A little over two months ago, the Sephora Beauty Insider Community mailed two mask samples from Origins to members. The mission was for members to test each mask and vote on the one they liked best. Whichever one the members selected would be available for sale on a limited edition basis. Because this contest was a surprise, Sephora mailed the masks to members without notifying them first. I am not sure where or how they pulled the addresses, because mine got mailed to my ex’s house. As such, it took him a while to get the package to me. Thus, I did not get to partake in the voting, which took place from April 8th through April 10th. Despite missing the voting deadline, I still wanted to give my thoughts on the masks. Though I doubt Origins will ever see this, I also have a plea at the end of the article.
Every year in mid to late May, Sephora releases the Sun Safety Kit. It retails for $32, and $20 of that is donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation. My Dad has skin cancer, so I like the idea of buying something I want while supporting the cause at the same time. My insane stockpile told me I was pretty stocked on sunscreen, so I was ready to pass. I still have a few stragglers from the 2013 kit and half or more from 2014. Luckily, most sunscreens print the expiration date, so I use sunscreen in the order it expires and not when it arrives.
Everyone was waiting impatiently for this release, which was a bit later than 2014. It usually sells out in a few days, but it lasted about a week on and off online. It released and my inner hoarder/deal seeker told me to buy it. And, here we are.