Althea Korea: Why is it awesome?

Everyone loves online shopping, and I’m no exception to this weakness! There’s something magical about hunting down the best bargains you can find without leaving home (or work, or at the cafe you’re lounging at….)

So when I heard about the launch of Althea Korea, and the awesome-possum offers that they have (not to mention having a certain friend telling me how darned cheap their prices are if compared to the shops in Malaysia) I couldn’t resist taking a look at their list of products on sale.

Althea Korea Website Screenshot

Purchased and shipped directly from Korea, with no shipping cost incurred when you purchase RM150 and above. How not to resist?

Not to mention the excellent sales they’ve been having during their first week of launch. OMG yes, much wins! 😀 A pity I didn’t have the time to post anything then, but I wanted to focus more on unboxing my own package instead of talking about the company only :/ (customer experience is important y’all!)

So what does one do when there’s just too many good deals to resist?

Find other victims friends to shop with, of course! (It wasn’t too hard to find willing volunteers hehehehe)

I placed my order on July 1, as I wanted the Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (it was on sale for RM1) and awaited anxiously for my package to arrive. According to their website, it takes up to 7 working days for the package to arrive upon order confirmation. My order arrived on July 9; the massive influx of orders meant it took them some time to process all orders. As it is, my order was processed and sent out on July 6, so that’s a 3 days shipping time for me! Whoa :O

So lo and behold, the unboxing session!

Unboxing Althea Korea

As you may have noticed, everything is PINK. I’m not a big fan of this colour, but I have to say I was tickled pink when I saw these boxes (pun intended). Packaging is really well secured. The boxes (middle photo) are secured tightly with bubble wrap, and each item in the box are bubble-wrapped too! Any loose ends are stuffed with pastel pink tissue paper (for prettiness I presume?).

My verdict?

A total YES if you’re looking for Korean skincare and cosmetics products! Not only are they efficient, all items arrive in tip-top condition too 🙂

Fun Facts:

Best Price Guarantee
If you find a lower price publicly available (excluding shipping, special promotions, & sales) on the Internet within 24 hours of purchase, Althea will match the lower price and credit you the difference in price of your purchase, subject to the following terms and conditions.

30 Days Refund & Authenticity
Althea offers a 30 days unconditional refund to all of its members. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you must contact Althea by email (help@althea.kr) within 30 days upon receiving the product and we will provide you with some simple instructions on returning your product for a full refund, subject to the following terms and conditions.

Payment Options
– Paypal
– Credit / Debit Card

Website: Althea Korea
Facebook: Althea Korea
Instagram: Althea Korea

P/S: I’ll have a write up review about the Innisfree products that I had purchased from them as soon as I can, I promise! 😀

Oodles of (homemade) Noodles

Recently I had managed to acquire a brand new toy to play around with. It’s none other than the Philips Noodle Maker machine that I was coveting for since last year. It took me ONE Maybank TREATS fair and some help from friends to finally have this baby x3 philips noodle maker box

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The IDEAL® Cooking Workshop @ Tesco

In conjunction with the month of Ramadan, celebrity MasterChef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob shared his amazing dishes specially crafted to befit IDEAL® full cream evaporated milk.

I was honored to receive a special invite to attend this cooking workshop, which was held at TESCO, Mutiara Damansara, earlier this week. Indeed, I was curious to find out more about IDEAL® itself since I rarely use condensed milk (or creamer) and evaporated milk in my dishes.

About IDEAL®

IDEAL® Full Cream Evaporated Milk is a premium quality product that offers the perfect creamy taste suitable for cooking and producing the ultimate desserts. IDEAL® is your best friend in the kitchen, whether it is for cakes, desserts, drinks or even main courses.

IDEAL Evaporated Full Cream Milk
I ended up coming too early lol! So why not snap a quick photo of the ‘entrance’ before moving on for lunch first?

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a hair-raising experience

I’ve always wanted to play around with my hair styles, particularly with colours. Especially bright colours, like striking red, purple and even bright blue!

Unfortunately there is always one big barrier that I cannot seem to break through: MONEY T___T

Fortunately for me, a friend of mine, Mieko, had recommended me this particular hair studio. I had my doubts initially, mainly because the location was too far for me (it’s about an hour drive to arrive to their shop LOL). But I gamely took the chance since it was very affordable, the before-and-after results looked lovely, and well, friend’s recommendation 😀

Plus I was desperate for a hair makeover at that time heh.

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The 10 Best Food Youtube Videos

I love watching videos about “How-To”, especially when it comes to food. It’s just something that calls out to me naturally, urging me to try out their nefarious (yet sometimes, rather easy) ‘food hacks’.

Here are 10 of my favourites. I have yet to try them all, sadly, because I don’t have a proper oven (perhaps I should indulge in buying myself a birthday oven, hmm?) but fingers crossed I may just test them all out one day! 🙂

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5 Shopping Sites To Look For

Everyone loves shopping, don’t they? It doesn’t matter exactly what is the item you are shopping for. All you need is the almighty Internet and a gadget to hook you up. And voila! You’re all ready for a bout of shopping!

Because, really. What’s trudging up and down the mall when everything is at your fingertips? *smirks*

While I do enjoy my mini excursions to the shopping malls for whatever reason there is out there (mainly for movies and arcade, admittedly) there’s just a thrill of perusing through selection of items up for grabs on the Internet. Ah, the evolution of Online Shopping.

I’ve gone through all sorts of online shops lately, be it for groceries (have yet to actually buy from them!) or cheap electronic accessories. One could say I’m somewhat addicted to this!

I’ve decided to whip up 5 of my all-time fave online shops into a list for this blog post. Feel free to suggest more by leaving a comment below 🙂

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