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 *_^

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 *_^

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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[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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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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[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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