Tester Wednesday: Origins – Explorer’s Club Travel Set


Hey guys! Welcome back to Tester Wednesday! This week’s series I’ll be talking about skincare products. I picked up this travel size set from Sephora last Christmas when they were having the VIB Rouge sales. I took advantage of their discount and got this gift for myself.

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m like always down to try new products. And yes, I’ve been obsessed with skincare and body care lately as you can see here in my blog. So much love needed to take care of my skin during these harsh winter.


This Origins Explorer’s Club Travel Set comes in four skincare products. szsxaaq1



Here’s their claim. Our revolutionary new serum restores glow 5 ways:

#1: De-stress. Persian Silk Tree helps skin rebound.
#2: Smooth roughness. Chestnut Seed Extract refines texture.
#3: Delete dullness. Willowherb restores glow.
#4: Shrink pores. Algae helps reduce oil to help them appear to vanish.
#5: Minimize flaws. Blurs imperfections.

You see, I had large pores around my nose area that I have been struggling with for the past many years. As I mentioned before in my earlier post, skincare product is something that takes time before you see an instant gratification. You’ve to keep in mind to be persistent with your skin care routine or you WILL NOT get the results you expect using any skin care product.

I’ve been using the serum religiously for the past 6 weeks and I can see the result I want, I only use a small amount of the serum on the area of my skin that needs TLC, just a reminder that this formula drys fairly quick so you’ve to work fast! Then, you put your favorite moisturizer or night cream and call it a night. Like any other products by Origins, I love love the smell of this serum. So calming and therapeutic!

I would truly recommend this product to a skin type that needs a little boost of radiance!



Here’s age-smoothing exfoliation if you’ve dry skin. It works well for sensitive skin without irritation. I love this stuff, it makes my skin feel so soft and helps to remove dead skin without making my face feel stripped.

I use this once or twice a week and every time I use it my skin clears up and looks so good.  It works well, is gentle, and smells good, too. What else could I asked for?



Where seaweed is no longer for sushi ONLY!  It contains awesome ingredients such as apricot, avocado and Japanese seaweed. A mask that helps restore, hydrates and prevent signs of premature aging. This product is recommended for dry and normal skin types.

I get extremely dry skin during the winter and this mask has been the only product I starting wearing when I go to sleep. I was a bit nervous of going to bed with this mask on, for fear it’ll cause mess but this mask is great, it feels like moisturizer and didn’t leave any residue on my bedding. I’m loving the smell too. It smells amazing!



I don’t have bad skin, except I’ve a dry to combination skin – but I’ve always had many stubborn tiny blackheads around my nose. I’ve really sensitive skin so the mask probably tingled a lot more than it would for someone else, but the feeling went away within a few minutes. I can feel my skin tightening after a minute into it. This is one of the best detox masks I’ve tried. It leaves my skin feeling really clean and soft. It’s going to be my favorite go to for a good reason.

My two cents opinion is I’ll be sticking to this product from now on. Incredibly impressed and happy with the results.

Love all their products and will continue to use them. Love how ORIGINS Cosmetics uses NATURAL INGREDIENTS on their products. Definitely going back to order these in full size once I go through them.

Have you tried any of this products before? Would you be interested? Do let me know in the comments.

Thank you so much for stopping by and read. Until next time, stay beautiful. Bye for now!

Sharon xoxo


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Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream – Review


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*press sample

Today I wanted to share this free Clarins Paris skincare product I received from Pharmaprix for my consideration.I was excited to try this product out because you all know that I love me a good skincare, so I was super excited to give this one a try!

Let’s get started.


*Clarin Paris Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle lifting cream for all skin type with a net wt: 0.5 oz in this tube. Regular size is for CAD$87.00 a jar.First of all, let me say that I’m a huge fan of Clarins skincare products to begin with. I did a few skincare reviews by Clarins Paris in several postings in the past.

The formula is creamy, smells fresh and clean. It’s light and apply easily.


In my opinion, I find this product not so suitable as a day cream because it doesn’t contain sunscreen/SPF. But since I apply my moisturizer with SPF before applying this cream then, it’s not that bad. Or you could apply also use it when you know that you’re planning to stay indoors.

On the back of the packaging, the instruction says, “A powerful wrinkle lifting formula. Apply every morning to face and neck”.


Conclusion, I really like this cream. It doesn’t cause me any break outs and it’s gentle to my skin. Probably a little too early to say that it helps lift wrinkles but it definitely make my skin feeling hydrated, soft and smooth. I love how it feels and moisturizes my skin.

An excellent product that makes your skin feeling so fresh and awesome. Definitely a keeper!

Alrighty, so that’s pretty much it for today’s post! I’ll see you  again on the next one. Bye!

As always, I appreciate you guys for stopping by to read. Thanks so much!

Sharon xoxo



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Question Tuesday! Let’s Talk Brows



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Q. Is one Eyebrow Shape better than the other?

A. The quick answer?  YES. To share my point, let’s accept that “brows aren’t twins, they’re sisters”. 


Alrighty, so that’s pretty much it for today’s Question Tuesday! Hope to see you all again on the next one. Bye!

Thank you for stopping by to read.

Sharon xoxo



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Tell ’em Wednesday a collab with CurlySpringBlossom|Live Clean



Happy Wednesday friends!

It’s time for my weekly Tell ’em Wednesday collaboration post and this week I’ll be talking about beauty products which I picked up from Walmart recently. This is a collaboration blog with my lovely friend, Ingrid from CurlySpringBlossom. I’ll put her link below so don’t forget to check out her blog after this. 

travel kit skin care

I picked this Live Clean Trial and Travel Kit for $7.97 at Walmart. This product is eco friendly as claimed by Live Clean. All the products inside this kit is for facial clean. 

In case you’re planning on going for a trip this summer this travel set has all that you need while you’re 10,000 feet above ground. They’re all nicely packed in a travel size packaging. Initially, I got this for my daughter who will be travelling to Japan but looking at how cute these samples are I caved in to give these a try 😛 

There are four sample size products in this travel kit. You got the Foaming Daily Cleanser, Smoothing Daily Moisturizer, Facial Scrub and Daily Serum. All these beauty products contains 98% plant derived from botanical orchids. Okay, let’s get started.

daily moisturizer

First up is the Daily Moisturizer in 30 ml. This is a lightweight moisturizer that quenches thirst. It’ll leave your skin soft and moist. Oh yes and I’m feeling the cool formula as I apply them on skin. It gives a nice sensation of freshness. I always tend to smell skin care products more than makeup. And I don’t scent any particular strong scents in this product. It’s has a mild fresh scents and that was it. This moisturizer is infused with orchid extracts and Vit C that calm and soothe your skin.

daily serum

Next is the Daily Serum which everyone must have, in my opinion. This tube comes in a net wt: 30 ml. I noticed that this Daily Serum is light and has a nice soothing scents which I like. It does have a calming effect on me. Having tried it for the past few nights have proof positive results. It suppose to make your complexion looking radiant . Once I’ve finish this sample size, away I go to get the regular size tube.

facial scrub

Third is the Facial Scrub which has some tiny grain of beads for scrubbing purposes. The texture is brownish in color. The grain are from the corn cobs which is gentle to your skin. I used it the past one week and so far I like it. I always love doing my facial scrub twice a week and I notice the massaging technique helps blood circulation on my skin. It leaves skin feeling calm and relax Zzzzzzz!!!

daily cleanser

Last but not least is the Daily Cleanser in 30 ml. This bottle comes with a pump applicator which is easy to use. You can easily pump out the foam cleanser with the applicator. It reminds me of the hair mousse formula very much. I don’t find any strong scents at all and it does its job to clean pores by removing excess oil, makeup and skin impurities.

To sum up, I do like this travel kit by Live Clean. This is my first purchase for this brand and I’m glad I tried it on the sample size aka travel kit before splurging into regular size bottles. Overall, I would say this is an average decent skincare products. This is a basic skincare products for a quick fix to clean and moisturize while you’re travelling.

If you are environmentally conscious and love Live Clean products, I encourage you to visit their website or Walmart to view their skincare line.

So, there you have it my two cents on this Live Clean facial travel kit. By the way, head over to Curlyspringblossom where she will be reviewing her Stila CC color correcting stick. A quick reminder, don’t forget to stay tuned until next week for a new and exciting topic. It’s a surprise!

Thank you all for the loves.

Sharon xoxo


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