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

  • Magimaxx Aquacell Cream Review


    Magimaxx Aquacell Cream

    If you're a K-beauty fan like me, then this is something you must try! It's the first premium facial moisturizing cream from Korea that uses horse placenta and horse oil. Yes I know, how gross does that sound? As gross as eating fish collagen and putting snail mucous on your face. Thanks to Korea, the beauty industry is just full of surprises from left, right and center. Technology coupled with effective ingredients put Korea on the map for being the skincare experts in Asia. Korean women and men walk about with flawless, "chok chok" baby smooth skin making us South East Asians jealous and ready to have what they have. Beautiful skin.


    Now I first saw this from Althea Korea and it took me 6 months to decide if I should purchase it. Why the long wait? First, because it cost a good RM150 (np RM265), secondly my money went to the cutesy products like the banana shaped face mask and choco pie hand cream instead. I'm a sucker for food shaped or inspired beauty products!. But when my friends who tried it told me the cream was good and the cap was made of wood, I threw my money at it.

    So what's so good about this cream? I'll tell you 

    A team of medical and cosmetic lab professionals took 4 years to come up with this cream. It became Korea's first moisturizing cream breakthrough that uses 10% horse placenta  and horse oil. Heck, they even patented it! A seaweed called Caulerpa lentillifera is also used in this product. It's known as sea grapes of "green caviar". High in minerals and rich in iodine making it a very nourishing ingredient.

    The horse oil and horse placenta are from a "clean zone" horse ranch in Jeju, Korea. I hope no horses were killed just for their oil and placenta. There's not much information I can read regarding how horse oil is made. The famous Guerisson 9 Complex Cream (horse oil cream) for instance, uses horse oil from Germany. I heard it's from the horses' mane.

    Horse oil first took the world by storm in 2014 when it was first sighted. Naturally used way back during our ancestral days, horse oil were the "moisturizers" of the day. Natural, antibacterial, has soothing, hydrating and repairing qualities as well. It is great to revitalize the skin and improve skin texture.

    Horse placenta is the fountain of youth today. It is said to help minimized the appearance of wrinkles and strengthen skin elasticity. Marketers have already started to market sheep and horse placentas pills that would make consumers youthful.

    8 natural ingredients from Jeju is also used to make this moisturizer. The natural scent itself is also made from the 8 natural herbal oils making this a clean, safe and natural moisturizer free from chemicals for green beauty. Yes, it's chemical free. Free from 11 chemicals normally found in beauty products - Paraben, mineral oil, talc, SLS-SLES, Benzophenone,  GMO, Triclosan, TEA, alcohol, artificial pigment, and Propylene Glycol.

     natural moisturizer with horse placenta & horse oil

    authentic Korean product

    water based jelly like texture for refreshing hydrating

    it's also for anti-aging & to nourish the skin

    My Verdict:
    I just started using this so I can't say so much about its effects but I can definitely comment on the technology and process of this natural moisturizer. The scent is a strong powder like smell while the texture is a translucent water-based cream that melts into your skin as you massage on evenly. I love love love the texture! It's jelly like but oh so refreshing and watery your skin just drinks it up. No icky, sticky, greasy or oily fee. One of the many reasons why I love Korean and Japanese skincare, they know what Asian skin needs and wants.

    Texture: water based cream
    Scent: strong, powder smell
    Colour: translucent
    Packaging: Wood & ceramic, aesthetic feel
    Price: premium

    If this moisturizer hasn't impressed you with its amazing ingredients, then you're in for another shocker. Just like Sulwhasoo, Magimaxx Aquacell Cream is made without using electricity and fossil fuel. Instead, it is made using Jeju's traditional organic fermentation technology.All this packaged in one high-quality container with its cap made of leftover wood to reduce green footprints. If I'm not mistaken, the container is made of ceramic and the label, it's some sort of plate embossed. One look, one feel, it's definitely not "cheap".

    Magimaxx Aquacell Cream can be purchased from Althea Korea for RM150 (np RM265). It'll be shipped and delivered from Korea to your doorsteps in a week. There is also another Magimaxx Original Cream but it's for brightening and anti-aging and made with pure horse placenta, where else Aquacell is for hydrating. I'm going to try that once I finish this one. 

    My Tefal Snack Collection Review


    Saturdays are now Waffle Day

    I’d been thinking of buying a new gadget to experiment with in my kitchen for a while now. So, when the lovely people at Tefal invited me to review either their blender or snack collection maker I felt lucky to be given the choice. I decided to try the snack collection maker as it looked more versatile and I could have more fun making a more diverse range of snacks using it. 

    It’s actually a multi-function snack maker with 12 different interchangeable plates available although mine came with only 3 to start off with - waffle, pancake and grilled sandwich plates. If you follow me on Instagram then you will probably have seen some of the mouth-watering photos of the snacks I've already made so far :D

    a handy breakfast maker in the mornings

    One of the many reasons why I love my Tefal Snack Collection maker is because it saves me a lot of money and I have more choice in deciding which ingredients I want to cook with now. I'm a snack addict and I usually eat out a lot (which is expensive!) due to having not much time when I'm at work. Now, thanks to my new Tefal snack collection maker I can make snacks to take to work with me saving me money and time waiting for my order when eating out. Life just got a little easier and less complicated :D hehe

    I made belgium waffles too!

    plain good ol' waffles with honey & butter

    Every Saturday morning when my partner and I wake up free from work we always make waffles so it has now become a tradition in our household! It’s a fun activity we get to do together and it also brings out the creative side in us. After a hard stressful day at work the last thing you want to do is slave away in the kitchen but thanks to Tefal snack collection maker it does all the hard work so you don't have to.

    making the perfectly shaped pancakes with Tefal Snack Collection

    automatic breakfast in minutes every morning

    If you love eating pancakes but they never turn out how you want them to and you fail miserably at flipping them like me haha then I would recommend you try using the pancake plates. Just pour the batter into the maker close the lid and sit back wait for the light to go from red to green - what could be easier? The result - perfectly round shaped pancakes evenly cooked light brown and yummy! So for all those people out there who complain they suck at making pancakes, you no longer have an excuse now!

    grilled cheese sandwich with cucumber & tomatoes

    The plate I make the most use of is definitely the grilled sandwich one as I use it most mornings to make hot sandwiches to take to work with me as a snack. It’s so quick and easy just make your sandwich (my favourite is ham/bacon cheese and tomato) switch on the snack collection maker pop your sandwich in, close lid and when the light turns from red to green it’s ready. I love how my grilled sandwiches turn out (so yummy mmm) I can’t taste any difference between mine and fancy expensive gourmet sandwich shops! Actually, you can grill anything with the grilled sandwich plate I use it to grill steaks, chicken, fish (grilled salmon my favourite) and even vegetables. So in my opinion, you get a lot of value for your money or a lot of bang for your buck as some would say.  

    easy maintenace & care

    The plates are really easy and quick to clean as they are non-stick (no need for greasing the plates before use) which also reduces the need for some extra elbow grease! I just wait a couple of mins after I've finished cooking and give the plates a quick once over wipe when they are still a little warm with a sponge and some soapy water. The snack collection maker does, however, become a bit messy if you're making a lot of pancakes, waffles and use cheese, as the excess will drip out over the sides. But a quick wipe with a wet cloth and it’s as good as new again. 

    the snack collection & 9 interchangeable plates

    So, as you can see there are endless possibilities and opportunities for culinary creativeness using the Tefal snack collection maker. I bet a lot of you out there now are thinking I'm sold just take my money already! :D I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the other 9 interchangeable plates you can buy and experiment having fun trying new snacks. 

    The Tefal snack collection maker is available to buy online and offline in Malaysia at RM349.00. Just google and you might chance upon a discount. If you need more information click here or visit Tefal Malaysia Facebook

    Where To Find Decoden in Malaysia


    warning this is not food

    I'm starting to watch youtube videos on decoden lately. Fascinated by how it has evolved into a girly craze for those interested to pimped up almost anything imaginable. Decoden or dekoden is basically a girly trend started by the Japanese. Deco short for decorating and den meaning phone. I find it interesting but decorating mobile phones is a thing of the past. What I am really interested in is to turn my bb cushion into a super cute dessert that looks too good to be true.

    can you believe these are fakes?!
    pics from malaysiaclayart.com

    food decodens made by hand
    pics from malaysiaclayart.com

    manage to get a decoden kit from Althea Korea
    (free with purchase of BB Cushion last year)

    Super cute right? I got my first experience thanks to Althea Korea. My BB Cushion Deco Kit arrived and I got to test out piping the cream clay onto the top of my bb cushion case. The cream clay or dekoden cream is as realistic as it gets! They look exactly like whipped cream / icing and the shape stays after setting it for 24 hours.  The decoden parts (cute yummy looking food decorative parts) can be placed on top of the cream making your creation a lovely dessert from a bakery.

    Unfortunately :( Althea Korea only did this free giveaway once in a blue moon and it got out of stock so fast. I wanted to look for my own so I did a bit of hunting and research on where to buy decoden in Malaysia.

    cute food decodens 10pcs only RM8.00!
    pics from malaysiaclayart.com

    I found out that decoden is an expensive hobby to pursue because decoden parts are handmade piece by piece by the artist. The paint, the workmanship, the quality of the clay is really important so it doesn't look tacky. Prices range from more or less usd1 per pc online at Etsy or specialty stores. Some crafters made their own too. I was really having a tough time trying to source where to buy affordable decodens until I googled and found Malaysian Clay Art, an online clay hobby site that sells decoden, cabochons, cream clays, deco / fake sauces (you have whipped cream now you have fake dessert sauces e.g chocolate sauce) and many other clay products. 

    What I'm planning to buy:

    Dekoden Charms from 10pcs - 16pcs variety RM8.00 (Beauty / Food / Bling Blings)
    Cream Clays RM6.00 (white / chocolate / strawberry)
    Decorative Tips (6pcs) RM8.00 *for cream clays*

    It's heaven sent when they finally answered my inquiry on a particular deal I wanted to buy. My questions regarding pricing, stock, advise on colours were answered quickly. I am going to place a big order so I can hold a BB Deco Cushion Workshop for my bloggers community, The Butterfly Project. I'll update and show my order when it arrives!

    If you're also into decoden or bb cushion decorating like me, you should check out their website and facebook. I hope you find my sharing helpful! Please share under comments if you know anywhere else that is as good as Malaysian Clay Art yeap. 

    Delectable By Su, Glasshouse Seputeh


    it's another Delectable cafe!

    Continuing from my discovery of Glasshouse Seputeh thanks to Clinique Malaysia. I'll share another one of my favourite bakery-cafe that's so cute, one can die in bunny cupcake playground smiling. Owned by food blogger Su-Yin Huen who chased after her dreams to open her own bakery and brand, Delectable by Su is no stranger to locals who has a sweet tooth for all things adorably cute.

    Stepping into her cafe, opened not long ago at Glasshouse Seputeh. I again find myself amazed at how she has grown her brand into a spectacular event-space-bakery-HQ. It has got to be her biggest outlet, accommodating up to 30pax. Already she's fully booked for events by brands, bridal showers, birthdays and what not.

     welcome to Delectable by Su

    beautifully decorated according to seasons

    a glimpse of her cafe

    a private function for up to 30 pax

    feels like love all over again

    cakes, coffee & chicken pie

    Deep Fried Calamari Salad (L) Salad (R)

    she has a new menu now, on a wood board
    (mine is an old menu)

    The menu can be customised according to theme / party size if you have the moolah otherwise order by the menu. She's also having a book party this coming 18th March 2016. Her first book "How I Built My Cake Shops" is a 100-page easy reading book can be purchased on MPH Online for only RM29.90. An entrepreneur, baker and a loving wife and mother, Su is one woman who inspires not only me but many other bloggers as well to chase their dreams.

    her first book is available now on MPH Malaysia
    (buy a copy and attend her book party on 18/3/16)

    Glasshouse at Seputeh, 
    Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, 
    Seputeh, 50460 KL
    (Weekdays 10am-6pm)
    (Fri, Sat, Suns 10am-11pm)

    012-508 1855

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