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My name is Tammy and I've been blogging for over 8 years now. I started blogging because I wanted to share my beauty hauls and lifestyle experiences. I'm also a pro-consumer, which is probably the fire in my life.

This blog is now happily written by the cutest couple you've ever seen. Gareth's Irish while I'm Malaysian. We met in the most unexpected way possible and since then have been in a loving relationship. He loves to eat, drink and try new exciting things (even extreme sports) while I love the quieter things in life, like spas, massages, shopping and beauty! But we have something in common, we both love travelling.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers Msia
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia
  • Winner of Cleo's Next Top Blogger Msia

L'Oreal, Maybelline & Garnier Sales Kuantan!

5.31.2013

your dad gets a L'Oreal Men Expert Cleanser

 your mother gets a Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick

you get a Maybelline Baby Lips!

With the Onlybeauty sales closing at Seremban, they're now off to Kuantan with more surprises! Bring along your father, mother or yourself and friends to get fabulous gifts for visiting the sales! Now who gives such awesome rewards? OnlyBeauty.com.my.

L'Oreal, Maybelline & Garnier Sales
7th - 9th June, 2013
10am - 10pm
Hotel Grand Continental, Kuatan

Sign up now and you will receive a Free Gift Vouchers* via SMS where you could redeem for a Maybelline BB Lips (worth RM9.90) for FREE during our sales @ Hotel Grand Continental, Kuantan. More info: http://goo.gl/4ULTE

*SMS Voucher will be sent out on 6 June 2013. Please PM us via Facebook if you didn't receive the SMS voucher. 
*Limited to 1 redemption per person.
*While stock last.
*Strictly to be redeem at the sale. Uncollected prize will be forfeited. No posting of prizes allowed.

H&M PENANG OPENING SOON!

get ready my sisters in north!

I know you're gasping for air now after finding out that H&M is coming to Penang soon this late summer 2013 by opening its first store at the new premier retail shopping haven, Gurney Paragon. I'll update if I have the exact date of the opening! I'm sure they will organized some cool activities in conjunction with their launch just like in Kuala Lumpur. H&M features a range of the latest fashion trends that's affordable without compromising quality, design and style for men, women and children.

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SK-II 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner Recap

5.30.2013

the day I saw the beautiful Fauziah Latiff

Last month, I was invited to the SK-II 15th Anniversary gala dinner held at Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur. The dress code says formal in maroon or black. I decided to go wearing my Flow dress in black, the one that makes me look slender even though I've meat haha. SK-II is a Proctor & Gamble (P&G) skincare product and if you remembered, I went on the P&G VisionHouse Beauty event at Bangkok, Thailand last year.

this is me showing off my hotel room haha

I was one of the 200 honored guests invited to the gala dinner to celebrate SK-II's 15th Anniversary in Malaysia. SK-II gave away gifts and prizes for the top 15 spenders and loyal users of SK-II. They showcase users of various ages with results clearly on their face, after using SK-II products. I was pretty impressed and dreamt away if I could have clear skin like the ladies that night.

the SK-II cake created by Su, Delectable by Su!

What a coincidence that I bumped into Su at SK-II, Su's designer cakes of course! P&G Malaysia and Singapore country chief executive officer, Ellie Xie along with SK-II global ambassador Le Sinje and Malaysia brand ambassador Fauziah Latiff officiated the ceremony by cutting this cake up. 

with SK-II brand ambassador, Fauziah Latiff

a gala dinner to be remembered

the only photo of myself that I took
(see the lights above? it's so dazzlingly elegant)

delicious food served by Grand Hyatt

Fauziah Latiff sang a few songs & vowed the guests

what's a skincare gala dinner without the skincare?

this is not the actual FTE! it's a pledge bottle
(with every pledge given, you get to redeem for a mystery gift)

the prizes for the top spenders & loyal users


Kelly, Pink Stilettos, Shazwani & Me
(borrowed this photo from Pink Stilettos)

The silly me isn't much a camwhore person so I borrowed this group photo from Pink Stilettos to show what we wore to the dinner. My fiance was quite upset that I was wearing a nice dress (out of the ordinary) that while I'm blogging about this, he angrily scolded me and off the tv and lights to go upstairs to sulk. I finish blogging in the dark (how challenging lol). Thanks SK-II for inviting me to your 15th Anniversary gala dinner at Grand Hyatt, it was truly a wonderful evening and every guest including myself, was shocked when we received our mystery gift. What was mine? It was the whitening spot corrector :) a very much needed skincare product to fade away the pigmentations on my face. Thank you so much!


I was eye-ing this bridal skincare set for months!
(it comes with a Clarisonic Plus lookalike!)

the SK-II Best of the Best set to be won!

In conjunction with SK-II's 15th Anniversary, I spotted a contest that's going on at SK-II Facebook. The SK-II Best of the Best set worth RM2,616 is waiting to be won in the Top Spender contest before 31st May at all SK-II counters. Only while stocks last, tomorrow is the last day to go spend your way to a best bust set! Terms and conditions apply.

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Star Trek Into The Darkness IMAX 3D TGV 1 Utama Experience

5.27.2013

treated my fiance to his fave movie

When I heard my fiance and his geek buddies talking about an upcoming movie so excitedly, I knew it has got to be Star Trek. My fiance is a trekkie (Star Trek fan) but he doesn't go all out wearing a Star Trek uniform like all the trekkies. When TGV 1 Utama decided to organized the IMAX 3D Movie Preview for Star Trek Into The Darkness advance ticket sales to watch on May 10th, I grabbed the chance to surprise my fiance!

our first IMAX 3D experience to watch the Earth burn

SO you can imagine the look on my fiance's face when I told him I have the tickets (YES! Girl Rocks) he immediately turn down a road trip to Penang just to "accompany" me to watch movie (this is what he told his friends). Yeah right so "nice of him" suddenly. We now know the way to a man's heart is not only through his stomach but also through his favorite movie (heighten the excitement 10x by watching on IMAX 3D for the best cinema experience).

love the new TGV 1 Utama

It was like walking into a training session at the Starfleet Academy!

Of course it's been sometime since I last visited TGV 1 Utama due to their renovation to revamp the place. It's also by time because the cinema space is small and old, so definitely time for a makeover to fight with other cinemas! (you know which one haha). TGV was my first cinema love when they came out of nowhere 15 years ago. The change the way we watch movies and I will never forget the fond memories of watching movies every week with my family in Klang, TGV Bukit Raja.

we watch the best movies in the best cinemas

The newly revamped TGV 1 Utama is of course the best cinema now so far since it's new! And one don't need to travel all the way to Berjaya Times Square or Sunway Pyramid to watch IMAX anymore. When May 10th finally came, we were so excited that we came hours earlier just to wait in TGV 1 Utama. Upon reaching, the place was full of STAR TREK FANS! @ TREKKIES! in STAR TREK UNIFORMS! It was like I was part of a Star Trek adventure. We were too shy to take photographs with them (so u can't see any here sob sob).

the new TGV 1 Utama in red hot look

[REWIND] Back then there's no such thing as IMAX yet alone 3D. This came about few years ago and I have never been a fan of 3D movie watching because the glasses gives me a headache! Also I don't know what's IMAX, it's probably just better than the usual movie screening I see right? I was so wrong ... so dam wrong, after watching IMAX TGV 1 Utama. It was 10 times no 100 times better than normal cinemas with clearer, better and almost there screen experience. The sound system was *face palm* fantastic.

From traveling back in time to the pre-historic age of the dinosaurs, to looking into the future on board the International Space Station, the power of the The IMAX Experience® has long transported audiences to places far beyond the reach of most people. Now, through the magic of IMAX DMR (Digital Re-Mastering), moviegoers can also experience the larger-than-life adventure, drama and emotion of their favorite Hollywood films in IMAX theatres.

so many Trekkie fans watching today

watch the Star Trek Into The Darkness trailer here

surprised that the 3D glasses fits on nicely!
(even when I'm wearing my glasses)

Captain Kurt, Spock & "mysterious guy" is my new loves

a bit of camwhoring before the movie starts!

IMAX TGV 1 Utama has now become the top my list to watch blockbuster movies in. They have the best cinematic 3D experience with sound systems and technology that blew my mind off completely! I am so happy that movie watching has become so advance and so easily accessible to movie fans in Malaysia. Though the price of a ticket maybe too steep (RM26 per pax), I believe it's worth it when you come out satisfied, happy and comfortable throughout the movie. I'm looking forward to watch "After Earth" and "Man of Steel" (superman) if it's available on IMAX at TGV 1 Utama. (either 2D or 3D). Bravo TGV for the improvement at 1 Utama, my second home.

P.S: Readers if you have not watch Star Trek Into The Darkness, do go all out to watch on IMAX because it's going to be so worth your time and money! I watched it twice already at TGV 1 Utama. 

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Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner Review

5.25.2013

rose scented body jam anyone?

Yesterday I went to Hammam Baths, Publika for a Moroccan spa treat. By now you'll probably know I'm seriously crazy about massages of any kind haha. Hammam Baths is one of my favorite spas because they use argan rose oils in their massages. I even ordered a rose hair mask (but wasn't impressed with the results). Back home, I remembered I had this tub of rose jam scented body conditioner (not body cream) so I continue my Moroccan experience at home. The weather is sunny and dry at the moment, my skin needed that extra oomph.

With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don't say so ourselves!). After washing up, slather yourself all over with this new invention. Rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin.

I just got to gush about this product because I have never used one like this before so it's pretty interesting (which I love! I love discovering new bath products). Just like your hair, you shampoo and then you conditioner to moisturized it so it's soft, silky and manageable when it's dry. The Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner is just like that, minus the hair part. Ro is short for Rowena, the lady who made this rose-scented shower "lotion" because she loves the sultry soft feeling hair conditioner gives. 

 made of skin yummy oils & butter
(click here for list of ingredients)

This particular product is not entirely made of fresh ingredients, it's part natural part using safe synthetics to create. Using scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, Lush is confident this is one of the most luxurious body softener ever made. I for one, agree because this is my first body conditioner and it brings me back to Moroccan Spa experience, only I enjoyed it at home after a shower.

watch me show it off in video

texture: smooth creamy lotion

It's pretty easy to use, just shower and just before you think you're done. Slater on this baby all over your baby, enjoy the slippery moment and then rinse off under the shower. You'll love the smooth soft feeling it gives you. You might even accidentally use it as a body cream, but I rather have the shower experience.

smelling like rose jam for few hours

Argan oil, a Moroccan treasure used for skin softening
(for over a hundred years)

P.S anyone a Lush fan here in Malaysia? because Lush is coming to Malaysia soon! (this year?) I won't tell when or where or how! Just stay tune on http://www.lushcosmetics.my. Can't wait to find out what's in store and how much the prices would be like!

What I like: 
I love the rose jam scented body conditioner. It's fun to use in the shower after you cleanse your body. The slippery feeling of having a velvety cover over you and then the final rinse off makes you feel like a Moroccan Princess. Skin is soft for a few hours, I love to use this right before I go to sleep because of the sensual relaxing scent. The rose jam scent might be a turn off to some. The scent doesn't last after a couple of hours.

What I don't like:
The price tag. It's $55 / 225g. That's about RM120++ after conversion for a tub of body conditioner! But I know argan and rose oil, they're not cheap. It takes over 60,000 roses to make just one ounce of essential oil! The rose oil used in this is called "Rosa damascena" the damask rose, which is widely grown in Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, Iran and China. 

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La Senza 1 Day Shopping Spree & Body Kiss Promotion!

5.24.2013

La Senza 1-day Shopping Spree 25/5/13

Last year I went on a mad La Senza Body Kiss haul during the Body Kiss promotion. I have 6 Body Kiss bras at home in black & nude and yes they're so comfortable for everyday wear and even at home. The barely there, seamless smooth feel plus the added cushioned underwire sexy push keeps me happy day or night. This year La Senza comes back with a Body Kiss Surprise adding 7 new colors for us to play with (plus matching panties). They're bright, hot neon colors perfect for the summer and trend. Matches your bright new polishes I may say too.



Body Kiss is the Invisibly Sexy smooth bra
The only bra with a cushioned underwire for an invisibly sexy fit!


buy a Body Kiss bra, get a free panty!

The OMG to die for ONE DAY ONLY Shopping Spree Shopping Spree at all La Senza outlets tomorrow! With promotions up to 40% Off and if you're a Prestige VIP member you get 10% OFF additional! For every Body Kiss bra you purchase you get a free panty worth up to RM59 (Limit 1 per customer). Here's what to expect tomorrow, so nobody push me I'm definitely going to be there shopping for my fave Body Kiss bras! AND if you're planning to shop at La Senza Pavilion, Suria KLCC, 1 Utama or Sunway Pyramid, these babies are a treat for you!

  • Be the first Lingerista who buys a Body Kiss bra and get a RM300 La Senza gift Card.
  • Be the next 30 Lingeristas who buys a Body Kiss bra and get a La Senza goodie bag worth up to RM150.
  • Be the next 100 Lingeristas who buys a Body Kiss bra and get a La Senza goodie bag worth up to RM50.

Gift cards & goodie bags deal are only available at La Senza Pavilion, Suria KLCC, 1 Utama & Sunway Pyramid and applicable on first come first served basis. Body Kiss bras are priced from RM149 each.

L'Oreal Sales Seremban 25th - 26th May Royale Bintang Resort & Spa

5.22.2013

the sales is coming to Seremban!

Dear readers! My company Onlybeauty.com.my is bringing the L'Oreal, Maybelline & Garnier sales this time to SEREMBAN (yay!!!). Do share this news out to your friends, family & colleagues because we hope to swamped the place with happy shoppers stocking up their beauty products with a smile because we have awesome deals up to 63% off! 

OnlyBeauty Sales @ L'Oreal, Maybelline & Garnier!
25th - 26th May, 2013 10am - 10pm
Labu Room, Royale Bintang Resort & Spa, Hotel


Sign up now and you will receive a Free Gift Vouchers* via SMS where you could redeem for a Maybelline BB Lips (worth RM9.90) for FREE during our sales @ The Royale Bintang Resort & Spa, Seremban. Share our news to everyone in Seremban and redeem for a free Maybeline BB Lips!! Sign up now @ http://goo.gl/6LTZs

*SMS Voucher will be sent out on 24 May 2013. Please PM us via OnlyBeauty Facebook if you didn't receive the SMS voucher. 
*Limited to 1 redemption per person only at the sale! No posting or shipping prizes allowed.
*While stock last*

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The Butterfly Project's Spa Party

5.20.2013


the spa party you should not miss!

Have you heard of The Butterfly Project Malaysia yet? It's a beauty and lifestyle blogging community that I started on Facebook so that all bloggers can gather, exchange information or just simply to make friends. Well it's actually more than that watch the videos below!

April's Project: Unboxing Tea Party
(thanks to butterfly vlogger NewRuleFarah)


A feel of what it's like to be in our community
(thanks to butterfly vlogger Farishnadia)
Welcome to the Butterfly Project, a community that welcomes beauty & lifestyle bloggers around Malaysia blogging with a focus and from the heart, soul and passion. At Butterfly Project, we design monthly projects for bloggers that would benefit, motivate and encourage them to find their voice, goals and dreams. Walk away inspired, full of ideas and armed with your blog knowing you can make a difference while making a bunch of new friends in a supportive online environment.

The community started with a few projects since March, trying to make a difference or a project that's fabulous or exciting fun. Armed to inspired and be inspired back, I went about dreaming of the ultimate spa party for the community to participate in. I have always love spas and what more a party? Piecing the jigsaw puzzle and approaching collaborators to make this a dream come true wasn't easy but in the end dreams do come true! Thanks to a beautiful melting pot of inspiring people who believe in our community, merci beaucoup!

mood board for the Spa Party

Posh! Nail Spa, bridal showers & parties


catering by Good Friend Cafe


Aspen Spa Facials & Massages

fotobox for weddings & events

Farah Tres Chic next top party planner


The Body Shop Malaysia our fave vegetarian

so Soft. so JOHNSON'S® for softer lovelier skin

Pink N' Proper the trendiest items from UK

TT Mask Malaysia from France, then Taiwan & now Msia!

OnlyBeauty freebies to your doorstep

introducing Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo
And officiating the campaign kick off ceremony *drum rolls and fat woman singing* I present to you The Butterfly Project's June Campaign: Spa Party! From decorations to food, to having an awesome photobooth with props ready. We have fun stations set up for bloggers to DIY their scrub and select a mask to wear while having their manicures & pedicures done! We will leave the lil' details for the rest of the party to your imagination *lol*. Here's how you can win a Spa Party invitation and be one of the 50 bloggers or vloggers to make new friends and do reviews with a bang on 29th June, 2013 at Posh! Nail Spa, TTDI.


How 2 Win A Spa Party Invite?
  1. Like all collaborating partner's Facebook
  2. Blog/Vlog "3 Reasons WHY I will not miss this Spa Party"
  3. Mention all collaborating brands in your post / video
  4. Make us fall in love with your post!
  5. Social share your way to be our top blogger! (Instagram, FB, Twitter) Our Rafflecopter app allows viral sharing with a click!

win a pair of Havaianas to the spa party!

In conjunction with The Butterfly Project's Spa Party, Havaians Malaysia has joined in the fun with a "My Havaianas Experience" blogging contest! Blog about "Why I want a Havaianas!" when you join the spa party contest and stand a chance to either win a pair of Havainas flip flops to review and wear to the spa party or cash vouchers & gift from Havaianas Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. 
  1. Follow @MYHavaianas on Twitter 
  2. Blog about "Why I want a Havaianas!" (separate post)
  3. E-mail your link to tammylci@gmail.com (for tracking purposes)
  4. Wait for results on 7th June, 2013. 
  5. Go on Havaianas Experience from 10th - 20th June, 2013 at Havaianas Pavilion, KL.
  6. Blog about your Havaianas Experience!
Terms & Conditions:
  1. This campaign is open to all female bloggers/vloggers residing in Malaysia above the age of 18 years old from now until 1st June, 2013.
  2. To win an invitation, kindly register via the app and complete all tasks necessary. Do make sure you have your blog posts ready before filling up the form. You only have 1 chance to fill your details, otherwise the app will not register anymore.
  3. Incomplete entries will be void. Winners will be contacted via e-mail after 1st June, 2013.
  4. Strictly by invitation only. The dress code is bathrobes & flip flops.
  5. The Butterfly Project has the right to amend the terms and conditions of the giveaway, subjected to availability of prizes and how the prize will be given/received.
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