BE MY SEOULMATE 🌸 Althea.kr First Impressions Unboxing

October 13, 2016

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If you didn't already know, the Korean lyrics above are from SNSD and Super Junior's Seoul song!


Such feels. Anyway, I've wanted to go to Seoul since I was in high school but I haven't had the chance to (yet). I've always been planning what to do, where to go and most importantly: what to buy!

I'm a Korean beauty addict and I just can't stop buying products. I think the most important thing to consider when buying thing online is if they're original and if the shipping is reasonable.

Today I'll be sharing with you guys an unboxing of my recent haul from Althea.kr, as well as an intro to their pretty pink site πŸ’•


W H A T  I S  A L T H E A ?

Althea.kr is an online shopping site that has a wide range of Korean skincare and beauty products. People all over the world have been obsessed with K-beauty but most of the time, K-beauty products are pricey. This is because K-beauty products have to be shipped, passed through couriers, taxed, etc.

Althea.kr is a South Korean company that aims to be the bridge between Korea and South East Asian K-beauty lovers! 


Althea is such a pretty and unique name, I had to search up what it meant. According to Wikipedia (lol) Althea is also known as hybiscus syriacus, which is South Korea's national flower πŸŒΈ


A L T H E A ' S  F O U R  P R O M I S E S

Althea.kr offers 4 main promises which are:


1. Free Shipping straight from Korea

Althea offers free shipping directly from South Korea to your doorstep on orders above RM150. They say that their delivery time is 10-15 days, but I've read reviews online and most of them say their packages arrive well before 10 days!

2. 100% Authentic Products

Althea boasts a detailed 5-point quality check to ensure that what you get is 100% real. In the unlikely case that you get a phony, they'll offer a 200% refund!

3. Best Price Policy

Althea ensures the best prices for their products. Since the products are sent directly to you, you don't have to pay for middlemen like wholesalers, retailers or agents!

4. 30-Day Refund

If you're unsatisfied in any way with your order, Althea offers unconditional refunds within 30 days.


Althea also ensures safe delivery with not one, not two but THREE quality checks before the package is sent out to you.


Without further ado, on with the unboxing!




I had quite the dilemma of whether or not I wanted to repurchase my trusted products. In the end, I decided to buy and try new ones out instead.



The shipment came very fast, well below 10 days. I'm a fan of everything pastel and their pink box was just to die for! The box came in a hot pink wrapper and lots of bubble wrap. Inside, the products were also individually wrapped in bubble wrap (talk about safety first!)


Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum



A lot of people have raved over this and it's been heavily promoted by Innisfree before they started promoting their cushions too. Every time I open my social media I would legit see this all the time. Green tea is known to have a lot of good properties, so I'm interested to see if this product will be worth it or if it's just marketed really well.



Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam



My cleaser was running out too so I decided to get the green tea cleanser as well. Green tea's known to be gentle on the skin, so it'll be the perfect replacement for my previous Innsfree Apple cleanser~


Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion



A little story: I went to the Etude in Orchard, Singapore last year and got a few samples with my purchase. Among them were these 3 little samples from their Moistfull Collagen line:




*Ignore the Wonder Pore Freshener*

I loved all three of them but I especially loved the ESSENCE! I seriously think my skin was on a whole other level of plump and hydration after one straight week of using it. Unfortunately I couldn't find it on online stores and even in the shop itself. Since my Hada Labo Milk is finishing too, I decided to get the full sized moistfull emulsion as a replacement (I prefer using emulsion during the day btw).


Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Exfoliator



I always wanted to buy this product to complete my 10-step skincare routine, but I got a free sample of Kiehl's exfoliator so I put it on hold. Now that I've run out of that I can't wait to try this one out!


Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Nose Pack



This was something I bought just for the fun of it. I've seen a lot of people on YouTube like HeyItsFei, PatrickStarrr, etc. do nose strips, so I decided to get myself a set as well.




And that was it for this haul/unboxing! As for my first impressions of Althea, I think that they're a very convenient and reliable source of Korean cosmetics. I definitely recommend buying from them when you're planning on buying a lot of products (so you can make use of the free shipping feature).


If you haven't created an Althea.kr account yet, I got you covered! Click here to get a RM35 discount πŸ’•


And that's it for this post! I also made a video so please show your support by watching, liking and subscribing!






Thank you again to the people in Althea for being so generous. I'd also like to thank my brother Euri for being a human tripod and Backlane Cafe for tolerating me and my impromptu flatlay photoshoot in their cafe haha



And as always, thanks you for reading! See you in the next post πŸ’•

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