Last December, I was lucky to be chosen to review one of Althea’s beauty box. Althea is a platform where you can purchase korean beauty products. There are many items which are only sold in Korea and can not be found here in Malaysia. Good news is Althea is where you can purchase your favourite korean beauty products.
This is the second Althea box that I’ll be reviewing. You can look back at my previous Althea box review here. Althea Beauty Box contains different cosmetic brands all in one box. Each month they will come up 2-3 beauty box just for you. Each boxes usually contains 6-12 pieces of products depending on their theme. All of their beauty boxes usually comes up to RM300-RM600+, but they only sell them at barely RM100+!! So better get your hands on one of your favourite beauty boxes before they are fully sold out.
Golden Sparkling Box #38
During the Christmas season, Althea decided to launch 3 holiday edition beauty boxes. The 3 boxes are none other than Gold Sparkling Box, Red Sparkling Box and Black Sparkling Box. I was really excited when I received the products, it was mind blowing as I’m a beauty lover which makes me excited every time I explore a beauty box. Not to mention, especially makeup products.
The Gold Sparkling Box consist of 6 products which include:
- Chica-Y-Chico, One Shot Eye Palette (Day Drink & Wine Burgundy)
- Leaguertox, Gold Foil Seethrough Illumination Mask (1 sheet)
- Petitfee, Gold & EGF Eye Spot Patch
- Onsaemeein, Lumiere Gold Daily Cream (50ml)
- Nakeup Face, C-cup Lip Tox-tick (#03 Stealer)
- Missha, Gold Snow Line Skincare Sample Kit
So now I’ll introduce the products one by one and give each of the products my own opinion. Some of the swatches and colour may vary depending on different skin tone.
1. CHICA-Y-CHICO, One Shot Eye Palette (Day Drink & Wine Burgundy) RM47 each
This palette consists of 6 different shade which is suitable for daily makeup look. The colour have a mixture of both matte and shimmer which makes it a great palette to work with.
I did two looks with Day Drink palette. The first look is a really simple look which can suits any casual wear your wearing. As for the second look is a more intense look for night events or even dinner.
- #look 1, basic look
• #look 2, event / dinner look
Same as the previous palette, it consists of 6 different shadows. This palette would be suitable for people who likes to step out of usual nude colours and try out a hint of reddish look.
This palette can create quite a number of different look depends on how you mix and match it. I did a sample of 2 looks, a look which can be use as everyday look if you like to be different and stand out from others and another look which is suitable for party, events, functions and many more.
- #look 1, basic look
• look 2, a darker and brighter shade
Overall the product is great as it’s very light and thin which could easily slide into my purse and handbag. I love both the palette as each palette contains different colours for different occasions. I prefer the shimmer colours compare to the matte finish as I find that the shimmer shadows are more pigmented. The matte shadows has a powder finish which can be quite chunky at some point. I would recommend for beginners that doesn’t own a palette to try it out as it is something suitable to start of with and create many looks with both the palette.
Overall Rating: 4 / 5
Leaguertox, Gold Foil Seethrough Illumination Mask contains 2 items in per sheet. Each mask sheet contains Korean medical aesthetic ingredients to enhance your skin to become brighter, clearer and moisturized. Besides that, dropped cells can be found in each sheet of mask to reduce wrinkles of each individual. The 2 items that can be found in each packets are internsive spot care (Tox Spot) and clear & transparent skin care (Gold Foil Mask).
1. After cleansing your face, apply your toner. You can peel of the packet which label step 1 and attach the water spot on your desired area. Recommended on apple zone, c zone and smile line. It helps in to keep your skin clean and clear.
- I use it on my apple zone and smile line. (I just realize I should have put the opposite side of the patch for smile line. Opps…)
2. Remove the mask from the packet which label step 2 and apply it evenly onto your face. You can remove the mask after 15-20 minutes and softly dab the remaining contents on your face for further absorption. The mask contains thermal reflection which helps in improving blood circulation.
The next day after usage, my skin felt more soft and moisture. The mask has a great scent as well. Would love to repurchase this mask in the future.
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5
Petitfee, Gold & EGF Eye Spot Patch is a hydrogel patch to apply on you face around your eye area. Why the name Gold and EGF? The first main ingredient is gold, it was proven to helps in anti-inflammatory and rejuvenate your skin. Not only that, Gold is also an anti-aging ingredient. As for EGF, it is a age prevention ingredient that would repair wound and support in cell renewal.
The texture of the patches are very starchy and gel like. Each piece is very shiny as it contains tiny bits of gold in it. As you can see from the picture below.
You can apply under your eye, smile line or any other spots of your preference.
It felt a beat warm after applying on my face. But after a few moment the warmness slowly fades away.
I have tried many different patches previously and I find this is by far the best I have tried. It does not feel uncomfortable during application. I can do my own works while applying it. It’s really convenient and easy to use.
Overall Rating: 4 / 5
Inside every product of Onsaemeein, Lumiere Gold Daily Cream, it contains propolis extracts and 24k pure gold to helps in brightening up the skin and anti-aging. The 2 main ingredient in the product is propolis extract and gold. Propolis extract is honey made by the bee. It contains a mixture of sap, pollen and wax. This ingredient helps to clean this toxic substances and protect as well as soothe the skin.
As you can see from the image above, gold can be found in the Lumiere Gold Daily Cream. It helps to extract waste from the body. The gold in protecting the skin and soothe them.
- A before and after picture after applying Lumiere Gold Daily Cream.
I was pretty excited to test this product as it was my first product that contains gold. Sounds nice yea? It texture is thick and smells really good. Just the right amount of scent, not too strong neither was it too light. It’s perfect for my skin condition as I have dry skin. I just dislike the after application process as the product felt sticky on my face.
Overall Rating: 3.5 / 5
5. NAKEUP FACE, C-Cup Lip Tox-tick (#03 Stealer) RM58
If your looking for a luxurious looking lipstick, this is it. A coral shade that would suits every occasion, isn’t it a must? It’s pigmented and have a shiny velvet finishing. It claims to last up to 27 hours which is really suitable for people who have a really busy schedule daily. This is all you need as it has all 5 function in 1 lipstick which includes lip balm, lip plumper, lipstick, liptint and lip treatment.
Cacao seeds butter, rose oil and other nourishing ingredients is in Nakeup Face, C-cup Lip Tox-tick for a smooth and moisturizing finish.
First of all, the packaging caught my attention. I love anything’s that is sparkly, be it the packaging or a product. Besides that, the colour is really pretty and could suits my everyday look. It’s very pigmented and moisturize. After wearing a whole day, it does not feel dry as well.
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
6. MISSHA, Gold Snow Line Skincare Sample Kit
A sample pack to try out Missha, Gold Snow Line Skincare. This product helps to fills in the strong gold energy to inner skin. The sample kit comes with 4 products which includes toner, emulsion, essence and cream.
- Gold Snow Toner
A moisture gel toner that can penetrate deep into the layers of your skin.
- Gold Snow Emulsion
Helps to hydrate and hydrated plumps the skin.
- Gold Snow Essence
A nourishing enriched essence for firmer skin.
- Gold Snow Cream
A luxurious cream to seal and moisturized your skin for all day long.
- A before and after picture after applying Missha, Gold Snow Line Skincare.
It feels really refreshing after apply on. It does not feel sticky at all. It felt really light as if I did not apply anything on. I would recommend this to my readers. 💕
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5
Finally, this ends my review for Althea Gold Sparkling Box. It’s always fun and interesting to explore new products. Even though the Gold Sparkling Box is already sold out, you can still purchase them individually. I have already insert the link for the products on each title. Thank you Althea and The Butterfly Project for giving me this opportunity to review this breath taking box.
Althea Website: http://my.althea.kr
lden Sparkling Box: http://my.althea.kr/holiday-edition-gold-sparkling-box
*All comments above are based on my own individual opinion. Different people might have different point of view to them.