Althea Korea A Bloom

Big drop alert! I have been a fan of Althea Korea’s in-house releases, since trying the Althea Bare Essentials collection. After covering the basic skincare routine and fragrance, the Kbeauty purveyor has now birthed a new brand called A’Bloom that I’m reviewing today.

Althea Korea A’Bloom

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Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush

It has been an honest-to-goodness minute since I have posted reviews for Sephora products. Mainly because I haven’t purchased much in the last year, instead rediscovering Kbeauty and drugstore finds. But my dry spell has been broken by the recent 20% off Beauty Pass sale. Hard to resist, so I didn’t. I have a haul here that I will gradually start reviewing in the coming weeks. The first part of my haul is the Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush (PHP 486).

Zoeva Concealer Brush

Quick Specs: measures 15.5 cm ; made in China

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Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-like, Oil-like

My current skincare routine is inspired by a desert oasis. Well, at least that’s what I like to imagine while I’m treating my mug to some TLC care of trendy Kbeauty brand, Huxley. This review series started with the Secret of Sahara Toner: Extract It, and now I’m moving on to the Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence; Essence Like, Oil Like (PHP1,560 from Althea Korea). Quite a mouthful, yes, but with good reason.

Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence

Quick Specs: 30 ml / 1.01 fl oz ; made in Korea


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Maybelline Master Chrome by Face Studio Metallic Highlighter

If I had to name one category of makeup that I find hardest to resist buying more of, highlighter is the obvious one that comes to mind. And since I’ve had the pleasure of discovering top shelf stuff like TheBalm and Becca early on, I consider my standards reasonably high. I sprung for Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold (PHP 499) with an “oh what the heck” attitude when it went on sale, and I have no regrets.

Quick Specs: 6.7 g / 0.24 oz ; made in Canada

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Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner Extract It

I’m trying to think back to the last time I was so excited about a skincare line that I ended up getting sucked in and purchasing the whole routine. I think it was The Saem’s Iceland Collection. And now it’s happening again with another Korean brand: Huxley. If the former attracted me with its cute packaging, the latter tempted me with its simplistic approach to skincare. (Still lazy at the heart of it!)

Let’s start the review series of my new 4-piece moisturizing routine with the Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner: Extract It (PHP 1450 / USD 35).

Quick Specs: 120 ml / 4 fl oz ; made in Korea

Ingredients: Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Propanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed Oil, Lagerstroemia Indica Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Water, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

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