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Althea Korea - My New Favourite Shopping Site!

Althea Korea is a one-stop online K-Beauty store featuring major Korean brands at an affordable price range! They were first launched in Malaysia before moving to Singapore market earlier this month. I love trying out new shopping sites especially one that features my favourite brands! :)
I'm a fan of Korean products for their affordability and the quality, plus the endorsements by various celebrities make the brands even more enticing. Though there are quite a number of major Korean brands opening its stores in Singapore, the prices of products costs at least 30% more due to the various pricing factors.

I wish I could go Korea every year to stock up on my skincare and cosmetics but it is not feasible so the next best choice would be to shop online. Thanks to Althea Korea, now I can get my necessities all in one site and at a much lower price as compared to brick and mortar stores!
When I first log onto the site, I'm surprised at how simple the layout is. Frankly speaking I do prefer such clean layout more, it allows the site loads fast and is easy to navigate. You can roughly get an idea of how Althea Korea works all in one glance. The four promises that they make is what most consumers would want. It is really assuring to know that they still have 30-day return and refund policy for change of mind purchases!
One other feature that I like is the overview of the cart when you move the mouse over that area. It is useful as it allows me to get a rough idea of how much I have spent and if the product has been successfully added to cart.

After much contemplation, I finally selected a couple of items to check out, scroll on for the items that I bought! :)
Althea Korea is really efficient in packing and sending out the items as it took less than a week to reach me. Everything is freshly shipped from Korea and bubble wrapped carefully. As you can see above, not only the items were bubbled wrapped but the box too! I like the tiny details that they make in ensuring the items reached the buyers safely. Not of my items were damaged, even the outer box packaging were in tip top condition.
Here's my small haul from Althea Korea, featuring the following items:
1. Tony Moly Pure Bamboo Cool Water Soothing Gel 
2. Gangbly Jeju Horse Oil 99% Soothing Gel
3. The Saem Gem Miracle Black Pearl O2 Whitening Toner
4. The Saem Eco Soul Spau BB Cake in 02 Natural Beige
5. Petitfee Gold & EGF Eye Spot Patch

Can't wait to try these out. Thanks Althea Korea for the items and wonderful shopping experience. I've just checked out some more items :p

Till then~


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