I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre, no
From high-end to drugstore, all the mascaras I’ve been trying seem to be complete misses for me lately. I’m tired of all these mediocre mascaras, so I figured it was high time I just go ahead and repurchase one of my faves, Origins GinZing Mascara (previously reviewed here). At $20.50 a pop (used to be $19.50), it’s not exactly inexpensive, but I’ve spent double (if not triple) that amount already on mediocre mascaras, so I’m more than willing to shell out 20 bucks on a tube (or 2) of my tried and true favorite!
Origins also came out with a whole bunch of Flower Fusion Sheet Masks ($7 a pop) each targeting specific skincare concern and I chose just one for now (Orange Radiance-Boosting Sheet Mask) to try out. It’s not shown because they shipped it separately (and I got charged by Aramex for a whole shipment that only contained a single sheet mask -_-). Anyways, as an added bonus, I got to pick out a handful of samples, including a mini version of Origins GinZing Mascara! I placed this order on December 29 2017 and it arrived shortly after (minus the Sheet Mask which arrived much, much later). The total for this order was $52.26 (about KD 16). Lastly, I signed up for the Origins Rewards Program and apparently for every $1 spent you get 10 points!
The only things I actually purchased were the 2 Full Size GinZing Mascaras ($20.50 each) and the Orange Radiance-Boosting Sheet Mask ($7) which is not shown. As for free samples, I chose a mini GinZing Mascara and Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream and Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum and Three Part Harmony Soft Cream and GinZing Eye Cream.
GinZing Brightening Mascara to lengthen and lift (mini-size) (previously reviewage here)
“Go from wimpy to whoa with our lash-boosting pro. In an instant, the mega-plush brush sweeps up, fans out & delivers a powerful formula with eye-opening Carnauba Palm to every last lash. The result: soft, long, lush lashes that never look spiky, brittle or clumpy.”
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream and Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum (previous samplage here)
Reishi have a 7000 year history of use. Referred to as the “Mushroom of Immortality”, it’s believed to have life-extending properties and is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to heal, improve health and promote longevity. It’s also known to possess potent skin-soothing properties and is used to help calm, comfort and relieve visible redness in sensitive skin.”
“Face Cream: This remarkable hydrating cream instantly calms skin. It’s formulated with Dr. Weil’s signature Mushroom blend. Visibly reduces redness and sensitivity. Great for sensitive and reactive skin.”
“Face Serum: Mega-Mushroom power with a punch. Our soothing & resilience boosting potent face serum with Reishi Mushroom, Sea Buckthorn & Fermented Chaga delivers skin-loving superfoods to your regimen. Rapidly restores visible resilience & leaves skin comfortably calm.”
Three Part Harmony Soft Cream for renewal, repair and radiance
“This silky soft cream delivers all the benefits of our rich nourishing cream with lighter weight plant emollients that create a fluffier, whipped texture for skin in need of lighter hydration. It renews moisture levels with Shea Butter and Vitamin E. It helps produce youthful supplies of natural collagen to help visibly repair skin’s structure with Tazetta Lily Bulb and Myrtle. And it helps reveal radiance, refine tone and brighten. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened. Skin has a healthy vibrant glow.”
GinZing Eye Cream (refreshing Eye Cream to brighten and depuff)
“Late night? Long flight? Look tired all the time? Our morning-after eye cream instantly reduces dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness virtually disappear. It’s formulated with Coffee Beans, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners. Rapidly wakes up, refreshes and restores radiance to tired eyes.”
I’m really happy with all the samples I picked out!