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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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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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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[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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[Bread] Soft Fluffy Dreams With Komugi

ImageImageOh how I love BREAD! (and desserts). At first, I didn’t quite get what my hubby was fussing about, kept going on and on about these lovely little buns from Komugi at Sunway Pyramid, until I tried one the other day. My, they are really heavenly tasty! Soft in texture, moist in most cases, and they come with quite some variety (with cute names to go with each too *_^). These are a few that we had. LOVE them all.

The fuwa fuwa cream bun was so yummilicious that we gobbled it down in a flash! Not in time for me to even snap a picture. See below *_^

The fuwa fuwa cream bun was so yummilicious that we gobbled it down in a flash! Not in time for me to even snap a picture. See below *_^

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For more delicious treats, go to their official website here, and FB link here. Stay luminous and happy!

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