Reebonz Makes A Perfect Hari Raya with Luxury Accessories at Friendly Prices

Look Perfectly Put Together This Hari Raya with Timeless Luxury Accessories From Reebonz
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While getting ready for special occasions and events can be exciting and fun, it can also be daunting when trying to put that perfect look altogether and make it work. Many of us who will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri and hosting or going to numerous open houses, would have picked out the fabric and colors for each day’s ensemble, or we may have bought off-the-rack, while the rest of us are still searching, and growing increasingly frantic! It can take hours, days and weeks of searching for the right fashion picks that not only fit us nicely but also create our fashion statement and identity.
However, even the most beautifully designed and embellished designer outfit may seem unfinished if not paired with the perfect accessories be they handbags, shoes, wallets or jewellery.

Reebonz (pronounced ‘ribbons’), Asia’s trusted online shopping destination for buying and selling the widest variety of luxury brands has an amazing selection of handbags, shoes, small leather goods and jewellery to complete your look. All items sold through the Reebonz platform, both new and pre-loved are guaranteed authentic, and are often available at significant savings through the many sale events on the site.
Trends For Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Reebonz experts have curated some of the key accessories, colours, shapes and sizes for the festive season and beyond for the stylista in each of us.
The secret to successful Hari Raya accessorising is to choose timeless pieces that can be used after the festivities as well.  As a rule, traditional attire such as baju kurung, baju kebaya, jubah and abaya are best complemented by structured classic shapes, and elegant heeled footwear.
Key colors for Hari Raya include white, yellow and green (ladies, take note of these colors!) as well as classic black and shades of gold for formal dinner events.
Luxury comes in many levels and the Reebonz’ Online Price before further markdowns is always more attractive than the recommended retail price at designer boutiques. For the best value at Reebonz, stalk your favorite items for when they are at their lowest price, which could be during special sale events, at clearance or when it is the last piece available.  
Handbags Trends
Tote bags are functional and ideal for work and weekends. Choosing a structured leather tote with bold hardware can add contrast or subtly complement an outfit. For Hari Raya consider the Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Travel Multifunction Tote in Sun, the upbeat preppy look of the Sophie Hulme Mini Tote Saddle Bag, and Miuccia’s latest saffiano leather collection – Prada Saffiano Cuir Double Bag. 

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Note:
RRP = Recommended Retail Price  (in Boutiques)
RSP = Reebonz Selling Price (Online)  à before further markdown
“as low as” price = Clearance, last piece or crazy promo price – members need to seek these out, they don’t happen everyday! Look out for promo codes, and learn how to use marketing credits!
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Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Medium Multifunctional Tote
RRP: MYR 1429.00
RSP: MYR 1238.00
(as low as MYR 1001.00)
Stash away your shopping loot in this handy, sleek tote by MICHAEL Michael Kors! The ideal bag for both work or play.
Exterior
– Saffiano leather body
– Gold tone hardware
– Double top handles
– Open top
– Designer charm hang tag
– Raised designer lettering
Interior
– Fabric Lining
– 1 zipper compartment, 1 zipper pocket, 1 slip compartment, 4 slip pockets
– Strap with lobster clasp
– Debossed designer label
Color: Sun (Designer Colour)


Sophie Hulme Mini Tote Saddle Bag
RRP: MYR 1490.00
RSP: MYR 1288.00
(as low as MYR 998.00)
Carry this saddle tote by Sophie Hulme for an upbeat preppy look that will carry you through season to season.
Exterior
– Leather body
– Gold tone hardware
– Double top handles, adjustable and detachable shoulder strap
– Open top
– Designer key ring
Interior
– Unlined
– 1 slip pocket
– Debossed designer lettering
Color: Green
Clutches 
Clutches convey the elegance and sophistication of the wearer through their sleek, compact styling, either as handhelds or convertible to a shoulder bag with a strap. Flashback to the old school glamour of 60’s movie star Saloma and the many clutches that she used to accessorise her baju kebaya, for inspiration. Among the top pick from Reebonz includes the Christian Dior Medium event Clutch, petite Michael Kors Elsie Dome Clutch which is suitable for all Raya functions, and classic Saint Laurent Monogramme Clutch. 
Christian Dior Medium Evening Clutch
RRP: MYR 2510.00
RSP: MYR 2058.00
As low as MYR 1506.00
Lend a glamorous edge to the simplest of looks with a Christian Dior clutch. Wear this style to highlight a classic LBD or to give an opulent edge to elegant cocktail attire.
Exterior
– Cannage stitched nubuck calfskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Detachable chain shoulder strap
– Magnetic snap tab closure
– Designer charm hang tags
Interior
– Fabric lining
– 1 slip pocket
– Debossed designer label
Color: Metallic Beige
Timelessness can also come in classic statement pieces that will have other guests oohing and aahing at your taste and refinement. Consider a Christian Dior Lady Dior Medium Bag, a Fendi Shopping 2Jours Petite Tote in buttery yellow or even a vintage pre-owned Chanel Classic Double Flap bag in black.

FendiShopping 2Jours Petite Tote
RRP: MYR 6300.00
RSP: MYR 5188.00
(as low as MYR 4095.00)
Indulge in understated luxury that speaks volumes of flair and poise, such as the Fendi 2Jours.
Exterior
– Calfskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Double top handles, adjustable shoulder strap
– Snap tab closure
– Detachable designer hang tag
– 4 protective metal feet
– Designer lettering
Interior
– Fabric lining
– 1 zipper compartment
– Debossed designer label
Color: Yellow
Trend piece are ideal for edgy women. For example the minimalist M2Malletier La Collectionneuse’s clean lines and unique metal handle identifies its wearer as an individualist. The Céline Nano Luggage is a new classic that has been seen on the arms of the most glamourous women in the world – the charming ‘face’ on the bag shows off your quirky side. The Givenchy Medium Antigona is structured yet sturdy in a rounded shape that will draw the eye of onlookers.

GivenchyMini Antigona
RRP: MYR 7400.00
RSP: MYR 6998.00
Look your most professional in your corporate getup and top off that look with this chic and sturdy Givenchy number.
Exterior
– Goatskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Double top handles, single shoulder strap
– Zip top closure
– Raised designer lettering
Interior
– Fabric lining
– 1 zipper pocket,  2 slip pockets
– Debossed designer label

Color: Yellow
Wallets
The details differentiate the lady from the masses. Reebonz’ picks for being perfectly put together include the Miu Miu Matelassé Wallet On Chain that can double as a petite shoulder bag, the Prada Saffiano Metal Long Flap Wallet and the Gucci Bamboo Tassel Zip Around Wallet. Give and receive duit raya with panache!
Shoes
Shoes maketh the woman, and luxury shoes maketh her even more awesome. For Raya open houses where you will be the host and on your feet the entire day, the Salvatore Ferragamo Vara 1 Pumps combine class and comfort. The Christian Louboutin Pivichic 100 with killer heels combine comfort and style, and elongate your silhouette for edgy elegance as you make an entrance, or be the belle of any ball when you put on the Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in gold. The world will be at your feet.

Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals
RRP: MYR 3453.00
RSP: MYR 3073.00
(as low as MYR 1698.00)
The perfect evening sandal carrying you through this season’s black tie events, one step at a time.
Features
Details: Mirror leather heeled sandal, adjustable ankle strap, leather insole with signature designer logo label, leather soles.
*Euro Sizing
Color: Nude
  
“Reebonz is modelled around the concept of ‘accessible luxury’, bringing to its members a well-curated collection of new and pre-owned luxuries from the best designer brands in the world, authenticity guaranteed with on-time delivery and tracking that gives a new dimension to luxury shopping online. Especially during festive seasons when you want to stand out in how you present yourself, yet are strapped for time to shop, Reebonz is your best destination for luxury,” shared Mr. Tang Siew Wai, Country General Manager of Reebonz Malaysia.
About Reebonz
Reebonz (pronounced as ‘ribbons’) is Asia’s most trusted online brand, and a preferred shopping destination for buying and selling the widest variety of luxury products. Founded in March 2009, Reebonz has rapidly established itself as the one of the most promising and respected e-commerce business in Asia due to the business in taking great pride in its reputation for high quality products, great value and excellent services. It is headquartered in Singapore and has established offices in many parts of Asia including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.
For more information, log on to http://www.reebonz.com.my

Happy New Year! Top Product Picks from 2014

It has been a great year and as I welcome 2015, I’m just happy to acknowledge the wonderful products that I’ve tested in the past 12 months…

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I’ve chosen the top reviews and products that I’ve enjoyed the most from last year, 2014. And if you’re visiting my blog for the first time, I hope you’ll enjoy the article that you’ve landed on 🙂 


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I can’t get enough of NARS and I can’t even choose just 1 eye product from this brand to be my top 
choice. Nars eye paint has become a daily part of my eye makeup. It’s just so versatile; works as a liner; works great for smokey eyes; works as an eyeshadow…perfect for me. 

Nars Dual Eyeshadow is amazing. It can be used with both wet and dry application, giving more edge on how you build eye effect with just 1 or 2 shades. Every time I use any Nars product, I feel like a pro. 


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I just recently reviewed its Eyeshadow Palette in Acid Brights and I’m really impressed, considering that this brand sells very affordable products. The color payoff is superb so if you’re looking for more impact with your color play, this affordable eye makeup brand is highly recommendable. They have a great range of lovely lipsticks, too!


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Who would have thought that I’d explore loose powder? I’ve been using compact powder and liquid foundation for the past X years but this extremely stylish loose powder is irresistible. Powder texture is perfect and does wonders on the face. 

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I had a total of 3 MAC lipsticks this year (I think) but I loved this one the most. Firstly, I adore the matte red finish of the tube, which is a step sexier than the usual MAC tube. And, of course, the lip color itself is simply kick*ss. Wear whenever, wherever; it adds style to your look. This red shade has shimmer effect and looks even better for evening wear!

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This moisturiser restores elasticity of the skin and stimulates collagen production. It has an unusual color but I love how it works on my face and neck. In just 3 days of using this, there’s a significant result on the texture and suppleness of the skin. It’s a great anti-aging cream!


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This is my perfect companion for the year in my fight against photo-aging. I love the sheer finish, which also makes it great on the face, even with makeup. It has a non-sticky texture and works for both body and face. Affordable, too!


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Every time I use this mask, I just keep falling in love with it again. It’s not surprising at all that a lot of celebrities are also captivated by this product. The immediate effect on the skin is amazing, right after a 20-minute treatment with this mask. It’s addictive but, of course, I put a 3-day interval between uses. Oh, can’t wait to use it again in the next 3 days!


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Sun exposure definitely takes a toll on our skin eventually. It’s a never-ending battle against photo-aging but with the right product, our skin will have better defences and cure, too! This Clinique product reduced my spots effectively, used together with the brightening cream. 


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My husband gave this as a Christmas present in 2013 and I am so in love with it. The fragrance is of floral notes; I love floral notes! And the bottle design is chic, so beautiful to see in my vanity cabinet. 


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I love attending beauty workshops when I get the chance and among the ones that I’ve attended, this is the best one. The event was done efficiently and beautifully. Venue was great, food served was delicious, workshop was fun and educational, guests were treated highly, products are amazing and the Dior & Women’s Weekly team were just amazing. 


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Luxola has really made beauty shopping convenient and fun. I’ve been frequently exploring new brands to try and I still enjoy the feeling of surprise every time I receive a Luxola parcel. The brands they carry are worth exploring, such as SkinInc, Miriness and affordable makeup tools like Sigma and Zoeva. Promotions make Luxola shopping even more irresistible. Service is fast and efficient, why wouldn’t I shop?


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My hair can get very dry and lifeless so I need hair products that provide damage repair and nourishment. I guess my rebounding sessions have made my hair dry and weak. I love this Watsons Argan Oil hair care range, which is also affordable. 


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This brand is simply unique, creative and beautiful. The headband designs and styles range from classy, fun, elegant, simple, colourful, surprising and more. The way Sereni and Shentel brought head piece concepts to life is catchy and captivating. It even has collection for babies, too! When I first saw photos of its different collections for babies, kids and women, I adored the brand. 


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Charles & Keith has been great on my feet. I love their designs, I love the material and my feet love their shoes. I often get sore feet or some discomfort with other brands but not from C&K. Their shoes are durable, lasts long and stylish. I enjoy wearing wedges and C&K has one of the best collections that change every season. The bags are worth buying, too. 


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I’m a shoe-aholic and I also enjoy shopping shoes for my son. Stride Rite is the best brand I’ve bought for him. The shoes last very long, even the washable ones after regular washing. It’s very comfortable and my son enjoys wearing them. 


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Wine is one of the few addictive things in life that I enjoy and I particularly love Wine Talk when it comes to looking for or buying wines. Wines are easy to find and order online via its website, and the wines will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Simple and easy. 

So these are my top picks from 2014! I am looking forward to more products and services to try this year. 2015, let’s make it even better, more exciting and more fun!


Dior and Women’s Weekly present Makeup Masterclass Workshop

What do I expect from a makeup workshop? Let’s see if this one passed my expectations…

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I’ve always been interested to attend makeup workshops. Although I’ve been wearing makeup since I was 16, starting with simple eyeliner at first, I know that there are new techniques, tips or tricks based on latest makeup trends and technology to learn. So when I discovered that the Malaysian Women’s Weekly and iconic DIOR are hosting a makeup master class, I got excited and I quickly signed up! How often would I get a chance to have this Dior experience?

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Like a lot of ladies who fall in love with French designer brands or all designer brands, I am also mesmerized by Dior products. I don’t have a lot of it, though. My only Dior product at the moment is a Dior Addict lipstick. There’s just something about the luxury of owning a designer item that appeals to us. And I do have respect and desire for Dior skincare products as well…one day, I will have more of those…one day.
Guests were welcomed by an array of delicious, healthy breakfast (you can see what we ate on the latter part of this article). Dior Chief Makeup Artist, Matt Ng, conducted the makeup master class together with his team of makeup artists, in Hilton Kuala Lumpur.  It was a beautiful Saturday morning and all of us ladies were excited to hear what Matt had to share.

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Matt began with a step-by-step guide in preparing the skin for makeup. What some people forget is that the condition of our skin affects how makeup achieves its best. On this portion, we had the chance to try and apply Dior’s luxury skincare products on ourselves, a choice between Capture Totale and Hydra Life. Since I go for anti-aging, I chose Capture Totale while those who preferred hydration used Hydra Life, meant for moisturizing the skin.

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I loved that we were all provided with a Dior mirror each while we conduct our own ‘pampering’ or skincare application. And we also have a handout or booklet to follow Matt’s tips and to write some notes.
 
Here are some of the products I used…
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I really loved the Dream Skin, which is an anti-aging treatment that also works as a skin perfector. It works instantly and over time to make the skin more youthful, to reduce spots and redness, and to minimize pores!
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Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin

One of the disappointments I get with some workshops is the condition of the products to be used directly on the face. I don’t like testing products in a workshop that are obviously ‘old’ or have been used as a tester for a long time. I believe that if a brand really wants consumers to have a good experience with their products, it is a MUST to showcase products in good, fresh condition. But guess what, during this workshop with Dior, the products were mostly NEW, unopened ones, especially for skincare. I’m impressed.
 

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Dior used new products at the workshop

When it comes to applying makeup at a workshop, I’m not really comfortable with sharing makeup tools. Say that I’m fussy or whatever, but I’d rather be safe and hygienic than sorry and infected. A lot of skin diseases can be transferred physically and I also wouldn’t want other people to get anything from me, if I do have something. This is why a daily brush cleanser is important for makeup brushes. But contrary to my bad experience, Dior executed this workshop flawlessly. They provided makeup brushes or disposable tools like cotton buds and spatula for everyone. This is how a workshop should be.
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So we continued with the workshop, going through application techniques for primer, concealer, foundation, skinflash, eye primer, eye shadow, eye liner and mascara. I probably missed something, we had so many exciting products to test. I fell in love with Diorshow Maximizer, the lash-plumping serum.
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Matt also revealed their new IT collection with limited edition colors and, of course, the new Dior Addict Fluid Stick. This new lip item is a hybrid of the best-selling qualities of Dior lip products: lipstick, lip gloss, lip stain and lip balm. You get that pop of color, a touch of gloss, the comfort of lip balm and the long-wear of stain. I’m not a fan of lip gloss because of the sticky feeling but this fluid stick feels great on my lips.

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To complete the look and overall appeal, we also sprayed Dior perfumes, a choice between Dior J’Adore and the new Dior Addict EDP. I chose the latter.
So here’s my look before and after application of Dior skincare and makeup, all by self-application…
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It was truly a beautiful Saturday morning! And I got to bring home a goodie bag with these goodies! That includes a full-size, not deluxe sample or tester, of Dior’s new Fluid Stick.
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Did this workshop pass expectations then? YES, it did, beyond. I congratulate Dior and Malaysian Women’s Weekly for planning and conducting this workshop successfully. To me, this is workshop done right. The brand and products were presented very well and aligned to what an iconic designer label should be. Guests were treated as premium customers with good food and good environment. Products, testers and tools were all in good or new condition. No hard selling, just focused brand presentation and experience. Even the parking fee at Hilton KL was settled by the team for us. And to top it all, for a small workshop fee of RM60 per guest, we received all that plus a goodie bag worth over RM100.

Here are some of the yummy food we enjoyed at Hilton Kuala Lumpur:
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Thanks and congratulations to Dior and Women’s Weekly. Hope we’ll have more of this kind of workshops with you.  

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Dior Addict Fluid Stick enables a flawless application in a single sweep: the high-impact colour and long wear of a classic lipstick, combined with the shine of a gloss, all in a thin film that delivers sensational comfort. Colour and shine come together as one for maximum impact with intense, long-wearing lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss. Dior Addict Fluid Stick does not contain wax, but water for maximum lightness, an immediate fresh effect and addictive comfort…
A pure object of desire: the illusion is maintained until the case is opened and an applicator emerges that is steeped in colour and as precise and easy to use as a lipstick.
16 explosive shades like so many flashes of brilliance. Resolutely Dior, Terribly couture…
Price:
Dior Fluid Stick – RM102
Where to buy:
Departmental stores, selected cosmetic boutiques and Sephora
My Dior Wishlist – what I plan to buy soon:
Diorshow Maximizer Lash-Plumping Serum
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl
Dior Addict EDP
Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin
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Dior Addict Vibrant Color Spectacular Shine

I’m not a collector of different colors of lipsticks like a lot of women, ladies or girls. I’d normally buy one or 2 colors that I like, which often fall within the nude or pink range, and it will probably be my lip color for the entire year. I know, I know. Not very adventurous but I think it’s because I focus more on my eye makeup rather than the lips. 


The Dior Addict lipstick range is such a captivating collection that I was enticed to use the shopping voucher I earned from Sogo on a lip color. Admittedly, the word ‘addict’ caught me and the packaging is simply chic. Come on, who wouldn’t be captivated by these eye candies? 


Dior Addict Lipstick Collection (image by Dior Addict)

The box comes in classy silver and the item itself has silver silver accents with an embossed ‘Dior’ on the outer body. Chic, chic, chic. 




I’m not that daring yet to wear red, red lipstick so I picked something which is a few shades away from deep red. Color code 682, Gibraltar. 


Dior Addict Lipstick in Gibraltar (682)


The top part has the initials ‘CD’ which I find perfect because it’s  same as mine! It’s just like having my own brand of lipstick. 

CD initials on Dior Addict lipstick


I also like the way it stands nicely like it’s a bottle or something else. The square base makes it stable to be placed upright on the vanity table while putting makeup. 


Dior Addict Vibrant Color Spectacular Shine


I’m just loving the texture and effect of this color on my makeup. It also hydrates my lips so I can actually skip my lip balm during the day. Dior Addict has sparked an interest for me to collect different lip shades from now on! It truly is iconic and addicting. 


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Where to buy: Major departmental stores


Price: RM100