Carrefour Small Haul (Jan 2021)

Once again, while furniture-shopping, I found myself at The Avenues.

I’d parked underneath Carrefour, so as I was leaving The Avenues, on my way back to my car, I took a quick lap around Carrefour and snagged a few things.

Knorr Shrimp Broth Cubes

If not for this photo, I would’ve believed that I’d dreamt it all up!

There was Knorr Vegetable Broth Cubes and Knorr Chicken Broth Cubes and Knorr Beef Broth Cubes (all I’ve which I’ve used before whilst cooking) but Knorr Shrimp Broth Cubes? This was news to me!

I was practically giddy with excitement when I spotted this thing, chillin’ all nonchalant on the shelf (in the Biscuits and Cookies section) clearly misplaced.

As opposed to being bland and tasteless, it made the shrimps in my seafood recipes taste positively succulent!

Heck, there was even a recipe for Pancit Molo on the back of this lil thing!

All this for a little under 400 fils!

Sadly, I’ve gone back several times and practically searched the entire country for Knorr Shrimp Broth Cubes but have never found it again, since then.

Leibniz Butter Minis
Al Rifai Cheese Cashews

I couldn’t find my sweet, buttery and perfectly flaky Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Triangles (here) at Carrefour either, so I grabbed the Leibniz Butter Minis hoping they would be somewhat similar. Sadly, these things were as hard as rocks.

Although I was avoiding the Al Rifai Roastery on account of the pandemic (they said it was airborne), that didn’t mean I wasn’t craving those yummy Smoked Cashews (here) or Smoked Almonds (here) or some of the more “adventurous” flavors (here). So, I grabbed a small thing of Cheese Cashews to snack on.

Curaprox Flosspic Dental Floss (30pcs)

Ever since September 17 2020 when I had a “teeth cleaning” at Asnaan Tower and they jacked up my teeth, food now gets stuck between my teeth (between the first premolar and second premolar on the bottom left) after every. single. meal.

It’s a tiny lil gap but a gap nonetheless, whereas before the “teeth cleaning” at Asnaan Tower, there was no gap.

You can’t really see it, at all (too far back) but I can feel it and that drives me nuts!

I resent them for it, but more than that, I blame myself for listening to stupid Mera and her stupid suggestions (she’d recommended the place… because they were overpriced and charged through the roof… which in her dumb mind was equal to a better end-result).

Long story short, I now hoard Dental Floss.

I have these lil packs (any brand) stuffed in my handbag, car, desk at work, errywhere.

It goes without saying but never floss in public. Be very, very discreet about it.

L’Oreal Dream Long Steam Mask
Garnier Hydra Bomb Eye Tissue Mask (repurchase)
Garnier Hydra Bomb Eye Tissue Mask (repurchase)

I’d tried the Shampoo from the range called Dream Long (orange packaging) back when it was new (here) but it didn’t leave much of an impression on me. I got the Steam Mask from the same Dream Long range (orange packaging) hoping it would leave more of an impression. Unfortunately, I stashed it somewhere “handy”, so I would remember to use it during my next shower, but I can’t remember where I’d stashed it lol and it hasn’t turned up since.

As for the Hydra Bomb Eye Masks, I’ve repurchased both, a handful of times, in the past. They both feel equally great (nice cooling effect)! The only difference is, I can watch Netflix with the orange one on (meant to be placed underneath the eyes), whereas the blue one (meant to be placed over the eyes) completely covers the eyes, so you can’t do much else except just lie there.

St Ives Coconut and Coffee Scrub

Ah, St. Ives.

One of my earliest posts on this blog was on the infamous St. Ives Apricot Scrub (here). Memories.

Personally, I love certain St. Ives products!

For example their Sea Salt & Kelp Purifying Body Wash was straight up magical (here) but they just haaad to go and mess with it and now it sucks… which is heartbreaking (here).

More recently, I’ve really been enjoying their Hydrating Watermelon Daily Cleanser (here)!

As for the Coconut and Coffee Scrub I’ve been seeing it in almost all the hypermarkets that I’d hit up, but I made it a point to ignore it (‘cuz I just knew it would be too oily), much like Mr. Bean Coco-Berry Coffee Bean Scrub (here).

However, there was a small chance it would be just as wonderfully abrasive as the Lush Cup O’Coffee Face and Body Mask (sampled here) or smell just as delicious as the Palmolive Gourmet Spa Creamy Coffee Shower Cream (here).

The Coconut and Coffee Scrub was abrasive (thanks to the ground walnut shells), but it wasn’t rough enough for my taste, because it was also somewhat creamy.

In fact, it even left an oily residue (coconut oil?) which left my skin feeling softer (which I did not like either). I prefer my skin to be squeaky clean and completely dry once I get out of the shower and then moisturize with whatever I wanted afterwards. Only then do I feel clean.

Lastly, the scent was just good, not great. I could not detect any coconut, just coffee, but that’s fine. I love my coffee scents, so that made me happy.

All in all, I’m going to continue using this stuff, but once it’s finished I definitely won’t repurchase.

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