Althea Korea now ships to the Philippines!

12 February 2016

Without completely meaning it to, my shopping preferences have changed. It could be the hellish traffic. the insane crowds in malls, or a sign of aging, but if I could choose between buying something online or in malls then I would rather go with the former. Yes, I could get lost in bookstore and beauty section aisles all day, but the prospect of braving through Metro Manila traffic is almost enough to put me off shopping.

And that is why I cheer a little extra enthusiastically whenever I get wind of new websites being made available to us. Sooo I'm very pleased to share with you that Althea Korea now ships to the Philippines straight from Korea!

The site will officially open on February 15 but I was chosen to be one of the beta testers. I placed my order on January 23, received the confirmation email that my orders have been shipped on January 25, and my pink box was delivered to my home address on January 30!


Yes, from Korea straight to my house in five working days! No need to worry about taxes or customs fees!

So what is Althea Korea? Borrowing their name from Korea's national flower, Althea Korea is a popular beauty shopping site that ships internationally from Korea to Malaysia and Singapore and now, to the Philippines! They offer comprehensive authentic Korean makeup and skincare selections at the guaranteed best price and unconditional returns. What's more, for a minimum order of P1,500 you can already enjoy free shipping! I know I sound like an infomercial here but seriously these are all great reasons to shop here!


I had a difficult time choosing which items to put in my cart because I want everything. Would you like to see what I bought? Of course you do!


My orders came in a sturdy bubble-wrapped pink box that I can reuse. As you can see, each item is individually wrapped in addition to the pink tissue paper, ensuring your orders are protected during shipping and handling.

Here is a closer look on the items I got!


Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm
Powerful blackhead-removing steam balm.
Dense scrub and capsules help remove blackheads more effectively.

I haven't used this yet because I'm still waiting for a weekend when I'm free to do my much-needed pampering time. Truth be told I put this in my cart because I was intrigued by the egg shape, hee.


Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder
Double sebum-control system controls secretion of sebum to keep the skin soft and fresh all day long.
Jeju natural mineral and mint ingredients control skin oil and moisture to keep the skin healthy.

My friend Alex swears by Innisfree so I'm excited to use this.


Missha Soft Blending Stick Blusher in Sugar Glam
Comes in cream formulation with a brush at the other end for blending.

I lost my Laura Mercier highlighter (huhuhu) and I haven't bought a new one yet so this is a welcome addition to my traincase. This quickly became one of my favorites because I love the subtle shimmer that easily brightens up my face.


Banila Co Prime Eye Primer
Eye shadow base (pink) increases the vitality of eye make up.
Eye concealer (beige) overs dark circles and brightens the eye area.

All those nights staying up late have unfortunately taken a toll on my undereyes. I don't use it that much, though. I only use it on days I apply eye makeup.


Freebies: Sample sizes of Etude House Big Cover Concealer BB

I love everything I got and I seriously can't wait to shop more when the website officially opens!

Now here comes awesome news: GRAND OPENING PROMOTIONS!

Free 300 credits to shop on ph.althea.kr for every new sign up!
Free shipping for a minimum purchase of P1,000 during their launching month!
Daebak Deals 1+1!
Zero Peso Deals!

Have I convinced you enough yet? Bookmark Althea Korea now and get ready for February 15! ♥


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Disclosure: I was given shopping credits as one of the website's beta testers but I was not compensated nor required to write this post. All opinions are my own. Read my complete Disclosure Policy here.

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