Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Revealing The Charming Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia That Whisk Us Off To Romantism

I taste the forever juicy succulent red berries and pear in my mouth, only to savour their natural flavour of freshness that ignites my love for the nature, I carry the breath of the soul that binds my heart with that petals of gorgeous white gardenia and frangipani flowers only to reaffirms me that I am a flower girl who is hopelessly in love with the whispers of romanticism flower brings. I finally feel the depth of patchouli and brown sugar that linger over my body that dances with joy and a sense of love whenever I layer you. 

I meet you in a place where I could just be who I am, or who I could possibly be - the charmingly romantic one who refuses to think that eternal optimism is not possible in life, for magic does happen when you believe in it enough, no?

This limited edition Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia (here for more) is most definitely aptly named. Gorgeously feminine and sensual with a tinge of fruitiness and playfulness, it surprises us with her ability to tease and warm us up gradually with a mix of delectable aroma as exciting as taking the first bite of our favourite dish. All our senses come alive and a soft wave of craziness envelops our mind, almost like taking a stroll through the gardens of ethereal flowers or lying in a bed of flowers, feeling all intoxicated. 

A charming one indeed. We love this more than we had expected, truthfully. A huge thanks to Gucci Malaysia for the love and that unforgettable experience each time we put this on. Explore the world of Gucci here and the Gucci fragrances here. So, do you have a favourite Gucci perfume, we wonder?

Till our next fragrance adventure, have a lovely and luminous rest of the week, lovelies! Stay happy, always *_^ Meanwhile, enjoy this little song here and dream away with the favourite scent of your choice, no matter which one it may be. 

With love, 
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ready For The Music Run? 6 Tips To Get Ready For Your Very First 10k

If you haven't already heard, The Music Run™ by AIA Vitality is returning to Kuala Lumpur for its 4th edition this November 4th! This time with major upgrades for Music Runners. We are so excited about this as this would be our first time doing the 10km run. The annual run is kicking things up a notch with the addition of a new timed 10k track for runners who want to take their fitness game to new heights. Whether you are walking a gentle 5k (which we did earlier this year at the Score Run here), running the 5k or training for the 10k, preparation is the key to crossing the finish line this November 4th. Here are some tips to share with you if you are new to running, or just want to reach your full potential at the KL Sports City for The Music Run™ by AIA Vitality! More on the run here.

It was such a co-incident that we were approached to join in the fun and we totally love music, hence we immediately said yes to the run. We have been keeping an active lifestyle one year ago around this time when we started picking up walking on a daily basis and we have been doing that since then. Keep moving helps us to maintain a fitter body and a more alert mind, most definitely and we have seen and experienced the benefits of it. 

Pre-run Preparation
Get ready
Always pack and get ready before any race. You don't want to take too much and be laden down but you want to be prepared for all eventualities. Pack light is the key! The essentials may look like this: clothing for change, trainers, towel, water, snacks, plasters, muscle supports if needed, money, phone, holder for valuables and any medication you see fit.

Visual via

A Good Night Sleep
Pre-run nerves are normal, especially if you are a first timer. The 5k and 10k runs are all about having fun and taking part. So just relax and enjoy a good night's sleep before the run the next day. We know we will, most definitely (you should know by now how much we love our beauty sleep *_^)

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Travel | Ibis Melaka, The Irresistible Charm Of The Colour Red Part 1

Visual courtesy of Ibis Melaka

Nestled within walking distance to Melaka busy Jonker Street (15 minutes approximately), places of tourist attraction like Christ Church Melaka (400m), Dutch Square, Princess Hang Li Poh's Well (400m), A Famosa Fort, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, this 3-star hotel which is centrally located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site is set to charm you with its unique little details in its warm decor, super friendly staff, the most comfortable and relaxing "sweet bed" in your hotel room and so much more. Yes, we are talking about our recent stay at the lovely IBIS MELAKA HOTEL (here for more), a part of the already famous and established Accor Hotels brand worldwide. In fact, the name Ibis itself carries much weight for delivering ultimate comfort at a competitive price - economic for business and leisure. 

There are in fact three variants of hotels under the flagship name IBIS, each being represented by a different sets of coloured logo. Ibis Hotel (red pillow logo) is one that offers ultimate comfort with great ambience - well-being at a great price. Ibis Styles Hotel (in green) provides comfort and designs, all inclusive. Last but not least, Ibis Budget Hotel (blue), essential comfort at a budget price. Discover more here. Over 2000 Ibis hotels around the world, we are absolutely certain one can be sure to find an Ibis hotel that suits one's travel needs, comfort level and budget requirement. In Malaysia, Ibis can be found in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Ipoh, Sandakan. Ibis Melaka is their latest addition to the Ibis family. We were invited by the gracious host previously, so let us share with you now our little experience staying there. 

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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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