Thursday, July 07, 2016

Althea Korea and Etude House Haul

Whoever said money can't buy happiness clearly did not live to experience Althea Korea and Etude House. Just browsing through their stores and testing out their products give me happiness and even more happiness when I am able to bring home with me one or a few of the items they are selling. If only money grows on I would be buy all of the items on their shelves and I'll be the happiest person on earth (how materialistic, eh?).

Althea Korea and Etude House are heaven for K-beauty addicts like me. Both carry a wide range of products that will suit your K-beauty desires. Head over to Althea Korea or visit any Etude House branch and you will surely find the perfect products to make you look like a Hallyu star (like Song Hye Kyo and Jun Ji Hyun).

Althea Korea (Philippines)
If you want a wide range of K-beauty products and wide selection of K-beauty brands, Althea Korea is a great place to visit. It is an online store that offers makeup, skincare, hair care and many other products from popular to lesser known K-beauty brands. If you want an item from a brand that is not yet available in the Philippines like Innisfree, W-lab, VDL and 3CE, Althea Korea has them for you.

I have collaborated with them before so I can guarantee that their products are authentic and their service impeccable. I am a very happy and satisfied customer. And since my hair is requiring some TLC these past few months I decided to get a few hair care items. I will do a review of each of the item separately so stay tuned for that. Some items I bought are lesser known and I have never heard of but the description and the reviews got to me and I was sold. I just had to get these items.
  1. Innisfree Green Tea Mint Fresh Shampoo to clarify the scalp and prevent dandruff
  2. Hello Everybody Peach Moisture Shampoo to cleanse while at the same time moisturize dry and damaged hair 
  3. CP-1 Piolang Raspberry Hair Vinegar as final treatment for the scalp to prevent dandruff, minimize hair frizziness and de-tangle hair
  4. Ettina Soft Perfume Cleansing Ball with different colored balls for different skin concerns and can be used to clarify the scalp:
    1. pink for brightening
    2. blue for pore minimizing
    3. green for skin calming
    4. black for troubled skin
  5. Trendy Items Bubble Sugar Scrub to remove dead skin cells and exfoliate the skin
These items I bought on my own and is not sponsored by the company. Items were ordered on 19 June and delivered right at my doorstep on 24 June. Fast shipping and no errors in order. Everything was also sealed and came in their signature Althea pink box.

Etude House
Because Etude House was kind enough to organize a sale of all their items from 20-50% off on 1-3 July, I just had to go visit one of their branches. They hosted a private pink card holder sale on 30 June and I was among the few who got first dibs on the sale items. I didn't get anything at 50% off because there were only very few items on that rack. All the items I purchased are 20% off which I think is still a good deal considering that Etude House doesn't go on sale all the time. Last time I purchased anything from them was back in December when they were having some items on a buy 1 get 1 sale and I was quite happy with my purchases. I decided to pick up a few items again and I am so excited to try these out. Review for these items will also be done separately:
  1. Correct & Care CC Cream in Glow 8 in 1 multi-function product with SPF 30 PA++
  2. Beauty Shot Face Blur SPF 33 PA++ to smoothen skin, hide pores and even out skin tone
  3. Precious Mineral Any Cushion Pearl Aura for a glowing and dewy coverage while at the same time provide skin benefits
  4. My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin for a smooth application and evenly blended BB cream, concealer, foundation and other liquid face products
  5.  Drawing Eye Brow to perfectly shape the eyebrows with pencil that is easy to blend and use
  6. Wonder Pore Set (contains bar soap, toner and spot treatment) to minimize pores and prevent breakouts (received as freebie)
I am one happy K-beauty addict!


  1. thats a great review. I love etude house. Need their blush. Love Innisfree too. We have a store here.
    New post on my blog . Do drop by soon <3

  2. Wonderful review with interesting product ..kisses
    How are you?

  3. Wow! So many amazing sounding products! Thanks for sharing, I will have to check them out, I have never bought their products before! I am currently an Aveda addict haha
    xx Annie

  4. Wow, a lot of interesting products!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  5. What a nice big haul?! Enjoy your goodies!


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  6. Fabulous review. Loved your detailed post.

  7. What a great haul, so many fantastic products. I haven't tried much from the asian beauty world but I know there's so many great beauty bits, so you've given me some inspiration x

    Beauty with charm

  8. Aditi Oberoi MalhotraJuly 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    These look awesome!! Great haul!

    Adi xx

  9. All of these products look just so amazing, I love to hear about new things on the market!

    Have a gorgeous day, xx

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  10. Wow...these photos are amazing. And what a fantastic haul. Great review and thanks for sharing :)

    xo Azu

  11. disqus_5n9vU7FZceJuly 8, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    So many amazing products!!!!
    I didn't know these brands, but I'd love to try those products too! :)

  12. Looks like you got some wonderful products! Thanks for sharing!

    Bella Pummarola

  13. oh my gosh, you got some amazing products *_* I LOVE Etude House :D

  14. These products sound all so good! Love when beauty brands have sale and you can buy more than you should have haha! The Secret Brush 121 sounds so good, love when a brush can blend different products! Have a lovely weekend! Xx

  15. Hello dear I invite you to read a happy TAG on my blog I'm waiting kisses

  16. I too am a fan of K-beauty. I just ordered a few lip products from Althea recently, and I can't wait to blog about it as well. You're list is amazing, would love to try out the CC Cream, Beauty Shot Face Blur & Drawing Eye Brow from Etude.

    MicaThere's More to Mica

  17. Great haul! I love K-beauty.=)

  18. Thank you! Yes! K-beauty has taken over the world!

  19. Yes! I love Althea because they carry lesser known brands and brands that are not available anywhere else (aside from Korea, of course). Can't wait to see what you ordered!

  20. Just read it! Great post!

  21. I know, right? I just couldn't resist the urge to buy something. I can't wait to try the brush and I will definitely do a review about it.

  22. Thank you! Etude House is definitely one of the best Korean beauty brands.

  23. I did! I am so happy with all of them that I can't wait to start reviewing each of them!

  24. These are Korean brands. Most of these are not available in Western countries so I understand why most people from that hemisphere are unaware of these brands. But you guys should check these out! I swear Korean brands are just too good!

  25. Thank you! I can't wait to write a more in-depth review of these items.

  26. They are! You should try them too!

  27. Oh yes! There are plenty I have't tried yet and that I am yet to discover. There are so many new items all the time that it is so hard to keep track!

  28. Thank you! Yes, I am enjoying them so much!

  29. I know, right? haha! I just couldn't resist buying!

  30. Aveda seems to be a great brand. My mom and aunt swear by their foam cleanser. The only Aveda product I have tried is the BB cream and I didn't really like it.

  31. I'm good. Thanks for asking. And thank you for reading!

  32. Thanks! Yes, I think I need to buy one of Etude House's blushes too. We don't have an innisfree store here but Althea Korea is very efficient in delivering orders and prices are even better than when you buy in Korea!