ELF (Eyes Lips Face) were having a 20% off $20 and 30% off $30 and 40% off $40 and 50% off $50 promo going on (the promo excluded the newest of new releases though), towards the end of November and start of December. I jumped on that deal and ordered a few things that based on my previous experience, probably wouldn’t survive shipping during the Summer (it can get up to 50 Celsius/131 Fahrenheit over here).
Despite being billed for them and also redeeming my “Beauty Points” (part of ELF’s loyalty program) several items were missing from my order. I didn’t bother contacting ELF though, because even if they did ship the missing items separately, the shipping itself would cost more than the actual items. It just wasn’t cost effective.
Regardless, I managed to get my hands on some things that I’ve been meaning to purchase for a good long while now, but was holding back because of the price. I got some Skincare and Foundation (in several shades), Brow Stuff (in several shades), a few Lip Things and even fewer Makeup Brushes and a ton of Blushes and Bronzers and Highlights all for half price! The total was $132 which is slightly more than I would’ve preferred to have spent, but I also feel like I saved more in the long run (logic)! I kinda’ went crazy (which is usually the case when ELF knocks their prices down to half off), but 50% off was just too good to pass up!
I was passing through the Men’s Section of H&M (top floor) at the Avenues, when I noticed a couple of fun Sweatshirts and decided to get them for one of my older brothers (we’re 8 years apart). I also picked up a Black Cap and White T-Shirt (more of a dress on me, really lol) for myself also from the Men’s Section. After this haul, I’m totally convinced that from now on, I should browse around the Men’s Section too, in all the stores, because a lot of their stuff looks so cool and super appealing to me! Since apparently I seem to have male readers as well on here, I figured I’d do a post on the guy clothes I got. Plus, it’s slightly different from my usual content (which is a nice change). The total for everything was KD 52/000.
Yeah… so now you know why I don’t take photos of the clothes I haul (‘cuz as you can clearly see, I’m terrible at it), and instead, use the official photos they have up on the official website. As I’ve said before, the lighting is atrocious in my apartment (I insisted on “dimmers”). I need to get them replaced, but I keep putting it off (no time, ok?) Anyways, I couldn’t find any of the clothes online so I decided to take pics of them (with my phone, no less) for this post.
I was traipsing around the Avenues when I saw the huge “Sale” sign at American Eagle and popped in for a quick look. All the Tops were either cropped or see-through (basically unwearable, for me) and the Bottoms were the opposite, too long and heavy. I wasn’t tempted to try anything on, up until I spotted this really cool Skirt! I snatched a couple of potentially wearable Tops to try on as well (since I was gonna’ be in the changing room anyway) and ended up purchasing all 3 Tops and the Skirt on sale for exactly KD 15.
My skin was being weird which was annoying! Even if your makeup skillz were next-level (which mine clearly weren’t), having skin issues just ruins the over-all effect! I figured I should look into this whole chemical exfoliating thing, because clearly physical exfoliating just wasn’t cutting it.
That’s why I set out to Sephora to purchase 2 things, only. I wanted to get the Pixi Glow Tonic (possibly in the travel size, just to try) for my skin and the Brigeo Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo for mah hurr, but ended up getting everything else shown (mostly skincare) as well, including some “Beauty Friday” stuff (discounted items). I believe most of the stuff was included in my latest Spotted at Sephora post (here), but if not, I’ll link each one individually, just to make sure. Also, as a result of this KD 80/000 haulage, I ended up getting the 12pc Festive Gift Box (full deets, here), which was pretty suh-weet!
I was severely disappointed by the fact that they were selling the Holiday 2017 Holiday Collection instead of the Holiday 2018 Collection at Bath & Body Works on December 2018 (pics here). However, I didn’t realize they were doing that, up until I started looking up the fragrance notes for this post, which by then, was obviously too late. This right here, is the reason I stopped buying from Bath & Body Works for so long.
They had some promo or other going on at the time (Buy 3 Get 4 Free), so I grabbed a few things (which turned out to be total fails). I got x2 Dry Shampoo and x2 Body Stuff (Shower Gel + Body Scrub) and x2 Bathroom Stuff (Shower Steamer and Hand Soap) and x2 Scented Candles and x3 Room Sprays. As the icing on the cake, not all the items were included in the promo -_-
For the sake of convenience (it’s just easier for me), I decided to split up my Sephora Haul into 2 posts. This one will feature all the stuff that came in the Holiday Gift Box and the next post will feature stuff I actually payed for at Sephora.
If you don’t feel like reading, you can just click the link and scroll all the way down to see the Black Card Gift and Gold Card Gift on display in-store (here) or the very bottom of this post to get a closer look at the Black Card Gift (12pc deluxe samples).
Sephora Black Card Festive Gift Box
Sephora Denim Tote Bag
Sephora Magical Gifts Brochure
Sephora Star Phone Ring
When I payed for my stuff at the check-out counter at Sephora, I was delightfully surprised when the woman behind the cash register pulled out a “Festive Gift Box” and placed it in my shopping bag, alongside the rest of my stuff!
Happy Valentine’s Day, luvies!