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

  • (Review + Discount Code) Sudio NIVA, true wireless earphones from Sudio Sweden


    I'm super super super excited that I got my hands on the latest and first wireless earphone from Sudio Malaysia - the Sudio Niva. I was using the Sudio TVÅ White for a while and I have been thinking of upgrading to a wireless earphone since it's trending. Even Apple has gone wireless (iPods). So this was a sweet surprise and I even have a 15% discount code "TAMMY2018" to give out to my friends who want to go wireless and save some moolah. 

    The Sudio Niva is priced at RM425 and it's available in 4 cool colors, two of them perked my interest. White and Black are quite common, but look at the blue and pink it's so cute! Since most of my gadgets are in white, I went with the white again. It's also unisex so Baby G would be able to borrow it without feeling embarrassed.

    Each wireless earphone comes with a built-in microphone and is compatible with Android and iOS. The sound quality is clear and crisp with a impressive bass. Overall good considering Sudio has been doing well with their line of earphones, this is the same you're going to get minus the pesky cords.

    Packaged in a fashionable portable charging casing with a built-in 500 mAh battery that gives you 4 charges with each charge giving you 3.5 hours / total 17.5 hours of play time. The plastic casing does a quick charge in 10mins, a full charge in an hour. 

    The minimalist yet elegant Scandinavian/Swedish design and style, it is also sweat-proof with three different-sized silicone sleeves for most secure fit and comfort for your ears.

    Check the instruction card on how to get started. I was struggling to get it to work since wireless earphones are new to me. In the end, I realized the earbuds works individually, you have to press them together for 3 secs until blinks blue on to Bluetooth sync with your laptop or smartphone.

    If you're planning to make a purchase, then you're going to be happy that this comes Sudio is offering free shipping for Malaysia and a one-year International warranty for your purchase. A Sudio Guarantee Certificate assuring you that your purchase did not come from some black market copy.

    They throw in additional gifts, a few months ago it was a tote bag but this time it's a pack of 4 Swedish design coasters to complete your Hygge lifestyle.

    Overall, a very good choice for wireless earphone shopping. I love that its light, convenient and also minimalist. The sound quality is good, and it cancels out the noise (you would not be able to hear anything else when you have this on). I would love if it could last up to 6 hours instead of over 3 hours (hopeful for next version). I love the coasters, as you can see I use them as jewelry coaster on my vanity table. I bought cement, brass and all but I felt they scratched my jewelry. This cork type coaster does not!

    For a limited time only, pay only RM361.25 this month when you check-out using my unique code TAMMY2018 for a 15% off the price tag from www.sudio.com/my.
    Many thanks to Sudio Malaysia for sending this to me to review.

    Starbucks Signing Workshop


    Starbucks Signing Workshop Schedule

    If you're searching for that something to make your life meaningful, why not join a signing workshop to learn the basics of sign language? Starbucks Malaysia has precisely that kind of workshop and it's free to the members of the public, in collaboration with the Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (SID). The signing workshop is a series of sign language classes of six modules at Starbucks Signing Store, Bangsar Village II from October 2018 onwards until the end of the year.

    Details of the Signing Workshop are as below:

    Day, date
    Introduction to Sign Language
    Saturday, 13 October 2018
    Everyday Expressions
    Saturday, 27 October 2018
    Action Words
    Saturday, 17 November 2018
    Describing & Feeling Words
    Saturday, 14 November 2018
    People & Relationships
    Saturday, 1 December 2018
    Food & Beverages
    Saturday, 15 December 2018

    If you are interested to take part in the Signing Workshop sessions, kindly email to wonder@sid.org.my together with your name, contact number and preferred session. Registration is on a first come first serve basis (Limited to 40 pax per session). Attached are the details for the Signing Workshop schedule.

    For more information, please visit Starbucks Malaysia’s Facebook Page.

    5 Steps to Glowing Skin

    Everywhere you look on social media, you will see images of women with amazing skin. In recent years, the trends have changed from promoting mattified skin to helping people showcase their natural beauty. There are countless products that are released every day which promise to do wonders for every skin type. Regardless of the many beauty products you can use on your skin, it is also true that the best thing you can do for yourself is follow a healthy lifestyle. If you treat your body and mind with respect, this will soon begin to show in the glow on your cheeks. 

    Avoid substance abuse

    There are lots of things people regularly consume which can lead to skin problems. For example, if you smoke, you may notice your skin looks dull and you break out more often. The same can also be said for alcohol and illegal drugs. While living without these substances is the healthiest route you can take, it can also be a struggle for people who have addiction problems. When this happens, completing sober living treatments will help you get your general health and skin health back on track in no time.

    Drink lots of water

    It is no surprise that staying hydrated can bring your body numerous health benefits, yet one of the best-kept secrets of drinking lots of water is how supple, soft, and clear it makes your skin. This is also a brilliant tip to follow if you suffer from dry skin, as it will reduce how many heavy moisturizers you need to use. If you are hoping to see results within a week, you should consider increasing your water intake by only a glass each day. 

    Eat plenty of vitamins

    It should come as no surprise that eating certain foods can bring out a glow in your complexion. Ideally, you should be looking for foods that have a high vitamin content, and which are rich in anti-oxidants. These can mostly be found in fresh fruits, such as oranges, which contain lots of vitamin C. You can even go one step further to make fruit masks at home and apply these vitamins directly to your skin for better results.

    Exercise regularly

    When you exercise, lots of oxygen finds its way into your blood, where it is then carried to your skin. This can help your skin heal from any blemishes, but it can also help you look refreshed and glowing after you exercise. In many ways, it also enables you to sweat out any toxins that may be blocking your pores, to reveal a smooth complexion.

    Spend time outside 

    Everyone needs a healthy dose of vitamin D to ensure their skin doesn’t look pale. Spending time in the sun ensures you get these vitamins, but you should always protect your skin from the weather by wearing sunscreen daily. Even if you are outdoors when the sun is hidden, the fresh, oxygenated air will help immeasurably, but only if you take precautions. This is often why experts suggest exercising outdoors, so that you can get as much oxygen delivered to your skin as possible.

    Origani - Australia's Luxury Organic Skincare Brand


    Origani opens it's latest beauty clinic at The Curve

    I can't believe that the same brand that I have been sneaking glances from at Bangsar Shopping Center has opened an outlet 10-mins away from me! I'm talking about Origani, the luxury organic skincare brand from Australia *excited*. Their high-performance organic and naturally-derived beauty products are one of the reasons they're Australia's leading organic skincare brand.  With over 280 stores worldwide, this would make Origani The Curve, the 7th store in Malaysia since 2016.

    Made with high-quality, natural ingredients - most of their products contain certified organic ingredients by the Australian Ministry of Health. Just look out for the mark that says "Includes Certified Organic Ingredients". Otherwise, the percentage of the certified organic ingredients within the formula would be indicated instead. Bonus point: They're also cruelty-free *bunny mark*. 

    If you're worried about the number of chemicals being absorbed by your body from the everyday use of beauty and cosmetics in the market, then organic skincare may just be what you're looking for. It's a natural way to heal and protect the skin.


    Many thanks to Origani's GM James Barton who invited me over to see their new Origani clinic. Origani Clinic because it's no longer just a store, they now offer facial treatments such as the Skinfusion Organic Spa Treatments and LED Anti-Ageing Facial Rejuvenation Treatment. The later uses LED light therapy that combines both red light and infrared light to lift, tighten, and combat premature aging. The infrared light penetrates deep into the skin (40mm) to repair collagen while the red light goes in 10mm to reduce signs of aging (wow).

    The Origani clinic is strategically located at the ground floor concourse area, the bright and colorful clinic can be seen from afar, with a beautiful butterfly "chandelier". Just walk in to get a free consultation from their beauty advisors.

    beautiful butterflies flying above you

    Origani ERDA for normal to combination sky type

    From there, I was introduced to their everyday skincare range called ERDA. The name is quite unique and it feels like it's inspired by a mythical beauty. The range focuses on harnessing the power of organic nutrients derived from plant and fruit extracts. Couple with advanced technology, ERDA is an innovative everyday skincare solution made for normal to combination skin.

    From ancient times ERDA has been associated with an Earth Goddess – a vibrant spirit, respecting and nurturing the earth. ERDA takes its inspiration from this ancient myth - to protect and nurture your skin, everyday. ERDA is derived from the roots of the Earth, combining botanical and floral extracts, essential oils and minerals. ERDA respects your skin – from gentle cleansing to specific treatments, naturally enriched with Certified Organic ingredients, for smoother softer skin.

    Apart from ERDA, Origani also has other range suited for all kinds of skin concerns and type + cosmetic and body care products. Here's a list of what they currently offer:

    Dermassure - oily & troubled skin
    Immortajell - immortal range
    Ageless By Nature - high-performance anti-ageing line for mature skin
    Erda - normal and combination skin
    God's Nectar - for dry & dehydrated skin
    Repertoire - skincare for men

    I was given two products from the ERDA line to review. The popular daily glow toning cleanser which I came to love, followed by the recommended soothing and reviving night cream for my beauty sleep. Both were going to help me hydrate, calm and make me youthful *yay*.  Read my review of the two products below!

    Erda Daily Glow Toning Cleanser 150ml RM450
    gentle | purifies | refines | smooths

    At first, I was skeptical, because of how many multi-tasking-cleansers claims to be this and that but after using this for the first time, my skin was blown away by it's power! AND after 7-days, my skin's glowing, my pores don't look like 50 cent coins (ok I'm exaggerating here), and I look not a day older. I am officially addicted to smothering my face with the gooey goodness. It deep cleans and doesn't make your skin dry out or tight. Couldn't help touching my cheeks, seriously - so soft.

    I was told that this is a 3-in-1 product which tones, gently cleanses and removes make-up. With that I thought, wow, would it be suitable for sensitive skin types like me? YES! My face didn't feel anything off, in fact, it felt so good, so refreshed, I'm sold.

    The bottle is made of high-grade acrylic. not plastic. The texture is like honey jelly, doesn't lather, smells delicious like a nectar fruit and is cooling to the skin. I use only 2 pumps, on damp skin, gently massaging it in a circular motion and then rinse with water.

    Made with certified organic ingredients. I love that it has natural ingredients such as honey, aloe vera juice, grape seed extract, and Vitamin E.

    P.S: Considering this is an organic luxury skincare product made in Australia (currency exchanged, etc) the price is on the higher side, but it lasts you 1/2 year with twice daily usage. So it's worth the investment.

    My Rating:
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

    What It Is?
    Erda Daily Glow Toning Cleanser gently cleanses and purifies your skin without any drying effects. Thanks to Aloe Vera Juice, this cleanser delivers soothing and hydrating performance that will benefit every skin type. Honey and Cinnamon Leaf Oil also give superior antibacterial protection for a clear and calm complexion.

    How To Use:
    1. Gently massage 2 - 3 pumps into damp skin and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
    2. Follow with either Erda Rich & Hydrating Day Cream or Erda Soothing & Reviving Night Cream.
    3. Use morning and night.

    Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Honey (Mel), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Lactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, CI 14700, Ci 19140.
    * Certified Organic

    Store between 5°C / 41°F and 30°C / 86°F. Avoid direct sunlight.

    Erda Soothing & Reviving Night Cream 50ml RM850
    soothes | detoxifies | de-stresses

    Just for my night time routine, I would follow with the soothing and reviving night cream. It's creamy and slightly thick but surprisingly does not weight your skin down and is smooth like melted butter when you massage it onto your skin. It's also fast absorbing and leaves the skin without the heavy sticky feeling. It does not leave any residue as well on your pillows. There's a silky feeling to it. I love that it doesn't have a strong scent like most night creams and that it has anti-oxidants, proteins, and beneficial oils as well as Retinol and Vitamin E to repair your skin while you're sleeping.

    I used this for over a week, and my skin has not flake once. Either that or the cleanser is super good. I was almost tempted to use this as a day cream but I stopped myself as I felt the ingredients would benefit me while I have my beauty sleep. I am going to continue using this for at least 4 weeks to see if aging stops (lol kidding).

    Unlike the daily glow toning cleanser, this cream comes in a lovely luxury-looking box and a spatula for dipping. The packaging is also made of high-grade acrylic.

    P.S: For sensitive skin, or if you easily get flushed cheeks after a hot day, this cream helps to calm your skin down! 

    My Rating:
    ★ ★ ★ ★ 

    What It Is?
    Night-time is the perfect time to relax and revive your skin. Erda Soothing & Reviving Night Cream is formulated using highly concentrated botanical extracts, enriched with proteins, vitamins, and exquisitely luxurious oils. Soothing Lavender and Aloe Vera help to detoxify and calm the skin, while Grape Seed Extract and Olive Oil provide superior antioxidant support.

    How To Use:
    Apply at night following Erda Firming Serum for the ultimate nourishing and hydrating skincare experience.

    Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum ParkII (Shea) Butter, Collagen, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Olea Europa (Olive) Fruit Oil, Elastin, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract, Linoleic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Retinol), Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum.
    *Certified Organic

    Store between 5ºC / 41ºF and 30ºC / 86ºF. Avoid direct sunlight.

    Origani Malaysia is available on myorigani.com. They have 5 outlets across Klang Valley - Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, The Gardens Mall, Bangsar Shopping Center, Atria Shopping Gallery, and iOi City Mall. Follow their FB fan page for promotions and updates. 

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