About The Blogger

My name is Tammy and I've been blogging for over a decade now. I work full-time in my dream company while juggling love, life, this cute blog and a blogger's community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia
  • Winner of Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia 2011

  • Loccitane Big Little Things



    don't waste your second chance

    During the MCO you've probably decluttered or accumulated many wastes but what can you do with them? In my What To Do During MCO post, I have shared that you could go to recycling centers for your recyclables. For clothes, you could donate or recycle them at H&M's fashion recycling program and in return get a 15% discount card for your next single item purchase.

    If you're a beauty enthusiast, then you might want to check out your local beauty stores for their recycling program. One particular program that I am fond of is L'Occitane's Big Little Things recycling program in partnership with I-CYCLE Malaysia, a local solutions provider of waste separation and recycling.

    This is also the first recycling program for L'Occitane and if I'm not mistaken, it started in Malaysia? If that is correct, I really applaud the team for starting this sustainable initiative to help locals understand the importance of now throwing their plastics away and reducing plastic pollution in the world.

    There is hope for plastics after all and also a reward for those who start!

    L'Occitane's Big Little Things
    *last updated Feb 2023

    So How Does The Program Work?
    1. Find your closest store that accepts the recycling program (not all stores does it) *refer to list at the bottom of this post.
    2. Bring your empties, they must be qualified empties. Please refer to the list of accepted empties in this post. For disqualified empties, it will still be accepted just no stamp would be given.
    3. For every qualified empty, you receive a stamp on your e-reward page online. Once you collected the number of stamps needed to redeem a reward, you'll get the item from the store during or at your next visit.
    * An account will be created for you using your phone number. There you can check your stamp collection and recycling journey as well as the rewards.

    Ok, I'm interested! So what kind of empties are considered qualified? Well, you're in luck because the brand accepts any beauty brands! Accepted Packaging. The friendly store team will filter and check your empties when you bring it in and get your phone number to update your e-reward page where your stamps are shown in the rewards history page. A detailed list is shared here for your easy reference.
    1. Beauty packaging such as makeup remover bottles and pumps, fragrances bottles and pumps, and deodorant sticks.
    2. Skincare packaging such as face care packaging, refill pouches, and dispensers and tubes for shower gels, facial cleansers, and body lotions.
    3. Haircare packaging such as pumps and caps from shampoo and conditioner bottles, hair care dispensers and containers, hair product trigger heads, and refill pouches.

    Tip: For tubes, just cut the end of the tube to clean inside out and let dry. 

    The following accepted list may change by time. Do double check the official website for updates!

    Face Care
    All types of face moisturizers (cream, gel, balm, fluid & etc): 50ml & above
    All types of face cleanser: 125ml and above
    All face scrub: 50ml & above
    All types of face mask (except sheet mask): 50ml & above
    All types of face toners (Emulsion, lotion, softener, tonic, acid toner & etc): 150ml & above
    All types of make-up removers (cleansing oil, cleansing balm, micellar water & etc): 100ml & above
    All types of boosters, treatment, serum, essence or face oil: 30ml & above
    (We accept L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil 15ml)
    All types of face and body sunscreens: 30ml & above
    All types of face mists (face spray & hydrating mist): 50ml & above
    All types of eye care products (cream, gel, balm & etc): 15ml & above
    All types of shaving & after shave products: 75ml & above

    Body Care
    All types of shower & bath products (including baby products): 250ml & above
    All types of shower, shampoo & conditioner refill packs: 500ml & above
    All types of body moisturizers (including baby products): 200ml & above
    Body Oil: 100ml & above
    Body Scrubs: 200ml & above
    Deodorants & antiperspirants: 50ml & above
    Colognes, Eau de Toilettes, Eau de Parfum & Parfum: 50ml & above

    Hand Care
    Hand & foot creams: 30ml & above
    Hand wash: 300ml & above
    Hand scrubs: 75ml & above
    Hand sanitizers: 65ml & above

    Hair Care
    Hair shampoo & conditioner bottles: 250ml & above
    Hair masks: 200ml & above
    All types of hair leave-in treatments: 100ml & above
    (Note: Hair dye and hair styling products are NOT accepted)

    Pillow mist: 100ml & above
    Candle jars: 140g & above

    Kindly note that we do not accept health and beauty supplement bottles and makeup products such as collagen bottles, eyeshadow palette, foundation, lip gloss, lip balm and etc. Hair styling products, toothpaste, mouth wash, feminine wash, nail polishes, nail polish removers, eye lotions, eye drops, ampoules, as well as any beauty product in an aerosol can.

    *IMPORTANT* You need to clean and dry your empties. If there's grease, dirt, oily, cream it will not be accepted. Recycling is a two-way effort, you can't just bring and expect them to do the rest and get a reward. Do your part in recycling from home. Let's make this a greener world for everyone!

    List of Participating Stores

    Ten Stores in Klang Valley

    1) 1Utama (Petaling Jaya)
    2) Sunway Pyramid (Petaling Jaya)
    3) Suria KLCC (Kuala Lumpur)
    4) The Gardens (Kuala Lumpur)
    5) Pavilion (Kuala Lumpur)
    6) Sogo (Kuala Lumpur)
    7) Bangsar Village II (Kuala Lumpur)
    8) IOI City Mall (Putrajaya)
    9) Setia City Mall (Shah Alam)
    10) NU Sentral (KL)
    11) Bangsar Shopping Centre (KL)
    12) The Curve
    13) Pavilion Bukit Jalil (KL)
    14) Mid Valley (KL) COMING SOON

    Six Stores in Outstation

    1) Gurney Plaza (Penang)
    2) Queensbay Mall (Penang)
    3) Gurney Paragon (Penang)
    4) Southkey Megamall (Johor)
    5) Aeon Tebrau (Johor)
    6) East Coast Mall (Kuantan)
    7) Mahkota Parade (Melaka)
    8) The Spring Kuching (Sarawak)
    9) The Spring Kuching (Sarawak)
    10) Imago KK Time Square (Sabah)
    11) Suria Sabah (Sabah)

    thank you L'Occitane for creating such a cool program for us!

    My Current Beauty Obsession : Moroccan Blue Tansy Oil


    Carenology95 Moroccan Blue Tansy Facial Oil

    I have tested many skincare products over the years, but I could say there are only a few that made it to my top 10, and to be honest, I have never experienced something that I am obsessed with until now. To start, I have a love affair with facial oils for some reason. I just love oils, maybe because they're as natural as they can get. That's where I came across the Carenology95 Moroccan Blue Tansy oil. I dug deeper into the advantages and discovered that it checked all of the boxes for what I was looking for.

    ✅ Antioxidant
    ✅ Anti-viral
    ✅ Anti-bacterial
    ✅ Anti-fungal

    Those with acne or blemished skin would find this very exciting as it benefits them more. I have dry skin with ageing concerns, so I hope to tap into all that plus the repair benefits. 

    Btw, this blue oil can also be found on other brands and are equally pricey! Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil, Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil, 

    Blue Tansy Oil Benefits

    I think the fact that it's an impressive blue colour really mesmerises me, as I love the ocean. The scent is unusual, something I've never encountered before. It is a weird, unique scent that becomes attached to you. If I could describe it, maybe the smell of amoebas in the ocean or a luxurious spa.

    I was careful not to buy a big bottle at first, so that I wouldn't end up regretting the hard-earned money I wasted away, so I bought a small bottle to try. Can you believe that I finished that in a week? I applied it to my hands in the hopes that it would help them look virginal, haha.

    this is a a quick test on how it helps with minimising angry skin
    I got an allergic reaction on my hand so I applied the blue oil on it
    after 10 mins, you can see the area is calmer, less angry
    and skin is hydrated / supple

    What can I say? The scent, the colour, and the texture are divine! It's not greasy or oily, absorbs fast, and makes my face plump and lively. I couldn't stop using it. This is the first time I've become obsessed with an ingredient and placed my entire faith in it.

    lightweight, non-greasy, fast absorption

    So right before the last drop on my small bottle, I repurchased a 50ml bottle during the Black Friday sale on Althea Malaysia (if you don't already know, this is the best site to buy popular and trendy Korean Beauty products at low, low prices!).

    the other products in the Re:Blue range

    I could see my skin's texture becoming smoother and more radiant, like a virgin, after a month of using this facial oil. How do I explain my obsession? It's like I can't wait to use the skincare every day! It just gives me a good feeling, and I am in love with it. Because of this, I have decided that my 2023 skincare regime will revolve around Blue Tansy Oil, and I have bought more skincare products under this brand. I will review them when I'm done testing!

    P.S.: I will list the prices, but these are offer prices and may change from time to time on Althea. Normally I wait for the discount codes to buy or the double date storewide 10% discounts to shop.

    Cosmic Cookware Festive Pink Berry Collection


    Limited Edition Pink Berry Collection

    Born June 2021, Cosmic Cookware is a Malaysian homegrown cookware brand that has been on almost everyone's stove during the MCO. The brand has definitely caught my attention with its aesthetic design, beautiful colours and price point. My neighbour actually bought one of it during a promo earlier this year. I got to hold her pan and it was heavy and big! Quality definitely. I wouldn't mind these Instagrammble pots and pans in my kitchen too, especially the festive Pink Berry collection!

    Mixing aesthetics and functionality, the Pink Berry collection makes any dull cook a joyful one indeed. Made using natural ceramic compound, free from harmful chemicals and toxins even when expose to extreme heat. Made without toxic materials like TEFLON (PTFE), PFOA, Cadmium, Lead, and other "forever chemicals", each cookware is also coated with Swiss-certifed ILAG ceramic coating that's guaranteed to be non-toxic and non-stick.

    Pink Berry Collection
    Bestsellers such as the Cosmo Pan, Cosmo Casserole and Cosmo Fry plus other kitchen accessories are part of the festive collection for Christmas. 

    It's available in Singapore too so I will list the price list in sgd and rm below.

    Cosmo Casserp;e Pink Berry RM199 / S$84

    Cosmo Fry Pink Berry RM179 / S$64

    Cosmo Pan Pink Berry RM209 / S$94

    The kitchen accessories are also available so you can check out the collection on www.cosmiccookware.com (Singapore) and https://cosmiccookware.com (Malaysia). 

    UNIQLO Tropicana Gardens Grand Opening Freebies

    UNIQLO Tropicana Gardens

    Folks at Kota Damansara is going to be real happy to hear this because UNIQLO is opening their latest store at Tropicana Gardens Mall, Petaling Jaya this Friday 9th December, 2022 just in time for the festivities. It will be the 53rd store in Malaysia and the last of four new stores this year.

    The new store will carry a wide range of UNIQLO LifeWear clothing for men, women, and children including popular UNIQLO lines. They include AIRism - an innovative and functional material that is breathable and moisture-wicking for optimal comfort in Malaysia’s hot and humid weather, and is made available in a wide range of clothing from t-shirt, mask, innerwear, outerwear, hijab and more; UNIQLO core collection - from tops and bottoms, including jeans for work and leisure, loungewear and sports utility wear for both men and women, clothes for kids and babies as well as accessories like shoes, belt, and bags; and UT or UNIQLO T-shirts that offer an array of authentic pop culture and art graphics from around the world, allowing the wearer to express their individuality - UNIQLO


    Below are the freebies to expect during the grand opening from December 9 to 11:

      Savour a tart from Maison Des Pains as you wait in line to enter the store.

      Get a stainless-steel tumbler for every RM200 purchase for the first 400 customers, a wooden handphone holder and RM5 Don Don Donki voucher with any purchase in a single receipt.

      Redeem a freshly brewed coffee for FREE with every RM50 purchase.

      Convenience for gift shoppers with minimum purchase of RM150. 

      On selected items in store.

    *while stocks last

    UNIQLO Tropicana Gardens Mall
    Lot G-18, 18a & 19, Tropicana Gardens Mall,
    29 No, Unit CC, 2A, Persiaran Surian,
    Tropicana Indah, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

    Operating hours:
    10am -10pm daily

    How To Clean Your Crochet Items?


    handmade crochet cactus

    Most crochet items can be spot clean with water and a washcloth. You may use anti-bacterial wipes to spot clean as well. But if your crochet item needs a good cleaning, we advise you to proceed with caution as different handmade items use different yarn materials and some may be made with delicate parts that could be damaged or fall off during washing.

    If your crocheted item does not have delicate parts or delicate shapes, you can hand wash in cold/room temperature water with normal mild soap then air dry it well in a fully ventilated area so it dries completely quickly. Some can be put into a pillow case or protective case, then into the dryer at the lowest setting. 

    ❌ Do not use hot water, bleach, fabric softener or harsh chemicals
    ❌ Do use bio-degradable, non-toxic, mild cleaning soaps or detergents so your plushies remain safe for children or pets.

    To maintain the shape or condition of your handmade crochet items, treat them as delicately as possible, like your delicates (bra). You should google for more information as there are many crafters online who would advise how-to.  

    P.S: If your handmade items are delicate, we advise you to hand wash so you have better control over the delicate parts such as the accessories on a Llama, tiny flowers and beanie hats.

    Lou Lou Bar: Unveiling The New Hidden Speakeasy Bar in Plaza Arkadia


    Lou Lou Bar, Plaza Arkadia

    Let’s toast! "May our children have rich fathers and beautiful mothers." 🥂 is the tagline of the newly unveiled hidden speakeasy bar above the fun-casuall Lou Lou James The Kitchen at Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity. I had the pleasure of dining here today with a cheese pizza and sparkling lemon water. It was just way too early for happy hours. 

    The bar had a "Je ne sais quoi" feeling to it that evokes the timeless and elegant all in one. I jokingly told the owner, was it to drop the wife and children below while the dads went up for a drink? Lou Lou James if you haven't heard, is the children's furniture brand created by Esther Ng. Inspired by her sons, she designed the first learning tower in Malaysia called "Alta" that is now a must-have item for every stylish home. 

    Enjoy these sneak peek photographs, taken by my humble phone camera, of the up and coming speakeasy bar that may graze magazine covers soon enough.

    the brightest star is at the bar

    a sexy serenade across the board

    the private James' room & the high table tops

    small but cozy where hidden secrets are whispered into the walls

    For events, mingles, parties you may contact Lou Lou James The Kitchen / Lou Lou Bar for further inquiry.  Located above the Lou Lou James The Kitchen restaurant. 

    F-G-5, Plaza Arkadia, 3, Jalan Intisari, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
    Opening hours unsure, inquire within.

    A&W 63rd Birthday Limited Edition My Rooty Tote Bag


    limited edition my rooty tote bag RM19.90 np
    RM16.90 with any combo purchase

    a collaboration with local artist @nassuha_

    comes in equally cool box

    you can also customize your name on the bag
    Sunway Pyramid 23-25 Sept

    It is definitely a breath of fresh air to see a restaurant chain like A&W collaborating with local artist @nassuha_ to showcase their work. Our local scene definitely needs more exposure and I am so happy to see this from A&W as they celebrate their 63rd birthday which falls on the same day as Malaysia Day! 16th September. 

    So what did they do? They release a beautiful Malaysia illustration with the Great Root Bear, Rooty! Hence the name My Rooty Tote Bag 💖

    Available at 10 A&W outlets nationwide, while stocks last. 

    Since being in Malaysia from the beginning, our beloved mascot Rooty has fallen in love with everything Malaysian, and he is deeply inspired by our fans, local heroes and Malaysian elements. Purchase our limited edition tote bag to embrace and celebrate the country’s diversity with us. 🇲🇾❤️ - A&W Malaysia.

    Want the bag? Then you can get free name customization on the tote bag at Sunway Pyramid only on 23rd - 25th September 2022. Go early to avoid disappointment! Limited to 2 customized bags per customer. T&C Apply.

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