If you're a big fan of ours, you'll know that we at Althea have our personal mermaid who eats, sleeps and breathes beauty. Mermaids are often depicted as beautiful creatures with long flowing hair, but although they're mythical, wouldn't you just love to be one? Not to fret, Althea's got your back! Here's the beauty breakdown on the Mermaid Box.
Son & Park: Beauty Water
What is beauty water? Used by celebs during photo shoots or when they're on a flight, the mysterious beauty water is an all in one product which preps your skin, cleanses like a toner, and gently exfoliates + hydrates the skin before makeup. Jam packed with an array of skin loving ingredients, we put the Son and Park Beauty Water to the test and we loved it!
How to use: As the first step of your skincare or your makeup, take a cotton pad, soak it with the beauty water and gently sweep it around your face in an upward motion. It's great for both morning and night, and can even be used to refreshen your face during the day. Make a DIY mask by soaking a cotton pad and leaving it on for a few minutes. You'll get instantly refreshed skin
Chica-Y-Chico: Skin Glow Essence
Chica-Y-Chico: Skin Glow Essence
This essence hydrates the skin and gives the face a glowy 3d effect, thanks to the hologram complex inside! The purple glitter sheen in it may look intimidating at first, but it blends seamlessly with the face, giving it a natural sheen. It feels light on the skin as though it's not there but don't be fooled: its both hydrating and plumping to the skin!
How to use: As we mentioned in our 10 step skincare routine post, an essence is used after cleansing and toning your face. Use one pump's worth of product and spread it gently onto your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin in a circular motion until absorbed.
The most sought after gem of the ocean, the pearl symbolizes innocence, purity and beauty. This pearl cream contains real pearl extracts and pearl powder to help give the skin a pearly glow. Different from your normal cream, this product actually comes shaped liked pearls! This cream is very hydrating, and we think people with dry skin will especially love it. For people with oily skin, don't fret! We tried this ourselves and it wasn't heavy or pore clogging in any way.
How to use: Using the spatula, scoop one pearl onto the back of your hand, then crush it with your finger. Rub the crushed cream onto your face in gentle circular motions until absorbed. One pearl is enough to cover the entire face, and you can you the liquid essence in the container for added moisture.
A makeup base for those who fully need moisture, this ampoule base can be used as a moisturizer and a primer. Both lightweight and moisturizing, the gold flakes dissolve when rubbed into the skin, leaving a smooth canvas for your makeup to applied on. Not only does this help hydrate and prep the skin for foundation, it also helped the foundation apply smoother and more evenly.
How to use: After skincare, pump out a coin sized amount and spread the ampoule base all over your face. Wait for the product to be fully absorbed before applying your foundation
This liquid highlighter is not for those looking for a blinding highlight, but rather for those who want to achieve a subtle, glowy look. The pink tint doesn't really translate when it's applied, but it still brings a beautiful subtle sheen to the face.
How to use: Apply some product to the back of your hand and using your finger, apply it to your face sparingly in a dabbing motion. It's better to layer this product slowly as it can be difficult to blend out when applied in excess.
We at Althea Land can never get enough sheet masks! This mask in particular contains both pearl and seaweed extracts to intensely hydrate and soothe the skin, giving you that dewy, glowy effect.
How to use: Peel off the mask from its holder and apply it like a normal sheet mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes and massage the excess essence onto your face afterwards.
This hair oil is for those of you out there who want luscious, shiny hair, so basically it's for everyone! Although this hair oil may not turn you into a mermaid, it does make your hair softer and gives it that beautiful sheen that mermaids are always thought to have. The oil also smells very nice, kinda like grapefruits!
How to use: Pump out the product onto your palms, rub your palms together and run your fingers through your hair. A little goes a long way, so be careful not to apply too much. It's also important to run your fingers through your hair and not to directly apply the oil as your hair will look clumped up and wet.
Skincare, hair care and makeup; what more could a mermaid ask for? We definitely loved this box and we know you guys did too! This box sold out very quickly and so many of you guys asked us when we'd be restocking. Unfortunately the boxes are special edition and come in a limited quantity. It's very unlikely that they will be restocked, so remember to grab one as soon as you see it! (You can check out our beauty boxes on Althea's site by clicking here!). Have you tried out any of these items mentioned above? If not, which ones would you love to try? Let us know in the comments down below!
Have an awesome day!