Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer Review (Oily Skin)

Recently I tried out the Origins GinZing moisturizer. It is a light weight consistency and leans more towards a gel. A little background on my skin: I have extremely oily skin – oils upon oils. I also have dehydrated skin, which is a skin condition not a skin type. This means I need something incredibly moisturizing, but incredibly lightweight. I also have very sensitive skin and rosacea. And the cherry on top is that I’m struggling with moderate, treatment resistant acne. *I have recently made some improvements in the acne department and will post about that soon.* So, now that that’s out-of-the-way, on to the moisturizer…


Here is the description from Origin’s website: “This lightweight, oil-free, energizing moisturizer instantly hydrates and revs up radiance. It’s fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy, vibrant glow.”

This moisturizer is relatively “average.” It really didn’t wow me, but it didn’t upset/anger my skin. I love that Origin is an all-natural brand. I love their brand and all of my skin care is their products. The smell of this one is yummy and fresh. I didn’t experience any “skin-awakening” benefits when I was using this either(besides the fresh ginger scent). If you have normal skin this would work for you, but any other skin type would need something different. This wasn’t moisutrizing enough for me, but it was very lightweight and absorbed quickly. Most of Origin’s skin care is pricey, but that is no problem to me because I will always invest in my skin. If you’re unsure you can always stop by an Origin’s store and ask for a sample.

Let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think of it!


Halloween Wreath

In honor of the start of October and fall, here is a Halloween craft! This super easy to make Halloween wreath is perfect on a budget.  I got everything for the wreath from the dollar store, except the wreath(Michael’s) and the spiders(Walmart).

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You will need:

  • Spiders
  • Gauze (3 rolls from the dollar store)
  • Ribbon
  • Skeletons
  • Crow/Raven (I got 2 but decided to use one)
  • Foam Wreath
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors


Start by wrapping the gauze tightly around the wreath.  Use your fingers to pull and fray the gauze to give it a more spooky effect.  Use a dab of hot glue to fasten the ends of the gauze.


I hot glued the spiders and raven.


I also hot glued the skeletons.


And as easy as pie, you have a fun Halloween wreath! Enjoy