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

  • NEW Laneige Sleeping Mask Range


    Water Sleeping Mask Lavender RM120/70ml

    (Limited Edition)

    When I found out the news of my favourite sleeping mask having more babies I was so dam happy I couldn't wait to share this news on my blog! It's only available in May to June 2017 at Laneige counters near you. One of the reasons the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask made it to my must-buy beauty list is because it works so well on me, I'm a believer already! Before I go to sleep, I'll put on the watery gel like mask and wake up in the morning all fresh, moisturised, brighten and dewy. Now that they're coming out with a limited edition sleeping mask in LAVENDER it just makes sense? Lavender is widely used for aromatherapy to relax and calm down your spirit. I can't wait to get a whiff of how this smells like. May please come quick!

    Sulwhasoo Essential Set Unboxing Review


    baby, I love how you shine

    You know what's horrifying? When you're clearing your cupboards and you found this super expensive skincare set you bought years ago stashed away that's going to expire soon. That's my story *sob sob*. Arghh sometimes I really want to kill myself for buying and buying and then never using the things I "invested" in. SO without further a due, I'm going to start using my Sulwhasoo Essential Set today before it becomes one with the bin. My camera dieded (died) on me so I can't take nice photographs until I send it to Canon Service Centre for checks. I'm also using all my mental power to not go to Sony Centre to buy that RX-100 v camera that costs over RM4k. Why would I need another expensive camera right? (wait.... maybe I do). I should just buy iPhone 7 plus right? No.. I should buy 27" iMac, my all time dream computer. Screen so big, you can swim in it. Kidding. P.S I'm using my iPhone6S to take pics now.

    Veet Launches Veet Sensitive Touch (Electric Trimmer)


    I need this!!! #nomorerazors

    Last month, Baby G went to an event for me, a girly event *lol*. He had no qualms about that. In fact any event with good food, he wouldn't mind sacrificing his manhood for it (oops). Since I'm working, I couldn't take time off to attend events so Baby G has been so supportive to go for me. I love him to bits because of this. When I asked if he could attend Veet's latest event, he asked if this was the hair removal brand? (he knows his thing haha). I said they're launching a hair removal gadget called the Veet Sensitive Touch.

    The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Review


    The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Redang Island, Malaysia

    A few weeks ago I was invited by the Berjaya group to attend a Media FAM trip to their 5-star luxury Taaras Spa & Beach Resort. After doing some research online, I immediately accepted the invite when I saw the breathtaking photos, glowing reviews and top of the range facilities on offer on their website. Needless to say, I became very excited when I read the following introduction -
    "Tucked away and hidden from the outside world on a small island found just off the unspoilt East Coast of tropical Malaysia. Considered to be one of the most beautiful island locations in the South China Sea, the isle of Redang is home to our natural, yet stylish resort found on of the most spectacular bays surrounded by one of the bluest oceans on the earth."
    So inviting and grabs your attention you can't wait just wanna go already! Right? Well, I got even more excited when I read the itinerary for the trip. 4D3N in a 5* luxury resort, all meals provided for including barbecue dinner by the beach and a few fun packed activities to enjoy such as diving and snorkelling. Sounds like the perfect vacation with a combination of relaxation and adventure, don't you think?

    Do Not Buy Canon 70D Malaysia


    Canon 70D Error 80

    After a year of owning the Canon 70D which is the most expensive camera that I've ever bought and to which I have taken good care of it as oppose to my Canon 550D, I'm shocked to see it suddenly passed out one day with the error 80 alert. Now I've been a Canon camera customer for so long, I trust their products and I've only bought Canon cameras so far. My 550D which was with me through thick and thin is now 5 years old and has never failed me before.

    It was a shock that my Canon 70D retail over RM4K in the market, hardly use suddenly powers out with the error 80. After a day or two, it would be okay back again but when you need the camera for an all important travel gig, it suddenly passes out again with the error. Not acceptable.

    I went googling for answers and came about European and Brazil Canon 70D users who were not happy at all with this error. They even made a petition online to voice out this was a factory fault concerning the video usage linked to motherboard fault that would happen. Here's what they say below from an online petition which I also signed but unfortunately, I'm from Malaysia and consumer rights here is almost zero.

    Online Petition On Canon 70D Error 80
    Canon should issue a statement, recognizing that there is an error in the design of the 70D, which produces that with the use (apparently when the temperature of the camera increases), error 80 appears on the Canon EOS 70D and die.

    There are thousands of affected users, who have their camera broken, by a bad Canon design.
    In Canon Brazil have recognized that it is a factory failure and are arranging cameras free of charge to those who have said mistake, and returning the money to the people who have paid the repair (400 €).
    For now the support of Canon says that are isolated cases (lie, are hundreds/thousands of models that have been affected by this error).
    I have talked to several repair services, and comment that when they repair the camera they put a motherboard "upgraded", so it is evident that the old plates had some problem.
    We want Canon Europe to study the issue, and offer us a solution, just like in brazil they have offered. There is a low-end camera (Ni cockroach) for it to spoil the year, 2 years, 20,000 shots, with a good use. This is clearly a factory failure.

    Groups to talk about problem:

    P.S: I really hate dealing with all these issues... but I can't help sharing. I have to use my precious leave to take my camera to Canon Malaysia to check/fix the error 80. I message Canon Malaysia FB about this issue and even tell them to recall the 70Ds. I think it would fall on deaf ears anyway. I'm thinking to buy the Sony RX100 iv compact camera now as reviews says it's the best travel camera.

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    After shopping on mysale.my for a few times and facing issues after issues with their super sucks safety of fragile items in which their cs is (*&^* doesn't use their brains to think at all. I mean hello? Why are  some cs so brainless? Don't tell me you're paid low so your brain also functions on low capacity? or you only relying on templates to work? My years of dealing with shitty Malaysian customer service just makes me expect the same kinda bullshit that would happen.

    E.g: I bought a bunch of glass candles and they broke. Their cs offer me 20% refund. WTF? My goods are not usable anymore and in fact it's now dangerous to use it! 20%? YOU KIDDING ME? USE YOUR BRAINS. I EVEN EMAILED IN THE PICTURES TO SHOW STILL CAN'T DO BROKEN GLASS MATHS?

    Sorry for the outrage, I can't take no more shit service atm. Especially with the shitty YTL Hotels Membership saga which has now turned into comedic levels. It's like watching a never ending black and white old movie on rerun with no happy ending.

    Going back to mysale.my, I did some googling and reading and they fall under ozsale. So it sees they're an Australian company who's been ripping people off with "inaccurate" descriptions of sale and abusing consumer rights. At least in Australia, the consumer rights and watchdogs are powerful because last year ozsale was fined over AUD$10,000 for misleading customers. Read all about it here. They've also been fine over AUD$500,000 for selling flammable children's clothingunsafe children's clothing. Click here to read the drama.

    There's also tons of negative reviews from Australian consumers complaining about buying things that's "not as it seems" from ozsale which is also mysale. A large number of complaints on they selling fake goods, goods not sold as advertised, misleading goods and so on. Particularly on bedsheets and pillows, as ozsale/mysale would pretty up the description and title, vomiting words such as hotel-luxury, soft comfort, downlike, bla bla... but when your goods arrive it's made in China and 100% polyester.

    I didn't believe it until I paid RM500 for 4 "hotel luxury soft" pillows and a duvet (blanket). The packaging was like.... uh..... just a plastic wrap over the goods. I could see the tag sticking out on the pillows and duvet (apparently it's a law not to remove these tags, only customers can remove) that says 100% polyester and made in China.

    I rest my case.
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    Kiehl's Vitality Getaway & Review


    Mr.Bones says hello in Cameron Highlands!

    A few weeks ago, I was lucky to be exclusively invited to go on a road trip to Cameron Highlands for 2D1N on a vitality getaway by Kiehl's, in conjunction with the launch of their new #Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. I had never visited before so when I was offered the opportunity I was delighted to accept it as all expenses trips are rare for me!

    Voluspa Candle Haul


    Voluspa my love, come to me quick!

    I've splurged on candles again. This time on Voluspa because there's a sale going on here (if you click my link, register as a new member and make your first purchase, I'll get RM30 muahhaha). Okay wait let's be serious. I'm addicted to this site now but only for really cool stuffs like candles. I was deciding for a week whether to buy or not but decided to take the plunge because I needed to buy something as a gift for a good friend's house warming gift. It would make a really nice house deco piece too and the scent is Chestnut Vetiver which is a fragrance with notes of rich roasted chestnuts fired and combined with earthy vetiver, oakmoss and amber.

    Gogoprint Malaysia Your Online Printing Solution


    check out my postcard from Gogoprint!

    I'd like to share a new way to get your printing done without leaving that comfy seat of yours. Yes, that's right. Now with Gogoprint Malaysia, you can have the option of online printing via their e-commerce website. It's very easy to use! They pride themselves on giving quality printing at the best prices they can so I took up the challenge to check them out myself using a discount code they gave me for review. I'm surprised they cater to many types of printing services, from marketing to personal use. You can print out name card, business card, flyers, posters, letterheads, tags, bookmarks, wedding cards, leaflets, postcards, invitation cards, presentation folders, gift vouchers, loyalty cards online.

    If you have a problem with creating your own logos, just find online solutions that would help you with a free logo or you can buy one off. There's plenty out there.

    The Relationship Quiz by Prudential Relationship Index


    let's talk about relationships

    This June would be the mark of our 2nd year together, as a couple, partners in crime and companions in life. He says I'm his number 1 girl in his life (after his mom) while I say, he's the love of my life. Coming from different ethnicity background, somehow we complete each other like two pieces of jigsaw puzzle. It was fate that brought us together, a love story that you wouldn't believe me if I told you. A lonely traveler who lost his wallet at the airport and the lonely single gal fresh out from an unhappy relationship. Friends would ask why him? And here's my answer:

    because he:
    1. loves me for who I am
    2. makes me laugh (especially important when you're having a bad day)
    3. is honest with me (when interrogated)
    4. respects me as an individual
    5. easy to get along
    a far cry from the imaginary bf list I wrote back in school:
    1. rich
    2. handsome
    3. big house
    4. big car
    5. 10 dogs and 20 cats
    See? Hahaha (kidding). Well, life is no fairy tales am I right? The girl who finishes school and the girl who has eaten her fair share of salt in life are two different people now. The salt of life, made me realized how important are the little things in a relationship - a hug, a kiss, a smile. I was raised by my mom and dad, both divorced when I was young. I would say, I didn't have the luxury of seeing my parents holding hands, kissing each other (cheeks!) or join them as "lamp post" on romantic travels. I did have that luxury watching American movies (haha).

    same same but different, so what?

    Then, I met the man who made me smile. He's not Malaysian but we still hit it off. Can I say it's not easy finding that someone whom you can be comfortable with? I always thought it would be harder to get along with an "Ang moh" because of our cultural and background differences. That went out the window the first day we talked and shared about our lives. We started living together as a couple, and soon I learned what it means to be loved. He never fails to give me a kiss a day, a hug when I come back from work and cuddles whenever he feels like it. Where I am now, I am truly happy and if I can say it, I might have found my soul mate. We were meant for each other! (right?).

    when you were younger, I bet you took a lot of quizzes!

    it was as if they could predict the future

     okay maybe not this last quiz

    Just the other day on his birthday trip to Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu, I decided to take The Relationship Quiz to see if their answers were "He's The One" or "Run For Your Life". Interestingly, it wasn't that kind of quiz. The kind that I was accustomed to from reading female magazines. You know the arrow kind or the ones with handsome guys holding hearts on the quiz. The answers didn't lead to Gerard Butler or Takashi Kaneshiro (yes I'm that old).

    take the quiz here to find out what relationship type you're in!

    It was more serious, no thanks to Nicholas who introduced me to it. It was a relationship quiz with proper surveys done by Prudential, fully loaded with a relationship index to match. Statistics were shown too with comparisons, highlights, explanations on what makes a relationship important. I took a glance over and it's a whopping 44-page report. From being in a relationship to having children, parents, friends and so on. There's something to read and understand how it all affects our lives.

    Scroll down to the bottom of this post if you're interested to find out where to download it.

    honeymooners, we are *giggles*

    So jeng jeng jeng, guess what my relationship quiz says? I'm surprised too because it says we're still in the HONEYMOON stage! I think that just explains the countless of "honeymoon" trips we've taken as a couple because we both love to travel, eat and just shower each other with cuddles silly. But what happens after the honeymoon stage is over? Things become serious and the love goggles come off. So what makes and breaks a relationship now?

    the many stages in a relationship

    Prudential did a pretty good job gathering information in their report with the question "How can we make our relationship stronger in Malaysia?" in their 2016 Prudential Relationship Index (PRI) to understand the state of personal relationships in Malaysia and throughout Asia. These include relationships with partners, children, parents, friends and relatives. A score of 100 on the PRI means that a person’s primary relationship delivers 100% of what they want from that relationship.

    here's the video for a quick intro to what the
    Prudential Relationship Index 2016 is all about

    Malaysia is ranked 5 in the Prudential Relationship Index
    (Vietnam the highest, China is the lowest)

    the survey done with 10 countries

    Getting down to what makes relationship important, Prudential set out on a mission in a region-wide survey with 5,000 conversations going on in ten countries - Malaysia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The 2016 Prudential Relationship Index is the result of our region-wide research.

    The Index measures, via a numerical score, how satisfied people are with their primary relationships and suggests what can be done to improve them. Primary relationships include partners, children, family, and friends. Amazing insights into what makes relationships work and how best to protect them is shared all on www.prudentialrelationshipindex.com

    in life, it all comes down to the people who matters to us the most
    - Prudential Relationship Index

    the four pillars of a relationship

    Malaysia did not too bad, coming in 5th with the score of 71/100. It means that, on average, the primary relationships Malaysians fulfill 71 percent of their relationship needs in terms of people’s satisfaction with their personal relationships. Here are some interesting facts from the report that I'd like to show you! Which also comes back to my question of what makes or breaks a relationship after the "romance/honeymoon" period? 

    What are some things we may not know about Malaysians?
    • Couples in Malaysia frequently express their love for each other.
    • Both parents and children in Malaysia look out for one another financially.
    • Malaysians are largely positive about technology, but not addicted to it.
    What are the keys to relationship success in Malaysia?
    • Be easy to get along with
    • Respect each other’s individuality
    • Be honest
    • Stand up for one another
    • Have strengths that complement each other
    So I hope this post helps you identify where you are right now in your relationship by taking the Relationship Quiz and how to identify the key elements to a successful relationship after all the jazz is gone. To read the full report, download it from here.

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