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
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. 

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!

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.
– Saffiano leather body
– Gold tone hardware
– Double top handles
– Open top
– Designer charm hang tag
– Raised designer lettering
– 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.
– Leather body
– Gold tone hardware
– Double top handles, adjustable and detachable shoulder strap
– Open top
– Designer key ring
– Unlined
– 1 slip pocket
– Debossed designer lettering
Color: Green
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.
– Cannage stitched nubuck calfskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Detachable chain shoulder strap
– Magnetic snap tab closure
– Designer charm hang tags
– 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.
– 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
– 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.
– Goatskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Double top handles, single shoulder strap
– Zip top closure
– Raised designer lettering
– Fabric lining
– 1 zipper pocket,  2 slip pockets
– Debossed designer label

Color: Yellow
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 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.
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.
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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…


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 🙂 

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. 

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!

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. 

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!

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!

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!

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!

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. 

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. 

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. 

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?

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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!

Givenchy New Prisme Libre Loose Powder Product Review

My first loose powder makeup comes in a beautiful iconic box 

Yes, I’m reviewing my first ever loose powder for the face. When I started using face powder in my early teens, I’ve only been using the compact type. If you fall under the same generation who used those pink or white compacts from J&J, well, hello there! We were born under the same decade, cheers to that!
Now we have hundreds of brands and types of face powder to choose from. But I wasn’t a fan of loose powder. I guess I was hesitant to use one. I have this impression that loose powder can get messy and I’m worried of spills inside my bag. I worry too much, huh? I’m the type of person who prefers to have an organized and clean bag. So, yeah, I’m choosy and careful with what I put inside it.
But when a French designer brand comes up with a new loose powder that is beautifully packaged in an iconic box, can I resist?
Having the Prisme Libre Loose Powder in my hands is such a delight. Just one look at the top cover and you know you have something of luxury, of something beyond cosmetics.

The black top cover has the Givenchy logo, a marriage of 4 G’s reflected and rotated to form a square. It has a faux leather finish with corners in silver lining. The center features the logo set in silver color.
The name Givenchy is engraved on 1 of the black sleek sides of the cover, matching the smooth, sleek finish of the transparent powder jar. It’s good that the powder container itself is transparent, making the four harmony colors of the product visible, and for practicality purposes, I like seeing if my makeup item is about to finish so I can buy a new one.
Givenchy Prisme Libre comes with a white microfiber powder puff with the logo name imprinted in silver on a satin lining. This puff is very soft and smooth to the touch.

A sticker seal that prevents the product from coming out of the screen forming the Givenchy logo protects the powder. You will notice that there are 4 different colors inside, reminiscent of the classic Givenchy Prisme Libre from 2006. In case you didn’t know, Givenchy Prisme Libre has been the only loose powder encapsulated behind a mesh screen that effectively combines 4 shades to create buildable harmonies in nude tones. The new version contains pigments that are more lightweight, more refreshing while softening the complexion to perfection. It has a new sheer and luminous texture, containing pigments treated with atomization technology. The Prisme Libre comes with an exquisite fragrance trail of lilac and white musk.  
So how do you use it?

The cover is removed by twisting the beautiful black cap. Remove the seal by carefully peeling it off.
Gotta love that icon showing the 4 powder shades…

If you are using the white puff that comes with it, simply put the puff on top of the screen logo hole, turn the jar upside down and give it a few shakes. This will dispense the powder nicely on the puff.

If you want to use a brush, just turn the jar upside down on your palm or on your mixing palette.
Let’s see how it looks on my hand first. Here I dabbed the 4 colors on my hand using my fingers…
Then blended it in a circular motion…oh, wow, my hand is now photo-ready! No trace of different colors at all.

Now, let’s see what it does on my face. After applying my daily skincare items then make-up primer and liquid foundation, I applied Prisme Libre using the white puff.

Left: Without Prisme Libre
Right: With Givenchy Prisme Libre
I love how the loose powder feels and looks on my skin! It is actually addicting to keep dabbing it on the face. It feels super light, it mattifies the finish of my makeup and it looks very natural. The powder scent is enchanting, too.
So will I bring this with me where I go? Does it deserve to be in my daily cosmetic bag? YES. It’s perfect for my morning makeup finish and for my midday face retouch at work. Since the powder is carefully dispensed through a screen, I’m quite sure it won’t make a mess in my bag (and I tested it with rigid shaking just to see if there will be some ‘leaks’ but no, there weren’t). The only downside is that it doesn’t come with a mirror so you need to use other available mirrors in your bag or go to the powder room when you want to retouch. But I love this loose powder!

The new Prisme Libre is available in 3 harmonies designed like extracts of radiance and inspired by haute couture fabrics:
Mousseline Pastel – sugar-coated colors which correct and reduce imperfections for a very natural opaline effect
Taffetas Beige – cocktail of beiges, apricot and yellow, which delivers a healthy glow in just 1 stroke of a brush
Voile Rose – sensuality and voluptuousness in a mingling of pinks and mother-of-pearl, which gives the skin a halo of light and radiance
Where to buy?
Givenchy PRISME LIBRE Mat-Finish & Enhanced Radiance Loose Powder is now available at Aeon Mid Valley, KL Sogo, Parkson KLCC, Parkson Pavilion, Sephora KLCC, Sephora NU Sentral and Sephora Starhill, retailing at RM205.
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Givenchy Launches Prisme Libre and Poudre Premiere Loose Powder

Givenchy successfully combines haute couture and cosmetics into magnificent products

Introducing the new Prisme Libre and Poudre Premiere from GIVENCHY

What wonderful news it was when I received an invitation to attend the launch of these new products from Givenchy. Although I normally don’t attend events that fall on a weekday due to work priorities, I took the time off to witness what I would call ‘the renaissance of Givenchy in the beauty line’. We haven’t heard of the brand for quite some time and to top it all, the event was for the launch of a cosmetic item. I knew this had to be something great, and I had to make time for it.
Miss World Malaysia 2010 and TV personality, Nadia Heng, hosted the Givenchy event on 30th April at Image Rom, Sunway Damansara Technology Park. Nadia excitedly unveiled the new revolutionary products from Givenchy.


Nadia Heng unveils Givenchy’s iconic Prisme Libre Radiance Loose Powder



A glimpse of the stylish Givenchy decorations at the venue:


I really appreciate branding pieces like these. As a marketing person, I enjoy seeing  small details that are put together to create ‘the look and feel’ of the brand.  And admit it, this is just very stylish and very ‘Givenchy’.


Even the candle holder has the Givenchy logo!


Lovely pastel balloons floating with Givenchy logo cards and some products, too. 


Notice the genius layout of the square stools?


Some of my fellow guests at the event:



Jess Ying of


Peter Yap, Fashion & Beauty Editor of The Sun

The Poudre Première and the modernized Prisme Libre have reached the shores of Malaysia. How many of you are in love with loose powder? This year, Nicolas Degennes, Makeup and Color Artistic Director at Parfums Givenchy, magically turned ‘loose powder’ into an ultra modern must-have that is essential in achieving a perfected complexion. 


Givenchy Poudre Premiere

Poudre Premiere – An Ode to Simplicity
Ever had a wrong shade of foundation on your face? At one point or another, we have experienced picking, applying or being given the wrong shade for our skin tone. And it’s sometimes too late when we realize it, like when someone or a friend innocently asks what happened to your face or why is your face dark (agh!). But Nicolas Degennes solves this problem with a product that changes lives: the Poudre Premiere, which is a universal, superfine and comfortable powder. It always guarantees an even, matte and naturally radiant complexion, in complete simplicity.
The Poudre Premiere comes in a sleek, utterly glam, rock ‘n’ roll, chic couture, black case. Sexy. What’s not to love with this packaging? The top lid features the Givenchy logo in silver color against black, which is replicated on the powder case itself. Each Poudre Premiere comes with a white microfiber powder puff, which is soft and delicate on the skin. But if preferred, the powder can also be applied with a foundation brush.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder

Prisme Libre  – The Modernised Icon

If you’ve already been a makeup junkie for the past years, you would recognize the Prisme Libre as it is one of Givenchy’s iconic beauty products since 2006. It has been the only loose powder encapsulated behind a mesh screen that effectively combines 4 shades to create buildable harmonies in nude tones.
What makes the new Prisme Libre Loose Powder even better than before? This new version contains pigments that are more lightweight, more refreshing while softening the complexion to perfection. It has a new sheer and luminous texture, containing pigments treated with atomization technology. The Prisme Libre comes with an exquisite fragrance trail of lilac and white musk. Ehem, this will make your face even more tempting and kissable!
The new Prisme Libre is available in 3 harmonies designed like extracts of radiance and inspired by haute couture fabrics. 


Mousseline Pastel – sugar-coated colors which correct and reduce imperfections for a very natural opaline effect
Taffetas Beige – cocktail of beiges, apricot and yellow, which delivers a healthy glow in just 1 stroke of a brush
Voile Rose – sensuality and voluptuousness in a mingling of pinks and mother-of-pearl, which gives the skin a halo of light and radiance
Like Poudre Premiere, Givenchy’s Prisme Libre comes with a white microfiber powder puff but can also be applied using brush.
For the love of art, beauty and photography, I have to feature this Givenchy ad visual (I stared at it for several times and I’m still staring). It is so beautiful and breath-taking.


This features Mariacarla Boscono, Italian model, in her graceful pose against powder burst on her back. This has got to be the one of the most creative and stylish ads I’ve seen in years.

Givenchy’s Poudre Premiere and Prisme Libre are undeniably amazing infusions of haute couture and cosmetics into products. From concept to packaging to presentation to ad visuals, these are truly designer masterpieces at its best. I am excited for more cosmetics to come from Givenchy in Malaysia.
Where to buy?
Givenchy POUDRE PREMIERE and PRISME LIBRE are now available at Aeon Mid Valley, KL Sogo, Parkson KLCC, Parkson Pavilion, Sephora KLCC, Sephora NU Sentral and Sephora Starhill. Each product retails for RM205.
Excited to try? I sure am! I will soon be dabbing Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder on my face. Let’s see how it gives my skin a healthy glow and radiance. Stay tuned for my product review.


A warm thanks once again to Prestige Cosmetics, Givenchy and Touch PR & Events for the invitation to this launch. 

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