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

  • Bio-Life Astaxanthin 6mg for Skin Health


    Astaxanthin 6mg for skin health

    Ever since I went keto and then low-carb last year, I have been quite obsessed with supplements that would improve my overall health, immune system and also my skin. I wanted to also detox my skincare regime as I have too many. I was getting tired of keeping up with all the beauty fads and wanted a break. Then I came across Astaxanthin by BiO-LiFE. The name is mighty weird like some space name! Here's how to pronounce it "Asta zan thin".

    Asta means crab and Xanthin is similar to xanthophyll (yellow leaves) which refers to the color and natural source of Astaxanthin.

    I read into it and was surprised to discover many benefits with it when researching online about keto-friendly antioxidant supplements. I have always associated superfruits as the supers of antioxidants but never occur to me that the microalgae Haematococcus Pluvialis which is also found in krill, shrimp, lobsters, and salmon are also high in antioxidants!.

    Astaxanthin characteristics bright red-orange color pigment (Carotenoid)
    found in krill, salmon, shrimps, lobster and also (see below!)

    found in microalgae Haematococcus Pluvialis! 
    which is the greatest natural source of Astaxanthin

    What's Astaxanthin?
    Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring bright red-orange color pigment (Carotenoid) found primarily in marine organisms. Due to the strong antioxidant potency of Astaxanthin, it can serve as a skin guard by creating an internal protection shield in the skin to slow down the effect of aging. BiO-LiFE Astaxanthin 6mg is a high strength natural Astaxanthin extracted from microalgae which are clinically tested to produce visible cosmetic benefits on people who have aging skin such as wrinkles, loose skin, etc - BiO-LiFE

    Benefits of Astaxanthin
    source: www.oxfordvitality.co.uk

    There are seriously many benefits to taking Astaxanthin, but I would like to share more about the beauty benefit a.k.a. skin health of it today. Close friends who know me, know too well that I am a seeker of anti-aging products such as collagen drinks, bird's nest, supplements, and goo (skincare). And with this, I found out that the algae are the only Astaxanthin source that acts as a natural sunscreen to protect itself from UV rays by increasing the skin's resistance to UVA and UVB ray.

    Somewhat like a skin guard to protect the skin from the inside out!

    How does Astaxanthin 6mg help in aging skin?
    source bio life website
    • Astaxanthin 6mg forms the main protective barrier for the skin that can improve skin smoothness and reduce water loss as well as boosting the moisture retention in the skin. [1-3]
    • Astaxanthin 6mg quenches free radicals and protects the skin from oxidative stress. [4-5]
    • Astaxanthin 6mg slows down the degeneration of skin collagen. [6]
    • Astaxanthin 6mg speeds up the skin collagen fiber recovery that can reduce wrinkles and improve the elasticity of the skin. [2]

    Comes in an amber glass bottle for sunlight protection

    when I first opened my bottle, I was surprised to see the pill’s color!
    only one pill a day is needed

    Over the course of two months, I have been taking this supplement Astaxanthin 6mg once a day. It comes in a pack of 30 vegetable capsules for RM120. Good news for those on Keto or low carb diet! This is keto-friendly, and it helps to improve fat metabolism and increase muscle endurance and recovery which can help in weight loss along with exercise. 

    Tip: It is non-GMO and contains no added sugar, yeast, milk derivatives, wheat or corn starch, gluten, preservatives, and artificial flavors.

    before and after two months

    I started in December, and that was a super stressful month as work and community activities were weighing me down to the extent of me sacrificing my skincare regime. To be accurate, I forgot that I needed to use my moisturizers and serums during this period. My skin wasn't flaky, peeling or whatsoever that made me go "I need to use skincare". Only after a few weeks did I realize I was not using my H.A, oils, and creams and I trace back to when it started (which is after I started taking this supplement).

    In short, I am impressed that my skin condition looked healthy and youthful throughout the course of two months without skincare! To be fair I have normal-dry skin, so it probably did enough that I didn't realize I needed to splash skincare on my face.

    P.S: You can still use it while maintaining your daily skincare.

    I can't say if there was any improvement in wrinkles because I never notice I had any. The most significant difference would be my face wasn't flaky or dry and maintained well without skincare during this period.

    I also notice I was sleeping well into the night (if this helps?).

    high antioxidant activity against free radicals
    serving as nature’s strong antioxidant

    If you're looking for anti-aging + inner beauty + antioxidant + immune health + inflammation + joint health, then you can consider this. I take the one BiO-LiFE Astaxanthin 6mg which costs RM120 but if u buy online you can find a good deal. Available at leading pharmacies such as Alpro, Caring, Guardian and Healthlane.
    • High strength of natural Astaxanthin that gives optimum result
    • Antioxidant for aging skin
    • Clinically tested to improve skin condition within 2 months [2]
    • Solvent-free extraction technology to maintain the premium quality of Astaxanthin
    • Non-GMO and gluten-free
    • Vegetable capsule, suitable for vegetarian
    • Once-a-day convenient dosage for daily consumption

    Note: Store below 30 degree Celsius in a dry place, away from sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Only for adult consumption. Consult your doctor before taking any supplement.

    For more information visit hwww.biolife.com.my and www.fb.com/biolifemarketing.

    Taste Australia Launch Fresh Juicy & Tasty In Season Summer Fruits


    A selection of Fresh Juicy Tasty Australian Peaches, Plums, Nectarines & Apricots
    If you are a lover of fresh juicy summer fruits such as peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, then now is the time to head down to your local supermarket to stock up as they are now in season. Taste Australia recently launched the "Celebration of Flavours" campaign at Aeon Metro Prima, Kepong. Taste Australia is the whole-of-horticulture brand used by industry and Hort innovation to help increase the profile, sales and consumption of premium horticulture products in key export markets. Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day will be all that much sweeter with these tasty luscious fruits.

    Malaysian Celebrity Chef Abang Brian presenting the result of his culinary skills using fresh juicy Australian Summer Fruits
    As consumers prepare to Huat Ah and toss the Yee Sang high and wide to usher in prosperity and happiness this CNY, the campaign is aimed at inspiring consumers to level up the celebrations with exciting ways to enjoy these delicious summer fruits. Taste Australia, engaged Celebrity Masterchef, Abang Brian to kickstart the season with great recipes that Malaysians will love.

    L-R: Mr Liew Kong Cheng, Business Development manager of Austrade Malaysia, Ms Irene Khor Kim Eam, Persihabe, Dairy & Daily Senior Manager Aeon Co (M) Bhd and Abang Brian Malaysian Celebrity Chef displaying the Summer Fruits Yee Sang & Peach and Chocolate Trifle 
    At the Launch of the campaign, Abang Brian shared an unconventional Yee Sang recipe made sweeter and healthier with Australian summer fruits, such as succulent Australian White and Yellow Peaches, White and Yellow Nectarines, and Black, Red and Dapple Plums.

    Yee Sang Time!
    "The flavours of these stone fruits are incomparable - some sweet, some tart, and the combined flavours in a recipe such as Yee Sang is simply divine," said Abang Brian as he sliced and assembled the Aussie summer fruit Yee Sang. He went on to explain that stone fruits such as nectarines, peaches, plums and apricots have cultural significance for CNY as the fruits symbolize long life and prosperity.

    Abang Brian working his magic
    The celebration of flavours didn't end there as Abang Brian shared a recipe for Romantic Peach and Chocolate Trifle layered lovingly with juicy peaches and white chocolate cream, decorated with peaches and red plum. Perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner or a CNY dinner party.

    Romantic Peach & Chocolate Trifle
    Business Development Manager of Austrade Malaysia, Mr Liew Kong Cheng, explained that Australian produce are usually highly sought after due to their deeper flavours and freshness. He added that thanks to Australia's warm climate and hot summers, the stone fruits come out sweeter and juicier. The proximity to Asia also ensures Malaysians have access to Australia's freshest seasonal produce.

    Fresh juicy tasty Summer Fruits In Season now all the way from Australia
    "These fruits can be enjoyed in so many different ways. They are perfect as snacks on their own, sliced up in fruit or leafy salads, delectable in baked and fresh desserts, perfect with creamy ones, great stewed, grilled, poached, pureed, baked or sautéed, and make excellent jams, chutneys, pickles, compotes and sorbets. It combines beautifully with so many recipes creating a joyous celebration of flavours,' said Liew.

    Summer fruits also make perfect gifts as their round shape and gold and red hues are said to symbolize prosperity and bring the recipient good fortune throughout the year.

    Available to buy In Season now at your local Supermarket
    To see the Taste Australia campaign in action and try the flavoursome summer fruits, head down to participating retailers including Jaya Grocer, Village Grocer & Aeon supermarkets.

    For more info :
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/TasteAustraliaMalaysia/

    Rip, Strip And Skip The Dip With The All-New Mission Corn Strips

    Mission Foods Introduces New Corn Strips in 3 new flavours - Tom Yum, Peri Peri and Spicy Szechuan Seafood.

    The New Corn Strips come boxed in cool retro looking ghetto blaster design
    Rip, Strip and Skip the Dip is their new campaign launched recently giving corn chip lovers a different way to snack. Perfect for Netflix & Chillin! 

    Mission Foods Corn Strips flavours Tom Yum, Peri Peri & Spicy Szechuan Seafood
    What's so different about Mission Corn Strips?

    The new Corn Strips feature a new shape and 3 new flavours making it easier to eat and deepens the 'crunchiness' of the texture compared to Mission's range of other tortilla chips. Generally corn chips are triangular but this new range forms a unique retangular strip shape. They're also healthier containing 30% less oil than potato chips, made from 100% real corn and free from preservatives and artificial colours!

    Fiery Szechuan Spicy Seafood Chips
    "We wanted to give consumers flavours that they love and are unexpected on a corn chip that can also be enjoyed straight from the pack so they can skip the dip altogether," said Constantino Flores, Vice President of Operations, Mission Foods Asia speaking at the Launch @Rumah Tangsi in KL.

    VP of Operations for Mission Foods Asia Constantino Flores (Centre) gettin down 
    The 3 new explosive flavours are sure to set taste buds aflame. Tom Yum Corn Strips marry the taste sensations that we all love in Thai food - sweet,sour,salty and spicy. One bite and you're hit with flavours of seafood cooked with hot chilli pepper, kaffir lime, galangal, lime juice and fish sauce. Sure to satisfy you when you're craving for that hot bowl of Tom Yum soup!

    Peri Peri Corn Strips have hints of citrus and lime, with a light smokiness that keeps you reaching for more. Peri Peri is always a winner with Malaysians as we love the chill-licious tangy heat, and each strip coated with this addictive flavour packs a punch.

    #RipStripSkipTheDip Campaign @Rumah Tangsi, KL
    Mala is all the rage now and if Mala is your thing too then you'll love the new Szechuan Spicy Seafood Corn Strips just as much as I do. These are perfectly coated with the picante combination of hot Szechuan peppercorns, chilli pepper, seafood and a fiery mix of other tongue-numbing spices.

    Local famous rappers Juzzthin, Loca B & Sophia Liana Rip, Strip And Skip The Dip
    To help launch the new Mission Corn Strips 3 local famous rappers treated us to rap performances waxing lyrical on each new flavour. Sophia from De Fam started the battle with her take on the Szechuan Spice flavoured Corn Strips. "Spicy Szechuan gon' turn the heat up with the media. When I got it you guys be like "Better call Sophia". Put your tastebuds on a joyride. So tasty, it makes your mouth open wide. The combination of both might just trigger your pulse."

    Juzzthin spiitin' bars

    Rap star extraordinaire, Juzzthin responded with a strong rap on the Peri Peri flavour. "It's a hot thing, in the making. Legendary. What we talkin' bout here, Peri Peri. Your tongue gets reborn soon as you taste the corn. It just gets better for the soulfood we on."

    Loca B ended the rap battle with a lyrical tirade on Tom Yum. "Tom Yum Brings That Heat, And It's Spicin' Up This Beat. My Mama Getting Mad - Lotsa Chips In One Receipt!" she rapped, bringing the house down.

    The #RipStripSkipTheDip campaign will see the rap stars along with a range of influencers share the delight in snacking on these new Corn Strips with their followers on Social Media.

    The new Mission Corn Strips range in 3 flavours are now available in 120g packs at all leading supermarkets in the snack aisle; alongside Mission's existing range od corn chips. As essential add-ons to any snack pantry, these 3 new flavours are sure to please. Hashtags to follow are #MissionCornStrips #MissionFoodsMY #RipStripSkipTheDip.

    For more Info :
    Website - https://www.missionfoods.com.my/en
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/missionfoodsmalaysia/
    IG -  https://www.instagram.com/missionfoods.my/
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