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We're Heading to Finland!

 

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Hey Community!


We are two skincare lovers who work at Sephora in marketing (Betsy, left) and merchandising (Gaby, right). We’ve been invited to take a trip of a lifetime to Finland with Origins in celebrating the relaunch of their Mega Mushroom Collection! From Chaga mushroom foraging, a mushroom culinary experience hosted by wellness guru Dr. Weil and prepared by Michelin Star Chef Jouni Toivanen, an authentic Finnish sunrise smoke sauna, snow-mobiling, to a fermentation experiment with mushrooms—we’ll be discovering the best of what Finland has to offer in true Origins fashion.

 

We want to share this incredible experience with you all. Please comment below with what you want to see from behind the scenes!

 

Xoxo,
Betsy & Gaby

 

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EDIT: 

 

Hey guys! It's Betsy and Gaby again! We've heard your requests loud and clear and are back with some updates. We can't believe how beautiful Finland is! On the first night we were lucky enough to see the Northern lights.

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Transported into a winter wonderland, we settled into our igloo hotels and warmed up in the subzero degree weather with some reishi mushroom tea. FYI: Reishi mushroom (which is one of the mushrooms in the Origins Mega Mushroom line) is known to boost the immune system and help with stress and fatigue--just what we needed after our long travel. 

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Stay tuned for more updates and continue commenting on what you want to see!

 

xoxo,

Betsy & Gaby 

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Hey guys! 

Thank you for all your questions and comments. We're back from a trip that we'll remember for a lifetime.

 

We made some furry Finnish friends along the way.We made some furry Finnish friends along the way.We were educated on how powerful the process in fermentation can be, both for ingesting and topically on skin. When you add the element of mushroom into the formula you get an even more potent output!We were educated on how powerful the process in fermentation can be, both for ingesting and topically on skin. When you add the element of mushroom into the formula you get an even more potent output!We snowmobiled the beautiful scenery of Lapland.We snowmobiled the beautiful scenery of Lapland.Foraging for Chaga mushrooms with Dr. Weil and mycologist Jaakko Halmetoja.Foraging for Chaga mushrooms with Dr. Weil and mycologist Jaakko Halmetoja.The beautiful and powerful Chaga mushroom or "king mushroom" in the wild.The beautiful and powerful Chaga mushroom or "king mushroom" in the wild.Brave Gaby jumping into the ice pond after the hot sauna-- a traditional Finnish routine!Brave Gaby jumping into the ice pond after the hot sauna-- a traditional Finnish routine!Our lovely dinner menu prepared by Michelin chef Jouni Toivanen.Our lovely dinner menu prepared by Michelin chef Jouni Toivanen.White fish from inarinjarvi & punnel porridge.White fish from inarinjarvi & punnel porridge.Charred cabbage with polar shiitake mushroom.Charred cabbage with polar shiitake mushroom.The beautiful Origins Mega Mushroom Mask & Serum. The perfect treat for the skin after a long day in the cold.The beautiful Origins Mega Mushroom Mask & Serum. The perfect treat for the skin after a long day in the cold.Gaby and Betsy bundled up for the sub zero climate.Gaby and Betsy bundled up for the sub zero climate.Thank you for the wonderful time Origins!Thank you for the wonderful time Origins!

Thank you for your support!

 

xoxo,

Betsy & Gaby

Re: We're Heading to Finland!

An igloo hotel and the Northern Lights! I am so excited for you! 😍

Re: We're Heading to Finland!

Wow! Lucky gals to see the northern lights!!!  That hotel looks so cool!!! Thanks for the pics!

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You're so welcome 🙂 

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How cool!  I hope you guys have the best time!  I would love to see the mushroom culinary experience (fingers crossed for mushroom risotto, my fave) and any insight into how Origins & Dr. Weil came up with the mushroom products.  Fungus and skincare don't sound like a likely duo but I've only heard great things!  Enjoy Besty & Gabby!

Re: We're Heading to Finland!

Gaby and Betsy, that’s amazing! You all must be so stoked! I definitely want to see the sunrise smoke sauna... but I also want to see EVERYTHING ELSE. I wish y’all the best time and safe travels. Looking forward to the updates. 💜

Re: We're Heading to Finland!

WOW! What a great trip! Have fun ladies! Would love to see anything really! Enjoy your trip!

Re: We're Heading to Finland!

Thank you @veronika23!

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What a great experience, Gaby & Betsy!  Have fun and please, share lots of BTS info Smiley Wink  If you're anywhere near the Arctic Lapland, make sure to take pics of those amazing Northern Lights. 

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We were lucky enough to see them! We can now cross it off our bucket list 🙂 

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How exciting! The Finnish sunrise smoke sauna sounds so picturesque and relaxing!  Please let us know how it is!

Re: We're Heading to Finland!

We can't wait to try either!

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  • Origins post pictture.png
  • northernlights.jpg
  • IMG_0045.JPG
  • We made some furry Finnish friends along the way.
  • We were educated on how powerful the process in fermentation can be, both for ingesting and topically on skin. When you add the element of mushroom into the formula you get an even more potent output!
  • We snowmobiled the beautiful scenery of Lapland.
  • Foraging for Chaga mushrooms with Dr. Weil and mycologist Jaakko Halmetoja.
  • The beautiful and powerful Chaga mushroom or "king mushroom" in the wild.
  • The beautiful Origins Mega Mushroom Mask & Serum. The perfect treat for the skin after a long day in the cold.
  • Gaby and Betsy bundled up for the sub zero climate.
  • Thank you for the wonderful time Origins!
  • Our lovely dinner menu prepared by Michelin chef Jouni Toivanen.
  • White fish from inarinjarvi & punnel porridge.
  • Charred cabbage with polar shiitake mushroom.
  • Brave Gaby jumping into the ice pond after the hot sauna-- a traditional Finnish routine!
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