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 FACE SHOP Yehwadam Nokyong Collagen Contour Lift Gold Capsule Review


    the one pearl to rule them all

    If you're hunting down for your next age-defying cream you may want to consider THE FACE SHOP's luxurious Nokyong Collagen Contour Lift Gold Capsule Cream. It is one of the three "pearls" found in THE FACE SHOP called the "miracle capsule creams". I'll list them here for you should you be interested to know what they are. The cool thing about these capsule creams is that they're actually skincare goodies encapsulated in a pearl. So when you open a tub up, you'll see these beautiful shining, mesmerising pearls trying to hypnotise you. 

    • White Ginseng Collagen Pearl Capsule Cream
      Reveal your skin’s inner glow and improve the appearance of dark spots.

    • Snow Lotus Brightening Pearl Capsule Cream
      Achieve an instant brightening effect with this hydrating cream.

    • Nokyong Collagen Contour Lift Gold Capsule Cream
      Ultra-luxurious capsule cream addresses the 8 main aging lines.

    If I didn't tell you it's a skincare product, you'll probably think it's food. I shared this video on my IG and many told me they thought it's the glutinous rice balls found in "Tong Sui" a Cantonese "sugar water" dessert. Others thought it was bubble pearls. Just look at that lovely pearl all wrapped in a sea of goey essence.

    So this ultra-luxurious (delicious) looking pearls are actually pearls with concentrated "Nokyong" Collagen that helps to diminish wrinkles (lines) specifically the 8 main aging lines -  partial lines on your forehead, between the eyes, eye area (crow's feet), under eyes , laugh lines and lines around the lips and neck and facial contour lines (outer lines of the face from cheek to jaw).

    The result? To tighten and lift for a firmer, youthful looking skin.

    Below is an example of how much Botox a women would need to fight the lines of aging. It gives an simple overview of the facial lines that's targeted.

    P.S: Should we call these botox pearls? lol without the injection.

    an example of the lunch time face lift (botox)

    The main star ingredient in the pearl is Nok Yong deer antler collagen which is said to be very good to promote beautiful healthy skin with its restorative power. I found another premium brand that uses the same ingredient but I can't comment on getting more information about this. Other than Nok Yong collagen, there's also 24K gold silks and pearl being used. One things for sure is, there are a good amount of amino acids, and anti-aging ingredients overall that makes this a good effective skin restoring cream.  

    Pure water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, denatured alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, niacinamide, and antler extract (1000mg), propanediol, panthenol, phage, lipid and polybutylene glycol 8/5/3 glycerin 1,2-Hexanediol ∙ Phage / Phage-17/6 Copolymer ∙ Peony root extract ∙ Betaine ∙ Silk extract ∙ Phage-40 Hydrogenated castor oil ∙ Phage-11 Methylether dimethicone ∙ Nutmeg extract Hydroxyethyl acrylate / sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, carbomer, sodium hyaluronate, glyceryl acrylate / acrylic acid copolymer, beta-glucan, hydrolized collagen (250 ㎍) ∙ Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin ∙ Ethylhexyl Glycerin ∙ Tromethamine ∙ Adenosine ∙ Phenoxyethanol ∙ Titanium Dioxide ∙ Ma Car ∙ red iron oxide ∙ trisodium the dithiol this ∙ gold (20㎍) ∙ perfume

    comes in a big, elegant, durable box

    the cream tub & spatula inside

    My Review:

    So far this is probably the second "pearl" product I have owned and it does not disappoint. Though I must say this is definitely more suited to night care and renewal as it's rich and using it during your beauty sleep would be more effective. The packaging is not only luxurious looking but it gives a feeling of royalty as well (reminds me of the Korean  Royal Imperial Family Palace K-Dramas). Given as a gift, it would surely wow the receiver. The gold cap, somewhat reminds me of a gold gong. However, the body of the product is made of plastic and comes with a plastic spatula.

    the anti-aging beauty caviar (warning do not eat)

    the product has a seal lid, so it doesn't spill

    the pearls are the first things you'll fall in love with

    it's made of Nokyong collagen, 24K gold silk & pearl

    luxurious gold pearls, like beauty caviars for the rich

    cocoon in a sea of essences

    While it's an anti-aging cream, don't let it fool you into thinking you need another moisturiser on top.  After double-cleansing your face, tone and then break a pearl or two to be applied all over your face (targeting the wrinkle zones). You can use this around your eyes like an eye-cream but be gentle and do not over apply as I don't know it would be too much for the delicate eye skin. It feels a bit sticky or thick upon application but this feeling will sink in and your skin will feel glowing with the rich fatty acids from the cream.

    Overnight it restores and hydrates your skin so you look like a glowing queen the next day. For wrinkle / line, this improves overtime with use. I was advised to use this for at least min. two weeks to a month to see improvements.

    The texture is not really cream per se, I would say it's more of a translucent gold-ish gel (after mix).  There's a floral scent to it which I don't have any complains because it's quite calming for sleeping. Others might find this a bit too much.

    For the price of RM257++ it sums up to your average anti-aging cream.  I didn't count how many pearls there is in a 50g tub but on average, a tub like this would last you 3 months.

    A post shared by lim chooi ing (@plusizekitten) on

    How To Use:
    The instructions says to scoop 2 - 3 pearls using the spatula provided and crushed it on finger tips, then slowly massaged onto the face including the neck area. If you're only spot correcting, then one pearl would be enough otherwise, be generous to your skin.

    step by step guide on how to use

    so satisfying, you won't know what hit you

    you can see that your skin is glowing instantly

    P.S: I've seen how others demonstrated the crushing of the Snow Lotus Brightening cream, where the pearl becomes like a powdery mix with the essence but for this Nokyong Collagen cream, when you crushed it, it's not the same. It's a bit slippery so crush with caution else your pearl ball will slip right off your hand. The tip is to put the pearl in the palm of your hand, then cup it and crush it with the spatula or your finger. Then mix it up.

    When you crush it, it breaks apart and you need to mix it up with the essence to create a silky gold cream (more like a velvety rich gel). 

    hurry! promotion ending 31/8/18

    Where To Buy:

    There are three (3) variants, the one I have is the Nokyong Collagen Contour Lift Gold Capsule Cream 50g targeted at wrinkles and fine lines. It helps with firming, lifting and also hydrating your skin. Suitable for all skin type, makes a great night cream or sleeping mask, a gift for mothers.  Sold for RM257.90 at THE FACE SHOP website and outlets near you.

    Many thanks to hand model Sydney Lim @somethinkblack for lending her pretty hand for me during photography shots of the product! AND also THE FACE SHOP for sending me this product to review.

    My Lactobacillus Skincare Review


     Thanks, OMM for the gifts to start my fresh skin care journey

    I kinda like the idea of probiotics skincare after blogging all about it here. Since they're good for skin immunity and skin health,  I was really happy to have received some of their products to try at home. One of them is a best seller! Now I can tell people I use bacteria to make my skin beautiful lol. Here's what I am reviewing today from OMM.

    P.S: OMM products have no artificial colors, fragrance or preservatives.

    #1 Best Seller Fresh Ferment Moisture First Essence RM199

    The first essence means the first thing after your double cleansing to use before any other skincare. As always with K-beauty first essences, it's mostly concentrated with rich ingredients like fermented stuff + water. For OMM's best seller, theirs is a concoction of ingredients that I'm saying yes to. First, it has the Lactobacillus, then the underwater mineral rich Gangwon Deep Sea Water, Gangwon Seaweed Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Polysaccharide, Aloe Vera, and Squalene. All of which helps with moisture retention and repair in a nutshell. You may want to google the benefits of Squalene for the skin as brands such as Haba became popular for it. Brands such as The Original has a plant-derived squalene product as well.

    What Is This?
    Lactofermentation (Fresh Ferment) process increases product’s nutrition value and absorbability. Essence’s nutrients form a superior moisturizing film to shield skin from moisture loss, leaving skin hydrated and energized without the sticky feel - OMM.
    • moisture-locking protection
    • hydrates deep into the skin
    • relieve dehydration with no sticky feel

     slightly cloudy, watery texture rich with hydrating essences

    my night time routine before putting on my beauty oil

    My Review:
    Watery to the touch has a refreshing citrus-like scent. Fast absorption, not sticky. Skin feels soft, light and plump to the touch. Hydration significantly improved over 2 weeks of usage. Note: I had a slight sunburn on my face from my trip to Gaya Island, Sabah. I used this and notice that my skin condition improved greatly after a few days. I would like to continue using this and finish the bottle to see the best effect!

    How To Use?
    Apply the first essence evenly on face 1-2 times daily in the morning and evening.

    * Once open it must be used in 6 months. Store away from sunlight.

    UV Shield Moisture Sun Mist SPF50+/PA++++ 105ml RM149

    When I first spray this, I was 100% impressed with the product already. Like all sun protection, it's just a matter of preference because the main objective is to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. I mainly hate using sun protection because of the product itself - either too sticky, oily, oxides or creamy/heavy. I like my skin to breath - all the time. So I'm guilty of not wearing enough sun protection. BUT this may soon pass because this product is amazing! It gives the most amazing spread across a 45 degrees coverage, evenly with molecules so fine, so soft you don't even feel like you're putting on UV protection. It's so fine, I'm in love! If only I could show this but my current camera can't take that kind of macroparticles fast enough to be captured. The next best thing is you must go to the store and test it out yourself!

    What Is This?
    Offers superior UV protection in an ultra-sheer mist. Easy-to-use and absorbs quickly into skin. Blissfully moisturizing and cooling to use as sunscreen and to brighten up your complexion.[EFFICACY] Protects skin from UV rays (SPF50+, PA++++); helps whiten skin and reduce wrinkles.
    • UV Protection
    • Whitening
    • Wrinkle Reducing

    My Review
    This is a brightening, anti-ageing, UV spray. I mainly used it for UV protection and can't comment much if it has worked to whiten my skin or reduce wrinkles. There's a faint smell of typical sunscreen product. It's a spray mist and the product absorbs fast onto the skin. It's not sticky, and there's no heavy feel unless you're spraying a few layers on your skin. I highly recommend this if you're like me who hates the feel of sticky, oily, creamy or heavy "UV" protection on the face because this one is so sheer and light, it feels like a face mist instead of sunscreen.

    How To Use?
    Shake the container. Hold a few inches away from the body and spray evenly and liberally. For the face, spray on your palms and apply on face. Apply at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.

    Main Ingredients:
    Natural Active Lactobacillus, Gangwon Deep Sea Water, Sunflower Oil, Carrot Extract, Peach Extract, Cocoa Extract.

    Fresh Coconut Juice Mask 155ml + 7pcs Mask Packet RM105

    The reason I was interested in getting to know more about OMM was because of this cute milk carton packaging. It features a DIY masking that you needed to prepare yourself in order to use the mask. First things first are this fresh face juice mask actually uses real fruit extracts with Lactobacillus and Gangwon-Do Deep Sea Water. There are 5 fruit flavors to choose from - Pomegranate, Blueberry, Aloe Vera, Carrot and Coconut. So each box is painted in the color of the fruit. I choose coconut because I love anything coconut! Coconut water, coconut face mist, coconut hair care, coconut cleansers, scrub you get the picture. So naturally, I picked coconut. I also believe in the beauty benefits of using coconut for the skin.

    What Is This?
    Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract helps nourish and clarify skin to leave it soft, smooth and even toned. Revitalizes and moisturizes skin.
    • for clearer, smoother and nourished skin
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    weekly night routine before sleep - masking

    How To Use?
    1.    Open mask packet and pour the desired amount of liquid fruit essence into the packet.
    2.    Firmly seal the mask packet. Squeeze mask to evenly soak up the essence.
    3.    Unfold the mask and gently place on face for 10-15 minutes.
    4.    Peel off the mask and discard. Massage residual essence onto skin until fully absorbed.

    very interesting very fun to prepare haha

    My Review:
    This product comes with a bottle of juice and 7 mask packs. The mask packs are sealable plastic packs, each contains a folded rose fibre sheet mask. To use, just pour into the mask pack a generous amount of juice (don't be stingy because the rose fibre sheet mask has to really soak and absorb the juices, else it's semi-dry). The rose fibre soaks up the juice and fits nicely onto your face. After 10 mins, it starts to dry up into a piece of paper mache. If you're asking if this can be reused, I say no because I tried that and it started to smell rotten.

    Why? because this uses real fruit extracts and when coming into contact with bacteria and air, it starts to become bad. That is why the packaging also says that once open, it must be used within a month. Initially, I thought 7 mask packs is too little, I tried to stinge on the amount of juice and that ended up with an uneven wet mask. The bottle is really enough for 7 preparations. Use twice weekly, you'll be able to finish this bottle up.

    The plastic seal, on the other hand, can be reused if you wash it properly and dry it. I was thinking to go Daiso to buy the mask pills and have leftover Fresh Ferment Moisture First Essence soak this up and use as a mask.

    This Fresh Coconut Juice Mask is different from the other 4 juice flavours in texture. It's a creamy liquid instead of a watery one. It's probably like santan. I love how the coconut just gives that blanket of nourishing hydration to my skin. The remaining juice masks and it's used for: (so tempted to try)

    • Fresh Pomegranate Juice Mask - skin vitality and glow
    • Fresh Blueberry Juice Mask - brighter and firmer skin
    • Fresh Carrot Juice Mask - healthy and luminous skin
    • Fresh Aloe Juice Mask - glowing and moisturize skin

    In summary, I'm very happy with the testing of these products. Naturally, I love masks and essences because I like having my skin healthy and glowing for my age (ahem). I didn't comment on the 4th product which is an eye cream because I didn't feel that it had any significant difference for me. Mainly because I don't have wrinkles to begin with, since I do a lot of masking. I feel the future of skincare is changing, and with more introduction to ways to bring out the efficacy of an ingredient or method, could help with skin immunity, skin health naturally and safely.

    Welcoming ferments, bacterias and freshness to my skincare routine. If you are curious, don't forget to read my 1st introduction about OMM and fresh skin care. You can drop by their outlet at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (next to Old Town Coffee) to get free samples and to learn more about the benefits of Lactobacillus for beauty.

    Visit OMM Website for more information. 



     Introducing OMM Fresh Skin Care

    Have you heard of Fresh Skin Care? If you haven't then you'll want to know more about a new Korean beauty brand in the town called OMM. They claim to be the world's first 'Fresh Skin Care Products' who initiated the 'Fresh Skin Care' era. Now, the question is what's fresh skin care?

    Not to be confused with the angmoh brand Fresh skin care, OMM here is totally Korean up till the little bow tie in their logo. Fresh skin care here means, which I'm going to guess is really fresh, like still alive kinda fresh. Don't be scared, because I'm going to reveal that they're the only brand who carries a complete line of products enriched with active Lactobacillus. The very bacteria responsible for yummy food like yogurt, cheese, kimchi, fermented foods, etc.

    You know like the bacterias in Vitagen?

    Lactobacillus the good bacteria

    for a balance of healthy flora and skin immunity

    Don't believe you can google lar. Whoever thought you can put bacteria on your face?

    Actually, from caveman years, women did use fresh skin care in their beauty rituals. Look at Cleopatra who bathed in milk to keep her skin healthy and beautiful? Bacteria are not only good for your digestion, it is also good for your skin as OMM researched.

    Lactobacillus dramatically improves the activity and nutritional level of skincare products, ensure the well-being of our skin by delivering efficacious results - OMM

    So how did they know? Apparently, it started when they look into babies born from cesarean birth vs natural birth. C-section babies were found to have weaker skin immunity (sensitive skin etc). They discovered that a type of Lactobacillus passed down from mothers to babies via natural birth was absent. Thus OMM came about and boom with today's technology and research developed a whole range of skincare line dedicated to this good bacteria -  Lactobacillus!

    So not only is Lactobacillus good for your digestion and health, it is also good for your skin.

    * The surge in studies shows that these beneficial bacteria serve as natural antibiotics and physical shield to block inflammation, maintain pH balance & ultimately strengthening our skin barrier & immunity.

    Fun Fact: did you know OMM stays for Oh My Mother?

    Giving your skin the loving care of mom‍

    From "Vitagen" to fresh, healthy, natural skin care products. I was excited to be given the chance to try a few of their best selling products from a shop tour last month in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. Located at level 1 floor, just next to Old Town Coffee. The shop is a sparkling white, almost clinical. The interior and walls are clean and organized, with their line of products showcased from the top until the bottom of each wall. Some of them have really interesting names like Wing Wing Wing Renew Cleanser Gel and the That's Cool Like Fruit Juice Mask

    Upon entering the shop, you'll spot their top 5 best sellers line up on the table on your left.

    the OMM store in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

     Wing Wing Wing Renew Cleanser Gel

    Fresh Juice Mask & LP Masks

    they also have Lactobacillus cosmetic!

    Lactobacillus era of probiotic skincare

    Fresh Ferment + Gangwon Deep Seawaters
    for repair, vitality, hydration, sensitive skin

    I just want to point out that the Fresh Ferment range is must-try because it uses a rare ingredient - the Gangwon Deep Seawaters. Sourced 605 metres beneath sea level through a Single Water Intake technology to ensure purity and safety, the Gangwon Deep Seawaters is rich in multiple mineral essences including Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Manganese and Selenium. It is 16 times more effective than other deepwater minerals, in that it contains inorganic minerals that are ionized for rapid absorption in order to promote skin metabolism and to balance skin’s natural water lipid ratio, leading to lasting hydration and vitality.

    I'm also sharing to you what other range and prices to expect from this brand below.

    Acne range for acne concerns

    AnimFresh for oily skin type

    Crystal White for brightening/whitening

    Gentleman - Men's skincare line

    Galaxy Luxury that uses plant stem cells

    Anti-Wrinkle for anti-ageing

    Juice Mask a range of fresh fruit juice mask

    Cleansing range for all kinds of sky needs

    LP Mask - luxury pack mask

    UV Shield in cream or mist

    Mask range

    If I could pick what to buy, these would be the ones on my radar. The Fresh Ferment range particularly the No.1 Best Seller Fresh Ferment Moisture First Essence. Then the Glacial Clay Mousse Mask because something back the cool alps is calling out to me. Lastly, the Fresh Fruit Juice Mask which is available in 5 cool fruit juices and you have to pour them into a plastic bag with a rose fibre sheet mask inside, seal and let it soak up all the juices before using on your face.

    Lactobacillus me please! My sensitive skin would love this

    I can never say no to anything this cool

    the DIY Fresh Fruit Juice Mask omg so cute

    I hope my introduction is interesting here today because, in my next post, I'm going to be sharing my experience on 3 products given to me by OMM Malaysia to try! (yay thank you so much). Super happy to get my hands on fresh skin care actually. The way to beauty is more fresh and natural ingredients that help us to achieve that glowing healthy skin without all the nasty chemicals. Find out soon what I will be reviewing next!

    Bonus: OMM products has no artificial colours, fragrance or preservatives

    For more information about OMM click here. OMM is available at Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur (next to Old Town Coffee).
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