Archive for May 21, 2008

Langham & Prada

Posted in holiday with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2008 by LPB

I will be checking into  Langham ( Auckland ) this weekend, and just found out that they are doing a “Passionate about Prada” promotion.


Passionate About Prada
A night of elegance for two at The Langham with a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Room, a 50ml bottle of Prada Parfum to take away and an indulgently late checkout of 1pm from NZ$299 per room.   


Luxury Langham accommodation on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night
Free upgrade to an Executive Room
A 50ml bottle of Prada Parfum (Prada Woman Eau de Parfum or Prada Man Eau de Toilette)
A late checkout of 1pm
Complimentary use of swimming pool and health club facilities including spa pool and sauna


Passionate About Prada (Platinum Package)
Upgrade to a Langham Hotel Club Room for an additional NZ$100 to receive:
Two 50ml bottles of Prada Parfum (Prada Woman Eau de Parfum and Prada Man Eau de Toilette or two of the same)
Continental breakfast for two people in our exclusive Club Lounge
Complimentary butler service
Complimentary pressing of three garments and shoe shine service
Fresh fruit and mineral water delivered directly to your room
Complimentary access to our Club Business Centre
Evening drinks and canapés


* Subject to availability
* Prices valid from 16 May – 30 October 2008


The unlikely primer (2)

Posted in skincare with tags , , , on May 21, 2008 by LPB

Now, triumph over wrinkles without toxins, lasers or injections. Estée Lauder Research boldly advances the fight against wrinkles and age spots with this comprehensive treatment.

Formulated with our exclusive Poly-Collagen Peptides and BioSync™ Activating Complex, this anti-aging phenomenon helps lift away the look of deep wrinkles faster than ever before.

DAY 1: Instantly, the length, depth and number of lines and wrinkles look reduced up to 36%. Skin is brighter, fresher and retextured.

WEEK 1: Deeper wrinkles look leveled. Natural collagen production is amplified. Age spots appear to fade away.

MONTH 1: See a significant reduction in the look of lines and wrinkles. Skin’s clarity is improved, and skintone looks more even.

Perfectionist [CP+] intercepts the cycle of irritation that can increase the depth and length of a wrinkle and helps skin strengthen its vital support elements. It virtually immobilizes lines and wrinkles without affecting your natural facial expressions. Like an invisible liquid bandage, this concentrated, silky serum immediately fills in wrinkles with a flexible elastomer.

Simultaneously, the latest optical technology visibly blurs away the look of wrinkles and color-corrects sallowness, uneven skintone, dark spots and discolorations. Skin surges with a noticeable vitality, clarity and luminous new look.

Developed with the knowledge that skin’s natural surface enzymes may actually break down and “dilute” the power of peptides, Estée Lauder Research has found a way to help prevent this degradation. U.S.-Patent-pending triple enzyme technology rushes our exclusive Poly-Collagen Peptides to even the most prominent wrinkles.

Your skin responds naturally by amplifying and maintaining its collagen levels to help lift away the look of deep wrinkles faster than ever before.

Well, my experience is Perfectionist makes a good primer; Its brightening optical materials gives skin a subtle halo that reflects harsh lightning away from lines & pores. I would not count on it to diminish wrinkles.

Notoriously, this skin smoother causes your liquid foundation to flake & peel off, as if the polymers/silicons in its formulation are repelling your foundation. Your foundation will practically peel off when you apply it directly on skin primed with Perfectionist.

However, if you are using powdery foundation, it is a great canvas for the powder to cling on ( applied by rolling/pressing, not rubbing ).