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Thursday, 28 May 2015

New In : Origins

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend an intimate blogger event at the new Origins counter in the Oxford Street John Lewis. We learned lots about Origins as a brand, about their products and new releases, and how they'd transformed their new counter into an approachable area for customers to interact and try out the products first hand. (Did you know that you can get a free facial at all Origins counters? No? Well you do now)
It's great to see a brand doing this because beauty counters can sometimes be a little intimidating.. with so many products with different lingo, for some I think it can become a stressful experience more than anything else and the new open Origins counter really breaks down the barrier between customer and brand which is y'know.. always a good thing!
 After looking around the counter for a while and chatting with all of the lovely PR girls and bloggers, we headed over to an amazing hotel for some cocktails and nibbles which was pretty divine. If you want more on this then make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel where I upload all of my vlogs, this one should be up on Sunday!

Anyway, onto the good stuff: New releases are always exciting and when they're Origins based I'd say they're even more so, wouldn't you agree? I've been trying out these two new Origins products for the last few weeks or so and I wanted to wait until now to tell you about them because they don't launch until June and I didn't want to be a massive tease.. so I settled on being just a tiny one.

First up is the High Potency Night-A-Mins Skin Refining Oil. I'm sure you're aware of the cream already but this new release is an oil based sleeping peel that smells bloody amazing. I know that this probably doesn't come as a shock to you because let's be real here : everything Origins smells like an absolute dream but yeah.. as to be expected, this product is following suit. The idea is that you apply 3-5 drops at night and by morning your skin should be smoother, brighter and re-hydrated (all the things I need right now) and not surprisingly I love it! It reminds me of my Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate it but it's a lot lighter, sinks in quicker and smells of vanilla as apposed to lavender so if you're not a lavender gal (or even if you are and are just looking for a new overnight oil) then this might be the one for you!

I've also been trying out the Clear Improvement Detoxifying Charcoal Body Scrub. After using the Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask for around a month now I was super excited to try out the scrub and I wasn't disappointed. Some of my favourite scrubs come from The Body Shop and this one is very similar in texture if not a little more scrubby (technical term dontchaknow). Something that surprised me is the strong scent.. I'd say its a pretty 'unisex' scent and has more masculine tones than some of the other origins products I've used. I personally really like it and the fact that it's suitable for both men and women makes it a bit of a wonder product in my eyes. The scrub itself is pretty heavenly and really does do what it says on the tin. It's gritty enough to really get rid of all those dead skin cells but it's also oily enough to throughout protect and moisturise throughout. Looking for perfect summer pins? This'll help you out no end.

So what do you think of these new products? Are there any new releases that you're looking forward to? Don't forget to head over for my youtube for a vlog of the day! It was super lovely to meet the lovely Josie, Hayley and Josie, and I was so excited to bump into Ellie again too. All of these girls give me major blog envy so definitely hop on over and check them out!



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  2. That sleeping oil, yes yes yes! x

  3. Ive recently started trying out more origins products, these sound great!


  4. I have been seeing this brand everywhere!! Hearing so many great reviews


  5. I love the look of the Body Scrub, it sounds so nice!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  6. Both of these sound uh-mazing, and I think I need that body scrub right now!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty


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