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



  • Our Staycation Singapore 2018

    3.01.2021

    Our 1st trip together to Singapore

    Baby G and I were chatting the other day about where we would go with my RM1,000 k holiday tax exemption claim if the MCO allowed travel again. A few countries cropped up and eventually made the top of the list, such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. Singapore is the most accessible and nearest. It's also the most convenient if we were ever to go by bus again. 


    Chinese New Year in Chinatown

    Back in 2018, when Baby G stayed there for a month sightseeing and discovering Singapore on a budget, I visited him a couple of times during the long weekend holidays. Amongst the places he brought me to was Marina Bay Sands, which he frequently visited. 

    There are many different forms of public transport on offer to Singapore. You can go by car, train, bus, and plane. I've tried all 4 of them! In my opinion, I'd say the most relaxing would be the bus journey, although the fastest is by plane. Downtown Singapore is only about 25 mins away from the airport.


    Marina Bay Sands our dream hotel for staycation

    I remembered looking at photos online and thinking it was really impressive. Since it opened 10 years ago, it was only a couple of years ago, that I had the opportunity to see it with my own eyes. The world's most famous and iconic hotel, the most expensive resort ever built in Singapore by the Las Vegas Sands, at the very front of Marina Bay. Hence the hotel's name - Marina Bay Sands. 

    Anyone who is anyone would have definitely booked a hotel stay here, albeit being mighty expensive! Is it worth it for the whole experience? Read on to find out why we think so!


    it's so beautiful at night! we were amazed

    Firstly, it has an impressive Skydeck featuring that famous infinity pool, which overlooks the whole Singapore skyline - priceless! Just like that scene in Crazy Rich Asian. It also has an observation deck, a bar, and 2 restaurants.

    the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands


    below here is a large whirlpool that forms the "oculus"
    a rainwater waterfall that fills the canal (see pic below!)

    the digital light canvas and oculus is a must-see here

    Secondly, it has everything you need within walking distance. I mean Singapore is not very big but if you don't want to travel far and would prefer everything within your vicinity, this place is gold. Shopping, sightseeing, convention centers, museum, digital light canvas, two theatres, and a casino. 

    So much to see, just at the mall alone, from the waterfalls to a romantic sampan ride (boat) around the shoppes.

    If I'm not wrong, there are over 80 restaurants as well here, some of which are by world-renowned chefs like Gordon Ramsay.


    at the deck where we waited for the spectra show to start at 8pm


    musical water and lights show


    fireworks finale


    that's the ArtScience Museum (ASM)

    Spectra Light & Water Show

    Lastly, the spectra of the light and water after nightfall, which anyone can catch for free by sitting at the deck. This is probably the most memorable and "it" moment of our Singapore stay. It's something like the KLCC water light show but this is by far 100 times superior. 

    A choreograph fountains, mist, music, with light beams shooting out of water sprinkles in all its neon madness. It only lasts for 15 minutes but stays in your memory forever.

    shall we go again baby?

    I vividly remember we just had to capture a picture of ourselves with the Marina Bay Sands hotel in the background. It looks like a giant ship perched on top of three magnificent towers to me! Boasting 55 stories, 2561 rooms with ceilings soaring high into the air. If you want to spend all day long just walking, people watching, or admiring every inch of this architectural beauty, then why not!

    A very unique and one-of-a-kind resort. If we had the money, we definitely would make this our "Staycation Singapore" again.

    Yves Rocher Sensitive Camomille

    10.27.2020

    Yves Rocher Sensitive Camomille

    Yves Rocher has just released a new range for sensitive skin called the Sensitive Camomille and it is VEGAN! Well actually being a botanical brand they're almost vegan (if you can accept beeswax) if not then the Sensitive Chamomille is their 1st all vegan skincare + free from silicone, mineral oil, alcohol, fragrance, and colorants. Another brownie point is the eco-designed packaging made of 100% recycled plastic GO GREEN! ♽

    This sensitive range is here to comfort your skin and to make it stronger and more resilient to irritations. With 6 products available from cleansing to soothing, moisturizing, protecting, and correcting. I'll be introducing what they are here in a nutshell and what are my thoughts as I use them.

    wild organic chamomile from La Gacilly, France

    🌼Being a botanical brand, it's no surprise that they harvest their own ingredients right from France into their bottles. Their sensitive range is enriched with wild chamomile concentrate from the organic Chamomile fields in La Gacilly, France. The tiny white flowers may look dainty and small to you but looks could be deceiving as they pack a (powerful) natural ability to soothe and heal your skin leaving it soft, glowing, and with no sign of redness!



    Sensitive Camomille range soothes and strengthens the skin helping to reduce the skin's sensitivity and boost its defense.


    Sensitive Camomille Cleansing Oil

    ⭐ STAR PRODUCT 
    Sensitive Camomille Corrective Green Cream 

    reduce redness, even out skin tone

    Sensitive Camomille Nourishing Comfort Balm


    The Beauty Breakdown

    I have dry sensitive skin so this will be easy for me to test. I will not be testing them for a month to write this as I wanted to make this as an introduction post only. To begin, the sensitive range has only six (6) products to-date in Malaysia. Three of them are cleansers alone! 

    Texture Map (L - R)
    Comfort Balm, Light Cream, Cleansing Cream, Corrective Green Cream, Cleansing Oil
    (micellar water is basically liquid water)

    🌼 Sensitive Camomille Cleansing Oil 150ml RM55
    Suitable for sensitive skin and eyes effectively removes traces of makeup, even waterproof, without a greasy finish. The skin is soothed and nourished. Silky oil texture, without a greasy finish.

    - 97% naturally-derived ingredients
    - Silicone-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free, mineral oil-free 
    - Recyclable bottle made from 100% recycled plastic

    My review:
    Good for double cleansing to remove makeup. This has a weird smell that I couldn't pinpoint out. I am not thrilled with this due to the scent but it works to remove even stubborn waterproof makeup easily thanks to its watery oiliness. Kinda reminds me of mineral oil (but it is not, so don't worry). There is a silky oil feeling after rinsing (though not greasy), which may irk some but this is a good barrier left behind to protect your skin from dryness. 


    🌼 Sensitive Camomille Cleansing Cream 125ml RM46
    The face cleansing cream cleanses skin without drying it out, effectively and gently removes makeup. The skin is soothed and nourished. For face, eyes, and lips.

    - 98% naturally-derived ingredients
    - sulfate-free, soap-free, silicone-free, mineral oil-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free
    - dermatologically-tested and ophthalmologically-tested

    My review:
    I really like this cleansing cream! The fact that it doesn't contain sulfates means it is gentle to the skin. You can use this in the double cleansing technique to remove makeup effectively. I can't point out the scent, since this is fragrance-free, the scent is probably natural from the flower itself. The texture is like a melting cream (no foams) feels really good when you do lymphatic drainage massage on the face while cleansing. Calming, gentle and cleans my face without the tight and drying feeling A+


    🌼 Sensitive Camomille Micellar Water 200ml RM46
    This micellar water cleanses and effectively removes makeup and impurities in a single step. The skin is soothed. For face, eyes, and lips.

    - 97% of naturally-derived ingredients
    - Silicone free, mineral oil-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free 
    - Recyclable bottle made of 100% recycled plastic
    - dermatologically-tested and ophthalmologically-tested

    My review:
    My least favorite product here. I'm not on the micellar water train yet, but this is somewhat like cleansing water? The watery and refreshing scent, this removes makeup, eye makeup, sunscreen. etc. Sorry, since I hardly wear makeup these days, I'm not sure if this will also remove waterproof makeup. I tested this and it made my skin feel tighter and stripped for some reason. Maybe it will be great for oil or combination skin type.

    🌼 Sensitive Camomille Corrective Green Cream 40ml RM80
    Green-colored cream that moisturizes & even out sensitive skin with visible redness. The green color is naturally obtained from Safflower and Gardenia flowers.

    - 98% ingredients of natural origin
    - Non-comedogenic formula
    - Silicone free, mineral oil-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free 
    - Recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests

    My review:
    Wow actually this is my first time using a color correct skincare cream instead of a color-correcting green cosmetic cream (am I making sense here?). Over in the past when I was into makeup, I had green color correctors ready to even out the redness on my face so this skincare color corrector is something new to me! 

    Somewhat like a color-correcting primer IMHO. A very light and moisturizing day cream. If this comes with SPF I would be so thrilled to use it as a light day moisturizer! For oily skin type, this is probably sufficient? My skin is dry so I still layer it with the Sensitive Camomille Soothing Light Cream. 

    However I only used it a few times, and I read somewhere that you will need to use it regularly to see improvements in reducing the redness. For me, it did reduce but not great, it probably even out the redness on the surface. You think green is like paint, it is not lol. Once absorbed, you can't see any signs of green.

    The package says you can use it on its own or after day cream. I guess it makes sense to be after so your day cream doesn't mess with the color correcting layer. The scent smells oddly like spirulina to me!


    🌼 Sensitive Camomille Soothing Light Cream 50ml RM70
    The face soothing light cream is convenient for sensitive, reactive, redness-prone skin.

    - 98% ingredients of natural origin
    - Silicone free, mineral oil-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free
    - Recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests

    My review:
    This is a very light day cream IMHO but great to be paired with the Corrective Green Cream. This helps to keep your sensitivity at bay in short (soothing tightness, prickling, and other sensations of discomfort). The scent is the same as the cleansing cream, a very faint scent mystery scent. The texture is light, almost watery cream, and gets absorbed quickly into the skin. 


    🌼 Sensitive Camomille Nourishing Comfort Balm 50ml RM70
    The nourishing comfort balm for the face is convenient for dry and sensitive skin, in need of comfort.

    - 99% ingredients of natural origin.
    - Silicone free, mineral oil-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free
    - Recyclable glass jar, recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests

    My review:
    This probably my favorite because my skin just loves the balming sensation like cushion protection on my skin. It makes my skin so comfortable and plumpy for some reason! I use this at night before I sleep as it's rich balmy cream IMHO. The product says you can see immediate results in soothing tightness, prickling, and other sensations of discomfort (irritations?). 

    The texture resembles a silky glue-like coagulated pudding that melts into a balmy layer upon application. Now because this isn't a cream but a balm, you will definitely get a layer of barrier protection after applying it to your skin. This is normal for sensitive skincare creams as barrier protection is an important part of keeping the skin protected and safe. The balmy sensation disappears after a while. 

    The scent is exactly like the calming cleanser and light cream which is the scent of Chamomile. Thank goodness it's not strong because I don't take to the scent of Chamomile sigh.


    made from recycling packaging

    All the products in this line are dermatologically tested, vegan, and are almost 99% naturally derived ingredients. The fact that they even used recycled packaging to show their green efforts is an A+ to me. The use of the caring properties of the Wild Chamomile makes this the key ingredient to roll out the sensitive range.

    You can get the complete set which is always a good idea to pair all with the same key ingredient but it is missing your average toner, serums, etc. Which is probably a good idea to avoid as you want to keep skincare to the basic during sensitive moments to calm and comfort it as much.

    Regularly use, will see results in improving skin comfort levels and reduce redness. If you would like to check the ingredients in-depth and the case study head over to Yves Rocher Malaysia Facebook for more information.

    The Sensitive Chamomille is available online Shopee Hermo Lazada Zalora and at Yves Rocher flagship stores Midvalley, IOI City Mall, and Sunaway Pyramid. 

     

    Lavender Bakery Garlic Cream Cheese Bun Review

    8.27.2020

    Garlic Cream Cheese Bun
    image source: Lavender Bakery

    Today I went to my favorite bakery in 1 Utama to get my usual Toffee Danish (it's heavenly with coffee) and saw something different. The popular Korean street food O_O Garlic Cream Cheese Bun! But truthfully, I didn't even know it's from Korea (LOL). I only knew about this delicious, sinful bread from AEON's LaBoheme which is so addictive! (I try to avoid buying this because one bite and you're hooked).

    So Lavender's pretty small, the size of your palm only and it's priced at RM4.20. Quite a cute size but AEON's is much more value. I thought maybe the ingredients are more premium, so I bought it, went home to enjoy this new treasure. One bite and...

    Immediately, all hope died. This was the worst bun I've ever eaten. The bun is so tough to eat, lucky I still have my teeth. I don't think elderly people can even chew this bun, it's just really tough. I am so disappointed at Lavender for this. Did they quality check this before selling?

    Or maybe I was unlucky to have bought one weird bun.


    P.S: Manglish version of me talking.

    Damansara Perdana Plant Giveaway X Bazaar

    8.13.2020

    Plant Giveaway X Bazaar

    Hello friends! I am organizing a small women support event for my Damansara Perdana (DP) community that's happening this Saturday. This event is to help ladies affected by MCO (lost jobs, need side income, medication expenses). I call it bazaar for easy understanding! All is welcome to come. Do come to support the ladies and give them the encouragement 💖

    the Crab Shack Damansara Perdana

    Special thanks to our local restaurant The Crab Shack Damansara Perdana who's hosting our special event at their event space. Half the restaurant will still be open for dining in if anyone is hungry for their yummy crabs and seafood! My recommendations? Kam Heong Lala, signature fried rice and XL sweet and sour crab!

    Plant Giveaway X Bazaar
    Date: 15th August 2020 (Saturday)
    Time: 11am - 5pm
    Venue: The Crab Shack, Damansara Perdana (waze there pls)
    22A, Perdana Business Centre, Jalan PJU 8/3A, Petaling Jaya.

    * It's opposite Friendscino, corner lot restaurant, facing a garden. Car parks available around these areas and there's an underground car park as well. Please park responsibly thank you.


    MCO SOP must be followed so please scan the Sejahtera app/write details and take your temperatures. Must wear a mask! We will not allow you to enter without a mask. 

    from gardening to home deco, and keto food
    come to support the ladies booth 💪

    The first 20 visitors will be given a goodie bag worth RM100 thanks to our kind sponsors from Althea Korea (K-Beauty), Health and Eco Enviroment i-eCo (Eco Zero Waste Store), Bio-Mate (Fertiliser), Nook Flowers (Florist), Gan Teck Kar (Food/Tea), Hantu is Cooking (Homemade Sauces) and Kitchen Aozora (Homemade Bakery) 🙏 

    P.S: i-eCo and Kitchen Aozora is from DP! 

    Plant Giveaway 15th August @ 11am - 5pm
    (while plants last)

    Besides the bazaar, there will be a plant giveaway event to promote green love to anyone who's interested in growing plants at home. It's especially good for beginners who don't have green thumbs as there will be plenty of indoor baby plants for you to bring back to watch them grow. Once you bring them back, just pm me to ask about the plants! I'm on IG or FB.

     water propagation plants on desk, home, etc

    you can put in the bathroom (if there's light)

    Over 100 kinds of money plant (pothos), snake plants, alocasias, aloe veras, potted plants and other cuttings and propagations to take home. All at the plant giveaway table. Please take 1 - 3 different plants per person. Leave some for others! Sharing is caring 💚  After 3pm, we will allow you to take home as many plants as you can! Leftover plants will be donated to Crab Shack.


    Most of the plants will be in water, pots, or just with its roots because they're cuttings and babies given by kind-hearted people. What you can do is buy a mixed soil pack from the bazaar @ Jane Lee's table, and she can pot them for you! (do wait for turn yeah). Some of us are selling pots e.g plastic pots, nordic cement pots, and nice pots so you can opt to buy pots and get everything done on the spot and bring back.

    Free Fertiliser & Viral Plant Redemption

    Besides the plant giveaway table, there will be separate redemption booths for visitors as well. Bio-mate is giving away free 100 natural fertilizer pack 500g at their booth from 11am - 1pm only. This is while stocks last! Ask them how to use the fertilizers, they're here to help explain.

    see the 100 free snake plants on the floor?

    I'm also giving away free 100 viral snake plants for visitors by coupon redemption! Coupons are given to 1st 100 people at the event entrance (fair right? no need to serbu and fight). First come first serve, while stocks last.

    The snake plants are big and beautiful, assorted sizes. There are two types of snake plants here @ Sansevieria Trifasciata & Trifasciata Golden Hahnii (small species nice for indoor). Do note they're not potted, so you'll have to bring home to pot yourself or buy mixed soil and get it potted at mixed soil station.

    You can buy plastic pots from my booth or nicer pots from other booths! (go look around).


    Come Visit My Home Decor & Plants Booth
    (my mom & friend Izzati will be helping me manage my booths)

    I will be having booths at this bazaar to sell home decor and plants (limited quantity). My mom will be here as she handmade gardening/kitchen aprons and cute crochet cactuses herself. My creative mom is making some decor ready air plants with wooden stands so you can display on the desk or home right away. Otherwise, you can buy normal single ones and buy decor stands outside. These are limited!

    P.S: I'm running around to manage the plant giveaway and event so catch me buzzing around yeah! 


    my mom's handmade items from RM15 onwards
    air plants from rm20 onwards

    Air plants are very easy to care for plants that require very little care as long as you give it lots of indirect sunlight to grow. It can change color and flower when happy. They're called air plants coz they can survive using nutrients from the air! Mist them 2 - 3 days once and soak in water for 5 - 10mins weekly only. 

    assorted size nordic cement pots for your plants
    from RM20 - RM50 (depend size)

    On my plant booth, I'll be selling nordic cement pots and easy to care indoor plants such as cactuses and the uncommon snake plants @ Black Dragon, Bantel's Sensation, Moonshine.

    All the money gained from my booth will be given to my single parent mom to buy her monthly medications which aren't cheap. I hope to be able to make her less worried about these bills. Please come support and say hello there if you drop by! Her name is Mama Cat.


    Check-out other booths as well!
    (pre-order now to pick up on Sat)


    Mix-soil for plants by @janethecrazyplants
    start your own edibles garden with @ladyofleisure

    keto burnt cheesecakes & cakes/biscuits by @byillyna
    keto-friendly pesto sauce by @twistedpesto

    new & preloved plus size clothes UK 14 - 16
    & keto bread & choco peanut butter spread by @janniejane

    So come support our event this Saturday and bring your own bag/box to keep your things yeah! Bring small change (cash) or direct banking to our ladies when you support their booths. Food items can be pre-ordered and pick up on that day! Do take advantage of the special event price.

    Each booth will be giving out free plants for early birds who visit them :) except food stalls who'll be doing sampling so you can get a taste of their yummy delights!

    Don't forget to practice social distancing and wear a mask when you come!


    Eagle Brand Naturoil Natural Disinfectant Eucalyptus Spray

    7.30.2020

    Welcome to my jungalow everyone

    I am sure everyone noticed how my home has changed during the MCO. I went into Marie Kondo mode, decluttering, and cleaning my home from top to bottom. I also turned it into a Jungalow (plant-filled home). What else is there to do when you're under lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic? I became more aware of keeping myself and my home clean and safe.

    Every day we were told to wear masks, wash, and to sanitize our hands frequently to Stay Home and Stay Safe. It was at this time that cleaning, anti-bacterial, and disinfectant products were becoming an important part of our life. These products were flying off the shelves at the pharmacies and supermarkets. They were like gold!

    With my ever-growing plants at home, I started turning towards eco-friendly products (no chemicals, biodegradable, sustainable, natural, and safe).

    A happy home is a healthy home for both me and my plants.

    I read that Eucalyptus oil is a naturally derived ingredient with broad-spectrum antimicrobial action so it has become a popular sanitizing solution for home cleaning. With its ability to kill bacterias and germs + some strains of viruses as well. You can find this information readily online for reading.

    cleaning my home day & night during MCO
    using a 2-in-1 disinfectant spray & air freshener

    Sure I can DIY my own but I could not achieve the high-level of vaporizing mist needed to spread and cover areas more effectively. That's when I started using Eagle Brand Naturoil Natural Disinfectant Eucalyptus Spray.

    It was super convenient. Just pick the can up and start spraying. I spray my clothes, bags, the door, the shoes, and even my parcels. I must emphasize parcels because during MCO we couldn't go out, so shopping online became the only way we could get supplies. Day in and out, we would receive parcels. Sanitizing and disinfecting the parcels makes me feel safer!

    I must admit, it was strangely satisfying as well.

    available at pharmacies & supermarkets

    kills 99.9% germs & bacteria in seconds

    keeping my home protected and clean

    natural and environmental friendly

    If you like cleaning and protecting your home then let me recommend the brand that I have been using :) You can find this in leading pharmacies and supermarkets but to save you the trouble of hunting one down, just go to Jaya Grocer (I love Jaya Grocer!). I go to the one in Damansara Perdana, it's only 10 mins walk from my apartment.

    Look out for Eagle Brand Naturoil Natural Disinfectant Eucalyptus Spray @ a 2-in-1 natural disinfectant eucalyptus spray made from pure natural eucalyptus oil derived from the leaves and twigs of Eucalyptus Globulus Trees by steam distillation. It's an environmentally friendly product that does not contain CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon).

    Did You Know?
    There are over 700 types of Eucalyptus trees but the most popular is the Eucalyptus Globulus which is widely used to improve your well-being.

    What are the benefits?
    ✓ It is a 2 in 1 natural disinfectant spray
    ✓ It contains natural oil (Natural Disinfectant from natural )
    ✓ Kills 99.9% Germs & Bacteria in seconds
    ✓ Air freshener that eliminates odor

    disinfecting my pillows, I have many lol

    hold the can 15-20cm from the surface area & spray

    Some disinfectant spray can choke you and make you cough but this one doesn't. When I spray my pillows (something I do quite often since I have many throw pillows) it smells so good. It has a fresh, evergreen mint scent with a hint of earthy aroma note. My home smells so clean and zen!

    The eucalyptus scent also helps ward off the pesky blood-sucking mosquitoes during the rainy season. They and other insects and pests (cockroaches and rats) hate the smell of Eucalyptus.  

    multi-purpose use for almost everything

    I use the spray for many other things too! Like around the toilet, shower, living room, bedroom, closets, in the kitchen, storage, laundry, on switch buttons, telephone, and belongings. Heck, you can also bring it outside and disinfect the tables and chairs before you sit down or at the lift (buttons) to be extra (safe).


    I used up a whole bottle to spring clean my apartment last Sunday and shared a quick apartment tour on my Instagram. Especially for my friends and family who have been curious about what I did during MCO and wanted to know how far I have turned my home into a jungalow. There is a short demo as well on how I use the spray as a disinfectant, air freshener, eliminating bad odour + deodorizer. :)

    If you can't go to the pharmacies and supermarkets to buy this (the pandemic is not over yet, I understand some people still don't dare go out). Don't worry you can buy online and have it delivered to your home from Watsons Online and Jaya Grocer website.

    Stay safe 💚

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