About The Blogger

My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle 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 Award
  • Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia

  • Shu Uemura NEW UV under base mousse!


    the new face for Shu Uemura, Yu Yamada
    (both an icon of Japanese beauty)

    My Shu Uemura member newsletter for March/April has arrived! Something I been waiting to read about coz Shu Uemura's star product the UV Under Base Mousse has been revamped, well upgraded? with new and improved formula! with the newsletter, Shu Uemura invites their members to the launch of this new UV under base mousse SPF 30 PA+++ at the following outlets:

    One Utama Boutique 03-7727 5023
    Friday, 9th April 2010, 5pm - 7pm

    Sunway Pyramid Boutique 03-5637 3301
    Saturday, 10th April 2010, 4pm - 6pm

    Pavilion Boutique 03-2141 7386
    Saturday, 17th April 2010, 2pm-4pm

    Tebrau City Boutique 07-354 5682

    Mid Valley Boutique 03-2287 1764
    Friday, 23th April 2010, 5pm-7pm

    There will be exclusive promotions at the launch! Don't get too excited and called the wrong number. Did I mention the first 40 that RSVP will get door gifts? Remember you read it here first! (perasaan habis).

    Discover The Secret of The Snow Crystal


    What's your hobby? Reading, Drawing or Collecting Stamps? Mine would be blogging and I love to blog about anything I can get my hands on especially beauty workshops where I could capture beautiful pictures of what went on. It was the reason I started blogging, the need to share the beauty that I see to everyone.

    Early this month, I was invited by Laneige to attend a special workshop just for bloggers at Yogi Tree Restaurant, Gardens Mid Valley. The workshop was titled "Discover the Secret Of the Snow Crystal". Sounds magical right? in fact I own a few spring palettes from last year's collection that was beautifully decorated with crystal bunnies and snow flakes.

    When we arrived (yes Buaya Wing is now my assistant!) the table had yummy looking snacks waiting for us. I think its a good idea to serve refreshments in workshops coz while waiting for the guests/organizers to get ready, we can mingle around and have our tummy filled (making us content and happy).

    tea-time before workshop starts
    (a short video from Laneige as well on the wall)

    Korean Make Up Artist Mr. Steven Cho & his translator
    (yeap to translate in English to us people)

    before make up make sure face is ready!

    The key to a beautiful make up is having beautiful skin first and foremost (Steven said). He then proceeded to introduced and explain the skincare range from Laneige and which range would suit our skin type. I am attracted to their water based skincare (most Korean & Japanese skincare are water based) which is light and easily absorb. It was the first time that I got to try their skincare products too other than their famous Water Sleeping EX Pack (sleeping mask) which I been using since last year.

    Steven introducing the Ornament collection
    *movie effects & drum rolls*

    (ok sorry that was how I felt when he showed us the palette)

    The workshop was about learning the Laneige Power of 4 Skincare technique (click here to see the Power of 4 steps from Laneige) but the main highlight for me was watching Mr. Steven Cho create the "ornamental look" which is what Laneige Spring 2010 Collection is all about. This season's emphasis is on bold and vivid lips with pale pink skin tone that expresses a feminine and romantic look.

    Steven proceeded to show us how to do the Ornament Makeup Look. He did 1/2 face make up for a before & after example. I like his light purple smokey eyeshadow make up (using the ornament eyeshadow palette), you can see the sexy eyes pop out from the girl. That's the rage in the Spring/Summer runway trend now - surrealistic romanticism.

    There's about 3 styles of looks you can do using the Ornament collection. I think the one Steven did today was pink look. The collections looks so tempting, during the launching roadshow in Mid Valley which I blogged about here, there were loads of promotions and gifts for purchases. The gifts were amazing (pink trolley bags, brush sets etc) and customers get a complimentary makeover workshop with Steven upon purchasing the ornamental eyeshadow palette.

    The one thing memorable from this workshop was the sliding face powder palette that resembles a handphone! (inspired by Motorola perhaps?) Me & Buaya Wing just can't get enough of foreplay here with the cosmetics. She likes the latest spring collection's Ornament Dual Top Coat (rm85) which is a double ended cosmetic product featuring a sheer pinky lip gloss on one end and a liquid eyeshadow that's great for perking up your eyes. Other products from this collection are:

    Limited Edition Ornament Pact – RM115.00
    This face compact powder contains ultra fine particles and when applied to the face, will give the face a thin layer of pastel soft skin tone that is dreamy as if it is covered with veil.

    Ornament Eye Shadow – RM115.00
    Eye Shadow that is made for a pastel soft look with harmonious colours that create a delicate sophisticated and polished look that would complement the romantic and feminine feel.
    Snow Crystal Intense Lipstick – RM65.00
    Ornament red (No. R19)
    Red coloured lipstick of semi-matte texture gives the lips that bold and enchanting look.

    Ornament pink (No. LR02)
    Pink coloured lipstick of matte texture gives the lips that extra plump making them look younger.
    Ornament Dual Top Coat – RM85.00
    Cubic pink (lip gloss) + cubic white (liquid eye shadow)
    A transparent, high gloss, topcoat gives a pearl coating finish for an intensely luminous eye and luscious lips in this dual topcoat.

    The packaging is so cute, who can resist PINK?! somewhat like an accessory. Maybe next you can really dial a number with that face powder palette. Though I can't wait to try their skincare range coz I really have a thing for water based skincare products. I don't like oily/heavy/creamy feel on my face! the weather in Malaysia is HORRIBLE! it makes me feel like washing my face every hour, worst if I have creamy skincare on.

    after the workshop, Steven offers the guests makeovers
    (shy, I stayed at my table and tried on the skincare instead)

    Steven so lucky, two girls hogging him for spotlight

    Laneige's 2010 Spring MakeUp Collection - Ornament
    available form 1st March 2010 at Laneige

    Well time to say goodbye to Steven. It's been nice listening to a Korean speaking Make Up Artist (kinda cute) and his equally knowledgeable translator. Also thanks to Laneige for inviting me to this special workshop, I didn't expect to have front row seats to watch Steven in action after being jammed up at Mid Valley during their roadshow. In other words "Gamsah Hamida" thank you in Korean! let me have a bite at that surrealistic romanticism!

    Pssst.. anyone here using Laneige or bought the Ornament collection?

    Laneige Snow Crystal Make Up Steps

    Step 1 : Primer
    Protect your skin according to skin type & concern. Laneige use Make-up Primer Sebum Control.

    Step 2 : Base
    Correct yellowish, reddish skin tone. Laneige uses Dual Base.

    Step 3: Foundation
    Test 3 colors by applying the foundation from the jaw line towards the neck. Laneige uses Snow Crystal Dual Foundation SPF22/PA+

    Application Tips:
    • Gentle dab a thin layer of concealer around your eyes as needed.
    • Blend using dab & roll technique
    • Use Concealer brush to cover small areas.
    STep 4: Powder
    Pressed powder, corrects complexion with sheer coverage. Laneige uses Sliding Pact_EX

    *La neige means Natural Snow in French.
    *For more information about Laneige, you can go to their website here or join their Facebook here.

    Branded Fragrance and Cosmetic Warehouse Sale is back!


    the all popular perfume sales is back!
    (which usually is at Corus or Armada Hotel)

    Discount Duration:Thu, 1 Apr 2010 - Sat, 3 Apr 2010 10am - 6pm
    Company:Branded Fragrances & Cosmetics
    Location:Crystal Ballroom Level 1, Corus Hotel, 2 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Promotion:Branded Fragrances & Cosmetics 2010 Warehouse Sale , Up to 70% Off
    Brands Offered:
  • Givenchy
  • Paul & Joe
  • Moschino
  • Guess
  • Esprit
  • Loewe
  • Kate Moss
  • Nautica
  • Paris Hilton
  • David Beckham
  • Morgan
  • MNG
  • Miss Sixty
  • Versace
  • and many more...

  • Terms
    Visa and Mastercard (RM80 and above)
    Carrier bags are not allowed
    Items sold are not exchangeable and non-refundable

    I stalked this warehouse sales since years ago but alas I am too tired to do any price product list after going so many times. You may refer to my past experience and reports via these posts that I made (or you can put down Corus Hotel under the search blog button on your right in my blog).
    (too many posts, so I might have repeated some, just ignore yap)

    FREE BarBQ Plaza Supreme Set RM31.90 (BUY 1 FREE 1) iFeel Magazine

    Buy 1 Supreme Free 1 Supreme Mix worth RM31.90!

    I was so dam happy on Friday when I spotted a coupon which has my favourite dragon picture on it! (the dragon from Bar B Q Plaza Restaurants) on the latest issue of iFeel Magazine (April, 2010). I love to eat there! (especially at 1utama). Apologies first coz this is a Non-Halal restaurant to my muslim readers. To those who can take Halal food, you might want to try this out! My bf always complained that it's too expensive to eat at Bar B Q Plaza but now with this BUY 1 FREE 1 coupon he can't complain anymore n must follow me go eat!

    *bought mine from Kinokuniya but it's enclosed together with the magazine so I am guessing you can buy it anywhere so as long someone don't steal the coupon out of the plastic sheet. I saw it at mynews.com stall as well.

    iFeel Magazine April 2010 RM6.50

    Buy 1 Supreme Set Free One Supreme Mix Set (Sirloin/Chicken/Choice Beef/Pork/Bacon/Squid/Shrimp/Slice Cabbage/Baby Corn/Carrot/Lettuce/Tomato) worth RM31.90 each. Valid for the month of April 2010 only.

    Terms & Condition:
    Please original coupon before ordering/Valid for dine-in customers only.
    Valid for one coupon per person per visit.
    Promotion is valid at all Bar B Q plaza outlets.
    Promotions is not valid with other on-going promotions(s)/discounts.
    Valid with original coupon/no cash value.

    Outlets: 1Utama (new wing), Sunway Pyramid, Berjaya Times Square, Aeon Bukit Tinggi, 101 Mall.

    Klcc fashionista workshops n events free!


    First announced by miu! Dun care!
    Fasionista workshops at Klcc.

    These workshops are free! I'm on for Acca Kappa, Benefit Cosmetics & Mac Cosmetics Workshops! whopeee! see u all there? and do say Hi if you know me! coz I am shyyyy. For more information you may scroll down to the flyer that I have scanned (pardon it.. coz I scribble stuffs while registering for workshop haha).

    Acca Kappa
    1st may @ 11am fast track to luscious hair.

    Benefit Cosmetics
    14, 21, n 22nd April @ 7pm
    17 n 24 April @ 4pm
    1st may @ 4pm
    Instant beauty solution for your beauty dilemas.

    Bcbg Maxaria
    17 n 24 April @ 4pm
    Take a fresh approach to style with the must have pieces of the season.

    17 n 24 April @ 4pm
    1st may 4pm
    Leather care

    Harley Davidson
    17 n 24 April
    Fashion with Harley davidson

    Jimmy Choo
    14, 21 n 28 April 7pm
    Choo 24:7 n spring/summer2010

    Mac: spring colour forecast workshop
    14 n 21 April @ 7pm
    17 n 24 April @ 11am

    Maria France Bodyline
    17 April @ 4pm
    Stay healthy to stay in shape

    O & E fine jewelry
    14 n 28 April @ 7pm
    17 n 24 April @ 4pm
    Introductory c Natasha : versatile with a pendant

    28 April @ 7pm
    How to dress individually & outstandingly (men only)

    Rip curl & mooks
    24 April @ 4pm
    1st may @ 4pm
    Eco friendly fashion

    21 April @ 7pm
    How to dress young

    click on poster for larger read

    Call 2382 2828 Klcc
    Limited to 10 attendees each session
    CaLl or dropby concierge to RSVP 4days b4 each schedule workshop.

    Mad Hatter's Tea Party Anyone?


    "Have I gone mad?"

    When Fatin told me about her tea party, I was quite taken in with the idea! it's such a lovely idea actually coz Alice in Wonderland is all the rage now thanks to Tim Burton. I particularly like the Red Queen for having such a temper for a head! Mad Hatter @ Johnny Depp's crazy hair and outrageous color make up (well it's so in now right? with the magazines celebrating colors this month). SADLY I missed Fatin's Alice in Wonderland's Tea Party but I won't missed out on the Tea Party that the Smokehouse is throwing for me & 9 food bloggers @ followers of Plusizekitten!

    has anyone seen Alice iN Wonderland yet?
    (quite a fashion trend setter!)

    Yes, that means 10 Food Bloggers are going to review The Smokehouse Hotels and Restaurants, Bangsar teatime menu and their scrumptious tea promotion whereby towers of cakes, scones and pies will be served alongside with pots of tea for us to munch, crunch and bunch together!

    who will you dress up as?

    If you're up for a one of a kind food review party with me & crazy 9 bloggers, please leave your blog links here and tell me why you should be there! Of course you gotta be a food blogger first and foremost or really dam famous like me (cough cough anyone passed out?). Don't FORGET! you need to make a post in your BLOG about this party and WHY you should join. GET CREATIVE with it! you can tell us who you'll be dressing up as! Then come back here & leave your blog link & email.

    don't forget to use this picture for your blog post!

    ARE U FUN?

    The Crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeee MAD TEA PARTY will be held on 3rd April, 2010 @ 3-6pm at The SmokeHouse Hotel & Restaurant, Bangsar! (click here for their FaceBook). YOU need to have a good camera in order to take food pictures too! Tough? only the toughest will go!

    Nine West Exclusive Invitation with Female Mag

    click on poster for larger read

    Calling all Nine West & Shoe Addicts! quick call Female Mag at 03-79527033 (by 21/4/10) coz the first 50 readers will get an exclusive invite to the launch and enjoy special privileges (like buy your first pair at regular price, second at only RM15!!!) and also one lucky winner will get to win 15 pairs of Nine West shoes!!! amazing? yes? more info? read the poster!!! Yes I am going! don't ask!

    Nine West Spring /Summer 2010 Launch
    29 April, 2010
    Nine West, Pavilion KL Lot 2.08

    Someone Lost Their IC at One Utama?



    Did someone lose their nric card at One Utama? it's at the Paid-Taxi Counter Stand outside New Wing now. Person's name is LEE KAH HEE from Kepong. Anyone know her? give her a call to ask her take back her IC before she receive American Express Platinum Card Credit Card. Pretty girl somore this person.

    What's in my make up pouch?


    the stuffs I usually carry around

    I was tagged by Suzi about last year if I remembered correctly. It was supposed to be a show what's in your handbag tag post. I was too busy to do mine *sorry*. Hope it's not too late! However I don't really own a "consistent" handbag, most of the time I use sling bag or backpack. Its convenient for me because I find bags are more useful to store your shopping hauls without needing to carry the plastic bags heavily around. SO what I'm going to do is show you my cosmetic pouch and the stuffs I usually carry in my bags.

    What's in my bag?
    - Stila cosmetic pouch
    - Canon/Lumix digital camera
    - Guess purse
    - Key cum Card Holder (now using Stila)
    - A spray mist (now using Vichy)

    I usually bring cards that I need for shopping
    (I got loads more at home which I don't really use)

    this is my cosmetic pouch contents
    (for emergencies & daily use)

    my favourites

    skincare emergencies & stuffs

    holy grail RMK liquid foundation & base

    Mac Hello Kitty e/s Palette & Beauty Powder

    stila "Just My Luck" limited edition palette (lucky plum)
    has 5 swarovski crystals on it!

    it was my 1st Stila Palette at only rm120!

    The blusher is empty, I love the pink blusher so much that its the first thing that finished! Now I'm just using the eye shadows whenever I feel like brightening up my eyes coz the base color is so awesome. I'm not much of a eye shadow person if u notice (mainly bcoz my skills in applying e/s just sux big time! sob sob). Aiyoh the lip brush also missing now! sob sob.

    yes answering to Jess's question
    my Stila pouch can really fit all that! best!
    (except Vichy face mist spray)

    Shu Uemura Tsumori Chisato Cat Planet Contest - I Won!!!

    lady gaga wannabe.. starts sing Ga Ga Ga song

    thank u Shu Uemura! me lovin it!

    YAY!!! yesterday was quite a happy day for me coz I finally got my refund & even collected my prize from Shu Uemura Mid Valley! I am the top winner for the Shu Uemura Tsumori Chisato Cat Planet contest! Actually I really like the Cat Planet palette not just because the palette has everything (almost) a girl can bring along but the cat picture on it with a bling bling eye is so cute! I'm going to give this to my mommy! coz I haven't give her a birthday present yet, and you know what? her name is CATherine! meow!~ Happy Birthday Mom! muaks.

    an eye for an eye, a cat for a cat!

    don't cry for me Argentina~!~~~!~~!

    Also since I was in MidValley, decided to buy something to "control" my fringe that's growing like mad. I pass by Evita shop (u know the luxury hair accessory shop) but scared to go in fearing price is $$$$. After stalking them outside for a while, I went in and look for hair clip. The SA was friendly (phew phew) and she recommend me this hair clip to comb and secure my fringe. It's only RM14-90 (MUAHHAHA). Straight away pay her cash and ask for the latest evita peroni hair fashion booklet & cabut home.

    My Body Secrets- A Secret Invitation


    My Body Secrets, Kota Damansara

    About a week ago thanks to Jaclyn, I got to know Ruby Chua, owner of My Body Secrets - a newly launched slimming centre in the heart of Kota Damansara. Ruby then invited me along with several other bloggers to unfold the secrets of this elegantly charmed place over a cup of tea and ultimately a slimming treatment program catered just for us. With their professional & trained staffs, I soon made friends and learn that slimming is not about losing the kilos BUT learning more about your body and how to communicate with it.

    the beautiful waiting/consultation room

    At My Body Secrets, after a brief chat & introduction, Ruby could diagnose why I was overweight through a series of questions, which I find very informative because I could finally piece together the jigsaw puzzle to why I am overweight. Of course another shocker was knowing I was 11kgs overweight from BMI. My ideal weight would be 61kg for my height/age (tad slimmer would be perfect to do the runaway).

    I like the cosy & quaint theme of the place

    Ruby was sharing with me on how My Body Secrets came about and on her hopes of educating women (including men) on their body (hence my body secrets) and how to maintain an ideal weight through exercise (yoga one of them), healthy and balance diet (5 meals a day is best) and with a little help from her centre (treatments). She even has a doctor who would come in once a month to give a health talk and answer questions. I find Ruby very knowledgeable and confident that she could make a woman out of all us fatties (pardon the choice of words).

    Our Body is like a Car.
    Neglect it and it becomes a broken down car.
    Cars can change spare parts.
    Humans can't afford that.
    (unless u're super duper rich able to afford
    organ transplant but there's also a limit too)

    I am not allowed to show you photographs of the slimming rooms and the centre (not yet ready) but I can tell you about my experience on the "slimming table" haha. The treatment consists of electric paddings thingies on my problem areas - thighs, tummy, underarm. Collagen gel was applied before the padding put on. Its connected to a machine which pumps electricity and forces my muscles to work out! (ahahah note this is all in my own words!). A 30minute session equals to 3-4 hours of work out! can u believe that? It was a "electrifying" experience though, nothing I ever tried before. I'm new to all this! I bet some of you have slimming packages of all sorts compare to me. I lost 0.7cm overall from 30minutes of being pumped.

    The shop just had their soft launched yesterday (20th March, 2010) and I could not go T_T *cries* but to those whose interested to find out more about this newly open centre can print out this coupon for a free body slimming treatment or a herbal facial trial at RM68* (worth rm250). Be a fan at their Face Book to get the latest updates and slimming packages/rate. Their website will be launch soon www.mybodysecrets.com.

    My Body Secrets
    Kota Damansara, 47810
    Phone: +603-6142-4898
    Mon - Fri: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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