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by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
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Althea Celebrates its 2nd Birthday!

I hope it's not too late for this blog post yet but still... Happy, happy 2nd birthday, dearest Althea! I've discovered this beauty website late last year when I was browsing through Instagram. I was at work then and my love for Kbeauty and Korean anything was starting to grow. At first, I was overwhelmed with the number of products the site has. I was confused on what items to get! Good thing they have their blog which features products on trend and of course, Youtube is there so I can watch all the hyped products these beauty vloggers love.

I remember back then how I wanted to try out the 10 steps Korean skin care routine so I researched on what products to use and bought them immediately. Little did I know, that would be the first step for my love of KBeauty to grow more and more.

Fast forward to today and Althea celebrates all out as it turns to 2 years old. 🎉 🎉 🎉  I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a part of their Birthday Squad and I was beyond excited! I checked out some of the products I had on my wishlist immediately and waited for my package to arrive. Now here's the blooper, the Althea elves forgot to pack my goodies in the birthday box and also forgot to send me one of their birthday kits! 😅 Good thing, though, was they shipped it immediately after realizing the mistake, hehe. No worries, Althea, I am a patient person when it comes to these things! 😄

To celebrate, Althea hosts massive birthday sales, product giveaways, birthday goodies, and a variety of contests you can join in with amazing, amazing prizes! They're having the 20 Days of Beauty birthday giveaway on Instagram where everybody can join, they also have this Shop & Win raffle where you can win PHP10,000 worth of Althea Points! Aside from these, they also have the FLY ME TO KOREA for TWO! contest which is AMAZING! Terms & conditions apply so read more info on

Also, shout out to Tammy Lim, the Head of Creative Communications of Althea. You are such a girl boss, you inspire me! Thank you so much for including me in your Birthday Squad, and thanks for all the thoughtful emails you send out! Every time I read them, I just feel giddy as you sound just like a close friend talking to me casually. God bless you even more and continue to be amazing! 💗

Okay, now that I've said all those, it's time I show you what I got in this haul! Here they are:

  • Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
  • Hello Skin Jumiso Whoa,whoa-Soothing Mask Sheet
  • Skin&Lab Bio Activating Essence
  • Piolang CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar
  • Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

I love all of the items I got in this box, except the Raspberry Vinegar. I think this product is overhyped but it didn't deliver for me. Other products in the photo are freebies from Althea, thank you very much for these!

Once again, Happy, happy birthday @altheakorea! I wish you more birthdays to come, more power and more energy to continue to keep spreading the good vibes in the beauty community! Thanks for sending me this Birthday box, I really enjoyed getting creative! 💕 And to show how much I love you here's a little video I made showing how I designed my Birthday Box! It has poor lighting because it suddenly rained when I was filming. 😭 Nevertheless, enjoy watching! And watch it in HD! 😘😘😘


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