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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[Faces] The Fashion Forward Designer, Jimmy Lim (Part 1)

Jimmy Lim's Spring Summer 2013 Collection

Jimmy Lim’s Spring Summer 2013 Collection ‘Eclectica’

The many faces of Jimmy Lim, the award-winning fashion designer.

The many faces of Jimmy Lim, the award-winning fashion designer and my dear friend. Hugs and kisses *_^

Over a hot cup of peppermint tea at CoffeeStain by Joseph (here for more) at Parkamaya on a cosy Sunday afternoon, I sat down with my fashion designer friend, Jimmy Lim, after so many years. You know, at times, you have friends whom you only get a chance to meet once in a blue moon (or bumped into occasionally), yet, each time your encounter with them, it hit a deep chord in your heart and you can just picked up from where you left off, no fuss, no elaborate mundane chats, but real talks, and you are “old friends”, all over again, just that simple. I have a few of such friends and Jimmy is definitely one of them. We first met way back in 2007, when we were fresh out, just started our own production company, PATJENN FILM, and mifa8 Fashion Forward was our very first TV Program that we had the pleasure to work on, and that was where I met Jimmy. Co-incidentally, that was also his very first Malaysian come-back fashion show that he did, for he has long since resided and established a name in New Zealand with his self titled fashion label, and has already won many internationally acclaimed awards then! We hit it off straightaway and talked about anything and everything. Here are some snippets of our conversation:

How was it being back here in Malaysia now? It’s been crazy busy, one thing after another, Jenn! First the move from New Zealand, then comes the KLIF (Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013), Fahrenheit88 Pop-up Store right after, and now my new outlet opening at Parkamaya! I have also started stocking up at Bangsar Telawi 2, can you believe it? Things happened so fast since I came back. It’s crazy busy but nice kinda crazy. (He has a huge grin on his still boyish-looking face).ImageImageWhat made you decide to come back, really? Gosh, you know I have been based in New Zealand for the longest time, I love it there, honestly. It has been great but travelling back and forth between these two places, gradually takes a toll on me. I am neither here, nor there. At times, it’s hard for people to reach me. We are, in a very people oriented kind of business, your clients, your media friends, they all need to be interacting with you, it’s your personal touch and service that matter,  so I decided it’s time for me to come back to Malaysia. As you age, Jenn, your heart seems to yearn for something more meaningful, and one of it , is being back home to your roots, closer to your culture. Funny enough though, it was that one odd incident that pushed me to actually make that shift in mind. (What was that? My eyes wide opened. I was so excited to find out what actually made Jimmy come to that life-turning point decision he recently made) It was when I was watching this Singaporean movie by Michelle Chong, called ALREADY FAMOUS. One of the scenes, the old lady character said, “If you don’t get to do what you love, what would be the meaning of life? And Longevity will be utterly meaningless”. It struck me, at that instant. How true! It triggered me to just follow my heart, to come back to Malaysia, to be in Asia. Partly, it also has to do with Dato Jimmy Choo, whom I met few years back in London. He was the first person who told me, I should bring my business and beyond, expand it in Asia! That was what I remembered. Now, I am back here, and I have never been happier. ImageImageWhat does the Jimmy Lim brand represent? There are three elements to my design. It is always functional, with added elements of tradition and sportiness. I have always believed that fashion has to be function and wearable. To me, fashion is not real until it is worn. Fashion has to make sense to people on the streets, people who are living their lives and people who are, ultimately your clients wearing your designs and clothes. That’s crucial for me. It only make sense. Having said that, I do have high admiration for designers who make couture their fashion vision. I absolutely salute that part of the passion, totally!

Our chat went onto something more personal, at times wicked, but never boring. Stay tuned to this space for part 2 of our peppermint tea conversation! For more of Jimmy’s award-winning work and background, do check out the official website here.

Stay luminous and be fabulous! You can get your fix of Jimmy’s high casual ready to wear pieces now @ Parkkayama, Fahrenheit88, 3rd Floor and SeeThrough Concept Store at Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar. Happy shopping!

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Lovely see through pieces. Divine indeed.

Lovely see through pieces. Divine indeed.

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[Places] Rooftop Meals With A View

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Wouldn’t it be magical if you can enjoy a great drink or perhaps meal while taking in the whole view of the city or beautiful skyline as you dine? I believe it would feel like you are on top of the world, for that moment, and all your daily worries will all be melt away, instantaneously. Well, I know I would, for sure! I came across this link via one of my favourite blogs, This Is Glamorous by Roseline (here for more), where she shared a few lovely links, and it brought me over to another great blog called Small Shop Studio! Let’s enjoy the views at some of the bars here, shall we? Let’s have a mental vacation, before the real ones roll in *_^

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1. Luna Tapas Bar, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Hotel, Mexico

2. La Terraza, Ferragamo’s Continentale Hotel, Florence

3. Le Panoramique, Chamonix, France

4. Ristorante Bramante, Raphael Hotel, Rome

5. Mikla, Marmara Pera Hotel, Istanbul

6. Sky Bar, Bangkok

So, are you ready to pack your bags? You can check out more rooftop bars here! Have an awesome Monday >_<