Shower Line-Up: I love Origins

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!


  1. Great post Lorelei! Always looking for the next new thing to try. My mom and I have seen this brand as well in the mall and pass it up ALL the time. Thanks for the review I am grateful for it! xo Kalaya

    1. oh I'm so glad! Thank you for commenting! I think if you want to feel pampered- this company is great place to start. And I like that they send you a free sample with every order. And since I've ordered, I get many emails with weekly specials, spend $30 and get two items free. That's where the savings comes in! Definitely worth checking out!

  2. We do not have a mall near us. Well not a decent mall anyway. Great Review! I will have to check out the website.

    1. Hey Girl! Yea we have a small mall, really small and not noteworthy. But at least its something.
      The website is nice, I enjoy shopping online.

  3. I tried this brand years ago when I lived in a capital city where the department store stocked it. Have to give it another go :D

  4. My aunt used to be an exec with Origins so I got lots of freebies when I was a poor starving uni student.They have the BEST stuff. (If you're a makeup wearer, try some of their makeup. It is lush.) I still splash out for it sometimes.

  5. I used to use several Origins products. Not sure why I stopped. I guess because I just didn't happen to go to the mall with the Origins counter much any more. Thanks for reminding me about it.

  6. Love word of mouth endorsements! Make me want to give them a try!

  7. I've always been a big fan or Origins products and went through a phase when that's all I used. I still love their compact powder makeup as I have really sensitive skin and this works well for my face. All of their products smell YUMMY and work well, but after a while I just couldn't keep spending the massive amounts of money on their products. I didn't really have it. Now that you've mentioned them again and I'm getting a little older, I may just have to go back and check out what all they have again. I always LOVED the products I got there. Thanks for the reminder about all the amazing items from one of my favorite brands.


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