I hope you’re following me on my social media & YouTube channel and you saw my posts/announcements aboutAlthea Korea‘s 2nd birthday celebration. It’s amazing how much Althea has grown in just two years, from being a seemingly simple Korean online shop, to having an informative blog, its own app/mobile shop, and a YouTube channel where we can watch Althea’s resident pixies, mermaids, and unicorns. Althea Korea has also expanded to the rest of Southeast Asia–Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand–and is now getting global by serving the USA, and who knows what’s next?
Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel is being raved everywhere, ever since. I’ve always been curious about the aloe vera plant and the skin care magic it possess but since I don’t have an actual plant, I decided to try the next best thing. I got my first tub of this product from my first-ever Althea Box; I thought, if I’m gonna explore the world of K-Beauty, I have to start with a basic-yet-cult-favorite skin care product which this is.
Aloe Vera is widely known as sunburn and wound remedy, as well as, some kind of a tonic that contributes to hair growth. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed to be a natural antioxidant and said to have anti-bacterial properties; hence, it is used as a skin treatment to a variety of skin conditions. The gel of the aloe vera leaves has high water content, and many claims that it is naturally soothing, moisturizing, and healing. And while there’s not enough scientific evidence of its benefits, it is still widely used in many countries. Some people claims that the real aloe vera gel (from the actual plant) is too irritating, personally, I can’t really tell; I guess it depends on one’s skin type, eh?
Prior to trying this out, I’ve used other aloe vera gel products before but they’re not good enough (too sticky) for me. When I got this, I was a bit skeptical but have high hopes nonetheless. I’m just glad it didn’t disappoint and while it didn’t wowed me at first, I liked that it’s really refreshing. Eventually, I treasured this product more than my other skin care products (full story later). Let’s talk about the basics first.
When I received my first-ever Althea Beauty Box, I thought it would be nice if they could also do curated boxes, AND THEY DID! They launched Althea Box first and then Trendy Box late last year. Trendy Box is a specially curated box filled with the latest and trending items in South Korea. A box may be full of makeup items, or skin care products, or both, depending on South Korea’s trend. Each month, they release a Trendy Box at their website which will be available for a limited time only or until supplies last. I like that they show all the items that will be included in each box, no need to guess if it’s really gonna be worth your money. What’s even more amazing is that they offer it at a VERY discounted price!
Miniso’s 15th branch is now open at Glorietta 2! I was fortunate enough to get an invite at their official store opening last March 17, 2017. Celebrities–Gabbi Garcia and Rocco Nacino–Miniso officers and VIPs graced the event. The first 20 paying customers got their chance to meet and greet the two celebrity guests. Bloggers and other special guests were given shopping money (in form of GC), as part of their media kit, to try out Miniso products. Continue reading →
Summer is almost here, are you ready? Complement your beach bod with a hair free bod. Check out this press release on how you can score free waxing in time for Summer!
The Best Way To Celebrate National Hair Free Day
Like most women, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of waxing. And like a lot of them, you probably also think that the process doesn’t sound very appealing.
Still, waxing is a standard part for a lot of women’s grooming routine; and they will book a session, show up for their appointment, go through the whole (seemingly) painful procedure, and emerge smooth and hair-free, without batting an eyelid.
Why do they go through it all? Because to be honest, waxing is not as excruciating as one might assume. It’s all a matter of choosing the right waxing salon to go to.
Good news to those living down South, Hey Sugar is now at SM Calamba! Are you familiar with their pretty and chic interior? How about their all-natural and safest sugar waxing services? Yes? Yes! I know you’re excited, so go ahead and visit their newest branch! Here’s a little press release for more info about Hey Sugar.
All Natural and Safest Waxing Salon opens in SM Calamba
Living in the tropics can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.
When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.
Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.
It is not officially Summer yet but I can already feel the heat! It’s definitely time to start planning a Summer getaway. I may not have a beach bod ready but I’ll definitely treat my nails to fun and vibrant summer colors!
Yes, I can do my own nail polish but I also like to be pampered from time to time and I’m definitely planning on getting pampered in time for Summer! Check out this press release by Nailaholics and book them as your ultimate Summer pampering destination.
Summer is coming. That means hot weather, beach time, shorts, sandals, sundresses–and lots of it. The question is, are you ready?
Not to worry though, we’ve got you covered. Nailaholics, the city’s top urban nail and pampering destination in the country, has been everyone’s go-to destination for the season, so here’s a run-down of things-to-do to keep your skin, tips, and toes summer ready.