We were first introduced to the brand, JOICO some time in 2014, by Shiseido here and found that its vibrant hair colour range and hair care series are an interesting array of products that help protect the hair with its latest technology. A division of Zotos, Inc., a Shiseido company, Joico launched its latest hair colouring range called LUMISHINE recently at Soju Sunway, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa. LumiShine is a hair colour range that supposed to deliver brilliant colours with twice the shine. LumiShine Permanent Creme Color is perfect for permanent colouring with a reduced ammonia colour system. This colour system has over 50 shades and it gives healthy looking and consistent results when combined with the LumiShine Creme Developers.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Having attended the M.A.C Trends Autumn/Winter 2016 presentation earlier today, it is high time for us to bid farewell to the Spring/Summer 2016 trends here today to make it official. Goodbye spring, hello summer, the trendy M.A.C way. We featured the SS16 trends in our previous first parter here, now let's dive into the remaining sub-trends from the two major ones - ALL or NOTHING.
Taking the highly crafted and creative idea of facial jewellery and adornment and translating it into makeup has gained traction since last season. A kooky lash, a naive liner, and out-there lip... These are tweaks of stylish eccentricity. Makeup is now viewed as an alternative form of accessories, as an extension of fashion more than a beautifying tool. These supremely confident statements project an attitude of beautiful contemporaneity - they are as simple as they are empathetically bold; jolts of kaleidoscopic colour in unexpected proportions worn against a simply prepared skin are singular, uncomplicated, free of pretence... and, importantly, playful and fun. "This isn't makeup that takes itself too seriously," explains Terry Barber. "It searches for an experimental, youthful and dynamic spirit that brings a beautiful and unexpected ornamentation to the face," agrees Lyne Desnoyers. "There is a real vibrancy to these looks... they're energetic." The sub-theme of the ALL theme we are sharing here today are Hot Cherry and Crayon.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
More often than not, we are entangled by our immediate work at hand, we push ourselves on and on, without realising that we actually need a breather between the heaps of work, piled up over time. That was how we felt, over these couple of weeks, for our little space here. Time seems to be slipping away, ever so easily, almost like playing tricks on us. Overwhelmed we were, but as we pulled back a little and took a closer look, there were pockets of little delights that put a smile on our face.
For instance, over time, we made friends through our beloved social platform, instagram here. We found new friendships in places that we least expected, and finally meet these lovely women, in person, over time. Our connections with blogger friends from afar, give us that inspiration we much needed to keep our passion for writing and visuals alive, like the fuel to our soul, it uplifts and renews our interest, time and time again.
Finding and meeting creative people, from their respective fields, who are willing to share with us, very much openly, what pushes them ahead, to do what they do, everyday are some of the most fulfilling feeling we get, out of our blogging work here. Perhaps we all need to celebrate the ordinary, celebrate those small little moments that come our way, celebrate the simple things, in order for us to have a better perspective of our hectic life these days, one that we may be easily absorbed into and drown ourselves with.
Let's celebrate the beauty in life and enjoy such moments. We are very certain, you would be able to find yours, if you slow down and take a little peek. These little lovely macarons, specially written heart-felt message and thank you card, are some of those things that remind us to keep searching for that little beauty and happiness. Innisfree No-Sebum celebrates its 10th year anniversary since its introduction in 2007 this month! So, head over to an Innisfree store near you to find your limited-edition happy-version, while stocks last, lovelies. About Innisfree here.
Have a luminously happy weekend!
Friday, June 24, 2016
|Visuals above courtesy of Bobbi Brown Malaysia|
|Visuals above courtesy of Bobbi Brown Malaysia|
Bobbi Brown always manages to make women look great in summer, and this year, we believe the tradition continues with her Beach Nudes Collection. For us here in this part of the world, it feels like summer all year round, as we have sunny weathers punctuate with occasional rain. Looking sexy, relaxed and bronzy have never been easier with the new shades or gorgeous-looking shimmery eye palette, lovely lip colours and bronzing powders. Before summer arrived, not too long ago, Bobbi also find new ways to redefine our eyebrows and eyes with her Long-Wear Eye Collection. So, let us have some fun in the sun, shall we, and see how some of these makeup items we received fare?
We don't have the Sunkissed Eye Palette (MYR186) but what we do have instead from the Beach Nudes Collection are the Sheer Lip Color and a mini travel size Instant Detox Mask (previously reviewed here and some sneak peeks of that beautiful eye palettes spotted during our breakfast with the brand previously).
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
|Visuals above courtesy of SK Jewellery|
Are you the light of my life? Do you sparkle with delight when you see me smile, from a distance away, across the room, watching you stealing glances at me? Do you light up instantly when you listen to my endless jokes, even if they may sound so terribly silly? Do you shine in brilliance when you know that I am in complete happiness, or perhaps do you just reflect the blissfulness I feel, illuminate back to me, from the pupils of your eyes, the window to your soul, ever so subtly, but surely? These would probably be how one would experience and feel, when you have met, and found your perfect match, in life, a hopeless feeling that you can't deny, but only to surrender to its allure.
|Visual courtesy of SK Jewellery|
To us, it felt almost just like that, that very lovely afternoon, in the cosy ambience of The Private Room of The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. We felt, we have arrived there to witness a perfect match, came together. Yes, it is the exclusive partnership between a leading premiere jewellery brand, originated from Singapore, SK Jewellery with ALLOVE Diamond.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Diorsnow is an Asian Exclusive series from Dior, we believe and when we were first presented with this Diorsnow Bloom Perfect series (together with the Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Cushion here), this one called Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Brightening Perfect Skin Creator was an interesting one. We were told it is a skincare and makeup primer and it is listed under the skincare category, after much research. So, we shall take a look at this new one from Dior as a makeup primer then, shall we?
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Bonjour! We first noticed Énergie De Vie this new range from the beautiful French brand, Lancôme was, yes, you guessed it right, over at Instagram (since we spent quite an amount of time there), and it instantly caught our eyes - that refreshing one-of-a-kind type of green, almost bursting with some sort of energy, as if it will spill over, right out of our mobile screen *_^ Not too long after, the universe answered our call. An invitation came from the Lancôme Malaysia team, requesting our presence at their media launch (we secretly danced a happy dance that day! haha). So, there we were, at the beautiful Greyhound Cafe, which had been turned into a lush green garden that very afternoon, and we knew, somehow, it would be an interesting day.
Instantly, we had a crush on Lily Colins, her campaign ad for the range is amazingly beautiful, to us. We could not get our eyes off her here. The team quickly took us for a quick round tour, we have the product range corner, the music corner, the photo booth corner, a Lily Colin's look-alike-pose contest, as well as a green DIY corner, which would be revealed much later, we were told.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
[Review] Bidding Farewell To Spring With NARS SEXY Nude Shades | NARS Eyeshadow Duo, Dual-Intensity Single & Lip Gloss
Time flies when you are having fun, right? That was what happened to us here, well, in some ways, and spring is almost coming to an end, to be replaced and welcomed by the hot summer. (though it feels almost summer all-year-round here from where we are) We are bidding farewell to spring with lovely shades of nudes from NARS Cosmetics today. If you have not already noticed, we love nude shades for makeup, perhaps in some ways, we play it safe quite a bit, and feel most comfortable in them. Nonetheless, you may have caught a glimpse of some other more dramatic pastel icy mint or electric blue hues from NARS Spring 2016 Nouvelle Vogue Collection.
Monday, June 13, 2016
As a champion of natural and green living (from beauty products to green eating), Korean beauty brand from Jeju Island, Innisfree initiated their very first Eco-Handkerchief Campaign in 2010, to celebrate the brand's 10th anniversary and it has been a driving force annually, in conjunction with World Environment Day, to urge consumers like us, to make an effort to use more handkerchief, instead of facial tissues or paper napkins, which we are so accustomed to these days, in order to cultivate a more sustainable living and help make the earth a better place to live in.
Such a small effort like switching over to "use a hankie" to "save the earth" may deem very small, but collectively, it can make a impact in a huge way. On top of that, there are also limited edition Green Tea Seed Serum, Green Tea Seed Cream, Long Wear Cushion and Water Glow Cushion specially designed along this year's theme to commemorate this campaign. Pssst, they come in jumbo sized for you to enjoy its marine life art work! So, let's dive straight into it, shall we?
Friday, June 10, 2016
Intensely rich, yet softly alluring, it captured our attention during our media preview previously, and it came back with us, for an extended stay and explorations thereafter. Perhaps it was its ability to send us to a faraway land of Japan, steeped within the steps of the temples, engrossed in the quiet but highly ritualised of a Kohdo ceremony, the Japanese art of incense appreciation, due to one of its rich ingredients - the rare Kyara wood. Other base notes include Leather, Sandalwood and Patchouli. Maybe it could be the more floral accents of its middle notes from an enriched Amber, Black Orchid, Water Lily, Jasmine and rose, illuminated by the clean sensuality of top notes from Black Cardamom, Ginger, Pink Pepper?
For us, it is one that is warm, spicy, deeply sensual, yet calming and relaxing. Yes, we are sharing a little of our experience wearing this special one by Jo Malone London Cologne Intense Dark Amber & Ginger Lily today.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
M.A.C Cosmetics | Lightful C Marine-Bright Foundation, Modern Twist Kajal Liner & Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Creamsheen Lipstick
Time flew by so quickly and we have yet to share with you some of the little lovely makeup items we have been using of late from M.A.C Cosmetics. So here we are, a quick round up of them here today. If you had bumped into our blog some time back, you would have noticed that how much we have enjoyed the M.A.C Lightful C skincare range here. It is basically a skincare range that contains Marine-Bright Formula and Super-Duo Charged Water, for hydration and brightening effect. Anything with extra hydration sounds lovely to our ears, most definitely! Now, this skincare range have been extended and incorporated into the Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula makeup range as well.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Life has brought us this far, not knowing everything in the world, completely to its core, but we do know a little more of ourselves each day, for we feel time is ticking away, ever so softly like writings on the wall, fading away with the erasing of each strokes of life, the changing of seasons, the arrival of the inevitable in life, as if trying so eagerly to prove that we are only so minute, like a speck of dust, insignificant in some ways, yet meaningful in so many ways.
We believe, we need to find our quiet moments, our happy place in life, no matter how small the crack may be, each passing day. We should not allow the walls of pressure come crashing upon us. Insanity breeds creativity yet hampers the pursue of pure happiness. Some our life line of happiness...
keep things simple
fall in love with the little details
love what we do, every single day
little pockets of inspirations
give time to learn, unlearn and understand
more ... or ... perhaps less
As this world grows more hectic, chaotic and busy, happy moments, for us, need to be accumulated, and treasured, almost as rare as capturing fire flies in the dark and keep them safe in a glass bottle, but only for that brief moment, for we will need to release them back, to the wilderness, to let them fly away, and let their light shine bright, as beauty in life are meant to be shared, never owned.
What are your secrets to those little moments of happiness in your life? Do you have them?
All visuals via LUMI's Pinterest here. Have a luminously happy day, lovelies.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Those Pampering Rosy Moments With Melvita Nectar De Roses | Body Veil, Shower Gel & Balm For Lip and Dry Areas
What epitomises beauty and women in the world of beauty? Flowers most definitely and one that truly would be able to capture a woman's heart is none other than the rose. Though we have confessed previously we are not a down to the core rose lover like most others would be, we still love to indulge in that little flowery pampering moments ever so often, and most likely than not, it would be one from the famous organic French beauty brand, Melvita. We would love to re-introduce you to the lovely complete organic wild roses scented range, Nectar de 3 Roses and handpicked a few of our favourites here to highlight. The 3 wild roses are Rosa Mosqueta from South of Chile, Rosa Canina from Vercos and Rosa Gallica from Regions of Drome. To know more about the details of the range, you would find it here via our previous blog post.