Birthdays are not always a big thing for me. Although there are some intimate birthday moments with friends on social media who sent me birthday greetings (probably because they were prompted to do so by Facebook reminders and whatnot) there have never been a big birthday celebrations or parties hosted by me or for me. Nobody asks me out for a birthday treat and unless I asked for it, there will be no birthday gifts from my family and my spouse either.
Now, I usually buy myself my own birthday gifts to commemorate the day I was born, but this year is a bit different. I received this from Althea as my birthday present.
These two pink boxes are courtesy of Althea Korea as I am a part of their ambassadorship program known as the Althea Angels.
I got to choose RM400 worth of products sold in Althea as my birthday gifts and here’s sharing with you my birthday gifts from Althea Korea, the best online K-beauty shopping portal. Here’s sharing with you my loots.
I always loved products from Innisfree. Not only their packaging are clean and pretty, but most of their items are made from natural ingredients from Jeju Island as well. And a bonus? They usually smell really good too. I got myself two types of items by Innisfree at Althea; their liquid lipstick and shampoo.
Assorted Innisfree Real Fit Matte Liquid
I don’t really do much makeups but
I have weakness for all things that helps me to colour my lips.
And so, I got myself not one but three Innisfree Real Fit Matte Liquid. And no, I don’t feel guilty for doing that.
Innisfree Real Fit Matte Liquid 3.5g- 02 Coral Pink Double Shot (RM37.00)
Innisfree Real Fit Matte Liquid 3.5g- 06 Espresso Red (RM37.00)
Innisfree Real Fit Matte Liquid 3.5g- 09 Capuccino Pink (RM37.00)
Innisfree Green Tea Mint Fresh Shampoo 300ml (RM25.00). The shampoo is gives a really refreshing and clean feel on the scalp. Highly recommended to be used during your morning shower or after a sweaty workout. It will rid of all unpleasant smell in your hair in a jiffy.
Innisfree Camellia Essential Shampoo 300ml (RM26.00). My favourite ‘before-sleep’ shampoo where I will usually use it to shampoo my hair after a long day at work. The scent gives me really soothing sensation that helps to lull me to sleep.
I have long heard about Nature Republic’s products. People have been raving about their Aloe Vera based products, and so I thought I’ll give them a shot.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel 300ml (RM13.00). The soothing aloe vera gel from Nature Republic does live up to my expectations and not not disappoint. The multi purpose gels are used as a moisturizer or as an after-sun care item, but I took it to the next level by applying them on my hair as a hair mask. Works really great and my hair feels much softer after every use. I like the fact that the gel smells really wonderful too. Five star for this one, and a I would definitely order this again.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist 150ml (RM16.00). This is basically the Nature Republic’s aloe vera gel in mist version. Makes a really good companion on dry and hot days when you need to keep your skin hydrated. My only grouse is that I wish they sell these in smaller bottles so that I can bring them without worrying that it will take a lot of space in my handbag.
Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Shampoo 300ml (RM38.00). I have yet to try this shampoo, so I can’t really comment much about it. But I did took a sniff, and it smell pleasant enough and I can’t wait for my regular shampoo to finish so that I can finally use this without guilt.
I ran out of BB cream, and so I thought I’d give the BB Cushion from Laneige a try. Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control 30g 2IN1 Beige (RM118). At first glance, the product would seems a little on the pricey side, but trust me, it’s really worth it. Not only it comes with a refill, but it gives a good coverage as well. This is all you need if you want to look flawlessly beautiful like a Hallyu star without spending much efforts.
I can’t live without cleansing tissues. And after scouring Althea for some cleansing tissues, I decided to grab the cleansing tissue from Prreti.
Prreti Perfect Clean Cleansing Tissues 30pcs (RM5.00). Comes really cheap at just RM5.00 per pack of 30 pcs. Works really well too. It helps me to scrub off my makeup really well and gives me the clean and refreshing feel after each usage.
I thought of pampering my face a little and so, I decided to grab some mask. I bought em on a whim, though as their packaging says “Don’t Worry”. I know, I know. Of all the things. But hey, I need to worry less and I think this will serve a good reminder as I use them.
YET Don’t Worry Mask 23ml- Nutrition (RM2.00). Picked this one because it claimed that it will help to nourish the skin. Yet to use it so I can’t comment much.
YET Don’t Worry Mask 23ml- Wrinkle (RM2.00). Picked this one simply because it says that it will help to reduce fine line and wrinkles. No lady wants wrinkles on her face, so I’m sold. Yet to use it though, so I can’t say much about this either.
I’ve was a loyal Etude House user until the nearest Etude House outlet near my place was closed down. And so when I saw them listed in Althea, I decided to check them out.
My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Standing Hair Brush (RM23.00). I spotted this really lovely hair brush from Etude House and it was a love at first sight. Comes with a mirror attached and doubles as a vanity mirror if you place it standing. Not only it helps to detangle your hair but makes a really lovely gifts for girls of all age too. I absolutely love this, and will definitely treasure this piece of hair brush.
In all, I am really happy with my birthday haul. I’ll be reviewing my hauls individually soon, so keep your eyes peeled for it. Til then, goodbye for now. And oh, don’t forget to hop over to Althea to check out what’s new there.
PS: Thank you so much for the birthday gifts you sent me, Althea. You have no idea how much this means to me.