When a product is manufactured by a korean brand, effectiveness is guaranteed. So I got really ecstatic when before the year started, I was e-mailed by Tammy Lim, a fellow blogger whom I believed to be a brand ambassador, asking me to be one of their beta testers. Just by their name, I know they are a reputable and promising online retailer.
I did not hesitate of course as when I browsed Althea's website, my jaw literally dropped! Products sold on their site were dirt cheaper compared to when you buy them here in the Philippines! Yes, they offer you products from your favorite Korean brands for a quarter of their Philippine prices!
I could not fathom how I was chosen but who am I to refuse, right? Hoho! So I immediately signed as a beta tester, waited 'til their private grand opening last January 20 (exclusive for bloggers), received credits and shopped through hundreds of bestselling products and received my cute pink parcel yesterday straight from Korea!
From high-end and most popular up to the obscure brands, name it, and Althea Korea have it! Some of the korean brands that they have includes: Laneige, Innisfree, 3CE, Banila Co, Chica-Y-Chico, Etude House, Tony Moly, The Face Shop, IOPE, Holika Holika, Missha, Nature Republic, Skinfood and so much more! It's like they are a collaboration of all the most-raved korean brands!
When you buy anything from them, they will ship it inside this sturdy pink box that I will not ever throw away! It's so cute and spacious I wanted to keep all my precious belongings inside! And speaking of shipping, you can buy P1500 worth of products from them and they will ship it for free straight from Korea! And it will only take 5-8 days! Can't wait that long? I guarantee that your parcel's worth waiting. Your purchases will be covered in bubble wrap so you will receive the box in it's most kempt manner. You heard something cooler than that?
Royal Gold Foundation
Just see what I'm trying to tell you! From three thousand bucks down to P850!? Ugh, I need not say anything more. Also, I had to grab a compact myself just because I was hooked by too much deduction from its original price. Plus, it claims to give you a glow-y skin which I definitely need right now.
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream
A lot claims that Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream is the best BB Cream ever formulated. I jumped into the bandwagon thinking I should figure out what's hype about it. Plus, it retails for only P560 but try to buy it on malls here in the Philippines and pay P1600! Ugh, being a junkie on a budget, this wouldn't even be an option.
24K Gold Wrapping Mask
When I opened the box, there were product spills all over the crater of the tub so I had to clean it pretty badly to appear presentable on photos. Haha! Anyway, the tub is quite heavy and looks real high-end. Now, I discovered Cleopatra's beauty secret which I am sharing with you! Can't wait for my pampering session with this!
Actually, my loot shall have their Black Pack Cleanser but I guess they forgot to include it in my box. That really saddened me. I exceeded the worth of their given credits so I paid extra bucks to get my hands into the four products mentioned but...yeah. So I contacted them right away saying my order was incomplete and they replied immediately. Great!
Anyway, if you're interested to buy, you can visit them at http://ph.althea.kr/. But their official public launching will still be on February 15, 2016! Excited? I know you are! Happy blogging!
*Products were sent by Althea Korea for reviews and public information.