Hello Beautiful

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

The Banjaran Hotsprings and Spa Ipoh Review

8.31.2015

this is my 4th time here! still love this Lil' heaven

Did you know there's this heavenly hot springs retreat 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur called The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat? Yes I'm not kidding and I have been to this sanctuary to escape my city life 4 times since I saw the advertisement in The Star Newspaper back in 2010. It is an ideal place to come to relax and switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A sanctuary that creates the stress-free environment to forget about all of life's worries. If you need to get away from everything and treat yourself for a few days or a weekend then I recommend Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat as the perfect choice of destination for you. I felt as if I was in a little slice of paradise only a couple of hours from my doorstep - ask yourself how many other places do you know that can offer this?.

Cloud 9 Blanc De Whitening Review (Instant Whitening Cream)

8.29.2015

Cloud 9 Blanc De White Whitening Cream 50 ml

So I have this huge crush on Korean beauty products like forever.. and recently the obsession became seriously unhealthy. I have been spending a lot of time on my.althea.kr or althea.kr checking out their products, be it new arrivals or the trendy items they feature. What's trendy items? Well in short it just means the latest / coolest / sexiest / hottest K-Beauty must tries from Korea. Althea is technically in Gangnam, Seoul, Korea and that made them the leader in bringing in K-Beauty products for shoppers to try in Malaysia. All products from Althea is original, if you think you're unhappy with that fact you can get a 30-days unconditional refund back by emailing help@althea.kr.

Althea Merdeka 15% OFF Top 10 Best Selling Beauty Products

8.27.2015

Althea's Merdeka Promotion 15% off Top 10 Items

It's been an agonising retail therapy (not therapy after all) since Althea launched in July 2015. That's just a month ago and I have donated money to this company in exchange for products that I may or may not need since then. I think I have already spent RM1k on this site alone. The deals is just irresistible, this is by far the most evil site ever. Already they have the best prices on Korean beauty products in the market for Malaysia and today they rolled out an additional Merdeka 15% off their top 10 best selling items. I spotted a few that I have been using and think, yeah why not restock?.

Top 10 Best Sellers Price After Discount:
1. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum RM56.95
2. Etude House Dr Mascara Fixer For Super Long Lash RM7.65
3. Piolang 24K Gold Wrapping Mask RM58.65
4. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask RM51.85
5. Green Piggy Collagen Jella Pack RM19.55
6. Skinfood Black Sugar Mask RM22.10
7. Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist RM15.30
8. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Foam RM22.95
9. Clean It Zero Sherbet Cleanser RM50.15
10. Saemmul Real Tint RM8.50


Beauty Day Out with Beauty Guide Malaysia

8.23.2015

say hello to this cute guy from Beauty Guide!
(I want to bring him back!!!)

Today I'm going to share about a new online beauty and wellness platform called Beauty Guidewwww.beautyguide.com.my that allows users to find out information and reviews about beauty, spa and wellness services in Malaysia. They claim to be the first of it's kind to provide such a platform. I have seen other sites of the same but perhaps not in totality because Beauty Guide covers 4 segments - Beauty, Spa & Wellness, Skincare and Feature Interviews. You can find :
  • reviews from real clients (is there fake clients?)
  • e-magazine on beauty trends
  • advise, tips and guidance from beauty industry professionals (blog)
  • information about beauty (salons / treatments / topics)
It is a place where you can read about everything about beauty (head to toe), drop and read reviews, share information, and well it's like the "yellow page" for beauty services in Malaysia.


Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack Review

8.18.2015

my top 10 K-Beauty must have - Egg Mousse Pack

This is a quickie review on sharing about one of my top ten Korean beauty products must buy from my experience of using and exploring Korean skincare / cosmetic products. I first discovered this when Too Cool For School launched in Malaysia few years back and bought it for RM66.70/100ml now it's about RM80? and TCFS has pulled out from Malaysia so it's harder to repurchase. The cute packaging caught my eye, I'm a sucker for all things cute and interesting and so far the coolest beauty products comes from Japan and Korea.
A facial pack is different from a facial mask. Packs are setting masks while Masks are non-setting masks which takes time to dry. Packs are instant because it's made to be absorb fast into your skin to give instant results. Most of the time packs deliver nutrients while cleaning impurities, while masks are to combat dryness. There are many types of mask in the market - gel mask, clay mask, sheet mask, etc. For the egg mousse pack, it deep cleanses to remove impurities thus brightening and smoothing your face. It has nutrients to feed your skin making it soft / moisturise. 

Marks & Spencer Rose Deodorant (Alcohol Free) Review

8.16.2015

one of my favourite deodorant to speak

The final review from my shopping trip down Marks & Spencer's beauty corner where I got shocked from seeing the prices. Not shock from it being expensive, but it's really affordable that I can't believe my eyes. We know anything from the U.K would be priced to the nines but not for Marks & Spencer's beauty line. I picked up my favourite deodorant, the Rose Anti-Perspirant Roll-On (Floral Collection) at RM21.90 / 50ml (it's cheaper during sale). I'll explain why it's my favourite :)

3 reasons why this is my favourite all-time deodorant to use:

Reason #1 - Alcohol Free
Reason #2 - Rose Scented
Reason #3 - Last All Day Long

Fresh Blooms Every Thurdays

8.14.2015

Tammy's balcony is now blooming fabulous

This week's blooms is from Bloom This. I wanted to romance myself for a change so I subscribed to a weekly/ month's subscription with a 10% discount code I received. It's RM176.00 for 4 deliveries every Thursday. The flowers will be random every week, delivered fresh by a courier. What I love about Bloom This is the flowers aren't just any el cheapo blooms you find out there. They put in a mix of wilds, premium blooms that you would never buy yourself. I figure with my 10% discount code, I'll be getting a deal out of this and fresh blooms for my Ikea vase that I bought every week.

Tefal Warehouse Sales TTDI Wisma Bakti 2015

Tefal Warehouse Sales 14 - 16/8 @ TTDI

Manage to grab the frying pan that I needed from Tefal's Warehouse Sales at Wisma Bakti @ TTDI. The sale started today and will end this Sunday 10am - 5pm. I heard they will restock everyday, hopefully it's true because when I got there about 4pm++ just before they close at 5pm, there wasn't much of the hot items left. What I saw was fans RM90 - RM100, rice cooker, mini oven, microwaves, coffee pot machine, Krups machine RM600, Nescafe Dolce Gusto (small RM450 and big RM600), wok, pots, frying pans RM55 - 65, portable kettles, vacuum cleaner (no bag RM150). Took some pictures with prices to show! :D Don't report me okay.

Plenty of car parks around (inside and out to park). MPH's factory outlet is here as well with children's books from RM5 onwards. They accept cash, credit and debit card. I bought the Ceramic Control frying pan 28cm for RM60 only instead of RM219 *yay!*. 



tefal coffee machine rm60 / krups rm600

kitchen machine (mixer) rm600

tefal frying pan rm65

tefal juicer / food processor rm750

nescafe dolce gusto rm450 (small) / rm600 (big)

non-stick frying pans rm50 - 65

non-stick frying pans rm55 - 60

rice cooker rm110

bagless rm150



table fan rm65 / standing fan rm100

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GrabCar 31% OFF ALL RIDES This August

8.13.2015

GrabCar is 31% OFF this August!

For all you GrabCar lovers, you're going to scream because in conjunction with Merdeka, GrabCar (under MyTeksi) is giving away all your rides 31% CHEAPER this month. Best of all, when you booked your GrabCar you might be riding in a luxury car for FREE to your workplace or shopping destination in a 12 luxury cars – namely the Jaguar XJL, Porsche Cayenne and the Hummer H3; will be circling the streets of Klang Valley from 11 – 29 August. Customers who place orders on the GrabCar app during this period might win a free ride on these luxury cars! Talk about the ultimate luxury and comfort which is my kinda thing *excited*.

the most affordable ride this month compared!

How To Get This?
1. Download MyTeksi app Google Play / App Store / BlackBerry World
2. Select GrabCar (economy)
3. Book your ride

If your ride comes in a Jaguar XF or Hummer H3 then you know you just got LUCKY!

Win a ride in a Luxury Car when you book GrabCar this Aug
More info at bit.ly/grabluxurycar


Share a Luxury Car Pic & Win a Chrysler Limo 300 ride!
(for the entire day)

That's not all, Grabcar is also running a social media contest for all their customers where if you win, you will be riding in a Chrysler Limo 300 for a whole day! (24hours? I hope so). This luxury limo can fit up to 6 more passengers so you can have a shopping party with friends on board! or go to a wedding in style! Here's how you can join the contest:

Step 1: Snap a selfie with your favourite luxury car.
Step 2: Upload the photo on your Instagram / Facebook and hashtag 
Step 3: Tell us what you’d do if you had this car for a day.

Note: Set your Instagram / Facebook profile to public so we may see your posts.

Hashtag: GrabCar - #GrabCar, #GrabLuxuryCar
MyTeksi - @MyTeksi

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MyTeksi
Twitter - https://twitter.com/myteksi
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/myteksi/

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Bath and Body Works Love & Sunshine Signature Collection

8.05.2015

the scent of happiness (and love!) from Bath & Body Works

Last month, Bath and Body Works launched their newest addition to their Signature Collection called “Love and Sunshine” that’s guarantee to make you smile just like their tagline “Smell the Happy”. The fresh and playful fragrance is a bright, happy blend of the juiciest fruits, brightest blooms and most cheerful cirtrus. It’s happiness in a bottle and I was happy all month long, showering, scrubbing myself silly.

LA MAISON DE SENTEURS Gardenia Rose Body Wash Review

8.04.2015

LA MAISON DE SENTEURS
Gardenia Rose Body Wash 200ml RM35

Part two of my Marks & Spencer beauty haul (part one was the 3-in-1 body, room & linen fragrance mist). I decided to split my beauty hauls into parts just like Lord of The Rings. Depending on my mood actually, but I am determine to finish all three product reviews this week. It so happens today was the last squeeze on my Marks & Spencer Gardenia Rose Body Wash. I showers and make bubble baths with this product when I am in a romantic mood.

NARS MIDVALLEY GRAND LAUNCHING CELEBRATION

8.03.2015

lights camera action

Last Thursday was epic, no legendary. That's what Barney Stinson would say if he attended the grand launching of NARS latest boutique at Mid Valley in a star studded party at Mid Valley Megamall. The party was held right smacked in the middle of the mall, with lights, canapés, free flow of champagne and drinks for invited guests made up of stars, celebrities, media and vips. Anyone who is anybody would be here. It was the party of the century which NARS has always put up a good party. One of the best from my experience.


Marks & Spencer 3 in 1 Body, Room & Linen Spray in Honeysuckle Review

8.02.2015

capturing the fragrance of an English country garden

My love for fragrances don't stop just at perfumes. I am also in love with room sprays so a recent shopping trip down Marks & Spencer, 1 Utama got me excited when I stumble upon their new collection called the Honeysuckle under the Flora Collection for 3-in-1 Body, Room & Linen Spray RM49. I also bought their popular deodorant and a bath & shower gel, all for roughly RM100.00. The scent matches my room potpourri of roasted chestnuts which reminds me of Christmas. I can't believe it's already August. What happened to my year? *slaps face*. While I am excited that my favourite month is nearing I am not excited about being a year older again *cries*.


Guerisson 9-Complex Horse Oil Review

 current fave face & body moisturiser

I’ve been hearing all about the Guerisson 9-Complex Horse Oil from friends and as part of my work, I was researching on why Horse Oil has become one of the popular must buy when you travel to Korea. Why? Here’s some idea:
  • Long-lasting Moisture
  • Wrinkle-reducing
  • Whitening
  • Skin protector
  • Skin soother
  • Fades marks
  • Repairs damaged skin
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