I got these cuties as a gift from my sister-in-law (younger brother’s wife) when she came back from a work trip to the U.K. back in November of last year.
She got me the Brown Sugar Eau de Parfum from the brand Fresh and she got me a Cream-Gel Blush and Lip Gloss Trio from the brand Glossier!
I’ve never actually purchased anything from either of those brands before, but I’ve lusted over Glossier for awhile now and Fresh for even longer than that.
Isn’t my younger brother’s wife the sweetest? There were no iffy scents or unwearable shades. Everything she got me was stuff I’d actually wear and enjoy!
I’ll go over the notes and everything else below.
This is why I haven’t been posting as much.
Woke up with this song playing in my head, for some reason lol
As soon as I actually listened to it again (after all those years), it took me back to swimming on the rooftop pool (cleverly designed with a transparent border) at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel (Fahaheel). About 10 years ago, my friends and I practically lived there!
Imagine driving all the way from Kuwait City to Fahaheel and listening to this one song, on repeat (it wasn’t even my car lol). That’s pretty much what I’d put my friends through. Meanwhile, the ones in the other car would be listening to things like Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We No Speak Americano and other boppy music (at the time). Ah, nostalgia!
Like I said in a previous post (Takis Destroyed My Teeth), on March 7, I hit up the Hawally branch of Sultan Center (Promenade Mall) on my way back home from the dentist.
Since it had been a while since I was last out in public (remember, I’d been self-isolating way before the official lock-down because… me), I couldn’t resist popping by Boots for a quickie!
They actually had a ton of new and interesting things since the last time I’d been there (around two years ago), but what with the ‘rona going around, I figured I’d keep the haulage to a minimum.
I just wanted to repurchase my favorite Black Eyeliner Pencil (the one I use was down to a nub), but while at the Bourjois Booth, I clocked a cute looking Mascara and grabbed it too (as a lil treat for going through the unpleasantness of the whole root canal thing).
Plus, Ramadan was coming up and like most local households, it was the time of the year when our entire household (parents, siblings, siblings’ children) would dress up and sit down together for a meal.
Everyone in our household usually put in a little extra effort in the way they dressed during Ramadan, meaning I’d probably be in the mood to play around with my Makeup at least a handful of days during that month. So, it was nice to know I had a fresh tube of Mascara and Eyeliner at the ready.
That said, I wasn’t going out (aside from the occasional visit to the Hospital and Sultan Center straight afterwards), which meant I definitely didn’t need to buy more Makeup, but this purchase was more… symbolic.
These are the Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps I purchased in my B&BW New Year Haul (here).
The Deep Cleansing ones are my favorite Hand Soaps from B&BW by far! Sadly, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the Deep Cleansing ones, online or in-store, locally.
Also, I’ve noticed that the Deep Cleansing ones tend to finish the fastest, whereas the Gentle Foaming ones absolutely refuse to ever finish lol
Therefore, it’s not just an expression, when I say that you can never have enough Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps, because you really can’t. They’re hard to find and even if you do stock up (like myself), you end up going through them pretty quickly, regardless.
I also ordered x2 Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte, but they never arrived. The rest were all repurchases from the Fall Traditions 2019 Collection and the Nordic Noel (Holiday 2019 Collection).
Typically, Hand Soaps retail for $6.50 each, but I got them for $3.25 each.
All of them arrived sealed, as per usual (so professional).
These are the Fragrance Mists I purchased in my B&BW New Year Haul (here).
Aside from Iced Pear Margarita (retired fragrance) which was a blind-buy, the rest were all scents that I’d previously enjoyed as Shower Gels. Also, it’s just a coincidence that most of them happen to be green lol
In the interest of full disclosure, Fragrance Mists from B&BW have notoriously bad lasting power on the skin (as with all other scents that are mostly alcohol). Aside from layering (Shower Gel -> Body Lotion -> Fragrance Mist), I like to spritz the Fragrance Mist on my clothes, to get more mileage outta’ the scent.
Fragrance Mists usually retail for $14.50 but these babies were on sale:
Toasted Praline & Pear (Fall Traditions 2019 Collection) was reduced to $3.62
Iced Pear Margarita (retired fragrance) was reduced to $3.62
Coconut Lime Breeze (retired fragrance) was reduced to $6.00
Sensual Amber (retired fragrance) was reduced to $6.00
These are the Shower Gels I purchased on New Year’s (here).
I’d fallen in love with Little Black Party Dress (so sexy!) and Snowy Morning (so fresh!) and Coconut Lime Breeze (Skittles!) all purchased in My 2nd U.S. B&BW Haul (here) and definitely needed to repurchase them not only as Shower Gels, but also as Body Lotions and Fragrance Mists!
Sadly, once the prices got slashed, they went out of stock pretty quick. I’m sooo happy I managed to get a back-up of Little Black Party Dress and Coconut Lime Breeze as Shower Gels though ^_^
The rest were all new to me, granted I had seen Under Water Oasis in our local stores back in Summer.
Apple Blossom and Black Amethyst and Night Blooming Jasmine were clearly florals. Honestly, I thought they were all new because the U.S. B&BW tend to roll out the Spring/Summer Collections 2-4 months in advance, but apparently the latter two were “retired fragrances” that had been brought back for the semi-annual sale.
Rose Water Meringue and Pink Velvet Cupcake appeared to be gourmands from more recent collections, in addition to Christmas Cookies.
Mineral (Men’s Collection) and Under Water Oasis were some nice freshies, to round everything out.
They all arrived sealed ♥
These are the Body Lotions I purchased in my B&BW New Year Haul (here).
4 were Shower Gels that I’d purchased earlier and enjoyed enough to repurchase as Body Lotions, while 2 were complete blind-buys, making a total of 6 Body Lotions (as shown). Truthfully, I would’ve loved to have gotten my hands on Little Black Party Dress but it was sold out.
Normally, I wouldn’t buy this many Body Lotions all in one go… except these babies had been reduced to around $3 a pop (with the exception of Wild Strawberry which cost $6.25). They were basically 1 Kuwaiti Dinar each! It was too good of a deal to pass up!
With that being said, I’m not crazy enough to have them all open at once. I’m only going to be using one at a time and completely finishing it up, before moving on to the next one.
Also, all of them arrived sealed, which is what I’ve come to expect from the U.S. B&BW (unlike our local B&BW lol).
These are the Jar Candles I purchased in my B&BW New Year Haul (here).
After my last haulage of Single Wick Candles (here), I definitely didn’t need any more Jar Candles. Heck, I didn’t need any more Candles in general. However, things that smell good, just bring me such joy!
I really had my heart set on Bluberry Pie. Plus, there was a decent deal on Single Wick Candles (Jar Candles). Normally, Jar Candles retail for $14.50 but there was a Mix & Match: 2/$20 deal on them.
I also ordered a 3-Wick Candle in the scent Citrus Crystals (reduced from $24.50 to to $12.25) which I’d previously purchased during Candle Day (here), but I suppose they ran out because it never arrived.
Super stoked I managed to snag these two though! Aside from the cool black lids, the packaging was pretty blah, but I was more interested in the scents. I mean, how yummy did they sound?