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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Paula’s Choice & Acure Collaboration


Hey guys! Sometimes you find a beauty¬†brand that gives you serious lust, and you’re just desperate to try them. Does that ever happened to you? And today is when my dream comes true. I was given the opportunity to do a collaboration with Paula’s Choice and Acure. So, thank you!

Oh my gosh! I was super excited beyond imagination. The coolest thing to happened before the end of 2016. Don’t you think!

*press samples

I received these products in my mail a while ago and I’ve been testing them diligently over the past month. When it comes to skincare, I love to give enough time to test them out before I share¬†my thoughts and opinions.

Products I got in the package is Paula’s Choice Skincare Radiance Renewal Mask, Resist Brightening Essence and last but not least the magical Wonderfluff Argan Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask by Acure.¬†These are all full size sample products.

A short summary of my skin type. I’ve combination to dry skin typed and lately I’ve been having good skin days. Woohoo!


I’ll start with this renewal mask first. This product is selling for $36.00 in full size.

Look more radiant –¬†The first step to having¬†a hydrated beauty is to take good care of your skin.¬†Removing your makeup before going to sleep at night is essential for removing impurities that can clog pores, and dull the skins natural radiance.


Having said that, applying this renewal mask once a week after your evening skincare routine is utmost important for a better result to having a radiant and better looking skin tone.


I use a generous amount of this product and apply them as if applying moisturizer all over the face. It feels so good on skin and absorbed nicely leaving skin¬†a slightly dewy finish. It has a nice scents to it which wasn’t overpowering at all. And the best thing is, you don’t have to rinse them.

So, it means that this product is still working to improves and restores your skin tone while you’re taking your beauty sleep. I’ve been wearing this for a couple of times since I got it and there’s some apparent difference to my skin that¬†I noticed. My skin feels so much softer and a patch of¬†the dull skin on my left cheek had disappeared. I’m quite impressed with the results and glad that it’s for all skin types.

I’ll definitely continue to use until to the very last drop.


Moving on is their Resist Brightening Essence which I’m using again today as I blog. With the dry winter air being so¬†unforgiving, I know my skin is going to suffer from it. Is there anything better than having an essence to help REVITALIZE¬†dull complexion!


This product is a little pricey standing at $42.00 a bottle but for something that actually works, then I’m game.


I really like the applicator. It’s elegant and dispenses the proper amount I need. The formula of the essence is lightweight (liquid consistency) and may I say, a little goes a long way. The amount in this bottle is going to last me for a while. In terms of value, I think this is a good investment for your money.


Last product I wanted to mention is this Acure Organics Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask. This product is cruelty, vegan and paraban free. It’s also organic in case you want to know!

I love love love the scents of argan oil and gardenia. It really smells amazing! Ahhh!!! So aromatherapic. Comes in a tube packaging with a net wt: 1.4 fl oz for $19.99.


As I’ve been on the market for a good cream to fight wrinkles is an understatement. I was super excited when I received this with the other beauty masks. This product is particularly targeting on wrinkles and for all skin types.

I’ve been wearing this every single night except when I was testing on the renewal mask before going to bed after I put on my night cream and I’m satisfied with how smooth and soft my skin feels. I can’t say if it knock out wrinkles since mine aren’t visible enough but just the fact that it’s hydrating is what my skin needs for now.


Well, I didn’t have a visible wrinkles but I like to prevent and delay this wrinkle situation as I aged.

Overall, I’m impressed with these products and definitely going to continue to use them.

What changes do you make during winter months to keep your skin in tip top shape? Let me know in your comments below!

This is not an affiliate link but I just checked on their website that if you order now from their website you get 20% off + Free shipping + Free Duo on $65. Use the promo code: PAULADAYS 

Thanks a million for be an awesome friend! Hope you’ve a lovely week. [muah]

Sharon xoxo



Disclaimer: I have been given these products in exchange for an honest product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  

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