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

  • The New Improved Rexona Spray For Women with FreshProtect


    celebrating the burst of freshness with Rexona Women's latest product!

    It's embarrassing when we girls "glow" and someone notices we're not emitting the beautiful fragrance of an exotic flower that we are. I am talking about B.O = Body Odor *runs*. This happens when your sweat mixes with bacteria and people give you the death stare. We can't stop ourselves from sweating and that is a natural for all of us modern women with busy lifestyle, from going to work, meetings, hitting the gym or rushing to meet deadlines!. Stress causes us to sweat too and boy, when I am stress? I eat. Just don't eat curry because I'll smell like curry *gah*.

    happening this weekend at Sunway Pyramid

    Innanie & Cik Lily Putih sharing their views as Rexona users

    treated to a magical bubble performance by a cute guy hehe

    Recently I took up a treasure hunt challenge at Sunway Pyramid at the Rexona media launch, introducing the new improved Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM that is especially formulated with body-responsive microcapsules technology that burst and release long-lasting fragrance allowing active women to enjoy all-day freshness. 

    Confidence is the key to looking great and feeling fresh

    How do I stay confident then at the treasure hunt? By spraying myself with Rexona Spray for Women FreshprotectTM in Shower Clean (what a coincidence my treasure hunt team is called team Shower Clean woot woot!). The technology in FreshprotectTM gives extra protection against sweat and odour as the microcapsules release bursts of fragrance with every movement I make. From running to one location after another, I find myself smelling fresh, still dry and confident that nobody is going to smell B.O from me.

    It was a super fun journey for me as my team and I face the treasure hunt challenges together answering quizzes, laughing at how we fumble during the mix and match session, jumping into the air like rabbits trying to get a great shot of us for points (we didn't score points but we had fun!), shopping cart challenge where we had to remember the quantity and variant of Rexona products to be taken and the best challenge of all is the running with Rexona challenge!. You won't miss this, it's like a dance off game at the giant size Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM dome. My team mates ran and ran to score over 3,000 points.

    “As the world’s leading deodorant brand, Rexona understands that women want a dependable and long-lasting solution to overcome those everyday moments of increased adrenalin and sweat – whether at the office, at the gym, or with friends. The new Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM is designed especially to provide women with burst of long-lasting fragrance for all-day freshness,” said Ashlee Ng, Personal Care Director, Unilever (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd. 

    “This unique patented technology, makes the new Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM the only antiperspirant that reacts directly to body movement with underarm friction that triggers the microcapsules to burst and release fresh fragrance when you need the most. Now, women are assured of a deodorant that won’t let you down.”

    The Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM is available in 5 variants to suit different lifestyles:
    • Shower Clean
    • Free Spirit
    • Passion
    • Whitening
    • Powder Dr

    The Shower Clean which  gives you all-day shower freshness feeling while Free Spirit will keep your confidence alive with its uplifting mild fragrance for long-lasting dryness protection. Passion provides all-day dryness protection with its vibrant floral fragrance and Whitening especially formulated with natural sunflower seed oil will give you fairer underarms in just two weeks! Lastly, Powder Dry has two times more dryness protection with the benefits of talcum essence.

         Friends dared me to take this picture with the cute magician hehe.

    My favorite? It's Rexona Shower Clean. I like the smell of coming out from the shower, all clean and fresh. Like a baby, ready to just jump onto the bed and snuggle under the covers.

    Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM Shower Clean, Free Spirit, Passion and Powder Dry 150ml bottles are priced at RM11.90 while Whitening 150ml is priced at RM12.90. The improved deodorant sprays are now available at all leading pharmacies, hypermarkets and supermarkets across Malaysia.

    To catch and try the Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM for yourself, don't miss out the 5-days concourse road show in Sunway Pyramid. You get a chance to experience the power of the microcapsules in the new Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM in the huge Bubble Room and the Running Bubble Game. Get ready to be treated to interesting stage games and performances with exciting prizes to be won just by staying confident with Rexona.

    For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/RexonaMY

    Thanks to Unilever Malaysia, Rexona and Impact Communications for inviting me to experience Rexona Spray for Women with FreshprotectTM at the launch!.

    10KG in 20DAYS: The HCG Weight Loss Program


    do you want to know my weight loss secret?

    If you've been following me on my Instagram and Facebook, you'd know that recently I lost 10kg in 20days just by following the HCG weight loss program from skinartclinic.com under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Chew. I was determined to make a change in my life, following my battle of the bulge with roller coaster weight loss over the past years. Stress, sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy eating lifestyle played an important role to me ballooning to a hefty 85kg this year.

    10kg lost in 20days can you believe it?
    (neither can I but I made it! phew)

    see I'm 82kg in this picture (May 2014) with knee injury
    (could't exercise anymore & started to pile on the pounds)

    Why Lose Weight?
    My first attempt to change was quitting my love for Coca Cola in March. Friends and families were finally relieved I given this up, it was the alcohol of my life. I also started to take daily walks in the evening and exercise when I could. I finally lost 4kg but it was slow. Couple with my knee injury, I could no longer exercise or walk. That lead me to consult with Dr.Rachel Chew for professional advise. She introduce HCG weight loss program to me and while this isn't the first time I have done HCG, I was mentally prepared to take on this challenge again and see how much I could lose. I've tried almost all kinds of weight loss programs and products out there, name it diet pills, patches, slimming treatments, meal replacement, slimming teas but the only one program that manages to give me the result I want is the HCG weight loss program. 

    the clinic I went for HCG consultation

     the encouragement from doctor was a fuel for my determination

    It's definitely more expensive than diet pills, meal replacements and what not products but it's cheaper than liposuction and slimming treatments. It's also fast and it taught me how to count calories and eat the right food. I can't disclose the charges on my program but I can say it ranges from RM2XXX for a 23 days HCG program or RM4XXX for 40 days HCG program. Depending on your assessment with doctor. She will need to know your goals, understand your lifestyle and body (metabolism, age, fat percentage etc) before she can advise you on the right course of program.

    source: IAPAM

    What's The HCG Weight Loss Program?
    The HCG Weight Loss program is a weight loss program that requires daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) couple with a 500 calories a day diet. A normal female calorie intake would be 2000 calories a day. Changing that to 500 is no easy feat!. One needs to be ready and discipline to go on the HCG Diet and follow only a list of ingredients that can be eaten. The low down? No oil, no sugar, no carbs or starch for 20days. 

    I studied nursing in Australia for a year and even did my practical at hospitals. I knew how to administer insulin injections to patients but doing it to myself is another thing!. At first I was scared but my determination to be on this program gave me courage to inject myself everyday right into my flabby tummy. Believe me, the flabbier it is, the less painful serious. Ant bite only :D it looks scarier but the needle is fine and one poke does the trick.

    Anyway your body will thank you for it as you reset your metabolism and embarked on a healthy diet. You can say eat clean? As you will only require to eat one protein, one type of veg, a breadstick (optional) a type of fruit and have coffee or tea as much as you want. Doctor will give you a guide on what you can eat and drink.

    Side Effects? Hungry?
    Drinking lots of water is encouraged during this time. Won't you get starved? Hungry? Gastric? Well in my journey, I found out I wasn't as hungry as after I completed the program. The daily injections helps to burns calories up to 2000 a day from your stored fats (stubborn fats) and it is here that you get the energy you need. Unlike crash diets or starvation methods which leaves you looking unhealthy, haggard, lethargic, or pretty much obvious that you lost weight (and muscle). I still look healthy as an ox after completing my program. There wasn't any side effects in my program, I felt normal. HCG changes the way your body losses weight unlike crash diets or meal replacements (serious, go google).

    An Awesome App To Help You With Your Journey
    My HCG program was 23days but the first 3 days are called the loading days or "honeymoon" phase. Generally it's also called Phase 1 where you can eat as much as you want, anything. The fattier the better so HCG can kickstart its engine to start burning the fats away on Day 4 onwards. Some may experience weight loss right on Day 3 itself, but this is really depending on people. To help me track my daily calorie intake, my weight and what I could eat / or not was this really cool HCG Diary app on Itunes. It pretty much works like a daily diary where you can input your weight first thing in the morning, then select for breakfast / lunch / dinner your choice of protein, vegs, fruits to use. Each type you select reveals its calorie count and the app calculates how much you calories you've consume for the day.

    No more worrying ops can I eat that? Oh no is watermelon allowed on HCG Phase 2? (Phase 2 means day 4 - 20 where you start losing weight). This app will help you you decide what goes into your tummy during your HCG program.

    HCG Diary App Description

    hCG Diary 1.0 is a free downloadable iPhone and iPad app that supports your hCG diet weight loss goals. Based on Dr. Simeon’s “Pounds and Inches” research, this app allows you to track your weight loss progress, monitor body measurement loss, track meal and daily calorie consumption and keeps a picture diary of your journey.

    Key features:
    • weight loss journal
    • body measurement tracking
    • calorie consumption tracking
    • photo journal
    • resettable start date
    • intuitive interfaces
    • information screens of diet protocol

    easy HCG diet tracking & calories counting

    How Do I Prepare HCG Meals?
    In short, you can say HCG changes the way your body lose weight. The 20 days Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) program helps you to lose weights rapidly when followed strictly. You can't be eating McDonalds and lose weight at the same time. No cheating either (having a sugary drink on day 7 of your program this will cause a stall on the effectiveness of HCG). There's plenty of information on HCG over the net but it would be better to call skinartclinic directly to ask and make your first consultation with the doctor.

    What I will be sharing today is about how I managed to create wonderful simple HCG meals during my 20 days stint. This is also from the many request from readers which I did not expect from instagram inquiring about my meals. The recipes can be used even when you're not on HCG weight loss program (please increase portion size) but it works best if you want to see results within a short period of time with HCG. I am no great cook but I didn't want to feel depressed being on a low calorie diet eating meaningless cooked food. I found out that I could actually make it tasty (with the help of allowed seasonings and herbs for HCG) through marination.

    I could only grill, baked, steam or boil my meals. Frying with oil is a big no no. You can't event use lotions and body creams during HCG (it will affect your weight loss). No oil, no sugar, no carbs, no starch. At this point, you think... dam what am I going to eat?.

     my HCG grocery shopping for 2 weeks
    (lots apples, strawberries, vegs, protein)

    protein: beef, chicken breasts, prawns, white fish, eggs
    vegs: asparagus, wild rockets, lettuce, basil leaves, onions
    fruits: strawberries, apples
    lemon juice: salad dressing/stir fries/grill/lemon drinking water
    Grissini Breadsticks (low calorie bread stick)

    seasonings, herbs & sauces that I use
    (please check ingredient list before buying)

    P.S: Liquid Aminos is a substitute for soy sauce

    diet food yucks? not if you marinate your food right!
    (I usually marinate 30mins or leave overnight in the fridge)

    become your very own HCG Masterchef with these recipes

    Hardboiled Egg Salad | Spicy Chicken Salad
    (do not eat the egg yolk!) 

    Grilled Beef Salad | Baked Italian Dory Fish 

    Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad | Grilled Smoky Prawns

    Grilled Steak | BBQ Chicken Breast

    Grilled Cod Fish | Spicy Garlic Prawns

     my favorite? 100g of grilled prawns yum!

    HCG Recipes: Dummies Guide Version 0.1
    You've been warned. I am no great cook but I can cook lar okay! My recipe may be so simple, you would go.. what? *face palm*. Serious and usually the same way of cooking is just being tweak into another different dish e.g grilled beef / chicken :)
    Hardboiled Egg Salad

    3 large eggs (remember don't eat the yolk)
    salad (buy a salad pack or make your own using lettuces)
    seasoning: salt / pepper / amino acid / paprika / cayenne pepper (whichever makes you happy)

    How To Buat?
    1. Boil water and drown the 3 eggs, medium heat let it boil for 3 mins
    2. Take out eggs, cool down under normal / cold water
    3. Peel off egg shells, place nicely on bed of salad (nest) on a plate
    4. Use seasonings (yum!)

    Spicy Chicken Salad

    100grms chicken breast (chop into pieces / dices)
    salad (buy a salad pack or make your own using wild rocket / lettuce / vegs you like)
    red chillies
    lemon juice for stir frying
    seasonings: amino acid / paprika (add salt for taste if needed)

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate chicken pieces with amino acid and cayenne pepper (overnight or 30mins at least)
    2. Heat your stir fry pan, squeeze lemon juice and stir fry chicken pieces & chilli potong until well done (you can see it changes color from raw to well cooked?)
    3. Place onto plate with salad ready by the side :D

    Grilled Beef Salad

    100grms steak 
    salad (buy a salad pack or make your own using wild rocket / lettuce / vegs you like)
    seasonings: hot sauce, steak spices, lemon juice

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate beef with steak spices for 30mins before cooking. Keep in fridge.
    2. Heat griller (grilling pan with lines)
    3. Brush lemon juice on each side of the beef, put to grilled 3mins each side (medium rare)
    4. Put hot sauce on the beef (yum!)
    5. Place on plate, slice and served with salad.

    Baked Italian Dory Fish 

    100grms Dory Fish
    cherry tomatoes
    seasonings: Italian Herbs (from Cold Storage / Opika / Aeon Supermarket), salt and pepper for taste

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate dory fish with Italian Herbs, salt and pepper (30mins before baking)
    2. Place Dory Fish, cherry tomatoes into baking tray / pan
    3. Baked for 10mins & serve on plate

    Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

    100grms chicken breast 
    salad (buy a salad pack or make your own using wild rocket / lettuce / vegs you like)
    seasonings: Cayenne Pepper, Amino Acids (salt/pepper optional for taste)

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate chicken breast with amino acids overnight / 30mins before cooking
    2. Heat griller (grilling pan with lines)
    3. Place chicken breast on griller, cook to well done on each side (poke with satay stick or knife, if it goes through easily, it's cooked inside).
    4. Grilled onions :D they're super yummy. Its up to you how cooked you want the onions to be, but not black.
    5. Place on plate, slice and served with salad.

    Grilled Smoky Asparagus & Prawn

    100grms prawns (de-shell, deveined) 
    Asparagus (6 sticks)
    Grissini Breadstick x 1
    seasonings: amino acids + any spices you want that's allowed (I use steak spice)

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate prawns with amino acids + spices (30mins in fridge)
    2. Heat up griller
    3. Throw in your prawns and cook until changes color. Grilled your asparagus at the same time until cooked.
    4. Serve on a plate with strawberries and Grissini bread stick.

    Grilled Steak

    100grms steak 
    Asparagus (6 sticks)
    seasonings: hot sauce, steak spices, lemon juice

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate beef with steak spices for 30mins before cooking. Keep in fridge.
    2. Heat griller (grilling pan with lines) and put asparagus to cook
    3. Brush lemon juice on each side of the beef, put to grilled 3mins each side (medium rare)
    4. Put hot sauce on the beef (yum!)
    5. Place on plate and served with asparagus.

    BBQ Chicken Breast

    100grms chicken breast (chop into pieces / dices)
    salad (buy a salad pack or make your own using wild rocket / lettuce / vegs you like)
    red chillies
    lemon juice for stir frying
    Grissini breadsticks
    seasonings: amino acid, hot sauce and bbq spices (just get a BBQ spice with ingredients allowed for HCG)

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate chicken breast with amino acids, hot sauce and bbq spices (normally can also use Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Black Pepper) overnight or 30mins in fridge.
    2. Heat griller, place chicken breast to cook on each side until well done. Grill your onions until they're brown (not black!)
    3. Brush lemon juice for extra tangy taste :)
    4. Served on plate with grilled onions, Grissini breadstick and strawberries (or any fruits allowed)

    Grilled Cod Fish

    100grms cod fish
    salad (buy a salad pack or make your own using wild rocket / lettuce / vegs you like)
    seasonings: salt, black pepper, hot sauce & Braggs Amino Acids

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate cod fish with salt, black pepper, & amino acids.2. Heat up griller / frying pan and place cod fish to grill for 3 mins each side.
    3. You can brush each side with hot sauce (if you want spicy)
    4. Serve on plate with salad :)

    Spicy Garlic Prawns

    100grms prawns (de-shell, deveined)
    cherry tomatoes
    seasonings: garlic, salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper and parsley.

    How To Buat?
    1. Marinate prawns with the seasonings for 30mins in fridge
    2. Heat up griller
    3. Throw in your prawns and cook until changes color.
    4. Serve like a kebab with cherry tomatoes. 


    Now my recipes sounds really simple right? The key is to use the right seasonings and to marinate your chicken / beef / seafood before cooking. The use of salt and amino acid should be kept to a minimum. Use seasonings of your choice since it's going into your mouth. There are plenty in the market to choose from, either already pre-mix, packed or can be bought fresh or separately. I use a lot of cayenne and paprika because I love my food spicy. It's really easy to just grilled them, it's the washing after that's a chore!. That's why I also cook my meats up for 2 or 3 days supply, packed them into the microwavable tupperware and just heat them up for lunch and dinner. It saves you time, energy to prepare daily and you can bring to the office!.

    I try to eat less beef, and more apples on alternate days. Apples helps to give fiber and great for filling up your tummy. Sometimes my weight stalls for a few days, I'll take the apple day. Google HCG Apple Day and you will understand why. Only 6 apples a day and water if you don't see your weight changed for a few days. Sometimes that happens.

    For water, you can take unlimited amount of tea and coffee (without sugar but you can use Stevia). To add fun to your water, you can use lemon juice or infused your water with fruits like strawberries, mint and lemon. If you're someone who loves soft drinks like me, substitute it with carbonated mineral water and add lemon juice - it's freaking awesome.


    If you're interested to know more about HCG Weight Loss Program, I advise you to contact the Skin Art Clinic by Dr. Rachel Chew for more information. 
    Ask me any questions regarding my recipes or my weight loss journey. I am here to help you get started and I am a walking testimonial of someone who has lost 10kg in 20days on this program. I lost a further few more kg when I started Phase 3 (21days to maintain my weight after losing it). Phase 3 is crucial in stabilizing your metabolism and adjusting your body to your normal food intake without HCG. You get hungry at this stage, but the key is to still avoid sugar, starch, oil and carbs. You can have any meat and vegetables now!. 

    Learning from world's foremost medical institutions, Dr. Rachel Chew has received unparalleled knowledge and experience in the latest advances in aesthetic surgery of the face & body. At her state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Rachel and her team constantly strive to maintain premium customer service to you

    Skin Art Clinic by Dr. Rachel Chew

    Address: D3-G4-8, Solaris Dutamas, 
    No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
    Opening Hours: Mon - Saturday: 10 am - 7pm
    Closed on Sun & Public

    Free Consultation
    Phone: +603 28574455 / 6019-6211399


    Giftblob Adds 2 New Categories, New Merchants & A Giveaway!


    Giftblob: Mobile Gifting Lifestyle

    Remember my post on Giftblob? Read it here if you would like to get to know what Giftblob is all about. This time I am back to share more goodies and news about Giftblob's latest happenings!. You'll be happy to know that two new categories added, new merchants as well as an awesome giveaway on Giftblob's Facebook Fanpage!

    surprise someone today by sending a gift!

    2 new categories added!

    What are the two new categories? It's SHOPPING and DINING! My two favorite words indeed. Explore the app to find out what's in store for you and from over 50++ merchants on board. You'll be in a for a surprise as the new merchants includes Haagen Dazs, ROYCE, O'Brien, Quicksilver, Roxy, Jason Food Hall, Cold Storage, and Candylicious. 

    get ready to meet new merchants on Giftblob

    giveaway contest on Giftblob's Facebook Fanpage

    In conjunction with upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Giftblob is having a giveaway to reward their fans with exclusive Gift from their many reputable and popular merchants on board. How to win a Gift? Follow these steps to receive your Gift!

    For existing #GIFTBLOB users:

    How To Join:

    Download GIFTBLOB app - App Store http://goo.gl/LjPDbs OR Google Play http://goo.gl/LFTg3z 
    Share and Like this post HERE

    ** Download GIFTBLOB app in your smartphone in order for you to receive the notification
    ** Contest period: 14th - 27th July 2014
    ** Reward will be gifted to the lucky winners via the GIFTBLOB mobile app within 48-hour. 

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