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Origins : Recommendations

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Origins : Recommendations

When I had my Origins facial last month, I was recommended a couple of items to try, that I hadn’t so added into my routine so far.   So thought I would give them a mention, and my thoughts on them so far. Continue Reading


Origins Facial at House Of Fraser : A Mothers Day Treat

| March 24, 2014 | 3 Comments
Origins Facial at House Of Fraser : A Mothers Day Treat

If you are looking for the perfect Mothers Day gift for a Mum who loves a bit of pampering (and who doesn’t hey?) then look no further that the Origins Counter at House of Fraser.  You’ll have to be quick to book, but they are offering  a complimentary consultation and Mini Facial for Mother and Daughter AND with any purchase following the Mini Facial you will receive a free 15ml Modern Friction. Perfect to treat your Mum with, don’t you think? Continue Reading


Origins : Earth Month 2013

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Origins Birth MonthAll my readers know by now, how much I love Origins Products.  Well I wanted to let you know about 2 fantastic offers that the Origins has, starting from today 19th April 2013.

To promote Earth Month 2013, Origins have 4 limited edition products available, perfect to get your skin in tip top condition, after this long winter.

The products are, as ever, all natural and oh so nourishing for the skin. They are subject to availability so get in there fast.

  • Clear Improvement – Charcoal Mask
  • Drink Up Intensive – An overnight mask
  • Modern Friction – Natures Dermabrasion
  • Cheeks and Balances – Facial Wash

I can’t tell how much I am loving Modern Friction it leaves my dry skin feeling smooth, fresh and moisturised.  With lemon oil and aloe-vera to soothe and brighten the complexion, it’s the perfect product to get your skin prepped and ready for spring as we head into summer.

Also to celebrate Earth Month 2013, Origins has some great tote bags that they are giving away any two skincare purchases.

Origins Earth Month Tote Bag Blue

Each of the four bags represent Origins commitment to the planet

The red tote represents Wind Energy – Origins manufacture using a combination of renewable resources, wind energy and earth-friendly practices.

The light green tote represents Plant-a-tree, in relation to the offer explained earlier.

The blue tote represents Purity -  Origins products are formulated with natural and certified organic ingredients and 100% essential oils, and

The dark green tote represents Recycling  – every time customers recycle with Origins they will be given a sample to take away.

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For more info on Earth Month and Origins visit origins.co.uk

If you are in Nottingham, go visit the House of Fraser store in Victoria Centre.
These offers are of course available from nationwide stores, and the Origins website.

An Origins Facial : Nottingham House of Fraser

| February 10, 2013 | 7 Comments
An Origins Facial : Nottingham House of Fraser

Origins Facial Boots, John Lewis House of Fraser Nottingham

I was lucky enough to be invited to House Of Fraser Nottingham, by the Origins Team to sample first hand the free 30 minute Facial that they offer to customers.

I already use some Origins products in my routine, and I am a big believer in the ethos behind the brand.  If you haven’t used them before though, I can sum them up as simply the most amazingly natural but hugely effective brand of products.  They really do smell and feel amazing, but they have all of the research and science to back up that they are actually effective. All products are formulated with natural and organic ingredients, leaving out all of those nasties like parabens and animal ingredients.

I was instantly made comfortable by Nichola (my Origins skin consultant) as we chatted about my current routine, and what I would like to change about my skin.  As a busy working Mum, I have a routine, its not that complicated, but needs to be quick but very effective.  The thing that makes this so perfect, is once you have sat down and chatted, you then get a whole range of products recommended and then applied to your skin.  You really can try before you buy!

It really is a non pressure environment though, and my skin consultant Nichola spoke with passion about the Origins brand with lots of interest anecdotes about how products were introduced to the brand.  Even as someone who uses their products, I learnt so much, and came away with much more knowledge.

My main concerns were the ageing lines around my eyes, open pores and my very dry skin.  Sorry quite a few really Nichola!  In the facial Nichola used the Modern Friction Mask, which I have never tried before, and it was amazing. She also recommended a toner : The Make a Difference Treatment Lotion (I don’t use a toner, as I’ve always found them too harsh in the past) this toner was different and actually added moisture, rather than feel like it was stripping it away, brilliant!  I also had been using a different formulation of the Make a Difference Moisturiser (my favourite), to the one recommended and I got to try one that was much more effective for my skin, that really made me realise the importance, of actually sitting down with an expert.

Overall, I really can’t recommend this service enough, you leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with three sample products, that you can then keep trying at home.  High performance, but natural skincare!

A huge thank you to Nichola and the Origins team, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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The facial I received was free, if would like to experience this then please give the store a call to book: telephone 0115 911 5531. If you would like a completely private consultation in the exclusive beauty room, at House of Fraser Nottingnham, this costs £15 but this fee is redeemable against Origin products purchased.