Guerlain Abeille Royale, Art of Skin Deep for Nourishing and Radiant Glow

I spent my weekend with Guerlain to find more surprises from them and it was a get together for a few of their consumers. From this get together, I learned about Guerlain Abeille Royale skin care range as well as Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera.

Guerlain Jose Luis and Adrian

For this occasion, Guerlain had flew in their International Makeup Artist, Jose Luis Yuve who it’s his first time in Malaysia and our Malaysia Guerlain Trainer, Adrian Sin. Jose Luis Yuve was borned in Uruguay, who studied sculpture and his shifted his passion over to makeup in his earlier years. The session begun by Adrian Sin whereby to showcase Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare range.

Before I go into the skincare, let’s have a brief idea about Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare from the video above. During this session, we are encourage to experience the difference and benefit of the skincare. I was skeptical as I have just recovered from laser treatment that was done a week before.

Guerlain Abeille Royale

Image Courtesy of Beauty Almanac

‘Bee products are some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain Research has extracted their active power to create Abeille Royale: a skincare programme with Pure Royal Concentrate that stimulates the key mechanisms in the healing process within the skin* to continuously help to repair wrinkles and loss of tissue firmness (*In vitro test).’

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this toner prepares the skin to optimise the wrinkle-correcting and firming action of Abeille Royale skincare. The skin seems stimulated from within: reshaped and smoothed, it glows with youthfulness. Its fresh and creamy texture delivers plumping softness to the skin.

According to Instrumental tests: wrinkles and fine lines smoothed from the very first month.
Women are convinced*:
- For 94% of them, the toner leaves the skin softer
- For 91% of them, the toner leaves the skin suppler

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, results after 1 month’s twice-daily use’

A very light and refreshing toner that helps to balance skin moisture. Of course, there is a hint of honey scent to it and this is to apply over cleansed skin with facial cotton. For an extra boost, this toner can be applied on it’s own by warming it in between palms and pat it over the skin.

*tips – always warm the product for it to melt for better absorbency and effectiveness.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Eye Care

Guerlain Abeille Royale Up-Lifting Eye Care

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this eye care helps to repair visible signs of ageing and fatigue in the eye area. It smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, and lifts and firms the eye contour. Combatting puffiness and dark circles, it illuminates areas of shadow. The eyes appear visibly younger, as if lifted.

Lifting effect: 91%*
- On the upper eyelid: anti-slackening action: 88%*
- On the eye contour: firmed contour: 84%, smoothed contour: 88%*
- On the lower eyelid: dark circles fade away: 75%, decongesting effect: 84%, more rested eyes: 88%*

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, 1 month after twice-daily application’

This eye cream can also be applied over the makeup for quick fatigue relief. Even with eye cream, we do need to warm up the product in between fingers before applying them. To use this eye cream, Adrian recommend to gently pat the product in from outer corner of the eyes towards inside then over the eye lid. Repeat the steps until the eye cream is fully absorbed into your skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

‘Born from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, the cooling treatment oil, a concentrated elixir of specific honeys, instantly promotes firmness when massaged into the skin. The skin is invigorated, toned and perfectly sculpted.’

There is a misconception over oil based products. Though I have oily skin, there are times I love face oil treatment like this as they are nourishing and provide so much more nutrition for the skin to glow and increases skin radiance. This oil has a sweet scent of honey and the texture is light and runny. To apply this, Adrian shared a specific application to enjoy the benefit of this oil.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil Massage

  1. With both palms, warm the product and place your palm over the face. Gently cover your skin with the oil.
  2. Place your fist over your cheek and move it upwards with firm circular motion. This motion helps to stimulate the muscles to improve skin firmness.
  3. Using the bottom of the palm, start from the chin and work your way towards the ear. Then at the sides of the nose towards the ear. This motion helps to tighten skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

‘Bees produce some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain has extracted the exceptional repairing* power of bee products to create this gel-textured honey mask which leaves the skin plumped up and exceptionally smooth right from the first application. Skin recovers its density and appears more nourished after each application.
*In vitro tests on ingredients

Instantly bluffing results:

The skin is moisturized*: 6h, +24%
The skin is smooth**: -15% of wrinkles
* Measure of the instantly moisturizing
** Measure of the instantly smooth effect

Women note extraordinary results on their skin’s quality just after the first use and after 1 month ***:’

We were told to apply a thick layer of this mask, my skin would be more than just happy as they are in recovery stage and thirst for more moisture. I applied this mask twice and my skin absorbed them so quickly as though I did not apply anything over my skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or oily at all. Some may experience tingling sensation as the product is working it’s way deep into your skin. I like this mask very much especially when it has been kind to my sensitive skin and no oily residue.

Isn’t this something new to learn from just Guerlain skin care? I will continue on Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera in my next post as there is much more to learn from Jose Luis. He is informative, charming, funny and approachable. Remember to check over my next post!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

New Beauty Trend by CLIO Salon De Cara, Korea First Salon Brush Mascara Launched in Malaysia

One of Korea’s most innovative and top cosmetic brand, CLIO has officially introduced their new mascara invention incorporated with salon technology and formula, Salon de Cara – Korea’s first Salon Brush Mascara. This mascara has been launched in Korea, China, Vietnam, US and now in Malaysia just last week.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch

The launch took place at Watsons Store in Pavilion, started with three models coming through from the above escalator parading Salon de Cara.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Models

In Korea, CLIO received overwhelming response and was endorsed by Sandara Park from 2NE1. Salon de Cara comes in three different types hence three models showcasing them.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Ribbon Cutting

The launch was poised by Ms Jace Tan, Director of Asian Beauty Corner Sdn Bhd, Mr Kulvinder Birring, Managing Director of Watson’s Personal Care Store, Ms Caryn Loh, General Manager Trading Watson’s Personal Care Stores and Mr Andy Ho, Director of Andy Ho Haute Coiffure.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Hair Demo

A demo was performed  by Ken, Senior Hair Stylist from Andy Ho Haute Coiffure in conjunction to the ‘salon’ concept from Salon de Cara during the launch.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch 2NE1 Sandara Park
Salon de Cara will be providing an ease for our makeup junkies with volumising, ultra-curl and long lash effect to set natural looking eye lashes. Salon de Cara uniqueness includes,

  • First salon style brush mascara in Korea adopting salon technology
  • Salon oriented formula volume effect
  • Waterproof coating that will easily wash off without irritation
  • Salon ingredients using ceramide and Argan Oil, which provides strong moisturizing treatment to prevent eye lashes from being damaged.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Mascaras

Salon de Cara comes with three different types and you can simply identify them from it’s neon tube colors.

Roll Brush Cara (Curling x Volume)

With ultra-fine roll and network of resilient curl of imposed from hair perm setting. Roll Brush Cara gives you the gorgeous volume of “C” curl, perfect long lasting effect and smudge-free.

Hair Roll Cara (Volume x Volume)

With a 15mm cylindrical roller brush, just like hair rollers. Hair Roll Cara gives you the complete volumise eyelashes and oriented light volume formula from Ballon Hallow Powder.

Finger Brush Cara (Long Lash x Volume)

Feel of the professional artist finger of 228 finger brushes, sticky wax in the 5mm cellulose fiber helps maximize your lash volume. Finger Brush Cara gives you the neat, dramatic long and stunning eyelashes effect.

Salon de Cara is now available in Watsons Store nationwide retailing at MYR65.90 each. For the latest fuzz buzz over CLIO, give them a like over their Facebook below.


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

My Burberry Taking It’s Lead From It’s Iconic Trench Coat, A New Fragrance for Women

Don’t you just like the scent of the rain or dew in the garden, it brings out the liveliness and freshness of the grass and flowers. This scent is made possible with a tinge of sweetness to bring lovable memories along the way. It’s My Burberry, a new women fragrance that has just recently made their launch and currently made their way in Concourse Suria KLCC.

My Burberry Launch

Discover the new exclusive fragrance from Burberry at Suria KLCC from 9 – 15 October 2014 to showcase My Burberry alongside with Nude Glow Makeup Collection to coincide with the fragrance.

My Burberry Launch 2

Cara Delevinge and Kate Moss will be the face of My Burberry as they portrays individualism, optimism and distinctive characters as recapitulated in My Burberry and the fragrance recognizes no age constraint. The bottle and fragrance brings every elements of Burberry into one.

My Burberry

My Burberry was created by Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Bailey in collaboration with perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.Francis is renowned in the world of perfumery having worked in the industry for over 20 years. My Burberry was to be a timeless yet contemporary fragrance representing the legacy of the Burberry brand. The partnership with Burberry was a natural choice for both Francis and the brand.’

My Burberry fragrance carries the scent of London garden after the rain bringing the grand floral fragrance of confidence, elegance yet discreet in typical British way. My Burberry is a bright grand floral fragrance that maintains its fresh floral scent through to the dry down.

Top Notes
Sweet pea and bergamot oil
The oil is sourced from Calabria in Italy and extracted
from the fresh rind by cold expression

Heart notes
Golden quince and freesia with a dash of geranium oil
The oil is sourced from Morocco and Egypt, extracted
from the plant by steam distillation

Base notes
Rose absolute and patchouli oil
The oil is sourced from Malaysia and Indonesia
and obtained by steam distillation

The bottle reflects on the same design principles and craftsmanship as the Burberry trench coat, fusing British innovation and heritage with a timeless modernity. Simple yet bold, made of smooth, tactile glass, the design is shaped to echo the folds and soft pleats of the Burberry trench coat.

The bold horn-finish cap reflects the distinctive hand-stitched buttons of the trench coat. Like natural horn, the material has colour variations, making each cap unique and each bottle a one-off.

Around the neck of the bottle is a hand-tied gabardine ribbon knot, the fabric at the heart of the trench coat. Invented by Thomas Burberry in 1879, the waterproof fabric revolutionised rainwear and continues to be woven in Yorkshire, England from superfine cotton.

The shape of the inner glass bottle has been molded to mirror from iconic trench coat pocket shape. Presented in a trench-coloured box. The interior is lined in gold and embossed with the iconic Burberry check design, a badge of origin for the brand since the 1920s.

The My Burberry juice is reminiscent of the signature honey shade, one of the three colours used in the brand’s Heritage Trench Coat collection and synonymous with the trench coats worn by Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne in the My Burberry campaign.

SPECIALS* Personalized Monogram on My Burberry

Exclusively for the launch at Suria KLCC, you are able to get your bottle of My Burberry (90ml) monogram with your choice of 3 alphabets initials as you will be shared to discover the exclusivity of the fragrance and bottle designation of My Burberry on their iPad station.

The Makeup Look: Nude Glow

Nude Glow is an effortless look created to celebrate the launch of My Burberry. Designed for all skin tones, it is inspired by the iconic trench coat. Individual beauty is personalized with luminous, subtle hues from the Burberry palette. Skin glows with health, cheeks are softly warmed, eyes are defined with trench shades that can be intensified for evening. Lips are nude in a choice of finishes, nails feature a timeless Nude Beige.

I came to the event with light BB cream with brows done, eyeliner and mascara. Given with warm welcome, I was ushered to get a makeover to experience the Nude Glow Makeup Collection.

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance No.01

Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance No.01

A base that brings out skin radiance and treats the skin with hydration. The fluid base can be seen pearlescent but once blended it gives a very decent glow to the skin.

Burberry Light Glow in Earthy Blush No.07

Light Glow in Earthy Blush No.07

A blush with earthy brown shade that can be applied lightly as blusher or apply at the hollows of the cheek for subtle contour.

Burberry Complete Eye Palette Mocha No.02

Complete Eye Palette Mocha No.02

The palette comes with four shades combining dark brown, mauve, gold taupe and gold copper. I apologise for forgetting to snap a photo of the palette, basically the eye shadow placements in diagonal imprint with Burberry iconic checkered design.

Burberry Effortless Mascara in Midnight Brown No.02

Effortless Mascara in Midnight Brown No.02

This versatile mascara contains marine plant glycogen that accelerates fibre growth and strengthens the lashes, whilst providing effortless definition. A protective film forms on the surface of the lash and shields against humidity, rain and heat.

Burberry Lip Cover in Nude Rose No.25

Lip Cover in Nude Rose No.25

The lightweight combination of nourishing oils and gel dispersed pigment ensures intense moisture and long lasting colour. Burberry Lip Cover contains anti-aging ceramides for fuller lip definition

Nude Beige No.100

Formulated with patent-pending technology, Burberry Nail Polish has a protective and long-lasting high-gloss finish with accelerated drying and hardening times. The formula contains strengthening and moisturising elements, including antioxidant pro-vitamin B5 and myrrh extract, to help protect and care for nails and prevent breakages. Effortless application is guaranteed with a high-precision rounded-end brush design.

Burberry Nail polish in Nude Beige No.100

I managed to get the express manicure and I loved the shade so much. Indeed it is nude, so subtle just like the color of the trench coat and I have opted with Dark Bottle Green on my ring finger. This is the second day I have the nail polish and it has chipped but that is because of the things I do.

Burberry Nude Glow Makeup Collection Look

Here is the finished look from the Nude Glow Makeup Collection. I chose another lip color which Pink Appricot and I’m already in love with the eye shadow shades that they look so classy and sophisticated without being overly done.

My Burberry will be available at Concourse Suria KLCC from 9 – 15 October, Sephora and exclusively in Isetan KLCC. My Burberry comes in 3 sizes and prices are as follows;

  • My Burberry EDP 90ml – MYR 465
  • My Burberry EDP 50ml – MYR315
  • My Burberry EDP 30ml – MYR205

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Experience Berjaya Times Square Nerve Wrecking Unlock in 60 Seconds!

Berjaya Times Square made it again to the Malaysia Book of Records to first build a vault in a shopping mall with the title ‘The First Gamer’s Vault’. Unleash the inner secret agent in you and unlock the vault! Feel the thrill and suspense while stand a chance to win cash prize that snowballs daily until it is retrieved.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds

Located at the Ground Floor Central (in front of main entrance)  The vault was build to replicate some of the most sophiscated and modern bank vaults in the world. It is build in with timer that counts at 60 seconds, as well as LED panel which displays the total prize to be won of the day.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds 2

In conjunction of 1 Malaysia Mega Sale Carnical 2014, Berjaya Times Square once again rewarding their loyal customers with such thrilling experience when they spend MYR200 in no more than 2 receipts of the ame day to redeem an entry for 60 seconds in the vault. Begin with the cash prize of MYR200 where it snowballs every day till it is retrived and once the prize money is won, the cash prize will then reset to MYR200 for the next day and shoppers who qualify for the redemption of the same day will receive mystery gift as a token of appreciation. Don’t believe that this could be thrilling? Let me share with you my experience!

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Brief

Upon entering before the door of the vault, I was given a short brief of how the challenge work and what will happen. There are 6 boxes by both sides of the glass wall which filled with colorful keys. Only a few of the key will be able to unlock the vault.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Brief 2

After grabbing the keys, unlock the vault by the door and once unlock, I should also make a full turn on the dial. There is a timer which displays at the corner.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Challenge

Once you are ready to challenge, the timer begins and other shoppers on the outside will be able to witness your participation to the challenge. The music in the chamber was loud and full of suspense.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Challenge 1

I took my first chance over the box on my left since I have saw many tried over the right boxes. What I did was to just nabbed all the keys inside and head towards the door. Yes, that’s the BF taking my photo and accidentally knocked him when I hurriedly took the keys. Sorry!

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Challenge 2

At the very first, I was keeping the keys that I have tried in my hands. Later on, I was told that I could just throw the keys on the floor. The keys of two boxes on my left didn’t help and finally, made my way to the box on my right at my very last 10 seconds. The background music is just loud and makes it so nerve wrecking. I was shaking my head because I have tried more than 10 keys and none could unlock it.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Challenge 3

It was so close and I managed to unlock the vault at the very last second. I thought I wouldn’t be able to make it but luck had sided me to make it happen and the very last key was the one.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Challenge 4

The door of the vault opens and behind it where it sits a huge stack of specimen cash awaits.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Challenge Win

Yes, I WON MYR200! Finally, I could take a breather from the suspense and I was drained with sweat.

Berjaya Times Square Unlock in 60 seconds Challenge Prize

Shoppers who won the prize will be provided with cheque and here is mine!

Berjaya Rasa Utara

As I was invited as a media, we were then treated with lunch at Rasa Utara, a northen Malaysian cuisine that is frequented by our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir. The brand has underwent a thorough revamp in 2011 to keep it up-to-date.

Berjaya Rasa Utara 2

Here was the heart warming food that I get to taste. Clockwise,  Daging Rendang Utara, Sayur Campur, Ayam Kari Kapitan, Ayam Goreng Cili Lagenda and Kari Ikan Rasa Utara. My favorite is the Daging Rendang Utara because it doesn’t just taste like the ordinary beef rendang but it has an additional spice that enhance and makes the beef much more flavorful. My other favorite would be Ayam Kari Kapitan as it wasn’t as milky but maintains it’s flavor although gravy isn’t thick. It is delicious and I was fed well!

Unlock in 60 seconds campaign will be available from May 26 till September 21, 2014. This will be an unforgettable experience for Berjaya Times Square shoppers as it brings great excitement and interactions. Trust me, though this is nerve wrecking but it was fun. Don’t miss out your chance! Like Berjaya Times Square Facebook below for the latest news and events!


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh