I used to be a sucker for all things Korean – from K-Dramas to K-Pop, I’d always keep up with the latest trends through Allkpop and Koreaboo. Unfortunately, I lost interest in watching Korean soap operas and listening to new albums of my former favorite singers. I broke up with my fascination over these fads a long time ago (two years ago?), but I’m keeping my obsession with Korean cosmetics alive and intact. My go-to K-beauty brands continue to satisfy my needs, and wala akong balak na palitan ‘yung routine ko kasi sa totoo lang, ang laki ng in-improve ng skin ko after sticking to a proper regimen – thanks to Etude House, Nature Republic, The Face Shop, and Skinfood. 🙂
When a good friend gave me a heads up about althea.kr‘s launch in the Philippines, I couldn’t help but feel happiness and excitement at the same time. Imagine, the products I swear by are now attainable! Huhu. WHOEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA SHOULD BE REWARDED WITH HUGS AND KISSES. XOXO
But before its grand launch which falls on February 15 (two days na lang!!!), I thought of trying out ph.althea.kr to see what it’s like purchasing from the beta site. It took about five days before the package straight from Korea was delivered to my friend’s house and according to her, the products were sealed in a pink box and each item was covered in bubble wraps. I believe, with our combined orders, we were able to hit the Php 1,500 mark so the shipping was of free charge. Woop! 🙂 Let me share with you what I purchased:
A K-beauty shopping spree – even though I’m supposed to be on a shopping ban – will never be complete without a bottle of face mist. My friends will agree to the fact that I’m addicted to face mist. Since I haven’t really tried Innisfree before, I decided to add its Aloe Revital Skin Mist on my cart. Brands that use organic ingredients are definitely worth a try, and I wasn’t disappointed at all.
What I like more about ph.althea.kr is its discounted prices. WAAAH! Yes, I got this 120 ml bottle of face mist for only Php 500 with an original price of Php 600.
Moving on, I also bought the Innisfree favorite No Sebum Mineral Powder for Php 260 (it was supposed to be sold at Php 360). Whenever I come across blogs that feature Korean cosmetics, this green rounded beauty always makes it to the bloggers’ list of go-to products.
I’ll use this soon and let you guys know if the claims are true. 🙂 (I bet they are, anyway!)
The last thing I got was The Style 4D Mascara from a premium brand Missha. Honestly, I was surprised upon seeing its price at Php 170 (from Php 198). I mean, Missha is one of the most expensive Korean beauty brands out there and it amazes me how cheap this mascara is.
In addition to this write-up, you can use your Paypal account when buying from ph.althea.kr. I’m still hoping, though, that they will accept credit cards when they launch it on the 15th. Fingers crossed!
Anyhow, the whole experience was so much fun and hassle-free! I can’t wait for Althea’s public opening! <3