I have recently discovered the likes of Origins. (no I am not being compensated to write this post- I just want to pass on the good word)
I have seen Origins counters in the mall, and have quickly walked on by, my first thought always being- it's probably too expensive. And since we don't have an Origins counter locally in my town, I have never really had the opportunity to shop there.
Here's how it all went down. I was flipping through InStyle magazine a few weeks ago. And something about the ad for Origins GinZing eye cream shouted out to me. Isn't it funny how a magazine ad can really speak to someone? I suppose it was the promise to help my puffy eyes with an energy boost like a shot of espresso! Or the gorgeous photo of coffee beans. Whatever it was, got me to pick up my phone and place an order.
I mean, seriously it was that easy.
When I got the package in the mail, the eye cream was in there, a tiny little tub which is fine, a little goes a LONG way! But also in the package was a freebie- a 5oz bottle of Plantscription, anti-aging face cleanser.
WOW. That is one helluva freebie if you ask me!
So, the eye cream is fantastic. It has a nice cooling feeling when I apply it in the morning, and that seems to help with the puffiness quite a bit. The lotion looks white in the ad though, but it actually has a tinted pale pink/skin tone color to it. Strange.
The face wash- I LOVE! I use a small pea size squirt of it in the shower, and it is smooth like butter- it suds up but in a very luxurious way - really nice and soft- very creamy. It rinses away perfectly and my face has that wonderful clean feeling afterwards. After the shower my face feels a little dry but that's usually the case, especially in Winter.
Also in the box with the eye cream and cleanser I got a small sample packet with this Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea. Fell in love! Has kind of a minty smell and the moisture lasted all day. Perfect for me!
And so, this generated a second order. But remember that freebie cleanser? I was secretly hoping that maybe another freebie was coming in the next package.
(nope, ah well- must have been just a "first order" prize)
So I ordered the White Tea- but I didn't end up getting the moisturizer. I accidentally ordered the Age Defense Skin Guardian with White Tea which is more like a Serum and less like a moisturizer and I feel like its definitely great for those who have a lot of sun/wind damage but kind of a greasy serum for every day use.
I also got the GingerBurst Bodywash - a very creamy body wash with the most amazing Ginger/ Lemon/Lime and Bergamont scent. They claim on the package it's Savory and that is the perfect adjective for it. Very nice, suds up great, and rinses away nicely leaving a nice clean feeling.
I am a HUGE sucker for any kind of Mint Shampoo and so I thought I'd give this Clear Head shampoo a try- I love it. The bottle is a bit small though for the price, but the scent of it is amazing and is great for waking up in the morning. I like it. I probably wouldn't re-order it again.
Hopefully I didn't bore you too much with this post. One thing you probably don't know about me is that I kind of love PRODUCTS. And sometimes I do like to splurge and spoil myself with something and well, this month, this is what it was. I find that I am not spending as much money on clothes since I now work from home. Which really has been kind of a huge adjustment but that's a blog post for another day!
Tune in again soon (later this morning) to find out about who won the book giveaway!