Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review | Shu Uemura Ultime8∞ Cleansing Oil & Sublime Beauty Eye & Lip Contour Cream | The Ultimate Botanical Oil Experience

No one has taken oil cleansing with such dedication and infinite innovative approach as seriously as this Japanese brand, Shu Uemura. As the brand celebrates its cleansing oil's 50th anniversary this year (Shu Uemura's very first cleansing oil created by Mr. Shu Uemura himself in 1967, based on his extensive knowledge working as a foremost Hollywood makeup artist in the 1950s), two lovely selection of products from the Ultime8∞ (Infinite) skincare range were delivered to us to experience its ultimate luxurious cleansing power with its blend of 8 botanical origin oils supposedly giving us a supreme sensorial cleansing experience - ultimate efficacy, ultimate texture, ultimate experience. The secret to Shu Uemura cleansing oil is protecting the skin's delicate balance while removing makeup and impurities in a single step. How did the two products fair? Let's have a look, shall we?

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

NARS New Orgasm Collection Launch | Sunway Pyramid New Boutique

We had the pleasure to attend NARS Cosmetic's NEW Limited Edition Orgasm Collection (here for more) launch few months back, in conjunction with their latest boutique addition at Sunway Pyramid! Time flew by so fast when we were having fun. The occasion was a fun one, to say the least, as they even had a NARS pink van parked at the main entrance filled with glittering yummilicious desserts and NARS beauty products for guests and customers alike to try out and snap pictures! 

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Inspiration | Too Good For Goodbyes In October, Not Just Quite Yet

The heart finds so much beauty that the eyes can never see

The mind and body have been in battle for most parts of September, they could not seem to comprehend the notion of harmony and acceptance, which we yearn so much to achieve, but with the arrival of new month, new hope presents itself in the most quiet manner, almost like whispers in the night, filled with silent desires to recuperate and re-energise ... we remain hopeful, like we always do.  

Hi there October, would you be the same kind of October we came to know last year? 

Last year this month, the universe presented us with a pleasant surprise, one which is out of our expectation, one we have come to realise, over the course of one year, it is the best thing that could happen to us, truthfully, for without its presence and existence, life would have been less colourful.

Could all things remain the same but yet different? Contradicting? Yes and no, as the only thing that is constant in life is impermanence itself - the rule of the universe. Never be delusional to believe that we are the master of all things, for we are only one small chess in this big board game called life, all moves have been pre-determined. The course is set, yet we could only try our best to live it out, one day at a time, one step at a time, to improve and be a better version of ourselves, right till the end of our life journey.

We could only hope and wish that good things like this one, would last, at least a little longer for us to enjoy those moments more and to be grateful that somehow, our path crossed, for a reason that only the universe knows, and for us to understand. 

We are too good for goodbyes, yet, we can indulge in our hope, to relive those unforgetable memories, perhaps in the spirit of celebration, if it ever happens, the best kind of people leave behind, with us, created by us. Cherish what comes your way in life, for they may just be here, for only as long as they are meant to be.

Visuals via LUMI Pinterest here
Thinking by the cafe | Words We Look Deeper | Words The Way I think | Woman's Neckline | October Flower Ring | Words Naturally Evolve | Girl On Bed

Have a gorgeously luminous new month ahead, lovelies. Stay happy, always *_^

With love, 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Travel | Royal Langkawi Yacht Club | Our Perfect Marina Sunset Part 1

Visual courtesy of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club

Drifted along amidst that hectic city life that we have always been engulfed in, deep within, we yearn for that getaway, to a place where our heart feels free to explore, to feel, to be much closer to nature - the sun, the sea, the sky, the wind and beyond. That yearning was fulfilled, thanks to the kind arrangement of Adhawk (here) and the courtesy of our gracious host and new found friend, Mr. Tayfun Koksal, the General Manager of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (here for more) recently. Yes, our secret little dream was about to come alive. We could not wait but to count down to the days when we could set foot on this piece of paradise on earth. 

Let's set sail and come to Langkawi with us, will you? 

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Live Stream | The Burberry September 2017 Show

We have always been a fan of Burberry fashion shows for the past two years and it is a known fact that we love this British brand for obvious reasons, if you had followed LUMINNEJ long enough. We love the whole live band performance vibe, how Burberry always supports the local talents via its Burberry acoustic effort, and the Kensington runway setting. We are in fact very humbled that once again, we are chosen by Burberry to collaborate, once again, to live stream the upcoming September 2017 collection show here. 

Having said that, we did find that the last two shows (except the February 2017 one) were not to our total liking, in terms of the collection (just personal preference we would say) and another factor that contributed to the "discomfort" level was how the camera angles and changes of shots, it made it so much harder to enjoy the catwalk due to the rapid quick changes of multiple camera shots, compared to the previous seamless camera change on the long runway at Kensington where each garment were given longer period time of exposure on screen, so one get to observe the specific piece in more details. Perhaps it is just our production background doing the talking here. Anyway, we did enjoy the February 2017 show a lot and LOVE the collection. Here are some of our favourite picks.

We love how Christopher played with layering, knitwear made modern and infused it into a chic way of dressing. The trench coats were superb as always and the incorporation of lace did lend a feminine and sensual feel to the pieces. Loving the colour palette of the collection too. This previous February collection seemed to brought back our old love towards the brand, rekindled that feeling and reminded us why we fell in love with Burberry from the get go. Madly in love, to be exact.

We shall be looking forward to this September show. So check back here again. Live stream starts at 7:00PM UK time on the 16th September 2017 or 2:00AM Malaysian time on the 17th September 2017. Come join us. Claim your front row seats here, lovelies *_^

See you again soon!

With love, 
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Jo Malone London The Bloomsbury Set | A Taste of Being Artistically Carefree

Fate has it that even though we remembered incorrectly our exact rendezvous time with this enigmatic yet playful British brand called Jo Malone London that very afternoon, it was the hospitality and determination and kind understanding of the Jo Malone London's Malaysia team that kept us going and told ourselves, we have to make it there, no matter, which eventually, we did (fashionably late, unfortunately).

Bobo KL in Bangsar was transformed into a private space filled with that artistic air, the moment we arrived, as if we have stepped into the world of The Bloomsbury Set during the first half of the 20th century English - an influential group of English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. Simple yet intriguing, we were definitely there to celebrate an unconventional life through scents, specially designed by Yann Vasnier, Master Perfumer.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

[Review] The NEW LANCÔME Blanc Expert Cushion Compact | Lightness Of The Rose Petal

BONJOUR! We believe no one does it better than LANCÔME when it comes to weightless perfection in beauty products, especially their cushion foundations. We love the cushion rolled out in 2016 and still do till now. (Discover more here) When we received the invitation to "Delight in an afternoon of weightless perfection with the NEW Blanc Expert Cushion" with the brand few months back, we were looking forward to something new from this luxury French brand, especially in terms of its seriousness and advancement in terms of research and development. 

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

[Review] Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner & Cream | A Splashing Beautiful Time

We were absolutely enthralled to receive a special package from one of our favourite Korean beauty brands, Mamonde some time back. Comes in a soft baby pastel blue box, upon revealed, we found the most beautifully designed package of a super duo - the brand's latest and new addition to the line of K Beauty skin-friendly skincare range, the Mamonde Floral Hydro line and the duo are Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner and Floral Hydro Cream. We could not contain our excitement as they looked really delicious when we did our photography work with them. Let's dig in, shall we?

Through Mamonde's dedicated research into harnessing the power of flowers, the botanists at Mamonde have carefully selected two types of the Narcissus which showed the highest content of moisturising ingredients after studying 45 types of the Narcissus planted in Mamonde Garden, to develop the NEW Floral Hydro Range - the Dutch Master and the Multivoltine which possess the highest Moisture Storage Power and Moisture Circulation Power respectively. The active ingredients containing precious moisturising essence found deep inside these Narcissus bulbs were carefully extracted at room temperature via "Mamonde Natural Juice Extraction Method" to preserve all the natural goodness from this flower that has a long blooming period of over 80 days after it blooms in the early spring due to its water storage capacity that fills up the bulb with water, hence longer life span even during the dry season or winter.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

[Review] Neal's Yard Remedies Deliciously Ella Lovely Duo | Rose, Lime & Cucumber Facial Wash + Moisturiser

Yes, this has been long overdue and we have been enjoying both these wonderful duo from Neal's Yard Remedies Deliciously Ella for a while back since we last attended their enchanted event that morning here. We are talking about the Deliciously Ella Rose, Lime & Cucumber series of Facial Wash and Moisturiser. They are truly a wonder to use.

Deliciously Ella is a collaborative effort by Ella Mills, award-winning author and blogger (and proud cafe owner of The Mae Deli in London) and Neal's Yard Remedies, to bring forth a series of skincare range that go hand-in-hand with Ella's philosophies, as well as the brand - healthy, skin-friendly and totally wholesome products that make a difference to the skin, as much as how Ella advocates her healthy living by eating clean and responsibly. She revealed that roses, turmeric, blueberries, lime and cucumber are some of the ingredients she often used in her cooking, hence, she handpicked them to be the basis of the creation of this skincare range. The result? A truly hydrating and refreshing skincare products.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

[Review] Sisley Paris | Phyto-Blanc Brightening Daily Defence Fluid SPF50 PA++++

High level pollution, UV radiation and free radicals impact our skin more than we realised, even more so if we are living in the urban areas. Environmental stresses of such will weaken our skin and this can cause dark spots, pigmentation and uneven complexion over time. We have to confess, we have always dreaded putting on sun block due to its thick consistency and stickiness, some even leave traces of white patches on the skin. Our dark spots and pigmentation was developed way back when we trained for our tennis competition during our university days, right under the scorching hot sun! Believe it or not, we never slathered on any trace of sun protection (yucks!). Thinking back, it was way too gullible of us not knowing better.

Today, we would love to take some time to share with you one sunscreen protection we have come to love of late, a lot. It would be this one from Sisley Paris, the Phyto-Blanc Brightening Daily Defence Fluid SPF50 PA++++. It arrived together with another new surprise from this French brand previously.

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