I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



Haul: Origins

Origins sucked me in once more with their Black Friday deals! I picked up a couple items I had been eyeing but hesitating to buy because of their price tags and my fruitless efforts to stay true to my no beauty buy. The deals were enticing enough that I got my hands on the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores which I am still the most excited about. The fact that it's a dark color intrigues me so much! I've used the product once already and I really liked the way it felt on my face. It was thinner than I expected, and left my skin a bit dry, but not tight. Nothing that a little moisturizer didn't cure. My skin felt a lot cleaner and I'm excited to see what happens when I use this more.

I found myself adding the United State Balancing Tonic to my cart before checking out. I've been wanting to pick up a different brand of toner besides my Body Shop one to mix things up for my skin. I hate using just one brand of something for too long because I honestly believe my skin becomes immune to it or adjusts to it so it becomes useless. It's good to switch things up as long as you're careful about it and don't shock your skin too much with changes. I love what this product boasts to be able to do, even out and balance all the different skin types on my face to a nice even canvas. I have issues with dry, sensitive cheeks that get a bit blotchy, so this seems like a really interesting product to try out. I'll let you know my thoughts after some use.

I chose the Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion  as my sample because I am still on the hunt for a gentle, yet effective exfoliator. The Body Shop one I have is just a little too harsh on my sensitive cheeks so I'm eager to see if the Origins one is a bit gentler. I wasn't up to paying $39.50 just to see, so I'm happy to get a sample of this!

Have you picked up any new skin care items lately? Are there any Origins products you're interested in trying?

There's still time to enter my Holiday Giveaway! It ends on December 25, 2013!

xoxo Kayla

1 comment

  1. I really want to try the Balancing Tonic, I'll be interested to see your thoughts on it x

    Amy / srslylou


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