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, 
Jeann
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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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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

[FACES] The Thinking Hair Creator, Marcus Chin of The Soloist Salon


Fell in love with all things related to hair for more than 10 years now, his love affair has grown even stronger these days with the forming of The Soloist Hair Salon with his other two founding partners, Nicholas Chua and Eewen Yap. Marcus Chin loves cutting and colouring most now, as he feels these two elements go hand-in-hand and they are areas that give him the most satisfaction in terms of creativity. He has found his calling and confidence in the hair industry. He loves cooking and would not mind to invite you for a meal or two some day. We caught up with him recently to get to know more about this talented hairstylist and try to find out what makes him tick and what pushes him in the hairdressing business today. 


Born in 1987 and grew up in Seremban, Marcus has always been a somewhat hyperactive teenager who seemed to give teachers headaches even though he scored wonderfully in his comprehension but just could never get good grades as expected from his teachers. Seen as being relatively naughty, a troublemaker with a mix of street smart, in the eyes of the teachers and peers, he was destined for other things in life besides studying. One thing stood out though, he always loved to style his hair in a particular way and often got the attention of his friends. Naturally, Marcus thought that perhaps his interest would eventually be in hairstyling. 


It was confirmed much later through an incident in school which this young hairstylist-in-the-making was destined to walk down the path that he is now walking - when he had to help cut and fix a friend's hair which was ruined by the teacher's carefree way of cutting due to punishment. Marcus very first hair cut in his life was done in a boys' school toilet back then, as a favour for his friend to "rescue" and "salvage" his bad hair. Even then, he came to realise he still could not find his real purpose in life.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

[Review] Dior Prestige Le Nectar de Teint Foundation & Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder, The One That Stole Our Heart


We have been having quite an affair with Dior for some time now and this time around, we are delighted (though terribly embarrassed by our lateness) to share with you another two of our Dior love - a foundation from the Dior Prestige family and a shimmering powder that we could not say no to (unfortunately, it took us this long to get to it that this limited edition highlighting powder is no longer available, but one can always find her equally enchanting partners within the same family here! No, you are not too late). Yes, we are that Dior gal who adore these little luxury ever so enthusiastically that it feels a tad guilty, but in the most beautiful harmless way *_^ Come with us and dive into the luxurious world of Dior beauty, will you? 

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Monday, May 29, 2017

[Inspiration | Musing] She Is All That She Dreams Of, And More.


Free, drifted, enviable, at times confused, she represents the deepest part of her soul, she hangs onto the final breath of her insanity hoping to infuse herself with that sense of freedom that she longs to keep close to her heart, but never to be forgotten how fragile that could be. 

She is the hero within herself and the stars and the sun and the moon, for only the clouds could gather them all and make a beautiful universe out of them and sprinkle star dusts that leave trails of delight to those who wish to follow her and see where she leads them.



Give her your shoulder of confidence, show her that a whole world of exploration is out there, yet allow her to retreat to her own world of solitude and quietness at the end of each day, so that she could be who she really wants to be, one who loves the lullaby of words and the imaginations they bring. Let her indulge in her musical notes of fantasising. She is, after all, a dreamer at heart.

She embraces what is hard to bear, yet welcomes the unexpected traces of new discoveries and possibilities. She believes that anything is possible, only if you believe hard and deep enough, ever so foolishly. 

Hello June ... in advance

You are all that she dreams of, and more ...

Visuals via LUMI Pinterest here. Her in black and white | Sensual In Bed | Words on Dreams of Hers | Her Writing At The Coffee Table | Delicate Fingers In The Sun | White Cotton Candy Over An Americano | Clouds And Soft Bed

With love, 
Jeann
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Monday, May 15, 2017

[Review] The Exquisite Skincolor de la Mer™ | Beauty Beyond Skincare And A Luxurious Afternoon Rendezvous With La Mer Malaysia


Basking in the afternoon warm sun, being whisked off our feet by the scent of the beautiful white orchid all around and being enthralled by the simple sight of an exquisite array of gorgeous looking beauty products displayed, one could only expect nothing less than stunning beauty and lovely time from then onwards. Yes, it was such an afternoon tea session at the Orchid Conservatory of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, and we were about to be introduced to this luxury skincare and beauty brand, La Mer's latest skincare infused makeup collection - Skincolor de la Mer™. We are excited to share with you our own little experience using the collection here today, though it is super long overdue. Let's come with us, will you? 

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