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Althea Philippines’ Grand Launch

Happy Chinese New Year and “대박나세요!” [dae bak na se yo!] which in Korean means wishing you all the success! How are you spending the day? I hope everyone’s just lounging around, tinkering on the internet, watching their favorite shows or spending time with their family. ^-^

Last time I posted about my package from Althea Philippines! Now I’m so glad to let you know that they are officially launching their site after Valentine’s Day on February 15, 2016!!!

The great thing about this is that they have so many promos! Check these out!



Althea Ph also has an FB page. I would recommend you to stalk them to get fresh insights on their juicy grand opening launch. Soooo you’ll get free shipping in purchases Php1000.00 and up, up to 70% in savings, free credits, zero deals and buy 1 take 1 deals! What more could you wish for?! So let’s all wait for Feb 15! ^-^ 



Guess who got her Althea Beauty Box?!

Last Friday, I was busily tinkering around the Althea PH Website. I found shopping for Korean beauty products really easy because I can easily navigate or just search for the beauty products I want.

Now I won’t act like an expert in Korean Beauty products because I am not. I just am a fan for some of their products and I know that they are really big nowadays in the beauty/cosmetics industry. So when I saw the wide array of products I was like “Whoa what does this do?!” I felt like a little girl in the candy store. I just didn’t know which to check!

The beauty of their site is that the products were grouped according to use, like SKINCARE, MAKEUP, CLEANSER(I think cleansers are a big thing there that it has it’s own tab), PACK & MASK(Koreans love their Facemasks), NEW ARRIVALS and TRENDY ITEMS(Best Sellers). You can also sort their products according to relevance, price or manufacturer. I honestly sorted mine by price because I am running on a budget. Hihihihi


If you’re asking me about the great things about Althea they would be:

  • The prices are really affordable. – I checked some deal sites and some other online stores and they have the best price!
  • They offer free shipping DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOORSTEP for orders Php1500.00 and above – You don’t have to worry about going to the post office and being charged. And as a Filipino I found this very relieving. That’s actually my main concern when it comes to online shopping.
  • If you were able to get a fake product form Althea, they’ll refund 200% of that item’s purchase value. – Yes, they are confident about the legitimacy of their products!
  • They have an Unconditional Refund Policy – They will refund the product you bought within 30 days. if you’re not satisfied. No questions asked!

Althea Promise

I’ll show you the unboxing post later or tomorrow because I work at night and I badly need sleep. ^-^

Let’s all wait for Feb 15, 2016 because that’s when Althea will officially launch their website! For now you can go there to check it out Althea PH Website.

Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara Review

They’re Real Mascara (Php 1300 for 8.5ml)

I received this mascara with my June BDJ Box and soooo here’s my review.

Now just a quick overview the They’re real Mascara is said to lengthen, curl, volumize, lift and separates lashes. The jet black, long-wearing formula is said not to smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush will reveal the lashes you never knew you had!

They're Real Mascara

I am a fan of great waterproof mascaras because I like washing my face mid-day to get rid of facial oil. And not having a smudgeproof mascara is a big mistake for people like me since it is very difficult to get rid of mascara stains without a make-up remover on hand. Also a waterproof mascara is a great tool to have with the tropical climate here in the Philippines. With the warm to scorching hot weather and the rains that we experience we really need a long-wearing make-up.

At first glance the product looks promising with the before and after pic and the test ratings at the side of the box.Now lets see how it fares.


My eyes look happier!
My eyes look happier!

The Verdict: The wand is also awesome for getting into those tight spots at the ends of your lashes. It does make your eyelashes look really long! However, there has been some issues with clumping but a few more applications and it’s okay! Plus this mascara is difficult to get off! Just the way I like it! It lasts me the entire day and even with my afternoon facial washes it’s still there. That’s the beauty with a lasting mascara if you get your face wet you won’t look like a panda. So I’d definitely recommend this and actually I did so I gave it to my friend who is also a makeup artist Mitch. See, good things are meant to be shared? 

Mitch my makeup-loving friend and our office's resident makeup artist. See how happy she is?
Mitch my makeup-loving friend and our office’s resident makeup artist. See how happy she is?


Unboxing the BDJ Box June 2014 Let the Beauty Begin

Hello there! It’s the time of the month again when bellas from all over the archipelago receive their BDJ Box (Belle De Jour Box)! This Month’s Box has the theme “Let The Beauty Begin” which is also an exclusive from the well-known beauty brand Benefit.

Join me in this unboxing and see what is inside! ^-^

The beauty box for June 2014: Let the Beauty Begin by Benefit
The beauty box for June 2014: Let the Beauty Begin by Benefit

And here it is! It seems like some of the last benefit box items are here too. But I also get to see some new ones. Which I think is a good thing…

The June Box opened: I already have the Porefessional PRO Balm but it's okay since I really loved my previous one.
The June Box opened: I already have the Porefessional PRO Balm but it’s okay since I really loved the previous one.

Now let’s have a look at the individual products.

The Porefessional PRO Balm (Php 1600 for 22ml)

This balm quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother skin. You can apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. It is also translucent and oil-free so it complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Lastly it contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

Porefessional PRO Balm
Porefessional PRO Balm

My Say: I really like this product. As I have stated above I got one from the last Benefit exclusive box and it is everything that was described.

The Fake Up Concealer (Php 1600 for 3.5g)

This is a hydrating crease-control concealer – with Vitamin E & apple seed extract – hides dark circles & diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. Instantly refreshes your look, diffuses fine lines & hydrates the under-eye area throughout the day. It’s proven to keep skin hydrated for 6 hours!

Fake Up Concealer
Fake Up Concealer
Fake Up
It looks like a lipstick!

The Fake Up Concealer is a concealer yes I know, but since I am not one of the patient people who reads the descriptions first before opening a surprise box I thought it was a lipstick! Hahaha go check out the picture abeov. See? I told you so! So when I opened it I tought… ummm this lipstick looks like a lipbalm with a concealer-like core! Who would like to conceal their lips? I just realized my mistake when I read the description. The description sounds too good so I gotta try this!

The Big Easy (Php 2000 for 35ml)

This is said to be BIGGER than BB! For two reasons. First, big easy balances moisture & controls oil. Second, the liquid-to- powder formula melts in like a cream, finishes lightweight & velvety like a powder. It is a balancing complexion perfector that gives light-to-medium natural coverage to even out skintone and conceal imperfections. It contains ingredients known to soothe & comfort the skin and help fight free radicals. Non-comedogenic. Oil-free.

Big Easy
Big Easy

So it is a BB Cream, but is also not a BB Cream because it’s more than a BB Cream. Sounds funny. I’ll let you guys know once I’ve tried this.

They’re Real Mascara (Php 1300 for 8.5ml)

The They’re real Mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. The jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

They're Real Mascara
They’re Real Mascara

I haven’t tried this yet but I definitely will. I am a fan of great waterproof mascaras because I like washing my face mid-day to get rid of facial oil. And not having a smudgeproof mascara is a big mistake for people like me since it is very difficult to get rid of mascara stains without a make-up remover on hand.

Lolli Tint (Php 1700 for 12.5ml)

Hello lolli is a candy-orchid tint that treats lips & cheeks to a “pop” of dreamy sweetness. It’s the flirtiest flush you can get from a bottle and it is smudge-proof, smooch-proof color lasts from A.M. to P.M. Talk about stain power!

Lolli Tint
Lolli Tint

Benetint (Php 1700 for 12.5ml)

This is Benefit’s original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips & cheeks that lasts for hours. Naturally sheer & sexy on all complexions, it’s innocent yet provocative.Originally created for an exotic dancer in the 1970s, Benetint has soared to cult fave status. It’s loved by celebs, makeup artists and gals around the world. It’s the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle!



The Vouchers! (Brow Waxing and “Make Upper”)

Both are good till the end of July 2014. I think the Make Upper will help me see how the products are best used and which ones are best for my skin type and complexion. As the Brow Wax service well to tell you honestly I never had one! I have always plucked them or had them threaded but never tried having them waxed. So this would be a new experience for me and I guess I’ll tell you guys how it was once I already had.

The Vouchers
The Vouchers


Overall Verdict

All-in-all this month’s box is a little bit on the lean side. I’m quite sad because I wasn’t able to get a full-sized product, but I also am quite glad since I have always wanted to try these but everytime I get to go to Mall of Asia and pass by Benefit’s store it is void of customers. And it doesn’t help that I am the kind of customer who likes to shop undisturbed and feel like the sales people are ganging-up on me whenever I shop alone by following me around and offering things I am not interested in. So this may not be the best box, but I think this is a good one.

The BDJ Box June 2014
The BDJ Box June 2014


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