As many of you know, I was sick with a nasty cold for about a week before and after the Blog Better Boston: Style Summit. Normally, I would have stayed home in bed watching tv and getting lots of fluids, but when you're the co-founder of a blogger event company, you can't just not attend your own events! Needless to say, it was a tough, Dayquil filled week, but the conference went very well!
One day post-conference when I was still feeling lousy, I noticed someone on Twitter shared a photo of an amazing selection of Origins products from their GinZing line that she received at some sort of event. I responded by saying how jealous I was and that I could really use some 'zing in my week.
To my surprise, Origins responded to my tweet and offered to send me some free product, no strings attached. Boy was I ecstatic! A few days later, I received a very fun package of items from their GinZing line, a collection of products that promise to give your face an energy boost.
Let me tell you that first of all, the citrus-y smell alone is a pick me up! Add in some brightening mascara and some pretty fabulous cream shadows (I'm a convert- they're great to use as eyeliner) and you'll look as great as you feel. I normally can't stand cream shadows because they weigh down my eyelids and somehow make them itch, but not so with these products- I'm guessing it's because they're made with all of the good stuff (natural and organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils) and none of the bad stuff (parabens, phthalates, etc).
I highly recommend you try this product line. My only (small!) gripe is that the moisturizer doesn't contain sunscreen. I'm OBSESSED with my current nighttime moisturizer (also from Origins) but rely on something with SPF during the day. If I want to wear the GinZing as a daytime option, I'll have to layer on sunscreen as well.
Below you'll find my favorite products from Origins, many of which I've purchased on my own, so you know they're good!
Disclosure: Origins provided me with these products for free, but they did not ask me to do anything in return. In fact, they sent them without a note, so I don't even know who to thank!