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My Recent Loot from Korea, Care of Althea (As Usual)

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I remember blogging about Korean dramas and Korean stars in my old college blog (nope, no link haha). I’ve always loved Korean food too though, for the life of me, I cannot memorise the names of the dishes. But recently, I became obsessed with Korean skincare products and makeup.

So for me, it just makes a lot of sense to order directly from Korea (via Althea, of course!). For starters, not all of the products are locally available here. Also, prices are much, much cheaper, not to mention you can earn referral points and rebates!

Without much ado, here’s the latest loot I received from Althea a month ago:

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Pink packages make my heart sing!

Althea Philippines Review

I ordered during their Birthday Special and received…

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A celebration in a box! (Plus the products in their bubble wrapped glory)

Althea Philippines Review

Here they are! (But not everything is mine – all the lippies are for my colleagues, Sarah and Jona)

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Giddy, giddy, giddy! Sorry, no time to put on makeup – must open the package asap!

And here are the products inside the lovely pink box:

1. Mat Fix Chica Y Chico Matt BB Cushion (P610)

Chica Y Chico Mat BB CushionMat Fix Chica Y Chico Matt BB CushionMat Fix Chica Y Chico Matt BB Cushion

If you noticed, BB cushions are all the rage nowadays, and since this was on sale (from P1,920 to P610 plus 100% rebate), I immediately grabbed one.

First impressions: Upon application, it looks too white for my morena skin (I ordered the darker shade, #23), but after a couple of minutes, it blends into the skin quite well. It’s not overly matte as advertised, but I actually like that it has a dewy finish.

2. It’s My Magic Sponge (P100)

It's My Magic Sponge

I can’t afford the real Beauty Blender, so I looked for a replacement. I spotted this in Althea, and it’s dirt cheap so there’s nothing to lose! Also, it looks cute tee hee.

First impressions: I haven’t tried the Beauty Blender or anything similar. This is my first cushion blender, but I can say that it does the job quite well. Durable, too!

3. Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer (P280)

Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer

I’ve been wanting to buy a proper primer, too, and as I was searching through the aisles of Althea, I saw this hugely discounted primer – from P1,000 to P280, can you believe it? The first thing I noticed was the uber cute packaging. When my son saw it, he thought it was a Minecraft toy!

First impressions: Loving it! It doesn’t really erase the pores (or maybe it will if you’re using a thick layer, but I prefer using only a thin layer of primer because…tropical weather). But it’s lightweight on the skin and it’s so easy to apply makeup afterward. Foundation or BB cream easily glides on the skin!

4. Witch’s Pouch Perfect Cover Concealer (P240)

Witch's Pouch Perfect Cover Concealer

I don’t know about you but it’s still stick concealer for me. I’ve used various concealers since high school (because I need to cover up a certain dark spot on the side of my face) and it’s only stick concealers that give me the coverage that I want. This one is also discounted, from P510 to P240.

First impressions: This one’s coverage is really good! It covers up the dark circles under my eyes really well (without making me look weird as undereye brighteners tend to do…) as well as my dark spot. I love its creamy texture, too!

My friends’ orders

I obviously don’t have any first impressions for these as these are not mine (I’m not really into lip products), but I can tell you that they all 1.) look cute 2.) smell nice and 3.) pass my lippie-expert friends haha.

5. Rire Lip Manicure (P350)

Rire Lip Manicure Rire Lip Manicure

6. Onsaemeein Velvet Moist Lip Tint (P240)

Onsaemeein Velvet Moist Lip Tint Onsaemeein Velvet Moist Lip Tint

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30 Comments

  • Reply Celerhina Aubrey September 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I love Althea too. And Korean make ups are the best. Lalo na sa base – primer, bb cream, foundation, concealers. Magaan kasi sa face but it does the job well. And peg ko din ang dewy finish. Lakas makahealthy.
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  • Reply Malot September 12, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve been seeing a lot of posts regarding Althea on Instagram and I’m starting to get really curious about their products and Korean makeup per se. This is the first time I’ve read a review about Althea though. Thanks for sharing; I might order a primer from them too!

    • Reply Maan September 12, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Please use my referral code haha!

  • Reply Coi September 12, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Haven’t tried ordering at Althea though I have an account with them already hehe! I like Korean make-up though I’m not a fan of dewy finish, super oily kasi ng face ko hehe! Anyway I have seen that Rire Lip Manicure from a Youtuber and I think it’s nice! 😉
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  • Reply Michelle September 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Yey! I can say that Korean products are really good. Let’s just say that the korean people’s skin are the evidences. They have radiant and smooth skin! I hope to try Althea’s products soon. As I am beginning to have my own skin care regimen and #iwaslosyang movement lol. Maybe I would someday be into make-ups, too! Althea’s will definitely be in the options list. Hihi
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  • Reply Melisa Sanchez September 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Wow ang cute ng box, I’m not into make-ups but this products look interesting. I haven’t tried Korean beauty products pa din. I would love to try Althea soon.

  • Reply Arge September 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Ang saya! I just saw a photo of your Althea box and it made my heart skipped a bit 🙂 I’ll visit their site and check out stuff that I can ask my hubby to buy for me 🙂 Would love to see their selection of lippies and concealers.

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas September 13, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Wow! Daghana uy! 🙂 Sus I really want to haul many make up but ’til now wa pajud nahitabo! haha. I’m sure you love them all! ♥
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  • Reply Michi September 13, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Namamhalan na ko sa P600+, discounted na pala yung BB Cushion. hehehe! But you got a huge discount with all your loot. I haven’t checked this site yet. 🙂
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  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth September 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I love Althea! Speaking of… I still haven’t blogged about my latest shopping there.. This reminded me though.. Korean cosmetics are really promising for me. Their brands are just a few of those that is “hiyang” to my sensitive skin..

  • Reply Juvy ann September 13, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I love onlibe shopping, but I have not tried Althea. Love your loot, you got real bargain priced cosmetics and you obviously looked happy with your loot.

  • Reply Joy September 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Wow! You really scored a lot on those products. I think Korean beauty products are really good. My sister and I tried one of their makeup products and we really loved it. Thank you for sharing. 😊

  • Reply Kati Allan-Balayan September 14, 2016 at 4:29 am

    I have yet to place an order in Althea but I have pending products in my cart na. Curious about that primer, ang laking discount!

  • Reply Juvy Ann September 14, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I am liking the Rire Lip Manicure. I hope your friend can post a photo of this on 😊

  • Reply Maria Teresa Figuerres September 14, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I’m not really into beauty products, as I’m already content with just face powder and lipstick. The only Korean beauty product I’ve tried is a CC cream sent over by a friend. You’re one happy gal with your beauty loot. Enjoy!

  • Reply Mommy Anna September 14, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Never tried ALthea, but I read a lot of good reviews about this site. BB cushion is really in now a days but it does not work for me ang ending I am still using my true match foundation from loreal
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  • Reply Bianca September 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    How long did you wait for the parcel? I’ve placed my order already. Just waiting for it. 🙂

    • Reply Maan September 15, 2016 at 6:41 am

      I placed my order on a Friday afternoon, got it Wednesday morning 🙂

  • Reply Mhaan arambulo-delos santos September 15, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I haven’t tried Althea but I heard so many good things about them. Mejo nagpipigil pa ko to buy new makeup kasi marami pang nakaline up heheh.
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  • Reply Mamabel September 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Wow! I recently bought from there, I just love that site! I’m so addicted with Korean Beauty and ALthea is my go to site when shopping for beauty products. Nice loot!

    • Reply Maan September 18, 2016 at 10:47 am

      High five!

  • Reply May Palacpac September 16, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Oh my goodness — 1000 down to 280 for the primer? That is a steal! I wasn’t much interested in makeup until recently and I’m really interested in this box. It looks like a fun box to get in the mail, hihi.
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    • Reply Maan September 18, 2016 at 10:46 am

      As in, it’s really pretty!

  • Reply Ayi September 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Been hearing a lot of raves about Althea and even my sister is addicted to it. Unfortunately, I’m no makeup person. Great buys, by the way 🙂
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  • Reply Berlin September 17, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    This gives me an idea to check Althea for my fave sleeping pack. My mom recently bought a number Korean beauty products and she asked me to get my needs too. I have been using the sleeping pack for a week and it has such nice after effect on me.
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  • Reply Teresa September 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I like the color of the lip manicure you’ve chosen. That’s one of my favorite shades of lip color even with other brands. I’m happy for you for your loot. 😉 I’m sure you’ll enjoy using them.

  • Reply Neri Ann September 19, 2016 at 7:10 am

    I am still eyeing that laneige lipstick from Althea! I love korean makeups yung tipong fresh lang ang peg!

  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy September 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    What a big haul! 🙂 I’ve tried purchasing face masks and BB cushion from them also. 🙂 What great deals you were able to enjoy! I’ll check their site to see if there are still any great deals that I can take advantage of. 🙂

  • Reply Angel Caronongan-Enero September 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    My friends are so gaga with beauty products, they already told me about althea products. Gotta try it soon.

    That Mat Fix Chica Y Chico Matt BB Cushion is love! Plus the pink packages really made me kilig. hehe!

  • Reply Lady Anne Louise Barrun September 27, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Wow! You got a lot of great deals there! I’ve never tried ordering from Althea but definitely will when I find the products that will suit my morena skin.
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