, can’t wait to set foot at the fabulous Royale Chulan Hotel. The night was finally here. It was Shiseido Professional’s Beauty Innovator Award 2013 – Artistry of Inspiring Creativity! It is the largest cross-cultural hair design photo competition of its kind, bringing together the top hairstyling talents across eight countries – Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.  Impressive indeed.

sa guests collagesa singlesa finalist collage1sa finalist collage2The crowd was sizzling, the food was tantalizing, the wine was dreamy, the prized car (a very colourful one) was definitely tempting! I even had a chance to meet up with some old industry friends like fashion designer Khoon Hooi and fabulous make-up artist, Monica Lee. The work of the top 11 semi-finalists were being displayed. It was interesting to see, how some of the top nation hairstylists came up with their creations, the concepts behind them and what actually influenced and inspired them.

finalist work collage1The competition was steep, to say the least (from over hundreds of entries nationwide). The competing hairstylists had  to impress a panel of esteemed judges who are talented professionals from the industry. This night, the top 5 finalists will be selected, and will be making their way to an all-expense paid trip (thanks to Mayfair) to Japan to attend the Shiseido Professional Beauty Congress to be held in Tokyo this coming February 2014! (How I wish LUMINNEJ can be there too *_^)

finalist work collage2These top 5 winners will be judged, again, by  the panel of Grand Jury comprising of  Shiseido Beauty Top Specialists, Mr. Masa Otake, as well as renowned photographers and designers. Only ONE Grand Prix winner will be chosen and the lucky winner will be driving home an all-new Nissan Almera 1.6, sponsored by Edaran Tan Chong. So nice! Some of the other Choice Awards up for grab included Shiseido Best Makeup Award, NUYOU Choice Award, Estetica Asia Choice Award, Shiseido Professional Popularity Award and H4ufme Choice Award. So, which ones are your favourites?

IMG_5925We were invited to be seated inside the Grand Ballroom as the show was about to begin. The moment I saw the stage, I was absolutely mesmerized by it. Such simple elegance. It has that very clean, simple, old kyoto-Japanese feel, yet being juxtaposed by intriguing visuals. Two big screens on stage, at each side, displaying some of the most vividly colourful and beautiful images of everything Japan – the food, the culture, the city, the landscapes. Extremely beautiful! I was immediately transported to a whole different dream world all together already.IMG_5927IMG_5926

Something interesting is brewing! To find out more about the show, stay tuned to my next blog post! Till then, have a fantastic weekend ahead.

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Evian x Elie Saab A Tribute To Purity

elie saab1Evian x Elie SaabHave always loved Elie Saab’s creations! Love the way how his designs are very timeless, with elegant dresses that celebrate the feminine side of women, using the finest fabrics and intricate embellishment, it is dresses that women would fall in love with over and over again.

evian_es_75cl_HDWhen such a beautiful fashion brand collaborate with an esteemed water brand like Evian, one can imagine something beautiful and pure would be created – the Elie Saab Evian bottle! Derived from naturally filtered water of the glaciers, Evian water emerges as pure as nature would have crafted it. Both brands share a similar philosophy. The delicate Elie Saab lace and the refined silhouette of the Evian bottle combine to create a common vision of purity. Just love the lace motive designs on the bottle. Now, this is bliss in every drop!

Check out the videos and you will see what we mean *_^

Celebrities Spotted In Burberry

lumi loves burberryIf one is at the other parts of the world, it should be autumn now! Of course, Malaysians rarely get a chance to even put on a trench coat or thick fur clothes walking under such hot Malaysian weather (or get ourselves dripping wet in the rain these days!). But always good to see how others dressed it chic their own ways in such outfits.

Collage spotted michelle obamaSpotted here are some celebrities in Burberry womenswear, which I absolutely adore (even the first lady of US Michelle Obama is looking pretty cool).

Naomie Harris seen here looking elegant in Burberry evening wear

Naomie Harris seen here looking elegant in Burberry evening wear

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Hunger Game star Jennifer Lawrence rocking that black trench and outerwear Burberry look!

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Hollywood celebrity Jessica Chastain in Burberry trench coats

Collage spotted celebsMy personal favourites? That long black trench outerwear that Jennifer Lawrence is rocking (with that purple fedora hat) in (shop here), Naomie Harris’s gem embroidery crepe white dress (shop here), Sandra Bullock’s black jacket and Rosie Huntington’s quilted leather black peplum biker jacket (shop here).

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LUMI red carpet Burberry look, featuring Brilliant Earth’s accessories

If ever I would walk the red carpet one day,  perhaps this is the ensemble look that I would go for. Till that day happens, have a wonderfully beautiful weekend, everyone.

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NARS Has Arrived In Malaysia!

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I personally love the deco of the NARS boutique! Has that very futuristic vibe to it.

nars deco1 smallerI was actually counting down the days the moment I got my invite approved by NARS from USA (via NARS Malaysia), to the opening party by this cult cosmetics brand! Blessed indeed that LUMINNEJ is a part of this special occasion. I was real excited, to say the least. Thanks a million.

nars collage1Very quickly once the registration for the guests was opened, the invited guests were slowly arriving. It was still a breeze for me to check the new boutique out upon my arrival, but MY OH MY, in less than 10 minutes, the nicely lit and decorated brand new outlet (just next to Topshop at Pavilion KL) was soon swamped with guests all dressed in BLACK, looking so chic!! Suddenly, the place was jam-packed with NARS enthusiasts (from fashion editors, actress, celebrities, beauty queens, make-up artists, hair stylists to ardent supporters of the brand and many others). Such a happening event.

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So much to choose from! SOS, need help *_^

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The NARS boutique is officially opened with the cake cutting ceremony

NARS Malaysia made it a point to see that it was indeed going to be the talk of the town. DJ Patricia Knudsen was pumping out some real cool house music (isn’t she looking sweet?), most could not contain their excitement any further, but tried out the products by doing colour swatching, some had their make-up done by the make-up artistes there (me included!), on standby. I was just having a great time snapping pictures away and catching up with some old friends (and making new ones ^_^)

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Lovely ladies. Girls just want to have fun, when it comes to make-up. No?

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Do you noticed how I went with a red lips, and after the magic touch of the make-up artist, I had a burgundy lips and a more even complexion?

Do you notice how I went with a red lips, and after the magic touch of the make-up artist, I had a burgundy lips and a more even complexion instead?

The event was emceed by the lovely Bernie Chan, and some of the celebrity guests were Shafinaz, Thanuja, Natasha Hudson (and her cute daughters), Elaine Daily, Vanessa Chong, Debbie Goh, Carey Ng, Amber Chia, among others.  Like most girls I happened to chat with, we shared the same dilemma, not knowing what to buy or choose, simply because we were spoilt by so many choices of shades, textures, and lovely products!  It was truly a happening event! I  had a blast. If you want to know what I have bought, stay tuned. For you fans out there (we all know you want it!), more of NARS here or stay more up-to-date at their facebook page here. Better still, head down to Pavilion KL now to shop >_<

nars deco2 smallerTill my next adventurous beauty or fashion adventure, stay luminous and happy, always *_^

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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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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

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 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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Hello Pink September

Yay! First day of September (Already?!) Time slips by without a trace. Lots have happened and perhaps, will continue to unfold this coming new months ahead. Let’s hope it is a good month for everyone out there. Suddenly, I woke … Continue reading