I love anything that is a little bit quirky.
My friend Laura from the beauty and lifestyle blog Laura's Haven bought me something super quirky and fun for my birthday this year.
She named it the 'Blogger Present'.

Having already tried out and fully approved of the 
Origins Charcoal Mask I was really pleased to see that some more Origins products were making their way into my skincare box.

All hail the fun Christmassy / really good present idea from Origins.
The Origins Ornament

Inside the very festive green and red sphere which I am currently hanging on my Christmas tree, the bauble reciever is treated to five Origins product samples.

These include:
Drink Up - Intensive Mask
Modern Friction
Make a Difference Plus

I was very excited to give these a go having heard many good things about a few of them on various beauty blogs.

My skin has not been so lovely recently due to a million different reasons so, just in time for Christmas and in a bid to have better skin, I gave my samples a try.

With my ridiculously dry skin causing me all kind of aggro at the moment, I gave the 
Make a Difference Plus moisturiser a whirl..

Origins Make A Difference™ Plus+ rejuvenating moisturiser fortified with Nature's Rose of Jericho plus a Lychee and Watermelon hydra-sustain complex quenches deep to help add moisture to dry, dehydrated skin.
Instantly help boost skin's moisture to help keep it hydrated and rejuvenated all day.

I love the scent of this product, very refreshing and fruity, I applied a generous layer of this product to my skin for three days and my dry patches were no more!

Next up was the GinZing refreshing eye cream to brighten and de puff.

Nature's clinically-proven morning-after GinZing™ eye cream helps to reduce the look of dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness seem less visible. And Origins proprietary complex of Caffeine from Coffee bean, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners rapidly wakes up, refreshes and restores radiance to tired eyes. 

For me this was the product in the bauble that I most excited about trying and I am considering re-purchasing the full size product.
After two weeks of uni deadlines, no sleep, stress and anxiety my under eye area was looking a lot more worse for wear.
I applied GinZing around my eyes and they already felt uplifted and refreshed, the product working in a similar way to my Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.

I was also really excited about the Drink Up Intensive Mask.
Again, intended to help sort out my tired, dry skin.
Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Mask makes skin feel smoother and hydrated
Skin depends on water for its youthful functioning. But all day long, skin loses vital moisture. And the busier you are, the more it loses. This intense moisture replacement mask deeply quenches compromised moisture reserves and builds a reservoir for tomorrow. Japanese Seaweed repairs skin's barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature ageing.

My skin felt throughoughly pampered after using the mask, refreshed, moisturised and happy.

I had a look at the Modern Friction dermabrasion, the product that interested me mostly.

Sand-blasting skin with coarse, chemical crystals? How painfully passe. Here's age-smoothing exfoliation without irritation.
Skin-refining Rice Starch cushioned in cream, rapidly removes sluggish cells, uneven patches and signs of skin damage and discolourations. Lemon Oil kick starts the process of illumination. Vitamin C mops up skin-menacing free radicals.
There's no ouch, extra steps or other complications. No redness or flaking follows. Signs of lines and size of pores appear to shrink. With Origins Modern Friction™, skin looks perfectly polished, smooth and luminous.

I found that the product citrusy smell really boosted my mood whilst using it, the small particles didn't aggravate my dry skin and left my face feeling throughly soft.

And finally, the Plantscription Anti Ageing serum

Now our #1 anti-agers have a new nighttime ritual.
Follow with our new dream of a night cream to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Overnight skin appears younger, smoother and more radiant.
With Anogeissus plus Raspberry plant stem cell technology.  Helps support skin's moisture barrier. Restores a look of firmness and youthful radiance.

Currently, anti ageing skincare isn't top on my priorities list but I do believe that it is good to start early when it comes to caring for your skin.
The serum is made up of a lovely consistency and feels refreshing on the skin.

What do you think of the Origins bauble?
hollie x
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