Bershka Haul

I actually didn’t do much shopping for clothes this Winter. However, when I went back to Promod to pick up my Maxi Jersey Skirt (hauled here) after some alterations (it had to be shortened lawl) at Marina Mall, I spotted the Sales Assistant hanging up (meaning they were super new) the coolest Biker Jackets of life, over at Bershka! I made a bee-line towards the gorgeous jacket, all the while making excited cooing and squealing noises. Once I reached the magnificent jacket I just sorta’ gazed up at it reverently, while still making cooing noises, up until the Sales Assistant deigned to assist me with a “May I help you?”

After that got sorted, he pawned me off (I suspect my craziness eccentricity made him feel a wee bit uncomfortable) on a female Sales Assistant, who was way more eager to help (she did her job with such gusto!) making my experience at Bershka… a much more enjoyable one! I walked away with a stunning Biker Jacket, an insanely cool Biker Waistcoat, and a ridiculously adorable Furry Hooded Jacket! Sure, I plunked down KD 53/800 but you can’t put a price on cool (actually… kinda’ just did, but whatever, just go with it). Also, like I said earlier, I haven’t done much shopping for Winter stuff (justification). Also, everything I got really was just so cool! I think… I’m kinda’ in love with Bershka now!

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Bath and Body Works Big Sale (Part 2)

Since the Big Sale was still on-going, and I was at Marina Mall anyway, I decided to check out their Bath & Body Works, hoping to find the place in a much better state than the Avenues branch (which as I said earlier, here, was a complete mess). No such luck. The place was just as messy and chaotic, if not more so, than the other branch. I couldn’t find anything I was interested in, other than 2 cutesy PocketBacs and 4 lemon-y Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps. I haven’t used any of the stuff yet, because I’m currently working my through the other stuff from my previous haul (here). Still, I’m pretty excited to try them out, when I finally do get around to it!

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Promod Clothing Haul

I was all the way on the other side of Marina Mall, the side I rarely frequent, the sea-side facing front of Marina Mall. It was the side that had Cinnabon and Decathlon located next to each other (lawl). I was actually there to purchase a Gift Certificate from Decathlon as a Birthday Gift for a friend (who was more than a little obsessed with fitness and exercise). Once I got what I’d came for, I figured I could hotfoot it all the way to the opposite end of Marina Mall (all the way to the back) to check out MAC and Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret (which were so very conveniently bunched together).

No sooner had I taken a step in that direction, when I spotted the most darling sweater of all time! It was all white (Ecru) with a sweet black ribbon at the back and everything! I just had to try it on. Once I set foot in the store, I noticed my beloved Red and Blue (Navy and Burgundy) Striped Print on a jumper and grabbed that to try on too. In fact, I found a multitude of truly lovely pieces at the french boutique, Promod. Unfortunately, as with most European Clothing Stores, most of the stuff dwarfed my 5’1 frame and just fit all weird on me. That said, I still managed to walk away with a Black Maxi Jersey Skirt (which had to be significantly shortened) and the softest Cable-Knit Jumpers of life!

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Bath and Body Works Big Sale (Part 1)

Like I said earlier, shortly after my previous visit (haulage here), I went back to the Avenues (for completely unrelated reasons) only to find the “Big Sale” taking place at Bath & Body Works. I was a bit miffed that the last time I was there (haulage here) none of the staff felt the need to share the fact that the Big Sale was coming up, but then it occurred to me that they themselves might not have known, until the very last minute (it’s a jungle out there). I was especially annoyed that the Henri Bendel Signature Candles (purchased here) had all gone on sale, but then I did the math and it turns out that even with the “discount” the total for all 6 Candles would’ve been exactly the same (sneaky little hobbitses!) as when I bought them during the Buy 3 Get 3 Free Deal that they had going on at the time. Thankfully, none of the CocoaShea Collection (hauled here) was on sale (typical, since it was relatively “new”) otherwise, I would’ve straight up lost it.

As per usual, none of the good stuff was part of the “Big Sale“. In fact, I strongly suspect that they brought out all the unwanted products out of storage, to foist on us during the Big Sale. Heck, had they offered them for free, I still wouldn’t have taken them. I was only thinking it, but this one girl actually said it (out loud, in Arabic), “Only the nasty smelling scents are on sale”. Even if by some miracle, you did manage to find a pleasant scent, the state of the products themselves was just… so sad. Most of the products were so badly damaged, they could have easily passed as factory blems! A lot of the Fine Fragrance Mists were a quarter empty and missing their caps. Most of the large 3-wick Candles not only had little nicks, but legit had burrows scraped across the top layer of wax, not to say anything of the missing lids. PocketBacs were left half opened. Shower Gels had gunk collected on their flip-top caps. Nothing was where it was supposed to be. The place was… a mess.

The Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps regularly cost KD 3/500, but during the Big Sale they only cost KD 1/000 each. Just like everything else on sale, most of the Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps scents were horrible. So, due to lack of options, I found the 3 most palatable scents; Island MargaritaCactus Flower & CoconutCinnamon Spiced Vanilla and stocked up on those.

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H&M Buy 3 Get 1 Free Accessories Haul

Once again, I found myself at the Avenues branch of H&M. Once again, they were having some sort of deal. Once again, I couldn’t resist picking up a few items to take advantage of said deal. I picked up a pack of pretty falsies (3x per pack), another one of those sleek hair brushes, and 2 aviators (I’ve always had a thing for aviators, they just look so cool!) and managed to get one of the aviators for free (as part of the deal). Overall, I’m pretty happy with what I got and haven’t experienced any buyer’s remorse since these are all quite practical (for a change)!

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Sultan Center Snacks Haul

My bestie and I were supposed to go walking at the beach for some much needed fresh air and exercise… except she just had to make a quick stop at Sultan Center to get a certain powder (that she mixes in with yogurt and uses as potato chip dip) for her weekly gatherings. I wasn’t planning on getting anything except for a can of Pepsi (sweet) and some Pringles (savory) but I couldn’t find the light blue one (Salt & Vinegar) so I opted for a mini tin of the Ketchup flavor… and then I got all the other stuff too since I was going to be standing in line anyway. We went walking on the beach for about all 5 minutes, before we got back in her car and headed towards McDonald’s drive-thru #stayvigilante

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Starbound Series (#1 These Broken Stars #2 This Shattered World #3 Their Fractured Light)

What a disappointing series! First of all, super cliche! It was effectively a love story (between teenagers) set in space, and repeated over and over again throughout the series. Also, I found it quite distracting when the story kept switching POVs back and forth between both main characters. It really took me out of the story. Those little poems or whatever, at the start of every chapter, were so unnecessary as well (felt more like fillers, really). I finished the first book, took a break from the series for a couple of months (after I realized that the second book had a different set of main characters, which was annoying) but ended up enjoying the second book the most, out of the entire series, and seriously struggling to finish the final book. Personally, I’d say skip the Starbound Trilogy.

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