As a certified Althea Angel and because it's my birthday, the fairies of Althea Korea gifted me some shopping credits to use in their website. This is, by far, their biggest blowout to me and for that, I'm so grateful. I am not just for their generosity but because they do trust a low-key blogger like me who's very introvert and does nothing other than shopping for makeup and skincare goodies and writes honest-to-goodness reviews and musings, pretty much about everything and anything that interests me.
This is why I love Althea and why I keep coming back to them whether I have free credits to send or none at all. They do care about their people and they see potentials in everyone--a brand I hope every existing corporation could build. Their marketing and communication people are so open, engaging and approachable and they do not discriminate at all.
There's just too much to love about my Althea family. Of course, who wouldn't love to cart or wish list stuff when there's just a lot Althea can offer to K-beauty enthusiasts! You wouldn't believe that I have over 50 items in my wish list now. So here are the items I finally decided to get after days of me thinking things over. It was a hard decision but I have to be practical and only bought stuff I would really be using on a daily basis. I didn't purchase two or more of the same stuff or of the same labels and purpose because I wanted to build a skincare and makeup routine without leaving anything behind in the dark corners of my stash.
INNISFREE JEJU PORE SCRUB FOAM - P450
LANEIGE ESSENTIAL POWER SIN REFINER LIGHT - P1,100
LANEIGE WATER BANK GEL CREAM - P1,460
I have here some basic skincare products like cleanser, toner and moisturizer on days I want to keep my skincare simple and light.
LANEIGE TIME FREEZE FIRMING SLEEPING MASK - P1,330
INNISFREE SUPER VOLCANIC STICK MASK 2X - P620
HONEY AND BERRY LIP SLEEPING MASK- P118
POBLING MINI ION APPLICATOR - 880
I got myself some items that I can also incorporate in my daily routine without having something 'redundant'. I have here a sleeping mask for PM use after moisturizer, a stick mask to be used 2-3 times a week, a lip mask to treat my chapped and dry lips overnight and a tool to make sure my skincare are thoroughly sunken deep down my pores.
NATURE REPUBLIC DAILY UV PROTECTION CREAM NO SEBUM SPF35 - P490
MISSHA POREFECTION BB CREAM - P500
ALTHEA PETAL VELVET POWDER - P210
I have to consider my AM routine too. Here, I bought basic items like sunscreen, a BB cream for lightweight coverage and a powder to help me control oil at bay and top off the BB cream of course.
I couldn't be anything but happy with this haul because I am pretty sure I'll be using them all at the same time. This is me being practical despite having to spend extra money for the additional items. These yielded me a bill of P7,158. Yes, I had to add a little bit of my personal money to also get a free shipping option. Buying the Althea Petal Velvet Powder is worth it because it's almost broken even with the shipping cost. I'd rather pay extra than pay for shipping, tbh.
So...care to share your latest haul from Althea? Would love to get some recommendations on which ones to get next! I'm planning a shopping spree some time in December!
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